Retail Sales

November 16, 2021 Retail sales jumped 1.7% in October after climbing 0.8% in September and 1.2% in August.  The October gain was larger than the 1.2% increase that had been expected.  There were, in addition, modest upward revisions to the August and September data....

Car and Truck Sales

October 8, 2021 Unit car and truck sales fell 6.4% in September to an annual rate of 12.176 million after having plunged 11.6% in August and having fallen 5.9% in July.  Indeed this is the fifth consecutive decline in sales.  It is important to remember that the March...