Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 91,232 93,044 94,968 2.1 4.1
Farm product 208 250 245 -2.1 17.6
Food, beverage and tobacco 9,654 10,615 10,865 2.4 12.5
Food 8,521 9,356 9,595 2.6 12.6
Beverage 549 701 697 -0.5 27.0
Cigarette and tobacco product 405 339 344 1.4 -15.2
Cannabis 178 220 229 4.3 28.6
Personal and household goods 16,200 17,237 16,424 -4.7 1.4
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,770 3,948E 3,312E -16.1 -12.2
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 893 944 966 2.3 8.2
Home furnishings 1,248 1,506 1,528E 1.4 22.4
Personal goods 1,930 2,370 2,077E -12.4 7.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,269 7,369 7,439 1.0 2.3
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,089 1,100 1,101 0.2 1.2
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 12,528 11,853 12,284 3.6 -1.9
Motor vehicle 7,441 7,108 7,480 5.2 0.5
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,008 4,652 4,688 0.8 -6.4
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F F F F F
Building material and supplies 14,782 15,764 16,648 5.6 12.6
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,324 4,401 4,428 0.6 2.4
Metal service centres 4,020 3,789 3,910 3.2 -2.7
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,438 7,574 8,310 9.7 29.1
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,350 25,299 25,779 1.9 -2.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,935 5,049 5,101 1.0 -14.0
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,393 11,578 11,927 3.0 -3.8
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,617 3,060 3,173 3.7 21.2
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,404 5,611 5,577 -0.6 3.2
Miscellaneous 11,510 12,025 12,724 5.8 10.5
Recyclable material 831 1,309E 1,345 2.7 61.8
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,050 1,063 1,079 1.5 2.8
Agricultural supplies 4,786 4,634 5,022 8.4 4.9
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,553 1,453 1,432 -1.5 -7.8
Other miscellaneous 3,290 3,566 3,847 7.9 16.9
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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