Wholesale sales edged up 0.1 per cent to $54.2 billion in October, a second consecutive monthly increase. Gains were recorded in five of seven subsectors, representing 68% of wholesale sales. In volume terms, wholesale sales were down 0.1 per cent. Farm products did particularly well with dollar gains of 13.5 per cent, the highest rise on record. Sales in the machinery, miscellaneous and building materials subsectors all increased too while personal and household goods decreased. See the full report from StatsCan.
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