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Manitoba’s wholesale industry saw its sales drop 3.7 per cent in April, Statistics Canada said today.
The agency said $1.38-billion worth of goods were sold during the month, compared to $1.44 billion in March. However, April’s total was still a 12.1 per cent improvement from a year earlier, when only $1.23 billion worth of goods were sold.
Statistics Canada said the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector accounted for the month-over-month decline in sales.
Nationally, wholesale sales rose 1.2 per cent to $51.2 billion in April, following a decline in March. Statistics Canada said higher sales were recorded in all subsectors except for food, beverage and tobacco.