April Distributor Sales Up 10.1% From A Year Ago
Sales. The U.S. Census Bureau announced that April 2006 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 $319.9 billion, up 1.3 percent (+/-0.5%) from the revised March level and were up 10.1 percent (+/-1.0%) from the April 2005 level. The March preliminary estimate was revised upward $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent. April sales of durable goods decreased 0.3 percent (+/-0.8%) ...