Table 4 
Impact of COVID-19 on wholesale trade 

Impact of COVID-19 on wholesale trade
Sales – May 2020
  change in thousands of dollars
Total -16,456,157
Farm product -110,388
Food, beverage and tobacco F
Food F
Beverage -34,197
Cigarette and tobacco product -8,545
Personal and household goods -1,075,553
Textile, clothing and footwear -507,558
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance -45,844
Home furnishings -186,890
Personal goods -160,695
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies -93,691
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries -80,876
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories -8,530,926
Motor vehicle -6,584,211
New motor vehicle parts and accessories -1,931,175
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories -15,540
Building material and supplies -1,935,252
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies F
Metal service centres -457,425
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies -423,642
Machinery, equipment and supplies -2,064,823
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment -186,360
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies -775,489
Computer and communications equipment and supplies -356,979
Other machinery, equipment and supplies F
Miscellaneous -1,535,914
Recyclable material -258,136
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product F
Agricultural supplies -88,361
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product F
Other miscellaneous -684,445
too unreliable to be published
  • Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
  • Data are not seasonally adjusted.
Data in this table come from additional questions asked to the respondents of the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey about the impact of COVID-19 on their activities.
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