View the Archive..September 23, 2014RETAIL TRADE JULY 2014
In Canada July 2014 retail sales (seasonally adjusted
) decreased 0.1% from June 2014 to $42.5 billion and increased 5.0% over July 2013. On a year-to-date basis, retail sales increased 4.8% over Jan-July 2013 to $292.3 billion.
In Nova Scotia July 2014, retail sales (seasonally adjusted
) increased 1.6% from June 2014 to $1.2 billion and increased 3.9% over July 2013. On a year-to-date basis, retail sales increased 2.7% over Jan-July 2013 to $8.1 billion.
Nova Scotia year-to-date unadjusted
retail sales increased 2.8% ($7.8 billion) in Jan-July 2014 over Jan-July 2013. Large declines were observed in Electronics and Appliance Stores (-$17.1 million). The largest increases were in Gasoline stations up 7.7% ($89.5 million), Motor vehicle and parts dealers up 4.1% ($73.3 million) and General Merchandise up 7.0% ($58.2 million).
Canada and the Provinces
Alberta led the provinces in year-to-date (+8.6%) and in year-over-year (8.9%). NL led in month-over-month (+1.9%) retail sales. Nova Scotia
ranked 8th in year-to-date (+2.7%) growth, 9th in year-over-year(+3.9%), and 2nd in month-over-month (1.6%) retail sales.
Statistics Canada Quotes
"In Nova Scotia (+1.6%), receipts increased for the fourth consecutive month as higher sales were registered across most store types."
Statistics Canada Cat. No. 63-005-X
Summary Tables S.A. Monthly
; U.A. Annual
September 23, 2014NATURAL GAS OFFSHORE PRODUCTION, AUGUST 2014
Since peak production in 2001-2002, Sable production has been declining. However the Deep Panuke field was brought into production in August 2013. Since then, total natural gas production is on the increase.
In August 2014, the Deep Panuke offshore energy platform pumped 170.6 million cubic metres of gas, down 22.5 percent from the previous month. In August 2014, the Sable offshore energy platform pumped 95.9 million cubic metres of gas, down 36.0 percent from the previous month.
September 22, 2014NEW ASSETS ON THE COMMUNITY COUNTS MAP CENTRE
The Community Counts Map Centre allows users from across Nova Scotia to create custom maps about their communities. It includes mapping tools that will give you thousands of options for mapping data of interest to your community: thematic mapping (i.e. population characteristics) and asset mapping (i.e. services and resources).
The asset mapping feature of Community Counts allows users to pinpoint the location of public and community assets such as schools and museums. The location of these assets can be visualized relative to the population characteristics of our communities. Putting both population characteristics and assets together on a map is a great tool for assets planning and future development. To view the Map Center, click here.
September 19, 2014CONSUMER PRICE INDEX AUGUST 2014
In Nova Scotia August 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) increased 0.1% from July 2014 to 129.0 and increased 1.9% over August 2013.
The CPI, excluding food and energy, increased 0.5% from July 2014 to 118.7, and increased 2.0% over August 2013.
In Canada August 2014, the consumer price index (2002=100) remained unchanged from July 2014 at 125.7 and increased 2.1% over August 2013.
September 19, 2014ANALYSIS OF NOVA SCOTIA'S CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR AUGUST 2014
At 1.9 per cent year over year, Nova Scotia's consumer price index was below the national average of 2.1 per cent from August 2013 to August 2014. Within Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador posted the highest year over year CPI increase (+2.5%). New Brunswick's CPI increased 1.5 per cent and PEI posted an increase of 1.2 per cent. West of Atlantic Canada, the highest inflation year over year was in Saskatchewan at 2.7 per cent.