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USA focuses on retail to drive their economy.
US Advanced Retail Sales Report
Used to determine retail trends and predict future demand for sector demand.
Monthly percent change in total retail sales Monthly sales ex-autos
Report does not account for inflation, so its hard for the index to go backward, as inflation keeps pushing it up.
Report uses a survey sample, not real data.
1999 - ecommerce = 0.6% 2018 - ecommerce = 9.5% likely to rise