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1297. Merchant Wholesalers -- Sales and Inventories

[In billions of dollars (1,792.9 represents $1,792,900,000,000) except ratios. Inventories and stock/sales ratios, as of December, seasonally adjusted. Inventories and stock/sales ratios, as of December, seasonally adjusted. Data reflect latest revision. Based on Current Business Survey; see Appendix III]

 
1987
Kind of business SIC 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
code 1
 
SALES (bil. dol.)
 
    Merchant wholesalers (X) 1,379.3 1,474.6 1,611.5 1,728.1 1,792.9 1,778.8 1,843.5 1,938.1 2,075.9 2,271.0 2,391.0 2,500.9 2,554.1 2,740.5
 
  Durable goods 50 681.9 729.9 799.9 853.3 880.7 859.5 905.7 993.3 1,099.0 1,210.3 1,258.0 1,335.0 1,381.8 1,480.3
Motor vehicles, parts, and supplies 501 151.9 156.1 166.4 167.7 173.8 166.4 170.2 175.3 188.7 189.0 192.4 195.3 202.6 227.9
Furniture and homefurnishings 502 24.5 26.9 30.1 31.9 33.8 32.3 33.1 35.0 36.9 41.1 43.3 46.7 48.4 50.1
Lumber and construction materials 503 51.8 58.2 61.2 62.9 63.6 58.2 63.7 72.4 79.8 80.0 86.0 90.8 94.4 106.9
Professional and commercial equipment 504 74.2 84.5 93.7 109.7 114.3 124.0 139.2 162.3 173.0 207.2 229.4 247.5 265.3 281.6
Metals and minerals, except petroleum 505 59.0 67.6 78.7 80.0 77.7 76.1 76.6 78.7 89.3 95.3 94.2 100.6 97.1 94.3
Electrical goods 506 88.5 93.8 101.6 113.6 116.4 113.2 115.0 137.2 163.5 193.3 194.7 205.7 210.6 233.0
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment 507 39.0 41.3 45.0 48.9 52.6 49.9 52.9 55.2 63.4 67.2 69.9 74.2 78.2 82.1
Machinery, equipment, and supplies 508 114.3 118.2 137.5 149.2 157.0 146.3 148.7 163.4 176.4 193.5 207.3 225.6 244.1 247.4
Miscellaneous durable goods 509 78.7 83.4 85.6 89.3 91.4 93.0 106.4 113.8 128.0 143.6 140.9 148.6 140.9 157.0
 
  Nondurable goods 51 697.4 744.7 811.6 874.8 912.3 919.3 937.7 944.9 976.9 1,060.6 1,133.0 1,165.8 1,172.3 1,260.2
Paper and paper products 511 35.8 40.8 46.7 50.6 51.5 52.1 54.6 58.5 66.3 79.5 79.2 83.6 89.6 97.6
Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries 512 29.2 34.0 40.2 45.3 51.6 59.5 66.7 69.0 76.6 83.9 93.9 107.4 124.4 146.2
Apparel, piece goods, and notions 513 42.4 46.5 52.8 61.5 64.8 64.5 67.5 70.2 72.6 70.7 75.3 86.3 86.0 92.9
Groceries and related products 514 222.2 222.9 235.6 259.5 272.4 277.1 278.3 287.9 293.5 312.6 319.2 332.0 346.2 362.9
Farm-product raw materials 515 94.1 102.5 124.4 119.6 107.6 104.6 105.9 98.0 99.1 119.7 136.8 124.6 107.7 100.1
Chemicals and allied products 516 23.7 26.5 34.2 33.3 35.7 37.0 39.0 39.9 43.4 50.4 53.3 56.0 55.1 52.9
Petroleum and petroleum products 517 116.2 124.9 121.8 136.5 148.5 140.0 142.3 132.6 130.5 131.4 148.0 144.4 120.5 144.5
Beer, wine, and distilled beverages 518 39.2 41.5 43.2 45.4 49.3 51.6 50.2 50.7 52.0 52.6 55.8 58.2 61.6 66.8
Miscellaneous nondurable goods 519 94.7 105.2 112.7 123.0 130.8 133.1 133.1 138.1 143.0 159.7 171.4 173.4 181.2 196.2
 
INVENTORIES (bil. dol.) n n n
 
    Merchant wholesalers (X) 153.6 163.9 178.8 187.0 195.8 200.4 208.3 217.4 236.3 254.8 257.6 276.1 290.2 307.9
 
  Durable goods 50 102.3 108.1 117.0 122.2 126.5 127.4 131.5 137.5 151.9 164.9 168.2 180.4 191.1 202.3
Motor vehicles, parts, and supplies 501 19.3 21.2 22.4 21.9 23.7 24.3 24.4 24.3 24.8 25.7 25.3 26.3 26.8 29.4
Furniture and homefurnishings 502 3.6 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.1 6.5
Lumber and construction materials 503 5.1 5.5 5.8 6.1 6.0 5.8 6.2 6.6 7.3 7.3 7.8 8.6 8.3 9.4
Professional and commercial equipment 504 11.8 11.7 13.0 14.8 15.8 16.9 17.1 18.3 21.2 24.1 24.9 28.1 26.9 27.5
Metals and minerals, except petroleum 505 8.3 8.7 10.7 10.9 10.7 10.0 10.0 10.8 12.1 11.7 12.2 13.0 13.7 13.2
Electrical goods 506 12.8 13.4 14.3 15.5 16.0 16.2 17.3 18.2 21.3 25.3 24.3 24.4 26.3 30.1
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment 507 6.4 6.6 7.2 8.2 8.5 8.4 8.8 9.3 10.9 11.2 12.0 12.2 13.4 13.3
Machinery, equipment, and supplies 508 26.0 27.3 29.4 30.0 31.5 29.7 30.0 30.2 33.6 38.0 39.9 44.5 50.8 51.9
Miscellaneous durable goods 509 8.9 9.5 9.6 10.2 9.8 11.4 12.8 14.8 15.4 16.1 16.2 17.5 18.8 21.0
 
