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U.S. Retail Sales for January up 0.3%, Ex-Auto up 0.3%
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for January, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $381.6 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent (±0.5%)* from the previous month, and 7.8 percent (±0.7%) above January 2010. Total sales for the November 2010 through January 2011 period were up 7.6 percent (±0.5%) from the same period a year ago. The November to December 2010 percent change was revised from +0.6 percent (±0.5%) to +0.5 percent (±0.3%).
Retail trade sales were up 0.5 percent (±0.5%)* from December 2010, and 8.3 percent (±0.7%) above last year. Auto and other motor vehicle dealers sales were up 16.7 percent (±2.3%) from January 2010 and nonstore retailers sales were up 13.5 percent (±3.1%) from last year.
Posted: February 15, 2011 Tuesday 08:30 AM