Advance Retail and Food Services Estimates Up

Estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November were $639.8 billion, an 18.2% increase over the same period in 2020.
Retail and Food services advance estimates up November 2021

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November — adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes ¬— were $639.8 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month, and 18.2% above November 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total sales for the September through November 2021 period were up 16.2% from the same period a year ago. The September to October 2021 percent change was revised from up 1.7% to up 1.8%

Retail trade sales were up 0.2% from October 2021, and up 16.1% above last year.

Gasoline stations were up 52.3% from November 2020, while food services and “drinking places” were up 37.4%.

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