The National Retail Federation calculates monthly retail sales figures that exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.
September retail sales grew 4.5 percent over last year
Retail sales in September were down 0.1 percent from August but up 4.5 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
August retail sales grew but new tariffs present 'downside risk'
Retail sales were up 0.4 percent in August from July and up 4.6 percent year-over-year, according to NRF.
July retail sales show strong gains
Retail sales were up 0.9 percent in July from June and up 5.6 percent year-over-year.