Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for November 2005
January 25, 2006
November 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 $311.7 billion, down 0.7 percent from the revised October level and were up 8.3percent from the November 2004 level. November sales of durable goods decreased 0.5 percent from last month, but were up 6.8 percent from a year ago. November sales of nondurable goods were down 1.0 percent from last month, but were up 9.8 percent from last year. Compared to last month, sales of petroleum and petroleum products were down 7.0 percent, while sales of drugs and druggists' sundries were up 1.7 percent.
Inventories Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except ...