Issue 17-02: Food Services and Drinking Places

January 3, 2017

Sales in the province’s food services and drinking places industry slipped 1.6% (seasonally adjusted) in October 2016, following a 2.7% gain in the previous month.

While sales slowed in October, they were still substantially higher (+10.5%) than the level recorded in October 2015. Nationally, sales inched down 0.2% to $5.5 billion, as full-service restaurants saw a 0.7% decrease in receipts.

Data Source: Statistics Canada