February Retail Sales Rose 0.3% from January & 17.6% YOY

Washington, DC, March 16, 2022-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February 2022 were $658.1 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month and 17.6% above February 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the December 2021 through February 2022 period were up 16.0% from the same period a year ago. 

The December 2021 to January 2022 percent change was revised from up 3.8% to up 4.9%.

Retail trade sales were virtually unchanged from January 2022 but up 15.9% above last year. Gasoline stations were up 36.4 %from February 2021, while food services and drinking places were up 33.0% from last year.

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