Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  April
2019
March
2020r
April
2020p
March to April 2020 April 2019 to April 2020
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 65,071 63,510 49,817 -21.6 -23.4
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 57,709 55,263 43,391 -21.5 -24.8
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 53,407 54,290 46,561 -14.2 -12.8
Farm product 782 797 746 -6.3 -4.5
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,098 13,217 11,660 -11.8 -3.6
Food 10,838 11,846 10,313 -12.9 -4.8
Beverage 657 767 760 -0.9 15.6
Cigarette and tobacco product 603 605 588 -2.9 -2.6
Personal and household goods 9,290 9,751 7,656 -21.5 -17.6
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,239 882 675E -23.4 -45.5
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 712 772 689 -10.8 -3.2
Home furnishings 580 556 430 -22.6 -25.8
Personal goods 907 630 486 -22.9 -46.4
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,909 5,824 4,491 -22.9 -8.5
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 944 1,087 885 -18.6 -6.2
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,664 9,220 3,256 -64.7 -72.1
Motor vehicle 9,275 7,295 1,840 -74.8 -80.2
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,330 1,870 1,380 -26.2 -40.8
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 60 55 36 -34.7 -39.9
Building material and supplies 9,028 8,628 6,714 -22.2 -25.6
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,958 2,791 2,116 -24.2 -28.5
Metal service centres 1,739 1,447 1,113 -23.1 -36.0
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,330 4,390 3,486 -20.6 -19.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,826 13,139 12,096 -7.9 -12.5
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,771 1,605 1,588 -1.1 -10.3
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,656 3,940 3,623 -8.1 -22.2
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,181 4,467 4,521 1.2 8.1
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,219 3,127 2,364 -24.4 -26.6
Miscellaneous 8,383 8,757 7,687 -12.2 -8.3
Recyclable material 894 837 622 -25.7 -30.4
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,019 1,028 822 -20.0 -19.3
Agricultural supplies 2,500 2,566 2,540 -1.0 1.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,502 1,616 1,543 -4.5 2.8
Other miscellaneous 2,468 2,711 2,160 -20.3 -12.5
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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