Canadian duty free sales up across the board in April

Canada’s duty free sales rose in the airport stores and in every land border region in April 2014, according to the latest sales numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA).
The national airport duty free sales for April 2014 reached $23 million, an increase of 15% compared to April 2013 sales.
Canada’s national land border duty free sales for April 2014 equaled $9.6 million, up 8.89% compared to April 2013.
All land border regions experienced positive sales in April 2014 versus April 2013.
The Prairie region sales rose approximately 13%; Pacific sales increased 9%; Ontario sales were up 6.5%; and Atlantic/Quebec sales increased 14% compared to April 2013.
The top three sales categories in the land border stores all were up in April 2014. Tobacco, which makes up almost 31% of the land border sales, increased 4.24%. Alcohol, almost 35% of sales, rose
9.63% in April, while Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare (16% of sales)was up 16.47%.