Manitoba’s wholesale sector posted a modest increase in sales in February, according to new Statistics Canada data released today.
The agency said wholesale sales in the province rose by 0.5 per cent to $1.36 billion from $1.35 billion in January.
That was the third-smallest increase among the seven provinces that posted higher sales for the month. It came on the heels of a 0.7 per cent increase in January.
February’s sales total was also a 5.2 per cent improvement from a year earlier, when Manitoba wholesalers shipped out $1.29-billion worth of goods, the data shows.
Statistics Canada said Canada’s wholesale sales were unchanged from January to February, holding at $48.8 billion after rising 0.5 per cent in January. The year-over-year increase was 0.8 per cent.