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Food services and drinking places, January 2023

Released: 2023-03-23

Food services and drinking places sales — Canada

$8.0 billion

January 2023

8.7% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.L.

$86.2 million

January 2023

5.1% increase

(monthly change)

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

$34.7 million

January 2023

3.9% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.S.

$189.3 million

January 2023

6.3% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — N.B.

$127.8 million

January 2023

6.1% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Que.

$1,554.1 million

January 2023

5.8% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Ont.

$3,134.1 million

January 2023

8.6% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Man.

$220.0 million

January 2023

6.6% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Sask.

$207.5 million

January 2023

7.2% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Alta.

$987.9 million

January 2023

7.0% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — B.C.

$1,456.1 million

January 2023

15.4% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Y.T.

F

January 2023

F

(monthly change)

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

$6.4 million

January 2023

5.7% increase

(monthly change)

Food services and drinking places sales — Nvt.

F

January 2023

F

(monthly change)

On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales in the food services and drinking places subsector increased by 8.7% to $8.0 billion in January. Each of the industry subsectors saw an increase: full-service restaurants (+9.6%), limited-service restaurants (+8.6%), special food services (+7.4%) and drinking places (+1.8%). All the provinces saw increases, with the largest being in Ontario (+8.6%) and British Columbia (+15.4%).

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

Further information is available in the "Food Services and Drinking Places Sales" dashboard, where users can consult data on sales in food services and drinking places for Canada and by province and territory. This application allows users to compare provincial and territorial data through interactive maps and charts.

Year-over-year sales in the food services and drinking places subsector up

The figures in this section are based on seasonally unadjusted estimates.

A year after restrictions due to the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were in effect across the country, unadjusted sales for January were up 50.7% compared with January 2022.

Prices for food purchased from restaurants were up 8.2% in January 2023 compared with January 2022, and prices for alcoholic beverages served in licensed establishments increased 4.7% over the same period.


  Note to readers

Unless otherwise noted, all data in this release are seasonally adjusted and expressed in current dollars. Seasonally adjusted data are data that have been modified to eliminate the effect of seasonal and calendar influences to allow for more meaningful comparisons of economic conditions from period to period. For more information on seasonal adjustment, see Seasonally adjusted data – Frequently asked questions.

Trend-cycle data are included in selected charts to complement the seasonally adjusted series. These data represent a smoothed version of the seasonally adjusted time series and provide information on longer-term movements, including changes in direction underlying the series. 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 previous two months, and seasonally adjusted data are revised for the previous three months. Both seasonally adjusted data and trend-cycle estimates are subject to revision as additional observations become available. These revisions could be large and could even lead to a reversal of movement, especially for reference months near the end of the series or during periods of economic disruption.

Find these data and more statistics on the Business and consumer services and culture statistics portal.

Contact information

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