Retail sales ticked down 0.1% to $66.1 billion month-over-month in August 2023, according to Statistics Canada’s latest sales report.
Core retail sales were down 0.3% in August. Sales at food and beverage retailers dropped from lower sales at supermarkets and other grocery retailers (-1.6%).
Sales were down in six of nine subsectors. For more detailed retail sales information, visit RCC’s Retail Pulse Dashboard.
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