Saskatchewan Now Leads the Country in Wholesale Trade Growth

Saskatchewan has had the highest percentage increase among Canada’s provinces and higher than the national average of 3.9 per cent. June 2018 wholesale trade numbers increased by 7.7 per cent, compared to June 2017.

Industries which saw the highest increases on a year-over-year basis include food, beverage and tobacco (19.7 per cent), motor vehicle and parts (11.2 per cent) and machinery, equipment and supplies (8.5 per cent) all seasonally unadjusted.

On a monthly basis, wholesale trade decreased by 1.4 per cent in June 2018, compared to May 2018, the fourth in percentage change among the provinces.

Wholesale trade totaled nearly $2.3 billion in June 2018, seasonally adjusted.

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