Retail sales in Canada fell 0.3 percent month-over-month in January 2019, the same pace as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. It is the third straight decline in retail trade, as sales declined mostly at motor vehicle & parts dealers (-1.5 percent), namely at new car dealers (-2.4 percent) and used car dealers (-2.7 percent). Also, lower sales were registered at general merchandise stores (-2.4 percent) and at gasoline stations (-0.4 percent), amid lower prices at the pump. Conversely, sales grew at building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (1.4 percent); at health & personal care stores (1.1 percent) and at food & beverage stores (0.4 percent), with gains from supermarkets and other grocery stores (0.8 percent) and beer, wine and liquor stores (1.4 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade grew 1.1 percent, after a downwardly revised 1.5 percent gain in December. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.36 percent from 1991 until 2019, 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
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% 0.1% 0.4% 0.47%
2019-01-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.9% 0.2% -0.6% -0.3%
2019-02-22 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% -0.9% -0.3% -0.5%
2019-03-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.3% -0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
2019-04-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.3%
2019-05-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM
2019-06-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 55.08 54.12 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.30 -0.30 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.10 1.50 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.10 -0.80 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1166783.00 1161382.00 1166783.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1237732.00 1230932.00 1248172.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.10 0.80 19.90 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 615842.00 619914.00 619956.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4339434.00 4336073.00 4339434.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 100.20 100.20 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 176.28 176.01 176.28 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.86 0.81 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 March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.30 -0.30 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly




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