Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories 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 inventories 95,758 112,391 115,236 2.5 20.3
Farm product 229 266 271 2.0 18.2
Food, beverage and tobacco 10,889 12,215 12,631 3.4 16.0
Food 9,606 10,789 11,152 3.4 16.1
Beverage 699 782 811 3.7 16.0
Cigarette and tobacco product 355 430 438 1.8 23.2
Cannabis 229 214 230 7.8 0.7
Personal and household goods 16,325 19,194 19,291 0.5 18.2
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,360 3,827 3,802E -0.7 13.2
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 947 1,352 1,371 1.4 44.7
Home furnishings 1,399 1,865 1,878 0.7 34.2
Personal goods 1,946 2,676 2,665 -0.4 37.0
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,554 8,336 8,458 1.5 12.0
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,119 1,138 1,118 -1.8 -0.1
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 12,451 12,456 12,962 4.1 4.1
Motor vehicle 7,577 6,840 6,697 -2.1 -11.6
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,757 5,508 6,165 11.9 29.6
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F 108E F F F
Building material and supplies 16,519 21,505 22,036 2.5 33.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,468 6,277 6,452 2.8 44.4
Metal service centres 3,749 5,743 6,087 6.0 62.4
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 8,301 9,485 9,496 0.1 14.4
Machinery, equipment and supplies 26,525 30,477 31,079 2.0 17.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,529 5,977 6,279 5.1 13.6
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,039 13,626 13,736 0.8 14.1
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,236 4,131 4,310 4.3 33.2
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 5,721 6,743 6,753 0.2 18.0
Miscellaneous 12,819 16,279 16,967 4.2 32.4
Recyclable material 1,239E 1,455 1,343 -7.7 8.4
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,050 1,291 1,305 1.1 24.3
Agricultural supplies 4,998 7,203 7,851 9.0 57.1
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,480 1,809 1,852 2.4 25.1
Other miscellaneous 4,052 4,522 4,616 2.1 13.9
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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