Stats

FOOD SERVICES AND DRINKING PLACES, MARCH 2019 

 

Month over Month

 


 

In March 2019, Statistics Canada on a month-over-month basis, reported that food services and drinking places receipts (seasonally adjusted) in Nova Scotia increased 0.1 per cent to $140.1 million over February 2019. Food services and drinking places receipts (seasonally adjusted) in Canada increased 1.2 per cent to $6.2 billion over February 2019. Nine provinces reported monthly increases in Food services and drinking places, with Prince Edward Island (2.7 %) reporting the largest gain, and  Newfoundland and Labrador (-1.5 %) reporting the largest decline in percentage terms.

 

Year-over-Year

 


 

In March 2019, on a year-over-year basis, food services and drinking places receipts (seasonally adjusted) in Nova Scotia increased 2.2 per cent over March 2018. Food services and drinking places receipts (seasonally adjusted) in Canada increased 4.3 per cent over March 2018. All provinces reported year-over-year increases in Food services and drinking places, with Prince Edward Island (11.3 %) reporting the largest gain and  Newfoundland and Labrador (1.5 %) reporting the smallest gain in percentage terms.

 

Year-to-Date

 


 

In Jan-Mar 2019, on a year-to-date basis, Nova Scotia seasonally adjusted food services and drinking places increased 2.1 per cent ($8.6 million) over Jan-Mar 2018 to $421.3 million. Food services and drinking places receipts (seasonally adjusted) in Canada increased 4.4 per cent ($776.9 million) over Jan-Mar 2018 to $18.4 billion. All provinces reported year-to-date increases in Food services and drinking places, with Prince Edward Island (9.0 %) reporting the largest gain and  Nova Scotia (2.1 %) reporting the smallest gain in percentage terms.

 

Long-run Trend

 


 

Although Nova Scotia‚Äôs food service and drinking place receipts exhibit somewhat more volatile growth from one month to the next, the provincial trend was in line with national growth up to 2017. Since 2018 Canada growth has been faster. 

 

 

 

Nova Scotia Jan-Mar 2019 vs Jan-Mar 2018 Sales by Establishment Type

 


 


 

Among types of establishments,

 

 

  • Limited-service eating places, accounting for 53% of total food services and drinking places receipts, increased 4.1 per cent ($7.6 million) over Jan-Mar 2018 to $195 million.

 

  • Full-service restaurants (37% of total Food services and drinking places) increased 3.4 per cent ($4.4 million) to $136 million.

 

  • Special food services (8% of total Food services and drinking places) decreased 2.2 per cent ($0.6 million) to $28 million.

 

  • Drinking places -alcoholic beverages (3% of total Food services and drinking places) increased 0.1 per cent ($0.0 million) to $12 million.