Issue 18-54: Food Services & Drinking Places

March 21, 2018

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry went down by 0.4% (seasonally adjusted) in January. Sales were lower in all industry sub‑types, with the largest decrease in full-service restaurants receipts.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places also fell (-0.5%) in January compared to December. The decline was entirely due to lower full-service restaurants sales (-1.9%), as all other sub-types saw increases in the month.

Sales declined in six provinces in January, with the largest decrease in Alberta (-2.2%). Increases occurred in Manitoba (+2.6 %), Nova Scotia (+0.6%), Ontario (+0.3%) and Prince Edward Island (+0.3%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada