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Monthly & Annual Retail Trade


Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

The July 2014 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on August 13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., and available as:

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Monthly Retail Trade Report

The June 2014 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on August 13, 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.

Notice of Correction:The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) release from March 31, 2014 was revised on April 25, 2014 to correct the measures of sampling variability found in the "Operating Expenses, total" column in the Detailed Operating Expenses table. These measures were incorrect for the selected NAICS that did not match the correct sampling variability estimates that were released in "Operating Expenses" column in the Annual Sales, Sales Taxes, End-of-Year Inventories by Location Held, Accounts Receivable by Type of Account, Operating Expenses, Purchases, and Gross Margin table.

  • 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]
    E-commerce (1998-2012): http://www.census.gov/services/, Table 9: Estimated E-Commerce Revenue for Employer Firms: 1998 through 2012.
  • 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 2nd Quarter 2014 Retail E-Commerce Sales Report was released on August 15, 2014 and available as:

  • Full 2Q 2014 Publication in PDF [64KB]
  • Individual 2Q 2014 Tables available in Excel Format: Table 1 [35KB] | Table 2 [34KB]
    Individual 2Q 2014 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: June 12, 2014