Table 3 
Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted 

Wholesale merchants' inventories by industry – Seasonally adjusted
  October
2015
September
2016r
October
2016p
September to October 2016 October 2015 to October 2016
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars % change% change
Total, wholesale inventories 72,856 72,328 72,896 0.8 0.1
Farm product 237E 223E 229E 2.9 -3.2
Food, beverage and tobacco 6,300 6,612 6,615 0.0 5.0
Food 5,728 6,011 5,995 -0.3 4.7
Beverage 357 382 399 4.5 11.6
Cigarette and tobacco product 215 219 221 0.7 2.8
Personal and household goods 13,217 13,497 13,773 2.0 4.2
Textile, clothing and footwear 2,440 2,463 2,439 -1.0 -0.1
Home entertainment equipment and household appliance 869 867 844 -2.6 -2.9
Home furnishings 1,301 1,333 1,357 1.9 4.3
Personal goods 1,719E 1,591 1,588E -0.2 -7.6
Pharmaceuticals and pharmacy supplies 6,111 6,349 6,649 4.7 8.8
Toiletries, cosmetics and sundries 775 894 895 0.1 15.5
Motor vehicle and parts 10,558 10,975 10,942 -0.3 3.6
Motor vehicle 5,976 6,285 6,141 -2.3 2.8
New motor vehicle parts and accessories 4,486 4,604 4,716 2.4 5.1
Used motor vehicle parts and accessories 97 86 85 -1.0 -12.0
Building material and supplies 12,024 11,993 12,067 0.6 0.4
Electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies 3,259 3,279 3,291 0.4 1.0
Metal service centres 3,286 3,013 3,047 1.1 -7.3
Lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies 5,480 5,701 5,729 0.5 4.6
Machinery, equipment and supplies 21,403 20,625 20,725 0.5 -3.2
Farm, lawn and garden machinery and equipment 4,513 4,531 4,649 2.6 3.0
Construction, forestry, mining, and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies 10,811 9,977 9,886 -0.9 -8.6
Computer and communications equipment and supplies 2,014 2,231 2,277 2.0 13.1
Other machinery, equipment and supplies 4,065 3,886 3,914 0.7 -3.7
Miscellaneous 9,117 8,403 8,546 1.7 -6.3
Recyclable material 493 450 450E 0.0 -8.7
Paper, paper product and disposable plastic product 826 805 799 -0.7 -3.4
Agricultural supplies 3,844 3,285 3,341 1.7 -13.1
Chemical (except agricultural) and allied product 1,338 1,329 1,348 1.4 0.7
Other miscellaneous 2,616 2,534 2,609 2.9 -0.3
r
revised
p
preliminary
E
use with caution
Note(s):
Figures may not add up to totals as a result of rounding.
Source(s):
CANSIM table 081-0012.
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