Canadian airport and land border sales post healthy rise in July

CANADA. Land border duty free sales in Canada climbed by +7.6% year-on-year in July to C$20 million (US$15.5 million). Airport duty free sales leapt by +19% to C$39 million (US$30.5 million). The figures were provided by the Canadian Border Services Agency and reported by the Frontier Duty Free Association.

In the first seven months of the year, land border sales rose by +7% to C$83 million (US$64.5 million), with airport sales hitting C$228 million (C$177 million), up by +6.9% on a year earlier.

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Regional breakdown
In the Prairie region, July sales fell by -4% to C$992,000. In the year to date sales fell -7% to C$4.7 million.

In the Pacific region, sales in the month climbed by +6.5% to around C$3 million. In the first seven months, sales were up by +5% to C$13.7 million.

In Ontario, July sale hit C$11 million, up by +12% year-on-year. In the year to date, sales rose +10% to C$47 million.

In the Atlantic/Quebec region, July sales reached C$4.9 million, a rise of +1.5%. Seven-month figures were C$17 million, an increase of just over +4%.

The leading categories by sales in land border duty free in July are as follows:

  1. Alcohol (liquor, liqueur, wine, coolers)
  2. Tobacco, Cigars, Loose Tobacco
  3. Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare
  4. Food
  5. Beer (beer, malt-based coolers)
  6. Jewellery, Watches, Clocks
  7. Accessories (purses, wallets, sunglasses, etc.)
  8. Clothing (including hats, fur, leather)
  9. Souvenirs
  10. Office and Travel Supplies
  11. Glassware, crystal, china, figurines, porcelain
  12. Other
  13. Crafts/Arts
  14. Electronics, Cameras, Binoculars, etc.
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