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Retail By The Numbers

February 25, 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

December 2020 to January 2021 January 2019 to January 2021
 Total Retail Sales – 1.13% + 1.26%
Core Retail – 1.43% + 5.83%
 Auto parts -2.57% + 11.51%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores – 15.07% – 7.87%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores – 1.42% + 8.33%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers + 2.87% + 25.98%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores + 0.06% + 13.64%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores + 0.10% + 8.37%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores – 17.83% – 42.49%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores – 16.76% – 17.97%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores + 3.27% + 8.37%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)

 

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