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Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio (WHLSLRIRSA)

Observation:

Jul 2016: 1.34  
Updated: Sep 15, 2016

Units:

Ratio,
Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:

Monthly
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(a) Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio, Ratio, Seasonally Adjusted (WHLSLRIRSA)
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.

Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio

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NOTES

Source: US. Bureau of the Census  

Release: Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales  

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:

US. Bureau of the Census, Merchant Wholesalers: Inventories to Sales Ratio [WHLSLRIRSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/WHLSLRIRSA, September 29, 2016.

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