Issue 16-220: Retail Sales

November 22, 2016

Retail sales in British Columbia climbed 0.9% (seasonally adjusted) in September, following a lacklustre August (+0.0%). Nationally, retail sales saw the first real sign of growth in recent months, having remained relatively stagnant since May, rising 0.6% in September. Gains were widespread with all but two provinces recording increased retail activity. The largest boosts were registered in P.E.I. (+3.9%) and New Brunswick (+1.7%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada