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Canadian Wholesale Trade Up in 2015

Wholesale trade rises for sixth consecutive year, up 3.7 percent.

Wholesale trade in Canada rose for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, up 3.7 percent to C$653.7 billion (US$493.6 billion), the result of higher sales in all seven subsectors.

The motor vehicle and parts subsector, the food, beverage and tobacco subsector, the personal and household goods subsector and the miscellaneous subsector, together accounting for 64 percent of total sales, contributed most to the gain.

In volume terms, wholesale sales were up 1.6 percent to C$589.4 billion (US$445 billion) in 2015.

Wholesale sales increased in every province except Alberta. Ontario was responsible for most of the national gain and half of total sales in 2015.

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