Release: Selected Real Retail Sales Series
This series is constructed as Advance Retail and Food Services Sales (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RSAFS) deflated using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (1982-84=100) (https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CPIAUCSL).
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Advance Real Retail and Food Services Sales [RRSFS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RRSFS, March 5, 2021.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
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 The advance estimate will be superseded in following months by revised estimates derived from the larger Monthly Retail Trade Survey.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/MRTSSM44X72USS
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
U.S. Census Bureau, Advance Retail Sales: Retail and Food Services, Total [RSAFS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RSAFS, March 5, 2021.