Dec 21, 2018
Canada: Retail sales increased 0.3% to $51.0 billion in October
"Retail sales increased 0.3% to $51.0 billion in October," Statistics Canada announced on Friday.
Key takeaways from the press release
- Higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations were the main contributors to the gain.
- Excluding these two subsectors, retail sales declined 0.4%.
- Sales were up in 5 of 11 subsectors, representing 69% of retail trade.
- After removing the effects of price changes, retail sales in volume terms were unchanged in October.