Table 2 
Retail sales, by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Retail sales, by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  August
2020
July
2021r
August
2021p
July to August 2021 August 2020 to August 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total retail trade (current dollars) 52,771 56,056 57,211 2.1 8.4
Total retail trade (2012 chained dollars) 48,840 50,737 51,457 1.4 5.4
Total (current dollars) excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers 39,036 41,097 42,250 2.8 8.2
Total (current dollars) excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations 34,519 35,589 36,533 2.7 5.8
Motor vehicle and parts dealers 13,734 14,959 14,961 0.0 8.9
New car dealers 10,670 11,724 11,725 0.0 9.9
Used car dealers 1,107 1,146 1,147 0.2 3.7
Other motor vehicle dealers 1,017 1,110 1,063 -4.2 4.5
Automotive parts, accessories and tire stores 941 980 1,026 4.7 9.1
Furniture and home furnishings stores 1,608 1,880 1,835 -2.4 14.1
Furniture stores 1,015 1,196 1,164 -2.7 14.6
Home furnishings stores 593 684 671 -1.8 13.2
Electronics and appliance stores 1,280 1,264 1,244 -1.6 -2.8
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 3,763 3,653 3,755 2.8 -0.2
Food and beverage stores 11,750 11,385 11,929 4.8 1.5
Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores 8,207 7,846 8,198 4.5 -0.1
Convenience stores 687 649 696 7.2 1.3
Specialty food stores 717 702 765 8.9 6.6
Beer, wine and liquor stores 2,139 2,187 2,271 3.8 6.2
Health and personal care stores 4,125 4,286 4,384 2.3 6.3
Gasoline stations 4,518 5,508 5,717 3.8 26.5
Clothing and clothing accessories stores 2,624 3,021 3,138 3.9 19.6
Clothing stores 2,020 2,326 2,447 5.2 21.1
Shoe stores 298 350 343 -2.0 15.3
Jewellery, luggage and leather goods stores 307 345 348 0.9 13.3
Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 1,046 1,057 1,058 0.1 1.1
General merchandise stores 6,643 7,165 7,225 0.8 8.8
Miscellaneous store retailers 1,680 1,878 1,964 4.6 17.0
Cannabis stores1 248 339 357 5.2 43.8
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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