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 3.7% in May 2018 compared to May 2017, to $6.98 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 3.6% over the same time frame. In Alberta, building materials (+12.4%) and sales at gasoline stations (+18.3%) saw the largest increases.