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Wholesale sales rose in September, third straight monthly gain: StatsCan

11/20/2013 08:50 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST
OTTAWA - Statistics Canada says wholesale sales were up for the third month in a row in September, rising 0.2 per cent to $49.8 billion.

The agency says sales increased in four of the seven subsectors, accounting for 45 per cent of wholesale sales.

The largest gain in dollar terms was in the miscellaneous subsector, where sales were up 1.3 per cent

The motor vehicle and parts subsector grew 0.6 per cent in its fourth increase in five months.

The largest decline in dollar terms was in the food, beverage and tobacco subsector, where sales were off 0.4 per cent.

Wholesale sales rose in six provinces in September.