Retail Trade March 2012 Catalogue no. 63-005-X

Retail Trade March 2012 Catalogue no. 63-005-X
Catalogue no. 63-005-X
Retail Trade
March 2012
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Retail Trade
March 2012
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Acknowledgement
This publication was prepared under the direction of:
• M. B. Garneau, Director, Distributive Trades Division
• S. Grenier, Assistant Director, Distributive Trades Division
• J. Winters, Retail Sub-Annuals Surveys Chief, Distributive Trades Division
• J. Purdy, Economist, Retail Sub-Annuals Surveys Section, Distributive Trades Division
• M. Switzer, Economist, Retail Sub-Annuals Surveys Section, Distributive Trades Division
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Table of contents
Highlights
5
Analysis — March 2012
6
Sales gains concentrated in Ontario
7
Related products
11
Statistical tables
1
2
3
4
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, seasonally adjusted (current periods)
14
1-1
Sales
14
1-2
Percentage change from previous month
15
1-3
Percentage change from previous year
16
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (current periods)
17
2-1
Sales
17
2-2
Percentage change from previous year
18
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates)
19
3-1
Canada
19
3-2
Newfoundland and Labrador
22
3-3
Prince Edward Island
25
3-4
New Brunswick
28
3-5
Nova Scotia
31
3-6
Quebec
34
3-7
Ontario
37
3-8
Manitoba
40
3-9
Saskatchewan
43
3-10
Alberta
46
3-11
British Columbia
49
3-12
Yukon
52
3-13
Northwest Territories
55
3-14
Nunavut
58
Retail sales by NAICS and by region (historical estimates)
61
4-1
Seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
61
4-2
Not seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
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Table of contents – continued
Data quality, concepts and methodology
Objectives, uses and users
65
Concepts, variables and classifications
66
Coverage and frames
68
Sampling
69
Questionnaire design
70
Response and non-response
71
Data collection and capture operations
74
Editing
75
Imputation
76
Estimation
77
Seasonal adjustment and trend-cycle estimation
78
Data quality evaluation
80
Disclosure control
81
Questions and answers
82
Appendix
I
44-45 Retail Trade
85
Charts
1.
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted and chained (2002) dollars, Canada
6
2.
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
8
3.
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
9
4.
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
10
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Highlights
Retail sales rose 0.4% to $39.1 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. Warmer than usual
weather, especially in Ontario, contributed to the gains.
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Analysis — March 2012
Retail sales rose 0.4% to $39.1 billion in March, more than offsetting the decline in February. Warmer than usual
weather, especially in Ontario, contributed to the gains.
In volume terms, sales also rose 0.4%.
Chart 1
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted and chained (2002) dollars, Canada
billions of dollars
41
40
39
38
37
36
35
34
Chained (2002) dollars
33
Seasonally adjusted
32
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
2012
Gains were reported in 7 of 11 subsectors, representing 56% of total retail sales.
Sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers rose 1.2% in March. Higher receipts at new car dealers (+0.7%) and
at other motor vehicle dealers (+7.7%) accounted for most of the gain. The advance in sales at the "other motor
vehicle dealers" industry followed four consecutive monthly declines. This industry includes retailers of recreational
vehicles, motorcycles and boats.
Warmer than usual weather in March advanced the purchase of spring merchandise such as clothing, footwear,
bicycles and lawn and garden products.
General merchandise stores registered higher sales for a third month in a row, rising 1.1% in March. Department
store sales increased 1.3%, more than offsetting a decline in February. Sales at other general merchandise stores
(+0.8%) were up for a fifth straight month.
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers reported a 1.8% sales increase in March, a second
consecutive monthly gain.
Clothing and clothing accessories store sales advanced 1.3%, up for a sixth month in a row. This gain mainly
reflected higher sales at shoe stores (+7.2%).
Following three consecutive monthly declines, sales at sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores rose 1.9%,
reflecting higher receipts at sporting goods stores.
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Sales at gasoline stations declined for a fourth time in five months, falling 1.6% in March.
Food and beverage store sales were relatively unchanged from February. Increased sales at beer, wine and liquor
stores offset lower sales at supermarkets and other grocery stores, convenience stores and speciality food stores.
Sales gains concentrated in Ontario
Retail sales rose in four provinces in March. Most of the gain was concentrated in Ontario (+1.2%), where sales
increased for a fourth time in five months. Excluding Ontario, total retail sales were flat.
Alberta registered a 0.3% increase, partially offsetting the decline in February.
Saskatchewan retailers reported a 0.7% sales gain in March, a sixth increase in eight months.
Following two consecutive monthly declines, sales in Newfoundland and Labrador rose 0.7%.
The largest decline occurred in New Brunswick (-1.5%) where sales fell for a fourth time in five months.
Sales in British Columbia (-0.2%) and Quebec (-0.1%) edged down after increasing in February.
Note to readers
All the data in this release are seasonally adjusted and in current dollars, unless otherwise noted.
Total retail sales by volume are measured by deflating values in current dollars of the various trade groups using consumer
price indexes. This retail sales in chained dollars series (2002) is a chain Fisher volume index with 2002 as the reference
year.
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Chart 2
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
Motor vehicle and parts dealers
Food and beverage stores
millions of dollars
millions of dollars
9,500
9,100
9,000
8,900
8,500
8,000
8,700
7,500
8,500
7,000
Seasonally adjusted
Seasonally adjusted
6,500
8,300
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
A
2012
J
2010
Electronics and appliance stores
J
2011
M
2012
Clothing and clothing accessories stores
millions of dollars
millions of dollars
1,300
2,250
2,200
1,250
2,150
1,200
1
200
2,100
1,150
2,050
2,000
1,100
1,950
1,050
1,900
Seasonally adjusted
1,000
1,850
A
J
2010
8
Seasonally adjusted
J
2011
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M
2012
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
2012
Retail Trade – March 2012
Chart 3
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
Furniture and home furnishings stores
Health and personal care stores
millions of dollars
millions of dollars
3,100
1,400
1,350
2,950
1,300
2,800
1,250
1,200
2,650
1,150
Seasonally adjusted
Seasonally adjusted
1,100
2,500
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
A
2012
2010
Building material and garden equipment and supplies
dealers
millions of dollars
J
J
2011
M
2012
Miscellaneous store retailers
millions of dollars
1,100
2,800
2,700
1,050
2,600
2,500
1,000
2,400
950
2,300
2,200
900
2,100
2,000
850
Seasonally adjusted
1,900
1,800
Seasonally adjusted
800
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
2012
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
2012
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Chart 4
Retail sales: seasonally adjusted, by retail NAICS, Canada
Gasoline stations
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores
millions of dollars
millions of dollars
1,025
5,500
1,000
5,000
975
950
4,500
925
4,000
900
875
3,500
850
3,000
825
Seasonally adjusted
2,500
Seasonally adjusted
800
A
J
2010
J
2011
M
A
2012
J
2010
2011
General merchandise stores
millions of dollars
4,900
4,800
4,700
4,600
4,500
4,400
4,300
4,200
Seasonally adjusted
4,100
A
J
2010
10
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2011
J
M
2012
M
2012
Related products
Selected publications from Statistics Canada
63-007-X
New Motor Vehicle Sales
Selected technical and analytical products from Statistics Canada
11-621-M2006048
Competing for the Retail Drug Market
11-621-M2006051
Gift Cards: The Gift of Choice
11-621-M2007065
Retail Trade: How the Provinces Fared in 2008
11-621-M2008075
Retailers Competing for Market share: 2007 Retail Sales in Review
11-621-M2009078
Christmas Shopping: 2006 in Review
11F0027M2008053
Firm Turnover and Productivity Growth in the Canadian Retail Trade Sector
Selected CANSIM tables from Statistics Canada
080-0020
Retail trade, sales by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), monthly
080-0021
Retail trade, sales, chained dollars and price index based on the North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS), monthly
Selected surveys from Statistics Canada
2406
Retail Trade Survey (Monthly)
2408
Monthly Retail Trade Survey (Department Store Organizations)
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Selected summary tables from Statistics Canada
• General merchandise store sales, by province and territory
• Retail commodity sales, by retail trade sector (quarterly)
• Retail trade, by industry
• Retail trade, by province and territory
• Retail trade, by industry (monthly)
• Economic indicators, by province and territory (monthly and quarterly)
• Latest statistics (monthly)
• Retail trade, by province and territory (monthly)
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Statistical tables
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 1-1
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, seasonally adjusted (current periods) — Sales
March p
2012
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
39,052.4
8,903.0
7,172.8
523.6
624.0
582.5
1,271.4
796.4
475.1
1,203.8
2,317.7
8,705.0
6,157.8
542.7
433.9
1,570.7
2,695.1
4,845.2
2,312.6
1,805.3
262.6
244.7
949.2
4,958.2
2,283.7
2,674.5
891.3
38,901.8
8,794.7
7,121.0
517.3
579.4
577.0
1,270.3
798.3
472.0
1,197.8
2,276.6
8,708.3
6,161.3
543.8
434.2
1,569.0
2,710.5
