Distributor Shipments Rose 0.6% in September

Washington, DC, November 17, 2020-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for September was estimated at $1,465.1 billion, up 0.6% from August 2020 and was up 0.8% from September 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for September were estimated at an end-of-month level of $1,932.8 billion, up 0.7% from August 2020, but were down 4.7% from September 2019.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of September was 1.32. The September 2019 ratio was 1.40.

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