Retail Sales

July 16, 2021 Retail sales rose 0.6% in June after having declined 1.7% in May, risen 0.9% in April and jumping 11.3% in March  The huge increase in sales in March partly reflects a rebound from the depressed sales level for February caused by a series of snow and ice...

Car and Truck Sales

July 1, 2021 Unit car and truck sales fell 9.4% in June to a 15.4 million pace after declining 9.5% in May.  It is important to remember that the March and April spike in sales was due in large part to the $1,400 tax refund checks associated with the $1.9 trillion...