Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for December 2006
February 25, 2007
December 2006 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, were $337.1 billion, up 1.8 percent from the revised November level and were up 8.6 percent from the December 2005 level. December sales of durable goods increased 1.1 percent from last month and were up 7.0 percent from a year ago. Compared to last month, sales of hardware and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies were up 4.2 percent and sales of motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies increased 2.9 percent. December sales of nondurable goods were up 2.5 percent from last month and were up 10.2 percent from last year.
Inventories. Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales ...