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 decreased by 1.4% in December 2019 compared to December 2018, to $6.73 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 2.4% over the same time frame. In Alberta, building material, garden equipment & supplies (+16.9%) saw the largest increase, while electronics & appliance had the largest decrease (-16.9%).
In 2019, retail trade decreased by 0.9% compared with 20108 to $81.2 billion.