Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2018
April
2019r
May
2019p
April to May 2019 May 2018 to May 2019
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 63,054 65,014 63,820 -1.8 1.2
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 57,102 57,330 56,239 -1.9 -1.5
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 52,153 53,340 52,646 -1.3 0.9
Farm product 829 776 769 -0.9 -7.3
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,616 12,080 11,941 -1.2 2.8
Food 10,347 10,822 10,709 -1.0 3.5
Beverage 647 658 654 -0.6 1.0
Cigarette and tobacco product 622 600 578 -3.7 -7.0
Personal and household goods 8,678 9,257 9,184 -0.8 5.8
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,060 1,226 1,230 0.3 16.0
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 767 710 751 5.7 -2.1
Home furnishings 599 580 585 1.0 -2.3
Personal goods 838 895 868 -3.0 3.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,588 4,915 4,799 -2.4 4.6
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 826 931 950 2.1 15.1
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 10,901 11,674 11,174 -4.3 2.5
Motor vehicle 8,687 9,289 8,806 -5.2 1.4
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,154 2,324 2,311 -0.6 7.3
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 59 60 56 -6.6 -5.3
Building material and supplies 9,601 9,026 9,023 0.0 -6.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,879 2,955 2,964 0.3 2.9
Metal service centres 1,826 1,749 1,805 3.2 -1.1
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,896 4,321 4,255 -1.5 -13.1
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,048 13,818 13,701 -0.9 5.0
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,828 1,771 1,673 -5.5 -8.5
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,176 4,663 4,537 -2.7 8.6
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,810 4,169 4,240 1.7 11.3
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,235 3,215 3,252 1.1 0.5
Miscellaneous 8,380 8,383 8,029 -4.2 -4.2
Recyclable material 1,014 898 854 -4.9 -15.8
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,141 1,017 1,045 2.7 -8.4
Agricultural supplies 2,462 2,503 2,225 -11.1 -9.7
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,501 1,501 1,489 -0.8 -0.8
Other miscellaneous 2,262 2,465 2,417 -2.0 6.8
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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