Business & Development
Wholesale and Retail Trade
WHOLESALE TRADE The performance of wholesale trade sector is an important indicator of the health of the economy. According to Sask Trends Monitor, sales by Saskatchewan wholesalers declined by 14.8 per cent between January and May 2016, off-setting the increases over the past three years to put sales near the level they were at in 2012. But the decline has more to do with price than (namely the price of oil) than volume as employment by wholesale trade increased by 10 per cent during this same period.
RETAIL TRADE Moose Jaw is a major rural service centre serving a trading area of approximately 60,000 people – a growing trade area population that is becoming less rural. Moose Jaw’s retail sales have continued at a slightly slower pace in recent years.