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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 percent 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


July 2020 Monthly State Retail Sales were released on October 29, 2020 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

  • July 2020 Monthly State Retail Sales Report: PDF
  • Not Adjusted State Retail Sales Year-over-Year Percent Changes: CSV
  • Standard Errors: CSV
  • Coverage Measures: CSV

NOTE: The methodology for the calculation of standard errors was refined and some standard errors were revised from the previous publication. These revisions only impacted the Total Retail Sales and United States standard errors of year-over-year percent change.

Interactive Visualization

Other Information

August 2020 Monthly State Retail Sales data will be released at 12:00 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2020.

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 06, 2020