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Monthly & Annual Retail Trade


Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

The March 2014 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on April 14, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., and available as:

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Monthly Retail Trade Report

The February 2014 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on April 14, 2014 for sales and inventories, and available as:

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Latest Annual Retail Trade Report

The 2012 Annual Retail Trade Report was released on March 31, 2014. A Summary of Changes provides comparability with previous surveys.

  • Annual Retail Trade Survey—2012:
    Sales (1992-2012): Excel [63KB]
    Sales Taxes (2004-2012): Excel [45KB]
    Inventories (1992-2012): Excel [44KB]
    Purchases (1992-2012): Excel [46KB]
    Total Operating Expenses (2006-2012): Excel [46KB]
    Gross Margin (1993-2012): Excel [46KB]
    Gross Margin as a Percentage of Sales (1993-2012): Excel [47KB]
    Accounts Receivable (2004-2012): Excel [41KB]
    Per Capita Sales (2000-2012): Excel [39KB]
    Inventories Held Inside and Outside the U.S. (2004-2012): Excel [41KB]
    U.S. Retail Trade Sales - Total and E-commerce (1998-2012): Excel [42KB]
    U.S. Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses (NAICS 4541) - Total and E-commerce Sales by Merchandise Line (1999-2012): Excel [43KB]
  • Annual Accommodation and Food Services—2012:
    Sales (1992-2012): Excel [37KB]
  • Measures of Sampling Variability—2012:
    Annual Sales, Sales Taxes, End-of-Year Inventories by Location Held, Accounts Receivable by Type of Account, Operating Expenses, Purchases, and Gross Margin: Excel [132KB]
    E-commerce: Excel [38KB]
    E-commerce Sales by Merchandise Line: Excel [37KB]
    Detailed Operating Expenses: Excel [68KB]
  • Latest Detailed Operating Expenses—2012:
    Detailed Operating Expenses, including Accommodation and Food Services Excel [62KB]
    Visit historical releases of Detailed Operating Expenses here.

Latest Quarterly E-Commerce Report

The 4th Quarter 2013 Retail E-Commerce Sales Report was released on February 18, 2014 and available as:

  • Full 4Q 2013 Publication in PDF [64KB]
  • Individual 4Q 2013 Tables available in Excel Format: Table 1 [24KB] | Table 2 [20KB]
    Individual 4Q 2013 Tables available as delimited text: Table 1 | Table 2

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Monthly & Annual Retail Trade | (301) 763-2713 or (301) 763-2747 |  Last Revised: April 01, 2014