Issue 16-100: Retail Sales

May 20, 2016

Sales by British Columbia retailers fell 1.1% in March (seasonally adjusted), following two straight months of increases. A slowdown in sales at new car dealers and gasoline stations was the primary reason for the decline. With the exception of Northwest Territories (+4.7%) and Prince Edward Island (+0.8%), all other regions of the country also experienced reductions, with an average drop of 1.0% in retail sales nationwide.

Source: Statistics Canada