U.S. Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales for August 2020

October 16, 2020

The U.S Census Bureau reported that the combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for August was estimated at $1,452.4 billion, reflecting an increase of 0.6% from July 2020. However, this was 0.4% lower than August 2019.

Additionally, manufacturers’ and trade inventories level at end of August was estimated at $1.919.2 billion, up 0.3% from July 2020, but was 5.5% lower than August 2019. As a result, total business inventories/sales ratio at the end of August 2020 amounted to 1.32 relative to 1.39 at the end of August 2019.



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