Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you estimating total retail sales differently as a result of measuring e-commerce sales?

No. The Monthly Retail Trade Survey covers all sales of establishments primarily engaged in retail activities, including traditional retailers selling via the Internet and companies selling goods exclusively on-line. The survey excludes companies conducting non-retail operations such as travel, ticketing, and financial services.

For more information, visit the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website.


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