Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  September
2020
August
2021r
September
2021p
August to September 2021 September 2020 to September 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 90,852 97,239 98,562 1.4 8.5
Farm product 207 258 261 1.3 25.8
Food, beverage and tobacco 10,335 11,223 11,415 1.7 10.4
Food 9,172 9,879 10,068 1.9 9.8
Beverage 583 753 748 -0.6 28.4
Cigarette and tobacco product 400 377 400 6.3 0.1
Cannabis 180 215 199 -7.7 10.0
Personal and household goods 16,076 16,254 16,401 0.9 2.0
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,689 3,308 3,303 -0.2 -10.5
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 724 977 995 1.8 37.4
Home furnishings 1,251 1,610E 1,500 -6.8 19.9
Personal goods 2,000 1,998 2,179 9.1 9.0
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,391 7,275 7,299 0.3 -1.2
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,022 1,087 1,126 3.6 10.2
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,747 11,116 10,768 -3.1 -8.3
Motor vehicle 7,096 6,034 5,639 -6.5 -20.5
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,570 4,964 5,009 0.9 9.6
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F F F F F
Building material and supplies 14,043 18,137 18,443 1.7 31.3
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,993 4,850 4,915 1.3 23.1
Metal service centres 3,579 4,655 4,814 3.4 34.5
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,472 8,632 8,714 0.9 34.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,805 26,797 27,567 2.9 2.8
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,455 5,644 5,785 2.5 6.0
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,592 11,758 12,227 4.0 -2.9
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,824 3,438 3,518 2.3 24.6
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,934 5,958 6,037 1.3 1.7
Miscellaneous 11,637 13,454 13,707 1.9 17.8
Recyclable material 953 1,231 1,288 4.6 35.1
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 948 1,156 1,142 -1.3 20.4
Agricultural supplies 4,773 5,585 5,765 3.2 20.8
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,475 1,563 1,655 5.9 12.2
Other miscellaneous 3,487 3,919 3,857 -1.6 10.6
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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