Wholesale sales in Canada fell 1.8 percent from a month earlier in May 2019, following a downwardly revised 1.7 percent gain in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. It was the largest decline in wholesale trade since March 2016, as sales dropped in the motor vehicle and parts subsector (-4.3 percent from 2.5 percent in April), the steepest monthly decrease since February last year, namely motor vehicle industry (-5.2 percent). Also, sales went down for food, beverage and tobacco (-1.2 percent from 1.8 percent); machinery, equipment and supplies (-0.9 percent from 5 percent), led by construction, forestry, mining and industrial machinery, equipment and supplies industry (-2.7 percent); personal households (-0.8 percent from 5.8 percent); and miscellaneous goods (-4.2 percent, the same as in April), in particular agricultural supplies (-11.1 percent). On a yearly basis, wholesale sales increased 1.2 percent. Wholesale Sales in Canada averaged 0.44 percent from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.90 percent in September of 2003 and a record low of -5.30 percent in August of 2003.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-22 12:30 PM Wholesale Sales MoM May -1.8% 1.6% 0.5% 0.4%
2019-08-22 12:30 PM Wholesale Sales MoM Jun -1.8%
2019-09-23 12:30 PM Wholesale Sales MoM Jul
2019-10-23 12:30 PM Wholesale Sales MoM Aug


Canada Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 52.40 55.90 75.00 36.10 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 49.20 49.10 57.10 47.50 [+]
Industrial Production 2.14 -0.01 10.26 -14.52 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.59 1.06 3.33 -3.50 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.12 1.60 11.77 -17.31 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 80.90 81.80 87.30 72.70 percent [+]
New Orders 59459254.00 57494428.00 63214073.00 14816411.00 CAD THO [+]
Changes in Inventories 17717.00 13891.00 24252.00 -21563.00 CAD Million [+]
Bankruptcies 236.00 278.00 872.00 177.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 85116.00 84400.00 97553.00 -758.00 CAD Million [+]
Car Registrations 206821.00 185390.00 220436.00 19807.00 Units [+]
Leading Economic Index 0.30 0.50 1.20 -1.40 percent [+]
Internet Speed 16205.66 14855.09 16205.66 3293.95 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 15582991.00 15135509.00 15582991.00 8092964.00 IP [+]
Wholesale Sales -1.80 1.60 6.90 -5.30 percent [+]
Steel Production 1150.00 1120.00 1534.00 349.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -0.74 -5.36 23.15 -16.41 percent [+]
Manufacturing Sales 1.60 -0.40 6.60 -9.20 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 79.92 80.00 80.00 5.20 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 12.00 10.00 15.00 9.00 [+]
Corruption Index 81.00 82.00 92.00 81.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 9.00 8.00 14.00 5.00 [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 114.00 70.00 715.00 32.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 22.00 18.00 22.00 8.00 [+]


Canada Wholesale Sales MoM

The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey presents estimates of monthly sales for wholesale merchants in Canada, providing information on the performance of the wholesale trade sector as an important indicator of the health of the Canadian economy. In addition, the business community uses the data to analyse market performance. This page provides - Canada Wholesale Sales MoM- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Canada Wholesale Sales MoM - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.80 1.60 6.90 -5.30 1993 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Canada -1.80 May/19


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