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U.S. Retail and Food Services Sales Y/Y ‒ December 2020

In Dec. 2020, total retail sales were -0.3% m/m & +6.3% y/y. The m/m decline was relatively minor mainly due to support from gas station sales, +6.6% m/m.

‘Current dollars’ means not adjusted for inflation. Underlying numbers are seasonally adjusted & not ‘smoothed’.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Total Retail Sales in Canada

Total Retail Sales in Canada Chart

Data source: Statistics Canada Table 20-10-0078-01/Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Total Retail Sales in Canada Monthly

Total Retail Sales in Canada Monthly Chart

The last data points are for October 2020.
Data is seasonally adjusted. Also, figures are in ‘current’ $s (i.e., inflation has not been taken into account).

Data source: Statistics Canada Table 20-10-0078-01/Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Total Retail Sales in the U.S. Monthly

December 2020's retail sales, leaving out gasoline stations, were -0.8% m/m and +8.2% y/y.

The last data points are for December, 2020 (m/m = -0.3%; y/y = +6.3%).
Adjusted for seasonality and trading day differences, but not for price changes (i.e., figures are in ‘current’ dollars).

Data source: Census Bureau/Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.