US manufacturing sales and shipments down 0.1 percent in December

Friday, 14 February 2020 21:34:00 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

The US Census Bureau announced the combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for December, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,461.0 billion, down 0.1 percent (±0.2 percent) from November 2019, but was up 1.7 percent (±0.4 percent) from December 2018.  

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for December, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $2,040.0 billion, up 0.1 percent (±0.1 percent) from November 2019 and were up 2.2 percent (±0.4 percent) from December 2018.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of December was 1.40. The December 2018 ratio was 1.39.


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