The sales of all goods purchased for resale, minus returns and discounts. The retail trade sector includes companies engaged primarily in retailing merchandise. For this indicator seasonally adjusted estimates are shown, unless otherwise indicated.
Alberta's retail trade value increased by 9.5% in July 2017 compared to July 2016, to $6.8 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 7.8% over the same time frame. In Alberta, sales of motor vehicles and parts (+19.7%) and electronics & appliances (+17.5%) increased the most, while furniture and home furnishings (-10.2%) and food & beverage (-0.2%) declined.