Friday, July 2, 2010

Retail Sales Per Capita Chart

On June 17, had a chart that showed retail sales per capita since 2005.  Total retail sales, as depicted, includes autos and gasoline:

Below the Retail Sales Per Capita is a chart of the S&P Retail Sales Index.

Of course, this view of total retail sales, on a per-capita (factoring in population growth) basis, is not one that is often seen.  I've posted it as I believe that this "per-capita" view is an important one, for many reasons.

SPX at 1027.37 as this post is written

1 comment:

  1. It would be interesting to see a long term chart of real retail sales per capita to capture the inflation adjusted change in this metric as chained to population growth in order to reveal a clearer picture of GDP construed as "70%" consumption driven.