Browsing Posts In: Retail Sales

March 17, 2017 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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March 14, 2017 Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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Posted by: George Ratiu, Director, Quantitative and Commercial Research

Economic activity continued on an upward trend in the last quarter of 2016, but at a slower pace, as the first estimate of real gross domestic product (GDP) from the Bureau of Economic Analysis documented. Preliminary figures indicated that GDP rose at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, on par with the average 1.9 percent […]

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June 11, 2015 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Consumers spent more, though not very robustly. That is still enough to propel the economy ahead and create jobs.  Because of the stronger sales gain via ecommerce, the demand for warehouse spaces will rise at a faster rate than for retail spaces. Specifically, retail sales increased 1.2 percent in May over the month and are […]

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March 12, 2015 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Consumers spent far less at gas stations due to lower gasoline prices. The saved money, however, did not lead to higher sales at clothing and department stores.  Sales at furniture and home furnishing stores also declined.  One area where retail sales did rise was at sporting and hobby stores. In detail, retail sales fell 0.6 […]

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December 12, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Retail sales are strengthening, likely helped by lower gasoline prices.  This implies continued economic expansion and job creations.  Commercial REALTORS® should anticipate increased leasing activity and higher retail rents next year. Specifically, sales at retail and restaurants rose by 5.1 percent in November, its best showing in over a year.  The boost is coming as […]

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September 12, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Retail sales continue to make good, steady gains.  The economy is clearly entering into a virtuous cycle of more jobs leading to more consumer spending.  More retail sales in turn are leading to more job hiring by companies that produce things for consumers. In August, retail sales rose 5.0 percent from one year ago.  That […]

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August 14, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, PhD., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

Consumer spending at retail shops is growing less robustly now than before.  Retail sales in July were up 3.7 percent from one year ago, and marked a deceleration from the 5-to-7 percent growth experienced in recent past years during economic recovery periods.  The retail vacancy rates will therefore barely move down from the current high […]

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March 14, 2014 Posted by: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist

In each Economic Update, the Research staff analyzes recently released economic indicators and addresses what these indicators mean for REALTORS® and their clients. Today’s update discusses retail sales. Sales at Furniture, Home Furnishing, and Appliance stores have been soft in recent months as home sales have pulled back. February sales were 5 percent below the […]

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