Home / Knowledge / News / March retail sales decline by 0.9%
March retail sales decline by 0.9%
15
Apr '08
While consumers continue to battle high gas, energy and food prices, retailers reported a dip in March retail sales.

According to the National Retail Federation, retail industry sales for March (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) dipped 0.9 percent unadjusted over last year and were down 0.3 percent from the prior month.

March retail sales released today by the U.S. Commerce Department show total retail sales (which include non-general merchandise categories such as autos, gasoline stations and restaurants) increased 0.2 percent seasonally adjusted from the previous month and increased 0.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

“Unseasonably cooler weather created a challenging sales environment for many apparel retailers last month,” said NRF Chief Economist Rosalind Wells. “With the earliest Easter in 95 years, the calendar shift will likely impact April sales as well. In order to get a true picture of retail performance, we will need to look at both March and April sales combined.”

Many retailers felt the brunt of the troubled economy as well. Clothing and clothing accessories stores sales decreased 0.5 percent seasonally adjusted from last month and 2.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

Sales at electronics and appliance stores decreased 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 1.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

The weak housing market once again had a negative effect on the home furnishing and home improvement categories. Sales at furniture and home furnishing stores decreased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted from last month and 10.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year.


Must ReadView All

Serbian economy minister Goran Knezevic (left) and Taypa president Mesut Toprak after signing the MoU. Courtesy: Serbian Government/SeeNews

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Turkish group Taypa to build textile factory in Serbia

Turkish textile group Taypa will invest euro 35 million ($41.2...

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Registering an increase of 4.3 per cent year-on-year, the exports of...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Heimtextil to focus on textile solutions for architects

Heimtextil 2018, world's leading trade fair for home and contract...

Interviews View All

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search