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Manufacturing & Trade Inventories & Sales

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FAQs

The data that is used as input for the Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS) economic indicator release is collected by three separate surveys: the Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders Survey (M3), the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS), and the Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS). You can find the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for each respective survey by following the links below:


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