Unadjusted and Adjusted Estimates of End-of-Month Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios by Kinds of Business:  2000

 

 

[Inventory estimates are shown in millions of dollars.  Estimates are based on data from the  Monthly Retail Trade Survey, Annual Retail Trade Survey, and administrative records and have been adjusted using results of the most recent economic census]

  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 2000 Feb. 2000 Mar. 2000 Apr. 2000 May. 2000 Jun. 2000 Jul. 2000 Aug. 2000 Sep. 2000 Oct. 2000 Nov. 2000 Dec. 2000
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 364296 369233 377701 380764 381221 381703 372738 379775 391214 416056 425918 393550
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 251651 255571 261742 262679 263208 262127 263769 269559 279227 297656 302230 266949
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 201842 203974 209735 213755 213708 215180 204463 207200 210331 223295 230823 222685
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 28426 29880 31194 32443 32239 31568 30946 30911 30869 30805 30596 29834
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 112645 113662 115959 118085 118013 119576 108969 110216 111987 118400 123688 126601
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 24929 24834 25845 26067 25725 26113 26126 26448 26790 29565 31448 26786
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 162454 165259 167966 167009 167513 166523 168275 172575 180883 192761 195095 170865
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 58429 60073 61239 61282 61138 60191 60446 62444 67196 74298 75936 59679
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 47283 48858 49828 49799 49725 48545 48652 50347 54207 60588 62262 48147
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 31993 31483 31761 31561 31494 31017 30704 30635 31379 32641 33008 32507
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 22833 24262 25346 25402 25412 25282 26737 27709 28930 30679 30579 25216
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 373833 375292 375653 376933 382612 386931 386496 391797 392452 395819 397672 398552
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 263119 265021 265793 265509 268439 269446 269202 271301 271919 274016 275106 275858
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 204388 204444 204946 206841 210216 214153 214124 218203 217872 219794 221444 221638
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 29549 29970 30081 30723 30762 30888 31039 31350 31467 31370 31510 31175
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 110714 110271 109860 111424 114173 117485 117294 120496 120533 121803 122566 122694
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 26076 26252 26617 26464 26741 27004 26823 26851 26525 26902 27394 27084
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 169445 170848 170707 170092 172396 172778 172372 173594 174580 176025 176228 176914
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 63140 63397 63073 62705 63332 63539 63072 63361 63588 64334 64230 64151
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 51283 51592 51211 50867 51369 51370 50838 51166 51528 52412 52277 51883
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 31724 31752 31889 32001 32059 31612 31451 31522 31650 31629 31440 31733
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 25398 25620 25758 25841 26252 26363 26551 26824 27012 27222 27303 27589
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.58 1.51 1.38 1.46 1.37 1.38 1.39 1.36 1.48 1.56 1.56 1.24
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.47 1.43 1.32 1.35 1.28 1.29 1.32 1.3 1.41 1.48 1.42 1.03
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.13 1.93 1.77 1.97 1.77 1.81 1.83 1.76 1.92 2.08 2.2 1.91
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.5 2.47 1.99 1.99 1.68 1.78 1.9 1.88 2.02 1.95 2.12 2.21
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.93 1.7 1.55 1.79 1.61 1.63 1.6 1.52 1.68 1.83 2.07 2.2
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 1.88 1.85 1.81 1.97 1.85 1.92 1.91 1.8 1.92 2.16 2.02 1.36
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.2 1.19 1.08 1.1 1.06 1.06 1.08 1.07 1.17 1.22 1.16 0.85
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.29 2.2 1.96 1.95 1.84 1.85 1.92 1.86 2.15 2.28 1.89 1.08
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.39 2.32 2.07 2.02 1.93 1.95 2.01 1.94 2.25 2.41 1.97 1.09
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.86 0.86 0.8 0.79 0.77 0.76 0.74 0.74 0.78 0.82 0.81 0.72
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.8 2.65 2.24 2.2 2.19 2.27 2.47 2.16 2.47 2.62 2.26 1.32
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.42 1.41 1.4 1.41 1.43 1.44 1.43 1.45 1.44 1.45 1.47 1.47
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.34 1.33 1.32 1.32 1.33 1.33 1.32 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.34 1.35
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.84 1.81 1.82 1.86 1.9 1.93 1.92 1.96 1.94 1.97 2.01 2.01
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 1.93 1.97 1.86 1.99 1.98 2.02 2.03 2.05 2.09 2.05 2.07 2.03
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.65 1.62 1.63 1.68 1.73 1.77 1.74 1.8 1.78 1.81 1.85 1.85
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 1.83 1.82 1.84 1.81 1.84 1.88 1.86 1.85 1.83 1.85 1.91 1.93
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.12 1.11 1.09 1.09 1.1 1.1 1.08 1.09 1.09 1.09 1.1 1.1
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 1.91 1.91 1.89 1.88 1.89 1.89 1.85 1.85 1.85 1.87 1.88 1.89
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 1.97 1.99 1.97 1.96 1.96 1.97 1.92 1.92 1.93 1.97 1.97 1.96
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.82 0.81 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.77 0.77
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.24 2.2 2.18 2.2 2.22 2.26 2.27 2.25 2.24 2.24 2.27 2.27

Source: Monthly Retail Surveys Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Last Revised:October 16, 2003