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MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1993 Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios

In millions of dollars

SIC Code Kind of Business                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 1993 Feb. 1993 Mar. 1993 Apr. 1993 May. 1993 Jun. 1993 Jul. 1993 Aug. 1993 Sep. 1993 Oct. 1993 Nov. 1993 Dec. 1993
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 246,462 251,638 259,555 260,680 258,915 256,639 254,713 254,853 263,688 280,195 287,858 264,835
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 180,917 183,476 189,199 190,688 189,655 188,192 191,418 193,907 201,957 214,713 218,221 192,658
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 122,493 125,783 129,561 129,827 129,784 128,816 124,196 122,083 125,204 133,041 138,724 135,792
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 17,037 17,754 18,438 18,471 18,706 18,366 18,074 17,805 17,764 18,190 18,215 18,167
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 65,545 68,162 70,356 69,992 69,260 68,447 63,295 60,946 61,731 65,482 69,637 72,177
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,438 16,932 17,495 17,623 17,676 18,047 18,310 18,712 19,777 21,141 22,171 20,364
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 123,969 125,855 129,994 130,853 129,131 127,823 130,517 132,770 138,484 147,154 149,134 129,043
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 45,764 47,204 50,071 50,822 50,041 48,781 49,843 51,332 54,951 60,083 61,457 48,441
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 35,931 37,206 39,400 39,783 39,441 38,343 39,173 40,383 43,131 46,932 48,056 38,017
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 25,830 25,519 25,847 25,929 25,683 25,696 25,442 25,215 25,697 26,697 27,115 26,641
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 20,188 21,239 21,988 22,160 21,744 21,492 22,868 23,522 24,326 25,393 25,402 20,491
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 254,462 256,685 260,100 260,616 260,656 261,499 261,355 260,786 262,434 264,231 267,160 268,932
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 189,850 190,609 192,660 193,100 193,478 193,930 194,942 194,641 196,042 196,750 198,275 199,202
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 123,835 125,634 127,568 127,777 127,933 128,748 128,230 127,685 128,857 130,740 132,920 135,056
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 17,564 17,719 17,797 17,761 17,866 17,971 18,074 18,021 18,182 18,505 18,701 18,845
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 64,612 66,076 67,440 67,516 67,178 67,569 66,413 66,145 66,392 67,481 68,885 69,730
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 17,903 17,748 17,962 18,075 18,204 18,663 19,053 19,094 19,276 19,254 19,708 20,243
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 130,627 131,051 132,532 132,839 132,723 132,751 133,125 133,101 133,577 133,491 134,240 133,876
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 49,929 50,294 51,422 51,670 51,775 51,450 51,476 51,754 51,872 51,948 52,451 52,119
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 39,183 39,497 40,410 40,348 40,745 40,532 40,510 40,750 40,805 40,669 40,968 40,922
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 25,750 25,821 25,997 26,136 25,924 25,959 25,870 25,871 25,985 25,993 25,966 26,030
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 22,582 22,404 22,483 22,452 22,463 22,576 22,777 22,617 22,756 22,572 22,600 22,419
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.67 1.74 1.58 1.53 1.47 1.46 1.43 1.44 1.54 1.59 1.59 1.21
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.55 1.63 1.50 1.46 1.40 1.41 1.41 1.42 1.53 1.56 1.52 1.06
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.32 2.40 2.10 1.99 1.93 1.85 1.80 1.79 1.90 2.02 2.09 1.75
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.58 2.67 2.24 1.93 1.75 1.74 1.80 1.79 1.82 1.84 1.95 1.94
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.10 2.15 1.84 1.75 1.72 1.63 1.51 1.51 1.58 1.67 1.84 1.90
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.22 2.33 2.15 2.22 2.16 2.13 2.10 2.15 2.30 2.39 2.24 1.58
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.30 1.36 1.27 1.25 1.19 1.21 1.20 1.22 1.31 1.33 1.30 0.91
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.86 2.90 2.64 2.53 2.34 2.39 2.44 2.38 2.69 2.68 2.32 1.23
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 3.04 3.10 2.78 2.63 2.45 2.51 2.56 2.45 2.79 2.75 2.36 1.24
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.84 0.89 0.83 0.82 0.79 0.80 0.76 0.79 0.82 0.83 0.86 0.75
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 3.05 3.29 2.82 2.52 2.48 2.59 2.70 2.53 2.77 2.80 2.51 1.38
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.51 1.53 1.55 1.53 1.51 1.52 1.50 1.49 1.50 1.49 1.49 1.49
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.43 1.44 1.46 1.45 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.44 1.43 1.43 1.44 1.44
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.98 2.05 2.10 2.03 1.99 1.99 1.95 1.92 1.95 1.94 1.93 1.92
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.00 2.00 2.05 2.01 1.95 1.98 1.99 1.95 1.96 1.93 1.92 1.85
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.78 1.85 1.91 1.82 1.77 1.79 1.71 1.69 1.71 1.69 1.68 1.66
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.11 2.12 2.14 2.12 2.11 2.14 2.16 2.16 2.16 2.14 2.16 2.21
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.23 1.22 1.24 1.24 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.22
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.33 2.35 2.41 2.40 2.37 2.36 2.33 2.34 2.32 2.31 2.32 2.31
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.42 2.46 2.53 2.49 2.48 2.46 2.42 2.43 2.40 2.37 2.38 2.38
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.81 0.81 0.82 0.82 0.81 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.80
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.48 2.55 2.60 2.55 2.51 2.53 2.54 2.54 2.51 2.50 2.48 2.50

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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