Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  September
2021
August
2022r
September
2022p
August to September 2022 September 2021 to September 2022
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 98,945 123,512 124,954 1.2 26.3
Farm product 257 324 363 12.1 41.4
Food, beverage and tobacco 11,414 13,642 13,856 1.6 21.4
Food 9,996 12,094 12,289 1.6 22.9
Beverage 733 827 822 -0.6 12.2
Cigarette and tobacco product 487 470 507 7.9 4.0
Cannabis 198 251 238 -5.2 20.5
Personal and household goods 16,767 19,832 20,118 1.4 20.0
Textile, clothing and footwear 3,342 3,955 4,111 3.9 23.0
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,015 1,457 1,414 -2.9 39.3
Home furnishings 1,517 2,024 2,066E 2.1 36.2
Personal goods 2,168 2,703 2,849 5.4 31.4
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,580 8,519 8,528 0.1 12.5
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,145 1,176 1,150 -2.2 0.4
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 10,518 13,446 13,628 1.4 29.6
Motor vehicle 5,385 7,402 7,648 3.3 42.0
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 5,013 5,929 5,869 -1.0 17.1
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F F 111E F F
Building material and supplies 18,457 24,196 24,067 -0.5 30.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 4,971 7,091 7,082 -0.1 42.5
Metal service centres 4,749 6,961 6,783 -2.6 42.8
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 8,737 10,143 10,201 0.6 16.8
Machinery, equipment and supplies 27,654 33,510 34,001 1.5 22.9
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 5,835 6,449 6,550 1.6 12.2
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 12,298 15,310 15,365 0.4 24.9
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 3,483 4,646 4,824 3.8 38.5
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 6,038 7,106 7,262 2.2 20.3
Miscellaneous 13,879 18,562 18,922 1.9 36.3
Recyclable material 1,289 1,135 1,148 1.2 -10.9
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,147 1,318 1,354 2.7 18.1
Agricultural supplies 5,842 9,037 9,325 3.2 59.6
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,681 1,939 1,988 2.5 18.3
Other miscellaneous 3,921 5,133 5,107 -0.5 30.3
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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