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NOTES

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Release: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

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 The advance estimate will be superseded in following months by revised estimates derived from the larger Monthly Retail Trade Survey.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

Suggested Citation:

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, July 18, 2019.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Release: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services  

Units:  Millions of Dollars, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

The U.S. Census Bureau maintained time series of monthly sales and end-of-month inventory estimates of retailers based on the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. The SIC-based time series were discontinued as the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) time series were newly introduced.
https://census.gov/retail/mrts/mrtshist.html

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Census Bureau, Retail Sales (DISCONTINUED) [RETAIL], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/RETAIL, July 18, 2019.






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