Retail Sales Rose 4.4% YOY in January

Washington, DC, February 14, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for January 2020 were $529.8 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month and 4.4% above January 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the November 2019 through January 2020 period were up 4.4% from the same period a year ago. The November 2019 to December 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.3% to up 0.2%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.1% from December 2019, and 4.0% above last year. Gasoline stations were up 10.4% from January 2019, and nonstore retailers were up 8.4% from last year.