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Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Statement Regarding COVID-19 Impact: Due to recent events surrounding COVID-19, many businesses are operating on a limited capacity or have ceased operations completely. The Census Bureau has monitored response and data quality and determined estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information on the compilation of this month's report, see COVID-19 FAQs.

The May 2020 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on June 16, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., and available as:

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Monthly Retail Trade Report

Statement Regarding COVID-19 Impact: Due to recent events surrounding COVID-19, many businesses are operating on a limited capacity or have ceased operations completely. The Census Bureau has monitored response and data quality and determined estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information on the compilation of this month's report, see COVID-19 FAQs.

The April 2020 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on June 16, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. for sales and 10:00 a.m. for inventories, and available as:

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Latest Quarterly E-Commerce Report

Special Notice: The Supplemental Tables provided below are currently an experimental product. Explanatory Material for these experimental statistics and specific recommendations for interpreting these statistics are described here. The Census Bureau invites users to provide feedback on how to improve this experimental product.

The 1st Quarter 2020 Retail E-Commerce Sales Report was released on May 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., and available as:

  • Full 1Q 2020 Publication in PDF [193KB]
  • 1Q 2020 Publication Tables available in Excel Format: Table 1 [70KB] | Table 2 [70KB]
  • 1Q 2020 Publication Tables available as delimited text: Table 1 [1KB] | Table 2 [1KB]

    Experimental Tables Logo Supplemental Quarterly E-Commerce Tables

  • 1Q 2020 E-commerce Tables in Excel Format: Tables [77KB]
  • Time Series Tables in Excel Format: Tables [76KB]
  • Explanatory Material

An Explanation of Benchmarking Revisions for E-Commerce Estimates can be found here.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Monthly Retail Trade | (301) 763-2713 |  Last Revised: May 05, 2020