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Food services and drinking places, June 2018

Released: 2018-08-22

Food services and drinking places sales — Canada

$6.0 billion

June 2018

1.1% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.L.

$72.4 million

June 2018

0.8% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — P.E.I.

$22.8 million

June 2018

1.8% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.S.

$139.0 million

June 2018

0.9% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.B.

$100.1 million

June 2018

-0.6% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Que.

$1,114.7 million

June 2018

0.3% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Ont.

$2,410.5 million

June 2018

2.1% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Man.

$173.9 million

June 2018

0.0% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Sask.

$159.9 million

June 2018

-1.5% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Alta.

$788.0 million

June 2018

1.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — B.C.

$1,005.5 million

June 2018

0.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Y.T.

$6.6 million

June 2018

3.0% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.W.T.

$8.9 million

June 2018

0.7% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Nvt.

$2.1 million

June 2018

-0.9% decrease

(monthly change)

Sales in the food services and drinking places subsector rose 1.1% to $6.0 billion in June. Higher receipts were reported at full-service restaurants (+1.9%), limited-service restaurants (+0.6%) and special food services (+1.1%). Receipts were down at drinking places (-1.9%).

Chart 1  Chart 1: Sales at food services and drinking places
Sales at food services and drinking places

In June, eight provinces reported higher sales. Most of the gains were attributable to higher sales in Ontario (+2.1%) and Alberta (+1.5%).

To find out more, consult the dashboard entitled "Food Services and Drinking Places Sales." This web application provides access to data on the sales of food services and drinking places for Canada, the provinces and territories. This dynamic application allows users to compare provincial and territorial data with interactive maps and charts.

Sales in food services and drinking places subsector increase in the second quarter

The figures in this section are based on unadjusted (that is, not seasonally adjusted) estimates.

Unadjusted sales for the second quarter were up 4.9% in the food services and drinking places subsector compared with the second quarter of 2017. Sales in all four industry groups increased: full-service restaurants (+5.6%), limited-service restaurants (+4.6%), special food services (+3.8%) and drinking places (+2.8%). These increases follow a similar trend to the first quarter, leading to increases in all industry groups in the first half of 2018.

In the second quarter, sales were up in nine provinces with the largest gains in dollar terms occuring in Ontario (+6.3%), British Columbia (+6.2%) and Quebec (+4.6%). Similar to the first quarter, Newfoundland and Labrador (-0.4%) was the lone province to report declines in the second quarter.

Prices for food purchased from restaurants were up 4.5% in the second quarter compared with the second quarter of 2017, while prices for alcoholic beverages served in licensed establishments rose 2.4%. Prices for food purchased from restaurants were up 4.5% in June compared with June 2017, while prices for alcoholic beverages served in licensed establishments rose 2.5%.


  Note to readers

All data in this release are seasonally adjusted and expressed in current dollars unless otherwise noted. For information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

For information on trend-cycle data, see the StatCan Blog and Trend-cycle estimates – Frequently asked questions.

Data for the current reference month are preliminary. Usually, unadjusted data are revised for the two previous months, and seasonally adjusted data are revised for the three previous months.

Contact information

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