Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  December
2018
November
2019r
December
2019p
November to December 2019 December 2018 to December 2019
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 62,919 63,346 63,885 0.9 1.5
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 55,625 56,051 56,479 0.8 1.5
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 52,161 52,661 52,999 0.6 1.6
Farm product 791 908 853 -6.1 7.8
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,906 12,080 12,249 1.4 2.9
Food 10,620 10,849 11,117 2.5 4.7
Beverage 631 668 653 -2.2 3.4
Cigarette and tobacco product 655 564 479 -15.0 -26.8
Personal and household goods 8,703 9,469 9,452 -0.2 8.6
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,104 1,293 1,177 -9.0 6.6
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 736 812 836 3.0 13.6
Home furnishings 583 576 611 6.1 4.7
Personal goods 875 781 806 3.1 -7.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,560 5,042 5,095 1.0 11.7
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 845 965 927 -3.9 9.8
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 10,758 10,684 10,886 1.9 1.2
Motor vehicle 8,667 8,408 8,661 3.0 -0.1
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,030 2,219 2,166 -2.4 6.7
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 61 57 59 2.9 -2.9
Building material and supplies 8,993 8,869 8,952 0.9 -0.5
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,772 2,961 3,022 2.1 9.0
Metal service centres 1,823 1,568 1,486 -5.2 -18.5
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,398 4,340 4,445 2.4 1.1
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,194 13,416 13,371 -0.3 1.3
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,757 1,617 1,539 -4.8 -12.4
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,381 4,207 4,099 -2.6 -6.4
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,777 4,303 4,388 2.0 16.2
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,278 3,290 3,346 1.7 2.1
Miscellaneous 8,574 7,920 8,121 2.5 -5.3
Recyclable material 1,084 792 757 -4.4 -30.2
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,057 1,014 1,012 -0.2 -4.2
Agricultural supplies 2,529 2,010 2,107 4.8 -16.7
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,464 1,584 1,571 -0.8 7.3
Other miscellaneous 2,440 2,520 2,674 6.1 9.6
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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