Statistics Canada said today retail sales in Canada matched analysts' medain estimates of 0.2 percent in December, but short from a revised 0.4 percent in November. Retail sales excluding autos were flat unchanged in December, after rising a revised 0.4 percent in November.

Wholesale Sales in Canada rose 0.9 percent in December, after falling a revised 0.3 percent in the prior month, beating median estimates of 0.6 percent.