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Food services and drinking places, September 2018

Released: 2018-11-22

Food services and drinking places sales — Canada

$6.1 billion

September 2018

0.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.L.

$72.1 million

September 2018

0.4% increase

(monthly change)

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

$23.7 million

September 2018

1.6% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.S.

$145.3 million

September 2018

1.4% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.B.

$103.8 million

September 2018

-0.1% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Que.

$1,148.0 million

September 2018

0.6% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Ont.

$2,423.0 million

September 2018

0.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Man.

$175.3 million

September 2018

-0.4% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Sask.

$162.1 million

September 2018

0.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Alta.

$796.1 million

September 2018

0.1% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — B.C.

$1,038.0 million

September 2018

0.6% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Y.T.

$6.7 million

September 2018

-0.9% decrease

(monthly change)

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

$8.7 million

September 2018

-3.0% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Nvt.

$2.9 million

September 2018

15.2% increase

(monthly change)

On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector were up 0.5% to $6.1 billion, in September. Higher receipts were reported at limited-service restaurants (+0.5%), special food services (+2.3%) and full-service restaurants (+0.2%). Sales at drinking places were down 0.9%.

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

Sales were up in eight provinces in September, led by Ontario (+0.5%), British Columbia (+0.6%), Quebec (+0.6%) and Nova Scotia (+1.4%). Sales were down in Manitoba (-0.4%) and New Brunswick (-0.1%).

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 and by province and territory. This dynamic application allows users to compare provincial and territorial data through interactive maps and charts.

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

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

Unadjusted sales in the food services and drinking places subsector increased 5.6% year over year in the third quarter. Sales increased at full-service restaurants (+5.7%), limited-service restaurants (+5.5%), special food services (+8.0%) and drinking places (+0.5%).

Sales were up in every province in the third quarter, with the largest gains in dollar terms in Ontario (+5.9%), British Columbia (+8.0%) and Quebec (+6.0%).

Prices for food purchased from restaurants rose 4.4% year over year in the third quarter, while prices for alcoholic beverages served in licenced establishments were up 3.0%.

Prices for food purchased from restaurants rose 4.3% year over year in September, while prices for alcoholic beverages served in licensed establishments were up 3.2%.


  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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