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Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

U.S. Retail & Food Services Sales Report for February, 2008

The Commerce Department this morning released advanced estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services Sales for February, 2008:

Predicted: +0.2%
Actual: -0.6%

Minus Auto Sales
Predicted: +0.2%
Actual : -0.2%

The above percentages represent the month-to-month change in total sales receipts for retailers that sell durable & non-durable goods, and retailers that provide food & beverage services.

  • Change from 12 months previous: +2.6%.

The "predicted" figure is what economists and Wall Street forecasters were expecting, while the "actual" is the true or real figure.

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