Canada retail sales rise 0.1 percent in April, miss forecasts

Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:34am EDT
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(Reuters) - Canadian retail sales in April inched up 0.1 per cent from March as a decline in gas station receipts offset gains at motor vehicle dealers, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

Higher sales were reported in six of 11 subsectors, representing 51 percent of total retail sales. In volume terms, retail sales increased by 0.5 percent.

An employee walks down rows of shelves at the new Target store in Guelph, Ontario, March 4, 2013, on the eve of the store's opening. REUTERS/Geoff Robins