The monthly index of inventories of finished goods for the Dutch manufacturing industry

This paper by Marcel van Velzen and Leendert Hoven describes the method used in the compilation  of the monthly volume index of inventories of finished goods for the Dutch manufacturing industry. The index was introduced at the end of 2009. In the paper, the plausibility of the outcomes is assessed. The paper also addresses the potential use of the index in the compilation of production indices.

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