4,925.5
2,282.4
1,790.7
245.0
246.7
931.8
4,905.6
2,253.4
2,652.2
898.4
38,981.8
9,002.4
7,306.3
516.2
607.0
573.0
1,274.7
805.9
468.8
1,213.1
2,233.1
8,719.2
6,163.9
551.5
432.3
1,571.6
2,732.8
4,831.7
2,255.4
1,762.9
253.6
238.9
941.2
4,882.5
2,258.6
2,624.0
895.7
38,906.4
8,670.6
6,987.1
503.3
610.6
569.7
1,289.2
798.1
491.0
1,227.3
2,361.5
8,799.6
6,219.7
522.1
471.2
1,586.6
2,769.7
4,913.3
2,242.0
1,750.6
244.5
246.9
943.0
4,777.0
2,199.3
2,577.7
913.2
116,936.0
26,700.1
21,600.1
1,557.1
1,810.5
1,732.4
3,816.4
2,400.5
1,415.9
3,614.6
6,827.4
26,132.5
18,483.0
1,638.0
1,300.3
4,711.3
8,138.3
14,602.4
6,850.4
5,358.9
761.1
730.4
2,822.2
14,746.3
6,795.7
7,950.6
2,685.5
Total, all stores
39,052.4
38,901.8
38,981.8
38,906.4
116,936.0
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
662.6
159.6
1,097.2
927.6
8,660.4
13,852.7
1,379.9
1,394.6
5,628.7
5,137.4
57.4
63.9
30.5
658.2
160.0
1,101.0
941.4
8,669.0
13,690.2
1,388.1
1,385.1
5,609.1
5,147.0
56.8
64.5
31.4
660.1
165.1
1,100.3
945.9
8,611.1
13,817.6
1,395.2
1,372.3
5,645.4
5,118.3
55.1
62.4
33.0
674.3
161.3
1,122.3
937.3
8,745.2
13,634.4
1,408.0
1,393.7
5,603.0
5,078.4
55.4
62.3
30.8
1,980.9
484.7
3,298.5
2,814.9
25,940.4
41,360.5
4,163.2
4,152.0
16,883.3
15,402.7
169.3
190.8
94.8
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 1-2
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, seasonally adjusted (current periods) — Percentage change from previous month
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percent
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
0.4
1.2
0.7
1.2
7.7
1.0
0.1
-0.2
0.7
0.5
1.8
0.0
-0.1
-0.2
-0.1
0.1
-0.6
-1.6
1.3
0.8
7.2
-0.8
1.9
1.1
1.3
0.8
-0.8
-0.2
-2.3
-2.5
0.2
-4.5
0.7
-0.3
-0.9
0.7
-1.3
2.0
-0.1
0.0
-1.4
0.4
-0.2
-0.8
1.9
1.2
1.6
-3.4
3.2
-1.0
0.5
-0.2
1.1
0.3
0.2
3.8
4.6
2.6
-0.6
0.6
-1.1
1.0
-4.5
-1.2
-5.4
-0.9
-0.9
5.6
-8.3
-0.9
-1.3
-1.7
0.6
0.7
3.7
-3.2
-0.2
2.2
2.7
1.8
-1.9
0.0
-1.2
-0.6
0.7
-2.0
-8.2
3.8
1.7
7.2
-4.1
4.0
1.0
0.8
-1.3
6.3
0.8
0.2
-0.4
0.1
0.7
-1.9
-2.4
-4.2
-0.3
-1.4
0.7
0.5
0.4
-0.2
0.2
0.0
0.7
-0.3
-0.3
-1.5
-0.1
1.2
-0.6
0.7
0.3
-0.2
1.0
-1.0
-2.8
-0.3
-3.0
0.1
-0.5
0.7
-0.9
-0.5
0.9
-0.6
0.6
3.0
3.4
-4.9
-2.1
2.3
-2.0
0.9
-1.5
1.3
-0.9
-1.5
0.8
0.8
-0.5
0.2
7.0
2.4
1.4
2.7
-0.4
0.4
0.2
0.8
-1.7
-0.6
-1.1
-0.1
1.7
0.4
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 1-3
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, seasonally adjusted (current periods) — Percentage change from previous year
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percent
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
4.1
10.5
10.2
10.0
17.5
7.5
3.8
3.6
4.2
-5.1
4.7
0.4
-0.7
1.6
6.8
2.7
-1.3
1.6
9.5
9.9
8.5
8.1
4.0
5.7
4.3
6.9
3.4
4.0
9.6
10.8
5.4
3.2
5.1
0.5
-1.8
4.6
-3.1
1.5
0.4
-0.1
0.2
6.9
0.8
0.2
6.4
6.4
7.3
-1.4
8.0
0.2
5.7
3.2
7.9
-0.1
4.8
12.8
14.3
7.3
8.8
3.5
3.0
3.4
2.2
-0.9
-0.7
0.9
0.2
0.5
5.2
2.4
1.0
4.9
8.4
9.5
2.8
6.5
2.0
5.3
2.7
7.6
0.4
3.9
6.1
6.2
5.6
6.6
4.7
2.3
-0.9
7.8
0.8
6.9
2.6
2.2
-4.3
8.5
4.9
2.9
3.2
5.0
4.9
1.0
9.9
2.3
3.7
x
x
3.3
4.3
10.9
11.8
7.6
9.7
5.4
2.4
1.7
3.7
-3.1
1.8
0.6
-0.2
0.7
6.3
1.9
0.0
4.3
8.1
8.9
3.3
7.5
2.1
5.6
3.4
7.5
1.2
Total, all stores
4.1
4.0
4.8
3.9
4.3
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
1.6
1.8
1.4
0.2
2.7
3.9
1.4
5.9
9.0
4.0
3.8
7.3
3.3
3.0
6.8
4.7
4.0
3.3
1.9
1.3
6.5
9.1
6.0
6.0
8.1
8.3
3.4
12.5
3.4
4.1
1.5
4.3
4.4
5.2
11.0
6.1
3.7
3.6
13.9
5.4
9.7
5.2
5.6
3.1
1.9
5.6
7.8
7.9
4.3
4.3
3.9
3.2
2.7
6.9
3.1
2.7
2.5
3.3
2.3
5.9
9.7
5.4
4.5
6.3
8.5
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 2-1
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (current periods) — Sales
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
37,924.9
9,256.9
7,685.8
526.6
536.5
508.0
1,203.1
754.4
448.7
1,112.5
1,886.9
8,756.4
6,356.3
513.2
415.0
1,471.9
2,725.4
4,853.1
2,024.3
1,609.0
222.8
192.5
819.2
4,451.7
2,037.0
2,414.8
835.4
32,063.6
6,952.8
5,738.3
427.8
385.5
401.2
1,046.5
659.0
387.5
955.3
1,548.0
7,736.7
5,652.8
463.0
382.5
1,238.4
2,543.3
4,452.9
1,646.0
1,271.9
156.6
217.5
689.1
3,744.4
1,716.2
2,028.1
748.6
32,408.9
6,730.1
5,571.9
410.0
306.5
441.7
1,129.7
728.5
401.2
1,056.3
1,524.7
7,734.3
5,764.5
486.6
361.2
1,122.1
2,623.0
4,457.1
1,632.7
1,288.3
182.6
161.8
832.9
3,935.0
1,794.0
2,141.0
753.1
45,029.1
7,354.7
5,997.6
409.4
378.4
569.3
1,543.2
915.8
627.4
2,251.9
1,898.8
10,373.6
6,956.2
536.3
571.5
2,309.6
3,255.2
4,716.4
3,793.8
2,848.5
342.4
603.0
1,664.8
6,997.2
3,596.5
3,400.7
1,179.5
102,397.4
22,939.8
18,996.0
1,364.4
1,228.6
1,350.9
3,379.3
2,141.8
1,237.5
3,124.1
4,959.5
24,227.4
17,773.5
1,462.8
1,158.8
3,832.4
7,891.7
13,763.1
5,302.9
4,169.3
562.0
571.7
2,341.2
12,131.2
5,547.2
6,584.0
2,337.1
Total, all stores
37,924.9
32,063.6
32,408.9
45,029.1
102,397.4
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
624.4
144.7
1,064.5
889.4
8,375.3
13,410.9
1,360.7
1,359.8
5,481.4
5,056.8
53.3
71.9
31.9
535.5
123.2
910.8
762.7
6,990.4
11,243.0
1,143.3
1,139.3
4,692.4
4,390.0
44.0
61.0
28.1
522.0
129.6
906.1
768.0
6,976.2
11,578.9
1,146.9
1,162.6
4,774.6
4,321.8
42.4
51.9
27.8
788.7
180.4
1,303.1
1,079.0
9,619.1
16,284.5
1,643.8
1,560.6
6,453.9
5,952.1
60.3
68.7
35.1
1,682.0
397.4
2,881.4
2,420.2
22,342.0
36,232.8
3,650.9
3,661.7
14,948.3
13,768.6
139.7
184.8
87.7
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 2-2
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (current periods) — Percentage change from previous
year
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percent
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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5.1
5.8
5.6
3.6
15.2
3.2
4.6
4.4
4.8
-3.1
3.4
5.7
4.4
4.1
8.6
11.4
-0.7
2.4
14.1
14.4
13.0
12.4
4.6
9.4
9.5
9.3
2.8
7.7
14.9
16.3
10.1
8.5
7.8
4.8
1.4
11.4
-0.1
4.9
3.3
2.7
2.5
10.7
4.2
4.1
9.3
10.5
11.1
2.7
12.9
3.7
9.4
6.5
12.1
4.0
4.0
15.5
16.9
11.7
8.7
7.5
3.0
3.3
2.4
-1.0
0.7
-2.1
-2.5
-0.5
4.0
-2.3
1.2
5.2
5.7
6.6
0.4
5.5
1.3
3.7
0.7
6.4
-0.7
4.6
4.7
4.8
2.6
3.4
5.1
1.6
-0.6
5.1
1.4
5.4
5.7
5.1
-2.3
9.7
8.7
2.7
5.4
7.3
7.4
0.8
10.8
3.0
3.8
x
x
3.6
5.6
11.2
11.9
7.9
11.4
5.9
4.1
3.1
6.0
-1.5
3.0
2.4
1.5
2.0
7.8
4.8
1.5
5.5
10.3
10.9
5.8
10.6
3.2
7.5
5.6
9.1
2.0
5.1
7.7
4.0
4.6
5.6
3.0
3.3
2.6
0.7
3.1
4.8
3.2
7.9
10.2
5.7
6.2
8.6
2.9
8.2
11.3
8.7
7.9
6.6
5.5
4.9
9.5
12.8
9.7
9.2
11.9
13.4
3.8
12.1
3.2
4.0
0.9
3.2
3.1
5.4
10.2
5.0
2.6
2.7
13.1
5.3
9.3
5.4
5.8
4.2
2.5
6.8
7.9
8.8
4.6
5.7
4.6
1.7
4.9
8.5
4.6
3.9
3.4
4.5
3.7
7.6
11.0
6.7
6.0
7.9
9.3
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-1
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Canada
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
37,924.9
9,256.9
7,685.8
526.6
536.5
508.0
1,203.1
754.4
448.7
1,112.5
1,886.9
8,756.4
6,356.3
513.2
415.0
1,471.9
2,725.4
4,853.1
2,024.3
1,609.0
222.8
192.5
819.2
4,451.7
2,037.0
2,414.8
835.4
32,063.6
6,952.8
5,738.3
427.8
385.5
401.2
1,046.5
659.0
387.5
955.3
1,548.0
7,736.7
5,652.8
463.0
382.5
1,238.4
2,543.3
4,452.9
1,646.0
1,271.9
156.6
217.5
689.1
3,744.4
1,716.2
2,028.1
748.6
32,408.9
6,730.1
5,571.9
410.0
306.5
441.7
1,129.7
728.5
401.2
1,056.3
1,524.7
7,734.3
5,764.5
486.6
361.2
1,122.1
2,623.0
4,457.1
1,632.7
1,288.3
182.6
161.8
832.9
3,935.0
1,794.0
2,141.0
753.1
45,029.1
7,354.7
5,997.6
409.4
378.4
569.3
1,543.2
915.8
627.4
2,251.9
1,898.8
10,373.6
6,956.2
536.3
571.5
2,309.6
3,255.2
4,716.4
3,793.8
2,848.5
342.4
603.0
1,664.8
6,997.2
3,596.5
3,400.7
1,179.5
102,397.4
22,939.8
18,996.0
1,364.4
1,228.6
1,350.9
3,379.3
2,141.8
1,237.5
3,124.1
4,959.5
24,227.4
17,773.5
1,462.8
1,158.8
3,832.4
7,891.7
13,763.1
5,302.9
4,169.3
562.0
571.7
2,341.2
12,131.2
5,547.2
6,584.0
2,337.1
Total, all stores
37,924.9
32,063.6
32,408.9
45,029.1
102,397.4
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Table 3-1 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Canada
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
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18.3
33.1
33.9
23.1
39.2
26.6
15.0
14.5
15.8
16.5
21.9
13.2
12.4
10.9
8.5
18.9
7.2
9.0
23.0
26.5
42.3
-11.5
18.9
18.9
18.7
19.1
11.6
-1.1
3.3
3.0
4.4
25.8
-9.2
-7.4
-9.5
-3.4
-9.6
1.5
0.0
-1.9
-4.9
5.9
10.4
-3.0
-0.1
0.8
-1.3
-14.3
34.4
-17.3
-4.8
-4.3
-5.3
-0.6
-28.0
-8.5
-7.1
0.1
-19.0
-22.4
-26.8
-20.4
-36.0
-53.1
-19.7
-25.4
-17.1
-9.3
-36.8
-51.4
-19.4
-5.5
-57.0
-54.8
-46.7
-73.2
-50.0
-43.8
-50.1
-37.0
-36.2
15.1
-12.6
-9.9
-15.8
-9.4
-33.7
14.9
12.3
19.0
62.1
-18.2
24.0
17.0
5.5
33.0
55.8
16.0
-1.2
53.1
46.6
23.9
132.7
56.2
33.0
44.3
22.8
29.9
18.3
-1.1
-28.0
15.1
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Table 3-1 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Canada
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
5.1
5.8
5.6
3.6
15.2
3.2
4.6
4.4
4.8
-3.1
3.4
5.7
4.4
4.1
8.6
11.4
-0.7
2.4
14.1
14.4
13.0
12.4
4.6
9.4
9.5
9.3
2.8
7.7
14.9
16.3
10.1
8.5
7.8
4.8
1.4
11.4
-0.1
4.9
3.3
2.7
2.5
10.7
4.2
4.1
9.3
10.5
11.1
2.7
12.9
3.7
9.4
6.5
12.1
4.0
4.0
15.5
16.9
11.7
8.7
7.5
3.0
3.3
2.4
-1.0
0.7
-2.1
-2.5
-0.5
4.0
-2.3
1.2
5.2
5.7
6.6
0.4
5.5
1.3
3.7
0.7
6.4
-0.7
4.6
4.7
4.8
2.6
3.4
5.1
1.6
-0.6
5.1
1.4
5.4
5.7
5.1
-2.3
9.7
8.7
2.7
5.4
7.3
7.4
0.8
10.8
3.0
3.8
x
x
3.6
5.6
11.2
11.9
7.9
11.4
5.9
4.1
3.1
6.0
-1.5
3.0
2.4
1.5
2.0
7.8
4.8
1.5
5.5
10.3
10.9
5.8
10.6
3.2
7.5
5.6
9.1
2.0
5.1
7.7
4.0
4.6
5.6
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-2
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Newfoundland and Labrador
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
624.4
148.7
116.1
8.7
16.0
7.8
15.0
11.8
3.3
9.9
31.2
151.0
108.8
22.7 E
x
x
41.8
96.1
18.7
14.5
1.9
2.3
7.9
95.3
x
x
8.7
535.5
114.8
82.3
7.5 E
18.3
6.6
13.0
10.1
2.9
8.9
28.2
135.1
97.1
20.4 E
x
x
38.9
85.7
15.5
11.4
1.4
2.8
6.7
81.5
x
x
7.3
522.0
108.9
80.3
6.3 E
15.0
7.2
12.0
9.3
2.7
9.0
28.2
133.5
97.8
21.0
x
x
38.9
83.8
13.2
10.0
1.4
1.7
7.0
80.2
x
x
7.3
788.7
125.7
89.7
6.4
19.8
9.7
20.5
16.6
3.9
22.6
42.5
193.3
124.1
24.7
x
x
48.0
92.9
50.5
36.5
3.7
10.3
17.9
160.1
x
x
14.7
1,682.0
372.4
278.7
22.6
49.4
21.7
40.0
31.2
8.8
27.8
87.6
419.6
303.7
64.1
x
x
119.6
265.7
47.4
35.9
4.6
6.8
21.6
257.0
x
x
23.3
Total, all stores
624.4
535.5
522.0
788.7
1,682.0
22
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Table 3-2 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Newfoundland and Labrador
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
16.6
29.6
41.1
15.6
-12.5
18.7
15.8
16.7
12.8
11.5
