Retail sales improve in October
Retail sales showed a 0.5 percent increase from September and 7.2 percent increase since 2010
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest nominal read of retail sales showing a 0.5% increase from September and an increase 7.2% on a year-over-year basis on an aggregate of all items including food, fuel and healthcare services.Skip to next paragraph
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Nominal "discretionary" retail sales including home furnishings, home garden and building materials, consumer electronics and department store sales increased 0.86% from September and increased 3.79% above the level seen in October 2010 while, adjusting for inflation, “real” discretionary retail sales increased 0.12% over the same period.
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