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October 2022 Retail Sales Data

November 16, 2022 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced the following advance estimates of U.S. retail
and food services sales for October 2022:

Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services
Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation
and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $694.5 billion, up 1.3 percent
(±0.5 percent) from the previous month, and 8.3 percent (±0.7 percent) above October 2021. Total sales
for August 2022 through October 2022 period were up 8.9 percent (±0.5 percent) from the same
period a year ago. The August 2022 to September 2022 percent change was unrevised from virtually
unchanged (±0.2 percent)*.


Retail trade sales were up 1.2 percent (±0.5 percent) from September 2022, and up 7.5 percent (±0.7
percent) above last year. Gasoline stations were up 17.8 percent (±1.6 percent) from October 2021, while
food services and drinking places were up 14.1 percent (±3.2 percent) from last year.

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