Retail Sales

An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce. The report covers the previous month, and is released about two weeks after the month-end. Comparisons are made against historical data; year-over-year comparisons are the most-reported metric because they account for the seasonality of consumer-based retail.



Retail Sales in the United States increased 0.04 percent in July of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in the United States averaged 0.37 Percent from 1992 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6.71 Percent in October of 2001 and a record low of -3.58 Percent in October of 2008. Retail Sales MoM in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.



Retail Sales In the Euro Area increased 0.36 percent in June of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area averaged 0.07 Percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1.80 Percent in January of 1998 and a record low of -1.75 Percent in May of 2011. Retail Sales MoM in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.



Retail Sales in China increased 0.86 percent in July of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in China averaged 1.13 Percent from 2011 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1.57 Percent in July of 2011 and a record low of 0.19 Percent in January of 2012. Retail Sales MoM in China is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics of China.



Retail Sales in Japan increased 0.40 percent in June of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in Japan averaged 0.06 Percent from 2010 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 6.40 Percent in March of 2014 and a record low of -13.60 Percent in April of 2014. Retail Sales MoM in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.



Retail Sales in Germany increased 1.30 percent in June of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in Germany averaged -0.06 Percent from 2007 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3 Percent in January of 2013 and a record low of -4.90 Percent in January of 2007. Retail Sales MoM in Germany is reported by the Federal Statistical Office.



Retail Sales in France increased 0.20 percent in June of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in France averaged 0.18 Percent from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3.20 Percent in December of 2001 and a record low of -3.50 Percent in November of 1997. Retail Sales MoM in France is reported by the Eurostat.



Retail Sales in the United Kingdom increased 0.10 percent in June of 2014 over the previous month. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom averaged 0.24 Percent from 1996 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 2.90 Percent in May of 2008 and a record low of -4.10 Percent in January of 2010. Retail Sales MoM in the United Kingdom is reported by the Office for National Statistics.

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