Census Bureau 

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1990 Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios

In millions of dollars

SIC Code Kind of Business                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 1990 Feb. 1990 Mar. 1990 Apr. 1990 May. 1990 Jun. 1990 Jul. 1990 Aug. 1990 Sep. 1990 Oct. 1990 Nov. 1990 Dec. 1990
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 228,052 230,622 235,756 236,364 236,871 235,117 235,414 237,584 242,303 255,422 258,940 236,152
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 165,723 168,028 172,628 174,567 174,389 172,525 174,194 177,061 181,830 191,559 193,182 170,635
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 117,493 118,567 120,681 120,088 121,372 121,174 119,142 118,876 120,185 125,622 127,923 122,141
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 16,600 17,082 17,855 18,093 18,243 17,999 17,228 17,009 16,867 16,532 16,419 16,368
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 62,329 62,594 63,128 61,797 62,482 62,592 61,220 60,523 60,473 63,863 65,758 65,517
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,149 17,090 17,402 17,443 17,508 17,385 17,317 17,685 18,341 19,281 19,303 17,477
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 110,559 112,055 115,075 116,276 115,499 113,943 116,272 118,708 122,118 129,800 131,017 114,011
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 39,376 40,777 42,273 42,486 41,241 40,295 41,400 42,540 44,877 49,105 49,684 38,969
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 30,947 32,178 33,352 33,633 32,497 31,650 32,485 33,195 34,839 38,476 39,316 30,716
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 23,586 23,331 23,603 23,714 24,146 24,203 24,133 24,192 24,443 25,272 25,742 25,402
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 17,541 18,371 19,205 19,680 19,544 19,196 20,369 21,122 21,224 22,313 22,023 17,957
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 235,284 234,847 235,920 236,282 238,179 238,444 239,934 242,922 241,927 242,707 242,100 239,688
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 173,959 174,155 175,096 175,982 177,184 176,789 176,917 177,207 177,030 177,189 177,387 176,581
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 118,552 118,470 119,126 118,911 119,910 120,711 121,611 124,276 123,679 123,936 123,026 121,212
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 17,149 17,065 17,185 17,431 17,457 17,475 17,194 17,163 17,194 16,973 16,979 17,015
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 61,325 60,692 60,824 60,300 60,995 61,655 63,017 65,715 64,897 65,518 64,713 63,107
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,607 17,765 17,721 17,745 17,847 17,813 17,834 17,973 17,981 17,836 17,661 17,460
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 116,732 116,377 116,794 117,371 118,269 117,733 118,323 118,646 118,248 118,771 119,074 118,476
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 43,152 43,186 42,976 42,660 42,693 42,448 42,608 42,735 42,569 42,687 42,793 42,232
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 33,859 33,979 33,826 33,599 33,537 33,386 33,594 33,564 33,275 33,516 33,690 33,242
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 23,635 23,655 23,733 23,913 24,241 24,294 24,446 24,713 24,707 24,600 24,696 25,038
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 19,643 19,297 19,637 19,939 20,045 20,038 20,288 20,212 19,854 20,030 19,787 19,690
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.68 1.77 1.55 1.59 1.50 1.49 1.54 1.47 1.62 1.65 1.63 1.29
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.58 1.65 1.47 1.51 1.42 1.41 1.46 1.40 1.54 1.56 1.49 1.09
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.31 2.45 2.12 2.15 2.01 2.02 2.08 2.01 2.24 2.28 2.40 2.12
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.66 2.81 2.35 2.21 1.95 1.94 1.96 1.93 2.13 2.00 2.17 2.49
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.02 2.18 1.83 1.84 1.74 1.76 1.79 1.73 1.93 2.00 2.25 2.46
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.37 2.53 2.29 2.43 2.29 2.30 2.36 2.33 2.53 2.54 2.40 1.79
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.30 1.37 1.21 1.25 1.18 1.16 1.21 1.16 1.27 1.30 1.24 0.91
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 3.13 3.14 2.56 2.61 2.37 2.34 2.62 2.37 2.76 2.82 2.24 1.19
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 3.27 3.26 2.58 2.65 2.44 2.39 2.68 2.38 2.78 2.88 2.31 1.21
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.83 0.86 0.76 0.80 0.77 0.76 0.77 0.75 0.80 0.83 0.83 0.76
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 3.00 3.21 2.50 2.54 2.48 2.47 2.82 2.44 2.76 2.85 2.47 1.40
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.53 1.54 1.54 1.55 1.57 1.56 1.56 1.57 1.56 1.56 1.56 1.56
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.46 1.45 1.45 1.47 1.48 1.46 1.46 1.45 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.44
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.02 2.08 2.12 2.12 2.16 2.18 2.18 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.24 2.25
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.15 2.10 2.13 2.23 2.25 2.16 2.15 2.16 2.20 2.18 2.15 2.27
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.76 1.86 1.89 1.86 1.90 1.92 1.95 2.04 2.04 2.03 2.04 2.02
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.24 2.28 2.29 2.29 2.30 2.34 2.35 2.38 2.37 2.33 2.35 2.36
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.22 1.21 1.20 1.22 1.23 1.20 1.21 1.20 1.18 1.19 1.19 1.18
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.42 2.41 2.36 2.42 2.40 2.35 2.36 2.38 2.36 2.36 2.37 2.32
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.47 2.46 2.39 2.48 2.45 2.39 2.42 2.42 2.41 2.42 2.44 2.39
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.79 0.78 0.77 0.79 0.80 0.79 0.80 0.80 0.79 0.79 0.79 0.80
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.46 2.44 2.44 2.52 2.50 2.46 2.50 2.52 2.49 2.51 2.53 2.48

1/ = Inventory data adjusted for seasonal variations; sales adjusted for seasonal variations, holiday, and trading day differences, but not for price changes.

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Source:
Monthly Retail Surveys Branch, U.S. Census Bureau | Last Revised: May 18, 2000


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