Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for November 2007
January 25, 2008
Sales. November 2007 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers'sales branches and offices, were $380.4 billion, up 2.2 percent from the revised October level and were up 14 percent from November 2006. Sales of durable goods were up 0.9 percent from last month and up 6.1 percent from a year ago. Compared to last month, sales of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software were up 3.9 percent and sales of electrical and electronic goods, up 3.1 percent. Sales of nondurable goods were up 3.3 percent from last month and up 21.7 percent from last year. Sales of farm product raw materials were up 9.7 percent from last month and sales of petroleum and petroleum products were up 8.9 percent.
Inventories. Total inventories of merchant wholesalers ...