10.4
11.8
12.1
10.8
x
x
7.7
12.1
20.3
27.9
39.6
-19.6
19.0
17.0
x
x
18.6
2.6
5.4
2.4
19.3
22.1
-8.8
8.1
8.1
8.4
-1.1
0.0
1.2
-0.7
-2.6
x
x
-0.2
2.3
17.9
13.1
-3.2
63.3
-4.5
1.6
x
x
0.5
-33.8
-13.4
-10.5
-1.8
-24.3
-25.4
-41.4
-43.8
-31.2
-60.2
-33.6
-30.9
-21.2
-15.2
x
x
-18.8
-9.8
-73.9
-72.5
-62.5
-83.2
-61.1
-49.9
x
x
-50.4
14.6
-11.8
-15.6
-4.9
27.1
-30.1
14.1
16.7
4.1
76.6
-21.9
34.0
24.9
10.2
x
x
12.3
4.8
57.2
44.5
35.6
149.4
38.5
22.4
x
x
57.0
16.6
2.6
-33.8
14.6
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Table 3-2 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Newfoundland and Labrador
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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3.0
-4.5
-5.9
-7.1
3.2
6.4
17.6
16.0
23.5
9.1
-4.8
4.4
6.9
-1.9
x
x
4.5
5.6
7.5
6.4
10.3
13.2
-3.7
10.6
x
x
2.4
8.2
9.5
14.2
15.7
-10.1
13.3
27.2
26.8
28.6
15.6
4.1
5.8
6.6
2.3
x
x
6.9
4.7
12.5
11.5
-0.1
24.7
3.1
12.4
x
x
13.8
3.8
11.5
10.4
16.0
19.3
5.7
15.0
13.2
21.9
-2.4
-8.1
2.3
2.6
2.3
x
x
1.8
0.8
-0.9
-1.9
-8.1
12.7
-4.4
6.5
x
x
3.9
5.3
4.9
1.3
7.7
28.7
-1.0
2.9
4.2
-2.5
-1.6
4.9
9.0
11.1
-0.7
x
x
1.3
1.8
8.0
9.2
2.8
5.8
1.2
5.2
x
x
8.0
4.9
4.0
3.9
5.7
1.8
8.2
19.7
18.4
24.6
7.0
-3.3
4.2
5.4
0.8
x
x
4.4
3.8
6.6
5.4
1.1
17.6
-1.9
9.8
x
x
6.2
3.0
8.2
3.8
5.3
4.9
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-3
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Prince Edward Island
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
144.7
30.8
x
x
1.9
2.2
2.6
1.7
0.9
2.9
10.5
39.0
31.3
2.2 E
x
x
11.6
22.0
5.3
4.1
x
x
x
x
x
6.0
x
123.2
21.7
x
x
1.5
1.6
2.1
1.3
0.8
2.4
9.6
35.0
28.2
1.9
x
x
11.1
21.0
4.0
3.0
x
x
x
x
x
5.4
x
129.6
23.4
x
x
1.3
1.9
2.5
1.5
1.0
2.6
11.7
35.4
28.7
1.9
x
x
11.5
20.8
4.0
3.1
x
x
x
x
x
5.7
x
180.4
24.3
x
x
1.9
2.4
4.1
2.2
1.9
6.2
13.9
46.0
34.5
2.5
x
x
13.7
21.9
12.6
9.1
x
x
5.4
27.7
x
x
4.7
397.4
75.9
x
x
4.7
5.8
7.2
4.5
2.7
8.0
31.8
109.4
88.2
6.1
x
x
34.2
63.7
13.3
10.3
x
x
x
x
x
17.1
x
Total, all stores
144.7
123.2
129.6
180.4
397.4
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Table 3-3 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Prince Edward Island
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
17.5
41.9
x
x
28.7
35.5
25.5
36.4
8.6
18.7
8.9
11.3
11.2
12.7
x
x
4.8
4.6
31.5
34.1
x
x
x
x
x
12.4
x
-4.9
-7.3
x
x
12.3
-12.3
-15.6
-16.8
-13.7
-6.6
-18.2
-1.2
-1.9
-0.2
x
x
-3.2
0.9
0.5
-3.5
x
x
x
x
x
-6.6
x
-28.2
-3.7
x
x
-31.9
-21.9
-39.8
-31.3
-49.8
-57.9
-15.3
-23.0
-16.9
-21.3
x
x
-16.1
-5.2
-68.3
-65.4
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
15.5
-13.8
x
x
22.6
-18.0
40.8
25.1
64.8
67.9
-18.9
26.5
20.3
26.8
x
x
16.9
-1.5
73.0
59.9
x
x
54.1
40.8
x
x
28.4
Total, all stores
17.5
-4.9
-28.2
15.5
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Table 3-3 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Prince Edward Island
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
3.3
0.0
x
x
-0.6
-9.5
22.3
29.8
10.1
0.9
0.1
11.0
10.1
24.2
x
x
-3.6
-1.5
14.5
10.3
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
11.3
13.5
x
x
7.7
-9.6
24.8
24.7
25.0
3.4
17.4
11.9
10.7
34.4
x
x
7.5
11.1
14.1
16.7
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
12.1
43.8
x
x
27.7
-3.1
25.5
36.8
10.9
-7.2
26.8
4.9
2.3
30.7
x
x
9.8
5.7
8.0
7.0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
9.3
4.7
x
x
18.6
-10.6
11.1
21.0
1.4
-3.0
26.8
17.4
10.2
-17.2
x
x
2.6
12.5
-6.9
-13.1
x
x
-8.7
8.5
x
x
18.0
8.5
14.7
x
x
8.8
-7.5
24.1
30.5
14.6
-1.2
14.1
9.2
7.6
29.4
x
x
4.2
4.7
12.4
11.0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
3.3
11.3
12.1
9.3
8.5
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-4
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — New Brunswick
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
889.4
221.1
176.5
11.0
18.0
15.6
17.5
10.7
6.8
15.6
36.4
222.9
164.5
F
x
x
67.9
138.8
28.4
22.5
2.8
3.1
13.5
111.0
47.9
63.1
16.2
762.7
166.5
131.0
9.8
13.8
11.9
14.9
8.7
6.2
14.5
32.9
200.8
149.8
F
x
x
62.3
134.1
21.6
16.3
1.7
3.6
10.8
90.8
38.0
52.7
13.6
768.0
165.2
127.4
10.9
12.8
14.1
16.9
9.2
7.7
14.1
35.6
201.6
153.7
20.8 E
x
x
64.8
130.6
19.8
15.6
1.9
2.3
12.2
93.1
40.1
53.0
14.0
1,079.0
185.9
142.7
8.6
15.7
18.9
24.6
12.8
11.8
31.8
45.2
267.4
187.8
23.1 E
x
x
79.3
143.0
59.8
42.7
4.2
12.9
27.8
187.7
x
x
26.4
2,420.2
552.8
434.8
31.7
44.6
41.6
49.4
28.7
20.7
44.2
105.0
625.2
468.0
F
x
x
195.0
403.5
69.8
54.4
6.4
9.0
36.5
294.8
126.0
168.8
43.9
Total, all stores
889.4
762.7
768.0
1,079.0
2,420.2
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Table 3-4 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — New Brunswick
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
16.6
32.8
34.7
11.8
31.0
31.2
17.4
23.2
9.3
7.8
10.8
11.0
9.9
F
x
x
9.0
3.5
32.0
38.6
59.1
-11.5
25.0
22.2
25.9
19.6
18.7
-0.7
0.8
2.9
-9.9
7.6
-15.9
-11.9
-5.6
-19.6
2.4
-7.7
-0.4
-2.6
F
x
x
-3.9
2.7
8.7
4.1
-8.1
52.8
-11.4
-2.4
-5.1
-0.4
-2.9
-28.8
-11.1
-10.7
27.6
-18.5
-25.3
-31.1
-27.6
-34.8
-55.6
-21.1
-24.6
-18.2
-10.1
x
x
-18.3
-8.7
-66.8
-63.5
-55.0
-81.9
-56.2
-50.4
x
x
-46.7
13.4
-12.7
-12.8
-14.8
16.4
-26.6
13.1
10.4
16.2
48.2
-20.4
23.9
18.5
12.0
x
x
14.3
-0.6
68.9
55.5
29.6
174.2
53.3
36.7
x
x
41.2
16.6
-0.7
-28.8
13.4
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Table 3-4 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — New Brunswick
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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0.7
-3.9
-4.3
-14.5
4.9
0.1
-7.5
4.6
-21.8
-15.4
-4.3
1.0
3.0
F
x
x
2.0
-0.8
6.8
6.3
8.0
9.1
2.3
16.5
x
x
3.1
7.9
11.3
12.7
19.6
4.4
-0.5
-0.2
10.8
-12.4
1.2
5.6
3.9
4.9
F
x
x
5.5
10.1
4.3
5.1
1.2
2.5
6.9
14.9
x
x
5.9
4.0
12.3
14.1
42.1
-7.6
1.9
16.5
16.2
16.8
-18.4
-3.8
-0.5
0.0
5.1
x
x
6.2
3.5
-5.0
-5.5
-4.6
-1.7
-5.2
8.7
x
x
2.8
5.8
8.3
10.2
-13.5
14.1
2.2
-1.1
-1.5
-0.6
-9.5
11.6
6.2
8.6
-2.2
x
x
4.8
6.4
-3.1
-3.2
4.7
-5.1
6.3
7.9
x
x
12.8
3.9
5.0
5.5
10.4
0.8
0.6
2.0
10.0
-7.4
-11.7
-1.2
1.4
2.6
F
x
x
4.5
4.0
2.4
2.3
2.2
3.5
0.9
13.5
x
x
3.8
0.7
7.9
4.0
5.8
3.9
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Table 3-5
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nova Scotia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
1,064.5
245.9
204.5
16.6
12.4
12.5
24.9
15.2
9.7
20.2
57.9
279.0
204.7
21.5
x
x
75.4
161.9
40.5
32.5
4.0
4.0
19.9
119.2
x
x
19.6
910.8
191.3
157.7
14.0
8.6 E
11.0
20.6
12.5
8.1
17.4
53.9
248.5
184.3
19.3
x
x
70.7
149.5
30.9
23.6
2.6
4.6
15.7
94.7
x
x
17.4
906.1
178.7
145.2
14.5
6.5
12.6
22.8
13.6
9.2
18.2
53.8
250.6
189.5
19.4
x
x
72.2
147.0
28.8
22.7
3.0
3.1
17.3
98.9
x
x
17.9
1,303.1
195.9
159.0
12.2
8.8
15.8
32.5
18.8
13.7
48.8
64.9
333.9
232.3
21.7
x
x
88.8
156.8
90.6
67.3
7.0
16.3
40.2
213.0
x
x
37.8
2,881.4
615.9
507.4
45.1
27.4
36.0
68.3
41.3
27.0
55.8
165.6
778.2
578.6
60.2
x
x
218.3
458.5
100.2
78.9
9.6
11.7
52.9
312.9
x
x
54.9
Total, all stores
1,064.5
910.8
906.1
1,303.1
2,881.4
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Table 3-5 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nova Scotia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
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16.9
28.5
29.6
19.1
44.4
13.0
20.9
21.6
19.7
16.2
7.4
12.3
11.1
11.3
x
x
6.6
8.3
31.2
37.5
50.1
-12.1
26.4
25.9
x
x
12.4
0.5
7.0
8.6
-3.9
32.7
-12.4
-9.3
-8.1
-11.0
-4.2
0.3
-0.8
-2.7
-0.4
x
x
-2.0
1.7
7.3
4.0
-10.7
49.2
-8.8
-4.3
x
x
-2.8
-30.5
-8.7
-8.7
18.5
-26.9
-20.4
-30.0
-27.5
-33.4
-62.7
-17.2
-24.9
-18.4
-10.7
x
x
-18.8
-6.2
-68.2
-66.2
-57.9
-81.1
-57.1
-53.6
x
x
-52.6
18.1
-10.7
-8.9
-21.5
20.8
-28.1
17.0
18.6
14.9
84.3
-15.2
24.4
17.8
12.8
x
x
15.0
1.2
69.7
63.1
44.4
123.7
62.1
41.1
x
x
62.1
16.9
0.5
-30.5
18.1
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-5 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nova Scotia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
2.6
-0.1
-0.1
-5.6
15.6
-5.7
1.5
5.0
-3.5
-10.7
-5.6
7.4
4.1
3.6
x
x
-3.5
4.0
9.2
11.5
-2.7
3.9
4.7
5.8
x
x
-2.4
8.7
16.2
19.0
5.6
-0.8
8.4
3.5
6.9
-1.4
-8.6
12.6
4.8
3.7
14.6
x
x
4.1
16.0
5.2
6.2
-2.6
5.1
3.0
3.3
x
x
5.3
3.2
15.9
18.1
13.6
0.8
4.2
2.3
-3.5
12.2
-17.7
4.6
-1.2
-1.1
6.1
x
x
0.2
7.2
-4.6
-5.4
-1.6
-0.6
-3.1
-0.2
x
x
-2.5
5.4
11.6
14.3
-2.4
17.8
-3.2
-6.2
-10.5
0.3
-10.2
10.4
8.3
9.6
-9.0
x
x
-3.1
7.2
2.6
4.6
6.7
-6.4
10.7
1.8
x
x
16.2
4.6
9.0
10.3
3.4
6.4
1.7
2.4
2.6
2.0
-12.5
3.1
3.7
2.2
7.7
x
x
0.1
8.7
3.7
4.5
-2.3
3.1
1.6
3.1
x
x
-0.1
2.6
8.7
3.2
5.4
4.6
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-6
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Quebec
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
8,375.3
2,170.8
1,810.8
143.5
112.8
103.7
288.9
207.7
81.2
175.4
376.7
1,948.1
1,435.9
163.7
120.5
228.1
725.6
1,083.1
447.1
363.6
54.7
28.8
166.6
820.6
x
x
172.4
6,990.4
1,536.9
1,265.5
116.2
85.0
70.3
248.9
183.1
65.8
152.4
286.9
1,740.5
1,273.9
146.9
113.4
206.3
676.4
1,017.6
343.5
275.4
37.3
30.8
136.0
695.5
x
x
155.8
6,976.2
1,336.9
1,103.8
94.1
63.6
75.4
262.5
191.2
71.3
175.7
272.0
1,757.0
1,303.3
163.0
113.4
177.3
695.7
1,023.5
363.9
290.1
47.6
26.2
181.7
732.3
x
x
175.0
9,619.1
1,611.4
1,296.3
107.3
89.0
118.8
356.0
236.5
119.5
362.1
396.4
2,298.2
1,539.7
174.7
146.9
436.9
850.9
1,080.8
745.7
575.5
84.0
86.2
411.2
1,258.9
547.1
711.8
247.4
22,342.0
5,044.7
4,180.1
353.7
261.4
249.5
800.3
582.0
218.3
503.4
935.6
5,445.6
4,013.0
473.7
347.2
611.6
2,097.7
3,124.2
1,154.5
929.0
139.6
85.8
484.3
2,248.4
x
x
503.1
Total, all stores
8,375.3
6,990.4
6,976.2
9,619.1
22,342.0
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Table 3-6 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Quebec
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
19.8
41.2
43.1
23.5
32.7
47.5
16.1
13.4
23.5
15.1
31.3
11.9
12.7
11.4
6.2
10.6
7.3
6.4
30.2
32.0
46.6
-6.4
22.4
18.0
x
x
10.7
0.2
15.0
14.7
23.5
33.6
-6.8
-5.2
-4.2
-7.7
-13.3
5.5
-0.9
-2.3
-9.9
0.0
16.4
-2.8
-0.6
-5.6
-5.1
-21.7
17.5
-25.1
-5.0
x
x
-11.0
-27.5
-17.0
-14.9
-12.3
-28.5
-36.5
-26.3
-19.2
-40.3
-51.5
-31.4
-23.5
-15.4
-6.7
-22.8
-59.4
-18.2
-5.3
-51.2
-49.6
-43.3
-69.6
-55.8
-41.8
x
x
-29.3
10.9
-17.3
-15.4
-12.8
-11.7
-38.3
13.0
7.2
26.5
62.5
-25.8
19.5
14.4
0.6
16.5
57.7
13.7
1.7
43.9
41.5
12.8
133.3
78.9
30.7
42.2
23.0
21.0
Total, all stores
19.8
0.2
-27.5
10.9
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Table 3-6 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Quebec
