Nov. Food & Retail Sales Inched Up from Oct., But Rose 3.3% YOY

Washington, DC, December 13, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2019 were $528.0 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month and 3.3% above November 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the September 2019 through November 2019 period were up 3.5% from the same period a year ago. The September 2019 to October 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.3% to up 0.4%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.3% from October 2019, and 3.1% above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 11.5% from November 2018, and food services and drinking places were up 5.1% from last year.