Issue 18-211 Food Services and Drinking Places

December 17, 2018

October sales at food services and drinking places in B.C. were relatively unchanged (+0.1%, seasonally adjusted) from September.

Nationally, establishments saw receipts slow (-0.3%), as revenues were down in six provinces, including Ontario (-0.6%).  Canadian full-service restaurants took in less (-0.8%), as did special food services (-1.8%). Sales at limited-service establishments inched up (+0.4%), but drinking places saw receipts climb a solid 1.5%.                     

Data Source: Statistics Canada