Retail Trade--Merchandise Inventories, Inventory/Sales Ratios, by Kind of Business: 1995 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1018):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 18 rows and 26 columns.

Inventories in millions of dollars (329,500 represents $329,500,000,000). As of Dec. 31. Includes warehouses. Estimates exclude food services. Adjusted for seasonal variations. Sales data also adjusted for holiday and trading-day differences. Sales and inventories for leased departments and concessions are tabulated in the kind-of-business category of the leased department or concession. Based on data from the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, Annual Retail Trade Survey, and administrative records. Estimates have administrative records; see Appendix III. Data have been adjusted using results of the 2002 Economic Census


  1. North American Industry Classification System, 2002;
    see text, Section 15.
  2. Includes kind of business not shown separately.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.