Issue 18-130 Wholesale Sales

July 23, 2018

Wholesale sales in the province rose 1.9% (seasonally adjusted) in May. Strong sales in four subsectors, led by the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, explained much of the increase. Nationally, wholesalers saw a 1.2% increase in sales with gains in eight provinces, including Saskatchewan (+9.8%) and Alberta (+6.7%), more than offsetting declines in Ontario (-0.9%) and New Brunswick (-1.4%).

Data Source: Statistics Canada