For some ever-optimistic reason, analysts were expecting a 0.2% MoM rise in retail sales in February.
It did not - instead plunging 0.5% MoM, far worse than the weakest estimate and the biggest drop since Dec 2018's collapse...
Retail sales ex-auto dealers, building materials and gasoline stations fell 0.1% in Feb.
Retail sales ‘control group’ unchanged m/m in Feb.
Year-over-year, headline retail sales remain in positive growth but slowed to +4.0% YoY in February...
Sales on everything was down except:
Food and beverage stores 0.0%
Sporting goods, hobby and book stores +0.1%
Miscellaneous stores retailers +1.4%
Internet retailers +0.7%
Wait until March hits!!