Canada Retail Sales YoY

Retail Sales in Canada increased 3.70 percent in February of 2014 over the same month in the previous year. Retail Sales YoY in Canada is reported by the Statistics Canada. Retail Sales YoY in Canada averaged 4.45 Percent from 1992 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 10.50 Percent in December of 1997 and a record low of -6.50 Percent in December of 2008. In Canada, the year-over-year change in Retail sales compares the aggregated sales of retail goods and services during a certain month to the same month a year ago. This page provides - Canada Retail Sales YoY - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
3.70 3.70 10.50 -6.50 4.24 | 2014/03 1992 - 2014 Percent Monthly

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Canada Retail Sales YoY
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-23 01:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Nov 2013 3.1% 3.0% 3.12%
2014-02-21 01:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Dec 2013 3.4% 3.1% -0.1% 3.22%
2014-03-21 12:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Jan 2014 3.7% 3.4% 3.31%
2014-04-23 01:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Feb 2014 3.7% 3.7% 3.37%
2014-05-22 01:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Mar 2014 3.7% 4.24%
2014-06-20 01:30 PM Canada
Retail Sales YoY
Apr 2014 4.24%
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Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Bank Lending Rate 3.00 2014-04-30 3.00 22.75 2.25 3.00 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Spending 954859.00 2013-11-15 947646.00 954859.00 162251.00 959508.41 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1090364.00 2013-11-15 1078704.00 1090364.00 26768.00 1098694.50 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 54700.00 2013-11-15 52888.00 69512.00 1200.00 55142.79 2014-03-31 CAD Million [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 2014-02-28 3.70 10.50 -6.50 4.24 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.50 2014-02-28 0.90 3.70 -4.50 0.28 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Consumer Confidence 84.40 2013-12-31 81.20 93.40 60.00 77.68 2014-03-31 [+]
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Retail Sales YoY | Notes
The Retail Sales report is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a certain period. Usually, the Retail sales report is based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. Generally, the retail sales report not only captures store sales, catalogue sales and other out of store sales but also breaks down sales figures into groups like food and beverages, clothing, and autos. The Retail sales report is one of the timeliest economic reports, providing data that is only a few weeks old. The most popular measure of retail sales is month over month, where the volume of retail sales in certain month is compared to the previous month. However, some countries prefer the year over year measure where the certain month is compared to the same month a year ago thus accounting for seasonality and other oscillations in retail sales data.


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