Issue 16-159: Retail Sales

August 19, 2016

Sales by retailers in the province edged up (+0.2% seasonally adjusted) in June, mirroring a 0.1% decrease the previous month. Nationally, retail sales stalled for the second consecutive month, slipping 0.1% to $44.1 billion. Store owners in Quebec (-0.8%) and Nova Scotia (-0.8%) saw the most significant declines, while Saskatchewan (+2.1%), and New Brunswick (+1.8%) were the only provinces in which retailers posted gains exceeding 1.0%.

Data Source: Statistics Canada