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Wholesale sales increase in May

billions of dollars 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 May 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 May 2021 Current dollarsCurrent dollars Trend cycle (current dollars)Trend cycle (current dollars) Chained (2012) dollarsChained (2012) dollars Trend cycle (2012 chained dollars)Trend cycle (2012 chained dollars)
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The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
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Wholesale sales increase in May, billions of dollars
  Current dollars Trend cycle (current dollars) Chained (2012) dollars Trend cycle (2012 chained dollars)
May 2016 55.506 55.573 53.049 53.057
June 2016 56.212 55.764 53.526 53.207
July 2016 56.299 56.051 53.567 53.466
August 2016 56.373 56.382 53.765 53.751
September 2016 56.342 56.669 53.673 53.979
October 2016 56.917 57.001 54.351 54.270
November 2016 57.011 57.403 54.141 54.596
December 2016 58.314 57.874 55.475 54.951
January 2017 58.552 58.370 55.281 55.268
February 2017 58.491 58.852 55.391 55.535
March 2017 59.425 59.326 56.103 55.739
April 2017 59.727 59.719 55.771 55.844
May 2017 60.352 60.046 56.011 55.930
June 2017 60.393 60.317 55.908 56.022
July 2017 60.584 60.606 56.108 56.225
August 2017 60.828 60.891 56.301 56.479
September 2017 60.525 61.148 56.255 56.739
October 2017 61.547 61.452 57.427 57.036
November 2017 62.360 61.678 57.827 57.204
December 2017 62.207 61.861 57.694 57.291
January 2018 61.783 61.993 56.982 57.289
February 2018 61.516 62.104 56.567 57.261
March 2018 62.372 62.294 57.454 57.310
April 2018 62.073 62.426 57.096 57.323
May 2018 63.427 62.604 58.221 57.396
June 2018 62.733 62.720 57.182 57.399
July 2018 62.732 62.799 57.293 57.381
August 2018 62.750 62.820 57.340 57.294
September 2018 62.411 62.809 57.021 57.182
October 2018 63.241 62.813 57.453 57.101
November 2018 62.801 62.833 56.820 57.069
December 2018 63.054 62.929 57.047 57.166
January 2019 62.725 62.989 56.988 57.269
February 2019 62.769 63.178 57.386 57.530
March 2019 63.358 63.366 57.900 57.786
April 2019 64.266 63.563 58.566 58.023
May 2019 63.465 63.764 57.973 58.235
June 2019 63.630 63.820 58.097 58.290
July 2019 64.455 63.812 59.063 58.267
August 2019 63.417 63.713 57.742 58.150
September 2019 64.150 63.650 58.457 58.110
October 2019 63.363 63.971 57.811 58.427
November 2019 62.454 64.015 57.207 58.511
December 2019 63.759 63.376 58.226 57.953
January 2020 64.401 62.456 58.999 57.129
February 2020 65.088 61.040 59.662 55.844
March 2020 62.843 59.368 57.391 54.300
April 2020 49.032 58.201 44.870 53.204
May 2020 52.245 58.383 47.480 53.330
June 2020 62.348 59.836 57.070 54.636
July 2020 64.856 61.938 59.267 56.513
August 2020 65.481 63.969 59.826 58.315
September 2020 66.259 65.734 60.081 59.836
October 2020 66.844 67.127 60.715 60.984
November 2020 67.577 67.749 61.341 61.358
December 2020 67.150 68.314 60.852 61.517
January 2021 69.660 69.133 62.433 61.868
February 2021 69.018 69.886 61.505 62.170
March 2021 71.426 70.637 62.970 62.467
April 2021 71.856 71.197 62.975 62.643
May 2021 72.216 71.713 62.790 62.814
Note(s):
The higher variability associated with the trend-cycle estimates is indicated with a dotted line on the chart for the current reference month and the three previous months. For more information, see the note to readers.
Source(s):
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