Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for February 2005
April 25, 2005
February 2005 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $291.4 billion, down 0.4 percent from the revised January level and were up 10.6 percent from the February 2004 level. February sales of durable goods decreased 0.5 percent from last month, but were up 12.6 percent from a year ago. Compared to last month, sales of electrical and electronic goods decreased 4.7 percent, while sales of motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies increased 2.6 percent. February sales of nondurable goods were down 0.2 percent from last month, but up 8.6 percent from last year.
Inventories Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except ...