Census Bureau 

MONTHLY RETAIL TRADE SURVEY

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1995 Retail Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios

In millions of dollars

SIC Code Kind of Business                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, NOT ADJUSTED                        
    Jan. 1995 Feb. 1995 Mar. 1995 Apr. 1995 May. 1995 Jun. 1995 Jul. 1995 Aug. 1995 Sep. 1995 Oct. 1995 Nov. 1995 Dec. 1995
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 289,053 294,190 301,504 304,803 304,085 300,834 295,609 299,874 308,930 328,960 336,971 304,896
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 205,212 207,633 211,904 214,238 214,096 212,927 214,913 221,307 229,667 244,463 247,897 214,579
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 154,515 157,618 162,070 164,885 164,553 162,070 154,843 155,275 158,498 167,997 174,425 165,583
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 20,724 21,068 22,060 22,562 22,577 22,037 21,789 21,864 22,051 22,439 22,156 21,762
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 83,841 86,557 89,600 90,565 89,989 87,907 80,696 78,567 79,263 84,497 89,074 90,317
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 22,221 21,936 22,356 22,574 22,544 22,794 22,526 23,707 25,044 26,849 28,097 24,259
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 134,538 136,572 139,434 139,918 139,532 138,764 140,766 144,599 150,432 160,963 162,546 139,313
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 51,378 53,262 54,638 54,923 54,865 54,408 55,234 56,993 60,876 66,898 68,527 53,975
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 40,579 42,242 43,008 43,309 43,402 42,986 43,755 45,228 48,416 53,276 54,681 43,032
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 26,968 26,560 26,718 26,596 26,477 26,575 26,628 26,613 27,078 28,075 28,578 28,192
56 APPAREL & ACCESSORY STORES 20,865 22,053 23,143 23,393 22,977 22,347 23,275 24,222 24,883 26,480 26,320 20,730
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL INVENTORIES, TOTAL 297,870 299,103 301,735 303,626 305,718 306,372 304,971 308,174 308,049 310,623 312,949 309,718
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 215,619 215,899 216,292 217,297 218,542 219,549 219,113 222,328 222,644 223,482 224,529 222,304
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 156,091 156,845 159,297 161,063 162,219 162,237 161,209 163,075 163,254 164,807 166,954 164,999
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 21,409 21,089 21,335 21,632 21,625 21,605 21,789 22,197 22,524 22,712 22,701 22,598
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 82,251 83,204 85,443 86,329 87,176 86,823 85,858 85,846 85,405 87,141 88,420 87,414
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 22,932 23,018 23,143 23,200 23,313 23,694 23,489 24,142 24,362 24,188 24,690 24,332
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 141,779 142,258 142,438 142,563 143,499 144,135 143,762 145,099 144,795 145,816 145,995 144,719
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 56,038 56,718 56,423 56,211 56,694 57,279 57,188 57,523 57,353 57,879 58,233 58,087
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 44,300 44,843 44,384 44,238 44,791 45,344 45,342 45,639 45,675 46,166 46,419 46,371
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 26,817 26,860 26,833 26,820 26,886 26,946 27,132 27,283 27,311 27,294 27,271 27,499
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 23,339 23,361 23,591 23,773 23,810 23,474 23,205 23,426 23,277 23,372 23,333 22,730
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS NOT ADJUSTED                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.72 1.78 1.56 1.62 1.50 1.47 1.51 1.46 1.59 1.68 1.65 1.27
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.59 1.66 1.48 1.51 1.41 1.41 1.46 1.44 1.56 1.64 1.55 1.08
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.36 2.41 2.04 2.17 1.95 1.87 1.93 1.82 2.00 2.13 2.21 1.88
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 2.49 2.61 2.12 2.03 1.75 1.77 1.89 1.83 1.93 1.93 2.06 2.15
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 2.13 2.15 1.79 1.95 1.75 1.65 1.66 1.52 1.67 1.80 2.00 2.13
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.31 2.45 2.23 2.43 2.25 2.23 2.23 2.18 2.36 2.51 2.29 1.55
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.31 1.37 1.22 1.24 1.18 1.18 1.21 1.20 1.31 1.38 1.29 0.91
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.81 2.90 2.46 2.42 2.30 2.27 2.38 2.32 2.63 2.78 2.28 1.25
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.95 3.00 2.49 2.46 2.37 2.33 2.44 2.36 2.68 2.84 2.30 1.26
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.84 0.88 0.80 0.81 0.77 0.78 0.77 0.78 0.82 0.85 0.85 0.76
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 3.19 3.30 2.68 2.63 2.56 2.52 2.74 2.47 2.67 2.94 2.44 1.34
  INVENTORIES/SALES, RATIOS ADJUSTED 1/                        
  RETAIL TRADE, TOTAL 1.53 1.56 1.57 1.57 1.56 1.55 1.54 1.55 1.55 1.56 1.56 1.53
  TOTAL (EXCL. AUTOMOTIVE GROUP) 1.45 1.47 1.47 1.47 1.46 1.47 1.46 1.48 1.47 1.48 1.48 1.45
  DURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 2.02 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.08 2.04 2.02 2.03 2.03 2.05 2.05 2.01
52 BUILDING MATERIALS GROUP STORES 1.94 1.95 1.95 2.03 2.02 2.03 2.03 2.05 2.06 2.05 2.02 1.98
55 EX 554 AUTOMOTIVE GROUP 1.80 1.87 1.89 1.88 1.88 1.82 1.80 1.78 1.78 1.82 1.83 1.79
57 FURNITURE GROUP STORES 2.18 2.22 2.24 2.26 2.21 2.23 2.21 2.23 2.23 2.20 2.22 2.20
  NONDURABLE GOODS, TOTAL 1.21 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.23 1.22 1.23 1.23 1.20
53 GENERAL MERCHANDISE GROUP STORES 2.26 2.38 2.32 2.31 2.30 2.30 2.28 2.31 2.27 2.32 2.32 2.30
531 DEPT. STORES (EXCL. LEASED DEPTS.) 2.32 2.42 2.35 2.36 2.34 2.34 2.32 2.35 2.32 2.37 2.37 2.36
54 FOOD GROUP STORES 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81
56 APPAREL AND ACCESSORY STORES 2.49 2.59 2.56 2.61 2.56 2.54 2.52 2.56 2.45 2.52 2.47 2.40

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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