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Release for:       January 2019
Source:  Statistics Canada
Millions of Canadian dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                             yr-ago
Trade group                                   Jan-19  Dec-18  Jan-18
Total, wholesale sales                        63,547  63,151  62,443
Total wholesale sales (2012 chained dollars)  56,742  56,337  57,051
Total, ex mtr veh                             52,996  52,375  50,969
Farm product                                     859     825     756
Food, beverage and tobacco                    11,989  11,957  12,113
Food                                          10,707  10,673  10,908
Beverage                                         698     631     631
Cigarette and tobacco product                    584     653     573
Personal and household goods                   8,918   8,699   8,759
Textile, clothing and footwear                 1,114   1,064   1,110
Home entertainment, appliance                    807     770     857
Home furnishings                                 552     560     633
Personal goods                                   875     860     790
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies          4,729   4,601   4,544
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries               842     843     825
Motor vehicle and parts                       10,551  10,776  11,474
Motor vehicle                                  8,289   8,658   9,258
New motor vehicle parts                        2,197   2,058   2,159
Used motor vehicle parts                          65      60      57
Building material and supplies                 9,351   9,165   8,705
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.         2,816   2,814   2,753
Metal service centres                          1,866   1,830   1,530
Lumber, millwork, hardware                     4,669   4,521   4,422
Machinery, equipment and supplies             13,336  13,084  12,672
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                1,768   1,759   1,625
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery      4,272   4,386   4,094
Computer and communications                    3,902   3,597   3,771
Other machinery, equipment and supplies        3,394   3,342   3,182
Miscellaneous                                  8,542   8,645   7,963
Recyclable material                              983   1,084   1,008
Paper, paper product, plastic product          1,091   1,056   1,072
Agricultural supplies                          2,482   2,625   2,169
Chemical (except farm) and allied product      1,533   1,437   1,451
Other miscellaneous                            2,454   2,442   2,263
Percent change:                                 m/m           yr/yr
Total, wholesale sales                           0.6             1.8
Total wholesale sales (2007 chained dollars)     0.7            -0.5
Total, ex mtr veh                                1.2             4.0
Farm product                                     4.1            13.6
Food, beverage and tobacco                       0.3            -1.0
Food                                             0.3            -1.8
Beverage                                        10.6            10.6
Cigarette and tobacco product                  -10.6             1.9
Personal and household goods                     2.5             1.8
Textile, clothing and footwear                   4.7             0.4
Home entertainment, appliance                    4.8            -5.8
Home furnishings                                -1.4           -12.8
Personal goods                                   1.7            10.8
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies            2.8             4.1
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries              -0.1             2.1
Motor vehicle and parts                         -2.1            -8.0
Motor vehicle                                   -4.3           -10.5
New motor vehicle parts                          6.8             1.8
Used motor vehicle parts                         8.3            14.0
Building material and supplies                   2.0             7.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.           0.1             2.3
Metal service centres                            2.0            22.0
Lumber, millwork, hardware                       3.3             5.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies                1.9             5.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                  0.5             8.8
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery       -2.6             4.3
Computer and communications                      8.5             3.5
Other machinery, equipment and supplies          1.6             6.7
Miscellaneous                                   -1.2             7.3
Recyclable material                             -9.3            -2.5
Paper, paper product, plastic product            3.3             1.8
Agricultural supplies                           -5.4            14.4
Chemical (except farm) and allied product        6.7             5.7
Other miscellaneous                              0.5             8.4
Percentage changes calculated by MNI
--MNI Ottawa Bureau; email: yali.ndiaye@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MACDA$, MACWS$]

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