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Construction workers move sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, on Dec. 30, 2016. Canadian wholesale trade likely fell by 2.0 per cent in July over June, led by lower sales in the building materials and supplies subsector.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

Canadian wholesale trade most likely fell by 2.0 per cent in July over June, led by lower sales in the building materials and supplies subsector, Statistics Canada said in a flash estimate on Wednesday.

In June, wholesale trade fell 0.8 per cent.

The July estimate was calculated based on a weighted response rate of 59.3 per cent. The average final response rate for the survey over the past 12 months has been 84.8 per cent.

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