Canada Retail Sales MoM  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail Sales in Canada increased 2.0 percent month-over-month in May of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.9 percent decline in April and above market expectations of 1.1 percent. Sales of motor vehicle and parts dealers rebounded (3.7 percent from -3.8 percent in April) and sales of receipts at gasoline stations rose for the second consecutive month (4.3 percent), mostly due to higher prices at the pump. Also, sales advanced for general merchandise stores (3.2 percent); building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5.4 percent) and clothing and clothing accessories stores (2.8 percent). Meanwhile, sales of food and beverage stores fell (-2.1 percent), mainly due to lower sales at supermarkets and other grocery stores (-3.1 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 3.6 percent. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.38 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
2018-05-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.6% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2018-06-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -1.2% 0.8% 0.0% 0.2%
2018-07-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 2% -0.9% 1.1% 0.7%
2018-08-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 2% 1.1% 0.08%
2018-09-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.30%
2018-10-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.38%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 55.55 54.21 56.43 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 2.00 -0.90 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 2.10 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.40 -0.10 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1077010.00 1074862.00 1077010.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1242592.00 1232676.00 1242592.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.40 4.20 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 612321.00 608673.00 612321.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4260331.00 4222270.00 4260331.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.70 3.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 100.20 100.30 100.70 32.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 170.20 172.62 173.34 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.03 1.02 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.00 -0.90 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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