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

Retail sales in Canada rose 0.4 percent month-on-month in February of 2016, following a revised 2.0 percent growth in the previous month and above market expectations of a 0.8 percent drop. The increase was led by sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (+1.0 percent); general merchandise stores (+1.9 percent); clothing and accessories stores (+2.7 percent), building material and garden equipment (+1.3 percent and sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores (+2.0 percent). In contrast, sales at gasoline stations (-4.9 percent) fell for the eighth consecutive month. On a yearly basis, sales surged 5.6 percent. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.36 percent from 1991 until 2015, 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
0.40 2.10 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 April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-19 01:30 PM Dec -2.2% 1.7% -0.6% -0.4%
2016-03-18 12:30 PM Jan 2.1% -2.1% 0.6% 0.87%
2016-04-22 12:30 PM Feb 0.4% 2.0% -0.8% 0.16%
2016-05-20 12:30 PM Mar 0.4% 0.32%
2016-06-22 12:30 PM Apr 0.30%
2016-07-22 12:30 PM May 0.35%

Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.40 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.40 2.10 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 5.60 6.40 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.20 1.20 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1004848.00 1001582.00 1004848.00 162251.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1131400.00 1121196.00 1147656.00 26768.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 4.00 4.20 19.90 0.90 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 546241.00 549964.00 549964.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3661522.00 3653773.00 3661522.00 75096.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 2.70 2.70 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To Gdp 96.00 94.90 96.00 33.20 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 167.60 165.92 167.60 85.94 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.77 0.66 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]