Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1939-1957 (2)--Original Data, 1948-1969. Data Represent Book Value At The End Of Month. Data For January 1954-July 1955 Were Rounded To The Nearest Thousand; Thereafter They Are Shown By The Source In Billions Of Dollars. Coverage In This Variable Ends In May 1957, As The Sample Changed And New Benchmark Adjustments Were Made. Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Data For 1939-1948: Office Of Business Economics Release No. 17371; Data For 1949: Survey Of Current Business, October 1952; Data For 1950-1957: Scb, January 1954 And Following Issues
This NBER data series m05109a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05109a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Inventories, Total Trade for United States [M0509AUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0509AUSM144NNBR/, September 5, 2015.