Forex Dictionary

Core Retail Sales

Core Retail Sales

Measures Change in the total value of sales at the retail level, excluding automobiles; Usual Effect Actual > Forecast = Good for currency; Frequency Released monthly, about 14 days after the month ends; FF Notes Automobile sales account for about a 20% of Retail Sales, but they tend to be very volatile and distort the underlying trend. The Core data is therefore thought to be a better gauge of spending trends; Also Called Retail Sales Ex Autos;