- Retail Sales in Canada rose less than expected in June.
- USD/CAD clings to daily gains around 1.2900 after the data.
Retail Sales in Canada rose by 4.2% on a monthly basis in June, the data published by Statistics Canada showed on Friday. This reading followed May’s contraction of 2.1% and came in slightly weaker than the market expectation for an increase of 4.4%.
Excluding automobiles, Retail Sales in Canada increased by 4.7% on a monthly basis.
Other data from Canada showed that the New Housing Price Index was up 11.9% in July, matching June’s print.
The USD/CAD pair showed no immediate reaction to these data and was last seen rising 0.59% on a daily basis at 1.2901.