Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 78,624 82,542 82,630 0.1 5.1
Farm product 189 199 200 0.6 5.9
Food, beverage and tobacco 7,978 8,508 8,295 -2.5 4.0
Food 7,234 7,720 7,531 -2.4 4.1
Beverage 510 502 482 -4.1 -5.6
Cigarette and tobacco product 234 285 282 -1.3 20.6
Personal and household goods 13,385 13,830 13,633 -1.4 1.9
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,599 2,502 2,505 0.1 -3.6
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,102 1,075 1,063 -1.1 -3.5
Home furnishings 1,311 1,378 1,310 -4.9 -0.1
Personal goods 1,843 1,835 1,896E 3.4 2.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,623 6,020 5,780 -4.0 2.8
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 908 1,020 1,079 5.8 18.9
Motor vehicle and parts 12,356 12,033 12,112 0.7 -2.0
Motor vehicle 7,300 6,949 7,029 1.1 -3.7
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,984 5,007 5,008 0.0 0.5
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 72 77 76 -1.1 5.0
Building material and supplies 13,022 13,855 14,052 1.4 7.9
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,754 4,045 4,079 0.8 8.6
Metal service centres 3,540 3,834 3,869 0.9 9.3
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 5,727 5,977 6,104 2.1 6.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 21,994 23,938 23,809 -0.5 8.3
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,904 6,637 6,642 0.1 12.5
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 9,396 10,537 10,451 -0.8 11.2
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,342 2,299 2,219 -3.5 -5.3
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,352 4,465 4,497 0.7 3.3
Miscellaneous 9,700 10,179 10,529 3.4 8.6
Recyclable material 772 943 957 1.5 23.9
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 792 780 782 0.2 -1.3
Agricultural supplies 3,782 4,234 4,449 5.1 17.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,351 1,426 1,426 0.0 5.6
Other miscellaneous 3,002 2,797 2,916 4.2 -2.9
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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