Issue 18-181 Wholesale Sales

October 22, 2018

Wholesale sales in the province rose 2.0% (seasonally adjusted) in August, reaching the highest level on record. Strong sales in three subsectors, miscellaneous (+6.9%), food, beverage and tobacco (+3.3%) and machinery, equipment and supplies (+2.3%), explained much of the increase.

Nationally, wholesalers saw a slight 0.1% decline in sales with losses in four provinces, including Ontario (-0.5%) and Quebec (-0.3%), counterbalancing boosts in B.C., Manitoba (+1.9%), Saskatchewan (+0.4%) and most of Atlantic Canada.

Data Source: Statistics Canada