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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3.1
1.8
0.6
11.1
4.0
9.1
4.9
4.2
6.8
-4.7
0.8
2.4
0.9
3.5
2.9
11.7
-3.1
4.1
13.4
13.1
17.2
10.2
1.9
12.4
x
x
-3.7
6.6
15.8
17.1
26.4
3.8
-3.5
4.9
3.4
9.1
-4.3
-3.1
0.5
-0.5
-1.6
5.1
5.7
3.2
11.3
6.3
6.6
3.6
6.7
-4.9
13.7
x
x
-2.2
0.9
11.0
12.6
7.2
4.8
-0.6
-3.3
-4.1
-1.1
-7.2
-12.1
-3.1
-4.4
6.7
0.5
-3.8
-4.4
6.9
1.6
1.2
6.2
-2.2
-5.7
2.2
x
x
0.0
4.2
4.5
3.8
8.0
-3.0
15.9
-1.4
-4.7
5.9
-8.1
13.9
4.3
2.2
2.4
4.3
13.7
4.0
5.6
5.0
5.7
1.5
3.9
6.9
4.3
x
x
1.7
3.4
8.1
8.3
14.5
4.1
2.3
2.1
1.1
4.7
-5.5
-4.5
-0.1
-1.3
2.9
2.8
4.8
-1.6
7.3
7.3
7.2
9.5
4.9
-3.0
9.2
x
x
-2.0
3.1
6.6
0.9
4.2
3.4
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-7
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Ontario
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
13,410.9
3,075.6
2,631.3
225.4
94.9
124.0
434.0
262.2
171.8
426.1
679.8
3,096.3
2,203.7
149.0
157.6
586.1
1,058.8
1,574.2
774.1
611.8
89.9
72.4
302.8
1,684.8
839.5
845.3
304.5
11,243.0
2,197.7
1,869.7
177.4
64.3
86.2
379.0
233.7
145.4
377.4
562.1
2,715.5
1,951.0
134.1
145.8
484.5
993.1
1,460.6
632.7
479.6
60.8
92.3
259.2
1,392.6
698.6
694.0
273.0
11,578.9
2,283.6
1,941.0
176.9
60.1 E
105.5
422.6
271.3
151.3
415.1
567.7
2,727.5
2,002.4
136.3
137.8
451.1
1,024.7
1,460.5
622.1
483.3
73.3
65.5
309.9
1,479.0
735.7
743.3
266.2
16,284.5
2,395.6
2,013.9
166.0
71.1
144.7
585.2
340.1
245.1
893.4
666.7
3,671.3
2,381.5
149.5
238.1
902.2
1,259.4
1,514.2
1,574.8
1,178.4
142.2
254.3
586.4
2,720.4
1,504.2
1,216.3
416.9
36,232.8
7,556.9
6,442.0
579.7
219.3
315.8
1,235.6
767.1
468.5
1,218.6
1,809.6
8,539.3
6,157.1
419.4
441.1
1,521.7
3,076.6
4,495.3
2,028.9
1,574.7
224.0
230.2
871.9
4,556.4
2,273.7
2,282.6
843.8
Total, all stores
13,410.9
11,243.0
11,578.9
16,284.5
36,232.8
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Table 3-7 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Ontario
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
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19.3
39.9
40.7
27.1
47.6
43.8
14.5
12.2
18.2
12.9
20.9
14.0
13.0
11.1
8.1
21.0
6.6
7.8
22.3
27.5
47.9
-21.5
16.8
21.0
20.2
21.8
11.5
-2.9
-3.8
-3.7
0.3
7.1
-18.3
-10.3
-13.9
-4.0
-9.1
-1.0
-0.4
-2.6
-1.6
5.8
7.4
-3.1
0.0
1.7
-0.8
-17.1
41.0
-16.4
-5.8
-5.0
-6.6
2.5
-28.9
-4.7
-3.6
6.6
-15.5
-27.0
-27.8
-20.2
-38.3
-53.5
-14.9
-25.7
-15.9
-8.9
-42.1
-50.0
-18.6
-3.5
-60.5
-59.0
-48.4
-74.3
-47.2
-45.6
-51.1
-38.9
-36.1
17.0
-13.3
-11.6
-22.4
-7.9
-25.4
16.5
14.6
19.2
68.0
-19.1
25.2
16.1
6.7
39.1
58.3
13.0
-1.6
58.3
51.3
32.4
134.9
47.2
36.7
48.1
24.8
28.0
19.3
-2.9
-28.9
17.0
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Table 3-7 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Ontario
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
4.8
5.2
6.2
0.8
0.3
-1.8
0.8
-2.3
6.1
-5.3
-0.9
7.5
5.9
10.4
10.4
12.7
-0.6
2.7
9.3
9.8
12.5
2.1
3.5
8.9
10.0
7.8
8.1
5.5
9.2
11.4
-2.2
-9.0
4.7
-0.1
-6.5
12.2
0.5
6.2
2.7
1.3
7.0
12.0
4.8
2.5
8.1
8.1
8.3
-1.1
14.1
2.5
7.0
4.7
9.4
5.3
3.2
15.9
17.8
6.4
-3.7
13.5
-0.5
1.6
-4.1
1.8
2.9
-3.7
-4.5
-6.3
5.2
-1.8
1.9
5.3
2.6
2.6
-2.5
9.1
-0.6
2.3
0.7
3.9
-2.7
2.5
-1.1
-0.5
-9.6
-6.4
3.2
1.7
-1.4
6.4
2.2
1.9
5.8
5.0
-4.5
12.7
7.9
1.7
1.4
6.2
4.9
-2.8
19.9
-0.7
2.3
x
x
-2.0
4.5
9.4
11.0
1.4
-3.7
4.7
0.1
-2.3
4.3
-1.2
2.4
2.2
0.9
3.4
9.2
5.6
1.2
5.3
6.8
7.0
3.4
8.7
1.7
6.1
5.2
7.0
3.6
4.8
5.5
3.2
2.5
4.5
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-8
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Manitoba
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
1,360.7
314.2
247.3
24.3
20.7
21.9
38.8
22.1
16.7
45.1
84.7
322.0
244.0
17.4
8.7
51.9
81.4
175.0
52.0
37.9
7.6
6.6 E
26.3
194.4
x
x
26.8
1,143.3
239.3
188.0
19.6
13.7
18.0
32.4
18.8
13.6
36.0 E
75.1
284.8
215.0
15.3
7.7
46.8
71.9
159.0
40.4
29.9
4.8
5.7
21.6
159.5
x
x
23.4
1,146.9
230.2
182.9
17.7
9.8
19.8
34.8
20.5
14.4
40.1 E
73.8
282.8
216.0
16.6
7.0
43.2
73.7
160.3
39.5
30.1
5.1
4.3
24.5
162.4
x
x
24.6
1,643.8
272.9
218.6
18.9
13.8
21.7
47.0
27.6
19.4
84.3
90.6
395.4
286.0
20.2
12.7
76.5
89.4
181.0
98.5
70.8
9.9
17.8
51.1
286.5
x
x
47.3
3,650.9
783.8
618.3
61.6
44.1
59.7
106.0
61.3
44.7
121.1
233.5
889.6
675.1
49.2
23.4
141.9
227.0
494.3
131.9
97.9
17.4
16.6
72.5
516.3
x
x
74.9
Total, all stores
1,360.7
1,143.3
1,146.9
1,643.8
3,650.9
40
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Table 3-8 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Manitoba
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
19.0
31.3
31.5
23.8
51.5
21.6
19.9
17.5
23.3
25.3
12.8
13.1
13.5
13.6
12.4
11.1
13.3
10.0
28.9
26.9
58.4
14.7
21.8
21.9
x
x
14.6
-0.3
4.0
2.8
10.9
40.0
-9.3
-7.0
-8.1
-5.4
-10.3
1.7
0.7
-0.5
-7.9
10.3
8.3
-2.5
-0.8
2.3
-0.7
-5.8
31.9
-11.9
-1.8
x
x
-5.0
-30.2
-15.6
-16.3
-6.3
-29.1
-8.5
-26.0
-25.9
-26.1
-52.4
-18.5
-28.5
-24.5
-17.8
-44.9
-43.5
-17.6
-11.4
-59.9
-57.5
-48.9
-75.6
-52.0
-43.3
x
x
-47.9
17.4
-3.8
2.8
-17.6
-18.7
-30.2
10.0
11.6
7.9
59.9
-10.4
24.9
20.9
15.9
49.8
41.5
14.7
0.7
57.6
53.0
16.4
131.3
57.7
30.6
x
x
50.4
Total, all stores
19.0
-0.3
-30.2
17.4
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Table 3-8 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Manitoba
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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3.2
1.3
0.0
-1.7
27.5
-0.6
13.6
10.0
18.6
2.3
11.2
3.9
2.9
0.2
16.7
8.1
-4.5
-5.4
15.8
12.7
25.0
24.7
2.2
10.2
x
x
2.7
4.9
6.8
8.2
0.4
-1.8
8.0
2.0
4.6
-1.4
-1.8
5.4
6.1
6.1
-1.3
18.7
6.9
-0.2
-1.4
10.5
10.7
7.7
11.8
5.7
9.6
x
x
3.3
3.1
9.3
11.5
-4.4
-7.9
13.2
5.3
5.0
5.7
2.5
4.6
1.0
-0.9
0.0
7.4
11.0
0.1
-3.9
4.5
4.2
9.2
1.4
-1.5
6.6
x
x
7.2
6.8
8.4
10.2
15.8
-13.5
2.0
1.5
0.7
2.6
2.5
3.3
12.4
14.8
10.7
10.5
4.9
2.9
0.2
9.5
12.8
0.5
2.6
4.8
4.6
x
x
22.2
3.7
5.2
5.7
-1.8
8.3
6.2
7.1
6.7
7.7
1.1
7.2
3.6
2.6
-0.3
14.4
8.6
-1.7
-3.6
10.6
9.4
15.1
13.4
1.9
8.9
x
x
4.3
3.2
4.9
3.1
6.8
3.7
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-9
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Saskatchewan
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
1,359.8
357.4
280.8
13.3
39.6
23.8
37.8
20.5
17.3
37.2
83.8
262.7
197.6
9.8 E
7.5
47.9
74.1
219.7
45.3
34.7
4.6
6.0
24.0
191.7
x
x
26.0
1,139.3
278.8
223.2
10.9
24.6
20.2
32.8
17.7
15.1
31.8
73.7
217.7
173.8
8.6
6.1
29.2
68.2
197.0
36.8
27.5
3.2
6.1
18.3
161.3
x
x
22.8
1,162.6
275.1
224.6
11.7
17.5 E
21.3
32.4
18.1
14.3
34.5
70.5
217.9
176.3
9.0
5.6
27.1
72.0
203.4
36.4
28.9
3.3
4.2
20.1
178.0
x
x
22.3
1,560.6
308.7
245.0
11.7
26.1
25.9
45.8
25.5
20.3
68.4
81.5
308.5
219.2
9.7
10.0
69.6
84.3
224.4
85.0
59.8
6.0
19.1
41.4
279.9
x
x
32.7
3,661.7
911.3
728.6
35.9
81.7
65.2
103.0
56.4
46.7
103.6
228.0
698.3
547.6
27.3
19.1
104.2
214.3
620.1
118.6
91.1
11.2
16.3
62.5
531.0
x
x
71.0
Total, all stores
1,359.8
1,139.3
1,162.6
1,560.6
3,661.7
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Table 3-9 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Saskatchewan
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
19.4
28.2
25.8
21.7
61.2
17.9
15.2
15.5
14.7
16.9
13.7
20.7
13.7
13.9
23.6
63.7
8.6
11.5
23.1
26.2
43.1
-1.6
31.2
18.9
x
x
14.0
-2.0
1.3
-0.7
-7.2
40.3
-5.1
1.1
-2.2
5.3
-7.9
4.6
-0.1
-1.4
-4.4
8.7
8.0
-5.2
-3.1
1.1
-4.9
-1.9
44.2
-8.9
-9.4
x
x
2.2
-25.5
-10.9
-8.3
0.0
-33.0
-17.8
-29.2
-28.8
-29.6
-49.5
-13.5
-29.4
-19.6
-7.2
-44.4
-61.1
-14.6
-9.4
-57.1
-51.7
-45.3
-77.9
-51.4
-36.4
x
x
-31.8
10.0
-8.7
-3.5
-18.6
-11.8
-36.0
8.0
10.9
4.6
51.6
-20.3
22.8
15.6
5.0
42.5
53.5
15.3
-3.5
54.9
43.6
10.4
147.6
40.6
24.8
x
x
30.2
Total, all stores
19.4
-2.0
-25.5
10.0
44
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Table 3-9 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Saskatchewan
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
7.9
10.3
5.2
19.8
65.0
7.1
14.1
20.4
7.4
-1.1
15.9
4.9
3.2
6.5
10.0
11.2
8.6
1.7
14.6
13.8
31.6
8.4
22.3
8.6
x
x
16.3
9.5
16.2
14.8
32.1
17.6
23.0
15.7
19.5
11.5
10.6
14.4
1.1
5.0
0.7
6.8
-18.1
13.1
6.1
9.5
8.8
21.1
6.7
11.8
9.0
x
x
16.5
5.4
10.2
9.4
26.3
14.9
7.3
16.7
16.5
17.1
10.4
8.6
-5.1
-1.6
-3.2
3.1
-24.3
8.8
5.0
-0.1
0.2
9.4
-8.3
5.0
7.3
x
x
19.9
7.9
6.5
4.7
29.4
14.1
7.4
11.5
14.0
8.6
10.2
10.3
8.5
8.5
-5.7
2.5
11.9
5.2
11.5
9.3
9.9
6.1
8.6
3.3
4.3
x
x
17.5
7.6
12.0
9.3
25.5
35.8
11.6
15.4
18.8
11.6
6.0
13.0
0.4
2.2
1.4
6.9
-9.0
10.1
4.1
8.1
7.7
21.3
2.9
13.2
8.3
x
x
17.5
7.9
9.5
5.4
7.9
7.6
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-10
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Alberta
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
5,481.4
1,523.5
1,240.3
39.1
144.4
99.7
193.3
113.5
79.8
199.6
236.3
1,126.6
847.8
59.7
38.3
180.7
242.6
754.0
302.2
238.6
30.0
33.6
132.0
652.8
x
x
118.5
4,692.4
1,223.6
992.6
34.6
106.9
89.5
168.4
97.5
70.9
166.0
210.4
997.9
753.5
54.4
34.5
155.5
228.5
669.9
246.8
191.7
21.7
33.3
111.6
559.6
x
x
110.0
4,774.6
1,241.2
1,022.7
37.5 E
79.5
101.4
179.4
107.1
72.3
185.6
209.0
986.4
756.1
55.7
31.5
143.1
237.8
679.7
234.6
190.1
21.8
22.7
134.1
586.6
x
x
100.3
6,453.9
1,271.1
1,025.1
39.2
91.0
115.8
235.3
135.5
99.8
401.3
248.6
1,318.0
928.9
63.4
54.5
271.2
299.6
724.9
555.6
414.8
41.9
98.9
247.4
986.3
x
x
165.8
14,948.3
3,988.2
3,255.6
111.2
330.8
290.6
541.1
318.1
223.0
551.1
655.6
3,110.8
2,357.4
169.8
104.3
479.4
708.8
2,103.6
783.6
620.5
73.5
89.6
377.6
1,799.0
x
x
328.8
Total, all stores
5,481.4
4,692.4
4,774.6
6,453.9
14,948.3
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Table 3-10 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Alberta
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
16.8
24.5
25.0
12.9
35.0
11.4
14.8
16.4
12.6
20.3
12.3
12.9
12.5
9.9
11.1
16.2
6.2
12.6
22.5
24.5
38.2
0.9
18.3
16.7
x
x
7.7
-1.7
-1.4
-2.9
-7.7
34.4
-11.8
-6.1
-8.9
-2.0
-10.6
0.7
1.2
-0.3
-2.4
9.5
8.7
-3.9
-1.4
5.2
0.9
-0.6
46.9
-16.8
-4.6
x
x
9.6
-26.0
-2.4
-0.2
-4.3
-12.6
-12.4
-23.8
-21.0
-27.5
-53.8
-15.9
-25.2
-18.6
-12.2
-42.1
-47.2
-20.6
-6.2
-57.8
-54.2
-47.8
-77.1
-45.8
-40.5
x
x
-39.5
14.2
-11.3
-7.5
-7.4
-17.3
-33.0
13.4
14.3
12.3
55.6
-13.3
26.7
20.5
9.0
50.6
55.5
21.5
-3.1
48.6
40.2
17.9
131.9
49.0
28.8
x
x
34.7
Total, all stores
16.8
-1.7
-26.0
14.2
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Table 3-10 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Alberta
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
10.2
14.8
13.5
11.6
40.5
3.3
11.8
17.3
4.8
1.1
11.4
9.2
9.0
-1.8
14.6
13.4
-0.6
5.2
20.0
19.5
