Retail sales in Canada increased 1.1 percent month-over-month in March 2019, after an upwardly revised 1 percent gain in February and beating market expectations of a 1 percent rise. It was the largest increase in retail trade since May last year, as sales at gasoline stations advanced for the second consecutive month (6 percent) boosted by higher prices at the pump. Also, sales at clothing and clothing accessories stores rose 3.4 percent and at building material and at garden equipment and supplies dealers increased 4.3 percent after declining in February. On the other hand, sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers fell 0.7 percent, following a 1.7 percent rise in the prior month, namely new car dealers (-2.2 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade rose 2.6 percent, following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent gain. Considering the first quarter of the year, retail sales went up 0.1 percent, rebounding from a 0.5 percent decline in the fourth quarter of 2018. 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
2019-02-22 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 1.1% 1% 1% 1.1%
2019-06-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 1.1% 0.2% 0.5%
2019-07-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM
2019-08-23 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 56.76 53.71 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 1.10 1.00 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 2.60 2.10 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.70 0.70 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1177409.00 1167391.00 1177409.00 182407.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1255960.00 1245168.00 1255960.00 24872.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.10 1.40 21.60 0.30 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 621786.00 619866.00 621786.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4395053.00 4375299.00 4395053.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 100.72 101.10 101.39 52.46 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 173.02 173.71 173.77 83.56 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.99 1.03 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 1.00 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly




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