Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 90,842 98,121 99,191 1.1 9.2
Farm product 220 259 264 2.0 20.0
Food, beverage and tobacco 10,327 11,347 11,386 0.3 10.3
Food 9,147 10,021 10,059 0.4 10.0
Beverage 590 729 737 1.1 25.0
Cigarette and tobacco product 403 400 384 -4.0 -4.7
Cannabis 187 197 207 4.7 10.4
Personal and household goods 16,045 16,323 16,058 -1.6 0.1
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,714 3,335 3,461 3.8 -6.8
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 746 999 992 -0.7 33.1
Home furnishings 1,357 1,494 1,491 -0.2 9.9
Personal goods 1,894 2,182 2,175 -0.3 14.8
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,227 7,188 6,829 -5.0 -5.5
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,107 1,125 1,109 -1.4 0.3
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,479 10,371 11,040 6.5 -3.8
Motor vehicle 6,852 5,231 5,829 11.4 -14.9
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,542 5,019 5,085 1.3 11.9
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 85E F F F F
Building material and supplies 14,131 18,359 18,347 -0.1 29.8
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,002 4,928 4,944 0.3 23.5
Metal service centres 3,465 4,764 5,172 8.6 49.3
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,664 8,667 8,230 -5.0 23.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies 27,028 27,613 27,919 1.1 3.3
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,496 5,828 5,854 0.4 6.5
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,786 12,200 12,360 1.3 -3.3
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,895 3,571 3,688 3.3 27.4
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,850 6,015 6,018 0.0 2.9
Miscellaneous 11,614 13,850 14,178 2.4 22.1
Recyclable material 934 1,312 1,326 1.1 41.9
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 999 1,150 1,173 1.9 17.4
Agricultural supplies 4,732 5,829 6,161 5.7 30.2
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,401 1,661 1,613 -2.9 15.2
Other miscellaneous 3,547 3,899 3,904 0.2 10.1
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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