by Calculated Risk on 10/15/2021 08:38:00 AM
On a monthly basis, retail sales were increased 0.7% from August to September (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 13.9 percent from September 2020.
From the Census Bureau report:
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 0.6% in September.
The second graph shows the year-over-year change in retail sales and food service (ex-gasoline) since 1993.
Sales in September were above expectations, and sales in July and August were revised up.