Commercial

BC Commercial Leading Indicator continues to push higher

“Job growth in key commercial sectors and robust consumer demand led the CLI higher in the third quarter," said BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson." A rising CLI points to continued strength in BC commercial real estate activity in 2017."

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Canadian retail sales

Canadian retail sales rose 0.4 per cent in November, with 5 of 11 retail sub-sectors reporting gains.   In BC, retail sales were up 1.9 per cent on a monthly basis, and were 7 per cent higher compared to one year ago. Through 11 months of the year, retail sales in BC are up a robust 5.8 per cent,  the fastest annual rate of sales growth since 2007.

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