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Total Business: Inventories to Sales Ratio (TOTBUSIRNSA)
Observation:
Mar 2018: 1.30 (+ more)Updated: May 15, 2018
Mar 2018:  1.30  
Feb 2018:  1.50  
Jan 2018:  1.44  
Dec 2017:  1.28  
Nov 2017:  1.36 
Units:
Ratio,Not Seasonally Adjusted
Frequency:
MonthlyTotal Business: Inventories to Sales Ratio
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Total Business: Inventories to Sales Ratio  20130613  20180515 
Source  


U.S. Bureau of the Census  20130613  20180515 
Release  


Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales  20130613  20180515 
Units  


Ratio  20130613  20180515 
Frequency  


Monthly  20130613  20180515 
Seasonal Adjustment  


Not Seasonally Adjusted  20130613  20180515 
Notes  


The inventories to sales ratios show the relationship of the endofmonth 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 business have enough merchandise on hand to cover two and a half months of sales.

20130613  20180515 
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