Canada Retail Sales MoM  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales were up 0.4 percent month-over-month in February of 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in January and slightly above market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. It was the biggest increase in retail trade since October (3.3 percent), mostly due to higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (1.4 percent) and general merchandise stores (2 percent). Also, sales went up at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (2.1 percent). In contrast, declines were reported at gasoline stations (-0.9 percent); clothing and accessories stores (-1.4 percent) and food and beverage stores (-0.3 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade rose 3.5 percent, after a downwardly revised 2.5 percent increase in January. 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-22 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.8% 0.3% 0% 0.4%
2018-03-23 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% -0.7% 1.1% 0.3%
2018-04-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% 0.7%
2018-05-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.4% 0.31%
2018-06-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.31%
2018-07-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.31%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 56.43 53.64 56.43 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 0.10 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.50 2.50 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.00 1.00 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1074862.00 1069349.00 1074862.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1232676.00 1208252.00 1232676.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.20 2.60 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 601453.00 602341.00 605466.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4178434.00 4154979.00 4178434.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.45 3.45 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 100.40 100.40 100.70 32.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 172.62 173.34 173.34 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 1.01 0.96 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.10 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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