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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, province, price index evolution and employment.

Canada’s Retail Growth; Seasonally Adjusted Sales

Percent Growth


November 2019 to December 2019December 2019 to December 2020
 Total Retail Sales+ 0.04%+ 2.43%
Core Retail+ 1.03%+ 2.66%
 Auto parts– 4.25%+ 1.25%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores+ 1.35%+ 3.55%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores– 0.01%– 8.01%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers+ 3.79%+ 5.09%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores+ 0.53%+ 2.36%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores+ 1.37%+ 0.76%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores+ 1.55%+ 3.02%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores+ 2.00%– 0.92%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores– 0.35%+ 3.05%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)



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