Issue 19-169 Retail Sales

October 24, 2019

Retail sales in British Columbia climbed 0.8% (seasonally adjusted) in August, following a lacklustre July (-0.1%).

Nationally, retail sales mirrored those of B.C., stalling -0.1% in August, having shown strength in July (+0.6%). At the provincial level, the largest gains were registered in New Brunswick (+1.7%) and P.E.I. (+2.0%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada