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  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2015096
    Description:

    Using data from the Monthly Retail Trade and Quarterly Retail Commodity surveys, this study examines the sales for the year 2014. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by subsectors such as motor vehicle and parts dealers, food and beverage stores and general merchandise stores. This study also discusses provincial retail sales.

    Release date: 2015-08-04

  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2015029
    Description:

    Discover the importance of retail to the Canadian economy.

    Release date: 2015-06-30

  • Technical products: 68-515-X
    Description:

    This overview document describes the conceptual underpinnings of the Integrated Business Statistics Program and explains how program components facilitate a more integrated approach to economic surveying at Statistics Canada.

    Release date: 2015-06-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2014094
    Description:

    Using data from the Monthly Retail Trade and Quarterly Retail Commodity surveys, this study examines the sales for the year 2013. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by subsectors such as motor vehicle and parts dealers, food and beverage stores and general merchandise stores. This study also discusses provincial retail sales.

    Release date: 2014-12-17

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2014-07-08

  • Table: 63-271-X
    Description:

    This annual publication provides information on some characteristics such as operating revenues, operating expenses, cost of goods sold, operating profits and gross margins for wholesale trade.

    Release date: 2014-03-26

  • Table: 63-270-X
    Description:

    This annual publication provides information on some characteristics such as operating revenues, operating expenses, operating profits and gross margins for retail trade.

    Release date: 2014-03-26

  • The Daily
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2013-09-23

  • Table: 63-007-X
    Description:

    This publication presents sales data (in dollars and units) of new vehicles by type (commercial vehicles, buses and coaches, and passenger cars), by origin of manufacture (North America, Canada, United States and Mexico, and Japan and other) and by province of sale. Average price of vehicles sold and market share data are available by the same breakdowns. Seasonally adjusted estimates are available at the national level for sales (in units and in dollars) by type of vehicle. Seasonally adjusted passenger car sales are also available by origin (North America and overseas). Total annual sales estimates, based on the raw monthly data, are also available. These data are available by the same breakdowns as are available for the unadjusted monthly series.

    Release date: 2012-04-18

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2011072
    Description:

    The nature of the competitive process that causes a reallocation of market shares within an industry contributes to aggregate productivity growth. This paper extends our understanding of industry differences in the competitive process by examining firm turnover and productivity growth in various services industries in Canada and situating them relative to retailing and manufacturing, two industries which have been the focus of these studies in the past. Seven industries in the services sector, namely wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, air transportation, truck transportation, broadcasting and telecommunications, business services and financial services, are examined.

    Release date: 2011-08-19

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2009005
    Description:

    Before the Internet was launched commercially, few people outside the scientific and academic worlds were aware of this new technology. Commerce has since changed in unimaginable ways and it is now possible to search, purchase and sell just about anything over the Internet. Using data from Statistics Canada's Internet use surveys, this research examines the data, trends and patterns in Canadian online shopping from 2001 to 2007.

    Release date: 2009-12-15

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009080
    Description:

    The study focuses on sales pattern for commodities sold by retailers in Canada. Canadians spent more of their retail dollar on frequently purchased goods such as food and beverages and automotive fuels, oils and additives in 2008 and less on big ticket items such as new vehicles. The only commodity group to decline in 2008 was motor vehicles, parts and services which made up one-fifth of total spending. The market share analysis shows that general merchandisers sold more food and beverages, sporting and leisure goods and housewares as a share of their total sales.

    Release date: 2009-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009079
    Description:

    The study reviews the performance of the wholesale trade sector nationally and provincially in 2008, along with the key factors affecting this sector outcome. The study also examines infra-annual trends in this sector.

    Release date: 2009-05-05

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2009078
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Retail Trade Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2008. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by trade groups such as new motor vehicle dealers, supermarkets and general merchandise stores. This study focuses on provincial sales.

    Release date: 2009-05-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2446
    Release date: 2009-03-30

  • Articles and reports: 11F0027M2008053
    Description:

    This paper examines firm turnover and productivity growth in the Canadian retail trade sector. Firm turnover occurs as the competitive process shifts market share from exiting firms and existing firms that contracted to entering firms and existing firms that expanded. There is considerably more firm turnover in the retail sector than in the manufacturing sector and more of it comes from entry and exit. Moreover, contrary to the manufacturing sector where only part of overall productivity growth comes from firm turnover and the re-allocation of resources from the less to the more productive, all of the aggregate productivity growth comes from this source in the retail sector. This suggests that the much-discussed Wal-Mart effect on retail sector productivity mainly comes from the Wal-Mart-created competitive pressure that shifts market share from exitors and declining incumbents to entrants and growing incumbents. Foreign-controlled firms contributed 30% of labour productivity growth and 45% of multifactor productivity growth in the retail trade sector in the period from 1984 to 1996, which are mainly due to the entry of foreign-controlled firms and expansion of more productive foreign-controlled existing firms.

    Release date: 2008-12-08

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2008075
    Description:

    Using data from the Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2007 by commodity grouping. This annual review describes sales growth and trends between 1998 and 2007 and between 2006 and 2007. This study also looks at changes of market share between sectors.

    Release date: 2008-07-31

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2008072
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Wholesale Trade Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2007. This annual review describes the evolution of sales by different sectors such as machinery and electronic equipment, personal and household goods and automotive products. This study also includes a provincial dimension.

    Release date: 2008-05-29

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2008071
    Description:

    Using data from the monthly Retail Trade Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2007. This annual review describes sales growth and trends by trade groups such as new motor vehicle dealers, supermarkets and general merchandise stores. This study focuses on provincial sales.

    Release date: 2008-05-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2008069
    Description:

    This study examines new motor vehicle sales in 2007. It looks at the evolution of sales in the last 10 years with respect to the origin of the vehicle (North American-built or overseas-built). It also offers analysis of sales of cars and trucks by province in 2007.

    Release date: 2008-04-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2007060
    Description:

    Using data from the Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey this study examines the sales for the year 2006 by commodity grouping. This annual review describes sales growth and trends between 1998 and 2006 and between 2005 and 2006. This study also looks at changes of market share between sectors.

    Release date: 2007-07-25

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