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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

December 13, 2019
US RETAIL SALES, NOVEMBER 2019

The US Census Bureau announced today that the advance estimates of U.S retail and food service sales for November 2019, was a seasonally adjusted, month-over-month 0.2 per cent increase ($1.0 billion) over October 2019 to $528.0 billion,  and a year-over-year 3.3 per cent increase over November 2018.

Excluding food services and drinking places, retail trade sales increased 0.3 per cent over October 2019, and increased 3.1 per cent over November 2018.

Food service and drinking place month-over-month receipts decreased 0.3 per cent to $65.2 billion.

                                                                 

Year-To-Date

In Jan-Nov 2019, United States seasonally adjusted Retail Trade & Food Services increased 3.4 per cent over Jan-Nov 2018. Retail trade increased 3.2 per cent and food services and drinking places sales increased 4.3 per cent.

 

SECTOR ANALYSIS

Sales were up in 8 of 12 retail categories, the fastest gains (in percentage terms) being reported in Non-store retailers (12.5%), Health and Personal (3.2%) and Motor Vehicles (3.8%).  The largest declines (in percentage terms) were seen in Sporting and recreation (2.8%), and Electronics stores (3.8%). 

Sales were up in the  food services category: Food Services and Drinking Places (4.1%). 

 

In Jan-Nov 2019 vs Jan-Nov 2018,

Retail Trade, 87.7% of total retail trade & food services, increased 3.2% ($156.5 billion) to $5,004 billion.

  • Motor vehicle sector, 20.0% of total retail trade & food services, increased 3.8% ($42.0 billion).
  • Furniture stores, 1.9% of total retail trade & food services, increased 0.2% ($0.2 billion).
  • Electronics stores, 1.6% of total retail trade & food services, decreased 3.8% ($3.6 billion).
  • Building materials, 6.1% of total retail trade & food services, increased 0.8% ($2.7 billion).
  • Food and beverage stores 12.5% of total retail trade & food services, increased 2.9% ($20.0 billion).
  • Heath, personal care stores 5.7% of total retail trade & food services, increased 3.2% ($10.0 billion).
  • Gasoline Stations, 8.2% of total retail trade & food services, decreased 0.4% ($2.0 billion).
  • Clothing stores, 4.3% of total retail trade & food services, decreased 0.791% ($1.962 billion).
  • Sports and hobby stores, 1.3% of total retail trade & food services, decreased 2.8% ($2.1 billion).
  • General merchandise stores, 11.5% of total retail trade & food services, increased 1.3% ($8.2 billion).
  • Miscellaneous retail 2.2% of total retail trade & food services, increased 3.0% ($3.6 billion).
  • Non-store retailers,12.5% of total retail trade & food services, increased 12.5% ($79.4 billion).
  • Food services, drinking places 12.3% of total retail trade & food services, increased 4.3% ($29.2 billion).

 

Source: US Census BureauData Tables



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