Canadian seasonally-adjusted retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in June, hitting $63.1 billion. Sales grew in 8 of 11 subsectors, but were led by higher sales at gasoline stations and motor vehicle and parts dealers. Core retail sales, which strips out gasoline and motor vehicle and parts dealers, increased 0.2 per cent in June. In volume terms, sales were up 0.2 per cent.
In BC, seasonally-adjusted sales rose 1.1 per cent in June. Compared to the same month last year, retail sales were up 3.5 per cent in the province. In the Greater Vancouver region, sales rose 1.1 per cent month-over-month and were up 3 per cent year-over-year.
In June, Canadian e-commerce sales were flat month over month, corresponding to 5.4 per cent of retail sales. This percentage remains elevated relative to pre-pandemic levels, but is lower than during core months of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
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