U.S. Appliance Retailers Show March Gains
Apr 14, 2010
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Sales estimates for U.S. retailers carrying appliances were up for March 2010 compared to March 2009 – along with the U.S. Census Bureau’s overall advance estimate of U.S. retail and food services sales for the month.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s advance estimates of overall U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2010 were $363.2 billion, up 1.6% from the previous month and 7.6% above March 2009.

Total overall sales for the January through March 2010 period were up 5.5% from the same period a year ago. The January to February 2010% change was revised from +0.3% to +0.5%.

Adjusted estimated monthly sales for electronics and appliance stores were $8154 million in March 2010, up from $7828 million in March 2009.

Adjusted estimated monthly sales at building material, garden equipment, and supplies dealers were $24,136 million, up from $24,010 million in March 2009.

Adjusted estimated sales at general merchandise stores in March 2010 were $51,453, up from $49,270 in March 2009.

Reported estimates are adjusted for seasonal variations and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes.

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