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Retail Sales Increased 0.3% in November

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by Calculated Risk on 12/15/2021 08:36:00 AM

On a monthly basis, retail sales were increased 0.3% from October to November (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 18.2 percent from November 2020.

From the Census Bureau report:

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2021, adjusted for seasonal
variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $639.8 billion, an
increase of 0.3 percent from the previous month, and 18.2 percent above
November 2020.
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Click on graph for larger image.

This graph shows retail sales since 1992. This is monthly retail sales and food service, seasonally adjusted (total and ex-gasoline).

Retail sales ex-gasoline were up 0.1% in November.

The second graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service (ex-gasoline) since 1993.

Retail and Food service sales, ex-gasoline, increased by 15.6% on a YoY basis.

Sales in November were well below expectations, and sales in September and October were revised down, combined.

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