Canada July wholesale trade unexpectedly falls 0.3 percent

Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:43am EDT
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(Reuters) - Canadian wholesale trade unexpectedly declined by 0.3 in July from June, led by the "miscellaneous" category, notably including the agricultural supplies industry, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday.

Colder and wetter weather in the Western provinces led to higher than normal sales agricultural supplies sales in June and lower than normal sales in July. In volume terms, overall sales decreased by 0.6 percent.

(Reporting by Alex Paterson; Editing by David Ljunggren)

Rail cars loaded with canadian wheat travel through the Rocky Mountains on the Canadian Pacific railway line near Banff, Alberta, October 6, 2011.   REUTERS/Todd Korol