Issue 18-92 Food Services and Drinking Places

May 28, 2018

Revenues generated in British Columbia’s food service and drinking places industry went up by 0.3% (seasonally adjusted) in March, led by an increase in sales in limited-service eating places. Sales were higher in all industry subcategories for the month.

Nationally, sales in food services and drinking places also grew (+1.3%) in March compared to February. The increase was led by limited-service eating places (+1.5%) and special food services (+1.5%) sales. Full-service restaurants (+1.1%) and drinking places (+0.8%) also saw sales increases in the month.

Sales increased in eight provinces in March, with the largest increases in Ontario (+2.0%) and Alberta (+2.0%). Decreases occurred in Prince Edward Island (-1.3%) and Saskatchewan (-0.3%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada