Unadjusted hardware store sales slip in February

The Census Bureau's Monthly Retail Trade Report  showed sales for hardware stores -- NAICS code 44413 -- were $1.212 billion on an unadjusted basis in February, the most recent month of available data in this business classification. The February figure is down 6.6% from January's unadjusted sales of $1.298 billion.

In February 2010, unadjusted hardware store sales as calculated by the Census Bureau were $1.235 billion.