Canadian shoppers to spend 15 percent more this holiday season: Retail Council of Canada

The Retail Council of Canada has published the summary of its annual RCC X Leger Holiday Shopping Survey. In a survey of the evolving patterns of over 2,500 Canadians, the country’s shoppers are projected to spend on average $898 each this holiday season—80 percent of that in gifts.

This is up almost 15 percent from the $782 per shopper forecast last year. Clothing (17 percent) is the lead spending category, followed closely by home entertainment and food and alcohol, at 16 percent each.