Retail Sales increased 0.3% in January

On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.3 percent from December to January (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.4 percent from January 2019.

From the Census Bureau report:

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for January 2020, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $529.8 billion, an increase of 0.3 percent from the previous month, and 4.4 percent above January 2019. Total sales for the November 2019 through January 2020 period were up 4.4 percent from the same period a year ago. The November 2019 to December 2019 percent change was revised from up 0.3 percent to up 0.2 percent.
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