Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2018
December
2018r
January
2019p
December 2018 to January 2019 January 2018 to January 2019
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 62,443 63,151 63,547 0.6 1.8
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 57,051 56,337 56,742 0.7 -0.5
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 50,969 52,375 52,996 1.2 4.0
Farm product 756 825 859 4.2 13.7
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,113 11,957 11,989 0.3 -1.0
Food 10,908 10,673 10,707 0.3 -1.8
Beverage 631 631 698 10.7 10.6
Cigarette and tobacco product 573 653 584 -10.6 1.8
Personal and household goods 8,759 8,699 8,918 2.5 1.8
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,110 1,064 1,114 4.6 0.3
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 857 770 807 4.7 -5.9
Home furnishings 633 560 552 -1.4 -12.8
Personal goods 790 860 875 1.8 10.8
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,544 4,601 4,729 2.8 4.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 825 843 842 -0.2 2.0
Motor vehicle and parts 11,474 10,776 10,551 -2.1 -8.0
Motor vehicle 9,258 8,658 8,289 -4.3 -10.5
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,159 2,058 2,197 6.7 1.7
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 57 60 65 8.1 13.8
Building material and supplies 8,705 9,165 9,351 2.0 7.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,753 2,814 2,816 0.1 2.3
Metal service centres 1,530 1,830 1,866 2.0 22.0
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,422 4,521 4,669 3.3 5.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 12,672 13,084 13,336 1.9 5.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,625 1,759 1,768 0.5 8.8
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,094 4,386 4,272 -2.6 4.3
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,771 3,597 3,902 8.5 3.5
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,182 3,342 3,394 1.6 6.7
Miscellaneous 7,963 8,645 8,542 -1.2 7.3
Recyclable material 1,008 1,084 983 -9.3 -2.5
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,072 1,056 1,091 3.3 1.8
Agricultural supplies 2,169 2,625 2,482 -5.5 14.4
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,451 1,437 1,533 6.7 5.7
Other miscellaneous 2,263 2,442 2,454 0.5 8.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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