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Advance Retail Sales: Retail Trade (RSXFS)


Mar 2024: 3.6 (+ more)   Updated: Apr 15, 2024 7:34 AM CDT
Mar 2024:  3.6  
Feb 2024:  1.5  
Jan 2024:  -0.2  
Dec 2023:  4.2  
Nov 2023:  2.6  
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Percent Change from Year Ago,
Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Release: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


E-commerce sales are included in the total monthly sales estimates.

The value for the most recent month is an advance estimate that is based on data from a subsample of firms from the larger Monthly Retail Trade Survey. The advance estimate will be superseded in following months by revised estimates derived from the larger Monthly Retail Trade Survey. The associated series from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey is available at https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MRTSSM44000USS

Information about the Advance Monthly Retail Sales Survey can be found on the Census website at https://www.census.gov/retail/marts/about_the_surveys.html

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Census Bureau, Advance Retail Sales: Retail Trade [RSXFS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RSXFS, April 22, 2024.

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