Retail & Food Sales Up 1.4%, Consumer Gains in 2Q

June 2007
Bond Buyer;6/14/2007, Vol. 360 Issue 32650, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase in sales in the U.S. for the month of May 2007. It has been inferred that there is a 1.4% increase in retail sales, sales excluding autos grew 1.3%, sales excluding gas rose 1.2%, and sales excluding both autos and gas increased 1.0%. Moreover, the biggest sales gainers include gasoline at 3.8%, clothing at 2.7%, and building materials at 2.1%.


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