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 13.7% in March 2020 compared to March 2019, to $5.9 billion. Nationally, retail sales decreased by 8.4% over the same time frame. In Alberta, food & beverages (+22.0%) saw the largest increase, while clothing and accessories had the largest decrease (-57.6%). These figures reflect pandemic shutdown orders.