Current business reports based on sample surveys are issued weekly, monthly, quarterly, seasonally, and annually. One provides estimated weekly retail sales for selected major kind-of-business groups. A more detailed report is issued monthly showing national and geographic area estimates, by kind-of-business, the dollar volume of retail sales, as well as of trends in selected metropolitan areas, and national estimates of end-of-month accounts receivable held by retailers. Publication of the advance monthly retail sales report provides advance monthly estimates of retail sales by kind-of-business groups 10 days after the close of the month covered. Monthly reports are also issued providing 1) dollar volume estimates of merchant wholesalers sales, inventories, and stock-sales ratios by kind of business at the national level with sales and inventory trends by geographic division; and 2) estimated monthly receipts of establishments for selected services, by major kind-of-business groups. Annual retail trade reports are also issued. Business data are also available in the area data files from the 1972 economic census. Data tabulations include number of establishments; sales (receipts); payroll; employment; number of proprietorships and partnerships; and for wholesale trade, operating expenses and end-of-year inventories retail and wholesale statistics by type of commodity sold. Geographic areas covered include the United States, states, counties, and SMSA. Frequency--weekly, monthly, quarterly, seasonal, & annual. Tye business censuses and surveys cover business establishments in retail trade wholesale trade, and selected services industries, as well as travel agencies, non-regulated motor carriers, and public warehouses.

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    • ADP Storage: machine readable form.
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    Bureau of the Census

    General Federal Office Building
    Suitland, MD  United States  20233
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  • Accession Number: 00320250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM