Nice increase in December retail and food services sales

December 2012 retail and food services sales were $415.7 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous month and an increase of 4.7 percent from December 2011. Excluding autos, retail and food services sales in December were $337.6 billion, up 0.3 percent from November and up 4.1 percent from December 2011. For 2012 overall, retail sales increased 5.2 percent from 2011.

About TARR Report

S.M.A. Publications was formed in 1997 with a mission of providing real estate information for practitioners within the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. The company produces the T.A.R.R. Reports which are published monthly, quarterly and annually, covering all aspects of the residential real estate market. The publisher, Stacey P. Anfindsen, has over 23 years of residential experience in the Triangle market. He is an active real estate appraiser, educator and consultant.
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