Retail Commodity Survey, February 2020
Monthly data from the Retail Commodity Survey are now available for February. The survey collects detailed information about retail commodity sales in Canada to produce estimates of the distribution of sales of various commodities at the national level.
Retail sales totalled $42.8 billion in February, up 6.5% from the same month the previous year. Sales were up in 16 of the 19 commodity groupings.
While the impacts of COVID-19 on the retail trade sector will be more noticeable in subsequent months, respondent comments for March indicate that business activities have been impacted.
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