Retail Sales: Alberta spends the most

“More support of Calgary and Alberta home prices; the high-value jobs in Calgary pay more and the 40,000 people a year that move to Alberta are spending that money. The numbers are mind blowing.”

Mark Herman; Calgary, Alberta mortgage broker

 Jonathan Muma Nov 25, 2014 10:25:24 AM

Albertans love to shop.

That’s according to the latest report from Statistics Canada which shows retail sales are up $6.7-billion, or 7.4 % from a year ago through the first nine months of this year.

That’s the highest annual growth rate in the country.

The next closest province is British Columbia at 5.3 %, and Canada overall, retail sales grew to $42.8-billion, up 4.5% from a year ago.