Issue 18-146 Food Services and Drinking Places

August 22, 2018

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry rose by 0.5% (seasonally adjusted) in June, led by increases in sales in full-service restaurants. Sales for the month were lower in drinking establishments.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places also grew (+1.1%) in June compared to May. The gain was led by full-service restaurants (+1.9%) and special food services (+1.1%) sales. Sales in drinking places declined (-1.9%) in the month.

Sales went up in eight provinces in June, with the largest increases seen in Ontario (+2.1%), Prince Edward Island (+1.8%) and Alberta (+1.5%). Sales fell in Saskatchewan (-1.5%) and New Brunswick (-0.6%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada