Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 92,674 108,354 108,741 0.4 17.3
Farm product 227 269 273 1.4 20.3
Food, beverage and tobacco 10,541 11,333 11,648 2.8 10.5
Food 9,257 9,994 10,296 3.0 11.2
Beverage 709 755 749 -0.8 5.6
Cigarette and tobacco product 359 376 401 6.4 11.7
Cannabis 215 207 202 -2.1 -6.0
Personal and household goods 16,368 17,738 18,737 5.6 14.5
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,626 3,317 3,883E 17.1 7.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 867 1,214 1,259 3.8 45.3
Home furnishings 1,377 1,705E 1,745 2.3 26.7
Personal goods 1,953 2,470 2,512 1.7 28.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,448 7,852 8,141 3.7 9.3
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,097 1,181 1,197 1.4 9.1
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 11,582 12,511 12,115 -3.2 4.6
Motor vehicle 6,807 6,712 6,593 -1.8 -3.2
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,675 5,679 5,370 -5.5 14.8
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F F F F F
Building material and supplies 14,975 21,219 21,010 -1.0 40.3
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,171 5,980 5,967 -0.2 43.1
Metal service centres 3,540 5,853 5,681 -2.9 60.5
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 7,265 9,386 9,362 -0.3 28.9
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,756 30,218 29,569 -2.1 10.5
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,703 5,642 5,560 -1.5 -2.5
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 11,838 13,898 13,560 -2.4 14.6
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,008 4,011 3,909 -2.5 30.0
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 6,208 6,667 6,539 -1.9 5.3
Miscellaneous 12,225 15,065 15,389 2.2 25.9
Recyclable material 1,309 1,305 1,414E 8.4 8.1
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,057 1,260 1,246 -1.1 17.9
Agricultural supplies 4,766 6,603 6,732 1.9 41.2
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,440 1,788 1,779 -0.5 23.5
Other miscellaneous 3,653 4,109 4,219 2.7 15.5
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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