Issue 19-180 Food Services and Drinking Place

November 22, 2019

Sales at British Columbia’s food services and drinking places jumped 2.5% (seasonally adjusted) to $1.1 billion in September, following two months of slowdowns.

Nationally, industry sales were up 0.6% (to $6.2 billion) with five provinces recording higher revenues. Sales increases were reported in limited-service restaurants (+0.8%), full-service restaurants (+0.8%) and drinking places (+1.0%), while receipts in special food services declined (-1.5%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada