May 24, 2022

U.S. Census Shares a Compilation of Fast Facts For 2021 Holiday Season

From the U.S. Census:

This holiday season is a time to celebrate, reflect, exchange gifts and give thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its vast collection of statistics.

$14.6 billion

The estimated retail sales for the nation’s department stores in December 2020, a decrease of 20.0% from $18.3 billion in December 2019.


The estimated percentage that December sales accounted for of total hobby, toy and game store sales in 2020.

Season's Greetings!

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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