The Structure of Retail in Canada Statistics

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The structure of retail in Canada

A look at the current structure and performance of the retail sector in Canada with a focus on longer-term trends. Using Statistics Canada data, these detailed tables highlight retail prices and volume, operating expenses, retail hourly wages, opening and closing inventory and more.  Read more

Annual retail summary for Canada

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Annual Summary for Canada


$millions
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2012 /
2011 %
AAGR
2008-2012

Retail trade
429,101 417,242 440,507 458,471 469,924 2.5% 2.3%

Motor vehicle and parts dealers
94,304 88,602 95,669 100,248 105,332 5.1% 2.8%

Automobile dealers
80,210 75,587 82,182 86,134 91,084 5.7% 3.2%

New car dealers
74,454 69,725 76,427 80,215 85,096 6.1% 3.4%

Used car dealers
5,755 5,862 5,755 5,920 5,988 1.2% 1.0%

Other motor vehicle dealers
7,994 6,920 7,055 7,121 7,267 2.1% -2.4%

Automotive parts, accessories and tire
stores
6,101 6,095 6,432 6,993 6,981 -0.2% 3.4%

Furniture and home furnishings stores
15,829 14,472 15,041 15,022 15,206 1.2% -1.0%

Furniture stores
10,179 9,488 9,694 9,472 9,529 0.6% -1.6%

Home furnishings stores
5,650 4,985 5,347 5,550 5,678 2.3% 0.1%

Electronics and appliance stores
15,616 14,965 15,461 15,950 15,171 -4.9% -0.7%

Building material and garden
equipment and supplies dealers
27,598 27,436 27,696 26,994 27,036 0.2% -0.5%

Food and beverage stores
98,261 102,057 104,667 105,338 107,051 1.6% 2.2%

Grocery stores
76,883 79,843 81,490 81,545 82,556 1.2% 1.8%

Supermarkets and other grocery
(except convenience) stores
69,808 72,770 74,580 74,806 75,755 1.3% 2.1%

Convenience stores
7,074 7,073 6,909 6,739 6,802 0.9% -1.0%

Specialty food stores
4,298 4,576 4,903 5,074 5,308 4.6% 5.4%

Beer, wine and liquor stores
17,080 17,638 18,275 18,719 19,187 2.5% 2.9%

Health and personal care stores
29,554 30,715 32,278 33,054 33,609 1.7% 3.3%

Gasoline stations
51,951 42,274 49,133 58,075 59,716 2.8% 3.5%

Clothing and clothing accessories stores
23,805 23,011 24,628 25,541 26,160 2.4% 2.4%

Clothing stores
18,458 17,836 19,090 19,694 20,190 2.5% 2.3%

Shoe stores
2,742 2,752 2,920 2,976 3,000 0.8% 2.3%

Jewellery, luggage and leather goods
stores
2,604 2,423 2,618 2,871 2,970 3.4% 3.3%

Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores
9,996 10,365 10,498 10,681 10,696 0.1% 1.7%

General merchandise stores
50,846 51,922 54,385 56,593 58,795 3.9% 3.7%

Miscellaneous store retailers
11,342 11,422 11,052 10,976 11,151 1.6% -0.4%

Retail excluding Autos and Gasoline
282,846 286,366 295,706 300,148 304,876 1.6% 1.9%
 Source: Statistics Canada: CANSIM - MRTS