Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturer Shipments Down 1.9% in Feb.

Washington, DC, April 15, 2021-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,549.6 billion, down 1.9% from January 2021 but was up 5.7% from February 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for February were estimated at an end-of-month level of $2,010.8 billion, up 0.5% from January 2021, but were down 0.7% from February 2020.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of February was 1.30. The February 2020 ratio was 1.38.

Related Topics:U.S. Census Bureau