Manufacturing: Principal statistics – Seasonally adjusted
|September to October 2017||October 2016 to October 2017|
|millions of dollars||millions of dollars||millions of dollars||% change1||% change1|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars)||51,260||53,704||53,488||-0.4||4.3|
|Manufacturing sales (2007 constant dollars)||45,368||47,359||46,666||-1.5||2.9|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars) excluding motor vehicles, parts and accessories||43,102||46,392||46,544||0.3||8.0|
Percent change calculated at thousands of dollars for current dollars and millions of dollars for constant dollars.
The inventory-to-sales ratio measures the time in months that it would take to exhaust inventories if sales were to remain at the current rate.