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Release for:  May 2018
Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce
Percent changes calculated by Market News International
Mo/mo percent change:            May-18   Apr-18   Mar-18
Sales, total                       10.0     -3.2     15.9
 Durable goods sales                7.5     -4.7     18.0
  Automotive                        6.2     -5.2     15.0
  Furniture                         8.5     -1.5     10.0
  Lumber                           10.9      5.6     14.9
  Professional equipt.              7.9     -8.7     24.1
   Computer equipt.                 9.3     -7.7     30.6
  Metals                            7.4     -1.6     15.2
  Electrical goods                  8.2     -8.3     20.4
  Hardware                         15.1     -5.5     14.7
  Machinery                         5.1     -1.5     20.8
  Misc. durable goods               5.8     -0.8     10.3
 Nondurable goods sales            12.2     -1.8     14.0
  Paper & paper products            6.6     -1.9     13.6
  Drugs                             9.2     -4.0     15.5
  Apparel                          15.3    -16.0      4.8
  Groceries                         8.4     -5.0     12.8
  Farm-products                    10.7      1.2     19.3
  Chemicals                         3.8     -3.9      9.8
  Petroleum, products              18.9      5.5      9.0
  Alcohol                          18.5     -6.0     21.5
  Misc. nondurable goods           13.7      2.4     25.5
Inventories, total                 -0.6     -0.5      0.4
 Durable goods stocks               0.6      0.6      0.6
  Automotive                       -3.4     -0.5     -0.9
  Furniture                         1.2     -1.4     -1.0
  Lumber                            0.5      2.5      3.7
  Professional equipt.              0.6      2.1     -2.2
   Computer equipt.                 3.2      1.4     -2.7
  Metals                            1.0      1.5      4.4
  Electrical goods                  2.3      1.4      0.8
  Hardware                          0.1      1.5      2.5
  Machinery                         2.2      0.1      0.8
  Misc. durable goods               0.8     -1.2      1.1
 Nondurable goods stocks           -2.5     -2.1      0.1
  Paper & paper products            1.7      0.1      0.4
  Drugs                             1.0     -5.1      1.9
  Apparel                          -0.3      0.4     -3.7
  Groceries                        -0.3      1.1     -0.7
  Farm-products                   -15.4     -6.7     -2.6
  Chemicals                         1.9     -1.4      0.0
  Petroleum, products               4.5      4.5      3.0
  Alcohol                           0.1      2.8      0.1
  Misc. nondurable goods          -10.8     -5.3      0.9
Yr/yr percent change:            May-18
Sales, total                       12.3
 Durable goods sales               11.1
  Automotive                       10.6
  Furniture                         0.8
  Lumber                           11.6
  Professional equipt.             10.0
   Computer equipt.                15.0
  Metals                           23.6
  Electrical goods                  9.2
  Hardware                          5.4
  Machinery                        13.4
  Misc. durable goods              13.2
 Nondurable goods sales            13.3
  Paper & paper products            1.2
  Drugs                             6.0
  Apparel                           4.7
  Groceries                        -3.2
  Farm-products                    21.1
  Chemicals                         9.3
  Petroleum, products              52.0
  Alcohol                           4.1
  Misc. nondurable goods            7.5
Inventories, total                  5.8
 Durable goods stocks               6.1
  Automotive                        2.7
  Furniture                         3.7
  Lumber                           10.9
  Professional equipt.             -0.4
   Computer equipt.                -1.2
  Metals                           17.7
  Electrical goods                  8.2
  Hardware                          6.6
  Machinery                         6.9
  Misc. durable goods               3.7
 Nondurable goods stocks            5.5
  Paper & paper products            6.5
  Drugs                             3.0
  Apparel                          -3.1
  Groceries                         0.0
  Farm-products                    38.2
  Chemicals                         6.1
  Petroleum, products              11.2
  Alcohol                          -1.5
  Misc. nondurable goods            4.0
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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