As US economy continues to grow, retail sales in May 2018 at clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 8.2 per cent year-on-year and 1.3 per cent from April seasonally adjusted, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has said. Overall retail sales during the month increased 0.7 per cent seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6 per cent unadjusted y-o-y. NRF’s numbers are based on data from the US Census Bureau, which said overall May sales – including automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – were up 0.8 per cent seasonally adjusted from April and up 5.9 per cent year-over-year. The increase in sales was due to consumers continuing to spend prompted by a growing economy.