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Release for:  September 2017
Source:  U.S. Department of Commerce
Millions of U.S. dollars, not seasonally adjusted
                                                           yr-ago
Kind of business                 Sep-17   Aug-17   Jul-17   Sep-16
Sales, total                     478270   497125   445966   453484
 Durable goods sales             234834   242316   213202   221028
  Automotive                      38580    41802    35817    35379
  Furniture                        6861     7654     6585     7224
  Lumber                          11678    12809    11589    11073
  Professional equipt.            42565    42073    39511    42319
   Computer equipt.               21353    20318    19988    20671
  Metals                          14129    14771    12879    12019
  Electrical goods                54134    51982    44640    50304
  Hardware                        11600    12798    11469    11543
  Machinery                       35046    37202    32683    32851
  Misc. durable goods             20241    21225    18029    18316
 Nondurable goods sales          243436   254809   232764   232456
  Paper & paper products           7776     8861     7870     8178
  Drugs                           55134    59721    53939    55444
  Apparel                         14425    15247    12571    15709
  Groceries                       52610    56237    53119    53209
  Farm-products                   14847    15772    15222    14741
  Chemicals                       10234    10890     9982     9724
  Petroleum, products             57679    54053    48497    44397
  Alcohol                         11412    12831    10928    11786
  Misc. nondurable goods          19319    21197    20636    19268
Inventories, total               606112   596553   595959   579261
 Durable goods stocks            374692   373191   371713   354435
  Automotive                      68156    67248    68182    63197
  Furniture                       12016    11868    11687    11470
  Lumber                          16433    16755    16705    15429
  Professional equipt.            43842    44486    44084    41615
   Computer equipt.               17393    17692    17310    16147
  Metals                          28564    28574    28097    25541
  Electrical goods                52489    52096    50904    47248
  Hardware                        23678    23598    23577    22903
  Machinery                      100395   100649   101022   100048
  Misc. durable goods             29119    27917    27455    26984
 Nondurable goods sto            231420   223362   224246   224826
  Paper & paper products           8512     8344     8359     8146
  Drugs                           61848    58701    57611    60164
  Apparel                         27861    27993    28152    29568
  Groceries                       37154    36455    35829    35807
  Farm-products                   19582    16665    18851    17577
  Chemicals                       11872    11745    11736    11519
  Petroleum, products             20676    19783    20096    19742
  Alcohol                         15490    15577    15910    15718
  Misc. nondurable goods          28425    28099    27702    26585
Stock/sales ratios, total          1.27     1.20     1.34     1.28
 Durable goods stock/sales         1.60     1.54     1.74     1.60
  Automotive                       1.77     1.61     1.90     1.79
  Furniture                        1.75     1.55     1.77     1.59
  Lumber                           1.41     1.31     1.44     1.39
  Professional equipt.             1.03     1.06     1.12     0.98
   Computer equipt.                0.81     0.87     0.87     0.78
  Metals                           2.02     1.93     2.18     2.13
  Electrical goods                 0.97     1.00     1.14     0.94
  Hardware                         2.04     1.84     2.06     1.98
  Machinery                        2.86     2.71     3.09     3.05
  Misc. durable goods              1.44     1.32     1.52     1.47
 Nondurable stock/sales            0.95     0.88     0.96     0.97
  Paper & paper products           1.09     0.94     1.06     1.00
  Drugs                            1.12     0.98     1.07     1.09
  Apparel                          1.93     1.84     2.24     1.88
  Groceries                        0.71     0.65     0.67     0.67
  Farm-products                    1.32     1.06     1.24     1.19
  Chemicals                        1.16     1.08     1.18     1.18
  Petroleum, products              0.36     0.37     0.41     0.44
  Alcohol                          1.36     1.21     1.46     1.33
  Misc. nondurable goods           1.47     1.33     1.34     1.38
  ** MNI Washington Bureau (202) 371-2121 **
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