Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.6% in January

Washington, DC, March 6, 2020-January 2020 sales of merchant wholesalers were $504.6 billion, up 1.6% from the revised December level and were up 2.2% from the revised January 2019 level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 

The November 2019 to December 2019 percent change was revised from the preliminary estimate of down 0.7% to down 0.2%.

Total inventories of merchant wholesalers were $671.6 billion at the end of January, down 0.4% from the revised December level. Total inventories were up 0.4% from the revised January 2019 level. The December 2019 to January 2020 percent change was revised from the advance estimate of down 0.2% to down 0.4%.