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Canada: Retail Sales in January rose 0.4% vs. 0.3% expected

  • Retail Sales in Canada rose more than expected in January.
  • USD/CAD continues to trade below 1.4300 after data.

Retail Sales in Canada rose 0.4% in January to $52 billion, the data published by Statistics Canada showed on Friday. This reading came in slightly better than the market expectation for an increase 0.3%.

"Sales were up in 4 of the 11 subsectors, representing 48% of retail trade," the publication read. "After removing the effects of price changes, retail sales in volume terms decreased 0.3%."

USD/CAD reaction

The USD/CAD pair largely ignored this data and was last seen trading at 1.4270, down 1.65% on a daily basis.

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