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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services


Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2023, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $705.0 billion, down 0.1 percent (±0.5 percent)* from the previous month, and up 2.5 percent (±0.7 percent) above October 2022. Total sales for the August 2023 through October 2023 period were up 3.1 percent (±0.4 percent) from the same period a year ago. The August 2023 to September 2023 percent change was revised from up 0.7 percent (±0.5 percent) to up 0.9 percent (±0.2 percent).

Retail trade sales were down 0.2 percent (±0.5 percent)* from September 2023, and up 1.6 percent (±0.5 percent) above last year. Gasoline Stations were down 7.5 percent (±1.1 percent) from last year, while nonstore retailers were up 7.6 percent (±1.6 percent) from October 2022.


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