Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for May 2006
July 25, 2006
May 2006 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices were $325.5 billion, up 1.6 percent from the revised April level and were up 12.1 percent from the May 2005 level. May sales of durable goods increased 2.6 percent from last month and were up 10.9 percent from a year ago. Sales of metals and minerals, except petroleum, increased 4.6 percent from last month and sales of electrical and electrical goods increased 3.9 percent. May sales of nondurable goods increased 0.7 percent from last month and were up 13.3 percent from last year. Sales of paper and paper products grew 3.3 percent from last month.
Inventories. Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, after adjustment for ...