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.