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Retail and food services sales for June 2017 were $473.5 billion, a decrease of 0.2%

"Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2017, were $473.5 billion, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the previous month, and 2.8 percent above June 2016," said the U.S. Census Bureau on Friday.


Key highlights:


  • Total sales for the April 2017 through June 2017 period were up 3.8 percent from the same period a year ago
  • The April 2017 to May 2017 percent change was revised from down 0.3 percent to down 0.1 percent
  • Retail trade sales were down 0.1 percent from May 2017, and up 3.0 percent from last year
  • Nonstore Retailers were up 9.2 percent from June 2016, while Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, & Music Stores were down 8.9 percent from last year


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