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Business Inventories up 0.3% in January 2021
The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for January, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,568.5 billion, up 4.7 percent (±0.3 percent) from December 2020 and was up 7.1 percent (±0.4 percent) from January 2020.
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for January, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $1,982.4 billion, up 0.3 percent (±0.1 percent) from December 2020, but were down 1.8 percent (±0.3 percent) from January 2020.
The total business Inventories/Sales Ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of January was 1.26. The January 2020 ratio was 1.38.
Posted: March 16, 2021 Tuesday 10:00 AM