Retail Sales Rose 0.7% in July

Washington, DC, August 15, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2019 were $523.5 billion, an increase of 0.7% from the previous month, and 3.4% above July 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the May 2019 through July 2019 period were up 3.3% from the same period a year ago. The May 2019 to June 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.4% to up 0.3%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.6% from June 2019, and 3.4% above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 16.0% from July 2018, miscellaneous stores were up 6.0% from last year.