Retail Sales Rose 0.4% in April

Washington, DC, May 16, 2023-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2023 were $686.1 billion, up 0.4% from the previous month, and up 1.6% above April 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the February 2023 through April 2023 period were up 3.1% from the same period a year ago. The February 2023 to March 2023 percent change was revised from down 0.6% to down 0.7%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.4% from March 2023, and up 0.5% above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 8.0% from last year, while food services and drinking places were up 9.4% from April 2022.


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