Quikrete Industry Dashboard
In the latest month for which there is Commerce Department data for NAICS 44413 (hardware store) retailers, sales increased to $2.69 billion in May, up from $2.40 billion in April on an unadjusted basis. May hardware store sales were also up, but just slightly, compared to the same month last year.
Elsewhere on the Quikrete Industry Dashboard, single-family housing starts increased 3.5% to rate of 847,000. Total starts declined 1%.
In one month, the average price of a gallon of regular gas increased a full dime to $2.78.
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