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