Issue 19-201Wholesale Sales
December 19, 2019
Wholesale sales in the province dipped 3.8% (seasonally adjusted) in October. Weakened sales in most subsectors, most markedly for the personal and household goods and food, beverage and tobacco subsectors, explained the decrease. Nationally, wholesalers saw a 1.1% drop in sales with declines in eight provinces, including Quebec (-2.1%), more than offsetting modest gains in Manitoba (+0.5%) and Ontario (+0.3%).