Issue 19-86 Wholesale Sales

May 23, 2019

Wholesale sales in the province increased 2.9% (seasonally adjusted) in March, on the strength of the building, materials and supplies (+6.5%) and machinery, equipment and supplies (+6.3%) subsectors. The rise in sales marked the first increase of 2019 and mirrored a similar slip (-2.7%) recorded in February.

Nationally, wholesalers painted a similar picture, posting a moderate 1.4% climb in sales, with gains made in eight provinces. Alberta (+4.6%) and B.C. experienced the most significant boosts.

Data Source: Statistics Canada