With only two days left to get your Christmas shopping done, you’ve probably abandoned all hope of saving money, and just want to get the job done.
Well, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there. Pretty much every year in fact, if we’re honest. And now Statistics Canada has the numbers to (probably) prove it.
According to the official statistics, Canadians spent $14,147,447 last December. That’s about $4 million more than the usual amounts in the months previous.
We’re reckoning that’s also $4 million of surely awesome Christmas presents (which hopefully weren’t returned for store credit.)
However, much you end up spending on gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, that kind of puts it all in perspective eh?
Here’s the full breakdown of Canada’s holiday spending – happy shopping!
Source: Statistics Canada, based on products bought at large suppliers in December 2016
Food and drinks – $5.1 billion
TVs, audio and video equipment – $459.9 million
Toys, games and hobby supplies, including electronic games – $417.8 million
Computer hardware and software – $274.9 million
Small electrical appliances – $263.4 million
Tableware, kitchenware, cookware and bakeware – $238.5 million
Cosmetics and fragrances – $154.8 million
Sporting goods – $171.6 million
Stationery, office supplies, cards, gift wrap and party supplies – $98.7 million
Jewellery and watches – $118.0 million
Cameras (still and digital) and related photographic equipment and supplies – $73.7 million