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

Retail sales in Canada increased by 0.2 percent month-on-month in May 2016, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in April and beating market expectations of a flat reading. Sales at food and beverage stores went up 2.1 percent, the fourth increase in five months; and sales at gasoline stations advanced 2.3 percent, in part due to higher gasoline prices. Meanwhile, sales were down 2 percent for all store types in the motor vehicle and parts dealers sub-sector, largely due to weaker sales at new car dealers. Compared with the same month of the previous year, retail trade grew 3.6 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
0.20 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 July of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 0.2% 0.8% 0.0% 0.3%
2016-08-19 12:30 PM Jun 0.2% 0.38%
2016-09-23 12:30 PM Jul 0.34%
2016-10-21 12:30 PM Aug 0.33%

Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.40 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.20 0.80 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.60 4.60 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.90 1.30 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 548732.00 545526.00 549964.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3698764.00 3680746.00 3698764.00 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 0.83 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]