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Latest Monthly Wholesale Trade Report

The May 2014 report was released on July 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Latest Monthly Wholesale Trade Report Excel [272kb]     PDF [176kb]

Monthly Wholesale Time Series Tables through May 2014:

  • January 1992 - present (Adjusted)    Excel [277kb]
  • January 1992 - present (Not Adjusted)    Excel [302kb]

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Latest Annual Wholesale Trade Report

The 2012 Annual Wholesale Trade Report summary of changes PDF [29KB] provides comparability with previous surveys.

We identified two errors in the annual detailed operating expense tables (tables 5.1 and 5.1A) that were originally released on February 28, 2014. Corrected tables were uploaded to our website on March 20, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM. Below is a summary of the errors that describes the industry levels and data items that were affected:

  • An error in calculating total operating expenses for NAICS 4234 (Professional and Comercial Equipment and Supplies) led to the Detailed Operating Expenses, of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs (table 5.1) estimate for NAICS 4234 total operating expenses (column C) being different from the correct total operating expense estimate found in Total Operating Expenses of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers (table 5). This error also resulted in incorrect level estimates (shown in the "Amount" columns) for all detailed operating expenses for NAICS 4234. Note that the 'Percent of total' estimates for each of the detailed operating expenses are still accurate. As a result of these errors, the aggregate estimates for NAICS 42 and 423 for total and all detailed operating expenses were also incorrect.
  • The coefficients of variation for total operating expenses released in Detailed Operating Expenses, of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs (table 5.1A ) were incorrect for all NAICS and did not match the correct values that were released in Total Operating Expenses of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers (table 5A).
Annual Wholesale Trade Survey - 2012:
  • Sales and Inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [40kb]
  • Sales and Inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [44kb]
  • Sales and Inventories of MSBOs1 Excel [41kb]
  • Purchases and Gross Margins of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [51kb]
  • Total Operating Expenses of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [59kb]
  • Detailed Operating Expenses, of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs Excel [55kb]
  • Sales, Commissions and Operating Expenses of AGBRs2 Excel [36kb]
  • Inventories Held Outside of the U.S. by U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [74kb]
  • Total and E-Commerce Sales of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers: 2012 and 2011 Excel [54kb] Historical Excel [48kb]
  • Total and E-Commerce Sales of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1: 2012 and 2011 Excel [52kb] Historical Excel [48kb]
  • Total and E-Commerce Sales of MSBOs1: 2012 and 2011 Excel [41kb] Historical Excel [47kb]
  • Sales and Taxes of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [44kb]
Measures of Sampling Variability - 2012:
  • Sampling Variability for Sales and Inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [43kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Sales and Inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [49kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Sales and Inventories of MSBOs1 Excel [43kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Purchases and Gross Margins of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [56kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Total Operating Expenses of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [60kb]
  • Sampling Variability of Detailed Operating Expenses of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [61kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Sales and Commissions for AGBRs2 Excel [36kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Inventories Held Outside of the U.S. by U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [79kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Total and E-Commerce Sales of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [40kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Total and E-Commerce Sales of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, except MSBOs1 Excel [58kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Total and E-Commerce Sales of MSBOs1 Excel [235kb]
  • Sampling Variability for Sales and Taxes of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers Excel [37kb]

1 Manufacturers' Sales Branches and Offices
2 Agents, Brokers, and Electronic Markets


Announcements

Now Available Online: Additional Historical Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey Releases and Time Series! The "Monthly Historic Releases" page now contains archived pdf releases from 1936 through 2001 and excel files of corresponding seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) based time series estimates from 1967 through 2001.

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Release Schedule

The Upcoming Release Dates are below:

  • Monthly (June 2014) releases August 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Click here to access the 2013/2014 Release Schedule. PDF [75 kb]
  • Annual (2012) was released on February 28, 2014.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Service Sector Statistics Division | Last Revised: May 23, 2014