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.

Canada Retail Sales MoM
width
height
Forecast Data Chart
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.40%
2018-11-23 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.2% 0% 0.1% 0.3%
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 -0.9% -0.3% -1%
2019-03-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM
2019-04-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 54.12 54.17 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.90 0.20 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 0.50 0.60 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.60 -0.20 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1161382.00 1083677.00 1161382.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1230932.00 1248172.00 1248172.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 0.80 3.40 19.90 0.80 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 619914.00 619956.00 619956.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4336073.00 4316036.00 4336073.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 100.20 99.40 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 176.01 171.31 176.01 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.81 0.80 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.90 0.20 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




Related

Latest