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Canada on track for record online shopping year due to coronavirus pandemic

Canada on track for record online shopping year due to coronavirus pandemic
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Statistics Canada says online sales are set to hit a record this year, amid limits on in-person shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new data is in line with Statistics Canada’s estimates from the spring, when retail e-commerce sales more than doubled from February to May.

The agency says online shopping fell this summer from its high of $4 billion in May, as more stores opened to in-person shopping.

Nonetheless, Statistics Canada says that 2020 could beat 2019’s online shopping sales of $305 billion, a figure that has more than doubled since 2013.
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