September 2012 retail and food services sales were $412.9 billion, up 1.1 percent from the previous month and up 5.4 percent from one year earlier. Excluding autos, retail and food services sales in September were $337.4 billion, up 1.1 percent from August and up 4.8 percent from September 2011.
Advance Monthly Retail Sales is a monthly report, with revisions, released by the Economics & Statistics Administration, United States Department of Commerce, from data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, of the dollar value of sales of a broad range of goods, from cars and gasoline to furniture, food services, and clothing.
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Chris Bryant is an American financial advisor.