Issue 18-198 Retail Sales

November 23, 2018

Sales by retailers in the province stalled (-0.0%, seasonally adjusted) for the fifth straight month in September.

Nationally, retail sales edged up 0.2%, with gains in 6 of 11 subsectors, led by food and beverage stores. All but three provinces recorded increased retail activity in September, with the largest boosts registered in Saskatchewan (+1.7%) and Manitoba (+1.5%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada