Skip to main content

Manufacturers: Inventories to Sales Ratio

2015-07: 1.35 Ratio  
Monthly, Seasonally Adjusted, MNFCTRIRSA, Updated: 2015-09-15 9:41 AM CDT
1yr | 5yr | 10yr | Max

The inventories to sales ratios show the relationship of the end-of-month values of inventory to the monthly sales. These ratios can be looked at as indications of the number of months of inventory that are on hand in relation to the sales for a month. For example, a ratio of 2.5 would indicate that manufacturers have enough merchandise on hand to cover two and a half months of sales.

Source: US. Bureau of the Census

Release: Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

Growth Rate Calculations | US recession dates

Restore defaults | Save settings | Apply saved settings
Recession bars:
Log scale:

Y-Axis Position:
(a) Manufacturers: Inventories to Sales Ratio, Ratio, Seasonally Adjusted (MNFCTRIRSA)
Integer Period Range:

copy to all
Create your own data transformation: [+]
Need help? [+]

Use a formula to modify and combine data series into a single line. For example, invert an exchange rate a by using formula 1/a, or calculate the spread between 2 interest rates a and b by using formula a - b.

Use the assigned data series variables above (e.g. a, b, ...) together with operators {+, -, *, /, ^}, braces {(,)}, and constants {e.g. 2, 1.5} to create your own formula {e.g. 1/a, a-b, (a+b)/2, (a/(a+b+c))*100}. The default formula 'a' displays only the first data series added to this line. You may also add data series to this line before entering a formula.

will be applied to formula result

Create segments for min, max, and average values: [+]

Suggested Citation
US. Bureau of the Census, Manufacturers: Inventories to Sales Ratio [MNFCTRIRSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, October 8, 2015.

Retrieving data.
Graph updated.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Follow us

Twitter logo Google Plus logo Facebook logo YouTube logo LinkedIn logo
Back to Top
Click to send us feedback