Retail gross sales development slid sequentially after a scorching January, suggesting customers could also be pulling again on purchases.
Based on the Census Bureau, US retail and meals companies gross sales for February fell 0.4% as in comparison with January. Meals companies and consuming place gross sales (EATZ) had been up 15.3% from February 2022, however retreated 2.2% sequentially. Solely shops and furnishings retail indices marked deeper declines as in comparison with January, sliding 4% and a couple of.5%, respectively. Clothes shops, constructing materials and backyard, miscellaneous shops, and sporting items retail gross sales additionally declined from January.
General retail gross sales (XRT) nonetheless rose 5.4% yr over yr, led by aforementioned restaurant gross sales and basic merchandise shops, every of which rose by a double-digit share from February 2022. Well being and private care in addition to grocery shops additionally marked notable jumps from the prior yr. These will increase had been offset by decreases in auto seller, fuel station, and electronics and equipment gross sales.
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