Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1939-1955 (2)--Original Data, 1948-1969. The Figures Represent The Month To Month Changes In The Derived Aggregates Of The Three Series Given Above. There May Be Small Rounding Discrepancies From Month To Month Changes In Published Totals. In January 1946, The "Revised" Estimates For Retail Trade Inventories Are Used; The Two Other Components Are Those Of The First Segment Of Each Series Through 1955. This Variable Can Be Extended Through May 1957, But The Overlap Is Considered Sufficient Through 1955. Source: Series 05123A (Derived From Series 05104--Total Manufacturers' Inventories; Series 05108--Retail Trade Inventories, All Stores; Series 05109--Wholesale Inventories, Total Trade; By Adding The 3 Series And Obtaining Month To Month Change, 1939-1947)
This NBER data series m05114a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: m05114a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Change in Manufacturing and Trade Inventories, Book Value for United States [M0514AUSM406NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0514AUSM406NNBR, May 27, 2016.