Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 82,685 90,761 90,655 -0.1 9.6
Farm product 204 191 180 -5.7 -11.9
Food, beverage and tobacco 8,457 8,800 8,821 0.2 4.3
Food 7,661 7,917 7,922 0.1 3.4
Beverage 522 560 577 3.1 10.7
Cigarette and tobacco product 274 323 321 -0.6 17.4
Personal and household goods 13,856 15,341 15,654 2.0 13.0
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,499 2,849 3,098 8.7 24.0
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,087 1,117 1,118 0.1 2.9
Home furnishings 1,410 1,566 1,568 0.1 11.2
Personal goods 1,929E 2,266 2,349 3.7 21.8
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,890 6,491 6,532 0.6 10.9
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,041 1,051 989 -5.9 -5.0
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 12,224 13,153 13,331 1.3 9.1
Motor vehicle 7,147 7,551 7,629 1.0 6.7
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,001 5,523 5,623 1.8 12.4
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 76 80 78 -1.7 3.6
Building material and supplies 13,839 15,472 15,357 -0.7 11.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,149 4,331 4,335 0.1 4.5
Metal service centres 3,672 4,695 4,615 -1.7 25.7
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,018 6,446 6,407 -0.6 6.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies 23,960 26,353 26,148 -0.8 9.1
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,470 6,988 7,001 0.2 8.2
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 10,654 11,973 11,908 -0.5 11.8
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,319 2,537 2,499 -1.5 7.7
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,516 4,856 4,740 -2.4 5.0
Miscellaneous 10,145 11,451 11,165 -2.5 10.0
Recyclable material 812 864E 798E -7.6 -1.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 803 876 877 0.1 9.1
Agricultural supplies 4,191 4,904 4,763 -2.9 13.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,426 1,592 1,574 -1.1 10.4
Other miscellaneous 2,913 3,216 3,153 -1.9 8.2
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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