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Retail sales are up in September

October 15, 2021


United States September retail sales saw gains, according to data issued earlier today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Commerce reported that September retail sales, at $625.4 billion, were up 0.7% compared to August and up 13.9% annually. And it added that total retail sales, from July through September, saw a 14.9% annual increase compared to the same period a year ago.

Retail trade sales saw a 0.8% gain, from August to September, and food services and drinking places saw a 29.5% annual gain.

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