Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1939-1957 (2)--Original Data, 1948-1969. Areas Of Wholesale Not Covered In This Variable Include Manufacturers' Sales Offices And Branches, Agents And Brokers, Petroleum Bulk Stations And Terminals, And Assemblers Of Farm Products (See Scb, Issues Of December 1963 And May 1964; Also See Monthly Wholesale Trade Report For More Details.) Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Data For 1948-1958: Unpublished Tables On "Manufacturing And Trade Inventories, " Table 4A For Original Data, Table 4 For Seasonally Adjusted Data; Data For 1959-1965: Survey Of Current Business, November 1966, P. 26; Data For 1966-1967: Bureau Of The Census, "Monthly Wholesale Trade Report: Sales And Inventories"
This NBER data series m05109b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05109b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Inventories, Merchant Wholesalers, Total for United States [M0509BUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0509BUSM144NNBR/, July 31, 2015.