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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.3% -0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
2019-04-18 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.8% -0.4% 0.4% 0.3%
2019-05-22 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 1.1% 1% 1% 1.1%
2019-06-21 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% 1.3% 0.2% 0.5%
2019-07-19 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM 0.1% 1.3%
2019-08-23 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM -0.2%
2019-09-20 12:30 PM Retail Sales MoM


Canada Consumer Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Consumer Confidence 56.76 53.71 57.05 46.80 Index Points [+]
Retail Sales MoM 0.10 1.30 3.70 -4.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales YoY 3.70 2.90 10.50 -6.50 percent [+]
Retail Sales Ex Autos 0.10 1.80 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 621786.00 619866.00 621786.00 11066.00 CAD Million [+]
Private Sector Credit 4395053.00 4375299.00 4395053.00 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 0.99 1.03 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 1.30 3.70 -4.50 1991 - 2019 percent Monthly




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