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Monthly Wholesale Trade

The Monthly Wholesale Trade report provides national estimates of monthly sales, inventories, and inventories-to-sales ratios by kind of business for wholesale firms located in the United States (excluding manufacturers’ sales branches and offices). Data from this survey provide business leaders and policymakers with an up-to-date picture of the nation’s economic condition, and are a key element in estimating the quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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Intention to Revise - Monthly Wholesale sales, inventories, and inventories/sales ratios will be revised based on the results of the 2021 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey. Revised not adjusted and corresponding adjusted estimates are tentatively scheduled to be released on our website on March 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Special Notice - The Census Bureau is releasing Monthly Real Dollar Estimates of Wholesale Sales as an experimental data product. These experimental tables will be released at the same time as the Monthly Wholesale Trade report each month. Those tables can be found at census.gov/wholesale/realsales.

Statement Regarding COVID-19 Impact - The Census Bureau continues to monitor response and data quality and has determined that estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information, see COVID-19 FAQs.

API - The URL for the economic indicators data in the Census Bureau API (Application Programming Interface) has been updated to add /timeseries/. Examples can be found on the Developers’ webpage.

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