Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 91,871 92,893 91,923 -1.0 0.1
Farm product 174 220 211 -4.5 21.2
Food, beverage and tobacco 9,198 9,434 9,213 -2.3 0.2
Food 8,297 8,517 8,313 -2.4 0.2
Beverage 625 621 611 -1.7 -2.2
Cigarette and tobacco product 277 294 289 -1.7 4.4
Personal and household goods 15,943 16,954 16,941 -0.1 6.3
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,609 3,878E 3,895E 0.4 7.9
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,113 930 941 1.1 -15.5
Home furnishings 1,485 1,291 1,290 -0.0 -13.1
Personal goods 2,185 2,033 1,984 -2.4 -9.2
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 6,525 7,643 7,652 0.1 17.3
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,025 1,179 1,178 -0.1 15.0
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 12,964 12,447 12,650 1.6 -2.4
Motor vehicle 7,513 7,230 7,469 3.3 -0.6
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,339 5,120 5,101 -0.4 -4.5
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F 97E F F F
Building material and supplies 15,552 14,880 14,612 -1.8 -6.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,264 4,518 4,347 -3.8 1.9
Metal service centres 4,842 3,891 3,922 0.8 -19.0
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,446 6,471 6,343 -2.0 -1.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,758 27,378 26,494 -3.2 -1.0
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 7,052 6,226 6,052 -2.8 -14.2
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,223 12,939 12,351 -4.5 1.0
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,604 2,699 2,601 -3.6 -0.1
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,879 5,515 5,491 -0.4 12.5
Miscellaneous 11,282 11,580 11,802 1.9 4.6
Recyclable material 901E 832 835 0.3 -7.3
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 962 937 958 2.3 -0.4
Agricultural supplies 4,909 4,735 5,014 5.9 2.1
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,431 1,844 1,804 -2.2 26.1
Other miscellaneous 3,081 3,232 3,191 -1.3 3.6
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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