Canada retail sales rose 0.9% mom to USD 51.5B in November, well above expectation of 0.6% mom. That also largely offset the -1.1% mom decline in October. However, the growth was primarily attributable to highest sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers. Ex-auto sales grew merely 0.2% mom, below expectation of 0.5% mom. Overall, sales were up in six provinces and all census metropolitan areas.
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