ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale on Thursday reported net sales of $8.6 billion for the month of April, the four weeks ended May 4, representing an increase of 7%. This year's four-week period included 27 days of sales compared to 28 last year, reflecting the timing of Easter. This calendar shift negatively impacted this year's net and comparable sales by an estimated 150 to 200 basis points.
Comparable store sales in the U.S. market were up 5%.
For the 35 weeks ended March 4, the company reported net sales of $73.2 billion, an increase of 6%. For the 35-week period, comparable sales were up 4% in the U.S. market.