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Retail sales in Alberta rose in February

Sales in the province were above pre-pandemic levels for the sixth month in a row

By ATB Economics 28 April 2021 less than a minute

Propelled by strong new vehicle sales and higher gasoline prices, seasonally adjusted retail sales in Alberta rose by 1.1 per cent in February to $7.4 billion.

Sales in the province were above pre-pandemic levels for the sixth month in a row with year-over-year sales up by 10.0 per cent ($679.1 million) compared to the previous February.

Clothing stores, however, continued to struggle with year-over-year sales down by 26.8 per cent.

Nationally, retail sales increased by 4.8 per cent on a monthly basis and were 6.0 per cent higher than in February 2020.

Answer to the previous trivia question: At 155 metres, SKY 360 Restaurant and Lounge in the Calgary Tower offers guests a full view of the city as it revolves once every 45 minutes during lunchtime and once per hour during dinner service.

Today’s trivia question: Dubbed “The World’s Largest Dinosaur,” how tall is the Tyrannosaurus Rex statue in Drumheller, Alberta?

Retail sales in Alberta rose by 1.1 per cent in February 2021

Retail sales in Alberta rose by 1.1 per cent in February 2021


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