Sales at jewelry-only stores during December 2002 rose 10.7% compared with figures from the same period in 2001, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Monthly Retail Sales. For the fourth quarter, sales figures were 7.5% greater than they were in fourth quarter 2001.
Fourth-Quarter Sales at Jewelry-Only Stores
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s Monthly Retail Sales|
|Oct||$1.7 billion||$1.8 billion||+5.9%|
|Nov||$2.3 billion||$2.3 billion||no change|
|Dec||$5.54 billion||$6.13 billion||+10.7%|
|Quarter Totals||$9.5 billion||$10.21 billion||+7.6%|