Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 91,455 90,265 90,912 0.7 -0.6
Farm product 211 222 227 2.2 7.3
Food, beverage and tobacco 9,165 10,208 10,296 0.9 12.3
Food 8,079 9,018 9,088 0.8 12.5
Beverage 572 652 623 -4.5 8.8
Cigarette and tobacco product 381 283 360 27.2 -5.4
Cannabis 133 255 225 -11.7 68.8
Personal and household goods 16,033 15,739 15,910 1.1 -0.8
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,514 3,713 3,655E -1.6 4.0
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,038 759 792 4.5 -23.6
Home furnishings 1,343 1,280 1,279 -0.1 -4.7
Personal goods 2,142 1,896 F F F
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 6,827 6,997 7,236 3.4 6.0
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,170 1,095 1,111 1.4 -5.0
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 13,096 11,720 11,806 0.7 -9.9
Motor vehicle 8,012 7,005 6,990 -0.2 -12.8
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,986 4,629 4,730 2.2 -5.1
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 98E 85E 86E 0.2 -12.7
Building material and supplies 14,709 14,603 14,817 1.5 0.7
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,320 4,256 4,160 -2.2 -3.7
Metal service centres 3,865 3,404 3,472 2.0 -10.2
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,523 6,943 7,185 3.5 10.2
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,698 26,065 25,853 -0.8 -3.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,504 5,588 5,777 3.4 -11.2
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,479 11,978 11,594 -3.2 -7.1
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,646 2,747 2,932 6.7 10.8
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,068 5,752 5,550 -3.5 9.5
Miscellaneous 11,543 11,708 12,002 2.5 4.0
Recyclable material F 1,085 1,074 -1.1 F
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 942 1,020 1,068 4.7 13.4
Agricultural supplies 4,846 4,703 4,729 0.6 -2.4
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,502 1,333 1,355 1.7 -9.8
Other miscellaneous 3,352 3,566 3,776 5.9 12.6
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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