August Retail Sales Rose 0.6% from July, Up 2.5% YOY

Washington, DC, September 14, 2023-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2023 were $697.6 billion, up 0.6% from the previous month and up 2.5% above August 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the June 2023 through August 2023 period were up 2.2% from the same period a year ago. The June 2023 to July 2023 percent change was revised from up 0.7% to up 0.5%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.6% from July 2023, and up 1.6% above last year. Gasoline stations were down 10.3% from last year, while food services and drinking places were up 8.5% from August 2022.

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