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Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales

The Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales estimates are based on data from three surveys: the Monthly Retail Trade Survey, the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, and the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Survey. The purpose of this report is to provide broad and timely measures of combined changes in domestic retail trade, wholesale trade and manufacturers' activities. It provides the only source of monthly data on total business activities of retail trade, wholesale trade, and manufacturers.

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Intention to Revise - Revisions to the Wholesale and Retail adjusted and not adjusted monthly estimates for sales and inventories are tentatively scheduled for release on March 27, 2024, and April 23, 2024, respectively. Estimates will be revised to reflect the results of the 2022 Annual Wholesale and Annual Retail Trade Surveys. Revised historical data from the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey will be issued on May 14, 2024, and these revisions will be based on the results of the annual review of the seasonal adjustment models. Revisions to the Wholesale data will be reflected in the February 2024 Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales release scheduled for April 15, 2024. Revisions to the Retail and Manufacturing estimates will be reflected in the March 2024 MTIS release scheduled for May 15, 2024.

API - The URL for the economic indicators data in the Census Bureau API (Application Programming Interface) has been updated to add /timeseries/. Examples can be found on the Developers’ webpage.

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