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The largest retail sales decline between September 2012 and September 2013 was in the Northwest Territories, where sales dropped by 9.2 per cent.

Retail sales were down across the territories over the last year, according to figures released by Statistics Canada on Friday.

The numbers cover the period from September 2012 to September 2013.

The largest decline was in the Northwest Territories, where retail sales dropped by 9.2 per cent. In Nunavut, sales dropped by 6.2 per cent, and in Yukon, they dropped by 5.9 per cent.

In comparison, retail sales rose 3.6 per cent overall across Canada, largely due to an increase in auto sales.