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Release Date:
September 13, 2019

For the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, all current month estimates are preliminary estimates, which will be superseded in following months by revised estimates.

Inventories estimates released as part of the Advance Economic Indicators Report are not included in the time series. For the latest advance estimates, go to the Advance Economic Indicators Report website.

For information on the reliability and use of the data, including important notes on estimation and sampling variance, seasonal adjustment, measures of sampling variability, and other information pertinent to this economic indicator, go to the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website, which provides time-series Excel files for Sales [XLS, 665kb], and Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios [XLS, 420kb] data.

Estimated measures of sampling variability for totals are expressed as coefficients of variation (CV). Standard errors (SE) are provided for month-to-month change and ratio estimates.

Estimated measures of sampling variability are based on data not adjusted for seasonal variation, and should be used when drawing inferences about both adjusted and not adjusted estimates.

Inventories are only available for the following industries (defined in Box 3 above): 44000, 4400A, 441, 4423X, 444, 445, 448, 452, 4521.

NA = Not available.

(S) = Suppressed.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services (Definitions)
44413: Hardware Stores: U.S. Total — Not Seasonally Adjusted Sales - Monthly [Millions of Dollars]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 842 818 958 1,073 1,232 1,165 1,142 1,081 1,053 1,105 1,037 1,164
1993 879 805 983 1,092 1,285 1,205 1,181 1,098 1,073 1,107 1,094 1,198
1994 955 863 1,049 1,228 1,292 1,266 1,212 1,189 1,132 1,194 1,160 1,238
1995 872 845 1,057 1,154 1,339 1,336 1,226 1,177 1,148 1,137 1,189 1,238
1996 974 916 1,025 1,247 1,364 1,303 1,238 1,182 1,079 1,183 1,172 1,224
1997 997 875 1,020 1,196 1,332 1,296 1,271 1,220 1,171 1,245 1,141 1,188
1998 972 900 1,104 1,321 1,421 1,422 1,352 1,307 1,292 1,296 1,221 1,357
1999 1,100 1,003 1,206 1,411 1,492 1,444 1,386 1,297 1,283 1,293 1,291 1,380
2000 1,071 1,033 1,312 1,425 1,593 1,547 1,440 1,429 1,324 1,322 1,303 1,380
2001 1,089 1,060 1,287 1,437 1,655 1,570 1,456 1,433 1,324 1,382 1,394 1,452
2002 1,154 1,094 1,292 1,534 1,685 1,600 1,555 1,467 1,322 1,403 1,398 1,458
2003 1,185 1,110 1,338 1,492 1,747 1,670 1,622 1,544 1,492 1,507 1,443 1,524
2004 1,197 1,138 1,421 1,636 1,801 1,736 1,689 1,571 1,535 1,496 1,489 1,591
2005 1,247 1,173 1,445 1,691 1,805 1,776 1,615 1,613 1,575 1,632 1,606 1,703
2006 1,343 1,279 1,554 1,755 2,004 1,877 1,752 1,726 1,598 1,654 1,691 1,750
2007 1,451 1,380 1,710 1,777 2,092 1,965 1,726 1,735 1,589 1,667 1,678 1,739
2008 1,416 1,335 1,531 1,794 2,067 1,951 1,780 1,681 1,593 1,675 1,592 1,657
2009 1,341 1,226 1,494 1,727 1,954 1,759 1,597 1,516 1,450 1,540 1,452 1,611
2010 1,272 1,227 1,512 1,730 1,825 1,714 1,614 1,502 1,455 1,524 1,631 1,700
2011 1,322 1,240 1,498 1,747 2,033 1,918 1,759 1,779 1,626 1,705 1,694 1,720
2012 1,419 1,359 1,705 1,917 2,208 1,934 1,730 1,699 1,551 1,752 1,742 1,731
2013 1,481 1,418 1,621 1,871 2,025 1,907 1,805 1,801 1,680 1,829 1,768 1,824
2014 1,637 1,544 1,832 1,933 2,146 1,987 1,963 1,903 1,861 2,023 1,879 1,889
2015 1,702 1,631 1,928 2,085 2,193 2,066 2,001 1,961 1,807 1,998 1,827 1,888
2016 1,688 1,700 2,057 2,093 2,200 2,145 2,005 2,034 1,883 1,986 1,855 2,028
2017 1,717 1,633 2,049 2,126 2,351 2,304 2,116 2,171 2,089 2,192 2,090 2,167
2018 1,889 1,790 2,280 2,311 2,668 2,445 2,299 2,311 2,118 2,321 2,194 2,183
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 18, 2019