Retail sales took a significant dip across Texas in July. The sales tax receipts the State Comptrollers office oversees each month is a good indication of how retail sales are doing. For Texas last month receipts were off about 11 percent from the same time last year. Though not as drastic of a dip, receipts for College Station are down a 5.30% which brings year to date totals down .79%.
In Bryan the receipts are down 3.45% from the same time last year and down .91% year to date.
For Brazos County as a whole very similar picture, down 4.45% July to July and .8% year to date.
For the rest of the cities and counties that make up the Brazos Valley receipts are mixed with some municipalities showing higher sales tax receipts and some lower. We've provided a link below for you to see the numbers for yourself.