Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2017
December
2017r
January
2018p
December 2017 to January 2018 January 2017 to January 2018
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 77,030 82,652 83,542 1.1 8.5
Farm product 206 202 215 6.8 4.7
Food, beverage and tobacco 7,812 8,854 8,815 -0.4 12.8
Food 7,121 8,113 8,109 -0.0 13.9
Beverage 432 414 430 4.0 -0.5
Cigarette and tobacco product 259 327 276 -15.5 6.6
Personal and household goods 13,753 13,781 14,158 2.7 2.9
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,118 3,159E 3,142 -0.5 0.8
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 968 1,068 1,108 3.7 14.4
Home furnishings 1,164 1,314 1,302 -1.0 11.9
Personal goods 1,775E 1,703 1,969E 15.6 10.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,817 5,579 5,689 2.0 -2.2
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 912 957 948 -0.9 4.0
Motor vehicle and parts 11,971 12,305 12,606 2.4 5.3
Motor vehicle 6,823 7,253 7,455 2.8 9.3
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,070 4,972 5,069 2.0 -0.0
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 78 80 81 1.0 3.7
Building material and supplies 12,289 13,996 13,845 -1.1 12.7
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,874 4,143 4,148 0.1 7.1
Metal service centres 3,045 3,860 3,709 -3.9 21.8
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 5,370 5,994 5,988 -0.1 11.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies 21,969 23,543 23,883 1.4 8.7
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,719 6,183 6,340 2.5 10.9
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 9,435 10,619 10,275 -3.2 8.9
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,318 2,261 2,380 5.2 2.6
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,497 4,480 4,888 9.1 8.7
Miscellaneous 9,031 9,972 10,021 0.5 11.0
Recyclable material 784E 841 850E 1.1 8.5
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 758 757 787 3.9 3.8
Agricultural supplies 3,430 3,954 4,094 3.5 19.4
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,398 1,583 1,478 -6.6 5.7
Other miscellaneous 2,661 2,837 2,812 -0.9 5.7
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 081-0012.
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