Ten of 11 sectors fall as retail sales drop two per cent in April: StatsCan

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Retail sales decreased two per cent in current dollars to $36.2 billion in April after a gain of similar magnitude in March.
Statistics Canada reports sales fell in 10 of 11 retail subsectors and in all provinces.
Sales by volume decreased 1.9 per cent.
The only subsector to register a gain was electronics and appliance stores, where sales increased 0.6 per cent.
The agency reports a 4.8 per cent decline at motor vehicle and parts dealers as new-car dealers recorded a 5.3 per drop in sales.
There were also lower sales at other motor vehicle dealers (down 6.8 per cent) and used car dealers (down 4.4).
Sales at automotive parts, accessories and tire stores were up 2.3 per cent, their third straight monthly increase, while sales at gasoline stations were down two per cent after 11 straight increases.
Sales at clothing and clothing accessories stores dropped 5.2 per cent in April.
Sales at building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers decreased two per cent and food and beverage stores sales fell 0.5.
Retail sales declined for a third consecutive month at furniture and home furnishing stores, edging down 0.3 per cent.

Organizations: Statistics Canada

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  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Is this for all of Canada or Nfld? So much for the rosy future! Just a sign of things to come. Remember it's different here.

  • wouldnt ya know
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    But we have a robust economy AND we are OUT of a recession........in a pigs eye....the bottom is yet to come!

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Is this for all of Canada or Nfld? So much for the rosy future! Just a sign of things to come. Remember it's different here.

  • wouldnt ya know
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    But we have a robust economy AND we are OUT of a recession........in a pigs eye....the bottom is yet to come!