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Release for:       October 2017
Source:  Statistics Canada
Millions of Canadian dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                             yr-ago
Trade group                                   Oct-17  Sep-17  Oct-16
Total, wholesale sales                        63,008  62,068  57,267
Total wholesale sales (2007 chained dollars)  55,400  54,722  51,016
Total, ex mtr veh                             51,206  49,988  46,302
Farm product                                     852     818     642
Food, beverage and tobacco                    11,969  11,753  11,398
Food                                          10,789  10,597  10,302
Beverage                                         622     618     583
Cigarette and tobacco product                    558     538     513
Personal and household goods                   8,851   8,557   8,116
Textile, clothing and footwear                 1,309   1,187   1,045
Home entertainment, appliance                    869     831     820
Home furnishings                                 554     527     541
Personal goods                                   891     876     761
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies          4,441   4,375   4,170
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries               787     761     779
Motor vehicle and parts                       11,802  12,080  10,965
Motor vehicle                                  9,552   9,860   8,893
New motor vehicle parts                        2,191   2,165   2,027
Used motor vehicle parts                          59      55      46
Building material and supplies                 8,908   8,882   7,963
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.         2,662   2,709   2,497
Metal service centres                          1,656   1,629   1,422
Lumber, millwork, hardware                     4,590   4,544   4,045
Machinery, equipment and supplies             12,673  12,042  11,049
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                1,955   1,643   1,472
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery      3,998   3,919   3,406
Computer and communications                    3,585   3,474   3,625
Other machinery, equipment and supplies        3,134   3,006   2,546
Miscellaneous                                  7,954   7,936   7,133
Recyclable material                              980     893     657
Paper, paper product, plastic product            996   1,004   1,004
Agricultural supplies                          2,359   2,429   1,901
Chemical (except farm) and allied product      1,463   1,430   1,380
Other miscellaneous                            2,156   2,181   2,191
Percent change:                                 m/m           yr/yr
Total, wholesale sales                           1.5            10.0
Total wholesale sales (2007 chained dollars)     1.2             8.6
Total, ex mtr veh                                2.4            10.6
Farm product                                     4.2            32.7
Food, beverage and tobacco                       1.8             5.0
Food                                             1.8             4.7
Beverage                                         0.6             6.7
Cigarette and tobacco product                    3.7             8.8
Personal and household goods                     3.4             9.1
Textile, clothing and footwear                  10.3            25.3
Home entertainment, appliance                    4.6             6.0
Home furnishings                                 5.1             2.4
Personal goods                                   1.7            17.1
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies            1.5             6.5
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries               3.4             1.0
Motor vehicle and parts                         -2.3             7.6
Motor vehicle                                   -3.1             7.4
New motor vehicle parts                          1.2             8.1
Used motor vehicle parts                         7.3            28.3
Building material and supplies                   0.3            11.9
Electrical, plumbing, heating and a.c.          -1.7             6.6
Metal service centres                            1.7            16.5
Lumber, millwork, hardware                       1.0            13.5
Machinery, equipment and supplies                5.2            14.7
Farm, lawn and garden machinery                 19.0            32.8
Construction, forestry, mining, machinery        2.0            17.4
Computer and communications                      3.2            -1.1
Other machinery, equipment and supplies          4.3            23.1
Miscellaneous                                    0.2            11.5
Recyclable material                              9.7            49.2
Paper, paper product, plastic product           -0.8            -0.8
Agricultural supplies                           -2.9            24.1
Chemical (except farm) and allied product        2.3             6.0
Other miscellaneous                             -1.1            -1.6
Percentage changes calculated by MNI
--MNI Ottawa Bureau; email: yali.ndiaye@marketnews.com
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