20.1
23.6
12.1
10.9
x
x
2.4
12.8
22.4
22.1
23.3
36.6
11.9
14.1
11.5
17.9
0.9
10.3
8.2
9.1
-3.0
16.5
6.3
7.2
11.7
13.0
13.0
11.5
14.0
10.2
10.8
x
x
11.3
10.2
23.5
24.5
47.2
27.4
6.3
20.6
21.2
19.6
-0.3
9.7
1.2
1.6
-11.1
14.7
1.9
5.1
8.2
10.8
12.1
7.0
4.4
12.6
8.1
x
x
-0.9
8.8
11.9
11.1
45.6
21.3
3.8
8.8
8.3
9.4
9.8
5.2
6.5
8.1
-12.5
17.7
4.2
1.7
13.2
13.4
14.1
13.6
10.3
3.7
6.7
x
x
11.3
11.0
19.7
19.4
25.5
35.9
6.9
15.3
16.7
13.4
0.5
10.5
6.2
6.6
-5.4
15.2
7.5
3.7
8.2
14.9
15.1
13.4
14.7
11.7
10.0
x
x
4.1
Total, all stores
10.2
12.8
10.2
8.8
11.0
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-11
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — British Columbia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
5,056.8
1,139.6
932.5
42.6
72.5
92.1
148.0
87.8
60.2
177.7
281.0
1,266.3
888.8
43.4
67.0
267.1
339.5
613.7
308.4
247.3
26.7
34.4
121.1
527.3
x
x
134.2
4,390.0
957.8
794.4
36.2
46.1
81.1
132.5
74.7
57.8
146.5
208.9
1,124.0
800.7
40.2
60.0
223.2
316.3
545.9
272.1
212.3
22.6
37.2
105.2
462.8
x
x
117.9
4,321.8
868.9
712.5
38.5
38.5
79.4
141.6
85.8
55.8
159.4
197.1
1,107.0
815.9
41.1
52.3
197.7
326.2
535.3
268.7
213.1
24.8
30.8
121.8
477.5
x
x
118.5
5,952.1
943.3
774.6
37.3
38.3
93.2
189.5
98.8
90.6
329.0
242.0
1,493.5
989.8
44.8
86.0
372.9
434.4
564.4
516.4
390.7
42.4
83.2
232.9
827.6
x
x
179.1
13,768.6
2,966.3
2,439.4
117.2
157.1
252.6
422.0
248.3
173.8
483.6
687.0
3,497.3
2,505.4
124.7
179.3
688.0
982.0
1,694.9
849.2
672.6
74.1
102.4
348.1
1,467.6
x
x
370.6
Total, all stores
5,056.8
4,390.0
4,321.8
5,952.1
13,768.6
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Table 3-11 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — British Columbia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
15.2
19.0
17.4
17.7
57.2
13.4
11.7
17.5
4.1
21.3
34.5
12.7
11.0
8.1
11.8
19.6
7.3
12.4
13.4
16.5
18.2
-7.4
15.2
13.9
x
x
13.8
1.6
10.2
11.5
-6.0
19.9
2.2
-6.4
-12.9
3.6
-8.1
6.0
1.5
-1.9
-2.3
14.7
12.9
-3.0
2.0
1.3
-0.4
-8.8
20.6
-13.6
-3.1
x
x
-0.6
-27.4
-7.9
-8.0
3.2
0.5
-14.7
-25.3
-13.2
-38.4
-51.6
-18.5
-25.9
-17.6
-8.3
-39.2
-47.0
-24.9
-5.2
-48.0
-45.5
-41.5
-63.0
-47.7
-42.3
x
x
-33.8
18.1
-8.2
-2.0
5.7
-9.0
-41.7
18.4
13.5
24.3
55.3
-7.1
24.3
17.6
2.9
37.5
47.1
28.0
-4.3
50.6
44.0
27.2
118.2
57.9
33.2
x
x
29.1
Total, all stores
15.2
1.6
-27.4
18.1
50
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Table 3-11 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — British Columbia
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
5.7
9.7
11.4
1.3
0.8
4.3
2.6
5.1
-0.7
-1.0
10.2
4.8
3.2
2.7
13.7
8.8
3.1
-1.5
24.2
26.9
-1.7
31.2
2.4
4.5
x
x
-0.9
9.7
21.6
23.7
22.1
4.0
13.2
5.5
1.4
11.3
0.2
2.0
3.9
3.0
5.4
14.5
4.4
7.6
9.3
21.7
25.1
1.8
17.5
11.0
8.8
x
x
-0.2
5.0
15.3
16.0
18.2
10.2
10.9
1.2
3.4
-2.1
-0.6
1.5
-0.7
-0.5
1.6
4.1
-2.9
7.0
1.9
19.9
26.0
-7.4
9.5
8.8
2.5
x
x
-2.7
4.6
7.9
9.8
13.6
-11.5
0.7
-1.7
-1.7
-1.6
2.9
-0.9
3.6
1.4
4.5
7.4
8.7
4.5
5.7
9.9
12.6
-1.6
4.2
3.8
3.7
x
x
2.6
6.7
14.9
16.5
12.5
3.9
9.1
3.0
3.4
2.5
-0.5
5.0
2.7
1.9
3.2
11.0
3.8
5.8
2.8
22.1
26.1
-2.7
19.1
7.1
5.2
x
x
-1.3
5.7
9.7
5.0
4.6
6.7
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-12
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Yukon
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
53.3
8.7
x
x
x
x
1.5
x
x
1.2
4.6
16.0
12.1
x
x
x
2.8
7.7
1.2
0.8
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
44.0
7.4
x
x
1.2
2.0
1.1
x
x
0.9
2.9
13.8
10.4
x
x
x
2.5
6.6
1.0
0.7
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
42.4
6.2
x
x
0.7
2.2
1.5
x
x
0.8
2.6
13.1
10.1
x
x
x
2.5
6.9
0.9
0.6
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
60.3
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
1.9
2.9
19.2
13.6
x
x
x
3.3
7.2
2.4
1.6
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
139.7
22.2
x
x
x
x
4.1
x
x
2.9
10.1
42.9
32.5
x
x
x
7.9
21.2
3.1
2.1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Total, all stores
53.3
44.0
42.4
60.3
139.7
52
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Table 3-12 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Yukon
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
21.2
17.4
x
x
x
x
37.4
x
x
35.4
54.6
15.8
16.4
x
x
x
11.9
16.8
19.9
21.1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
3.8
18.5
x
x
67.3
-8.2
-28.0
x
x
4.0
11.9
5.8
2.1
x
x
x
-0.1
-4.6
12.7
5.9
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
-29.7
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
-55.0
-8.1
-31.8
-25.3
x
x
x
-23.8
-3.6
-62.9
-61.1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
15.0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
67.0
-31.7
28.3
22.2
x
x
x
24.1
0.6
42.0
30.0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Total, all stores
21.2
3.8
-29.7
15.0
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Table 3-12 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Yukon
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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-14.9
x
x
x
x
7.0
x
x
21.3
39.8
10.0
11.6
x
x
x
9.0
1.2
-4.8
-4.5
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
9.2
5.0
x
x
x
x
1.1
x
x
9.4
17.6
9.0
9.6
x
x
x
7.9
10.4
3.6
4.7
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2.6
-10.6
x
x
x
x
22.0
x
x
4.1
12.5
1.0
0.5
x
x
x
7.5
6.7
1.2
0.5
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
5.7
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
9.3
11.6
x
x
x
x
x
-3.8
-3.0
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
6.0
-7.9
x
x
x
x
10.3
x
x
12.2
25.0
6.8
7.3
x
x
x
8.2
5.7
-0.5
-0.2
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
6.2
9.2
2.6
5.7
6.0
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-13
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Northwest Territories
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
71.9
20.3
16.2
.
x
x
0.7
x
x
x
x
19.2
10.9
1.5
x
x
3.2
x
0.9
0.7
0.0
0.2
x
x
x
x
x
61.0
16.8
12.7
.
x
x
0.8
x
x
x
x
16.6
9.7
1.3
x
x
2.8
x
0.8
0.6
0.0
0.2
x
x
x
x
x
51.9
11.5
9.7
.
x
x
0.7
x
x
x
x
15.2
9.4
1.2
x
x
2.4
x
0.8
0.6
0.0
0.2
x
x
x
x
x
68.7
11.5
9.3
.
1.5
0.7
x
x
x
x
x
20.9
11.8
1.3
x
x
x
x
1.9
1.3
0.0
0.6
x
x
x
11.2
x
184.8
48.6
38.7
.
x
x
2.2
x
x
x
x
51.1
30.0
4.0
x
x
8.4
x
2.5
1.9
0.0
0.5
x
x
x
x
x
Total, all stores
71.9
61.0
51.9
68.7
184.8
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Table 3-13 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Northwest Territories
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
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17.9
21.3
27.4
.
x
x
-12.7
x
x
x
x
15.6
12.7
8.8
x
x
16.0
x
20.2
30.7
...
-11.3
x
x
x
x
x
17.6
45.3
30.7
.
x
x
5.4
x
x
x
x
9.3
3.6
14.8
x
x
13.8
x
-4.9
-8.2
...
6.3
x
x
x
x
x
-24.4
0.5
5.1
.
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
-27.3
-20.9
-11.0
x
x
x
x
-57.5
-51.5
...
-70.6
x
x
x
x
x
20.9
-2.4
-1.7
.
3.3
-20.1
x
x
x
x
x
23.5
20.3
6.3
x
x
x
x
45.1
27.0
...
109.5
x
x
x
23.8
x
17.9
17.6
-24.4
20.9
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 3-13 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Northwest Territories
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
8.6
23.4
12.3
.
x
x
20.3
x
x
x
x
0.4
2.2
1.5
x
x
x
x
7.6
19.4
...
-25.3
x
x
x
x
x
11.9
30.6
14.1
.
x
x
77.7
x
x
x
x
4.7
6.6
18.0
x
x
x
x
13.3
12.4
...
15.5
x
x
x
x
x
2.7
7.1
9.6
.
x
x
61.3
x
x
x
x
-3.1
-2.6
3.2
x
x
x
x
16.2
16.1
...
16.7
x
x
x
x
x
4.6
9.7
x
.
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
0.4
7.0
x
x
x
x
x
3.2
6.8
...
-3.9
x
x
x
x
x
7.9
21.3
12.2
.
x
x
50.4
x
x
x
x
0.6
2.0
7.1
x
x
x
x
12.0
16.2
...
-1.1
x
x
x
x
x
8.6
11.9
2.7
4.6
7.9
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 3-14
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nunavut
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
millions of dollars
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
31.9
0.3
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
7.3
6.1
x
.
x
0.7
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
28.1
0.3
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
6.6
5.5
x
.
x
0.6
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
27.8
0.2
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
6.4
5.3
x
.
x
0.6
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
35.1
x
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
8.1
6.9
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
87.7
0.8
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
20.2
16.9
x
.
x
1.8
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
Total, all stores
31.9
28.1
27.8
35.1
87.7
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Table 3-14 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nunavut
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
percentage change from previous month
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
13.7
0.0
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
11.3
11.5
x
.
x
10.6
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
1.0
10.8
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
3.1
4.6
x
.
x
9.1
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
-20.8
x
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
-21.2
-23.7
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
16.7
x
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
7.6
8.6
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
Total, all stores
13.7
1.0
-20.8
16.7
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Table 3-14 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region, not seasonally adjusted (monthly estimates) — Nunavut
March
2012
p
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
Year-to-date
2012
percentage change from previous year
NAICS
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
Total, all stores
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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-17.6
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
7.7
8.1
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
13.4
0.0
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
9.7
7.7
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
13.1
-6.4
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
14.2
12.7
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
1.7
x
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
3.4
5.5
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
9.3
-8.7
.
.
x
x
.
.
.
x
x
10.3
9.4
x
.
x
x
x
.
.
.
.
x
x
.
