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Retail By The Numbers

Retail By The Numbers is a monthly report issued by Retail Council of Canada. It consolidates Statistics Canada data and provides a summary of key performance measures for retail trade by sales sector and province.

Canada’s Retail Growth; Seasonally Adjusted Sales

Percent Growth

Category

March 2020 to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020
 Total Retail Sales – 26.36% – 32.54%
Core Retail – 20.72% – 16.81%
 Auto parts – 21.63% – 29.11%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores – 50.60% – 64.64%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores – 19.15% – 22.93%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers – 15.68% – 10.83%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores – 12.71% + 9.37%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores – 18.10% – 12.38%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores – 69.55% – 84.91%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores – 55.41% – 65.70%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores – 18.71% – 11.56%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)

 

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