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Retail sales Y-on-Y in Canada, October, 2020: For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from January 1992 to October 2020. The average value for Canada during that period was 4.2 percent with a minimum of -32.54 percent in April 2020 and a maximum of 10.47 percent in December 1997. Click on the following link to see the values of Retail sales Y-on-Y around the world.
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Measure: percent
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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