TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian wholesale trade rose 1.5 percent in July from June as sales climbed in four of seven subsectors, including a 4.2 percent gain for personal and household goods, data from Statistics Canada showed on Monday.
The increase was stronger than the 0.5 percent gain that analysts had forecast. The gain followed a revised 0.9 percent decline in June. Sales volumes rose 1.2 percent in July, which could help boost gross domestic product for the month.
Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Paul Simao