Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Bag-laden shoppers jam the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, Saturday December 15, 2012. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail) (J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail)
Bag-laden shoppers jam the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, Saturday December 15, 2012. (J.P. Moczulski for The Globe and Mail) (J.P. MOCZULSKI For The Globe and Mail)

Retail sales advance for fourth straight month Add to ...

Statistics Canada says retail sales edged up 0.7 per cent to $39.4-billion in October, the fourth straight monthly increase.

In volume terms, retail sales increased 0.3 per cent, with eight of 11 subsectors reporting gains.

Higher sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and at gasoline stations led the increase, both up 1.6 per cent in October.

More Related to this Story

Food and beverage, clothing and accessories and general merchandise merchants also reported higher sales for the month.

However, sales at furniture and home furnishings stores and electronics and appliance stores were down.

October sales rose in six provinces, led by Quebec, while sales were off 0.6 per cent in Nova Scotia and down 0.1 per cent in Saskatchewan.

Follow us on Twitter: @GlobeBusiness

In the know

Most popular video »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most Popular Stories