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Retail trade sales in Canada goes down in April 2018

Retail sales decreased negligibly by 1.23 percent compared with the prior month, according to revised figures released by Canada National Statistical Office. The indicator diminished slightly from 50 163 408 thousand Canadian Dollars to 49 545 708 thousand Canadian Dollars, versus the previous month when it grew by 0.81%. The year before, the variable was climbing by 0.97% and reached 48 746 220 thousand Canadian Dollars in April of the year before. Between April 2017 and April 2018, the data indicate a 1.64% variation. Canada saw a raise of 229.71% in retail sales over the past 27 years. Compared to its average, the retail sales is now bigger as the mean equals 29 960 447.53 thousand Canadian Dollars with a modest overall increase since the start of observations. It hit its all-time high of 50 691 544 thousand Canadian Dollars in October 2017 and record low of 15 026 890 thousand Canadian Dollars in January 1991.

Retail trade sales in Canada goes down in April 2018
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Apr. 2018 49 545 708.00 -1.23
Mar. 2018 50 163 408.00 0.81
Feb. 2018 49 758 392.00 0.44
Jan. 2018 49 540 776.00 0.05
Dec. 2017 49 514 860.00 -1.25
Nov. 2017 50 140 780.00 -1.09
Oct. 2017 50 691 544.00 3.26
Sep. 2017 49 090 060.00 0.15
Aug. 2017 49 014 524.00 -0.12
Jul. 2017 49 075 248.00 0.53

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