  Nondurable goods 51 51.2 55.8 61.8 64.8 69.4 73.0 76.8 79.9 84.4 89.9 89.5 95.7 99.1 105.7
Paper and paper products 511 3.4 3.5 4.1 4.5 4.9 5.2 5.6 6.2 6.8 7.9 8.1 9.1 9.5 10.0
Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries 512 4.1 4.8 5.4 5.9 6.5 7.7 9.0 10.0 10.4 10.1 11.4 13.0 14.9 17.9
Apparel, piece goods, and notions 513 7.4 7.7 8.1 9.6 9.8 9.5 10.7 11.2 11.8 11.2 11.5 12.8 12.8 11.5
Groceries and related products 514 12.1 12.5 12.9 14.1 14.7 15.6 16.0 15.6 16.0 16.3 16.2 16.9 17.1 19.5
Farm-product raw materials 515 6.2 7.2 9.3 8.2 8.8 9.1 9.0 10.2 10.8 12.9 10.3 10.9 10.9 10.9
Chemicals and allied products 516 2.3 2.5 2.9 2.6 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.6 4.0 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.0 4.9
Petroleum and petroleum products 517 3.7 3.4 3.6 3.8 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.0 4.8 4.8 5.3 4.7 4.0 4.0
Beer, wine, and distilled beverages 518 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.8 5.1 5.6 5.9 6.4
Miscellaneous nondurable goods 519 8.2 10.2 11.6 11.9 12.7 13.6 14.5 14.5 15.2 17.5 17.0 18.1 19.0 20.5
 
STOCK/SALES RATIO n n n
 
    Merchant wholesalers (X) 1.31 1.30 1.27 1.27 1.31 1.34 1.33 1.35 1.29 1.29 1.27 1.32 1.34 1.27
 
  Durable goods 50 1.74 1.74 1.66 1.71 1.75 1.78 1.68 1.63 1.55 1.56 1.58 1.60 1.65 1.55
Motor vehicles, parts, and supplies 501 1.44 1.60 1.57 1.67 1.67 1.79 1.68 1.71 1.55 1.58 1.55 1.70 1.52 1.44
Furniture and homefurnishings 502 1.75 1.79 1.66 1.75 1.72 1.82 1.63 1.76 1.53 1.61 1.50 1.45 1.51 1.50
Lumber and construction materials 503 1.13 1.10 1.08 1.22 1.30 1.18 1.10 0.99 0.98 1.07 1.05 1.12 1.00 1.01
Professional and commercial equipment 504 1.76 1.65 1.52 1.52 1.58 1.54 1.40 1.34 1.33 1.30 1.29 1.30 1.21 1.13
Metals and minerals, except petroleum 505 1.62 1.43 1.54 1.78 1.61 1.57 1.54 1.64 1.52 1.49 1.53 1.52 1.78 1.58
Electrical goods 506 1.70 1.76 1.57 1.55 1.71 1.73 1.74 1.48 1.43 1.49 1.57 1.40 1.49 1.39
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment 507 1.93 1.87 1.81 1.94 1.90 2.01 1.99 1.95 1.91 1.90 1.98 1.93 1.99 1.93
Machinery, equipment, and supplies 508 2.58 2.74 2.43 2.38 2.46 2.48 2.38 2.19 2.15 2.15 2.20 2.29 2.51 2.45
Miscellaneous durable goods 509 1.47 1.33 1.29 1.30 1.26 1.47 1.38 1.53 1.36 1.32 1.32 1.42 1.63 1.47
 
  Nondurable goods 51 0.88 0.87 0.88 0.85 0.90 0.94 0.98 1.04 0.99 0.98 0.93 0.99 0.99 0.95
Paper and paper products 511 1.09 0.93 1.03 1.05 1.17 1.17 1.19 1.22 1.10 1.18 1.19 1.28 1.21 1.19
Drugs, proprietaries, and sundries 512 1.54 1.61 1.49 1.44 1.48 1.44 1.53 1.69 1.60 1.36 1.38 1.37 1.33 1.36
Apparel, piece goods, and notions 513 2.16 1.88 1.76 1.72 1.77 1.81 1.83 2.10 2.02 1.87 1.67 1.74 1.81 1.40
Groceries and related products 514 0.66 0.64 0.60 0.63 0.66 0.67 0.68 0.67 0.62 0.61 0.62 0.61 0.59 0.62
Farm-product raw materials 515 0.79 0.82 0.89 0.90 1.03 1.07 1.01 1.18 1.20 1.26 0.92 1.07 1.19 1.36
Chemicals and allied products 516 1.13 0.98 1.07 0.92 0.95 0.98 0.98 1.10 1.00 0.99 1.03 1.03 1.13 1.06
Petroleum and petroleum products 517 0.39 0.34 0.36 0.29 0.33 0.39 0.39 0.42 0.44 0.43 0.39 0.42 0.42 0.30
Beer, wine, and distilled beverages 518 1.15 1.15 1.10 1.07 0.94 1.03 1.06 1.07 1.05 1.06 1.11 1.07 1.11 1.12
Miscellaneous nondurable goods 519 1.00 1.11 1.19 1.09 1.19 1.21 1.40 1.28 1.21 1.25 1.21 1.26 1.14 1.15


X Not applicable.
1 Based on 1987 Standard Industrial Classification code; see text, Section 13, Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Business Reports, Annual Benchmark Report for Wholesale Trade, January 1990 Through February 2000, (BW/99-A) and unpublished data.

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