Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1938-1953 (2)--Original Data, 1953-1969. Figures Reflect The Book Value As Of The End Of The Period. Two Decimal Places Were Added To The Data In June 1964 From An Unpublished Table In The NBER Files. The Third Decimal Place Is From Unpublished Obe Tables Furnished To T. Starbuck. This Variable Represents 31.3% Of Total Inventories At The End Of 1962. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Data For 1938-1952: Survey Of Current Business, June 1955; Data For 1953: Industry Survey, August 1957
This NBER data series m05112a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05112a
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' Inventories, Purchased Materials for United States [M0512AUSM027SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M0512AUSM027SNBR, September 30, 2016.