Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US clothing retail sales up 0.7% in November 2018: NRF

US clothing retail sales up 0.7% in November 2018: NRF

Dec '18
US clothing retail sales up 0.7% in November 2018: NRF
The November retail sales of US were up 0.7 per cent seasonally adjusted and 5.6 per cent unadjusted year-over-year, with spending on track in the first half of the holiday shopping season as per National Retail Federation (NRF). Sales at clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 4.1 per cent y-o-y but down 0.2 per cent month-over-month.

NRF’s numbers are based on data from the US Census Bureau, which said that overall November sales including automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – were up 0.2 per cent seasonally adjusted from October and up 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year.

As of November, the three-month moving average was up 4.3 per cent over the same period a year ago.

The online and other non-store sales were up 12.1 per cent year-over-year and up 2.3 per cent month-over-month seasonally adjusted in November. Sales in general merchandise stores were up 4.2 per cent year-over-year and up 0.4 per cent month-over-month seasonally adjusted.

“Consumers have the capacity and confidence to spend this holiday season,” said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist NRF, citing the influence of stronger employment, improved wages, tax cuts and increased net worth. “This is a good start to the holiday season and consistent with our outlook. Consumer spending remains solid and clearly provides evidence that the economy is healthy as we head into 2019.” (PC)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th Aug 2020

Chinese textile companies' revenues decline in H1

Revenues of major Chinese textile companies with an annual turnover...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th Aug 2020

Bangladesh's BEZA, Yabang Group sign land lease agreement

Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) recently signed a land...


Retail | On 12th Aug 2020

UK's Baird Group unveils CVA proposals

The Baird Group is the latest UK retailer to launch a company...

Interviews View All

Nishank Patel, Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

In 10 years' time, everything will have the responsible factor integrated

Priyanka Salot,

Priyanka Salot

The Sleep Company was established to upgrade the sleep quality of every...

Devendra Gupta,

Devendra Gupta

Reforce, a start-up based in Gurgaon, aims to revolutionise the fitness...

Zennure Danisman,

Zennure Danisman

Since its inception in 1953, Orta Anadolu has been weaving a denim...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Mark Brill, Birmingham City University (BCU)

Mark Brill
Birmingham City University (BCU)

<div>A technological breakthrough could see people getting messages about...

Sidharth Sinha, Sidharth Sinha

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Niti Singhal, Twee In One

Niti Singhal
Twee In One

Best known for convertible clothing, Indian brand Twee In One by designer...

Cigdem Akin, Cigdem Akin

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

August 2020

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

Advanced Search