Retail sales in Canada rose 0.8 percent month-over-month in February 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent drop in January and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent increase. It is the first gain in retail trade after three consecutive decreases and the biggest since May last year. Higher sales were recorded at general merchandise stores (3.8 percent); motor vehicle and parts dealers (1.4 percent), mainly at new car dealers (3.1 percent) and at gas stations (1.9 percent), partially reflecting higher prices at the pump. In contrast, sales declined at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (-1.6 percent) and at electronics and appliance stores (-3.5 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade grew 1.8 percent, the most since September, after a downwardly revised 0.9 percent gain in the prior month. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.37 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3.70 percent in December of 1997 and a record low of -4.50 percent in January of 1998.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.9% 0.2% -0.6% -0.3%
2019-02-22 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% -0.9% -0.3% -0.5%
2019-03-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.3% -0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
2019-04-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.8% -0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
2019-05-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.8%
2019-06-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM
2019-07-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 50.76 55.08 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.80 0.90 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.60 -0.60 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1166783.00 1164637.00 1166783.00 182407.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1237732.00 1227644.00 1237732.00 24872.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.10 0.80 19.90 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 618244.00 615842.00 619956.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4348747.00 4339434.00 4348747.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 100.20 100.20 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 176.28 175.82 176.28 85.42 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.94 0.86 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]


Canada Retail Sales MoM

In Canada, the Retail sales report provides an aggregated measure of sales of retail goods and services over a specific time period. In Canada, Retail sales are seasonal, volatile and relatively important to the overall economy. This page provides - Canada Retail Sales MoM - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Retail Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly




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