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 2.1% in January 2020 compared to January 2019, to $6.89 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 3.4% over the same time frame. In Alberta, gasoline sales (+9.3%) saw the largest increase, while Sporting goods, hobby, book & music had the largest decrease (-23.2%).