The Department Store Inventory Price Index is an inventory weighted price index of goods carried by department stores, designed for use in preparing income tax returns by department stores. Group indexes are used by stores employing the Last-In-First-Out (LIFO) Method of Accounting in conjunction with the Retail Inventory method.
This tool lets users query the BLS databases for specific data series. For each survey and program, make a selection for each characteristic in the order listed. As you make your selection, the remaining characteristics will filter to show only choices where data are available. After choosing the series, click on “Add to selection.” If you need more data series, repeat the steps of choosing the data series you need. After you've finished finding the data series you need, click on the “Get Data” button to retrieve the data, and an HTML table with data for the most recent 10 years will display. If you desire a different time period or format, you may modify the options on the data display page, or click on the “More Formatting Options” button for additional options on refining the data retrieval results. Note: Users may not retrieve more than 200 data series in one query.
Type all or part of a search string in the search text box. The contents of the box will filter to show only those options that contain the search string.
Click on each Item of interest to select it. To select multiple options, hold the Ctrl/Command button, and click the desired options. An Item is the group or pool of products for which indexes are available.
You must make a selection for each of the characteristics in the order listed. Once you have selected all of the characteristics, the "Add to Selection" button becomes active. Click the "Add to Selection" button to list the selected data series in the "Your Selection" box. You can return to the characteristic boxes and make new selections to request additional data series. Click the "Get Data" button to retrieve all the selected data series.
You must make a selection for each of the characteristics in the order listed. Once you have selected all of the characteristics, the “Get Data” button becomes active. Click to retrieve the data.
Last Modified Date: February 20, 2018