US retail sales rose 0.2% mom to USD 689.5B in June, below expectation of 0.5% mom. Ex-auto sales rose 0.2% mom to 556.3B, below expectation of 0.3% mom. Ex-gasoline sales rose 0.3% mom to USD 637.0B. Ex-auto, gasoline sales rose 0.3% mom USD 503.8B.
Total sales for the April through June period were up 1.6% form the same period a year ago.