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Retail By The Numbers

July 28, 2021

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 2021 to April 2021 March 2020 to March 2021
 Total Retail Sales – 5.72% + 56.66%
Core Retail – 7.60% + 29.71%
 Auto parts -3.51% + 48.93%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores – 14.98% + 169.16%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores – 13.64% + 33.79%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers – 10.35% + 69.66%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores + 0.62% + 0.20%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores – 6.20% + 18.85%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores – 28.62% + 365.15%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores – 26.18% +144.79%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores – 8.05% + 20.27%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)

 

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