U.S. Department of Commerce

USA Statistics in Brief--Agriculture and Business

AGRICULTURE 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006
Farms (1,000) 2,167 2,127 2,113 2,099 2,090
Land in farms (million acres) 945 939 936 933 932
Net farm income (billion dollars) 50.7 59.7 85.9 77.1 59.0
Cash receipts, livestock and products (billion dollars) 99.6 105.6 123.6 124.9 119.3
Cash receipts, crops (billion dollars) 92.4 109.9 113.7 115.9 120.0

BUSINESS

2000 2003 2004 2005 2006
Manufacturing and trade:
Average monthly sales (billion dollars)1 834 854 923 1,001 1,066
Inventories (billion dollars)2 1,197 1,145 1,235 1,312 1,389
Inventory-sales ratio3 1.41 1.34 1.30 1.27 1.28
Industrial production index, total (2002=100) 103.6 101.1 103.6 106.9 111.1
Manufacturing 104.3 101.1 104.0 108.0 113.0
Nondurable manufacturing 102.3 100.1 102.0 104.5 106.7
Durable manufacturing 105.4 102.3 106.3 112.1 120.4
Capacity utilization (percent) 81.7 76.1 78.1 80.2 81.8
Manufacturers shipments (billion dollars) 4,209 4,015 4,309 4,735 4,940
Merchant wholesalers, sales (billion dollars) 2,815 2,962 3,297 3,585 3,952
Retail stores, total sales (billion dollars) 4 2,989 3,265 3,474 3,693 3,904
Sales per capita (dollars) 10,590 11,229 11,832 12,456 13,040

FOOTNOTES
1 Averages of monthly non-seasonally adjusted figures.
2 Seasonally adjusted end of year.
3 Averages of seasonally adjusted monthly ratios.
4 Excluding food services.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administration and Customer Services Division