U.S. Department of Commerce

Business and Industry

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govBusiness & Industry › Time Series / Trend Charts

TIME SERIES / TREND CHARTS

Please follow the numbers in order.

1

2
Select a date range:
3

4

5

Select as available:



Download all data for this report/survey new!


Release Date:
November 14, 2014

For the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, all current month estimates are preliminary estimates, which will be superseded in following months by revised estimates.

For information on the reliability and use of the data, including important notes on estimation and sampling variance, seasonal adjustment, measures of sampling variability, and other information pertinent to this economic indicator, go to the Monthly and Annual Retail Trade website, which provides time-series Excel files for Sales [XLS, 184kb], and Inventories and Inventories/Sales Ratios [XLS, 368kb] data.

Estimated measures of sampling variability for totals are expressed as coefficients of variation (CV). Standard errors (SE) are provided for month-to-month change and ratio estimates.

Estimated measures of sampling variability are based on data not adjusted for seasonal variation, and should be used when drawing inferences about both adjusted and not adjusted estimates.

Inventories are only available for the following industries (defined in Box 3 above): 44000, 4400A, 441, 4423X, 444, 445, 448, 452, 4521.

NA = Not available.

(S) = Suppressed.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services (Definitions)
4521: Department Stores (Excl. L.D.): U.S. Total — Not Seasonally Adjusted Inventories - Monthly [Millions of Dollars]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 33,798 34,273 35,915 36,757 35,543 35,163 36,529 37,207 39,809 43,507 44,074 35,151
1993 35,938 37,173 39,324 39,659 39,271 38,131 38,914 40,073 42,758 46,482 47,544 37,545
1994 36,181 37,547 38,742 39,460 39,854 39,680 39,725 40,960 44,160 48,005 48,917 38,849
1995 38,887 40,403 41,053 41,255 41,261 40,780 41,428 42,741 45,676 50,177 51,404 40,326
1996 39,995 41,151 42,232 42,552 42,183 41,464 42,477 44,061 46,892 51,172 52,384 40,903
1997 40,175 41,527 42,403 43,198 42,714 41,883 42,365 43,139 46,436 50,616 51,765 41,074
1998 40,869 41,956 43,037 43,309 42,117 41,649 42,640 43,607 46,802 50,938 51,749 40,224
1999 40,091 40,899 42,343 42,644 42,112 40,860 41,369 42,626 45,739 50,097 52,135 40,591
2000 40,308 41,514 42,196 42,027 41,817 40,677 40,628 41,911 44,993 50,154 51,379 39,510
2001 39,153 40,225 41,902 41,503 41,325 40,057 39,797 41,591 44,940 48,910 49,530 37,470
2002 36,219 37,327 38,115 37,641 37,314 36,253 37,006 38,051 41,201 45,055 47,133 35,921
2003 35,084 35,658 37,174 37,700 36,567 35,422 35,716 36,377 39,928 44,215 44,912 34,209
2004 33,816 34,576 36,122 36,189 35,594 34,662 35,080 36,285 39,210 43,571 45,246 34,736
2005 34,376 35,118 37,485 36,807 35,902 35,230 35,783 37,128 40,498 44,533 45,894 35,613
2006 34,533 34,455 35,628 35,389 34,441 33,373 34,057 35,517 39,173 43,426 45,235 34,868
2007 34,598 35,143 35,725 36,145 35,141 34,575 34,924 35,883 39,695 44,353 43,998 34,225
2008 33,688 34,286 34,647 34,723 33,973 32,914 33,255 33,810 37,948 42,113 41,429 31,154
2009 30,301 30,490 31,603 31,587 30,762 30,426 30,418 31,243 34,748 38,399 37,991 29,088
2010 28,998 29,020 29,730 30,123 29,468 28,931 29,563 30,325 33,262 37,228 37,668 29,232
2011 28,795 28,945 30,385 30,404 30,167 29,318 29,613 30,637 33,857 37,609 37,410 29,469
2012 28,674 28,690 29,103 29,520 29,229 28,415 28,593 29,254 31,376 35,684 35,192 28,076
2013 28,071 28,440 29,101 29,321 28,933 28,192 28,544 29,156 32,399 36,214 35,798 28,357
[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®. This symbol Off Site indicates a link to a non-government web site. Our linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014