Issue 17-134 Food Services and Drinking Places

October 23, 2017

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry grew 0.2% (seasonally adjusted) in August. The increase was widespread, with all subcategories reporting increases in the month except full-service restaurants.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places were unchanged in August compared to July. An increase in sales at limited-service eating places (+0.8%) was enough to offset declines in other types of establishments.

Sales rose in seven provinces in August, with the largest increase in Nova Scotia (+2.4%), and declines in Prince Edward Island (‑1.1%), Ontario (‑0.9%), and Newfoundland and Labrador (‑0.5%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada