Issue 17-153 Food Services and Drinking Places

November 22, 2017

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry grew 1.5% (seasonally adjusted) in September, the second largest increase among provinces. The increase was led by the special food services sub-industry, comprised of caterers, mobile food services (e.g., food trucks) and food service contractors.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places were up by 0.8% in September compared to August, led by rising sales in drinking places (+3.0%) and increases in all establishment type sub-industries.

Sales rose in six provinces in September, with the largest increase in Prince Edward Island (+4.6%). Declines occurred in Newfoundland and Labrador (‑1.4%), Manitoba (‑1.0%), New Brunswick (‑0.6%) and Saskatchewan (‑0.1%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada