Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Seasonally Adjusted Data, 1939-1953 (2)--Original Data, 1953-1969. The Figures Represent Book Values; See Also Series 05112 (Manufacturers' Inventories, Purchased Materials.) Source: U.S. Department Of Commerce, Data For 1939-1952 Were Derived From Tabulations Of Unpublished Data Obtained From The Office Of Business Economics; Data For 1953 Are From Industry Survey, "Manufacturers' Sales, Inventories, New And Unfilled Orders, " Monthly
This NBER data series m05113a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05113a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Change In Manufacturers' Inventories, Purchased Materials for United States [M0513AUSM027SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0513AUSM027SNBR/, August 1, 2015.