May retail sales see increases, according to Commerce and NRF data

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United States retail sales, for the month of May, saw gains, according to data respectively issued yesterday by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Commerce reported that May retail sales, at $703.1 billion, were up 0.1% compared to April and up 2.3% annually. And total retail sales, from March through May, rose 2.9% compared to the same period a year ago.

May retail trade sales increased 0.2%, from April to May, and were up 2.0% annually. And non-store retailers, which includes e-commerce sales, saw a strong 6.8% annual increase, with food services and drinking places up 3.8%.

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