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September Wholesale Revenues Up Slightly

But September sales still down 15.2% from September 2008.


Wholesale revenues in September 2009 were up 0.7% to $320.2 billion from August, but down 15.2% from September 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
September sales of durable goods were up 0.7% from last month, but were down 16.2% from a year ago. Sales of nondurable goods were up 0.6% from last month, but were down 14.3% from last year.
Inventories of wholesalers were $377.7 billion at the end of September, down 0.9% from August and down 15% from a year ago.

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End-of-month inventories of durable goods were down 0.9% from last month and were down 16.6% from last September. Inventories of metals and minerals, except petroleum, were down 2.5% from last month and inventories of machinery, equipment, and supplies were down 1.4%.
End-of-month inventories of nondurable goods were down 0.9% from August and were down 12.4% compared to last September. Inventories of farm product raw materials were down 5.6% from last month and inventories of beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverages were down 4.8%.
September inventories/sales ratio was 1.18. The September 2008 ratio was 1.18.

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