Distributor Sales & Manufacturer Shipments Down 0.7% in December

Washington, DC, February 16, 2022-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for December was estimated at $1,717.2 billion, down 0.7% from November 2021 but was up 15.9% from December 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories for December were estimated at an end-of-month level of $2,206.7 billion, up 2.1% from November 2021 and were up 10.5% from December 2020.

The total business inventories/sales ratio based on seasonally adjusted data at the end of December was 1.29. The December 2020 ratio was 1.35.

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