U.S. department stores report $10.6 billion in sales for June


The estimated sales for department stores for June 2019 was $10.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Advance Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services Survey.

The Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) is compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau by mailing out questionnaires to a sampling of about 5,500 employer firms.

The unadjusted figures provide an initial estimate of monthly sales in the retail and food service sectors.

With the results from each industry, the Bureau computes a framework of sales data, giving insight into the current state of U.S. economic activity.

June 2019 Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services

Categories
Sales - Monthly (Current Month, in millions of dollars)
Retail stores
$452,164
Motor vehicle and parts dealers
$105,716
Automobile dealers
$89,647
New car dealers
$79,882
Used car dealers
$9,765
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores
$8,076
Automobile and other motor vehicle dealers
$97,640
Furniture and home furnishings stores
$9,432
Furniture stores
$5,309
Home furnishings stores
$4,123
Furniture, home furnishings, electronics and appliance stores
$16,954
Electronics and appliance stores
$7,522
Household appliance stores
$1,396
Electronics stores
$6,126
Building material, garden equipment and supplies dealers
$34,141
Building material and supplies dealers
$30,222
Paint and wallpaper stores
$1,149
Hardware stores
$2,435
Food and beverage stores
$64,834
Grocery stores
$58,024
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores
$55,567
Beer, wine and liquor stores
$5,005
Health and personal care stores
$28,979
Pharmacies and drug stores
$23,767
Gasoline stations
$44,809
Clothing and clothing access stores
$21,063
Clothing stores
$15,554
Men's clothing stores
$733
Women's clothing stores
$3,305
Family clothing stores
$8,863
Shoe stores
$2,898
Jewelry stores
$2,325
Retail and food services sales
$518,179
Sporting goods, hobby, musical instrument and book stores
$6,409
Sporting goods stores
$3,819
Hobby, toy and game stores
$1,022
Book stores
$672
General merchandise stores
$58,879
Discount department stores
$7,438
Department stores
$10,639
Warehouse clubs and superstores
$41,179
Office supplies, stationery, and gift stores
$2,443
Office supplies and stationery stores
$809
Gift, novelty and souvenir stores
$1,634
Used merchandise stores
$1,375
Online retailers
$59,013
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses
$52,592
Fuel dealers
$1,572
Food services and drinking places
$66,015
Restaurants and other eating places
$57,929
Full-service restaurants
$28,045
Limited service eating places
$29,884
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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