Ontario, Alberta, will end in a decline in Canadian hashish gross sales in January

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.

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