Monthly state retail sales

Monthly retail sales by state and major retail sector, in an interactive visualization.

The United States Census Bureau has released a new experimental data product reporting monthly retail sales at the state level for major retail sectors. I’ve gathered the data and created an interactive visualization.

The data is supplied as percent change from the same month one year prior. It does not include non-store retailers.

In the charts, you can easily observe the sharp drop in most retail sectors in the spring. In this example from chart 4, comparing Kansas to the nation, we can see that Kansas has fared better.

To learn more about the data and access the interactive visualization, click here.

Example from the visualization. Click for larger

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