Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for November 2004
January 10, 2005
November 2004 sales of merchant wholesalers, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $283.7 billion, up 0.7 percent from the revised October level and were up 14.0 percent from the November 2003 level.
November sales of durable goods increased 0.9 percent from last month and were up 16.9 percent from a year ago. Compared to last month, sales of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software increased 4.7 percent, while motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies decreased 2.3 percent. November sales of nondurable goods were up 0.4 percent from last month and were up 11.4 percent from last year. Compared to last month, sales of chemicals and allied products were up 3.5 ...