Issue 19-152 Wholesale Sales

September 23, 2019

Wholesale sales in the province rose 1.2% (seasonally adjusted) in July, marking the fourth increase in five months. Strong sales in three subsectors, lead by motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories, explained much of the increase.

Nationally, wholesalers saw a 1.7% increase in sales with gains in five provinces, including Ontario (+3.3%), counterbalancing declines in Alberta (-2.0%), Saskatchewan (-0.5%) and most of Atlantic Canada.

Data Source: Statistics Canada