Retail trade in the US grew 4.6 percent year-on-year in October 2018, following a downwardly revised 4.2 percent rise in the previous month. Retail Sales YoY in the United States averaged 4.40 percent from 1993 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in March of 1994 and a record low of -11.50 percent in March of 2009.

Retail Sales YoY in the United States is expected to be 4.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United States to stand at 5.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 4.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 12:30 PM Retail Sales YoY 6.6% 6.7% 4.8%
2018-10-15 12:30 PM Retail Sales YoY 4.7% 6.5% 5.2%
2018-11-15 01:30 PM Retail Sales YoY 4.6% 4.2% 4.5%
2018-12-14 01:30 PM Retail Sales YoY 4.6% 4.2%


United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 98.30 98.60 111.40 51.70 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 -0.10 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 4.20 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.70 -0.10 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 12968.54 12842.02 12968.54 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 15650.96 15617.39 15650.96 351.90 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.50 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.20 0.40 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 6.20 6.60 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 10.92 22.88 118.08 -113.42 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9446.76 9412.35 9463.65 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 5.25 5.03 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 56.40 57.80 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 6.10 6.10 7.60 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3812.00 3980.00 15875.00 3055.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.74 0.75 0.99 0.32 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 77.30 78.00 98.60 23.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]


United States Retail Sales YoY

In the United States, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides - United States Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Retail Sales YoY - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.60 4.20 11.20 -11.50 1993 - 2018 percent Monthly




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