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 8.2% in August 2017 compared to August 2016, to $6.7 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 6.9% over the same time frame. In Alberta, sales at gasoline stations (+15.9%) and of motor vehicles and parts (+14.7%) increased the most, while furniture and home furnishings (-13.2%) was the only product category to decline.