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 1.5% in December 2018 compared to December 2017, to $6.78 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 1.7% over the same time frame. In Alberta, miscellaneous stores (+7.9%) saw the largest increase, while electronics and appliances (-12.1%) had the largest decrease.
Overall, 2018 saw an increase of 1.8%, or $1.42 billion in total retail trade over 2017.