Retail sales in Canada rose 0.1 percent month-over-month in April 2019, following an upwardly revised 1.3 percent gain in the previous month but below market expectations of a 0.2 percent increase. Sales at both gasoline stations (1.2 percent) and food and beverage stores (0.4 percent). Additionally, sales advanced at beer, wine and liquor (2.4 percent); specialty food stores (1.0 percent); and motor vehicle and parts dealers (0.1 percent) namely new car dealers (1.2 percent). Also, receipts at miscellaneous store retailers (2.8 percent), which include pet stores, used merchandise stores and cannabis stores, rose for the second straight month. Meanwhile, sales dropped at supermarkets and other grocery (-0.1 percent); convenience stores (-0.6 percent); building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (-2.6 percent) and clothing and clothing accessories (-1.5 percent). Year-on-year, retail trade went up 3.7 percent, after an upwardly revised 2.9 percent rise in March. Retail Sales MoM in Canada averaged 0.37 percent from 1991 until 2019, 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.