Monthly Wholesale Trade Sales & Inventories: October 2007

October 2007 sales of wholesalers, except manufacturers'sales branches and offices, were $369.8 billion, up 0.7 percent from the revised September level and were up 11.5 percent from the October 2006 level. The September estimate was revised upward $0.4 billion. October sales of durable goods were up 0.6 percent from last month and were up 5.3 percent from a year ago.

Compared to last month, sales of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software were up 4.3 percent and sales of metals and minerals, except petroleum, were up 3.8 percent. Sales of nondurable goods were up 0.7 percent from last month and were up 17.7 percent from last year. Sales of drugs and druggists'sundries were up 4.0 percent from last month, and sales of chemicals and allied products were up 2.9 ...

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