November 23, 2018

Saskatchewan Leads Canada in Retail Sales Growth

Saskatchewan ranked first in retail sales growth among Canada’s provinces in September 2018, with a 1.7 per cent increase from the previous month and higher than the national average of 0.2 per cent.

“The increase in retail sales from August is good news, as it reflects consumer confidence in our economy,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “This confidence and consumer demand is an important economic indicator which helps strengthen business performance and in turn positively impacts the economy.”

The value of Saskatchewan’s retail sales in September was $1.63 billion.

All figures are seasonally adjusted.