Issue 19-120 Wholesale Sales

July 22, 2019

Sales by wholesalers in the province slipped in May (-1.7%) for the first time in three months. The decline was due mostly to lower sales in the motor vehicle (-14.0%) and the miscellaneous (-5.6%) subsectors.

Nationally, the value of wholesale sales was down 1.8%, as higher sales in three of the maritime provinces were offset by weakness in all other parts of the country. Overall, Canadian sales were lower in six subsectors.

Data Source: Statistics Canada