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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

Category

Dec 2018 to Jan 2019 Jan 2018 to Jan 2019
 Total Retail Sales – 0.05% + 1.69%
Core Retail + 0.07% + 3.24%
 Auto parts + 1.62% + 1.46%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores + 0.10% + 3.11%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores – 3.95% – 0.87%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers + 3.08% + 0.92%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores + 0.92% + 2.93%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores – 1.07% + 2.80%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores – 0.98% + 5.07%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores – 1.28% – 3.37%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores – 1.59% + 10.05%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)

 

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