Retail Sales Rose 4.7% YOY in April

Washington, DC, May 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2018 were $497.6 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month, and 4.7% above April 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total sales for the February 2018 through April 2018 period were up 4.6% from the same period a year ago. The February 2018 to March 2018 percent change was revised from up 0.6% to up 0.8%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.4% from March 2018, and 4.8% above last year. Gasoline Stations were up 11.7% from April 2017, while Nonstore Retailers were up 9.6% from last year.