The Change In Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders Was Added To The Change In The Book Value Of Total Inventories, And The Sum Was Converted To Annual Rates. 1947 Figures For The Change In Inventories Are Based On An Earlier Set Of Estimates That Was Adjusted To The Level Of The Data Beginning In 1948 In The Source. Source: U.S. Bureau Of The Census, Data For 1947-1952: Computed By NBER From Series (Change In Manufacturing And Trade Inventories, Book Value) And Change In Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders, Total, From "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, And Orders, " Census Series M3-1, Supplement No. 2; Data For 1953-July 1963: Same Census Series And Title, 1947-1963 Revised; Data For August 1963-1967: Same Series, Monthly Issues
This NBER data series q05128 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 5 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter05.html.
NBER Indicator: q05128
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Change In Book Value of Stocks On Hand and On Order, All Industries for United States [Q05128USQ244SNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/Q05128USQ244SNBR/, July 30, 2015.