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

Retail sales in Canada fell 1.0 percent month-on-month in March of 2016, following a revised 0.6 percent growth in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a 0.6 percent drop. The decline was led by sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers (-2.9 percent); furniture and home furnishings stores (-3.7 percent); gasoline stations (-1.1 percent); food and beverage stores (-0.4 percent) and building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (-0.7 percent). On a yearly basis, sales rose 3.2 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
-1.00 0.40 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 -1.0% 0.6% -0.6% -0.3%
2016-06-22 12:30 PM Apr -1.0% 0.63%
2016-07-22 12:30 PM May 0.35%
2016-08-19 12:30 PM Jun 0.38%

Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 84.40 81.20 93.40 60.00 [+]
Retail Sales MoM -1.00 0.40 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.20 5.60 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.30 0.20 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 544939.00 546241.00 549964.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 3669664.00 3661522.00 3669664.00 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 0.82 0.77 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]