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 1.5% in May 2019 compared to May 2018, to $6.84 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 1.0% over the same time frame. In Alberta, miscellaneous stores (+18.9%) saw the largest increase, while sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores (-12.2%) had the largest decrease.