Issue 16-141: Wholesale Sales

July 21, 2016

Wholesale sales in British Columbia rose 1.0% (seasonally adjusted) in May, marking the second month of growth in the sector. At the national level, wholesale sales were up 1.8%, propelled by sales in the food (+6.4%), motor vehicle (+12.5%) and pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies (+13.1%) industries.

Across the provinces, sales increased steadily, with Alberta as the only province recording a decline.

Data Source: Statistics Canada