Sept 30 -- The U.S. Census Bureau is launching a new experimental data product featuring modeled state-level retail sales. The Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS) report features interactive state-level data visualizations that combine data from Monthly Retail Trade Survey data, administrative data, and third-party data. The first month’s data is for June 2020.
Data will continue to be published monthly on an ongoing basis. Within the report, year-over-year percent changes are available for total retail sales excluding non-store retailers as well as 11 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) retail subsectors. These data are provided by state and NAICS codes beginning with January 2019. The Census Bureau plans to continue to improve the methodology to be able to publish more data in the future. July 2020 Monthly State Retail Sales data will be released at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2020. AEA members are encouraged to provide feedback and ask questions regarding the MSRS.
MSRS website: https://www.census.gov/retail/state_retail_sales.html
MSRS technical documentation: https://www.census.gov/retail/mrts/www/statedata/msrs_technical_documentation.pdf
Ask questions, provide feedback at EID.Monthly.State.Retail@census.gov