The volume of retail sales in the United States grew by 0.5% in May 2009 compared with that of April and amounted to 339.99 billion dollars. Such data was released on Thursday, June 11, by the US Department of Commerce. Analysts had expected that this figure would increase by 0.6%.
In annual terms, retail sales in the United States decreased by 9.6% in May 2009.
According to revised data, the volume of retail sales decreased by 0.2% in April of this year.