Retail Sales

May 17, 2022 Retail sales rose 0.9% in April after having risen 1.4% in March and 1.7% in February.  In the past year retail sales have climbed by 16.1%.  .  Despite higher inflation and higher interest rates the consumer appears to be unfazed. Motor vehicle sales...

Car and Truck Sales

May 3, 2022 Unit car and truck sales rise 6.6% in April to a 14.3 million pace after declining 4.0% in March,   In February 2020 — prior to the recession car sales were 16.8 million so they are still 3.5 million below their pre-pandemic level.  The...