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

Retail sales in Canada increased by 0.6 percent month-over-month in May 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in April and well above market expectations of 0.2 percent. Sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers increased 2.4 percent, mainly boosted by higher sales at new car dealers (2.7 percent). Also, higher receipts were reported at food and beverage stores (0.9 percent), and electronics and appliance stores (1.2 percent); while sales declined at general merchandise stores (-1.3 percent), and gasoline stations (-0.6 percent). Excluding autos, retail sales were down 0.1 percent in May. 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)
2017-05-19 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 0.6% 0.7% 0.2% 0.25%
2017-08-22 12:30 PM Jun 0.6% 0.3%
2017-09-22 12:30 PM Jul 0.36%
2017-10-20 12:30 PM Aug 0.38%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 55.61 54.49 56.40 46.80 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.60 0.70 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 7.30 6.90 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.10 1.30 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 585804.00 580693.00 585804.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4005748.00 3975130.00 4005748.00 75096.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.95 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 0.88 0.82 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.70 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly