Canada: Retail sales Y-on-Y

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 Canada

Retail sales Y-on-Y

 Latest value 6.89
 Reference September 2022
 Measure percent
 Source Statistics Canada

For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from January 1992 to September 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 4.65 percent with a minimum of -31.56 percent in April 2020 and a maximum of 58.04 percent in April 2021. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales Y-on-Y around the world.
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Source: Statistics Canada



Definition: The retail sales Y-on-Y is an aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated period. Because retail sales are a measure of consumer demand for finished goods, they are a leading macroeconomic indicator of the pulse of an economy and its projected path toward expansion or contraction. Retail sales Y-on-Y is calculated as the percent change in the Retail sales index from the same month the previous year. The Retail sales Y-on-Y measures only volume changes, i.e. price level changes are excluded.
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