Census Bureau 

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1992 Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios

In millions of dollars

SIC Code Kind of Business                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 1992 Feb. 1992 Mar. 1992 Apr. 1992 May. 1992 Jun. 1992 Jul. 1992 Aug. 1992 Sep. 1992 Oct. 1992 Nov. 1992 Dec. 1992
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 233,647 236,751 241,971 246,082 243,613 242,094 243,573 242,504 248,930 262,811 268,234 248,198
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 173,209 174,989 179,172 181,981 179,897 179,107 182,939 184,276 190,952 202,408 204,696 181,697
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 115,474 117,031 119,905 122,324 122,054 120,925 118,755 116,394 117,293 122,812 126,621 124,046
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 16,165 17,019 17,617 18,166 18,119 17,622 17,456 17,182 17,062 17,211 16,882 16,596
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 60,438 61,762 62,799 64,101 63,716 62,987 60,634 58,228 57,978 60,403 63,538 66,501
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,026 16,586 17,275 17,305 17,290 17,090 17,027 17,147 17,762 18,971 19,611 18,077
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 118,173 119,720 122,066 123,758 121,559 121,169 124,818 126,110 131,637 139,999 141,613 124,152
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 42,159 42,684 44,670 45,935 44,450 44,271 46,073 46,925 50,662 55,450 56,201 44,938
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 33,343 33,848 35,506 36,379 35,220 34,884 36,275 36,986 39,611 43,330 43,942 35,104
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 25,460 25,149 25,124 25,323 25,398 25,288 25,194 24,748 25,250 26,399 26,855 26,275
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 18,189 19,538 20,078 20,512 20,163 19,848 21,374 22,344 22,790 24,074 24,462 20,336
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 241,082 241,549 242,458 246,210 245,231 246,433 249,286 247,961 247,915 248,243 249,267 251,997
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 181,452 181,553 182,111 184,000 183,243 184,238 186,127 184,871 185,686 186,128 186,633 187,863
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 116,783 117,093 118,284 120,820 120,474 120,779 122,065 121,626 120,655 120,801 121,392 123,169
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 16,665 16,968 16,988 17,484 17,289 17,192 17,456 17,391 17,446 17,562 17,386 17,234
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 59,630 59,996 60,347 62,210 61,988 62,195 63,159 63,090 62,229 62,115 62,634 64,134
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,445 17,349 17,664 17,694 17,752 17,619 17,645 17,497 17,363 17,389 17,588 17,951
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 124,299 124,456 124,174 125,390 124,757 125,654 127,221 126,335 127,260 127,442 127,875 128,828
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 46,028 45,416 45,669 46,537 46,009 46,715 47,542 47,279 47,926 48,016 48,102 48,425
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 36,361 35,894 36,231 36,746 36,384 36,875 37,513 37,360 37,617 37,613 37,525 37,828
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 25,408 25,472 25,272 25,525 25,561 25,478 25,593 25,370 25,548 25,731 25,735 25,738
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 20,346 20,566 20,551 20,761 20,787 20,805 21,268 21,443 21,319 21,495 21,841 22,249
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.65 1.66 1.57 1.56 1.48 1.48 1.48 1.47 1.56 1.56 1.61 1.22
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.54 1.56 1.50 1.48 1.39 1.42 1.43 1.41 1.53 1.53 1.52 1.06
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.36 2.31 2.13 2.09 2.02 1.93 1.92 1.96 1.98 2.02 2.24 1.82
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.57 2.63 2.28 2.05 1.85 1.82 1.88 1.95 1.91 1.90 2.16 2.04
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.09 2.03 1.84 1.82 1.79 1.68 1.64 1.69 1.66 1.69 2.02 2.08
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.34 2.31 2.29 2.35 2.28 2.19 2.13 2.16 2.28 2.33 2.25 1.55
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.28 1.31 1.25 1.24 1.16 1.20 1.21 1.19 1.31 1.30 1.29 0.92
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.83 2.69 2.51 2.46 2.23 2.37 2.50 2.30 2.72 2.66 2.25 1.21
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 3.08 2.86 2.62 2.57 2.34 2.48 2.63 2.38 2.82 2.75 2.30 1.22
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.84 0.86 0.83 0.82 0.79 0.81 0.77 0.77 0.82 0.83 0.87 0.77
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 3.00 3.03 2.68 2.45 2.42 2.47 2.66 2.39 2.69 2.66 2.51 1.38
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.52 1.51 1.52 1.55 1.53 1.53 1.55 1.53 1.51 1.50 1.50 1.50
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.44 1.43 1.44 1.46 1.44 1.45 1.46 1.44 1.43 1.43 1.42 1.42
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.09 2.04 2.08 2.12 2.10 2.08 2.09 2.08 2.03 2.00 2.01 2.01
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.06 2.01 2.04 2.13 2.07 2.07 2.09 2.09 2.05 2.05 2.07 1.96
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.85 1.80 1.85 1.89 1.87 1.85 1.87 1.87 1.80 1.76 1.77 1.80
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.24 2.20 2.24 2.25 2.25 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.13
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.23 1.22 1.22 1.24 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.21
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.29 2.24 2.27 2.32 2.29 2.32 2.36 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.29 2.29
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.43 2.33 2.37 2.42 2.38 2.41 2.46 2.41 2.39 2.38 2.36 2.36
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.82 0.82 0.81 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.47 2.45 2.46 2.46 2.47 2.40 2.47 2.44 2.40 2.43 2.47 2.47

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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