Canadian wholesale trade rose one percent in September

Statistics Canada announced that wholesale trade rose 1.0% to $65.1 billion in September, almost entirely offsetting the 1.2% decline in August.

The Federal Agency reports that sales were up in five of seven subsectors, representing 82% of total wholesale sales.

The machinery, equipment and supplies, the personal and household goods, and the food, beverage and tobacco subsectors contributed the most to the increase in September, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

Wholesale sales rose in nine provinces in September, representing 98% of the total wholesale sales. In dollar terms, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta accounted for most of the gains.

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