Retail Trade

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.

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Retail Trade ($ million)

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Retail Trade ($ million)
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Retail Trade ($ million)
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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Jul 21, 2020

Alberta's retail trade value decreased by 15.9% in May 2020 compared to May 2019, to $5.7 billion. Nationally, retail sales decreased by 18.4% over the same time frame. In Alberta, general merchandise (+8.3%) had the largest increase, while clothing and accessories had the largest decrease (-69.1%). These figures reflect the pandemic shutdown.