Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced national HVACR distributor sales for the month of March 2009 were (at median) down 10.8% when compared to March 2008 in its Monthly Targeted and Regional Economic News for Distribution Strategies Report. The HARDI West Region posted the steepest decline of 32.7%. However, three Regions reported sales gains in March - Southwest (+15.7%), Great Lakes (+3.6%) and Canada (+0.6%).
By sales volume, only the small firm category ($5 million or less) posted a sales gain for March at +11%. Median Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) stood at 52.43 days up 1.2 days from February 2009.
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