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January Wholesale Revenues Down 0.9% From Dec.
March 15, 2007
January 2007 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, were $333.4 billion, down 0.9% from the revised December level but up 6.2% from January 2006.   ; January sales of durable goods were virtually unchanged from last month, but were up 5.7% from a year ago. Sales of metals and minerals, except petroleum, were up 4.4% from last month.   ; January sales of nondurable goods were down 1.8% from last month, but were up 6.7% from last year.   ; Total inventories were $396.7 billion at the end of January, up 0.7% from last month and up 9.2% from a year ago. End-of-month inventories of durable goods increased 1.1% from December and were up 9.3% from last January. Compared to last month, inventories of motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies were up 3.1% and inventories of machinery, equipment and supply increased 2.7%.   ; End-of-month inventories of nondurable goods were generally flat from December but up 9% from last year.   ; The January inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers, based on seasonally adjusted data, was 1.19. The January 2006 ratio was 1.16.   ; For more details, by sector, click here.