Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry—seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry—seasonally adjusted
  November
2022
October
2023r
November
2023p
October to November 2023 November 2022 to November 2023
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 125,988 144,479 142,182 -1.6 12.9
Total, wholesale inventories (excluding petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons) 125,988 129,840 127,933 -1.5 1.5
Farm product (excluding oilseed and grain) 345 429 414 -3.3 20.2
Petroleum, petroleum products, and other hydrocarbons1 .. .. .. .. ..
Food, beverage and tobacco 14,307 14,214 14,477 1.8 1.2
Food 12,663 12,000 12,270 2.3 -3.1
Beverage 816 1,515 1,579 4.2 93.5
Cigarette and tobacco product 527 434 391 -10.1 -25.9
Cannabis 301 265 236 -10.6 -21.5
Personal and household goods 20,182 20,433 20,171 -1.3 -0.0
Textile, clothing and footwear 4,598 4,534 4,217 -7.0 -8.3
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 1,436 1,358 1,345 -1.0 -6.4
Home furnishings 2,171 1,719 1,699 -1.1 -21.7
Personal goods 2,875 2,838 2,884 1.6 0.3
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 7,973 8,913 8,807 -1.2 10.5
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 1,129 1,071 1,219 13.8 8.0
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories 14,165 17,483 17,372 -0.6 22.6
Motor vehicle 7,971 11,435 11,173 -2.3 40.2
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 6,073 5,890 6,066 3.0 -0.1
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories F F F F F
Building material and supplies 23,814 22,545 21,874 -3.0 -8.1
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 6,960 6,675 6,719 0.7 -3.5
Metal service centres 6,600 6,337 5,662 -10.7 -14.2
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 10,254 9,532 9,493 -0.4 -7.4
Machinery, equipment and supplies 35,216 39,168 37,944 -3.1 7.7
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 6,933 10,049 9,193 -8.5 32.6
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 16,363 18,288 18,044 -1.3 10.3
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 4,349 3,247 3,276 0.9 -24.7
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 7,570 7,585 7,431 -2.0 -1.8
Miscellaneous 17,960 15,569 15,680 0.7 -12.7
Recyclable material 1,082 1,253 1,203 -4.1 11.1
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 1,470 1,343 1,334 -0.6 -9.2
Agricultural supplies 8,437 7,091 7,396 4.3 -12.3
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,990 1,746 1,709 -2.1 -14.1
Mineral, ore and precious metal .. 244 224 -8.1 ..
Log, wood chips, and other wood .. 108 113 4.0 ..
Other miscellaneous 4,766 3,784 3,701 -2.2 -22.3
r
revised
p
preliminary
..
not available for a specific reference period
F
too unreliable to be published
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
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