Statistics Canada reported retail sales growth of 0.2% in September compared with August, when there was a zero change in the index, to 50 billion 932 million Canadian dollars. According to economists forecast, in September the change also was not expected. Growth in sales compared to September last year was 3.8%. Excluding cars, the figure rose by 0.1%, while analysts had expected a rise of 0.3%. According to another report, annual inflation in October was 2.4%, slowing down compared with the September figure of 2.2%. Economists had not predicted changes in its September value. Compared to September, the rise in prices was 0.3%, while experts had expected them to increase only by 0.1%.