March US advance retail sales +0.6% vs +0.4% expected

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

March retail sales data

  • Prior was -0.1%
  • Control group +0.4% vs +0.3% exp
  • Prior control group +0.1%
  • Ex autos and gas +0.3% vs +0.4% exp
  • Prior ex autos and gas +0.3%
  • Ex autos +0.2% vs +0.2% exp
  • Prior ex autos +0.2%
  • 8 of 13 categories higher
  • Autos +2.0%
  • Health and personal care +1.4%
  • Building materials -0.6%
  • Apparel -0.8%
  • Sporting goods and hobbies -1.8%

That's a nice bounce back from the consumer.

Furniture, electronics and appliances were all strong, which is a good sign going forward.

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