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Manitoba stood out in the crowd as the only province to post an increase in wholesale sales in September, Statistics Canada said today.
The agency said Manitoba’s wholesalers shipped out $1.34 billion worth of goods during the month. That was an increase of 2.7 per cent from August’s $1.31 billion.
It was the wholesale industry’s second straight month of rising sales, after a 1.1 per cent increase in August.
September’s sales total was also a 4.9 per cent improvement from a year earlier, when $1.28 billion worth of goods were sold. The year-over-year gain was the third largest among the provinces.
Nationally, wholesale sales fell 1.4 per cent to $48.8 billion in September. It was the third decline in four months for Canada’s wholesale industry, but was still a 2.2 per cent improvement from a year earlier when $47.7 billion worth of goods were sold.