Retail sales in Canada decreased 0.1 percent month-over-month in August 2018, following a downwardly revised 0.2 percent increase and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Lower sales were recorded at gasoline stations (-2.0%); clothing & accessories stores (-1.2%) and building material and garden equipment & supplies dealers (-1.1%). Meanwhile, gains were seen at motor vehicle and parts dealers (0.8%), for the first time in three months, on higher sales at new car dealers (1.3%) and, to a lesser extent, automotive parts, accessories and tire stores (1.5%). Sales at health and personal care stores (1.6%) increased for the third time in four months. Excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales declined 0.4 percent compared to a downwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in the prior month. Year-on-year, retail trade advanced 3.6 percent, after a downwardly revised 3.5 percent increase in July. 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
2018-08-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.2% 2.2% 0.1% 0.9%
2018-09-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.3% -0.1% 0.4% 0.4%
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 -0.1% 0.3%
2018-12-21 01:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.40%


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 57.05 55.25 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.20 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 3.50 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.40 0.80 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1083677.00 1076688.00 1083677.00 172861.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1248172.00 1242592.00 1248172.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 3.40 4.40 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 622367.00 618362.00 622367.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4294167.00 4299899.00 4299899.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 99.40 100.00 100.70 32.10 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 171.31 170.20 173.34 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.94 1.01 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.20 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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