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Release for:       February 2019
Source:  Statistics Canada
Millions of Canadian dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                             yr-ago
Trade group                                   Feb-19  Jan-19  Feb-18
Total, wholesale sales                        63,726  63,512  62,220
Total wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars)  56,924  56,737  56,716
Total, ex mtr veh                             52,076  52,873  51,033
Farm product                                     805     855     790
Food, beverage and tobacco                    11,883  11,995  12,014
Food                                          10,591  10,720  10,803
Beverage                                         667     685     626
Cigarette and tobacco product                    626     589     585
Personal and household goods                   8,900   8,911   8,739
Textile, clothing and footwear                 1,126   1,121   1,141
Home entertainment, appliance                    717     805     833
Home furnishings                                 555     549     581
Personal goods                                   907     893     865
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies          4,825   4,707   4,520
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries               770     836     799
Motor vehicle and parts                       11,650  10,639  11,187
Motor vehicle                                  9,271   8,355   8,981
New motor vehicle parts                        2,312   2,219   2,140
Used motor vehicle parts                          67      65      66
Building material and supplies                 8,823   9,312   8,912
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.         2,821   2,807   2,805
Metal service centres                          1,801   1,828   1,713
Lumber, millwork, hardware                     4,201   4,678   4,394
Machinery, equipment and supplies             13,123  13,300  12,760
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                1,681   1,740   1,649
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery      4,198   4,302   4,133
Computer and communications                    3,919   3,911   3,855
Other machinery, equipment and supplies        3,324   3,347   3,123
Miscellaneous                                  8,542   8,500   7,818
Recyclable material                              899     985   1,077
Paper, paper product, plastic product          1,061   1,087   1,074
Agricultural supplies                          2,380   2,383   1,956
Chemical (except farm) and allied product      1,509   1,546   1,509
Other miscellaneous                            2,694   2,499   2,201
Percent change:                                 m/m           yr/yr
Total, wholesale sales                           0.3             2.4
Total wholesale sales (2007 chained dollars)     0.3             0.4
Total, ex mtr veh                               -1.5             2.0
Farm product                                    -5.8             1.9
Food, beverage and tobacco                      -0.9            -1.1
Food                                            -1.2            -2.0
Beverage                                        -2.6             6.5
Cigarette and tobacco product                    6.3             7.0
Personal and household goods                    -0.1             1.8
Textile, clothing and footwear                   0.4            -1.3
Home entertainment, appliance                  -10.9           -13.9
Home furnishings                                 1.1            -4.5
Personal goods                                   1.6             4.9
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies            2.5             6.7
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries              -7.9            -3.6
Motor vehicle and parts                          9.5             4.1
Motor vehicle                                   11.0             3.2
New motor vehicle parts                          4.2             8.0
Used motor vehicle parts                         3.1             1.5
Building material and supplies                  -5.3            -1.0
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.           0.5             0.6
Metal service centres                           -1.5             5.1
Lumber, millwork, hardware                     -10.2            -4.4
Machinery, equipment and supplies               -1.3             2.8
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                 -3.4             1.9
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery       -2.4             1.6
Computer and communications                      0.2             1.7
Other machinery, equipment and supplies         -0.7             6.4
Miscellaneous                                    0.5             9.3
Recyclable material                             -8.7           -16.5
Paper, paper product, plastic product           -2.4            -1.2
Agricultural supplies                           -0.1            21.7
Chemical (except farm) and allied product       -2.4             0.0
Other miscellaneous                              7.8            22.4
Percentage changes calculated by MNI
--MNI Ottawa Bureau; email: yali.ndiaye@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MACDA$, MACWS$]

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