Advance Retail Sales Blast Higher

  • The Census Bureau reports Advance Retail Sales jumped 9.8% percent  from February, and 27.7% above March 2020.
  • Total sales for the January 2021 through March 2021 period were up 14.3% from the same period a year ago.
  • The Econoday consensus estimate was gain of 5.6%, and 5.0% excluding vehicles.
  • Total sales jumped 9.8% and excluding vehicles sales jumped 8.4%.

Advance Sales Details 

Advance Retail Sales - Detail 2021-03

Guess What?

If you hand out free money, especially to those who are working and suffered no job loss, this is what happens.


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