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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wholesale Shipments: Booze and Cigarettes

Census details:

Shipments of manufactured durable goods in January, down six consecutive months, decreased $7.5 billion or 4.0 percent to $182.4 billion, revised from the previously published 3.7 percent decrease. This also was the longest streak of consecutive monthly decreases since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 1.5 percent December decrease.

Shipments of manufactured nondurable goods, up following five consecutive monthly decreases, increased $1.0 billion or 0.5 percent to $187.0 billion. This followed a 5.1 percent December decrease. This increase was due to petroleum and coal products, which increased $2.7 billion or 9.4 percent to $32.0 billion.

Source: Census