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Retail and wholesale
Retail trade, May 2021
Retail sales declined 2.1% to $53.8 billion in May. The largest declines occurred at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (-11.3%) and motor vehicle and parts dealers (-2.4%).
Wholesale trade: Early indicator, June 2021
Given the rapidly evolving economic situation, Statistics Canada is providing an advance estimate of sales in the wholesale trade sector for June. The advance results for June indicate that wholesale sales decreased 2.0% largely due to lower sales in the building material and supplies and the machinery, equipment and supplies subsectors.
Business and consumer services and culture
Food services and drinking places, May 2021
On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector fell slightly (-0.6%) to $4.4 billion in May 2021 compared with the previous month, as the industry continued to deal with the effects of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in sales at limited-service restaurants (+0.6%), special food services (+1.5%) and drinking places (+1.6%) were not enough to offset the decline at full-service restaurants (-3.2%). Eight provinces reported lower sales, with the largest decrease in dollar terms in Alberta (-5.5%), as that province closed both indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants on May 10. Nova Scotia had the highest decline in percentage terms (-22.3%), as the province stopped allowing dining in restaurants on April 28. British Columbia had the largest increase (+7.7%), as restaurants were able to open indoor dining with restrictions by the end of the month.
Production and disposition of tobacco products, June 2021
Canadian manufacturers produced 1.4 billion cigarettes in June, down 3.3% from May 2021. Cigarette production was 24.5% lower compared with June 2020.
Natural gas transmission, storage and distribution, May 2021
May data on natural gas transmission, storage and distribution are now available in the following tables:
Business performance and ownership
Real-time local business conditions, July 12 to 18, 2021
Weekly data on real-time local business conditions are now available for July 12 to 18, 2021.
Environment Fact Sheets: "Agricultural irrigation patterns in Canada from 2012 to 2018"
Catalogue number Catalogue number16-508-X2021001, (HTML | PDF)
Statistics Canada - Data Visualization Products: "Food Services and Drinking Places Sales"
Catalogue number Catalogue number71-607-X2017003, (HTML)
Statistics Canada - Data Visualization Products: "Real-Time Local Business Conditions Index"
Catalogue number Catalogue number71-607-X2021017, (HTML | PDF)
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