New car sales drive Saskatchewan retail spending up | Prosperity Saskatchewan

23 Nov 2013

The StarPhoenix

LEADER- POST With files from The Canadian Press

Sask. spending slows in Sept.

REGINA — Saskatchewan posted $1.54 billion in retail sales in September, a modest 0.8 per cent gain from $1.53 billion in August and a 2.2 per cent increase over $1.51 billion in September 2012, Statistics Canada said Friday.

But most of the gain was reported by motor vehicle dealers, leaving other retailers to fight over a dwindling consumer spending dollar, according to Doug Elliott, publisher of Sask Trends Monitor.

New car sales drive Saskatchewan retail spending up | Prosperity Saskatchewan.

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