The national airport duty free sales for November 2014 were $22 million, an increase of 21% compared to November 2013 sales. For the year to date, airport sales are $291 million, up 18% versus the first elev en months of 2013.
The national land border duty free sales for November 2014 were $12 million, down 5.75% compared to November 2013. Sales at land border duty free shops for January/ November 2014 totaled $132 million, down 1.6% versus the same period in 2013.
Sales fell in three of the four land border regions in November, with Atlantic/Quebec the only region with positive sales. The Prairie Region’s sales for November were approx. $1 million, down 5.5%. Pacific sales were approx. $1.7 million, down 6%. Ontario reported approx. $7.2 million, down 7%. The Atlantic/Quebec region, with sales of $1.9 million, rose 1.2%.