Wholesale trade decreases slightly in December: Stats Canada

Canadian wholesale trade fell by 0.9% in December 2012 when compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Canada data released yesterday.

Canadian wholesale trade fell by 0.9% in December 2012 when compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Canada data released yesterday.

This decrease was driven in large part by a drop of 4.1% in sales of machinery, equipment and supplies from $11 billion in November to $10.6 billion in December.

The drop was partially offset by an increase of 1.4% in building materials and supplies.

Changes in other subsectors included:

  • the food, beverage and tobacco sector remaining steady with zero change;
  • personal and household goods rising by 0.7%;
  • motor vehicles and parts decreasing by 0.3%; and
  • wholesale sales in the “Miscellaneous” category dropping by 0.6%.

Wholesale sales in British Columbia increased by 0.8% in the same period.

ecrawford@biv.com

@EmmaCrawfordBIV

comments powered by Disqus

Also Read

More From Economy

Economy

Top 10 fastest-growing companies

By Sept. 15, 2014, 5:59 p.m.

1. NEVSUN RESOURCES LTD. Precious and base metals mining 2013 revenue: $160.4 million Five-year growth: 40,089% See page B16 for an in-depth analysis of Nevsun’s ...

Read Article

City’s South Asian population is uniquely positioned to leverage overseas ties

Read Article

The federal government has reduced the amount small businesses must pay in employment insurance premiums.

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

* indicates required

Newsletters

×