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Retail sales of hardware and tools in Canada: Drop in 4Q 2017

Compared with the previous three months hardware sales declined negligibly by 2.94 percent, new data from Canada National Statistical Office constitute. The variable diminished hardly from 1 550 701 thousand Canadian Dollars to 1 505 069 thousand Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the prior quarter when it fell by 1.99%. The year before, this change attained 10.9 percent and the indicator hit 1 420 629 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q4 2016. Year-on-year, this displays a 5.94% variation between Q4 2016 and the same quarter one year later. The overall changes for the previous 5 years reached an increase of 58.61%. In comparison with its average, the hardware sales is now greater as the mean equals 1 253 880.58 thousand Canadian Dollars with a negligible overall rise since the start of observations. It attained its all-time high of 1 582 167 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q2 of 2017 and record low of 935 167 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q1 of 2015.

Retail sales of hardware and tools in Canada: Drop in 4Q 2017
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Q4 2017 1 505 069.00 -2.94
Q3 2017 1 550 701.00 -1.99
Q2 2017 1 582 167.00 40.96
Q1 2017 1 122 391.00 -20.99
Q4 2016 1 420 629.00 10.9
Q3 2016 1 281 018.00 -11.39
Q2 2016 1 445 711.00 45.74
Q1 2016 991 959.00 -25.02
Q4 2015 1 322 981.00 8.53
Q3 2015 1 219 032.00 -8.18

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