LONGVIEW – April 2013 retail and food services sales were $419.0 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent from March 2013 and 3.7 percent higher than April 2012. Excluding autos, retail and food services sales in April 2013 were $340.4 billion, down 0.1 percent from the prior month and up 2.8 percent from one year earlier.
Retail Sales is a monthly report, with revisions, derived from data released by the U.S. Census Bureau of the dollar value of a broad range of goods, from cars and gasoline to furniture, food services, and clothing.
Note: It is the intention of the U.S. Census Bureau to revise monthly retail sales estimates to reflect a new sample, new seasonal factors, and results based on the 2011 Annual Retail Trade Survey.
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