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Retail Sales Slightly Rise In August [CHARTS]

Retail Sales Rise 0.6% In August first appeared on Floating Path

Retail and food services sales for August, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $444.4 billion.

This is up 0.6% from July’s sales, and follows six consecutive months of increases. Retail sales are up 5.0% from August 2013.

Sales increased the most in August for miscellaneous retailers, rising 2.5%. Gas and general merchandise were the only two categories to see decline, and only gas has declined from a year ago.

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