Canada Retail Sales MoM  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Canada increased 0.8 percent month-over-month in April of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in March and well above market expectations of 0.2 percent. Sales at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers increased for the eighth consecutive month (3.5 percent) due to higher sales of home appliances, hardware and tools. Receipts at gasoline stations were up for the seventh time in nine months (1.7 percent) due to higher prices at the pump. Sales bounced back at clothing and clothing accessories stores (3.1 percent) and receipts at food and beverage stores rose 0.6 percent. On the other hand, sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers shrank 1 percent. The decrease stemmed from lower sales at new car dealers (-1.7 percent) and, to a much lesser extent, used car dealers (-1.7 percent). Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales climbed 1.5 percent. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.38 percent from 1991 until 2017, 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 Forecast (i)
2017-04-26 12:30 PM Feb -0.6% 2.3% -0.1% -0.6%
2017-05-19 12:30 PM Mar 0.7% -0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-06-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.8% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3%
2017-07-21 12:30 PM May 0.8% 0.25%
2017-08-22 12:30 PM Jun 0.37%
2017-09-22 12:30 PM Jul 0.37%




Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 53.43 52.32 56.40 46.80 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.80 0.50 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 7.00 6.80 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.50 -0.10 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1048084.00 1037130.00 1048084.00 162251.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1190580.00 1190700.00 1190700.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.30 5.80 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 568354.00 566088.00 569320.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3881846.00 3863993.00 3881846.00 75096.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.70 2.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 101.00 100.60 101.00 33.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 169.04 169.41 169.41 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.87 0.87 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]


Canada Retail Sales MoM Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.80 0.50 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly