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20.08.2015 12:38 Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.3% in June

Statistics Canada released wholesale sales figures on Thursday. Wholesale sales increased 1.3% in June, exceeding expectations for a 1.0% rise, after a 0.9% drop in May. May's figure was revised up from a 1.0% decrease.



The increase was driven by higher sales in the motor vehicle and parts subsector. Sales of automobiles and parts jumped 3.0% in June.



Sales in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector rose 1.3% in June, sales in the personal and household goods subsector increased 2.2%, while sales in the food, beverage and tobacco subsector was up 1.2%.



Sales rose in five of the seven subsectors.



Inventories climbed by 1.1% in June.

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