Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December

U.S. retail sales fell in December, posting the biggest drop since September 2009 and delivering more evidence that last year’s holiday sales fizzled unexpectedly 마인크래프트 pc 무료 다운로드. Even e-commerce suffered a big setback.

The Commerce Department says December retail sales dropped 1.2 percent from November 블루소프트 타자스쿨 다운로드. They were up 2.3 percent from December 2017.

Excluding gasoline station sales, which swing widely as pump prices rise and fall, retail sales dropped 0.9 percent in December r-studio 8.3 다운로드.

Non-store retailers, which include mail-order and e-commerce vendors, saw sales tumble 3.9 percent. That’s the most since November 2008 in the midst of the Great Recession linux ftp 폴더 다운로드.

Retailers had high hopes for the 2018 holiday season. But Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s last month reported disappointing holiday sales Xiaomi driver download. Overall, department-store sales dropped 3.3 percent in December, the most since January 2016.

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