Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1929-1944 (2)--Original Data, 1939-1969 (3)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1926-1969. Quarterly Data Represent Book Values At The End Of The Quarter. According To The Obe Letter Of August 14, 1951, Unadjusted Figures Are Not Available. Monthly Figures Are Available Beginning In 1939 And Represent End Of Month Values. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, For 1926-1938 Quarterly Data: Survey Of Current Business, April 1949; Data For 1939-1945: Office Of Business Economics, Undated Release; Data For 1946-1947: Scb, January 1954; Data For 1948-1952: Scb, May 1955; Data For 1953-1960: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders: 1947-1963 Revised, " Series M3-1; For 1961-June 1968: Bureau Of The Census, "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories And Orders: 1961-1968, " Series M3-1.1; For July 1968-1969: Current Industrial Reports, Census Series M3-1, Monthly, Same Title
This NBER data series q05104 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: q05104
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' Inventories, Total for United States [Q05104USQ144SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/Q05104USQ144SNBR, October 23, 2016.