Dec. Wholesale Sales, Inventories Up 1.0%

Hume, Lynn
February 2006
Bond Buyer;2/10/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32317, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase in the sales of merchant wholesalers by one percent in December 2005, as durable goods increased 1.3 percent and sales of nondurable goods rose 0.7 percent in the United States. Inventories of merchant wholesalers increased by 1.0 percent to almost $362.5 billion. IFR BondData Americas' poll of economists forecasted that wholesale inventories will rise by 0.4 percent and sales will increase by 0.6 percent.


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