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USA Statistics in Brief--Agriculture and Business

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AGRICULTURE 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Farms (1,000) 2,167 2,113 2,099 2,089 2,076
Land in farms (million acres) 945 936 933 932 931
Net farm income (billion dollars) 50.6 85.8 79.3 57.6 86.0
Cash receipts, livestock and products (billion dollars) 99.6 123.6 124.9 118.2 137.9
Cash receipts, crops (billion dollars) 92.4 113.6 116.0 122.6 147.0

BUSINESS

2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Manufacturing and trade:
Average monthly sales (billion dollars)1 834 923 1,001 1,068 1,114
Inventories (billion dollars)2 1,198 1,238 1,305 1,390 1,444
Inventory-sales ratio3 1.41 1.30 1.27 1.27 1.27
Industrial production index, total (2002=100) 103.6 103.8 107.2 109.6 111.4
Manufacturing 104.0 104.6 109.0 112.1 114.1
Nondurable manufacturing 102.3 102.0 104.8 105.6 106.6
Durable manufacturing 105.4 106.9 112.7 117.9 121.0
Capacity utilization (percent) 81.7 78.0 80.2 80.9 81.0
Manufacturers shipments (billion dollars) 4,209 4,309 4,742 5,020 5,081
Merchant wholesalers, sales (billion dollars) 2,815 3,297 3,586 3,909 4,244
Retail stores, total sales (billion dollars) 4 2,989 3,474 3,688 3,887 4,040
Sales per capita (dollars) 10,591 11,850 12,464 13,012 13,396

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, Administrative and Customer Services Division