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

Retail sales in Canada increased 0.3 percent month-over-month in July 2018, recovering slightly from a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in the prior month but missing market expectations of 0.4 percent gain. Sales went up mostly at food and beverage stores (1.3%), such as supermarkets and other grocery stores (+1.2%); beer, wine and liquor stores (+1.5%) and convenience stores (+3.3%); and gasoline stations (1.9%) amid higher prices at the pump. Also, sales grew at electronics and appliances stores (2.4%). In contrast, those at motor vehicle and part dealers fell 1.4 percent, due to lower sales at new car dealers (-2.2%). Excluding autos, retail sales rose 0.9 percent, after a revised 0.1 percent gain in June. Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 3.7 percent, after an upwardly revised 4.0 percent surge in June. 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
2018-07-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 2% -0.9% 1.1% 0.7%
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 0.3% 0.3% 0.40%
2018-11-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.38%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.38%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 55.25 55.77 56.43 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.30 -0.10 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 4.00 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.90 0.10 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1083677.00 1076688.00 1083677.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1248172.00 1242592.00 1248172.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 3.40 4.40 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 618362.00 615914.00 618362.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4299899.00 4285348.00 4299899.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.70 3.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 99.40 100.00 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 171.31 170.20 173.34 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.01 1.04 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -0.10 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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