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E.g., 09/26/2018
August 15, 2018

July retail sales were up 0.4 percent from June and 4.9 percent year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter and backing up NRF's revised forecast that sales will grow at least 4.5 percent for the year.

July 16, 2018

June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, according to NRF.

May 15, 2018

April retail sales increased 0.4 percent over March and 2.8 percent year-over-year despite unseasonable weather, bumpy financial markets and rising gasoline prices, according to NRF

April 16, 2018

March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow despite market volatility, unseasonable weather and uncertain economic policies, according to NRF.

February 9, 2018

Imports are expected to grow 4.9 percent in the first half of 2018 compared with the same time a year earlier, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from NRF and Hackett Associates.

December 8, 2017

Imports at the nation's major retail container ports are expected to increase 1.5 percent in December over the same time last year, and 2017 should show an increase of 6.4 percent over 2016.

November 15, 2017

Retail sales in October increased 0.1 percent over September seasonally adjusted and were up 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

November 9, 2017

After months of record-setting volume as retailers stocked up for a busy holiday season, imports at the nation's major container ports should be essentially flat this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.

October 13, 2017

Retail sales in September increased 0.5 percent over August and were up 3.2 percent year-over-year, according to NRF. The numbers exlcude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

October 10, 2017

Imports set a second all-time monthly record high this summer as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season, and are continuing at unusually high levels this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.

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