Table 3.    Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales (Adjusted1): Total and E-commerce2

(Estimates are based on data from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey and administrative records.)

NA Not Available. (p) Preliminary. (r) Revised.

1Estimates are adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes. Total sales estimates are also adjusted for trading-day differences and moving holidays.

2E-commerce sales are sales of goods and services where an order is placed by the buyer or price and terms of sale are negotiated over an Internet, extranet, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) network, electronic mail, or other online system. Payment may or may not be made online.

Note: For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, sample design, and definitions, see www.census.gov/mrts/www/nrely.html.

 

Source: Retail Indicators Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised: May 15, 2009


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