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Wholesale trade

Wholesale trade statistics measure the sale or resale of new or used goods to retailers, including businesses or institutional users (including government).

Available statistics include total wholesale stock, split into raw material and finished goods, and sales, by quarter and industry. Wholesalers include businesses supplying: 

  • processed food supplies 
  • electrical and electronic equipment
  • farming machinery
  • pharmaceutical goods
  • petroleum products
  • motor vehicles.

Information releases

Explore our latest wholesale trade statistics.

Wholesale Trade Survey 
Key statistics on short-term economic indicators for the wholesale trade sector. This is a quarterly release.


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Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage for quarterly data about wholesale trade.
Subject category: Industry sectors
Group: Wholesale Trade Survey

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Information about data

Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, and a glossary of statistical terms.

Information about the Wholesale Trade Survey
Technical information about how manufacturing and production statistics are produced.

Information about the Wholesale Trade Survey
Frequently asked questions about why we run the survey and how the information we gather is used.