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August Wholesale Revenues Up 0.9% from July

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in August 2012.

Wholesale trade revenues for August 2012 were $405.4 billion, up 0.9 percent from July and up 2.1 percent from August 2011, according to The U.S. Census Bureau.

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August sales of durable goods were up 0.9 percent from last month and up 1 percent from a year ago. Sales of motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies were up 2 percent from last month.

Sales of nondurable goods were up 0.9 percent from July and up 3 percent from last August.

Sales of petroleum and petroleum products were up 5.6 percent from last month.

Inventories of wholesalers were $487.5 billion at the end of August, up 0.5 percent from July and up 5.3 percent from August 2011. August inventories of durable goods were up 0.1 percent from last month and up 7.5 percent from a year ago.

Inventories of machinery, equipment and supplies were up 1.7 percent from last month, while inventories of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software were down 5.1 percent.

Inventories of nondurable goods were up 1.2 percent from July and up 2.3 percent from last August.

Inventories of petroleum and petroleum products were up 9.4 percent from last month and inventories of drugs and druggists' sundries were up 1.5 percent.

The August inventories/sales ratio was 1.20. The August 2011 ratio was 1.17.

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