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 9.0% in May 2017 compared to May 2016, to $6.8 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 7.3% over the same time frame. In Alberta, sales of motor vehicle parts (+25.9%) and at gasoline stations (+20.2%) increased the most, while furniture and home furnishings (-3.8%) saw the largest decline.