Canadian Dollar trades notably lower after weaker than expected data.
Headline retail sales rose 0.6% mom in March, above expectation of 0.4% mom. However, ex-auto sales was a big miss, contracted -0.2% mom versus consensus of 0.5% mom growth.
Headline CPI slowed to 2.2% yoy in April, down from 2.3% yoy, and missed expectation of 2.3% yoy. CPI core common was unchanged at 1.9% yoy. CPI core median was unchanged at 2.1%. CPI core trim rose to 2.1% yoy.