Retail sales in Canada increased 0.2% month-over-month in September of 2018, after showing no growth in the previous month and above market expectations of a 0.1% rise. Gains were seen at food and beverage stores (+0.9%), as higher sales at supermarkets and other grocery stores (+1.7%) more than offset a decline at beer, wine, and liquor stores (-1.7%), which posted their first decline after six consecutive monthly increases. Additionally, sales advanced at general merchandise stores (+1.2%) and motor vehicle and parts dealers (+0.5%), both new (+0.6%) and used (+2.9%) car dealers. On the other hand, lower sales were recorded at gasoline stations (-1.1%), down for the third time in four months, partly reflecting lower prices; building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (-1.9%) and furniture and home furnishings stores (-0.7%). Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 3.8%, following an upwardly revised 3.7% gain in August. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.37 percent from 1991 until 2018, 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
2018-08-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.2% 2.2% 0.1% 0.9%
2018-09-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% -0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-10-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.40%
2018-11-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.2% 0% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.2% 0.4% 0.47%
2019-01-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM
2019-02-22 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.36%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 52.43 57.05 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.00 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.80 3.70 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.10 -0.40 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1161382.00 1083677.00 1161382.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1230932.00 1248172.00 1248172.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 0.80 3.40 19.90 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 624427.00 622367.00 624427.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4296739.00 4294167.00 4299899.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 99.40 100.00 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 176.01 171.31 176.01 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.85 0.94 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.00 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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