Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 83,480 90,287 90,687 0.4 8.6
Farm product 208 176 198 12.5 -5.2
Food, beverage and tobacco 8,516 9,119 8,926 -2.1 4.8
Food 7,733 8,124 7,999 -1.5 3.4
Beverage 501 626 567 -9.5 13.1
Cigarette and tobacco product 282 369 360 -2.5 27.8
Personal and household goods 13,778 14,994 15,310 2.1 11.1
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,569 2,867 2,824 -1.5 9.9
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,097 1,089 1,120 2.9 2.1
Home furnishings 1,378 1,528 1,561 2.1 13.2
Personal goods 1,901E 2,194 2,256 2.8 18.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,791 6,255 6,508 4.0 12.4
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,040 1,061 1,041 -1.9 0.1
Motor vehicle and parts 12,503 12,742 13,101 2.8 4.8
Motor vehicle 7,373 7,330 7,519 2.6 2.0
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,048 5,330 5,503 3.2 9.0
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 82 82 80 -3.2 -2.9
Building material and supplies 13,968 15,354 15,447 0.6 10.6
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,025 4,243 4,320 1.8 7.3
Metal service centres 3,876 4,629 4,673 1.0 20.6
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,067 6,482 6,453 -0.4 6.4
Machinery, equipment and supplies 24,206 26,450 26,278 -0.6 8.6
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,759 7,002 6,952 -0.7 2.9
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 10,347 11,818 11,962 1.2 15.6
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,366 2,574 2,500 -2.9 5.6
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,734 5,055 4,865 -3.8 2.8
Miscellaneous 10,301 11,452 11,427 -0.2 10.9
Recyclable material 865E 851 889E 4.4 2.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 793 894 879 -1.8 10.8
Agricultural supplies 4,359 4,939 4,918 -0.4 12.8
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,371 1,549 1,539 -0.7 12.2
Other miscellaneous 2,913 3,219 3,204 -0.5 10.0
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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