Retail Sales Rose 0.7% in September, Up 13.9% YOY

Washington, DC, October 15, 2021-September retail sales 2021 rose 0.7% to $625.4 billion from the previous month and 13.9% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the July 2021 through September 2021 period were up 14.9% from the same period a year ago. The July 2021 to August 2021 percent change was revised from up 0.7% to up 0.9%. 

Retail trade sales were up 0.8% from August 2021 and up 12.2% above last year. Gasoline stations were up 38.2% from September 2020, while food services and drinking places were up 29.5% from last year. 

Excluding auto sales, retail sales were up 0.8%. 

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