Retail Sales

January 15, 2021 Retail sales fell fell 0.7% in December after having declined 1.4% in November and 0.1% in October.   The drop in sales in November and December reflects smaller-than-normal Christmas sales as the virus began to spread more rapidly and some states...

Car and Truck Sales

January 4, 2021 Unit car and truck sales rose 4.1% in December to 16.271 million after having fallen 4.4% in November.  Car and truck sales are about 3.0% lower than they were in February prior to the recession.    Car sales in February — before the pandemic...