According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), July retail industry sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants) increased 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted from June, and 1.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
July retail sales, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, showed total retail sales (which include non-general merchandise categories, such as automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants) increased 0.8 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month, and 4.1 percent adjusted year-over-year.
Clothing and clothing accessories stores' sales increased 0.8 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, and increased 2.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Electronics and appliance stores’ sales increased 0.9 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, but decreased 1.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Furniture and home furnishing stores’ sales increased 1.1 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, and 9 percent unadjusted year-over-year.
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores’ sales decreased 1.6 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month, and 8 percent unadjusted year-over-year.