Wholesale Sales, Inventories Gain

Vadum, Matthew
February 2005
Bond Buyer;2/10/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32068, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports that inventories of merchant wholesalers rose in December 2004, climbing 0.4% to $328.3 billion. According to U.S. Department of Commerce data, the December figure followed November's revised 1.2%, climb, originally reported as a 1.1% climb. Meanwhile, sales grew 0.9% to $286.8 billion in December. The December figure followed November's 0.8% rise, originally reported as a 0.7% rise. Durable goods sales expanded 2.3% compared with the previous month's revised 1.5% gain, originally reported as a 0.9% gain.


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