US: Retail sales for Sep 2017 were $483.9 billion, an increase of 1.6% from the previous month

"Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2017 were $483.9 billion, an increase of 1.6 percent from the previous month, and 4.4 percent above September 2016," the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Friday.

Key highlights:

  • Total sales for the July 2017 through September 2017 period were up 3.9 percent from the same period a year ago.
  • The July 2017 to August 2017 percent change was revised from down 0.2 percent to down 0.1.
  • Retail trade sales were up 1.7 percent from August 2017, and up 4.7 percent from last year.
  • Gasoline Stations were up 11.4 percent from September 2016, while Building Materials and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers were up 10.7 percent from last year.

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