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April 23, 2014
RETAIL TRADE FEBRUARY 2014




In Canada February 2014 retail sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.5% from January 2014 to $41.0 billion and increased 3.7% over February 2013.

In Nova Scotia February 2014, retail sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 1.4% from January 2014 to $1.14 billion and increased 5.0% over February 2013. On a year-to-date basis, retail sales increased 3.6% over Jan-Feb 2013 to $2.3 billion.



Nova Scotia year-to-date unadjusted retail sales increased 4.7% ($83.5 million) in Jan-Feb 2014 over Jan-Feb 2013. The largest decline was in Electronics and appliance stores down 13.1% ($4.9 million). The largest increases were in Gasoline stations up 9.9% ($29.0 million), General merchandise stores up 5.9% ($11.5 million) and Food and beverage stores up 2.4% ($11.6 million).


Canada and the Provinces
Alberta led the provinces in year-to-date (+9.1%), and in year-over-year (+8.3%) and Prince Edward Island in month-over-month (+1.8%) retail sales. Nova Scotia ranked 4th in year-to-date (+3.6%) growth, 3rd in year-over-year(5.0%), and 3rd in month-over-month (1.4%) retail sales.







Statistics Canada Quotes

"Sales advanced for the second consecutive month in each of the Atlantic provinces, led by Nova Scotia (+1.4%) and New Brunswick (+1.5%)."


Statistics Canada Cat. No. 63-005-X
CANSIM 080-0020 and 080-0021
Summary Tables S.A. Monthly; U.A. Annual


April 23, 2014
FIREARMS AND VIOLENT CRIME IN CANADA, 2012

Both the number of victims and the rate of firearm-related violent crime in Canada fell by more than one-quarter between 2009 and 2012. Police services reported 5,600 victims of firearm-related violent crime in 2012, about 1,800 fewer victims of this type of crime than in 2009. This represented a rate of 21 victims per 100,000 population in 2012, down from 29 victims per 100,000 population in 2009.
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April 22, 2014
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2014

In January-February 2014, Nova Scotia motor vehicle unit sales increased 0.8% over Jan-Feb 2013. The 5,658 new vehicles sold from January to February represented a value of $173 million, up 2.3% compared with motor vehicle sales values from the same period in 2013. In February 2014, year-to-date Canadian unit sales increased 0.7 per cent over Jan-Feb 2013 to 205,125 units. Year-to-date dollar sales were in positive territory, increasing 2.3 per cent over Jan-Feb 2013 to $7.2 billion.
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April 22, 2014
WHOLESALE TRADE, FEBRUARY 2014

In February 2014, Nova Scotia's wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) decreased 0.5% from January 2014 to $692 million, and decreased 1.2% from February 2013. The wholesale merchants' sales index (Jan 2011=100) decreased 0.5 points to 107.8 in February 2014. February 2014 Canadian wholesale sales (seasonally adjusted) increased 1.1% from January 2014 to $50.7 billion, and increased 3.5% from February 2013. The wholesale merchants' sale index (Jan2011=100) increased 1.2 points to 109.0.
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April 17, 2014
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX MARCH 2014

NOVA SCOTIA In Nova Scotia March 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) increased 0.4% from February 2014 to 128.9 and increased 1.7% over March 2013. The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.3% from February 2014 to 118.5, and increased 1.6% over March 2013. CANADA In Canada March 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) increased 0.6% from February 2014 to 124.8 and increased 1.5% over March 2013.
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Recent PublicationsLabour Market Monthly
Consumer Price Index
Nova Scotia Economic Indicators - August 2013
Current Economic Environment
Indicators of Prosperity - 2012

Statistics at a Glance(Mouse over items for details)
Building Permits -26.6%
Consumer Price Index +1.3%
CPI (Annual) +2.0%
Debt: GDP 34.8%
Deficit/Surplus: GDP D: 0.5%
Employment Growth -0.8%
Employment Level 447.3
Exports (Domestic) +39.5%
GDP (millions, 2011) $37,015
GDP Growth (2011) +0.5%
Income (per capita) $33,934
Manufacturing Shipments +3.1%
Non-res. Investment -4.1%
Population July 1, 2013 940,789
Res. Investment 2.3%
Retail sales +1.4%
Unemployment Rate 9.3%
Wholesale Trade -0.5%

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Thomas Storring
Director of Economics/Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410
Email: storrith@novascotia.ca