April 2006 sales of merchant wholesalers up 10.1% year-over-year to $319.9 billion

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that April 2006 sales of merchant wholesalers were $319.9 billion, up 1.3%  from the revised March level and were up 10.1% from the April 2005 level. 
  • Oil prices contributed to the largest increase as petroleum products sales increased the 8.7% from last month to $35.2 billions.
  • Electrical and electronic goods saw the largest decline of 1.9% from March to $22.4 billions.

Total inventories of merchant wholesalers were $371.3 billion at the end of April, up 0.9% from last month, and 6.6% from a year ago.

Apr'06 sales of Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverages by the merchant wholesalers

(Source: US Census Bureau) 


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