Monthly data – Canadian retail sales

Every month, our economists issue an overview of the key data from Canadian retail sales.

Latest Canadian retail sales data – May 2022

In May, Canadian retail sales (+2.2 %) grew for a fifth consecutive month. Sales have gone up in every province and in eight of the eleven industry sectors. Nevertheless, these gains are largely explained by the growth in prices: the increase in sales volume only totaled 0.4 % throughout Canada.

Both the province of Québec and the Montreal CMA had positive results, additionally, the share of Quebec sales within Canadian retail sales increased during the month of May. The value of the sales registered in Québec has grown by 3.4 % during the month. This is the fourth increase during the first five months of the year.

 

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