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Retail Sales
Briefing.com Updated 17-May-22 09:22AM ET

Total retail sales increased 0.9% month-over-month in April (Briefing.com consensus 1.1%) following an upwardly revised 1.4% increase (from 0.5%) in March.

Excluding autos, retail sales rose 0.6% (Briefing.com consensus 0.3%) after increasing an upwardly revised 2.1% (from 1.1%) in March.

Motor vehicle and parts dealers sales increased 2.2% month-over-month after declining 1.6% in March.

Electronics and appliance store sales rose 1.0% month-over-month after increasing 2.7% in March.

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers sales dipped 0.1% month-over-month after increasing 0.7% in March.

Food and beverage store sales fell 0.2% after increasing 0.8% in March.

Gasoline station sales declined 2.7% month-over-month after increasing 9.6% in March.

General merchandise store sales rose 0.2% month-over-month after increasing 2.1% in March.

Nonstore retailer sales increased 2.1% month-over-month after increasing 0.4% in March.

Food services and drinking places jumped 2.0% month-over-month after increasing 1.9% in March.

The key takeaway from the report, which is not adjusted for inflation, is that higher pricing helped in the sales growth, yet spending increased across most discretionary categories.
 
APRMARFEBJANDEC
Retail Sales0.9%1.4%1.7%2.7%-1.6%
Excluding Autos0.6%2.1%1.7%1.6%-1.4%
Durable goods
Building Materials-0.1%0.7%0.3%2.3%0.8%
Autos/parts2.2%-1.6%1.4%7.3%-2.3%
Furniture0.7%-0.1%0.9%6.9%-6.7%
Nondurable goods
General Merchandise0.2%2.1%-2.4%3.0%-1.8%
Food-0.2%0.8%-0.1%0.5%0.5%
Gasoline stations-2.7%9.6%6.3%-1.8%1.3%
Clothing0.8%2.0%1.3%0.4%-2.8%
e*retailing/non-store2.1%0.4%1.3%7.1%-4.4%