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Release for:                          February 2019
Source: Statistics Canada
Millions of Canadian dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                             yr-ago
Trade group                                   Feb-19  Jan-19  Feb-18
Total retail sales                            50,615  50,204  49,697
Total retail sales (2012 chained dolla        47,613  47,502  46,828
Total retail sales excl auto                  36,872  36,651  36,402
Total ex mtr veh, gas                         31,730  31,606  30,869
Mtr Veh, parts dealers                        13,743  13,553  13,296
 New car dealers                              11,070  10,736  10,633
 Used car vehicles                               994   1,019     945
 Other Mtr Vehicle                               812     901     881
 Auto Parts, accessories                         866     897     837
Furniture                                      1,539   1,537   1,529
 Furniture stores                                953     964     942
 Home furnishings stores                         586     572     587
Home electronics, appliances                   1,217   1,261   1,262
Bldg, outdoor home supplies                    3,118   3,168   3,172
Food and beverage stores                      10,694  10,607  10,198
 Supermarkets                                  7,342   7,225   6,961
 Convenience                                     686     693     660
 Specialty                                       659     665     650
 Beer, wine, liquor stores                     2,008   2,024   1,927
Health, personal care                          3,986   3,988   3,885
Gasoline Stations                              5,142   5,045   5,533
Clothing and accessory                         2,861   2,906   2,836
 Clothing stores                               2,216   2,282   2,204
 Shoe Stores                                     342     346     346
 Jewelry, luggage                                303     279     287
Sporting goods, hobby, music                   1,033   1,039   1,064
Other general merchandise stores               5,967   5,750   5,677
Miscellaneous Stores                           1,315   1,351   1,246
 Cannabis stores*                                 50      55    #N/A
Percent change:                                 m/m           yr/yr
Total retail sales                               0.8             1.8
Total retail sales (2007 chained dolla           0.2             1.7
Total retail sales excl auto                     0.6             1.3
Total ex mtr veh, gas                            0.4             2.8
Mtr Veh, parts dealers                           1.4             3.4
 New car dealers                                 3.1             4.1
 Used,  recreational vehicles                   -2.5             5.2
 Other Mtr Vehicle                              -9.9            -7.8
 Auto Parts, accessories                        -3.5             3.5
Furniture                                        0.1             0.7
 Furniture stores                               -1.1             1.2
 Home furnishings stores                         2.4            -0.2
Home electronics, appliances                    -3.5            -3.6
Bldg, outdoor home supplies                     -1.6            -1.7
Food and beverage stores                         0.8             4.9
 Supermarkets                                    1.6             5.5
 Convenience                                    -1.0             3.9
 Specialty                                      -0.9             1.4
 Beer, wine, liquor stores                      -0.8             4.2
Health, personal care                           -0.1             2.6
Gasoline Stations                                1.9            -7.1
Clothing and accessory                          -1.5             0.9
 Clothing stores                                -2.9             0.5
 Shoe Stores                                    -1.2            -1.2
 Jewelry, luggage                                8.6             5.6
Sporting goods, hobby, music                    -0.6            -2.9
General Merchandise                              3.8             5.1
Miscellaneous Stores                            -2.7             5.5
 Cannabis stores*                               -9.1            #N/A
Percentage changes calculated by MNI.
* Data for this industry are unadjusted. Cannabis was legalized Oct. 17, 2018.
--MNI Ottawa Bureau; email: yali.ndiaye@marketnews.com
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