Retail sales Y-on-Y in Canada, January, 2020
For that indicator, Statistics Canada provides data for Canada from January 2005 to January 2020. The average value for Canada during that period was 1.02 percent with a minimum of -2.54 percent in July 2009 and a maximum of 3.67 percent in September 2005.
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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.