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Wholesalers see sales decline in May, still up over 2013

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Manitoba’s wholesalers saw a 0.7 per cent dip in sales from April to May, new Statistics Canada data shows.

The agency said the province’s wholesalers shipped out $1.44-billion worth of goods during the month. That was down from $1.45 billion in April.

But while sales were down from the previous month, May’s total was still a 7.2 per cent improvement from a year earlier, when $1.3-billion worth of goods were sold, the figures show.

Nationally, wholesale sales rose 2.2 per cent to $52.6 billion from $51.5 billion in April. It was the second consecutive monthly increase. The May total was also 5.4 per cent higher than May 2013’s tally of $49.9 billion.

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