Figures released by Statistics Canada show Saskatchewan’s month-to-month growth in the retail sector for June 2016 outpaced all other jurisdictions in Canada.
The province’s sales were more than $1.5-billion for the month, which is an increase of 2.1 percent over May 2016.
“One of the benchmarks of an economy is the state of retail sales, and this increase is a positive indicator of other factors such as consumer demand and confidence,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said. “When Saskatchewan businesses are seeing increased activity of this nature, it reflects well on the overall economic environment in communities across the province.”
Nationally, month-over-month retails sales declined from May to June by an averaged of 0.1 percent.