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Canada September wholesale trade up 0.9% on food, beverage and tobacco

A customer's cart filled with the supplies they're purchasing in response to news about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Costco Wholesale on Still Creek Drive in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada March 15, 2020. Picture taken March 15, 2020.REUTERS/Alec Jacobson.

Nov 17 (Reuters) - - Canadian wholesale trade increased by 0.9% in September from August, beating analyst expectations, on higher sales in the food, beverage and tobacco subsector, Statistics Canada data showed on Tuesday.

Sales were up in four out of seven subsectors, while sales grew in seven of the ten provinces. Sales fell by 0.2% in volume terms.

Reporting by Dale Smith, editing by Julie Gordon; julie.gordon@tr.com

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