Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  March
2021
February
2022r
March
2022p
February to March 2022 March 2021 to March 2022
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 71,065 79,595 79,849 0.3 12.4
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 62,198 62,535 62,183 -0.6 -0.0
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 60,171 68,131 68,087 -0.1 13.2
Farm product 983 1,118 1,099 -1.7 11.8
Food, beverage and tobacco 12,652 13,644 13,741 0.7 8.6
Food 10,951 11,996 12,138 1.2 10.8
Beverage 823 862 818 -5.1 -0.7
Cigarette and tobacco product 706 605 571 -5.7 -19.2
Cannabis 172 180 215 18.9 24.9
Personal and household goods 10,216 11,364 11,203 -1.4 9.7
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,117 1,197 1,348 12.6 20.6
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 907 915 941 2.8 3.7
Home furnishings 748 861 760 -11.7 1.5
Personal goods 1,036 1,135 1,169 3.0 12.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,401 6,168 5,894 -4.4 9.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,007 1,088 1,092 0.3 8.4
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 10,894 11,464 11,761 2.6 8.0
Motor vehicle 8,545 8,736 9,124 4.5 6.8
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,275 2,664 2,538 -4.7 11.5
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 73 64 99E 55.3 34.9
Building material and supplies 11,653 13,536 14,054 3.8 20.6
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,097 3,700 3,681 -0.5 18.8
Metal service centres 1,863 2,603 2,675 2.8 43.5
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 6,692 7,234 7,699 6.4 15.0
Machinery, equipment and supplies 15,239 16,902 16,223 -4.0 6.5
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 2,175 1,875 1,859 -0.9 -14.5
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 4,496 5,580 5,597 0.3 24.5
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,898 5,480 5,007 -8.6 2.2
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,669 3,967 3,761 -5.2 2.5
Miscellaneous 9,428 11,567 11,767 1.7 24.8
Recyclable material 1,242 1,350 1,537 13.9 23.8
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,070 1,225 1,200 -2.0 12.2
Agricultural supplies 2,696 4,177 3,886 -7.0 44.1
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,649 2,003 2,186 9.1 32.6
Other miscellaneous 2,771 2,812 2,957 5.2 6.7
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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