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Wholesale sector in Alberta ends six straight months of declines

Friday, August 21, 2015 > 09:28:27
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(Calgary Herald)

Following six consecutive declines, wholesale sales in Alberta increased 0.8 per cent in the province to $6.7 billion in June, Statistics Canada reported Thursday.

However, on a year-over-year basis sales remained down by 5.8 per cent.

Across the country, Statistics Canada said wholesale sales rose 1.3 per cent to $55.3 billion in June, more than offsetting the decline in May, on the strength of gains in five of seven subsectors.

They are also up by 3.6 per cent from a year ago.

The higher sales in five sub sectors in June represent 86 per cent of wholesale sales, it said, with the motor vehicle and parts sub sector leading the gain at three per cent to $10.2 billion.

Following two consecutive declines, sales in the personal and household goods subsector rose 2.2 per cent to a record $7.8 billion, said Statistics Canada.


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