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Table 1 Retail sales

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Retail sales
  January 2008 October 2008r November 2008r December 2008r January 2009p December 2008 to January 2009 January 2008 to January 2009
  Seasonally adjusted
   $ millions % change
Automotive 12,654 12,090 11,300 9,964 10,342 3.8 -18.3
New car dealers 6,635 6,071 5,867 4,982 5,299 6.4 -20.1
Used and recreational motor vehicle and parts dealers 1,694 1,658 1,648 1,569 1,540 -1.8 -9.1
Gasoline stations 4,326 4,361 3,786 3,413 3,503 2.6 -19.0
Furniture, home furnishings and electronics stores 2,587 2,541 2,520 2,452 2,435 -0.7 -5.9
Furniture stores 863 824 826 803 795 -1.0 -7.9
Home furnishings stores 524 495 476 451 449 -0.5 -14.3
Computer and software stores 117 116 110 101 104 3.7 -10.7
Home electronics and appliance stores 1,083 1,105 1,108 1,097 1,086 -1.0 0.3
Building and outdoor home supplies stores 2,265 2,253 2,253 2,129 2,100 -1.4 -7.3
Home centres and hardware stores 1,832 1,832 1,842 1,718 1,686 -1.9 -8.0
Specialized building materials and garden stores 433 421 411 411 414 0.7 -4.4
Food and beverage stores 7,806 8,106 8,163 8,063 8,233 2.1 5.5
Supermarkets 5,590 5,879 5,902 5,856 5,983 2.2 7.0
Convenience and specialty food stores 839 840 848 841 849 0.8 1.1
Beer, wine and liquor stores 1,377 1,387 1,413 1,365 1,402 2.7 1.8
Pharmacies and personal care stores 2,413 2,466 2,460 2,423 2,472 2.0 2.5
Clothing and accessories stores 2,028 1,977 1,975 1,902 1,959 3.0 -3.4
Clothing stores 1,559 1,512 1,518 1,466 1,506 2.7 -3.4
Shoe, clothing accessories and jewellery stores 468 465 456 436 453 3.8 -3.2
General merchandise stores 4,176 4,356 4,341 4,320 4,322 0.0 3.5
Miscellaneous retailers 1,799 1,807 1,816 1,777 1,803 1.5 0.3
Sporting goods, hobby, music and book stores 888 882 895 894 901 0.9 1.5
Miscellaneous store retailers 910 925 920 883 902 2.1 -0.9
Total retail sales 35,728 35,594 34,828 33,031 33,666 1.9 -5.8
Total excluding new car dealers, used and recreational motor vehicle and parts dealers 27,399 27,866 27,313 26,479 26,827 1.3 -2.1
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 586 613 590 565 571 1.0 -2.7
Prince Edward Island 142 145 142 135 138 2.2 -2.7
Nova Scotia 1,015 1,020 996 962 980 1.8 -3.5
New Brunswick 806 831 805 782 791 1.2 -1.8
Quebec 7,893 8,012 7,894 7,587 7,607 0.3 -3.6
Ontario 12,755 12,631 12,335 11,568 11,914 3.0 -6.6
Manitoba 1,252 1,270 1,248 1,204 1,197 -0.6 -4.4
Saskatchewan 1,172 1,212 1,201 1,127 1,160 2.9 -1.0
Alberta 5,178 5,062 4,949 4,723 4,799 1.6 -7.3
British Columbia 4,797 4,669 4,542 4,255 4,387 3.1 -8.5
Yukon 44 45 43 41 42 4.3 -4.7
Northwest Territories 61 59 57 56 56 -0.1 -9.0
Nunavut 25 26 26 25 25 -0.4 1.4
revised
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to total due to rounding.