WHOLESALE SALES IN COLORADO UP 56 PERCENT SINCE 1987, LED BY COMPUTERS AND COMPUTER PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE WHOLESALERS, CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS


Release: CB94-EC.09, August 9,1994

Colorado's 7,554 wholesalers had sales totaling $46.9 billion in 1992, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau reported today. Wholesalers are businesses that sell primarily to other businesses and institutions.

The 1992 sales total is an increase of 56 percent since 1987 for Colorado's wholesalers. Nationwide, wholesale sales rose an estimated 22 percent over the five-year period.

Computers and computer peripheral equipment and software wholesalers had the greatest increase in dollar value of sales among Colorado's wholesalers, up $3.7 billion since 1987. Men's and boys' clothing and furnishings wholesalers had the greatest percent increase, up 319 percent.

OTHER KEY FINDINGS IN THE 1992 CENSUS OF WHOLESALE TRADE:

The state and county data presented in this release are from the 1992 Census of Wholesale Trade. The full report also shows data for metropolitan areas, cities. Data are in current dollars and are not adjusted for inflation.

Copies of the report, 1992 Census of Wholesale Trade, Geographic Area Series, Colorado, WC92-A-06, will be available for sale within a few weeks from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P. O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. (Price $4.25, Stock number 803-033-00059-5). Reports for other states and a United States Summary are being published through the end of 1994. Data from the reports also will be available on CD-ROM. Order forms may be obtained from the Data User Services Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233 on 301-763-4100.

For more information contact: John Trimble (301) 763-5281, (800) 541-8345


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