Wholesale Revenues Up 1.6% in May
May 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 $325.5 billion, up 1.6 percent (+/-0.5%) from the revised April level and were up 12.1 percent (+/-1.0%) from the May 2005 level. The April preliminary estimate was revised upward $0.5 billion or 0.1 percent. May sales of durable goods increased 2.6 percent (+/-0.8%) from last month and were up 10.9 percent (+/-1.2%) from a year ago. Sales of metals and minerals, except petroleum, increased 4.6 percent from last month and sales of electrical and electrical goods increased 3.9 percent. May sales of nondurable goods increased 0.7 percent (+/-0.8%) ...