NAICS 44413 sales up from a year ago
Unadjusted hardware store sales in June were estimated at $1.917 billion, up 8.1% from the same month last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Monthly Retail Trade Report.
June is the the most recent month of available data for NAICS code 44413, or "hardware stores."
The figure is down from May's estimate of $2.022 billion, but it's the highest unadjusted figure for June since 2008.
The Monthly Retail Trade Report was released Friday along with the Advance Monthly Retail Trade Report, which showed an increase in retail sales for the month of July.