Census Bureau 

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1994 Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios

In millions of dollars

SIC Code Kind of Business                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 1994 Feb. 1994 Mar. 1994 Apr. 1994 May. 1994 Jun. 1994 Jul. 1994 Aug. 1994 Sep. 1994 Oct. 1994 Nov. 1994 Dec. 1994
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 260,358 264,870 270,473 272,721 275,389 276,324 272,441 278,530 289,985 307,156 314,283 289,205
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 189,681 192,688 197,130 199,259 200,700 201,624 203,377 208,202 217,135 231,703 234,779 206,514
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 134,292 136,725 138,992 140,445 142,653 143,174 137,974 140,726 145,283 152,782 158,283 153,704
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 18,608 19,452 20,245 20,611 21,018 20,649 20,371 20,429 20,118 20,494 20,593 20,438
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 70,677 72,182 73,343 73,462 74,689 74,700 69,064 70,328 72,850 75,453 79,504 82,691
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 19,899 19,551 19,436 20,089 20,381 20,583 20,416 21,297 22,794 25,201 26,043 23,007
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 126,066 128,145 131,481 132,276 132,736 133,150 134,467 137,804 144,702 154,374 156,000 135,501
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 46,712 48,376 50,215 51,059 51,700 51,668 51,644 53,347 57,585 62,892 64,239 51,191
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 36,730 38,199 39,505 40,327 40,823 40,740 40,880 42,242 45,634 49,703 50,758 40,456
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 26,246 25,803 26,230 25,944 25,860 26,134 26,085 25,892 26,460 27,445 27,947 27,425
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 19,867 20,913 21,702 22,058 21,765 21,637 22,712 23,627 24,637 26,254 26,246 21,288
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 268,507 269,904 271,005 272,410 277,195 281,536 280,290 285,729 289,187 289,882 291,734 293,605
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 199,031 200,258 200,938 201,986 204,830 207,877 207,250 209,130 210,616 212,026 212,950 213,638
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 135,777 136,422 136,856 137,854 140,677 143,204 143,050 147,494 149,783 149,967 151,468 152,996
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 19,203 19,433 19,560 19,799 20,094 20,224 20,371 20,719 20,571 20,785 21,121 21,201
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 69,476 69,646 70,067 70,424 72,365 73,659 73,040 76,599 78,571 77,856 78,784 79,967
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 20,472 20,515 20,037 20,646 21,055 21,352 21,289 21,732 22,173 22,827 22,966 22,961
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 132,730 133,482 134,149 134,556 136,518 138,332 137,240 138,235 139,404 139,915 140,266 140,609
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 50,929 51,584 51,707 52,096 53,436 54,451 53,404 53,821 54,303 54,391 54,674 55,054
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 40,055 40,594 40,643 41,066 42,129 43,020 42,319 42,626 43,092 43,070 43,162 43,548
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 26,119 26,113 26,354 26,148 26,208 26,451 26,550 26,566 26,717 26,701 26,714 26,750
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 22,223 22,107 22,145 22,371 22,531 22,752 22,644 22,784 23,047 23,234 23,309 23,291
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.67 1.69 1.46 1.49 1.46 1.45 1.46 1.43 1.55 1.61 1.61 1.23
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.58 1.62 1.43 1.46 1.41 1.41 1.43 1.41 1.53 1.59 1.53 1.07
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.31 2.25 1.87 1.89 1.87 1.81 1.86 1.79 1.92 2.03 2.12 1.81
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.55 2.71 2.09 1.88 1.72 1.73 1.83 1.74 1.76 1.84 1.96 2.05
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.00 1.90 1.55 1.59 1.63 1.56 1.56 1.50 1.62 1.69 1.88 2.01
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.44 2.43 2.11 2.27 2.24 2.16 2.15 2.11 2.31 2.48 2.27 1.53
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.29 1.33 1.19 1.22 1.19 1.19 1.20 1.19 1.30 1.34 1.29 0.91
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.76 2.76 2.34 2.41 2.33 2.31 2.40 2.30 2.65 2.65 2.27 1.22
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.89 2.89 2.40 2.49 2.41 2.38 2.48 2.35 2.72 2.71 2.29 1.22
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.84 0.88 0.80 0.81 0.78 0.78 0.77 0.77 0.81 0.84 0.85 0.75
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 3.14 3.13 2.46 2.55 2.53 2.52 2.68 2.42 2.77 2.81 2.49 1.36
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.50 1.48 1.47 1.47 1.51 1.51 1.50 1.51 1.52 1.50 1.51 1.52
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.44 1.44 1.42 1.43 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.44 1.45 1.44 1.45 1.45
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.96 1.93 1.90 1.89 1.95 1.96 1.96 1.97 1.98 1.94 1.96 1.98
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 1.96 2.03 1.93 1.92 1.95 1.97 1.97 1.93 1.91 1.92 1.93 1.94
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.67 1.64 1.62 1.61 1.70 1.71 1.70 1.74 1.76 1.69 1.71 1.75
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.30 2.20 2.11 2.16 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.17 2.20 2.19 2.19
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.21 1.20 1.19 1.20 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.21
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.24 2.25 2.23 2.24 2.32 2.33 2.29 2.27 2.29 2.26 2.27 2.28
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.31 2.32 2.28 2.31 2.38 2.39 2.35 2.33 2.35 2.32 2.32 2.33
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.81 0.80 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.80 0.80
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.51 2.44 2.41 2.45 2.50 2.51 2.48 2.46 2.53 2.48 2.48 2.49

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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