The Canadian PressMay 22, 2013 09:17
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says retail sales were flat in March, holding at $39.5 billion.
It says after removing the effects of price changes, particularly lower gasoline prices, retail sales in volume terms rose 0.7 per cent.
The agency says higher sales were reported in six of 11 subsectors, representing 47 per cent of total retail sales.
The largest increase in sales was a 3.1 per cent rise at clothing and clothing accessories stores, while sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers rose 0.7 per cent for a third consecutive monthly gain.