August 21, 2020

Strong Growth in Retail Sales in Saskatchewan

The value of retail sales in Saskatchewan increased 7.9 per cent in June 2020 (compared to June 2019), which was the third highest percentage increase compared to the other provinces, and more than double the 3.8 per cent increase posted for Canada (seasonally adjusted).

“The growth in retail sales in Saskatchewan is strong as we continue to implement the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan,” said Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison.  “While recovery coming out of the global COVID-19 pandemic will take time, this is another key economic indicator highlighting the strong position our province is in compared to other jurisdictions, and how Saskatchewan remains a great place to do business.”

In June 2020, the value of retail trade in Saskatchewan increased by 15.6 per cent from May 2020 (seasonally-adjusted).

Total retail trade in June was over $1.7 billion.