Gain Valuable Retail Sales Insights with MasterCard Data Reports


NASDAQ OMX’s diverse portfolio of market data products and analytic solutions now includes the highly-unique MasterCard SpendingPulseTM reports. This expands upon our extensive experience in providing the financial markets with timely, accurate data and analytics for enhanced market transparency.  

Never before have investment professionals been tasked to comprehend and react to such challenging, complex and fast-moving capital markets. Ensure you have access to the most in-depth, reliable and timely consumer spending data as you evaluate investment and trading opportunities.  

Available through multiple flexible report options, this valuable data provides investors with the most accurate and timely insight into U.S. and regional consumer spending trends. MasterCard aggregates purchase data (including predictions for cash and check payments and third party data) and processes it through a rigorously proven model that predicts total consumer spend in order to deliver a holistic picture of the economy and detailed trend analysis across sectors.

Valuable Macro-Economic Spending Data

The monthly SpendingPulseTM executive-level reports offer robust analysis as well as unparalleled detail into industry-specific retail sales figures across all payment modes. MasterCard SpendingPulseTM reports are available for the U.S., UK, Canada, Brazil, and Hong Kong, and are delivered the first week of each month, providing very timely insight.


Armed with this accurate information, financial professionals can better understand retail-sector performance and macro-economic trends, allowing for better-informed investment decisions.

Why Subscribe?

  • Data sourced from 38 million merchants worldwide
  • Accurate industry sales reports available days earlier than other sources
  • Reports model near-real-time aggregated and anonymous purchase data from the vast MasterCard network and estimates for all other payment forms based on third-party data
  • For an unparalleled look at economic activity and trends
  • Visibility into global spending trends across sectors
  • Confidence to manage your portfolio with unique macro-economic insight

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Available SpendingPulseTM Reports

U.S. Reports

Canada Reports

U.K. Reports

  • U.S. Total Sales

  • Airlines

  • Apparel

  • Auto Parts & Service

  • Department Stores

  • eCommerce

  • Electronics & Appliances

  • Furniture & Furnishings

  • Gasoline

  • Grocery

  • Hardware

  • Hotels & Lodging

  • Jewelry

  • Luxury Sales

  • Restaurants

  • Total Retail

  • Gasoline

  • Grocery

  • eCommerce

  • Department Stores

  • Executive Update

  • Total Retail

  • Clothing

  • Furniture

  • Petrol

  • Grocery

  • Travel

  • Department Stores

  • eCommerce

  • Luxury Retail

A Deeper Dive: Weekly Sector Insights

MasterCard’s weekly Sector Insights reports offer a timely view of sector-level spending which allows you to better understand consumer behaviors and predict future activity. By drawing from anonymous, aggregated credit card transaction data, third-party data and estimates for all other payment types,and applying sophisticated, proven modeling techniques, MasterCard details timely consumer trends.  The accuracy of the weekly data combined with historic performance trends and expert analysis allow financial professionals to confidently make better informed and more timely investment decisions.

Why Subscribe?

  • Comprehensive and granular retail sales information for the sector(s) you follow.
  • Knowing how sales are trending short-term allows you to take action while those trends are still evolving.
  • Having an accurate picture of how a given retail sector is performing, week-over-week, allows for better-informed and more timely investment decisions.

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Available Sector Insights Reports

  • Quick Service Restaurants
  • Fast Casual Restaurants
  • Casual Dining Restaurants
  • High End Department Stores
  • Moderate Department Stores
  • Women’s Apparel Ages 18-35
  • Women’s Apparel Ages 30-45
  • Women’s Apparel Ages 45+
  • Teen Apparel – Multi-gender
  • Jewelry
  • Luxury Accessories and Apparel
  • Home Furniture and Furnishings
  • Sporting Goods

SpendingPulseTM reports and content, including estimated forecasts of spending trends do not in any way contain, reflect or relate to actual MasterCard operational or financial performance, or specific payment-card-issuer data. SpendingPulseTM reports and content are intended solely as a research tool for informational purposes and not as investment advice or recommendations for any particular action or investment.

Sector Insights reports do not provide investment or financial advice or recommendations as to any securities or securities market, or as to the advisability of purchasing, holding or selling any security. Sector Insights reports are provided solely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon by anyone for investment purposes or any other financial decision.

Sector Insights reports do not contain, reflect or relate to actual MasterCard operational or financial performance or specific payment card issuer data.

The data used to create the report is based on anonymized and aggregated transaction data in combination with third party data. Commentary must be factual information about the data contained in the Sector Insight report and not forecasts or insights as to what may happen based on the data or the market more generally.