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Release for:  June 2017
Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce
Millions of U.S. dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                                           yr-ago
Kind of business                 Jun-17   May-17   Apr-17   Jun-16
Sales, total                     465800   462466   463101   441720
 Durable goods sales             223845   223790   223669   211507
  Automotive                      37978    38178    38416    34649
  Furniture                        6779     6876     6756     6851
  Lumber                          11137    11037    11070    10222
  Professional equipt.            39622    40107    39810    38652
   Computer equipt.               19387    19627    19220    18959
  Metals                          13532    13514    13636    11541
  Electrical goods                49593    48963    48960    46324
  Hardware                        11409    11490    11466    11580
  Machinery                       34413    34677    34405    33674
  Misc. durable goods             19382    18948    19150    18014
 Nondurable goods sales          241955   238676   239432   230213
  Paper & paper products           8202     8138     7951     7833
  Drugs                           57405    55874    54829    53638
  Apparel                         12472    12638    12133    13573
  Groceries                       54652    54226    53669    52040
  Farm-products                   17511    17260    16973    17078
  Chemicals                        9798     9990     9900     9491
  Petroleum, products             48437    47528    51074    43648
  Alcohol                         12252    11878    11887    11537
  Misc. nondurable goods          21226    21144    21016    21375
Inventories, total               599389   595136   591612   583150
 Durable goods stocks            365715   363739   361601   353155
  Automotive                      68163    67230    66857    65260
  Furniture                       11504    11430    11429    10861
  Lumber                          16146    16160    16209    15242
  Professional equipt.            44040    43405    43043    39981
   Computer equipt.               17317    17025    16473    15038
  Metals                          27061    26972    26415    25494
  Electrical goods                49237    49505    49767    46016
  Hardware                        23261    23194    22887    22784
  Machinery                       99375    98914    98336   100980
  Misc. durable goods             26928    26929    26658    26537
 Nondurable goods sto            233674   231397   230011   229995
  Paper & paper products           8432     8383     8332     8277
  Drugs                           60445    59040    58912    59164
  Apparel                         26377    26323    26278    28802
  Groceries                       36472    36144    36131    34419
  Farm-products                   24412    23825    23654    25190
  Chemicals                       11625    11555    11749    11375
  Petroleum, products             20083    21175    21248    19195
  Alcohol                         15487    15593    15352    15663
  Misc. nondurable goods          30341    29359    28355    27910
Stock/sales ratios, total          1.29     1.29     1.28     1.32
 Durable goods stock/sales         1.63     1.63     1.62     1.67
  Automotive                       1.79     1.76     1.74     1.88
  Furniture                        1.70     1.66     1.69     1.59
  Lumber                           1.45     1.46     1.46     1.49
  Professional equipt.             1.11     1.08     1.08     1.03
   Computer equipt.                0.89     0.87     0.86     0.79
  Metals                           2.00     2.00     1.94     2.21
  Electrical goods                 0.99     1.01     1.02     0.99
  Hardware                         2.04     2.02     2.00     1.97
  Machinery                        2.89     2.85     2.86     3.00
  Misc. durable goods              1.39     1.42     1.39     1.47
 Nondurable stock/sales            0.97     0.97     0.96     1.00
  Paper & paper products           1.03     1.03     1.05     1.06
  Drugs                            1.05     1.06     1.07     1.10
  Apparel                          2.11     2.08     2.17     2.12
  Groceries                        0.67     0.67     0.67     0.66
  Farm-products                    1.39     1.38     1.39     1.47
  Chemicals                        1.19     1.16     1.19     1.20
  Petroleum, products              0.41     0.45     0.42     0.44
  Alcohol                          1.26     1.31     1.29     1.36
  Misc. nondurable goods           1.43     1.39     1.35     1.31
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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