Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  August
2019
July
2020r
August
2020p
July to August 2020 August 2019 to August 2020
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 63,535 65,475 65,694 0.3 3.4
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 57,942 59,590 59,658 0.1 3.0
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 52,458 54,861 54,817 -0.1 4.5
Farm product 846 877 906 3.4 7.1
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,744 12,272 11,983 -2.4 2.0
Food 10,474 10,726 10,419 -2.9 -0.5
Beverage 640 808 836 3.5 30.7
Cigarette and tobacco product 561 635 617 -2.9 9.9
Cannabis 69 103 112 8.0 61.2
Personal and household goods 9,458 9,897 9,595 -3.1 1.4
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,323 1,029 1,070 4.0 -19.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 775 843 836 -0.8 8.0
Home furnishings 602 663 738 11.3 22.7
Personal goods 867 956 935 -2.1 7.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,925 5,245 4,929 -6.0 0.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 967 1,161 1,086 -6.5 12.3
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,078 10,614 10,877 2.5 -1.8
Motor vehicle 8,757 8,387 8,579 2.3 -2.0
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,253 2,174 2,232 2.6 -0.9
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 68 53 66 25.4 -2.2
Building material and supplies 9,063 9,207 9,848 7.0 8.7
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,873 2,813 2,910 3.5 1.3
Metal service centres 1,698 1,448 1,390 -4.0 -18.2
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,492 4,946 5,548 12.2 23.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,013 13,760 13,564 -1.4 4.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,540 1,875 1,767 -5.8 14.7
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,259 3,970 3,866 -2.6 -9.2
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,203 4,705 4,617 -1.9 9.9
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,011 3,211 3,314 3.2 10.0
Miscellaneous 8,333 8,848 8,921 0.8 7.1
Recyclable material 912 785 804 2.4 -11.9
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 991 987 1,047 6.0 5.6
Agricultural supplies 2,502 2,710 2,540 -6.3 1.5
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,549 1,496 1,532 2.4 -1.1
Other miscellaneous 2,380 2,869 2,998 4.5 26.0
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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