Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  April
2017
March
2018r
April
2018p
March to April 2018 April 2017 to April 2018
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 60,482 63,008 63,062 0.1 4.3
Total, wholesale sales (2007 chained dollars) 53,057 54,790 54,778 -0.0 3.2
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 49,176 51,052 51,584 1.0 4.9
Farm product 762 808 725 -10.2 -4.8
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,780 11,856 12,087 1.9 2.6
Food 10,641 10,652 10,861 2.0 2.1
Beverage 619 629 640 1.7 3.3
Cigarette and tobacco product 519 575 586 1.9 12.9
Personal and household goods 8,369 8,813 8,947 1.5 6.9
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,125 1,125 1,124 -0.1 -0.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 851 833 883 6.0 3.8
Home furnishings 573 575 578 0.6 0.9
Personal goods 852 793 833 5.0 -2.3
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,237 4,674 4,675 0.0 10.3
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 732 813 855 5.1 16.7
Motor vehicle and parts 11,306 11,955 11,478 -4.0 1.5
Motor vehicle 9,120 9,787 9,333 -4.6 2.3
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,135 2,112 2,088 -1.1 -2.2
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 51 56 57 1.0 11.1
Building material and supplies 8,385 9,158 9,122 -0.4 8.8
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,508 2,805 2,782 -0.8 10.9
Metal service centres 1,584 1,863 1,797 -3.6 13.4
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,293 4,490 4,543 1.2 5.8
Machinery, equipment and supplies 12,227 12,747 13,042 2.3 6.7
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 2,030 1,756 1,833 4.3 -9.7
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 3,640 3,995 4,227 5.8 16.1
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,567 3,800 3,775 -0.6 5.8
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 2,991 3,196 3,208 0.4 7.3
Miscellaneous 7,653 7,671 7,661 -0.1 0.1
Recyclable material 898 1,005 1,000 -0.5 11.3
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,001 1,045 1,103 5.5 10.1
Agricultural supplies 2,030 2,005 1,925 -4.0 -5.2
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,432 1,463 1,455 -0.5 1.6
Other miscellaneous 2,292 2,153 2,178 1.2 -4.9
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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