6 out of 13 major retail categories showed declines in June while 7 increased.
Sales fell at: Miscellaneous store retailers (-3.1 percent from -0.7 percent in May); gasoline stations (-1.3 percent from -3 percent); food services and drinking places (-0.6 percent from 0.4 percent); sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores (-0.6 percent from -1.1 percent); food and beverages stores (-0.4 percent from 0.1 percent); and clothing stores (-0.1 percent from -0.2 percent).
By contrast, sales increased at: Building material stores (0.5 percent from -0.6 percent in May); nonstore retailers (0.4 percent from 0.8 percent); general merchandise stores (0.4 percent from -0.4 percent); health and personal care stores (0.3 percent from 0.2 percent); motor vehicle and parts dealers (0.1 percent from 1 percent); furniture and home furniture stores (0.1 percent, the same as in May); and electronics and appliance stores (0.1 percent from -1.3 percent).
Excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, retail sales fell 0.1 percent after being unchanged in May.
Compared to June last year retail sales were up 2.8 percent.