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USA Statistics in Brief--Agriculture and Business

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AGRICULTURE 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Farms (1,000) 2,167 2,099 2,089 2,205 2,200
Land in farms (million acres) 945 928 926 921 920
Net farm income (billion dollars) 50.6 78.7 58.5 70.9 87.1
Cash receipts, livestock and products (billion dollars) 99.6 124.9 118.6 138.6 141.1
Cash receipts, crops (billion dollars) 92.4 116.1 122.3 149.9 183.1

BUSINESS

2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Manufacturing and trade:
Average monthly sales (billion dollars)1 834 1,000 1,064 1,102 1,137
Inventories (billion dollars)2 1,198 1,307 1,391 1,447 1,456
Inventory-sales ratio3 1.41 1.27 1.28 1.28 1.31
Industrial production index, total (2002=100) 103.7 107.2 109.7 111.3 108.8
Manufacturing 103.9 109.1 112.1 113.8 110.4
Nondurable manufacturing 102.2 104.8 105.7 106.7 103.7
Durable manufacturing 105.2 112.8 117.8 120.2 116.3
Capacity utilization (percent) 81.7 80.1 80.9 80.6 77.6
Manufacturers shipments (billion dollars) 4,209 4,742 5,020 5,081 5,183
Merchant wholesalers, sales (billion dollars) 2,815 3,575 3,881 4,150 4,501
Retail stores, total sales (billion dollars) 4 2,989 3,687 3,870 3,995 3,960
Sales per capita (dollars) 10,592 12,478 13,029 13,410 13,206

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 service.


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