x
x
2.9
13.4
13.1
1.7
9.3
Retail Trade – March 2012
Table 4-1
Retail sales by NAICS and by region (historical estimates) — Seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
March p
2012
February r
2012
January
2012
r
December
2011
November
2011
October
2011
September
2011
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies
dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience)
stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
39,052.4
8,903.0
7,172.8
523.6
624.0
582.5
1,271.4
796.4
475.1
1,203.8
38,901.8
8,794.7
7,121.0
517.3
579.4
577.0
1,270.3
798.3
472.0
1,197.8
38,981.8
9,002.4
7,306.3
516.2
607.0
573.0
1,274.7
805.9
468.8
1,213.1
38,906.4
8,670.6
6,987.1
503.3
610.6
569.7
1,289.2
798.1
491.0
1,227.3
38,904.5
8,774.8
7,031.1
499.7
623.2
620.9
1,242.4
784.4
457.9
1,280.1
38,768.4
8,711.8
6,995.8
503.3
626.7
586.1
1,245.6
776.6
469.0
1,290.9
38,444.0
8,546.3
6,839.7
520.3
606.8
579.5
1,244.2
782.1
462.1
1,241.4
2,317.7
8,705.0
2,276.6
8,708.3
2,233.1
8,719.2
2,361.5
8,799.6
2,271.4
8,714.6
2,267.9
8,725.9
2,279.7
8,693.9
6,157.8
542.7
433.9
1,570.7
2,695.1
4,845.2
2,312.6
1,805.3
262.6
244.7
949.2
4,958.2
2,283.7
2,674.5
891.3
6,161.3
543.8
434.2
1,569.0
2,710.5
4,925.5
2,282.4
1,790.7
245.0
246.7
931.8
4,905.6
2,253.4
2,652.2
898.4
6,163.9
551.5
432.3
1,571.6
2,732.8
4,831.7
2,255.4
1,762.9
253.6
238.9
941.2
4,882.5
2,258.6
2,624.0
895.7
6,219.7
522.1
471.2
1,586.6
2,769.7
4,913.3
2,242.0
1,750.6
244.5
246.9
943.0
4,777.0
2,199.3
2,577.7
913.2
6,168.1
529.3
443.5
1,573.8
2,765.0
4,930.9
2,240.0
1,737.8
249.3
252.9
984.7
4,792.2
2,231.6
2,560.6
908.3
6,178.5
530.7
435.0
1,581.7
2,754.9
4,948.9
2,212.8
1,702.7
254.6
255.5
946.5
4,769.4
2,244.8
2,524.6
893.9
6,165.6
524.5
422.9
1,580.8
2,724.3
4,893.1
2,179.5
1,683.3
250.7
245.5
941.1
4,807.4
2,252.8
2,554.6
893.3
Total, all stores
39,052.4
38,901.8
38,981.8
38,906.4
38,904.5
38,768.4
38,444.0
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
662.6
159.6
1,097.2
927.6
8,660.4
13,852.7
1,379.9
1,394.6
5,628.7
5,137.4
57.4
63.9
30.5
658.2
160.0
1,101.0
941.4
8,669.0
13,690.2
1,388.1
1,385.1
5,609.1
5,147.0
56.8
64.5
31.4
660.1
165.1
1,100.3
945.9
8,611.1
13,817.6
1,395.2
1,372.3
5,645.4
5,118.3
55.1
62.4
33.0
674.3
161.3
1,122.3
937.3
8,745.2
13,634.4
1,408.0
1,393.7
5,603.0
5,078.4
55.4
62.3
30.8
658.3
159.1
1,092.7
940.6
8,709.3
13,609.4
1,397.3
1,417.4
5,637.8
5,135.0
55.5
61.2
30.7
659.4
160.1
1,102.6
941.7
8,636.5
13,584.3
1,396.0
1,401.3
5,586.9
5,152.0
55.8
61.4
30.4
663.3
157.8
1,103.6
934.4
8,599.7
13,607.3
1,379.9
1,377.6
5,421.8
5,050.4
55.7
61.1
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Table 4-1 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region (historical estimates) — Seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
August
2011
July
2011
June
2011
May
2011
April
2011
March
2011
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies
dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience)
stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
38,039.5
8,265.7
6,570.9
493.7
625.0
576.2
1,257.8
781.7
476.1
1,219.5
37,868.3
8,182.6
6,517.1
486.7
597.6
581.2
1,231.0
771.0
459.9
1,224.1
38,059.9
8,426.7
6,757.5
502.9
585.0
581.2
1,261.8
794.9
467.0
1,248.5
37,729.9
8,150.4
6,532.3
457.2
580.2
580.7
1,254.4
791.7
462.8
1,272.8
37,584.1
8,211.4
6,578.2
470.2
578.7
584.3
1,273.9
814.2
459.8
1,249.0
37,512.5
8,057.7
6,508.6
475.9
531.2
542.1
1,225.0
769.0
456.0
1,268.9
2,260.4
8,687.3
2,268.0
8,675.4
2,266.6
8,639.0
2,228.6
8,565.6
2,127.5
8,647.9
2,214.3
8,670.4
6,179.1
533.3
418.8
1,556.1
2,728.3
4,862.0
2,184.2
1,684.4
260.1
239.8
918.7
4,773.2
2,255.3
2,518.0
882.4
6,180.5
531.6
414.7
1,548.6
2,736.4
4,790.3
2,185.8
1,692.7
259.3
233.8
912.3
4,769.0
2,231.1
2,537.9
893.4
6,137.7
535.0
415.2
1,551.2
2,744.5
4,773.2
2,166.4
1,683.7
252.4
230.2
923.9
4,728.3
2,242.0
2,486.3
881.1
6,078.0
535.4
404.2
1,547.9
2,744.2
4,821.2
2,168.3
1,683.8
252.2
232.4
907.9
4,723.0
2,228.7
2,494.3
893.4
6,168.4
524.5
405.6
1,549.4
2,738.6
4,747.0
2,132.9
1,664.5
234.8
233.6
910.7
4,661.3
2,223.2
2,438.2
883.8
6,199.7
534.4
406.3
1,529.9
2,730.6
4,767.1
2,111.8
1,643.3
242.1
226.4
913.1
4,691.9
2,189.6
2,502.2
861.7
Total, all stores
38,039.5
37,868.3
38,059.9
37,729.9
37,584.1
37,512.5
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
655.0
155.4
1,087.9
921.4
8,534.4
13,484.8
1,368.7
1,356.4
5,331.5
4,999.0
54.8
60.2
29.9
646.7
156.7
1,114.3
916.6
8,542.8
13,396.8
1,363.2
1,346.6
5,249.8
4,988.6
55.0
60.7
30.4
650.9
156.9
1,101.1
932.9
8,559.2
13,497.1
1,370.1
1,369.2
5,278.3
4,998.2
55.7
60.8
29.4
649.2
155.9
1,091.0
916.1
8,419.2
13,442.8
1,359.4
1,332.2
5,265.5
4,955.0
54.9
59.6
29.2
642.7
152.2
1,083.1
921.0
8,385.6
13,325.9
1,337.4
1,317.6
5,243.4
5,028.5
57.4
60.2
29.0
652.3
156.9
1,082.0
926.1
8,434.0
13,338.7
1,360.8
1,317.1
5,162.2
4,938.3
55.3
59.6
29.5
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Table 4-2
Retail sales by NAICS and by region (historical estimates) — Not seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
March p
2012
February r
2012
January
2012
December
2011
November
2011
October
2011
September
2011
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies
dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience)
stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
37,924.9
9,256.9
7,685.8
526.6
536.5
508.0
1,203.1
754.4
448.7
1,112.5
32,063.6
6,952.8
5,738.3
427.8
385.5
401.2
1,046.5
659.0
387.5
955.3
32,408.9
6,730.1
5,571.9
410.0
306.5
441.7
1,129.7
728.5
401.2
1,056.3
45,029.1
7,354.7
5,997.6
409.4
378.4
569.3
1,543.2
915.8
627.4
2,251.9
39,134.3
8,418.3
6,655.6
486.2
417.7
858.8
1,342.6
815.4
527.2
1,389.2
38,167.9
8,265.8
6,563.1
507.6
499.8
695.3
1,304.9
808.5
496.4
1,215.2
38,848.8
8,530.6
6,855.4
529.7
560.0
585.6
1,297.3
835.6
461.7
1,263.1
1,886.9
8,756.4
1,548.0
7,736.7
1,524.7
7,734.3
1,898.8
10,373.6
2,321.9
8,368.1
2,364.1
8,552.4
2,521.1
8,795.4
6,356.3
513.2
415.0
1,471.9
2,725.4
4,853.1
2,024.3
1,609.0
222.8
192.5
819.2
4,451.7
2,037.0
2,414.8
835.4
5,652.8
463.0
382.5
1,238.4
2,543.3
4,452.9
1,646.0
1,271.9
156.6
217.5
689.1
3,744.4
1,716.2
2,028.1
748.6
5,764.5
486.6
361.2
1,122.1
2,623.0
4,457.1
1,632.7
1,288.3
182.6
161.8
832.9
3,935.0
1,794.0
2,141.0
753.1
6,956.2
536.3
571.5
2,309.6
3,255.2
4,716.4
3,793.8
2,848.5
342.4
603.0
1,664.8
6,997.2
3,596.5
3,400.7
1,179.5
5,947.3
508.4
429.6
1,482.8
2,807.2
4,773.0
2,478.3
1,942.8
276.4
259.1
1,065.5
5,261.8
2,492.3
2,769.6
908.3
6,073.4
539.1
426.1
1,513.8
2,742.7
4,939.1
2,220.2
1,739.6
279.6
201.0
877.6
4,783.2
2,276.0
2,507.2
902.9
6,229.1
545.1
414.3
1,606.7
2,682.5
4,935.9
2,215.0
1,729.3
276.3
209.5
979.7
4,642.8
2,195.8
2,446.9
985.2
Total, all stores
37,924.9
32,063.6
32,408.9
45,029.1
39,134.3
38,167.9
38,848.8
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
624.4
144.7
1,064.5
889.4
8,375.3
13,410.9
1,360.7
1,359.8
5,481.4
5,056.8
53.3
71.9
31.9
535.5
123.2
910.8
762.7
6,990.4
11,243.0
1,143.3
1,139.3
4,692.4
4,390.0
44.0
61.0
28.1
522.0
129.6
906.1
768.0
6,976.2
11,578.9
1,146.9
1,162.6
4,774.6
4,321.8
42.4
51.9
27.8
788.7
180.4
1,303.1
1,079.0
9,619.1
16,284.5
1,643.8
1,560.6
6,453.9
5,952.1
60.3
68.7
35.1
688.5
156.3
1,103.0
951.5
8,670.7
13,916.9
1,399.9
1,418.5
5,649.0
5,040.5
52.4
56.8
30.1
649.7
153.3
1,078.9
916.2
8,556.3
13,248.8
1,393.2
1,406.5
5,543.5
5,078.2
55.6
57.6
30.1
669.7
163.4
1,113.5
949.0
8,684.0
13,704.6
1,410.8
1,397.7
5,465.0
5,139.6
58.7
60.7
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Table 4-2 – continued
Retail sales by NAICS and by region (historical estimates) — Not seasonally adjusted, March 2011 to March 2012
August
2011
July
2011
June
2011
May
2011
April
2011
March
2011
millions of dollars
NAICS - Canada
Retail trade[44-45]
Motor vehicle and parts dealers[441]
New car dealers[44111]
Used car dealers[44112]
Other motor vehicle dealers[4412]
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores[4413]
Furniture and home furnishings stores[442]
Furniture stores[4421]
Home furnishings stores[4422]
Electronics and appliance stores[443]
Building material and garden equipment and supplies
dealers[444]
Food and beverage stores[445]
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience)
stores [44511]
Convenience stores[44512]
Specialty food stores[4452]
Beer, wine and liquor stores[4453]
Health and personal care stores[446]
Gasoline stations[447]
Clothing and clothing accessories stores[448]
Clothing stores[4481]
Shoe stores[4482]
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores[4483]
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores[451]
General merchandise stores[452]
Department stores[4521]
Other general merchandise stores[4529]
Miscellaneous store retailers[453]
39,530.9
9,123.6
7,263.0
547.2
748.5
564.8
1,316.6
829.8
486.8
1,245.7
39,820.7
8,772.5
6,854.2
520.2
851.5
546.5
1,274.3
826.8
447.6
1,144.9
40,827.3
9,997.2
7,941.4
578.3
899.1
578.4
1,269.7
799.6
470.1
1,122.2
40,020.0
9,648.3
7,598.2
529.6
908.8
611.7
1,233.0
785.1
447.9
1,107.2
38,003.3
9,272.9
7,424.6
512.9
717.1
618.4
1,200.3
761.9
438.4
1,072.0
36,074.5
8,746.3
7,280.4
508.1
465.7
492.2
1,150.5
722.3
428.3
1,148.4
2,599.4
8,726.1
2,651.1
9,459.2
2,908.7
8,910.4
2,859.2
8,514.6
2,099.2
8,764.5
1,824.3
8,282.9
6,084.5
582.6
428.4
1,630.6
2,705.6
5,180.6
2,145.7
1,641.2
283.4
221.1
908.7
4,632.2
2,144.0
2,488.3
946.7
6,535.1
606.7
433.5
1,883.9
2,675.9
5,224.4
2,056.3
1,596.1
247.2
213.0
855.1
4,846.0
2,186.5
2,659.5
861.0
6,257.6
570.1
439.3
1,643.4
2,735.7
5,056.0
2,134.5
1,669.1
252.7
212.6
875.9
4,896.9
2,220.0
2,676.9
920.1
6,050.7
553.4
418.2
1,492.3
2,772.3
5,107.7
2,154.0
1,670.1
261.6
222.3
828.9
4,902.3
2,182.1
2,720.2
892.6
6,351.0
517.3
418.8
1,477.4
2,692.2
4,699.6
2,043.6
1,608.5
244.0
191.1
827.8
4,522.5
2,133.4
2,389.1
808.6
6,086.7
493.0
382.2
1,321.0
2,744.1
4,737.6
1,774.9
1,406.5
197.1
171.2
782.9
4,070.3
1,861.0
2,209.3
812.4
Total, all stores
39,530.9
39,820.7
40,827.3
40,020.0
38,003.3
36,074.5
Regions
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Alberta
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
713.7
181.4
1,137.7
996.2
8,832.0
13,864.7
1,435.7
1,427.1
5,552.1
5,235.1
61.8
63.3
30.1
700.8
183.2
1,193.5
987.3
9,098.3
13,912.6
1,435.6
1,417.0
5,471.6
5,261.3
63.1
64.8
31.4
700.7
170.4
1,187.9
1,008.6
9,295.3
14,472.4
1,463.0
1,468.4
5,646.2
5,253.1
64.5
66.7
30.2
677.2
164.8
1,141.1
967.2
9,261.2
14,170.0
1,412.5
1,414.0
5,538.7
5,127.8
57.8
57.9
29.8
636.6
149.6
1,084.3
918.4
8,825.5
13,361.3
1,333.1
1,320.8
5,214.4
5,014.5
56.2
59.2
29.4
606.2
140.0
1,037.3
883.4
8,125.4
12,796.4
1,317.9
1,260.0
4,975.4
4,785.1
50.2
66.2
31.0
Note(s): NAICS: North American Industry Classification System Canada
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Objectives, uses and users
Objective
The Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS) provides information on the performance of the retail trade sector on a
monthly basis, and when combined with other statistics, represents an important indicator of the state of the Canadian
economy.
Uses
The estimates provide a measure of the health and performance of the retail trade sector. Information collected is
used to estimate level and monthly trend for retail sales. At the end of each year, the estimates provide a preliminary
look at annual retail sales and performance.
Users
A variety of organizations, sector associations, and levels of government make use of the information. Retailers rely
on the survey results to compare their performance against similar types of businesses, as well as for marketing
purposes. Retail associations are able to monitor industry performance and promote their retail industries. Investors
can monitor industry growth, which can result in better access to investment capital by retailers. Governments are
able to understand the role of retailers in the economy, which aids in the development of policies and tax incentives.
As an important industry in the Canadian economy, governments are able to better determine the overall health of
the economy through the use of the estimates in the calculation of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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Concepts, variables and classifications
Concepts
The retail trade sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing merchandise, generally without
transformation, and rendering services incidental to the sale of merchandise.
The retailing process is the final step in the distribution of merchandise; retailers are therefore organized to sell
merchandise in small quantities to the general public. This sector comprises two main types of retailers, that is,
store and non-store retailers. The MRTS covers only store retailers. Their main characteristics are described
below. Store retailers operate fixed point-of-sale locations, located and designed to attract a high volume of walk-in
customers. In general, retail stores have extensive displays of merchandise and use mass-media advertising to
attract customers. They typically sell merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption,
but some also serve business and institutional clients. These include establishments such as office supplies stores,
computer and software stores, gasoline stations, building material dealers, plumbing supplies stores and electrical
supplies stores.
In addition to selling merchandise, some types of store retailers are also engaged in the provision of after-sales
services, such as repair and installation. For example, new automobile dealers, electronic and appliance stores
and musical instrument and supplies stores often provide repair services, while floor covering stores and window
treatment stores often provide installation services. As a general rule, establishments engaged in retailing
merchandise and providing after sales services are classified in this sector.
Catalogue sales showrooms, gasoline service stations, and mobile home dealers are treated as store retailers.
Variables
Sales are defined as the sales of all goods purchased for resale, net of returns and discounts. This includes
commission revenue and fees earned from selling goods and services on account of others, such as selling lottery
tickets, bus tickets, and phone cards. It also includes parts and labour revenue from repair and maintenance;
revenue from rental and leasing of goods and equipment; revenues from services, including food services; sales of
goods manufactured as a secondary activity; and the proprietor’s withdrawals, at retail, of goods for personal use.
Other revenue from rental of real estate, placement fees, operating subsidies, grants, royalties and franchise fees
are excluded.
Trading Location is the physical location(s) in which business activity is conducted in each province and territory,
and for which sales are credited or recognized in the financial records of the company. For retailers, this would
normally be a store.
Constant Dollars: The value of retail trade is measured in two ways; including the effects of price change on sales
and net of the effects of price change. The first measure is referred to as retail trade in current dollars and the latter
as retail trade in constant dollars. The method of calculating the current dollar estimate is to aggregate the weighted
value of sales for all retail outlets. The method of calculating the constant dollar estimate is to first adjust the sales
values to a base year, using the Consumer Price Index, and then sum up the resulting values.
Classification
The Monthly Retail Trade Survey is based on the definition of retail trade under the NAICS (North American Industry
Classification System). NAICS is the agreed upon common framework for the production of comparable statistics by
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the statistical agencies of Canada , Mexico and the United States . The agreement defines the boundaries of twenty
sectors. NAICS is based on a production-oriented, or supply based conceptual framework in that establishments
are groups into industries according to similarity in production processes used to produce goods and services.
Estimates appear for 21 industries based on special aggregations of the 2007 North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS) industries. The 21 industries are further aggregated to 11 sub-sectors.
Geographically, sales estimates are produced for Canada and each province and territory.
