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Food services and drinking places, October 2018

Released: 2018-12-17

Food services and drinking places sales — Canada

$6.1 billion

October 2018

-0.3% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.L.

$71.9 million

October 2018

0.6% increase

(monthly change)

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

$23.6 million

October 2018

0.2% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.S.

$144.5 million

October 2018

-0.4% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.B.

$102.4 million

October 2018

-0.2% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Que.

$1,152.8 million

October 2018

0.5% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Ont.

$2,389.1 million

October 2018

-0.6% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Man.

$172.5 million

October 2018

-0.9% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Sask.

$160.1 million

October 2018

-1.0% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Alta.

$790.1 million

October 2018

-0.4% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — B.C.

$1,034.2 million

October 2018

0.1% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Y.T.

$6.3 million

October 2018

-6.0% decrease

(monthly change)

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

$7.7 million

October 2018

-9.7% decrease

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Nvt.

$3.3 million

October 2018

9.2% increase

(monthly change)

On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector decreased 0.3% to $6.1 billion in October. Lower receipts were reported in full-service restaurants (-0.8%) and special food services (-1.8%), while limited-service restaurants (+0.4%) and drinking places (+1.5%) reported higher sales.

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

Six provinces reported lower sales in October with the largest decreases in Ontario (-0.6%), Alberta (-0.4%), Manitoba (-0.9%) and Saskatchewan (-1.0%). The largest sales increases were in Quebec (+0.5%) and British Columbia (+0.1%).

Further information can be found in 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 October

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

Unadjusted sales in October were up in the food services and drinking places subsector, increasing 3.7% compared with October 2017. Sales increased at limited-service restaurants (+5.2%), full-service restaurants (+2.2%) and special food services (+5.6%) and edged down at drinking places (-0.1%). Sales increased in every province, with the largest gains in Ontario (+3.1%), Quebec (+5.1%) and British Columbia (+6.1%).

Prices for food purchased from restaurants were up 4.2% year over year in October, while prices for alcoholic beverages served in licensed establishments rose 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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