Manufacturing: Principal statistics – Seasonally adjusted
|September to October 2018||October 2017 to October 2018|
|millions of dollars||millions of dollars||millions of dollars||% change1||% change1|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars)||53,929||58,318||58,247||-0.1||8.0|
|Manufacturing sales (2012 constant dollars)||51,155||52,982||53,078||0.2||3.8|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars) excluding motor vehicles, parts and accessories||46,944||50,367||50,200||-0.3||6.9|
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.
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