Canadian Cannabis Sales Increase 108% in September to C$256 Million

Statistics Canada released September retail sales for the country this morning, with cannabis sales growth slowing sequentially off of a revised higher August level but accelerating annual growth to 108.5%. Sales of C$256.3 million grew 1.8% from August.

Hifyre IQ had forecast sales of $261 million based upon its data. The data analytics provider had estimated October growth to be 3% above its September forecast.

All of the growth came from Ontario, which accounted for a $3 million sequential gain, and British Columbia. Value-priced flower and the expansion of next-generation products, like vapes, is helping along with store expansion.

Hifyre IQ estimated that product categories have been stable, with pre-rolls decreasing slightly.

The October sales will be released on December 18th.

Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online communities 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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