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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

August 23, 2019
RETAIL TRADE, JUNE 2019

In Nova Scotia June 2019, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 2.8 per cent over May 2019 to $1.4 billion. In Jun 2019 vs Jun 2018, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 4.8 per cent.

Nationally, June 2019, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade was virtually unchanged (declined $8.9 million) over May 2019 to $51.3 billion. In Jun 2019 vs Jun 2018, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 1.0 per cent.

Canada and the Provinces

On a month over month basis, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade was virtually unchanged (declined $8.9 million) nationally. Six provinces reported monthly increases in retail trade, with Prince Edward Island (3.0 per cent) reporting the largest gain. Nova Scotia reported an increase (2.8 per cent) over the previous month. Saskatchewan reported the largest decline (2.7 per cent).

On a year over year basis, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 1.0 per cent nationally. Eight provinces reported year-over-year increases in retail trade, with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (4.8 per cent) reporting the largest gain. Saskatchewan reported the largest decline (3.8 per cent).

 

On a year to date basis, seasonally adjusted Retail Trade increased 1.9 per cent nationally. Seven provinces reported year-to-date increases in retail trade, with Ontario (2.9 per cent) reporting the largest gain. Nova Scotia reported an increase (2.3 per cent) over the same period last year. Newfoundland and Labrador reported the largest decline (1.6 per cent).

 

 

Nova Scotia Sectors 

Unadjusted year-to-date (Jan-Jun 2019), Retail Trade increased 2.1 per cent ($158.7 million) over Jan-Jun 2018 to $7.7 billion.

Sector increases:

  • Motor Vehicle with a 29% share of Retail Trade increased 5.5 per cent ($116.7 million).
  • Furniture with a 2% share increased 0.8 per cent ($1.4 million).
  • Food & Beverage with a 22% share increased 5.5 per cent ($89.7 million).
  • Sporting & Hobbies with a 1% share increased 1.2 per cent ($1.4 million).
  • General Merchandise with a 11% share increased 4.1 per cent ($34.2 million).
  • Miscellaneous Stores with a 2% share increased 12.3 per cent ($19.8 million).

Sector declines:

  • Electronics with a 1% share decreased 12.7 per cent ($10.1 million).
  • Building Material with a 7% share decreased 3.5 per cent ($19.0 million).
  • Health with an 8% share decreased 0.3 per cent ($1.9 million).
  • Gas Stations with a 12% share decreased 7.0 per cent ($72.5 million).
  • Clothing with a 3% share decreased 0.4 per cent ($1.1 million).

 

Cannabis stores

In Nova Scotia, Oct-18 to Jun-19, on a period-to-date basis, unadjusted retail cannabis store sales reached $47.9 million. This represents an 8.4% share of the Canadian market.

In Canada, Oct-18 to Jun-19, on a period-to-date basis, unadjusted retail cannabis store sales reached $571.5 million.

 

 

E-Commerce

In Canada June 2019,

  • On a month-over-month basis, unadjusted retail e-commerce sales increased 4.1 per cent over May 2019 to $1.9 billion, representing a 3.5% share of total retail trade.
  • On a year-over-year basis, unadjusted retail e-commerce sales increased 30.7 per cent over June 2018.
  • On a year-to-date basis (Jan-Jun 2019), unadjusted retail e-commerce sales increased 21.7 per cent over Jan-Jun 2018to $9.7 billion, representing a 3.3% share of total retail trade.

 

TABLES & SELECTED FIELDS

 

Statistics Canada Quotes

"Following declines in both April and May, all Atlantic Provinces posted gains in June. Nova Scotia (+2.8%) had the largest increase, followed by New Brunswick (+2.3%), Newfoundland and Labrador (+2.9%) and Prince Edward Island (+3.0%)."

 

Statistics Canada Citations
Table 20-10-0072-01 Retail E-commerce sales, unadjusted (x 1,000)

Table 20-10-0008-01 Retail trade sales by province and territory (x 1,000)



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