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Stats Canada: wholesale sales up 0.3 percent in July

Five out of seven subsectors gained ground


September 21, 2016
The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says wholesale sales climbed 0.3 percent to $56.5 billion in July, the fourth consecutive monthly increase.

Economists had expected a gain of 0.2 percent, according to Thomson Reuters.

Statistics Canada says five of seven subsectors gained ground, led by the motor vehicle and parts subsector and the food, beverage and tobacco subsector.

Wholesale sales were unchanged in July in volume terms.

The motor vehicle and parts subsector posted the largest increase in dollar terms in July as it grew by 2.0 per cent to $11.1 billion.

The food, beverage and tobacco subsector increased 1.2 percent to $11.0 billion.