US manufacturing sales and shipments down 0.2 percent in April

Friday, 14 June 2019 19:02:21 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

The US Census Bureau announced the combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for April, adjusted for seasonal and trading day differences but not for price changes, was estimated at $1,462.0 billion, down 0.2 percent (±0.2 percent) from March 2019, but was up 2.8 percent (±0.3 percent) from April 2018.

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories, adjusted for seasonal variations but not for price changes, were estimated at an end-of-month level of $2,029.8 billion, up 0.5 percent (±0.1 percent) from March 2019 and were up 5.3 percent (±0.5 percent) from April 2018.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of April was 1.39. The April 2018 ratio was 1.36.


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