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This month’s significant number: 3% - DFSIN - SFL

This month’s significant number: 3%

That’s the increase in trips to retail businesses in Canada compared to just before the pandemic.

December 15, 2021

According to data collected by Google to measure movement trends across various types of destinations, the crisis should be pretty much over for retail businesses.

The mobility trend for places like grocery stores, food warehouses, specialty food shops and drugstores is apparently up by 3% compared to the baseline, which is the 5-week period from January 3 to February 6, 2020.

On the other hand, mobility trends are still down by 7% for workplaces and by 34% for public transit facilities. This data dates from November 21. The full report is available here.

The following sources were used to prepare this article: 
Google, “COVID-19 Community Mobility Report.”