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Coverage and frames
Statistics Canada’s Business Register (BR) provides the frame for the Monthly Retail Trade Survey. The BR is a
structured list of businesses engaged in the production of goods and services in Canada. It is a centrally maintained
database containing detailed descriptions of most business entities operating within Canada. The BR includes all
incorporated businesses, with or without employees. For unincorporated businesses, the BR includes all employers
with businesses, and businesses with no employees with annual sales greater than $30,000 that have a Goods
and Services Tax (GST) account (the BR does not include unincorporated businesses with no employees and with
annual sales less than $30,000).
The businesses on the BR are represented by a hierarchical structure with four levels, with the statistical enterprise
at the top, followed by the statistical company, the statistical establishment and the statistical location. An enterprise
can be linked to one or more statistical companies, a statistical company can be linked to one or more statistical
establishments, and a statistical establishment to one or more statistical locations.
The target population for the MRTS consists of all statistical establishments on the BR that are classified to the retail
sector using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (approximately 200,000 establishments).
The NAICS code range for the retail sector is 441100 to 453999. A statistical establishment is the production entity
or the smallest grouping of production entities which: produces a homogeneous set of goods or services; does not
cross provincial boundaries; and provides data on the value of output, together with the cost of principal intermediate
inputs used, along with the cost and quantity of labour used to produce the output. The production entity is the
physical unit where the business operations are carried out. It must have a civic address and dedicated labour.
The exclusions to the target population are ancillary establishments (producers of services in support of the activity
of producing goods and services for the market of more than one establishment within the enterprise, and serves as
a cost centre or a discretionary expense centre for which data on all its costs including labour and depreciation can
be reported by the business), future establishments, establishments with a missing or a zero gross business income
(GBI) value on the BR and establishments in the following non-covered NAICS:
– 4541 (electronic shopping and mail-order houses)
– 4542 (vending machine operators)
– 45431 (fuel dealers)
– 45439 (other direct selling establishments)
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Sampling
The MRTS sample consists of 10,000 groups of establishments (clusters) classified to the Retail Trade sector
selected from the Statistics Canada Business Register. A cluster of establishments is defined as all establishments
belonging to a statistical enterprise that are in the same trade group and geographical region. The MRTS uses a
stratified design with simple random sample selection in each stratum. The stratification is done by industry groups
(the mainly, but not only four digit level NAICS), and the geographical regions consisting of the provinces and
territories, as well as three provincial sub-regions. We further stratify the population by size. The size measure is
created using a combination of independent survey data and three administrative variables: the annual profiled
revenue, the GST sales expressed on an annual basis, and the declared tax revenue (T1 or T2).
The size strata consist of one take-all (census), at most, two take-some (partially sampled) strata, and one take-none
(non-sampled) stratum. Take-none strata serve to reduce respondent burden by excluding the smaller businesses
from the surveyed population. These businesses should represent at most ten percent of total sales. Instead of
sending questionnaires to these businesses, the estimates are produced through the use of administrative data.
The sample was allocated optimally in order to reach target coefficients of variation at the national,
provincial/territorial, industrial, and industrial groups by province/territory levels. The sample was also inflated to
compensate for dead, non-responding, and misclassified units.
MRTS is a repeated survey with maximisation of monthly sample overlap. The sample is kept month after month,
and every month new units are added (births) to the sample.MRTS births, i.e., new clusters of establishment(s),
are identified every month via the BR’s latest universe. They are stratified according to the same criteria as the
initial population. A sample of these births is selected according to the sampling fraction of the stratum to which
they belong and is added to the monthly sample. Deaths occur on a monthly basis. A death can be a cluster of
establishment(s) that have ceased their activities (out-of-business) or whose major activities are no longer in retail
trade (out-of-scope). The status of these businesses is updated on the BR using dministrative sources and survey
feedback, including feedback from the MRTS. Methods to treat dead units and misclassified units are part of the
sample and population update procedures.
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Questionnaire design
The Monthly Retail Trade Survey incorporates the following sub-surveys:
Monthly Retail Trade Survey - R8
Monthly Retail Trade Survey (with inventories) – R8
Survey of Sales and Inventories of Alcoholic Beverages
The questionnaires collect monthly data on retail sales and the number of trading locations by province or territory
and inventories of goods owned and intended for resale from a sample of retailers. The items on the questionnaires
have remained unchanged for several years. For the 2004 redesign, the general questionnaires were subject
to cosmetic changes only. The questionnaire for Sales and Inventories of Alcoholic Beverages underwent more
extensive changes. The modifications were discussed with stakeholders and the respondents were given an
opportunity to comment before the new questionnaire was finalized. If further changes are needed to any of the
questionnaires, proposed changes would go through a review committee and a field test with respondents and
data users to ensure its relevancy.
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Response and non-response
Response and non-response
Despite the best efforts of survey managers and operations staff to maximize response in the MRTS, some
non-response will occur. For statistical establishments to be classified as responding, the degree of partial
response (where an accurate response is obtained for only some of the questions asked a respondent) must meet
a minimum threshold level below which the response would be rejected and considered a unit non-response. In
such an instance, the business is classified as not having responded at all.
Non-response has two effects on data: first it introduces bias in estimates when non-respondents differ from
respondents in the characteristics measured; and second, it contributes to an increase in the sampling variance of
estimates because the effective sample size is reduced from that originally sought.
The degree to which efforts are made to get a response from a non-respondent is based on budget and time
constraints, its impact on the overall quality and the risk of non-response bias.
The main method to reduce the impact of non-response at sampling is to inflate the sample size through the use of
over-sampling rates that have been determined from similar surveys.
Besides the methods to reduce the impact of non-response at sampling and collection, the non-responses to the
survey that do occur are treated through imputation. In order to measure the amount of non-response that occurs
each month, various response rates are calculated. For a given reference month, the estimation process is run at
least twice (a preliminary and a revised run). Between each run, respondent data can be identified as unusable
and imputed values can be corrected through respondent data. As a consequence, response rates are computed
following each run of the estimation process.
For the MRTS, two types of rates are calculated (un-weighted and weighted). In order to assess the efficiency of
the collection process, un-weighted response rates are calculated. Weighted rates, using the estimation weight and
the value for the variable of interest, assess the quality of estimation. Within each of these types of rates, there are
distinct rates for units that are surveyed and for units that are only modeled from administrative data that has been
extracted from GST files.
To get a better picture of the success of the collection process, two un-weighted rates called the ‘collection results
rate’ and the ‘extraction results rate’ are computed. They are computed by dividing the number of respondents
by the number of units that we tried to contact or tried to receive extracted data for them. Non-monthly reporters
(respondents with special reporting arrangements where they do not report every month but for whom actual data
is available in subsequent revisions) are excluded from both the numerator and denominator for the months where
no contact is performed.
In summary, the various response rates are calculated as follows:
Weighted rates:
Survey Response rate (estimation) =
Sum of weighted sales of units with response status i
Sum of survey weighted sales
where i = units that have either reported data that will be used in estimation or are converted refusals, or have
reported data that has not yet been resolved for estimation.
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Admin Response rate (estimation) =
Sum of weighted sales of units with response status ii
Sum of administrative weighted sales
where ii = units that have data that was extracted from administrative files and are usable for estimation.
Total Response rate (estimation) =
Sum of weighted sales of units with response status i or response status ii
Sum of all weighted sales
Unweighted rates:
Survey Response rate (collection) =
Number of questionnaires with response status iii
Number of questionnaires with response status iv
where iii = units that have either reported data (unresolved, used or not used for estimation) or are converted refusals.
where iv = all of the above plus units that have refused to respond, units that were not contacted and other types of
non-respondent units.
Admin Response rate (extraction) =
Number of questionnaires with response status vi
Number of questionnaires with response status vii
where vi = in-scope units that have data (either usable or non-usable) that was extracted from administrative files
where vii = all of the above plus units that have refused to report to the administrative data source, units that were
not contacted and other types of non-respondent units.
(% of questionnaire collected over all in-scope questionnaires)
Collection Results Rate =
Number of questionnaires with response status iii
Number of questionnaires with response status viii
where iii = same as iii defined above
where viii = same as iv except for the exclusion of units that were contacted because their response is unavailable
for a particular month since they are non-monthly reporters.
Extraction Results Rate =
Number of questionnaires with response status ix
Number of questionnaires with response status vii
where ix= same as vi with the addition of extracted units that have been imputed or were out of scope
where vii = same as vii defined above
(% of questionnaires collected over all questionnaire in-scopewe triedto collect)
All the above weighted and un-weighted rates are provided at the trade group, geography and size group level or
for any combination of these levels.
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Use of Administrative Data
Managing response burden is an ongoing challenge for Statistics Canada. In an attempt to alleviate response burden
and survey costs, especially for smaller businesses, the MRTS has reduced the number of simple establishments
in the sample that are surveyed directly and instead derives sales data for these establishments from Goods and
Service Tax (GST) files using a statistical model. The model accounts for differences between sales and revenue
(reported for GST purposes) as well as for the time lag between the survey reference period and the reference period
of the GST file.
For more information on the methodology used for modeling sales from administrative data sources, refer to ‘Monthly
Retail Survey: Use of Administrative Data’ under ‘Documentation’ of the IMDB.
Table 1 contains the weighted response rates for all trade groups as well as for total retail trade for each province
and territory. For more detailed weighted response rates, please contact the Marketing and Dissemination Section
at (613) 951-3549, toll free: 1-877-421-3067 or by e-mail at retailinfo@statcan.
Methods used to reduce non-response at collection
Significant effort is spent trying to minimize non-response during collection. Methods used, among others, are
interviewer techniques such as probing and persuasion, repeated re-scheduling and call-backs to obtain the
information, and procedures dealing with how to handle non-compliant (refusal) respondents.
If data are unavailable at the time of collection, a respondent’s best estimates are also accepted, and are
subsequently revised once the actual data become available. To minimize total non-response for all variables,
partial responses are accepted. In addition, questionnaires are customized for the collection of certain variables,
such as inventory, so that collection is timed for those months when the data are available.
Finally, to build trust and rapport between the interviewers and respondents, cases are generally assigned to the
same interviewer each month. This action establishes a personal relationship between interviewer and respondent,
and builds respondent trust.
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Data collection and capture operations
Collection of the data is performed by Statistics Canada’s Regional Offices. Respondents are sent a questionnaire or
are contacted by telephone to obtain their sales and inventory values, as well as to confirm the opening or closing of
business trading locations. Collection of the data begins approximately 7 working days after the end of the reference
month and continues for the duration of that month.
New entrants to the survey are introduced to the survey via an introductory letter that informs the respondent that
a representative of Statistics Canada will be calling. This call is to introduce the respondent to the survey, confirm
the respondent’s business activity, establish and begin data collection, as well as to answer any questions that the
respondent may have.
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Editing
Data editing is the application of checks to detect missing, invalid or inconsistent entries or to point to data records
that are potentially in error. In the survey process for the MRTS, data editing is done at two different time periods.
First of all, editing is done during data collection. Once data are collected via the telephone, or via the receipt of
completed mail-in questionnaires, the data are captured using customized data capture applications. All data are
subjected to data editing. Edits during data collection are referred to as field edits and generally consist of validity and
some simple consistency edits. They are used to detect mistakes made during the interview by the respondent or
the interviewer and to identify missing information during collection in order to reduce the need for follow-up later on.
Another purpose of the field edits is to clean up responses. In the MRTS, the current month’s responses are edited
against the respondent’s previous month’s responses and/or the previous year’s responses for the current month.
Field edits are also used to identify problems with data collection procedures and the design of the questionnaire,
as well as the need for more interviewer training.
Follow-up with respondents occurs to validate potential erroneous data following any failed preliminary edit check
of the data. Once validated, the collected data is regularly transmitted to the head office in Ottawa.
Secondly, editing known as statistical editing is also done after data collection and this is more empirical in nature.
Statistical editing is run prior to imputation in order to identify the data that will be used as a basis to impute
non-respondents. Large outliers that could disrupt a monthly trend are excluded from trend calculations by the
statistical edits. It should be noted that adjustments are not made at this stage to correct the reported outliers.
The first step in the statistical editing is to identify which responses will be subjected to the statistical edit rules.
Reported data for the current reference month will go through various edit checks.
The first set of edit checks is based on the Hidiriglou-Berthelot method whereby a ratio of the respondent’s current
month data over historical (last month, same month last year) or auxiliary data is analyzed. When the respondent’s
ratio differs significantly from ratios of respondents who are similar in terms of industry and/or geography group, the
response is deemed an outlier.
The second set of edits consists of an edit known as the share of market edit. With this method, one is able to edit
all respondents, even those where historical and auxiliary data is unavailable. The method relies on current month
data only. Therefore, within a group of respondents, that are similar in terms of industry and/or geography, if the
weighted contribution of a respondent to the group’s total is too large, it will be flagged as an outlier.
For edit checks based on the Hidiriglou-Berthelot method, data that are flagged as an outlier will not be included in
the imputation models (those based on ratios). Also, data that are flagged as outliers in the share of market edit
will not be included in the imputation models where means and medians are calculated to impute for responses that
have no historical responses.
In conjunction with the statistical editing after data collection of reported data, there is also error detection done on
the extracted GST data. Modeled data based on the GST are also subject to an extensive series of processing steps
which thoroughly verify each record that is the basis for the model as well as the record being modeled. Edits are
performed at a more aggregate level (industry by geography level) to detect records which deviate from the expected
range, either by exhibiting large month-to-month change, or differing significantly from the remaining units. All data
which fail these edits are subject to manual inspection and possible corrective action.
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Imputation
Imputation in the MRTS is the process used to assign replacement values for missing data. This is done by assigning
values when they are missing on the record being edited to ensure that estimates are of high quality and that a
plausible, internal consistency is created. Due to concerns of response burden, cost and timeliness, it is generally
impossible to do all follow-ups with the respondents in order to resolve missing responses. Since it is desirable to
produce a complete and consistent microdata file, imputation is used to handle the remaining missing cases.
In the MRTS, imputation is based on historical data or administrative data (GST sales). The appropriate method
is selected according to a strategy that is based on whether historical data is available, auxiliary data is available
and/or which reference month is being processed.
There are three types of historical imputation methods. The first type is a general trend that uses one historical
data source (previous month, data from next month or data from same month previous year). The second type is
a regression model where data from previous month and same month previous year are used simultaneously. The
third type uses the historical data as a direct replacement value for a non-respondent. Depending upon the particular
reference month, there is an order of preference that exists so that top quality imputation can result. The historical
imputation method that was labelled as the third type above is always the last option in the order for each reference
month.
The imputation methods using administrative data are automatically selected when historical information is
unavailable for a non-respondent. The administrative data source (annual GST sales) is the basis of these
methods. The annual GST sales are used for two types of methods. One is a general trend that will be used for
simple structure, e.g. enterprises with only one establishment, and a second type is called median-average that is
used for units with a more complex structure.
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Estimation
Estimation is a process that approximates unknown population parameters using only part of the population that
is included in a sample. Inferences about these unknown parameters are then made, using the sample data and
associated survey design. This stage uses Statistics Canada’s Generalized Estimation System (GES).
