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RETAIL STATISTICS

Retail Industry Statistics For 2021

We have compiled the latest retail industry statistics for this year. 

What are the trends? How much is ecommerce contributing to total retail? And what are the trending product categories?

Total U.S. Retail Sales for Q2 2021 Up by 28.2%

Total U.S Retail Sales Growth

28.2%

Total retail sales for the second quarter of 2021 were estimated at $1,666.8 billion; an increase of 5.2% from the first quarter of 2021 and 28.2% from 2nd quarter of 2020.

SourceU.S. Department of Commerce

Ecommerce Sales for Q2 2021 Up by 9.1%

Total Ecommerce Sales Growth

9.1%

U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $222.5 billion, an increase of 3.3% from the first quarter of 2021 and 9.1% from 2nd quarter of 2020.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce

Ecommerce Contribution to Total Retail is 13.3%

Ecommerce to Total Retail

13.3%
Retail Statistics: Ecommerce Sales Contribution to Total Retail

Ecommerce sales for the second quarter of 2021 contributed 13.3% to total retail sales, down from 15.7% in Q2 2020.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce

Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores Up by 38.8 %

Sales Growth in August 2021

38.8%

For the month of August 2021, sales at clothing and clothing accessories stores were up 38.8% (±3.3 percent) from August 2020.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce

Top Trending Retail Categories in 2021

According to Google, these have been the top trending retail product categories in Google Search in the U.S for 2021.

Source: Think With Google

Vehicle Display Flags
Breakout (1000%+)
Cars, Trucks & Vans
500%+
Heavy Machinery
400%+
Laboratory Chemicals
400%+
Corsages & Boutonnières
300%+
Hand Exercisers
300%+
Hair Combs
300%+
Ear Wax Removal Kits
300%+
Stone Fruits
200%+
Temporary Tattoos
200%+