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April retail sales see gains, report Commerce and NRF

May 16, 2023


United States April retail sales showed gains, according to data respectively issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Commerce reported that April retail sales—at $686.1 billion—were up 0.4% compared to March and were up 1.6% annually. And from February through April, it said retail sales increased 3.1% compared to the same period a year ago.

Retail trade sales saw a 0.4% increase, from March to April, and were up 0.5% annually. Non-store retailers, which includes e-commerce, saw an 8.0% annual gain, and food services and drinking places rose 9.4% annually.

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