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 3.8% in September 2020 compared to September 2019, to $6.9 billion. Nationally, retail sales increased by 4.6% over the same time frame. In Alberta, Building material, garden equipment & supplies (+24.8%) had the largest increase, while sporting goods, hobby, bookstores had the largest decrease (-14.7%).