Canada wholesale trade rises 0.3 percent in March

Fri May 17, 2013 8:34am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Canadian wholesale trade rose 0.3 percent in March from February on autos, agricultural supplies and building materials, Statistics Canada said on Friday.

In volume terms, wholesale sales increased by 0.1 percent. Excluding the motor vehicle and parts subsector, wholesale trade was flat in March.

(Percent changes)

March Feb(rev) Feb(prev)

mo/mo yr/yr mo/mo mo/mo

Wholesale trade +0.3 +1.0 +0.1 0.0

Wholesale trade ex-autos 0.0 +0.6 -0.5 -0.6

Wholesale inventories +0.1 +3.9 +0.7 +0.6

Sectors:   Continued...