Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 83,954 90,543 91,574 1.1 9.1
Farm product 176 160 176 9.5 0.0
Food, beverage and tobacco 7,935 8,929 9,243 3.5 16.5
Food 7,193 8,007 8,344 4.2 16.0
Beverage 464 612 621 1.4 33.8
Cigarette and tobacco product 278 310 278 -10.3 -0.1
Personal and household goods 14,571 15,646 15,860 1.4 8.8
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,642 3,455 3,571 3.4 35.2
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 987 1,016 1,110 9.3 12.5
Home furnishings 1,416 1,469 1,471 0.1 3.9
Personal goods 2,419E 2,038 2,145 5.2 -11.3
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,977 6,611 6,520 -1.4 9.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,131 1,057 1,044 -1.3 -7.7
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 12,182 12,695 12,877 1.4 5.7
Motor vehicle 7,180 7,265 7,420 2.1 3.3
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,912 5,318 5,343 0.5 8.8
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 90 112E F F F
Building material and supplies 14,301 15,458 15,455 0.0 8.1
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,031 4,234 4,267 0.8 5.9
Metal service centres 4,098 4,878 4,749 -2.6 15.9
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,173 6,347 6,439 1.4 4.3
Machinery, equipment and supplies 23,914 26,548 26,741 0.7 11.8
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,646 6,983 7,029 0.7 5.8
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 10,486 12,303 12,187 -0.9 16.2
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,233 2,577 2,621 1.7 17.4
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,550 4,685 4,904 4.7 7.8
Miscellaneous 10,875 11,106 11,223 1.1 3.2
Recyclable material 962E 901 872E -3.2 -9.4
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 808 919 964 4.9 19.2
Agricultural supplies 4,477 4,732 4,882 3.2 9.0
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,390 1,457 1,438 -1.3 3.5
Other miscellaneous 3,237 3,097 3,067 -1.0 -5.2
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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