TABLE-U.S. Aug retail sales rise 0.2 pct

Sept 13 Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:30am EDT

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Sept 13 (Reuters) - Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. retail sales. Percent Changes: Aug Jul Rev From Jun May Aug13/12 Retail Sales 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.5 4.7 Excluding Autos 0.1 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.2 3.3 Motor vehicles/parts 0.9 -0.5 -1.0 2.7 1.8 10.9 Auto/other motor veh. 1.0 -0.5 -1.1 3.2 1.9 12.3 Furniture/home furn 0.9 -0.8 -1.4 2.6 0.5 4.9 Electronics/appliances 0.8 0.0 -0.1 0.5 -0.1 3.1 Building/garden equip -0.9 1.8 -0.4 -1.2 1.1 7.6 Food/beverage 0.1 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.6 3.6 Grocery stores 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.6 2.9 Health/personal care 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.9 0.1 3.6 Gasoline stations 0.0 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.3 -1.5 Clothing/accessories -0.8 1.0 0.9 0.5 -0.4 3.6 Sporting goods/hobbies -0.5 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.5 3.4 General merchandise -0.2 0.2 0.4 -0.3 0.5 -0.3 Department stores 0.6 -0.4 0.6 -1.3 -0.2 -5.3 Misc store retailers 1.0 -0.5 0.8 -1.9 1.8 4.2 Non-store retailers 0.5 1.3 0.1 1.3 -0.7 10.2 Food/drink services 0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.6 -0.7 3.8 Excluding autos/ gasoline/bldg materials 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 3.6 Excluding autos/ gasoline 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 4.1 Billions of Dlrs: Aug Jul Rev From Jun May Aug12 Retail Sales 426.56 425.66 424.48 423.84 421.02 407.53 Excluding Autos 344.79 344.59 343.68 342.37 341.72 333.80 Motor vehicles/parts 81.78 81.07 80.80 81.48 79.30 73.73 Auto/other motor veh. 75.07 74.33 73.97 74.74 72.42 66.85 Furniture/home furn 8.54 8.46 8.40 8.52 8.31

8.14 Electronics/appliances 8.50 8.43 8.40 8.44 8.39

8.25 Building/garden equip 26.23 26.48 25.80 26.01 26.33 24.37 Food/beverage 54.42 54.35 54.36 54.13 53.82 52.53 Grocery stores 48.42 48.36 48.38 48.25 48.01 47.07 Health/personal care 23.92 23.78 23.51 23.52 23.30 23.08 Gasoline stations 45.63 45.64 45.78 45.33 45.12 46.30 Clothing/accessories 20.98 21.16 21.05 20.96 20.86 20.25 Sporting goods/hobbies 7.50 7.54 7.50 7.47 7.43

7.26 General merchandise 54.75 54.88 55.16 54.80 54.96 54.92 Department stores 14.46 14.38 14.56 14.44 14.63 15.27 Misc store retailers 10.54 10.43 10.60 10.49 10.68 10.12 Non-store retailers 37.92 37.73 37.30 37.23 36.74 34.40 Food/drink services 45.88 45.72 45.83 45.48 45.77 44.19 Excluding autos/

gasoline/bldg materials 279.63 279.20 278.92 277.76 277.15 270.01 Excluding autos/

gasoline 299.16 298.95 297.90 297.03 296.60 287.50

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:

U.S. Aug retail sales +0.4 pct

U.S. Aug retail sales ex-autos +0.3 pct

U.S. Aug retail sales ex-autos/gas/building +0.3 pct

NOTES:

Year-over-year percent changes for sales excluding autos/gas calculated by Reuters. All dollar amounts calculated by Reuters.

All percent changes for sales excluding autos/gasoline/building materials and all dollar amounts calculated by Reuters.

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