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Monthly State Retail Sales

Experimental Tables Logo The Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) is the Census Bureau's new experimental data product featuring modeled state-level retail sales. This is a blended data product using Monthly Retail Trade Survey data, administrative data, and third-party data. Year-over-year percentage changes are available for Total Retail Sales excluding Nonstore Retailers as well as 11 retail North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) retail subsectors. These data are provided by state and NAICS codes beginning with January 2019. The Census Bureau plans to continue to improve the methodology to be able to publish more data in the future.

Please email us with any questions or feedback at EID.Monthly.State.Retail@census.gov


June 2021 Monthly State Retail Sales were released on September 28, 2021 and are available in the csv files and data visualization below. For explanatory materials for these experimental statistics, please visit the Monthly State Retail Sales Overview and the technical documentation. For more information on the content of the data files, please reference the Monthly State Retail Sales Data Dictionary

  • June 2021 Monthly State Retail Sales Report: PDF
  • Not Adjusted State Retail Sales Year-over-Year Percentage Changes: CSV
  • Standard Errors: CSV
  • Coverage Measures: CSV

Special Notice: The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to atypical year-to-year percentage changes in the MSRS data. The standard errors associated with these percentage changes may also be atypical. The MSRS standard errors are available here. As you analyze the data during these months, it is important to consider this information in the use of these data. More information on the limitations of the MSRS data is available here.

Interactive Visualization

Other Information

July 2021 Monthly State Retail Sales data will be released at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021. The 2021 MSRS release date schedule is available here.

For questions or feedback, please email EID.Monthly.State.Retail@census.gov

The Census Bureau has reviewed this monthly data product for unauthorized disclosure of confidential information and has approved the disclosure avoidance practices applied. (Approval ID: CBDRB-FY20-356).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Monthly Retail Trade | (301) 763-2713 |  Last Revised: October 12, 2021