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Baltimore-Towson area has 24th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas

The number of vacant homes in the Baltimore-Towson area was nearly 23,600 in the third quarter of 2018, a 1,091-unit decrease over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Maryland ranked No. 40 in 2019 business climate index

Maryland finished at No. 40 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Furniture and home furnishings wholesalers report 11.2 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by furniture and home furnishings wholesalers in January 2019 were $7.9 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers report 12.9 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by machinery, equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $40.2 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers report 13.7 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by metals and non-petroleum minerals wholesalers in January 2019 were $16.4 billion, an increase of 13.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lumber and other construction materials wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by lumber and other construction materials wholesalers in January 2019 were $12.1 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Chemicals and allied products wholesalers report 0.6 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by chemicals and allied products wholesalers in January 2019 were $11.1 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Farm product raw materials wholesalers report 2.7 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by farm product raw materials wholesalers in January 2019 were $15.5 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by grugs and druggists' sundries wholesalers in January 2019 were $59.5 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by apparel, piece goods and notions wholesalers in January 2019 were $13.3 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Paper and paper products wholesalers report 1.3 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by paper and paper products wholesalers in January 2019 were $8.2 billion, an increase of 1.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers report 1.1 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by hardware and plumbing and heading equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $12.3 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers report 4.6 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers in January 2019 were $54.9 billion, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers report 0.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by professional and commercial equipment and supplies wholesalers in January 2019 were $42.6 billion, an increase of 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Grocery and related products wholesalers report 2.4 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by grocery and related products wholesalers in January 2019 were $54.8 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers report 1 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by miscellaneous durable goods wholesalers in January 2019 were $19.8 billion, an increase of 1 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers report 11 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverages wholesalers in January 2019 were $13.7 billion, an increase of 11 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers report 1.8 percent increase in year-over-year January sales

Sales by miscellaneous nondurable goods wholesalers in January 2019 were $21.2 billion, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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