According to the Census Bureau, retail sales in U.S. department stores was $27.4 billion in December 2009.
In 2009, $93.2 billion worth of goods were traded between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics
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