Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for September 2005
September 2005 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches and offices, after adjustment for seasonal variations and trading-day differences but not for price changes, were $311.1 billion, up 2.4 percent from the revised August level and were up 10.5 percent from the September 2004 level. September sales of durable goods increased 0.5 percent from last month and were up 8.0 percent from a year ago. September sales of nondurable goods increased 4.3 percent from last month and were up 13.1 percent from last year. Sales of drugs and druggists' sundries increased 9.4 percent from last month and sales of petroleum and petroleum products increased 7.5 percent.
Total inventories of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers' sales branches ...