TABLE-US chain store sales fell 0.2 pct last week-ICSC

Tue May 6, 2008 7:45am EDT


NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) – The International Council ofShopping Centers and UBS Securities on Tuesday released the following seasonally adjusted weekly data on U.S. chain store retail sales.

WEEK ENDING INDEX 1977=100 YEAR/YEAR CHANGE (%) WEEKLY CHANGE (%)
May 3 495.4 2.3 -0.2
April 26 496.3 1.9 0.9
April 19 491.8 1.4 -0.7
April 12 495.3 1.8 0.9

The ICSC-UBS weekly U.S. retail chain store sales index is ajoint publication between ICSC and UBS Securities LLC. It measures nominal same-store sales, excluding restaurant and vehicle demand, and represents about 75 retail chain stores.

Muddling through like most export economies.

Year over year looks okay.

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