Issue 17-113: Food Services and Drinking Places

September 25, 2017

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry grew 1.1% (seasonally adjusted) in July. The increase was widespread, with all subcategories reporting increases in the month, led by full-service restaurants.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places were up 1.2% in July compared to June, partially receiving a boost from increased tourism due to Canada 150 celebrations celebrated in the month. Sales were up in all subcategories with special food services (+2.3%) registering the largest gain. 

Sales rose in nine provinces in July, with the largest increase in Quebec (+3.1%), and the only decline in Saskatchewan (‑1.3%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada