FX & CFD OBCHODOVÁNÍ NESE VYSOKOU MÍRU RIZIKA
Following a 0.4% decline in February, retail sales rose 0.7% in March to $48.3 billion on the strength of higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers. Sales were up in 6 of 11 subsectors, representing 53% of total retail trade.
After removing the effects of price changes, retail sales in volume terms rose 1.2%.
Motor vehicle and parts dealers (+3.2%) recorded the largest gain in dollar terms across all subsectors. The increase was largely attributable to higher sales at new car dealers (+3.8%). Used car dealers (+2.7%) and automotive parts, accessories and tire stores (+1.2%) also posted higher sales. Sales at other motor vehicle dealers (-1.4%) were down for the third month in a row.
Sales at general merchandise stores (+1.4%) were up for the third consecutive month.
Electronics and appliance stores (+3.1%) continued their upward trend in March.
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