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

Retail sales in Canada rose shrank 2.2 percent on the month in January of 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent drop in December and above market expectations of a 1.1 percent increase. It is the biggest increase since March 2010, mainly due to a 3.8 percent surge in sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, namely new cars (4.2 percent). In addition, sales rose at health and personal care stores (6 percent); general merchandise (1.8 percent); food and beverage (1.3 percent); gasoline stations (0.5 percent) and clothing and clothing accessories (1.8 percent). Year-on-year, retail sales increased 4.5 percent. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.36 percent from 1991 until 2016, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-20 01:30 PM Nov 0.2% 1.2% 0.5% 0.3%
2017-02-22 01:30 PM Dec -0.5% 0.3% 0.1% 0.30%
2017-03-21 12:30 PM Jan 2.2% -0.4% 1.1% 0.5%
2017-04-26 12:30 PM Feb 2.2% -0.06%
2017-05-19 12:30 PM Mar 0.31%
2017-06-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.32%




Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 52.09 50.20 56.40 46.80 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 2.20 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.50 4.30 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.70 -0.50 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1034553.00 1027873.00 1034553.00 162251.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1190700.00 1178012.00 1190700.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 5.80 5.80 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 569320.00 566124.00 569320.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3844807.00 3826408.00 3844807.00 75096.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.70 2.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 100.60 99.80 100.60 33.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 169.41 168.95 169.41 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.82 0.85 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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly