LEVEL OF MANUFACTURING INVENTORY

LEVEL OF MANUFACTURING INVENTORY

Manufacturing Inventory to Sales Ratio (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

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Manufacturing Inventory to Sales Ratio (monthly data, seasonally adjusted). If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Manufacturing inventory to sales ratio indicates the level of inventory that manufacturers currently maintain to meet a given sales volume. Over time, manufacturers have reduced inventory in relation to sales. Increased speed and reliability of transportation help manufacturers operate with smaller inventories.

Manufacturing Inventory to Sales Dec-01 Jan-02
Inventory/sales ratio 1.39  1.38
Inventory/sales ratio percent change from previous month 0.00 -0.72

NOTE: The Census Bureau released revised historical new orders data on May 21, 2001.
This report reflects those revisions.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, as of Mar. 14, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/mtis/www/mtis.html.