Table 1 
Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted  

Wholesale merchants' sales by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  May
2021
April
2022r
May
2022p
April to May 2022 May 2021 to May 2022
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale sales (current dollars) 72,588 79,811 81,099 1.6 11.7
Total, wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars) 62,050 62,154 62,836 1.1 1.3
Total wholesale sales (current dollars), excluding motor vehicle and parts 61,990 68,142 69,254 1.6 11.7
Farm product 949 1,164 1,208 3.7 27.2
Food, beverage and tobacco 13,096 13,644 14,715 7.8 12.4
Food 11,489 12,100 13,156 8.7 14.5
Beverage 798 836 836 0.0 4.8
Cigarette and tobacco product 661 507 512 0.9 -22.6
Cannabis 149 201 211 4.9 42.1
Personal and household goods 10,230 11,423 11,399 -0.2 11.4
Textile, clothing and footwear 1,180 1,701 1,558 -8.4 32.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 886 1,028 962 -6.5 8.6
Home furnishings 656 750 740 -1.3 12.8
Personal goods 1,060 1,200 1,229 2.4 15.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 5,407 5,569 5,740 3.1 6.2
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,041 1,174 1,170 -0.3 12.3
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 10,598 11,669 11,845 1.5 11.8
Motor vehicle 8,239 8,969 9,063 1.0 10.0
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 2,293 2,617 2,711 3.6 18.2
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 66 82 71 -13.9 6.8
Building material and supplies 13,189 13,794 13,203 -4.3 0.1
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,182 3,810 3,757 -1.4 18.0
Metal service centres 2,102 2,694 2,751 2.1 30.9
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 7,905 7,290 6,695 -8.2 -15.3
Machinery, equipment and supplies 15,313 16,461 16,989 3.2 10.9
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 1,883 1,965 2,304 17.2 22.3
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 5,116 5,535 5,442 -1.7 6.4
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,924 5,028 5,353 6.5 8.7
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 3,390 3,933 3,890 -1.1 14.7
Miscellaneous 9,212 11,655 11,741 0.7 27.4
Recyclable material 1,409 1,801 1,627 -9.7 15.5
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,060 1,245 1,231 -1.1 16.1
Agricultural supplies 2,487 3,493 3,665 4.9 47.4
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,637 2,040 2,084 2.1 27.3
Other miscellaneous 2,620 3,074 3,133 1.9 19.6
r
revised
p
preliminary
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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