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Gross sales at grocery shops fell in November as meals prices soared – Nationwide

Statistics Canada says retail gross sales dropped 0.1 consistent with cent to $61.8 billion in November.

Then again, the federal company says its initial estimate for December suggests retail gross sales edged again up 0.5 consistent with cent for that month, even though it cautioned the determine could be revised.

Retail gross sales reduced in six of eleven subsectors, representing 47.4 consistent with cent of retail industry.

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Statistics Canada says the lower used to be led by way of decrease gross sales at construction subject matter and lawn apparatus and provides sellers, down 3.8 consistent with cent from the former month, and meals and beverage shops, down 1.6 consistent with cent.

Total core retail gross sales, which exclude fuel stations and motor car and portions sellers, reduced 1.1 consistent with cent – the most important decline in 11 months.

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In quantity phrases, retail gross sales reduced 0.4 consistent with cent in November.

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