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Doug McCann Research and Statistics Officer
Tel: 902-424-2141Email: Douglas.McCann@novascotia.ca

August 21, 2017
WHOLESALE TRADE, JUNE 2017

In Nova Scotia June 2017, on a seasonally adjusted basis month-over-month wholesale sales decreased 6.4 per cent to $869 million.   On a year-over-year basis, wholesale sales were 16.0 per cent higher over June 2016.  On a year-to-date basis wholesale sales were 11.3% higher than the same period last year.

In Canada June 2017, on a seasonally adjusted basis month-over-month wholesale sales decreased 0.5 per cent to $61.4 billion.  Sales were down in five sectors. In Food, beverage and tobacco sales were down 1.0% to $11.9 billion. Motor vehicle and parts dropped 1.0% to $11.4 billion, and Machinery and equipment were down 0.6% to $12.2 billion.

By Province

In month-over-month seasonally adjusted wholesale sales, Nova Scotia (-6.4%) ranked 10th. New Brunswick led the way with sales increasing 7.8%. Four of ten provinces reported positive growth. Sales were down in six provinces.

On a year-over-year basis, Nova Scotia (+16.0%) ranked 3rd in percentage growth. Prince Edward Island led the way with  growth in sales increasing 26.1% over June 2016. New Brunswick ranked 2nd with a double digit 16.3% growth over the same period last year. The other seven provinces reported single digit, positive growth in the 7.8% to 9.6% range.

On a year-to-date basis, Nova Scotia (+11.3%) ranked 2nd. Prince Edward Island recorded the highest sales growth at 17.3% over the same period last year. All ten  provinces recorded positive growth with British Columbia also recording double digit growth of 10.1%.  The other provinces reported single digit growth in the range of 3.8% to 9.2%

 

 

Nova Scotia Sectors

New this month, Statistics Canada has released seasonally adjusted wholesale trade data by sector at the provincial level.

Year-to-date wholesale sales by sector in Nova Scotia increased by $518 million, or by 11.3 per cent  compared to Jan-Jun 2016. The dollar increase was largely accounted for by four subsectors: Food, beverage and tobacco wholesalers (+$343 million); building material and supplies wholesalers (+$92 million), Motor vehicle and parts ($78 million), and Machinery/equipment ($74 million). One subsector had a decline: miscellaneous wholesalers declined $59 million, and other data, where total sales declined $9.5 million or -3.4%, compared to the same period last year.

 

  

 

Statistics Canada Quotes

Sales in Nova Scotia decreased 6.4% to $869 million on lower sales in the food, beverage and tobacco subsector, which declined 18.0% to $320 million.

  

Statistics Canada: CANSIM table 081-0011

 

 



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