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Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio (WHLSLRIRSA)

Observation:

Feb 2024: 1.34 (+ more)   Updated: Apr 15, 2024 9:01 AM CDT
Feb 2024:  1.34  
Jan 2024:  1.36  
Dec 2023:  1.35  
Nov 2023:  1.35  
Oct 2023:  1.34  
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Units:

Ratio,
Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:

Monthly,
End of Period

NOTES

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Release: Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales  

Units:  Ratio, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly, End of Period

Notes:

The inventories to sales ratios show the relationship of the end-of-month values of inventory to the monthly sales. These ratios can be looked at as indications of the number of months of inventory that are on hand in relation to the sales for a month. For example, a ratio of 2.5 would indicate that wholesalers have enough merchandise on hand to cover two and a half months of sales.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Census Bureau, Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio [WHLSLRIRSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WHLSLRIRSA, April 22, 2024.

RELEASE TABLES

Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

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