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Retail By The Numbers

January 11, 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

September 2020 to October 2020 October 2019 to October 2020
 Total Retail Sales + 0.37% + 7.46%
Core Retail + 0.32% + 10.66%
 Auto parts + 2.61% + 11.54%
Retail Trade Furniture and home furnishings stores + 6.59% + 18.42%
Electronics Electronics and appliance stores – 0.64% + 15.19%
 Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers + 2.87% + 25.84%
Food and Grocery Food and beverage stores – 1.47% + 8.24%
Health Supplies Health and personal care stores + 0.61% + 10.94%
Clothing Clothing and clothing accessories stores – 2.06% – 12.04%
Sporting Goods Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores + 11.84% + 19.38%
General Merchendise General merchandise stores – 0.68% + 11.30%
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)

 

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