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Retail Trade in August Numbers

Retail trade, August 2015 Released: 2015-10-22 Retail sales $43.6 billion August 2015 0.5% (monthly change) Source(s): CANSIM table 080-0020 . Retail sales rose for the fourth consecutive month, advancing 0.5% to $43.6 billion in August. The increase was led by higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers. Excluding this subsector, retail sales were flat. Sales increased in 4 of 11 subsectors, representing 56% of retail trade. In volume terms, retail sales increased 0.7%. New car dealers lead gain Sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers increased for the seventh consecutive month, rising 2.0% in August. Sales at new car dealers increased 1.7%, reflecting a higher number of new trucks sold. These gains were concentrated in Quebec and Ontario. Used car dealers reported their 9th increase in 10 months, rising 5.5%. Higher sales were also reported at other motor vehicle dealers (+4.8%), which include retailers of recreational vehicles, motorcycles and boats