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Monthly Wholesale Trade Data: April 2015

Sales and inventories data for wholesaler-distributors in April 2015.

Wholesale revenues in April were $448.3 billion, up 1.6 percent from the revised March level and down 3.3 percent from April 2014. April sales of durable goods were up 1.2 percent from last month and up 2.4 percent from a year ago. Sales of nondurable goods were up 2 percent from March, but were down 8.2 percent from last April.

Inventories. Inventories were $576.9 billion at the end of April, up 0.4 percent from the revised March level and up 4.5 percent from April 2014. April inventories of durable goods were up 0.1 percent from last month and up 6.6 percent from a year ago. Inventories of nondurable goods were up 0.8 percent from March and up 1.1 percent from last April.

Inventories/Sales Ratio. The April inventories/sales ratio for merchant wholesalers was 1.29. The April 2014 ratio was 1.19.

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