U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.1% In December

(For December 2011)

U.S. retail sales rose 0.1% in December vs. 0.3% consensus. November reading was at 0.4% (revised from 0.2%). In 2011 retail sales were up 6.5%.

Most notable gainers: building material & garden equipment 1.6%, motor vehicle & parts dealers 1.5%, furniture & home furniture stores 1.0%.

Most notable losers: electronics & appliance stores -3.9%, gasoline stations -1.6%, general merchandise stores -0.8%.

Autos taken out, the figure was a fall of 0.2% vs. consensus of 0.3%. Prior reading was revised to 0.3% (up 0.1%). In 2011 retail sales less autos were up 6.0%.

Autos and gas station taken out, the retail sales were unchanged. Consensus was at 0.4%. Prior reading was at 0.2%. In 2011 retail sales less autos and gas stations were up 5.5%.

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