Retail sales of adult cannabis products in Canada declined to CAD 282.8 million ($ 225 million) in January, down 5.6% from a month earlier. This is based on the latest data from Statistics Canada.
Sales decreased in all provinces and areas.
Alberta and Ontario saw the largest declines on a dollar basis.
Alberta consumers purchased cannabis products worth CA $ 58.4 million in January, CA $ 5.4 million less than in December.
Revenue in Ontario declined CA $ 4.7 million from December to CA $ 90 million in January.
On a percentage basis, Newfoundland and Labrador saw the largest decreases. Revenue in January decreased 16.7% to CA $ 4.5 million.
Overall, Canadian recreational cannabis purchases decreased nearly CA $ 17 million in January compared to December.
In the other Canadian markets, monthly sales tended to be lower:
- Prince Edward Island: CA $ 1.6 million (down 7.4%)
- Nova Scotia: CA $ 7.7 million (down 6.9%)
- New Brunswick: CA $ 6.5 million (down 4.8%)
- Quebec: CA $ 48.7 million (down 4%)
- Manitoba: CA $ 11.3 million (down 0.7%)
- Saskatchewan: CA $ 12 million (down 1.3%)
- British Columbia: CA $ 40.4 million (down 5.6%)
- Yukon: CA $ 686,000 (down 6.7%)
- Northwest Territories: CA $ 975,000 (down 2%)
The data office’s monthly cannabis sales data for 2020 can be found here.