NRF Forecasts

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Economic forecast 2021

NRF forecasts that retail sales during 2021 will increase to more than $4.44 trillion as more individuals continue to get vaccinated and the economy reopens.


More economic and consumer research from NRF

Monthly Economic Review: July 2021
The economy and consumers have proven to be much more resilient than expected.
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Chief Economist Says NRF Revised Forecast Because ‘Great Uncertainty’ Has Transformed Into Clear Recovery
Uncertainty clouding the nation’s economic outlook earlier this year has transformed into evidence of clear recovery.
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Retail Holiday and Seasonal Trends
Consumer spending data for retail holidays throughout the year.
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