Apparel Search has utilized data from the USA Census to create the following
historical information to help fashion industry researchers learn more about
our industry. The data was retrieved on
February 4, 2015.
Revisions to the original source data may occur, but we will NOT be
updating the charts listed on this page. If you wish to utilize this
information, it is important to keep in mind that the data can possibly be
outdated due to potential revisions.
For the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, all current month estimates are
preliminary estimates, which will be superseded in following months by
For information on the reliability and use of the data, including important
notes on estimation and sampling variance, seasonal adjustment, measures of
sampling variability, and other information pertinent to this economic
indicator, go to the
Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website, which provides time-series
Excel files for
Sales [XLS, 184kb], and
Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios [XLS, 368kb] data.
Estimated measures of sampling variability for totals are expressed as
coefficients of variation (CV). Standard errors (SE) are provided for
month-to-month change and ratio estimates.
Estimated measures of sampling variability are based on data not adjusted
for seasonal variation, and should be used when drawing inferences about
both adjusted and not adjusted estimates.
Inventories are only available for the following industries (defined in Box
3 above): 44000, 4400A, 441, 4423X, 444, 445, 448, 452, 4521.
NA = Not available.
(S) = Suppressed.
The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the
lines or to present the complete range of data.
Apparel Search will not be offering support regarding how to utilize the
information outlined above.
Again, future updates to the original data may take place from the
government resources that supplied the original statistics. We will
NOT be updating the charts and figures on this page. You can use
this for historical reference only based on the date we retrieved the
statistical data for these reports.