Distrib. Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Up 0.8% in December

Washington, DC, February 17, 2021-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for December was estimated at $1,494.2 billion, up 0.8% from November 2020 and was up 2.5% from December 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for December were estimated at an end-of-month level of $1,971.7 billion, up 0.6% from November 2020, but were down 2.6% from December 2019.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of December was 1.32. The December 2019 ratio was 1.39.

Related Topics:U.S. Census Bureau