Retail sales unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, although the report also showed an upward revision to February sales.

The report showed that retail sales fell 1.1 percent in March following a revised 0.3 percent increase in February. Economists had expected sales to increase by 0.3 percent compared to the 0.1 percent decrease originally reported for the previous month.

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