February 2013 retail and food service sales were $421.4 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous month and up 4.6 percent from February 2012. Excluding autos, retail and food service sales in February 2013 were $342.9 billion, up 1.0 percent from January 2013 and up 3.9 percent from February 2012.
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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