Statistics Canada says wholesale sales down 0.6% at $80.2B in July

By The Canadian Press | September 16, 2022 | Last updated on September 16, 2022
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Statistics Canada says wholesale sales fell 0.6% in July to $80.2 billion, led by a drop in the personal and household goods subsector.

The agency says sales fell in five of seven subsectors, which represented 63% of wholesale sales.

Sales of personal and household goods fell 2.6% in July to $10.8 billion as the textile, clothing and footwear industry fell 13.2%.

The building material and supplies subsector saw sales fall 1.7% to $12.8 billion for the month as sales of lumber, millwork, hardware and other building supplies lost 2.8%.

Meanwhile, sales of machinery, equipment and supplies rose 1.6% to $17.0 billion.

Overall, sales in constant dollar terms fell 1.0% in July.

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