Retail sales in Canada fell 0.9 percent month-over-month in November 2018, following an downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a 0.6 percent decrease. It was the biggest decline in retail trade since April, as sales at gasoline stations dropped for the third time in four months (-5.0 percent), mainly due to lower prices at the pump. Also, sales decreased for motor vehicle and parts dealers (-1.8 percent), namely new car dealers (-1.9 percent); and food and beverage (-0.9 percent), mostly due to supermarkets and other grocery stores. Meanwhile, sales increased at general merchandise stores (1.7 percent) and at cannabis stores (26.2 percent), figures will vary as new stores continue to evolve in the period following legalization. Year-on-year, retail trade went up 0.5 percent, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in October. 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.