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Release for:  October 2018
Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce
Millions of U.S. dollars, seasonally adjusted
                                            yr-ago     % change:  yr/yr
                     Oct-18  Sep-18  Aug-18  Oct-17 Oct-18 Sep-18 Oct-18
Inventories, total  1982161 1970561 1961025 1884375    0.6    0.5    5.2
  Manufacturers      681689  680834  676738  651201    0.1    0.6    4.7
  Retailers          648324  642971  642073  623318    0.8    0.1    4.0
   Retail ex. auto   410638  407847  408150  403251    0.7   -0.1    1.8
   Auto dealers      237686  235124  233923  220067    1.1    0.5    8.0
  Wholesalers        652148  646756  642214  609856    0.8    0.7    6.9
 Total ex ret auto* 1744475 1735437 1727102 1664308    0.5    0.5    4.8
Sales, total        1469915 1466193 1461984 1385361    0.3    0.3    6.1
Inv/sales ratio        1.35    1.34    1.34    1.36    --     --     --
*MNI Calculation
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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