Issue 19-170 Wholesale Sales
October 24, 2019
Sales by wholesalers in the province inched down in August (-0.3%), nearly reversing a similar increase recorded in the previous month (+0.5% in July). The slowdown in August was due mostly to losses in the machinery, equipment and supplies (-1.0%), motor vehicle (-3.9%) and miscellaneous (-5.8%) subsectors.
Nationally, the value of wholesale sales slipped 1.2%, as sales were down or flat in every province, with the exception of Alberta (+0.1%).
Data Source: Statistics Canada