Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2019
April
2020r
May
2020p
April to May 2020 May 2019 to May 2020
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 63,846 49,751 52,568 5.7 -17.7
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 56,642 43,320 45,579 5.2 -19.5
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 52,667 46,614 48,383 3.8 -8.1
Farm product 781 745 778 4.5 -0.3
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,935 11,723 12,121 3.4 1.6
Food 10,692 10,376 10,724 3.4 0.3
Beverage 658 762 772 1.4 17.4
Cigarette and tobacco product 585 585 624 6.7 6.6
Personal and household goods 9,316 7,699 8,391 9.0 -9.9
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,261 616 897 45.7 -28.9
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 764 693 741 7.0 -2.9
Home furnishings 583 441 503 14.0 -13.8
Personal goods 888 464 782 68.3 -12.0
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,851 4,579 4,505 -1.6 -7.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 969 906 964 6.3 -0.5
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,180 3,137 4,185 33.4 -62.6
Motor vehicle 8,805 1,777 2,363 33.0 -73.2
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,318 1,324 1,770 33.6 -23.7
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 57 36 52 43.0 -9.3
Building material and supplies 9,100 6,736 7,822 16.1 -14.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,963 2,114 2,490 17.8 -15.9
Metal service centres 1,867 1,148 1,149 0.1 -38.4
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,271 3,474 4,182 20.4 -2.1
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,629 12,061 11,493 -4.7 -15.7
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,627 1,540 1,477 -4.1 -9.2
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,503 3,750 3,651 -2.6 -18.9
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,248 4,469 4,064 -9.1 -4.3
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,252 2,302 2,301 -0.0 -29.2
Miscellaneous 7,906 7,651 7,778 1.7 -1.6
Recyclable material 827 656 636 -3.1 -23.1
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,042 790 838 6.2 -19.5
Agricultural supplies 2,141 2,447 2,248 -8.1 5.0
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,497 1,540 1,389 -9.8 -7.2
Other miscellaneous 2,399 2,218 2,667 20.2 11.2
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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