Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  July
2017
June
2018r
July
2018p
June to July 2018 July 2017 to July 2018
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 80,129 85,900 87,080 1.4 8.7
Farm product 182 172 172 0.1 -5.4
Food, beverage and tobacco 8,053 8,324 8,474 1.8 5.2
Food 7,336 7,508 7,656 2.0 4.4
Beverage 496 512 516 0.8 4.2
Cigarette and tobacco product 221 304 301 -1.0 36.6
Personal and household goods 13,812 14,352 14,976 4.3 8.4
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,838 2,818 2,928 3.9 3.2
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,064 1,078 1,169 8.5 9.8
Home furnishings 1,362 1,489 1,651 10.9 21.2
Personal goods 1,991 1,982 2,272 14.6 14.1
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,684 5,860 5,936 1.3 4.4
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 872 1,124 1,020 -9.2 17.0
Motor vehicle and parts 12,451 12,440 12,344 -0.8 -0.9
Motor vehicle 7,511 7,279 7,159 -1.6 -4.7
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,869 5,076 5,103 0.5 4.8
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 72 85 82 -3.5 14.7
Building material and supplies 13,169 14,833 15,155 2.2 15.1
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,844 4,218 4,392 4.1 14.2
Metal service centres 3,497 4,251 4,339 2.1 24.1
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 5,827 6,365 6,425 0.9 10.3
Machinery, equipment and supplies 22,570 24,599 24,745 0.6 9.6
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,145 6,695 6,799 1.5 10.6
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 9,603 10,850 10,822 -0.3 12.7
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,382 2,300 2,373 3.2 -0.4
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,440 4,753 4,751 -0.0 7.0
Miscellaneous 9,892 11,181 11,213 0.3 13.4
Recyclable material 899 1,049E 1,061E 1.2 18.0
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 766 832 802 -3.5 4.8
Agricultural supplies 3,818 4,734 4,850 2.5 27.0
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,324 1,461 1,453 -0.5 9.8
Other miscellaneous 3,086 3,106 3,046 -1.9 -1.3
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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