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Retail trade sales in Canada grows in Q4 of 2017

Canada National Statistical Office reported that in 4th quarter 2017 the indicator grew negligibly by 1.5 percent. It's the highest ever observed since 2012 as retail sales slightly rose from 153 139 616 thousand Canadian Dollars to 155 435 184 thousand Canadian Dollars, compared with the prior quarter when it diminished by 1.23 percent. The data hit 146 908 864 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q4 2016, which is a 2.83 percent fluctuation in comparison with the 3rd quarter 2016 of 2016. Year-on-year, this demonstrates a 5.8 percent shift between Q4 2016 and the same quarter the year after. The overall changes for the previous 5 years reached an increase of 51.78%. Likewise, the retail sales is now higher than its average which equals 130 295 344.67 thousand Canadian Dollars with a marginal overall growth since the 2012. It attained its minimum of 102 411 496 thousand Canadian Dollars in 1Q 2012.

Retail trade sales in Canada grows in Q4 of 2017
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Q4 2017 155 435 184.00 1.5
Q3 2017 153 139 616.00 -1.23
Q2 2017 155 053 104.00 25.1
Q1 2017 123 940 864.00 -15.63
Q4 2016 146 908 864.00 2.83
Q3 2016 142 869 360.00 -0.72
Q2 2016 143 908 944.00 22.89
Q1 2016 117 105 808.00 -16.14
Q4 2015 139 649 184.00 1.19
Q3 2015 138 004 288.00 0.67

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