TABLE-US May ICSC retail sales rise 2.6 pct vs year ago

NEW YORK, June 3 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. comparable chain store
sales rose 2.6 percent in May from a year earlier, the
International Council of Shopping Centers said on Thursday.

Total comparable sales do not include Wal-Mart’s figures.

Following is a breakdown of the survey’s components:
YEAR/YEAR PCT CHANGE MAY APR MAR FEB JAN DEC
Total comparable 2.6 0.8 9.0 3.7 3.0 3.6
Total less drug store 3.7 1.3 11.1 5.5 4.8 4.3
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Apparel 2.0 -1.3 12.8 6.8 6.4 1.5
Department 1.6 -1.2 12.6 3.5 2.9 0.8
Luxury 5.0 7.4 14.2 7.6 10.9 7.1
Discount 2.0 -3.5 10.7 4.0 2.9 4.3
Drug -0.7 -0.4 1.7 -0.8 -1.4 -0.7
Wholesale clubs 8.7 10.2 10.1 8.8 8.0 8.5
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Total store sales 5.2 3.8 11.4 6.0 5.5 6.4
Number of retailers 31 31 31 31 32 34
*Revised figure

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TABLE-US May ICSC retail sales rise 2.6 pct vs year ago