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Retail sales drop in April

Published by Stephanie Brooks on June 21, 2012

The Canadian retail industry experienced a 0.5 per cent drop in sales in April to $38.9 billion. The decline represents the third decrease in four months, with a volume sales drop of 0.8 per cent.

Sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers fell 1.2 per cent in April, which more than offsets the rise in March, influenced by warmer temperatures. Car dealers reported the biggest decline, followed by used car dealers. Sales in automotive parts, accessories and tires increased one per cent.

Ontario experience the biggest drop, followed by Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Read more from Statistics Canada’s report.

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