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Time Series Data


* Sales data are adjusted for seasonal, holiday, and trading-day differences, but not for price changes. See the Adjustment Factors for Seasonal and Other Variations of Monthly Estimates for more information.

1 - Kinds of business marked with a '1' calculate seasonally adjusted estimates directly. This means that their seasonally adjusted estimates equal their not adjusted estimates divided by their corresponding seasonal factors. The other kinds of business calculate seasonally adjusted estimates indirectly. This means that their seasonally adjusted estimates are sums of seasonally adjusted estimates for more detailed kinds of business, which may or may not be published. For data users interested in modeling and forecasting, we provide direct adjustment factors for most kinds of business, including those that are indirectly seasonally adjusted.

Note: To obtain annual data, go to the Annual Retail Sales page here.

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