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Table 1 Retail sales

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Retail sales
  September 2008 June 2009r July 2009r August 2009r September 2009p August to September 2009 September 2008 to September 2009
  Seasonally adjusted
   $ millions % change
Automotive 12,450 10,795 10,717 10,997 11,102 1.0 -10.8
New car dealers 6,150 5,659 5,679 5,822 5,855 0.6 -4.8
Used and recreational motor vehicle and parts dealers 1,642 1,534 1,535 1,540 1,572 2.0 -4.3
Gasoline stations 4,657 3,602 3,503 3,634 3,675 1.1 -21.1
Furniture, home furnishings and electronics stores 2,617 2,397 2,387 2,381 2,410 1.2 -7.9
Furniture stores 861 776 782 788 813 3.2 -5.6
Home furnishings stores 516 467 472 469 474 1.0 -8.1
Computer and software stores 114 98 102 98 102 3.6 -11.1
Home electronics and appliance stores 1,126 1,056 1,032 1,026 1,021 -0.5 -9.3
Building and outdoor home supplies stores 2,277 2,207 2,226 2,238 2,234 -0.2 -1.9
Home centres and hardware stores 1,852 1,804 1,824 1,830 1,812 -1.0 -2.1
Specialized building materials and garden stores 425 404 402 408 421 3.3 -0.9
Food and beverage stores 8,090 8,334 8,225 8,279 8,384 1.3 3.6
Supermarkets 5,827 6,010 5,922 5,926 6,015 1.5 3.2
Convenience and specialty food stores 849 847 841 850 845 -0.6 -0.5
Beer, wine and liquor stores 1,413 1,477 1,461 1,504 1,523 1.3 7.8
Pharmacies and personal care stores 2,445 2,558 2,580 2,576 2,590 0.5 5.9
Clothing and accessories stores 2,024 1,937 1,925 1,932 1,929 -0.1 -4.7
Clothing stores 1,545 1,486 1,482 1,484 1,477 -0.5 -4.4
Shoe, clothing accessories and jewellery stores 478 450 443 448 453 1.0 -5.4
General merchandise stores 4,409 4,341 4,362 4,347 4,429 1.9 0.4
Miscellaneous retailers 1,818 1,832 1,830 1,828 1,858 1.7 2.2
Sporting goods, hobby, music and book stores 898 941 940 937 955 1.9 6.4
Miscellaneous store retailers 921 891 890 891 903 1.4 -1.9
Total retail sales 36,130 34,401 34,252 34,578 34,935 1.0 -3.3
Total excluding new car dealers, used and recreational motor vehicle and parts dealers 28,338 27,208 27,038 27,215 27,508 1.1 -2.9
Provinces and territories              
Newfoundland and Labrador 607 611 610 601 620 3.2 2.2
Prince Edward Island 146 141 141 142 148 4.1 1.4
Nova Scotia 1,046 1,024 1,004 1,021 1,034 1.3 -1.2
New Brunswick 854 814 813 841 858 2.0 0.4
Quebec 8,189 7,901 7,879 7,942 8,114 2.2 -0.9
Ontario 12,784 12,224 12,238 12,384 12,432 0.4 -2.8
Manitoba 1,263 1,251 1,243 1,248 1,258 0.8 -0.4
Saskatchewan 1,208 1,181 1,163 1,180 1,170 -0.9 -3.1
Alberta 5,146 4,672 4,619 4,611 4,611 0.0 -10.4
British Columbia 4,758 4,451 4,414 4,476 4,559 1.8 -4.2
Yukon 45 43 43 45 44 -0.8 -2.2
Northwest Territories 60 60 59 60 60 0.8 1.0
Nunavut 24 28 27 26 26 -0.4 7.5
revised
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to total due to rounding.