Unadjusted and Adjusted Estimates of End-of-Month Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios by Kinds of Business:  2001

 

 

[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. 2001 Feb. 2001(p)
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 391086 391203
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 265102 267064
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 220961 218933
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 30358 31242
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 125984 124139
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 26055 25170
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 170125 172270
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 59495 61122
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 47732 49059
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 32093 31971
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 24871 26389
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/    
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 399239 397498
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 276792 276860
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 221920 219584
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 31524 31336
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 122447 120638
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 27141 26691
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 177319 177914
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 64215 64395
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 51714 51750
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 31861 32243
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 27696 27836
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED    
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.6 1.6
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.44 1.48
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.24 2.16
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.55 2.62
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.07 1.95
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 1.92 1.95
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.16 1.21
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.22 2.22
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.34 2.33
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.81 0.85
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.83 2.77
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/    
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.45 1.45
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.33 1.34
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.98 1.95
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.04 1.99
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.82 1.79
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 1.88 1.85
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.09 1.1
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 1.85 1.88
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 1.93 1.95
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.77 0.78
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.25 2.25

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