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Release for:                          November 2018
Source: Statistics Canada
Millions of Canadian dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                             yr-ago
Trade group                                   Nov-18  Oct-18  Nov-17
Total retail sales                            50,392  50,863  50,141
Total retail sales (2012 chained dolla        47,395  47,581  47,483
Total retail sales excl auto                  36,894  37,115  36,938
Total ex mtr veh, gas                         31,586  31,525  31,379
Mtr Veh, parts dealers                        13,498  13,749  13,203
 New car dealers                              10,808  11,020  10,537
 Used car vehicles                               987   1,004     929
 Other Mtr Vehicle                               876     850     927
 Auto Parts, accessories                         826     875     810
Furniture                                      1,502   1,509   1,557
 Furniture stores                                931     925     965
 Home furnishings stores                         571     584     592
Home electronics, appliances                   1,427   1,381   1,544
Bldg, outdoor home supplies                    3,062   3,072   3,134
Food and beverage stores                      10,448  10,537  10,087
 Supermarkets                                  7,053   7,142   6,876
 Convenience                                     717     705     670
 Specialty                                       684     679     635
 Beer, wine, liquor stores                     1,993   2,012   1,906
Health, personal care                          3,904   3,910   3,943
Gasoline Stations                              5,308   5,589   5,559
Clothing and accessory                         2,901   2,890   2,833
 Clothing stores                               2,227   2,231   2,169
 Shoe Stores                                     360     349     364
 Jewelry, luggage                                314     310     300
Sporting goods, hobby, music                   1,066   1,057   1,134
Other general merchandise stores               5,917   5,821   5,948
Miscellaneous Stores                           1,359   1,348   1,200
 Cannabis stores*                                 54      43    #N/A
Percent change:                                 m/m           yr/yr
Total retail sales                              -0.9             0.5
Total retail sales (2007 chained dolla          -0.4            -0.2
Total retail sales excl auto                    -0.6            -0.1
Total ex mtr veh, gas                            0.2             0.7
Mtr Veh, parts dealers                          -1.8             2.2
 New car dealers                                -1.9             2.6
 Used,  recreational vehicles                   -1.7             6.2
 Other Mtr Vehicle                               3.1            -5.5
 Auto Parts, accessories                        -5.6             2.0
Furniture                                       -0.5            -3.5
 Furniture stores                                0.6            -3.5
 Home furnishings stores                        -2.2            -3.5
Home electronics, appliances                     3.3            -7.6
Bldg, outdoor home supplies                     -0.3            -2.3
Food and beverage stores                        -0.8             3.6
 Supermarkets                                   -1.2             2.6
 Convenience                                     1.7             7.0
 Specialty                                       0.7             7.7
 Beer, wine, liquor stores                      -0.9             4.6
Health, personal care                           -0.2            -1.0
Gasoline Stations                               -5.0            -4.5
Clothing and accessory                           0.4             2.4
 Clothing stores                                -0.2             2.7
 Shoe Stores                                     3.2            -1.1
 Jewelry, luggage                                1.3             4.7
Sporting goods, hobby, music                     0.9            -6.0
General Merchandise                              1.6            -0.5
Miscellaneous Stores                             0.8            13.3
 Cannabis stores*                               26.2**          #N/A
Percentage changes calculated by MNI.
* Data for this industry are unadjusted. Cannabis was legalized Oct. 17, 2018.
** Statistics Canada's calculation
--MNI Ottawa Bureau; email: yali.ndiaye@marketnews.com
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