Retail Sales & Inventories - June 2009

June 2009 retail sales data:

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $342.1 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent (±0.5%) from the previous month, but 9.0 percent (±0.7%) below June 2008. Total sales for the April through June 2009 period were down 9.6 percent (±0.5%) from the same period a year ago. The April to May 2009 percent change was unrevised from 0.5 percent (±0.3%).

retail sales comparison of may vs. june 2009

Gasoline sales are down 33% from the previous year, but recall that was hitting $5 dollar gas and now gas sales are up 5% since May 2009. Autos recovered slightly, still down ~20% from a year ago.