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Retail sales increase in August

billions of dollars 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 Aug. 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Aug. 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)
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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 previous three months. For more information, see the Note to readers.
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Retail sales increase in August, billions of dollars
  Current dollars Trend-cycle (current dollars) 2012 chained dollars Trend-cycle (2012 chained dollars)
August 2016 45.693 45.815 44.347 44.417
September 2016 46.176 46.161 44.820 44.726
October 2016 46.493 46.531 44.960 45.041
November 2016 46.775 46.987 45.438 45.412
December 2016 47.277 47.439 45.627 45.758
January 2017 48.625 47.872 46.480 46.113
February 2017 48.078 48.210 46.199 46.435
March 2017 48.244 48.480 46.670 46.745
April 2017 48.989 48.648 47.163 46.961
May 2017 48.797 48.791 47.214 47.148
June 2017 48.901 48.912 47.457 47.279
July 2017 48.976 49.021 47.401 47.310
August 2017 49.041 49.237 47.218 47.358
September 2017 48.922 49.441 46.765 47.345
October 2017 50.307 49.664 48.123 47.352
November 2017 50.005 49.816 47.280 47.286
December 2017 49.943 49.920 47.065 47.229
January 2018 50.077 50.000 47.301 47.208
February 2018 49.836 50.077 46.978 47.229
March 2018 49.992 50.191 47.202 47.302
April 2018 49.930 50.329 46.972 47.400
May 2018 51.093 50.569 48.178 47.597
June 2018 50.972 50.744 47.928 47.706
July 2018 50.702 50.859 47.636 47.770
August 2018 50.880 50.915 47.670 47.805
September 2018 50.982 50.874 47.868 47.794
October 2018 51.171 50.805 47.890 47.774
November 2018 50.472 50.702 47.586 47.725
December 2018 50.584 50.682 47.765 47.702
January 2019 50.435 50.721 47.749 47.674
February 2019 50.460 50.835 47.373 47.638
March 2019 51.479 51.014 47.922 47.627
April 2019 51.277 51.191 47.501 47.635
May 2019 51.417 51.318 47.497 47.640
June 2019 51.168 51.325 47.577 47.594
July 2019 51.585 51.335 47.842 47.586
August 2019 51.413 51.256 47.733 47.516
September 2019 51.192 51.325 47.467 47.530
October 2019 50.557 51.686 46.792 47.809
November 2019 51.131 51.465 47.229 47.562
December 2019 51.865 50.580 47.948 46.734
January 2020 51.330 49.411 47.220 45.709
February 2020 51.980 47.842 47.751 44.359
March 2020 46.578 46.313 43.647 43.077
April 2020 34.959 45.623 33.026 42.530
May 2020 43.180 46.386 40.482 43.252
June 2020 52.901 48.339 49.122 44.995
July 2020 52.969 50.590 49.011 46.983
August 2020 52.771 52.310 48.840 48.459
September 2020 54.049 53.648 49.998 49.573
October 2020 54.686 54.478 50.460 50.244
November 2020 55.607 54.430 51.210 50.119
December 2020 52.524 54.243 48.235 49.863
January 2021 52.624 54.530 48.327 50.038
February 2021 55.344 54.881 50.628 50.268
March 2021 58.174 55.269 53.236 50.501
April 2021 54.959 55.482 50.184 50.576
May 2021 53.961 55.642 49.057 50.610
June 2021 56.120 55.915 50.961 50.743
July 2021 56.056 56.099 50.737 50.806
August 2021 57.211 56.215 51.457 50.815
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 previous three months. For more information, see the Note to readers.
Source(s):
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