Retailing market value in the U.S. 2015-2020

The retail market in the United States was valued at around 3.3 trillion U.S. dollars in 2018, with the market expected to reach a value of 3.6 trillion U.S. dollars by 2020. The U.S. retail market is one of the largest in the world, with continued growth expected in the coming years.

U.S. retail

Total retail sales in the United States were projected to amount to 6.03 trillion U.S. dollars in 2022, up from around 5.4 trillion U.S. dollars in 2018. Retail establishments come in various shapes and sizes, from grocery stores to electronics stores to restaurants. There are around four million retail establishments in the United States. The domestic retail market in the United States is highly competitive, with many companies recording substantial retail sales. Walmart, Amazon, The Kroger Co., Costco, and Target are a selection of leading U.S. retailers.

American retailers worldwide

Many of the world’s leading retailers are American companies. Walmart and Amazon are examples of American retailers doing business on a global scale. The success of U.S. retailers can also be seen through their performance in online retail. Amazon is a prime example of this, with the company’s sales revenue thriving over the past number of years.

Market value of retailing in the United States from 2015 to 2020

Market value in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

March 2019


United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

Market value is based on the retail value RSP (Retail Sales Price) excluding sales tax at current prices. Fixed 2018 exchange rates.

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