Canada Retail Sales MoM  1991-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Retail sales in Canada increased 0.9 percent month-on-month in April of 2016, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent decline in March. Figures came in line with market expectations as sales at gasoline stations rose 0.6 percent, first increase since June last year and receipts excluding gasoline stations advanced 0.4 percent. Other increases were reported for: furniture and home furnishings (6.1 percent); general merchandise stores (1.3 percent); building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (1.6 percent); miscellaneous store retailers (3.7 percent); health and personal care (0.4 percent) and food and beverages (0.1 percent). In contrast, sales at car and part dealers slipped 0.3 percent. Year-on-year, retail sales rose 4.6 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. Retail Sales MoM in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.90 -0.80 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2016 percent Monthly
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 June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-22 12:30 PM Feb 0.4% 2.0% -0.8% 0.16%
2016-05-20 12:30 PM Mar -1.0% 0.6% -0.6% -0.3%
2016-06-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.9% -0.8% 0.9% 0.6%
2016-07-22 12:30 PM May 0.9% 0.26%
2016-08-19 12:30 PM Jun 0.36%
2016-09-23 12:30 PM Jul 0.34%

Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.40 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.90 -0.80 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 4.60 3.50 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 1.30 -0.30 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1011970.00 1006141.00 1011970.00 162251.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1132856.00 1131400.00 1147656.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 3.90 4.00 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 545526.00 544939.00 549964.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3680746.00 3669664.00 3680746.00 75096.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.70 2.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 97.60 96.00 97.60 33.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 167.46 167.60 167.60 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.83 0.82 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]