Total U.S. retail inventories at the end of December were estimated at $450 billion, with sales estimated at $400 billion for a total inventory-to-sales ratio of 1.12. December sales increased 18.2 percent from November as inventories fell 6.9 percent. Year-over-year sales increased 8 percent in December, while inventories rose 6 percent.
Roll Over Data Points for Exact Figures
Data Included: 12/2010
*Not seasonally adjusted.
Source: Retail Indicators Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce, www.census.gov/mtis/