Retail Sales in the United States increased 5.80 percent in December of 2019 over the same month in the previous year. It is the biggest annual gain since August of 2018. Retail Sales YoY in the United States averaged 4.35 percent from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.20 percent in March of 1994 and a record low of -11.50 percent in March of 2009. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Retail Sales YoY in the United States is expected to be 2.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Retail Sales YoY in the United States to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Retail Sales YoY is projected to trend around 1.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Retail Sales YoY

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 3.30 11.20 -11.50 1993 - 2019 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-16 12:30 PM Sep 4.1% 4.4% 3.8%
2019-11-15 01:30 PM Oct 3.1% 4.1% 3.8%
2019-12-13 01:30 PM Nov 3.3% 3.2% 3.4%
2020-01-16 01:30 PM Dec 5.8% 3.3% 2.9%
2020-02-14 01:30 PM Jan 5.8% 3.2%


United States Retail Sales YoY
In the United States, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago.

United States Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 99.30 96.80 111.40 51.70 points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 0.30 6.70 -3.90 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.80 3.30 11.20 -11.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.70 0.00 2.60 -4.00 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 13353.12 13250.04 13353.12 1403.69 USD Billion [+]
Disposable Personal Income 16702.70 16615.00 16702.70 351.54 USD Billion [+]
Personal Spending 0.40 0.30 2.80 -2.10 percent [+]
Personal Income 0.50 0.10 4.60 -4.70 percent [+]
Personal Savings 7.90 7.80 17.30 2.20 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 12.51 18.98 116.79 -111.95 USD Billion [+]
Private Sector Credit 9996.19 9970.48 9996.19 39.04 USD Billion [+]
Bank Lending Rate 4.75 4.75 20.50 2.00 percent [+]
Economic Optimism Index 57.40 57.00 62.90 35.80 [+]
Redbook Index 5.00 7.20 9.30 -5.80 percent [+]
Chain Store Sales 3101.00 3032.00 15875.00 2632.00 USD Million [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.67 0.69 1.07 0.24 USD/Liter [+]
Households Debt To GDP 75.00 74.90 98.60 23.80 percent of GDP [+]
Consumer Confidence Current Conditions 113.20 112.50 121.10 57.50 [+]
Consumer Confidence Economic Expectations 80.20 83.90 108.60 44.20 [+]
Consumer Confidence Price Trends 2.70 2.60 10.40 0.40 [+]