Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  February
2020
January
2021r
February
2021p
January to February 2021 February 2020 to February 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars percent changepercent change
Total, wholesale inventories 91,272 91,216 92,243 1.1 1.1
Farm product 192 221 229 3.7 19.3
Food, beverage and tobacco 9,357 10,299 10,295 -0.0 10.0
Food 8,259 9,082 9,046 -0.4 9.5
Beverage 585 632 657 4.0 12.3
Cigarette and tobacco product 369 360 363 0.7 -1.8
Cannabis 145 225 230 2.1 58.7
Personal and household goods 16,031 16,119 16,429 1.9 2.5
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,449 3,694 3,771E 2.1 9.3
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,039 901 875 -2.9 -15.8
Home furnishings 1,389 1,300 1,350 3.8 -2.8
Personal goods 2,042E 1,878E 2,134E 13.7 4.5
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 6,978 7,265 7,196 -1.0 3.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,134 1,082 1,104 2.1 -2.6
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 13,055 11,813 11,616 -1.7 -11.0
Motor vehicle 7,962 6,994 6,744 -3.6 -15.3
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,993 4,733 4,784 1.1 -4.2
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 99E 87E 87E 0.9 -12.1
Building material and supplies 14,556 14,790 14,854 0.4 2.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,277 4,137 4,129 -0.2 -3.5
Metal service centres 3,782 3,465 3,469 0.1 -8.3
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,497 7,188 7,256 0.9 11.7
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,708 25,967 26,592 2.4 -0.4
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,362 5,801 5,800 -0.0 -8.8
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,647 11,634 11,906 2.3 -5.9
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,629 2,951 3,077 4.3 17.0
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,071 5,581 5,810 4.1 14.6
Miscellaneous 11,373 12,007 12,229 1.8 7.5
Recyclable material F 1,075 1,173E 9.1 F
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 950 1,068 1,045 -2.2 10.1
Agricultural supplies 4,752 4,774 4,923 3.1 3.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,472 1,363 1,387 1.8 -5.8
Other miscellaneous 3,324 3,726 3,701 -0.7 11.4
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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