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Retail Sales

Retail is shifting from ‘bricks and mortar’ stores to warehouse construction in support of online platforms.

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Sales by U.S. Building Material & Supplies Dealers

Data source: Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Total Retail Sales in Canada

Data source: Statistics Canada Table 20-10-0078-01/Chart: ConstructConnect — CanaData.

Total Retail Sales Since 'Great' Recession, U.S. & Canada

Based on Data Adjusted for Seasonal, Holiday & Trading Day Differences.
The latest released data point for the U.S. is July, 2022; for Canada, the data trails by a month, June, 2022.

Data sources: Statistics Canada and U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce).

Sales by Canadian Building Material & Garden Supplies Dealers

*”Year over year” is each month versus the same month of the previous year.
Latest data point is for June, 2022.

Data source: Statistics Canada.
Chart: ConstructConnect.

U.S. Monthly Sales by General Merchandise Stores vs Non-Store Retailers (i.e., Internet Platforms & Auction Houses)

Adjusted for seasonal variation, holiday and trading day differences, but not for price changes.
Latest data points are for July, 2022.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce) / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Total Retail Sales in the U.S.

Latest data point is July, 2022.
Adjusted for seasonal variation, holiday and trading day differences, but not for price changes.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce) / Chart: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

U.S. Retail and Food Services Sales Y/Y

Y/Y, as of June 2022.
‘Current dollars’ means not adjusted for inflation. Underlying numbers are seasonally adjusted & not ‘smoothed’.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Canadian Retail Sales Y/Y

For March 2022.
‘Current dollars’ means not adjusted for inflation. Underlying numbers are seasonally adjusted & not ‘smoothed’.

Data source: Statistics Canada / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

U.S. Sales by Food Services & Drinking Places

Latest data point is for February, 2022.
Adjusted for seasonal variation, holiday and trading day differences, but not for price changes.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce).
Chart: ConstructConnect.

Canada Food Services & Drinking Places Sales*

*Better know as bar and restaurant sales.
Latest data point is for March 2022.

Data source: Statistics Canada Table 21-10-0019-01.
Chart: ConstructConnect.

U.S. Motor Vehicle & Parts Sales Within Total Retail

Latest data points are for February, 2022.

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Retail Sales - Canada, Provinces & Cities

In Sept 2021, Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver combined for almost 1/3 (31.8%) of total Canadian retail sales. Nova Scotia (+14.1%) among the provinces & Vancouver (+10.3%) within the group of 3 major cities showed the most y/y improvement.

September 2021 Year-over-Year (Y/Y) & Shares
Based on ‘current’ dollars (i.e., not altered for inflation) that have been seasonally adjusted.

Data source: Statistics Canada / Chart: ConstructConnect-CanaData.