US Retail Sales Disappoint, Tumble Most Since April

By Tyler Durden

While analysts expected a modest drop in US retail sales in November (after its big slowdown in October), and BofA credit card sales data suggested otherwise, they were both seriously off as the final print was a big disappointment. Headline retail sales tumbled 1.1% MoM (far worse than the 0.3% drop expected) and October’s 0.3% MoM rise was revised drastically to a 0.1% MoM drop.

Source: Bloomberg

On a year-over-year basis, retail sales remain higher but are rolling over fast…

Source: Bloomberg

Under the hood, things were ugly with Electronics tumbling along with clothing and gasoline (lockdowns)…

Source: Bloomberg

Even non-store retailers (Amazon, etc.) only managed a tiny 0.2% MoM rise.

The COVID lockdown impacts are starting to ripple through.

Source: Zero Hedge

Image: Pixabay

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