April Retail Sales Rose 0.9% from March and 8.2% YOY

Washington, DC, May 17, 2022-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2022 were $677.7 billion, an increase of 0.9% from the previous month and 8.2% above April 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the February 2022 through April 2022 period were up 10.8% from the same period a year ago. The February 2022 to March 2022 percent change was revised from up 0.7% to up 1.4%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.7% from March 2022 and up 6.7% above last year. Gasoline stations were up 36.9% from April 2021, while food services and drinking places were up 19.8% from last year.

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