Manufacturing: Principal statistics – Seasonally adjusted
|August to September 2019||September 2018 to September 2019|
|millions of dollars||millions of dollars||millions of dollars||% change1||% change1|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars)||58,091||57,536||57,396||-0.2||-1.2|
|Manufacturing sales (2012 constant dollars)||52,958||53,375||53,023||-0.7||0.1|
|Manufacturing sales (current dollars) excluding motor vehicles, parts and accessories||50,337||49,459||49,280||-0.4||-2.1|
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.