Retail sales in Canada rose for the third consecutive month in April


In April, Canadian retail sales totaled 51.5 billion Canadian dollars. As shown by official data, the growth rate compared to March was at the level of 0.1%. At the same time, the indicator, which does not take into account cars and spare parts for them, decreased by 0.1%. Gas stations increased their rate by 1.2%. Sales at food and beverage stores increased by 0.4%. Other stores recorded a 2.8% increase in sales for the second month in a row. New car dealers sold cars by 1.2% more than in the previous month. Total sales of cars and spare parts for them increased by 0.1%. The share of sales in online stores rose in April to 3% from 2% a year earlier. Retail e-commerce reported an increase of 14.9% from the same month last year.

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