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

Canada's retail trade increased by 0.7 percent month-over-month in March 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent fall in February and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. The recovery was led by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (3.2 percent), largely attributable to rising sales of new cars (3.8 percent). Also, trade grew at general merchandise stores (1.4 percent), electronics and appliance stores (3.1 percent), building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (1 percent) and furniture and home furnishings stores (0.8 percent). Excluding autos, retail sales were down 0.2 percent. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.38 percent from 1991 until 2017, 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)
2017-03-21 12:30 PM Jan 2.2% -0.4% 1.1% 0.5%
2017-04-26 12:30 PM Feb -0.6% 2.3% -0.1% -0.6%
2017-05-19 12:30 PM Mar 0.7% -0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
2017-06-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.7% 0.30%
2017-07-21 12:30 PM May 0.36%
2017-08-22 12:30 PM Jun 0.38%




Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 52.32 53.22 56.40 46.80 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.70 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 6.90 5.10 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.20 0.00 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 566088.00 566885.00 569320.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3863993.00 3849274.00 3863993.00 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 0.87 0.82 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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 -0.40 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly