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Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Statement Regarding COVID-19 Impact: The Census Bureau continues to monitor response and data quality and has determined that estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information, see COVID-19 FAQs.

The October 2020 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on November 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., and available as:

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Monthly Retail Trade Report

Statement Regarding COVID-19 Impact: The Census Bureau continues to monitor response and data quality and has determined that estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information, see COVID-19 FAQs.

The September 2020 Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on November 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. for sales and 10:00 a.m. for inventories, and available as:

Time Series/Trend Charts logo Time Series/Trend Charts: Create your own customizable time series.

NOW AVAILABLE! New monthly state retail sales data were published as an experimental data product for the first time on September 30, 2020. Please visit here for the data, interactive visualization, and documentation.


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 3rd Quarter 2020 Retail E-Commerce Sales Report was released on November 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., and available as:

  • Full 3Q 2020 Publication in PDF [193KB]
  • 3Q 2020 Publication Tables available in Excel Format: Table 1 [72KB] | Table 2 [70KB]
  • 3Q 2020 Publication Tables available as delimited text: Table 1 [1KB] | Table 2 [1KB]

    Experimental Tables Logo Supplemental Quarterly E-Commerce Tables

  • 3Q 2020 E-commerce Tables in Excel Format: Tables [92KB]
  • Time Series Tables in Excel Format: Tables [84KB]
  • 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: October 06, 2020