Retail sales in Canada were unchanged in June 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent fall in the previous month and slightly above market forecasts of a 0.1 percent decline. Stronger sales across most subsectors were offset by lower sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (-2.5 percent), mostly due to new car dealers (-3.2 percent); and gasoline stations (-3.4 percent). Sales picked up at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (6.0 percent) and general merchandise stores (3.0 percent). Also, sales increased at both clothing and clothing accessories stores (4.2 percent) and sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores (3.7 percent), due to inclement weather in May and coincided with the Toronto Raptors playing in and winning the NBA championship in June. Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 1 percent, easing from a downwardly revised 0.7 percent gain in the prior month. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.37 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.