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A worker is shown in a sea of new cars at a storage lot adjacent to the General Motors assembly plant offices in Oshawa, Ont. June 1/2009. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)
A worker is shown in a sea of new cars at a storage lot adjacent to the General Motors assembly plant offices in Oshawa, Ont. June 1/2009. (Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail)

Wholesale sales fall in February Add to ...

Sales of Canadian goods at the wholesale level fell in February, breaking a string of six consecutive monthly increases.

Statistics Canada reports that there were $46.9-billion in wholesale sales in February, down six-tenths of a per cent from January.

Compared with February, 2010, however, wholesale sales were up seven per cent from $43.8-billion.

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Statistics Canada says the motor vehicle and parts sector experienced a decline of 3.1 per cent.

There were also declines personal and household goods, farm products, and in the miscellaneous sector.

All components of the miscellaneous sector were down including agricultural supplies, which dropped 5.6 per cent.

There were increases in the machinery, equipment and supplies sector and building material and supplies.

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