Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  October
2020
September
2021r
October
2021p
September to October 2021 October 2020 to October 2021
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 66,844 71,467 72,488 1.4 8.4
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 60,715 60,022 60,378 0.6 -0.6
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 55,608 61,394 61,703 0.5 11.0
Farm product 917 1,023 1,060 3.6 15.6
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,259 13,403 13,226 -1.3 7.9
Food 10,705 11,742 11,586 -1.3 8.2
Beverage 828 824 838 1.7 1.2
Cigarette and tobacco product 602 642 637 -0.9 5.8
Cannabis 125 194 166 -14.6 33.1
Personal and household goods 9,841 10,468 10,527 0.6 7.0
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,181 1,241 1,460 17.6 23.7
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 895 781 765 -1.9 -14.5
Home furnishings 657 686 648 -5.5 -1.4
Personal goods 1,012 1,077 1,099 2.1 8.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 4,941 5,620 5,428 -3.4 9.9
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,154 1,064 1,126 5.8 -2.4
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,236 10,073 10,785 7.1 -4.0
Motor vehicle 8,978 7,656 8,310 8.5 -7.4
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,202 2,334 2,406 3.1 9.3
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 56 82 68 -16.7 22.8
Building material and supplies 10,012 11,231 11,446 1.9 14.3
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 2,963 3,314 3,304 -0.3 11.5
Metal service centres 1,482 2,242 2,298 2.5 55.0
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 5,566 5,674 5,844 3.0 5.0
Machinery, equipment and supplies 13,932 14,833 14,810 -0.2 6.3
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,588 1,880 1,904 1.3 19.9
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,219 4,817 4,756 -1.3 12.7
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,736 4,694 4,638 -1.2 -2.1
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,389 3,442 3,512 2.0 3.6
Miscellaneous 8,647 10,436 10,634 1.9 23.0
Recyclable material 937 1,552 1,533 -1.2 63.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,015 1,135 1,142 0.7 12.5
Agricultural supplies 2,558 3,233 3,443 6.5 34.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,496 1,816 1,731 -4.7 15.7
Other miscellaneous 2,642 2,701 2,785 3.1 5.4
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
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