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US Data: Wholesale Trade - Levels, Adjusted

Release for: November 2018
Source: U.S Department of Commerce
Millions of U.S. dollars, seasonally adjusted
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                                                       yr-ago
Kind of business               Nov-18  Oct-18  Sep-18  Nov-17
Sales, total                   505348  508186  511058  485814
Durable goods sales            245514  245838  247080  234595
Automotive                      41797   41041   41358   40705
Furniture                        6776    6953    7117    6985
Lumber                          11727   11837   11882   12199
Professional equipt.            42605   42958   42468   41807
Computer equipt.                22668   22585   21622   21430
Metals                          16023   16432   16246   13864
Electrical goods                52989   52919   53908   49923
Hardware                        12173   12050   12209   11910
Machinery                       40587   41241   41090   36979
Misc. durable goods             20837   20407   20802   20223
Nondurable goods sales         259834  262348  263978  251219
Paper & paper products           8379    8224    8278    8203
Drugs                           60497   60101   60013   57667
Apparel                         12196   11870   11951   13043
Groceries                       53765   53423   53051   53798
Farm-products                   15903   15800   17461   17535
Chemicals                       11305   11561   11336   10637
Petroleum, products             62422   65760   66304   55653
Alcohol                         13261   13086   13226   12497
Misc. nondurable goods          22106   22523   22358   22186
Inventories, total             654008  652318  646756  613960
Durable goods stocks           404594  401741  395170  369576
Automotive                      69268   68812   66895   64166
Furniture                       13400   13188   13008   12550
Lumber                          18342   18121   17916   16195
Professional equipt.            48017   47351   46382   43419
Computer equipt.                18496   18404   17749   15826
Metals                          34239   33919   33662   29197
Electrical goods                57147   56787   56179   54255
Hardware                        25754   25553   25193   23410
Machinery                      106635  106348  104230   96302
Misc. durable goods             31792   31662   31705   30082
Nondurable goods stocks        249414  250577  251586  244384
Paper & paper products          10251   10203   10232    9660
Drugs                           63693   63710   63384   62324
Apparel                         27247   27206   26348   26562
Groceries                       37967   37576   37456   37381
Farm-products                   25571   25357   25689   23350
Chemicals                       12896   12955   13029   12096
Petroleum, products             21323   23231   25696   24214
Alcohol                         17097   17318   17056   16559
Misc. nondurable goods          33369   33021   32696   32238
Stock/sales ratios, total        1.29    1.28    1.27    1.26
Durable goods stock/sales        1.65    1.63    1.60    1.58
Automotive                       1.66    1.68    1.62    1.58
Furniture                        1.98    1.90    1.83    1.80
Lumber                           1.56    1.53    1.51    1.33
Professional equipt.             1.13    1.10    1.09    1.04
Computer equipt.                 0.82    0.81    0.82    0.74
Metals                           2.14    2.06    2.07    2.11
Electrical goods                 1.08    1.07    1.04    1.09
Hardware                         2.12    2.12    2.06    1.97
Machinery                        2.63    2.58    2.54    2.60
Misc. durable goods              1.53    1.55    1.52    1.49
Nondurable stock/sales           0.96    0.96    0.95    0.97
Paper & paper products           1.22    1.24    1.24    1.18
Drugs                            1.05    1.06    1.06    1.08
Apparel                          2.23    2.29    2.20    2.04
Groceries                        0.71    0.70    0.71    0.69
Farm-products                    1.61    1.60    1.47    1.33
Chemicals                        1.14    1.12    1.15    1.14
Petroleum, products              0.34    0.35    0.39    0.44
Alcohol                          1.29    1.32    1.29    1.33
Misc. nondurable goods           1.51    1.47    1.46    1.45
--MNI Washington Bureau; tel: +1 202-371-2121; email: kevin.kastner@marketnews.com
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