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Retail sales decrease in April

billions of dollars 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 Apr. 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Apr. 2021 Current dollarsCurrent dollars Trend-cycle (current dollars)Trend-cycle (current dollars) 2012 chained dollars2012 chained dollars Trend-cycle (2012 chained dollars)Trend-cycle (2012 chained dollars)
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
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Retail sales decrease in April, billions of dollars
  Current dollars Trend-cycle (current dollars) 2012 chained dollars Trend-cycle (2012 chained dollars)
April 2016 45.456 45.312 44.211 44.140
May 2016 45.130 45.355 43.785 44.088
June 2016 45.529 45.456 43.945 44.119
July 2016 45.401 45.562 44.124 44.200
August 2016 45.693 45.815 44.347 44.415
September 2016 46.176 46.161 44.820 44.727
October 2016 46.493 46.531 44.960 45.045
November 2016 46.775 46.987 45.438 45.419
December 2016 47.277 47.439 45.627 45.769
January 2017 48.625 47.872 46.503 46.124
February 2017 48.078 48.210 46.266 46.443
March 2017 48.244 48.480 46.641 46.746
April 2017 48.989 48.648 47.128 46.954
May 2017 48.797 48.791 47.202 47.135
June 2017 48.901 48.912 47.448 47.265
July 2017 48.976 49.021 47.389 47.296
August 2017 49.041 49.237 47.209 47.346
September 2017 48.922 49.441 46.747 47.346
October 2017 50.307 49.664 48.139 47.363
November 2017 50.005 49.816 47.299 47.304
December 2017 49.943 49.920 47.074 47.253
January 2018 50.077 50.000 47.340 47.233
February 2018 49.836 50.077 47.073 47.249
March 2018 49.992 50.191 47.171 47.310
April 2018 49.930 50.329 46.934 47.394
May 2018 51.093 50.569 48.161 47.582
June 2018 50.972 50.744 47.915 47.690
July 2018 50.702 50.859 47.624 47.751
August 2018 50.880 50.915 47.655 47.786
September 2018 50.982 50.874 47.847 47.788
October 2018 51.171 50.805 47.896 47.779
November 2018 50.472 50.702 47.599 47.741
December 2018 50.584 50.682 47.753 47.729
January 2019 50.435 50.721 47.810 47.707
February 2019 50.460 50.835 47.510 47.670
March 2019 51.479 51.014 47.901 47.646
April 2019 51.277 51.191 47.464 47.639
May 2019 51.417 51.318 47.478 47.631
June 2019 51.168 51.325 47.564 47.581
July 2019 51.585 51.335 47.833 47.567
August 2019 51.413 51.256 47.715 47.494
September 2019 51.192 51.325 47.449 47.521
October 2019 50.557 51.686 46.793 47.808
November 2019 51.131 51.465 47.232 47.567
December 2019 51.865 50.580 47.909 46.744
January 2020 51.330 49.411 47.251 45.719
February 2020 51.980 47.842 47.896 44.362
March 2020 46.578 46.313 43.581 43.061
April 2020 34.959 45.623 32.937 42.498
May 2020 43.180 46.386 40.387 43.210
June 2020 52.901 48.339 49.106 44.954
July 2020 52.969 50.590 48.993 46.949
August 2020 52.771 52.304 48.823 48.425
September 2020 54.049 53.649 49.958 49.545
October 2020 54.686 54.491 50.406 50.195
November 2020 55.607 54.431 51.151 49.970
December 2020 52.524 54.309 48.163 49.684
January 2021 52.624 54.617 47.967 49.792
February 2021 55.569 54.990 50.406 49.969
March 2021 58.087 55.390 52.441 50.204
April 2021 54.767 55.611 49.498 50.310
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
Source(s):
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