January 2013 retail and food services sales were $416.6 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent from December 2012 and 4.4 percent higher than January 2012. Excluding autos, retail and food services sales in January 2013 were $339 billion, up 0.2 percent from the prior month and up 3.6 percent from one year earlier.
Advance Monthly Retail Sales is a monthly report, with revisions, released by the Economics & Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, from data gathered by the 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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