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Grainger (NYSE: GWW), Chicago, IL, reported daily sales in April increased 8 percent versus April 2012, including 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price, 2 percentage points from acquisitions and 2 percentage points from the timing of the Easter holiday, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from foreign exchange.
The month of April had 22 selling days versus 21 selling days in April 2012. The 2013 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same as the 2012 second quarter.
By segment, daily sales in the U.S. were up 9 percent. In Canada, daily sales increased 7 percent (up 9 percent in local currency). Other businesses, primarily Asia, Europe and Latin America, reported an increase of 7 percent (up 12 percent in local currencies).