Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2020
April
2021r
May
2021p
April to May 2021 May 2020 to May 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 52,245 71,856 72,216 0.5 38.2
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 47,480 62,975 62,790 -0.3 32.2
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 48,055 61,663 61,991 0.5 29.0
Farm product 790 949 912 -3.8 15.5
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,126 12,651 12,994 2.7 7.2
Food 10,686 11,027 11,389 3.3 6.6
Beverage 754 824 809 -1.7 7.3
Cigarette and tobacco product 609 654 648 -1.0 6.4
Cannabis 76 146 148 0.9 94.2
Personal and household goods 8,153 10,265 10,198 -0.7 25.1
Textile, clothing and footwear 719 1,188 1,137 -4.3 58.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 823 964 906 -6.0 10.1
Home furnishings 475 720 652 -9.5 37.3
Personal goods 701 1,077 1,040 -3.4 48.4
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,497 5,357 5,445 1.6 21.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 938 960 1,019 6.1 8.6
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,190 10,193 10,225 0.3 144.0
Motor vehicle 2,373 7,714 7,878 2.1 232.0
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 1,769 2,413 2,279 -5.6 28.8
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 49 65 68 3.6 38.9
Building material and supplies 7,598 13,082 13,143 0.5 73.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,504 3,446 3,180 -7.7 27.0
Metal service centres 1,094 2,096 2,069 -1.3 89.1
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 4,000 7,539 7,894 4.7 97.3
Machinery, equipment and supplies 11,892 15,375 15,459 0.5 30.0
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,501 2,277 1,853 -18.7 23.4
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 3,547 4,691 5,087 8.4 43.4
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,148 4,990 5,119 2.6 23.4
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 2,696 3,417 3,400 -0.5 26.1
Miscellaneous 7,497 9,342 9,285 -0.6 23.9
Recyclable material 628 1,232 1,335 8.4 112.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 841 1,005 1,025 2.0 21.9
Agricultural supplies 2,112 2,756 2,537 -7.9 20.1
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,337 1,634 1,643 0.5 22.9
Other miscellaneous 2,580 2,715 2,745 1.1 6.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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