Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1938-1953 (2)--Original Data, 1953-1970. Figures Reflect The Book Value As Of The End Of The Period. The Second And Third Decimal Places Have Been Added From An Unpublished Obe Table In The NBER Files (12/1963). Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Data For 1938-1952: Survey Of Current Business, June 1955; Data For 1953: Industry Survey Of August 1957
This NBER data series m05110a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05110a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Manufacturers' Inventories, Finished Goods for United States [M0510AUSM027SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0510AUSM027SNBR/, November 29, 2015.