For retail sales, the population is divided into a survey portion (take-all and take-some strata) and a non-survey
portion (take-none stratum). From the sample that is drawn from the survey portion, an estimate for the population
is determined through the use of a Horvitz-Thompson estimator where responses for sales are weighted by using
the inverses of the inclusion probabilities of the sampled units. Such weights (called sampling weights) can be
interpreted as the number of times that each sampled unit should be replicated to represent the entire population.
The calculated weighted sales values are summed by domain, to produce the total sales estimates by each industrial
group / geographic area combination. A domain is defined as the most recent classification values available from
the BR for the unit and the survey reference period. These domains may differ from the original sampling strata
because units may have changed size, industry or location. Changes in classification are reflected immediately in
the estimates and do not accumulate over time. For the non-survey portion, the sales are estimated with statistical
models using monthly GST sales.
For more information on the methodology for modeling sales from administrative data sources (i.e. GST data) which
also contributes to the estimates of the survey portion, refer to ‘Monthly Retail Survey: Use of Administrative Data’
under ‘Documentation’ of the IMDB.
The measure of precision used for the MRTS to evaluate the quality of a population parameter estimate and to
obtain valid inferences is the variance. The variance from the survey portion is derived directly from a stratified
simple random sample without replacement.
Sample estimates may differ from the expected value of the estimates. However, since the estimate is based on a
probability sample, the variability of the sample estimate with respect to its expected value can be measured. The
variance of an estimate is a measure of the precision of the sample estimate and is defined as the average, over all
possible samples, of the squared difference of the estimate from its expected value.
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Seasonal adjustment and trend-cycle estimation
Revisions in the raw data are required to correct known non-sampling errors. These normally include replacing
imputed data with reported data, corrections to previously reported data, and estimates for new births that were not
known at the time of the original estimates.
Raw data are revised, on a monthly basis, for the month immediately prior to the current reference month being
published. That is, when data for December are being published for the first time, there will also be revisions, if
necessary, to the raw data for November. In addition, revisions are made once a year, with the initial release of
the February data, for all months in the previous year. The purpose is to correct any significant problems that have
been found that apply for an extended period. The actual period of revision depends on the nature of the problem
identified, but rarely exceeds three years.
Socio-economic time series such as data from the MRTS can be broken down into five main components: the
trend-cycle, seasonality, the trading-day effect, the Easter holiday effect and the irregular component.
The trend represents the long-term change in the series, whereas the cycle represents a smooth, quasi-periodical
movement about the trend, showing a succession of growth and decline phases (e.g., the business cycle). These
two components—the trend and the cycle—are estimated together, and the trend-cycle reflects the fundamental
evolution of the series. The other components reflect short-term transient movements.
The seasonal component represents sub-annual, monthly or quarterly fluctuations that recur more or less regularly
from one year to the next. Seasonal variations are caused by the direct and indirect effects of the climatic seasons,
institutional factors (attributable to social conventions or administrative rules; e.g., Christmas) and technological
factors.
The trading day component originates from the fact that the relative importance of the days varies systematically
within the week and that the number of each day of the week in a given month or a given quarter varies from year
to year. This effect is present when activity varies with the day of the week. For instance, Sunday is typically less
active than the other days, and the number of Sundays, Mondays, etc. in, say, July changes from year to year.
The Easter holiday effect is the variation due to the shift of part of April’s activity to March when Easter falls in March
rather than April.
Lastly, the irregular component includes all other more or less erratic fluctuations not taken into account in the
preceding components. It is a residual that includes errors of measurement on the variable itself as well as unusual
events (e.g., strikes, drought, floods or other unexpected events causing variations in respondents’ commercial
activities).
Thus, the latter four components—seasonal, irregular, trading-day and Easter holiday effect—all conceal the
fundamental trend-cycle component of the series. Seasonal adjustment (correction of seasonal variation) consists
in removing the seasonal, trading-day and Easter holiday effect components from the series, and it thus helps
reveal the trend-cycle. While seasonal adjustment permits a better understanding of the underlying trend-cycle of a
series, the seasonally adjusted series still contains an irregular component. Slight month-to-month variations in the
seasonally adjusted series may be simple irregular movements. To get a better idea of the underlying trend, users
should examine several months of the seasonally adjusted series.
Since April 2008, Retail Trade data are seasonally adjusted using the X-12-ARIMA1 software. The technique that is
used essentially consists of first correcting the initial series for all sorts of undesirable effects, such as the trading-day
and the Easter holiday effects, by a module called regARIMA. These effects are estimated using regression models
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with ARIMA errors (auto-regressive integrated moving average models). The series can also be extrapolated for at
least one year by using the model. Subsequently, the raw series—pre-adjusted and extrapolated if applicable— is
seasonally adjusted by the X-11 method.
The X-11 method is used for analysing monthly and quarterly series. It is based on an iterative principle applied in
estimating the different components, with estimation being done at each stage using adequate moving averages.2
The moving averages used to estimate the main components—the trend and seasonality—are primarily smoothing
tools designed to eliminate any undesirable component from the series. Since moving averages react poorly to the
presence of atypical values, the X-11 method includes a tool for detecting and correcting atypical points. This tool is
used to clean up the series during the seasonal adjustment. Outlying data points can also be detected and corrected
in advance, within the regARIMA module.
To evaluate the different components of the series, taking account of the possible presence of atypical points,
X-11 proceeds iteratively: estimation of components, search for unwanted effects in the irregular component,
estimation of components on a corrected series, search for unwanted effects in the irregular component, etc.
Lastly, the annual totals of the seasonally adjusted series are forced to the annual totals of the original series.
Retail trade forms a system of 33 series: the Canada grand total, the 19 trade group totals, and
the 13 provincial/territorial totals. For non-seasonally adjusted series, the summing of the 19 trade group totals
produces the grand total (Canada) for each month and is equal to the sum of the 13 provincial/territorial totals.
Unfortunately, seasonal adjustment removes the sub-annual additivity of a system of series; small discrepancies,
which generally vary between -1% and 1%, are observed between the sum of the seasonally adjusted trade groups
and the sum of the seasonally adjusted provinces and territories. To restore additivity, a reconciliation process is
applied to the seasonally adjusted retail trade series. The reconciliation process operates as follows:
(1) The seasonally adjusted grand total for Canada is obtained “indirectly” by summing up the trade group totals,
which have previously been seasonally adjusted separately. And (2) the seasonally adjusted provincial and territorial
totals are then reconciled so that their sum is equal to the seasonally adjusted grand total for Canada, obtained
previously.
The procedure is such that a) the system’s seasonally adjusted components are modified as little as possible in
percentage, b) the seasonally adjusted components add up to the grand total for each month, and c) the seasonally
adjusted monthly values add up to the yearly totals for the non-adjusted series.
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Ladiray, D. and Quenneville, B. (2001). Seasonal Adjustment with the X-11 Method. New York: Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Statistics #158.
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Data quality evaluation
The methodology of this survey has been designed to control errors and to reduce their potential effects on estimates.
However, the survey results remain subject to errors, of which sampling error is only one component of the total
survey error. Sampling error results when observations are made only on a sample and not on the entire population.
All other errors arising from the various phases of a survey are referred to as non-sampling errors. For example, these
types of errors can occur when a respondent provides incorrect information or does not answer certain questions;
when a unit in the target population is omitted or covered more than once; when GST data for records being modeled
for a particular month are not representative of the actual record for various reasons; when a unit that is out of scope
for the survey is included by mistake or when errors occur in data processing, such as coding or capture errors.
Prior to publication, combined survey results are analyzed for comparability; in general, this includes a detailed
review of individual responses (especially for large businesses), general economic conditions and historical trends.
A common measure of data quality for surveys is the coefficient of variation (CV). The coefficient of variation, defined
as the standard error divided by the sample estimate, is a measure of precision in relative terms. Since the coefficient
of variation is calculated from responses of individual units, it also measures some non-sampling errors.
The formula used to calculate coefficients of variation (CV) as percentages is:
CV (X) = S(X) * 100%
X
where X denotes the estimate and S(X) denotes the standard error of X.
Confidence intervals can be constructed around the estimates using the estimate and the CV. Thus, for our
sample, it is possible to state with a given level of confidence that the expected value will fall within the confidence
interval constructed around the estimate. For example, if an estimate of $12,000,000 has a CV of 2%, the
standard error will be $240,000 (the estimate multiplied by the CV). It can be stated with 68% confidence that
the expected values will fall within the interval whose length equals the standard deviation about the estimate,
i.e. between $11,760,000 and $12,240,000. Alternatively, it can be stated with 95% confidence that the
expected value will fall within the interval whose length equals two standard deviations about the estimate, i.e.
between $11,520,000 and $12,480,000.
Finally, due to the small contribution of the non-survey portion to the total estimates, bias in the non-survey portion
has a negligible impact on the CVs. Therefore, the CV from the survey portion is used for the total estimate that is
the summation of estimates from the surveyed and non-surveyed portions.
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Disclosure control
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data which would divulge information obtained under the
Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business or organization without the prior knowledge or the
consent in writing of that person, business or organization. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are
released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary,
data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.
Confidentiality analysis includes the detection of possible "direct disclosure", which occurs when the value in a
tabulation cell is composed of a few respondents or when the cell is dominated by a few companies.
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Questions and answers
What will change with the April releases?
The purpose of a restratification is to improve a sample to account for changes to a population that occur over time.
As a result, estimates for previous periods have been revised to account for the new levels from the restratified
sample. In addition, data have been revised to incorporate new information based on late receipt of respondent
information, correction of information on data provided, the replacement of estimated figures with actual values (once
available), the reclassification of companies within, into and out of the retail or wholesale trade industry and updates
to seasonal and trading day factors.
Data for retail and wholesale trade are presented based directly on the North American Industrial Classification
System (NAICS) basis, rather than using the trade group variant of NAICS.
The unadjusted and seasonally adjusted estimates have been revised back to January 2004.
Why do a restratification?
A common survey approach, which is used by the MWRTS, is to divide the business population into four size groups.
The largest businesses—those which contribute the most to the published estimates—are included in the survey
every month and represent only themselves in the overall estimates. The second and third size groups generally
correspond to medium and small businesses. For reasons of cost and response burden, Statistics Canada does not
ask every one of these businesses to provide information on a monthly basis. Instead, a subset of these businesses
is sampled and their responses are used to estimate data for the remaining businesses in their group. The fourth
size group, representing the smallest businesses, are not subject to sample selection and are estimated using a
model based on their sales level according to their Goods and Services Tax (GST) filings.
The last sample allocation for the MWRTS happened in 2004. Since then, a lot has changed in these industries.
Some companies have grown, others have gone out of business and some have changed the nature of their activity.
The April estimates incorporate a new sample allocation based on the most recent information available on the size
of these businesses. This information is obtained from Statistics Canada’s Business Register.
In some cases the thresholds defining the size groups were changed and in other, the individual businesses were
reassigned to different groups depending on their current size. The end result is that the new sample is a better
reflection of the current business population.
What was wrong with the old methodology? Is it a redesign? What are you doing
differently than before?
The definition of retail or wholesale trade has not changed. There has been a change in the industry groupings
used to draw the sample. For example, in retail trade, the previous sample put used car dealers (NAICS 44112),
other motor vehicle dealers (4412) and automotive parts, accessories and tire stores (4413) together. They are now
sampled separately.
In addition, for the non-surveyed portion, modeled data based on GST returns is now used instead of a constant
ratio type estimator based on the 2003 population.
The sampling strategy involves splitting the business population into groups that are similar in their characteristics.
This involves grouping businesses based on their geographic location, the nature of their business activity and also
by the size of the business. The recent review of the sample focused on updating the geographic and industrial
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coding as well as the size information associated with wholesale and retail businesses. In addition, some of the size
thresholds were redefined to distribute the sample more efficiently.
What specific problems caused us to do this? Does it solve all of these problems? Why
can you not update the sample on a continuous basis?
The purpose of updating the size thresholds for groups of businesses, reassigning individual businesses based on
more current information, was to improve the accuracy and stability of the estimates.
The accuracy of the estimates is improved by having better groupings of businesses with similar characteristics for
the estimation of detailed industry estimates.
The sample is not updated on an ongoing basis because of the potential to distort trends. As with the recent sample
review, the result of updating the size codes on businesses can change the level of the published estimates. This
would make it very difficult to distinguish between month-to-month movements caused by the change in the sample
and those caused by the reported data.
Why did you revise back to 2004? How do I link prior to 2004? How can I adjust the
previous series?
When the new sample data was collected and parallel estimates produced, there was a difference between the new
and old survey estimates. In order to avoid a data break, the previously published estimates were adjusted to this
new level. It was assumed that the quality of the sample had gradually deteriorated through time and, therefore, the
adjustment method spread the level break over a long time period.
The previously published estimates were revised back to January 2004 because this was the last time a redesign
or a restratification was done.
All previously published data for wholesale and retail trade (monthly estimates) should be replaced with the new
data series back to 2004.
Caution should be used in making comparisons to previous time periods for certain wholesale trade series.
Are the data more accurate/reliable? Why should we believe the new numbers? Do
revisions address any previous bias in the data?
The most recent survey results should be more accurate than the previously published data. The previously
published estimates were not ‘wrong,’ but for some series they were less accurate or more susceptible to sampling
variability. The longer the time period since a new sample has been drawn, the more the original sample becomes
out of date and is no longer optimal. A non-optimal sample leads to a larger standard error (or CV) than the
original sample and less reliable estimates. As well, it is possible for an unknown bias to creep into estimates if the
structure of the population changes significantly since the original sample.
It is clear that the revisions have improved the quality of the estimates. Some of the revisions were quite small
and would not necessarily qualify as ‘significant.’ Remember that the survey results are estimates and do have a
reliability range.
Why change the classification system, too?
We have also taken this opportunity to change our classification system to use directly the North American Industry
Classification System (NAICS) rather than its trade group variant. This will make it easier to compare the data with
other sources at Statistics Canada.
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By using the concordance table you can see the alignment of the Trade Groups to NAICS and vice-versa which will
make your transition more seamless.
For your convenience, a concordance table has been created:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/imdb-bmdi/document/2406_D12_T9_V1-eng.pdf.
What are the impacts on estimates related to the restratification?
Can we see the backcasting effect on the estimates?
When the new sample data was collected and parallel estimates were produced, there was a difference between the
new and old survey estimates. In order to avoid a data break, the previously published estimates were adjusted to
this new level. It was assumed that the quality of the sample had gradually deteriorated through time and, therefore,
the adjustment method spread the level break over a long time period.
The following graphs show the effect of the revisions back to January 2004 on the previously published estimates for
the MRTS and the MWTS. Series are defined as follow: unadjusted (UN) and seasonally adjusted (SA) sales of the
old sample (OS) versus unadjusted and seasonally adjusted sales of the new sample, results of the restratification
(R). It is possible to observe that the historical monthly changes are slightly different between the OS compare to
the R, as a result of annuals and historical data revisions, reclassification of companies within, into and out of the
retail or wholesale trade industry and updates to seasonal and trading day factors.
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Appendix I
44-45 Retail Trade
http://stds.statcan.gc.ca/naics-scian/2007/ts-rt-eng.asp?criteria=44-45
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