Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2018
January
2019r
February
2019p
January to February 2019 February 2018 to February 2019
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 62,220 63,512 63,726 0.3 2.4
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 56,716 56,737 56,924 0.3 0.4
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 51,033 52,873 52,076 -1.5 2.0
Farm product 790 855 805 -5.7 2.0
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,014 11,995 11,883 -0.9 -1.1
Food 10,803 10,720 10,591 -1.2 -2.0
Beverage 626 685 667 -2.7 6.5
Cigarette and tobacco product 585 589 626 6.2 7.0
Personal and household goods 8,739 8,911 8,900 -0.1 1.8
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,141 1,121 1,126 0.4 -1.3
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 833 805 717 -11.0 -13.9
Home furnishings 581 549 555 1.1 -4.5
Personal goods 865 893 907 1.6 4.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,520 4,707 4,825 2.5 6.7
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 799 836 770 -7.9 -3.6
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,187 10,639 11,650 9.5 4.1
Motor vehicle 8,981 8,355 9,271 11.0 3.2
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,140 2,219 2,312 4.2 8.0
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 66 65 67 2.3 1.2
Building material and supplies 8,912 9,312 8,823 -5.3 -1.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,805 2,807 2,821 0.5 0.6
Metal service centres 1,713 1,828 1,801 -1.5 5.1
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,394 4,678 4,201 -10.2 -4.4
Machinery, equipment and supplies 12,760 13,300 13,123 -1.3 2.8
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,649 1,740 1,681 -3.4 2.0
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,133 4,302 4,198 -2.4 1.6
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,855 3,911 3,919 0.2 1.7
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,123 3,347 3,324 -0.7 6.4
Miscellaneous 7,818 8,500 8,542 0.5 9.3
Recyclable material 1,077 985 899 -8.7 -16.6
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,074 1,087 1,061 -2.4 -1.3
Agricultural supplies 1,956 2,383 2,380 -0.1 21.7
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,509 1,546 1,509 -2.4 -0.0
Other miscellaneous 2,201 2,499 2,694 7.8 22.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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