Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for June 2004
August 10, 2004
Sales June 2004 sales of merchant wholesalers, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $269.7 billion, virtually unchanged from the revised May level, but were up 14.0 percent from the June 2003 level. The May preliminary estimate was revised downward $0.6 billion or 0.2 percent. June sales of durable goods increased 0.5 percent from last month, and were up 18.1 percent from a year ago. June sales of nondurable goods decreased 0.6 percent from last month, but were up 10.3 percent from last year. Compared to last month, sales of chemicals and allied products were up 3.1 percent, while sales of farm products raw materials decreased 4.8 percent.