September Retail Sales Rose 0.7% from August, Up 3.8% YOY

Washington, DC, October 17, 2023-- Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2023 were $704.9 billion, up 0.7% from the previous month and up 3.8% above September 2022, according to the U.S Census Bureau. 

Total sales for the July 2023 through September 2023 period were up 3.1% from the same period a year ago. The July 2023 to August 2023 percent change was revised from up 0.6% to up 0.8%.

Retail trade sales were up 0.7% from August 2023 and up 3.0% above last year. Nonstore retailers were up 8.4% from last year, while food services and drinking places were up 9.2% from September 2022.