Wholesale sales in Canada increased 1.7 percent from a month earlier in July 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.7 percent gain in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 0.1 percent fall. Sales went up in the personal & household goods subsector (4.7 percent), mainly boosted by the pharmaceuticals & pharmacy supplies industry (7.3 percent); motor vehicle & motor vehicle parts and accessories (4 percent), namely motor vehicle (4.8 percent); miscellaneous (3.6 percent) and food, beverage & tobacco (0.8 percent). On the other hand, sales dropped in the machinery, equipment & supplies (-1.1 percent); building material & supplies (-0.2 percent) and farm product (-0.2 percent) subsectors. On a yearly basis, wholesale sales advanced 3.4 percent. Wholesale Sales in Canada averaged 0.44 percent from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.90 percent in September of 2003 and a record low of -5.30 percent in August of 2003.