Retail sales in Canada fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in May 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. It was the first fall in retail trade in four months, as sales dropped at food and beverage stores (-2.0 percent), namely supermarkets and other grocery stores (-2.0 percent) and beer, wine and liquor stores (-2.7 percent); clothing and clothing accessories stores (-2.7 percent) and general merchandise stores (-1.1 percent). Meanwhile, sales at gasoline stations increased for the fourth consecutive month (3.5 percent); and receipts at motor vehicle and parts dealers advanced 0.5 percent, as lower sales at new car dealers (-0.1 percent) were offset by a rise in all other store types. Additionally, sales at cannabis stores (14.8 percent) rose, surpassing CAD 85 million. Year-on-year, retail trade went up 1 percent, slowing from an upwardly revised 3.8 percent increase in the prior month. 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-04-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Feb 0.8% -0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
2019-05-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Mar 1.1% 1% 1% 1.1%
2019-06-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Apr 0.1% 1.3% 0.2% 0.5%
2019-07-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM May -0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
2019-08-23 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Jun -0.1% -0.2% -0.2%
2019-09-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Jul
2019-10-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM Aug


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 55.60 54.51 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM -0.10 0.20 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 1.00 3.80 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos -0.30 0.00 3.30 -3.20 percent [+]
Consumer Spending 1177409.00 1167391.00 1177409.00 182407.00 CAD Million [+]
Disposable Personal Income 1255960.00 1245168.00 1255960.00 24872.00 CAD Million [+]
Personal Savings 1.10 1.40 21.60 0.30 percent [+]
Consumer Credit 631764.00 628425.00 631764.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4429304.00 4412499.00 4429304.00 74836.00 CAD Million [+]
Bank Lending Rate 3.95 3.95 22.75 2.25 percent [+]
Households Debt To GDP 100.72 101.10 101.39 52.46 percent of GDP [+]
Households Debt To Income 173.02 173.71 173.77 83.56 percent [+]
Gasoline Prices 0.95 0.92 1.32 0.41 USD/Liter [+]


Canada Retail Sales MoM

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 August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.20 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly




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