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17. From the source. Yes, they are seasonally adjusted. No, they aren't inflation adjusted
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:46 PM
Jan 2022

Retail Sales - U.S. Dept of Commerce (yes, they are seasonally adjusted too. No, they are not adjusted for inflation)

https://www.census.gov/retail/index.html

https://www.census.gov/economic-indicators/#retail_sales

https://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_current.pdf

The below is from the marts_current.pdf link just above. GRRRR on having to download a PDF. I broke the brick of text into shorter paragraphs.

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FOR RELEASE AT 8:30 AM EST, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022
ADVANCE MONTHLY SALES FOR RETAIL AND FOOD SERVICES, DECEMBER 2021
Release Number: CB22-06
January 14, 2022 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December 20

Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services

Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $626.8 billion, a decrease of 1.9 percent (±0.5 percent) from the previous month, but 16.9 percent (±0.9 percent) above December 2020.

Total sales for the 12 months of 2021 were up 19.3 percent (±0.5 percent) from 2020.

Total sales for the October 2021 through December 2021 period were up 17.1 percent (±0.7 percent) from the same period a year ago. The October 2021 to November 2021 percent change was revised from up 0.3 percent (±0.5 percent)* to up 0.2 percent (±0.3 percent)*.

Retail trade sales were down 2.1 percent (±0.4 percent) from November 2021, but up 14.4 percent (±0.7 percent) above last year. Gasoline stations were up 41.0 percent (±1.6 percent) from December 2020, while food services and drinking places were up 41.3 percent (±4.0 percent) from last year.
So, if I read this correctly Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #1
This Deminpenn Jan 2022 #4
Not exactly FBaggins Jan 2022 #5
A record amount of money was spent in the holiday season, House of Roberts Jan 2022 #7
Agreed Sherman A1 Jan 2022 #8
What you read in article is capitalist nonsense. Another article will tell you, think there were Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #9
Sales do not "always drop after the holidays" onenote Jan 2022 #15
U.S. Retail Sales Fell 1.9% in December mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #2
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh wait, normal post Xmas fluctuation range? Ok then... Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #10
Like it or not durablend Jan 2022 #12
That's retailer crazy math. Real math is sane. Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #13
People are buying tons of stuff because they have good jobs and saved up income IronLionZion Jan 2022 #3
My gawd . . .. Lovie777 Jan 2022 #6
Oh, forgot about the hyped up supply chain nonsense. What happened to that? All fixed I guess.. Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #11
Probably Ships Still Stuck Off The San Diego Port... GB_RN Jan 2022 #14
Additional information from the Commerce Dept. Report onenote Jan 2022 #16
Thanks. That helps. NT mahatmakanejeeves Jan 2022 #19
From the source. Yes, they are seasonally adjusted. No, they aren't inflation adjusted progree Jan 2022 #17
It should cool inflation a bit. roamer65 Jan 2022 #18
Maybe hoarders ran out of room Marthe48 Jan 2022 #20
I know I am going to delay a new car until at least 2026. roamer65 Jan 2022 #21
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