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Monthly Retail Trade


Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report

Notice of Revision: This report no longer contains the most up to date estimates. Monthly retail sales estimates were revised on April 25, 2022 based on the results of the 2020 Annual Retail Trade Survey and Service Annual Survey.

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 March 2022 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail Trade and Food Services report was released on April 14, 2022 at 8:30 a.m., and available as:

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Monthly Retail Trade Report

Notice of Revision: Monthly retail sales, inventories, and inventories-to-sales ratios were revised on April 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. based on the results of the 2020 Annual Retail Trade Survey and Service Annual Survey.

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.

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: As of the 4th Quarter 2021 release on February 18, 2022, the Supplemental Tables provided below are now a standard data product. Explanatory Material for these statistics and specific recommendations for interpreting these statistics are described here.

The 4th Quarter 2021 Retail E-Commerce Sales Report was released on February 18, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., and available as:

  • Full 4Q 2021 Publication in PDF [384KB]
  • 4Q 2021 Publication Tables available in Excel Format: Table 1 [31KB] | Table 2 [36KB]
  • 4Q 2021 Publication Tables available as delimited text: Table 1 [1KB] | Table 2 [1KB]

Supplemental Quarterly E-Commerce Tables

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: March 11, 2022