Domestic wholesale trade (seasonally adjusted) increased 0.4% in 3Q2014 over 2Q2014. Excluding petroleum, domestic wholesale trade contracted by 2.1%. Foreign wholesale trade (seasonally adjusted) decreased 1.8% in 3Q2014 over 2Q2014. Excluding petroleum, foreign wholesale trade declined 1.7%.
Retail sales, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, decreased 0.4% in Sep 2014 compared to Aug 2014. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales declined 0.9%. Seasonally-adjusted sales of food & beverage services in Sep 2014 remained at a similar level compared to Aug 2014.