Advance estimates of US retail and food services sales for May 2021 was $620.2 billion, a decrease of 1.3% from the previous month.
- The retail and food services sales were 28.1% above May 2020.
- Total sales for the March 2021 through May 2021 period were up 36.2% from the same period a year ago.
- Retail trade sales were down 1.7% from April 2021, but up 24.4% above last year.
- Clothing and clothing accessories stores were up 200.3% from May 2020, while food services and drinking places were up 70.6% from last year.
The March 2021 to April 2021 percent change was revised from virtually unchanged (±0.5 percent) to up 0.9 percent (±0.2 percent).
SPY is down 0.30%, DXY is down 0.02%
Source: Census Bureau