Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  January
2020
December
2020r
January
2021p
December 2020 to January 2021 January 2020 to January 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 64,010 66,572 69,202 4.0 8.1
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 58,404 60,744 62,993 3.7 7.9
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 52,852 55,807 58,351 4.6 10.4
Farm product 848 909 903 -0.7 6.5
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,124 12,082 12,246 1.4 1.0
Food 10,863 10,557 10,643 0.8 -2.0
Beverage 643 768 840 9.4 30.7
Cigarette and tobacco product 549 610 636 4.2 15.8
Cannabis 70 147 127 -13.3 82.7
Personal and household goods 9,665 9,828 9,676 -1.6 0.1
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,374 1,256 1,200 -4.5 -12.6
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 718 902 911 1.0 26.8
Home furnishings 599 641 637 -0.6 6.3
Personal goods 822 974 965 -0.9 17.5
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,150 5,077 4,965 -2.2 -3.6
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,002 979 998 1.9 -0.4
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,158 10,764 10,851 0.8 -2.8
Motor vehicle 8,959 8,639 8,716 0.9 -2.7
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,139 2,069 2,077 0.4 -2.9
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 60 57 58 3.0 -2.3
Building material and supplies 8,900 10,279 11,519 12.1 29.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,945 2,898 3,074 6.1 4.4
Metal service centres 1,483 1,566 1,621 3.5 9.3
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,472 5,815 6,823 17.3 52.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,171 13,821 15,315 10.8 16.3
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,562 1,741 1,854 6.5 18.7
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,221 4,187 4,283 2.3 1.5
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,167 4,358 5,576 27.9 33.8
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,222 3,535 3,602 1.9 11.8
Miscellaneous 8,145 8,887 8,693 -2.2 6.7
Recyclable material 843 1,136 1,042 -8.3 23.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 970 961 1,023 6.4 5.4
Agricultural supplies 2,393 2,763 2,582 -6.5 7.9
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,578 1,481 1,504 1.5 -4.7
Other miscellaneous 2,361 2,545 2,542 -0.1 7.7
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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