Retail sales drop in Alberta: Statistics Canada
Retail sales were down in Alberta as well as nine other provinces from November to December, according to a recent Statistics Canada report.
Alberta declined 3.1% for the third time in four months from $6.3 million in November to $6.1 million in December. Numbers are also down from December 2014’s $6.4 million in retail sales.
“The decline in December stemmed from weaker sales at new car dealers,” says Statistics Canada’s report.
On a national level retail sales fell by 2.2% from just under $44.2 million to $43. million dollars.
The report found that sales fell in almost every province, with the exception of Prince Edward Island.
Statistics Canada states that “later snowfalls and unseasonably warm weather in many parts of Canada may have contributed to lower seasonal purchases.”