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Why Don’t In-Region Sales from the I-O Industry Sales Table Match In-Region Sales in an Industry Table?

The Industry Sales table in the Input-Output reports shows sales from the selected industry to other industries located in the region of study. These sales to other industries are summed in the bottom row:

The Industry Table in the Industry reports section also shows In-Region Sales:

In-Region Sales as shown in the Industry Table are greater than In-Region Sales as shown in the breakout in the Industry Sales table ($155,927,604 vs. $135,292,356). The Industry Table shows all sales, both to industries and to other groups, such as consumers. By contrast, the Industry Sales table shows only sales to other industries and does not include sales to other groups (e.g. consumers). Therefore, sales figures in the Industry Table will be greater than sales figures in the Industry Sales table.

In the above example, the Industry Table would include both the sale of cattle to a butcher’s business (industry), and the sale of a calf to a family (consumer). the Industry Sales table in the Input-Output section would only include the sale of cattle to the butcher’s business (industry). Another way of saying it is that the Industry Table includes both business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales, whereas the Industry Sales table includes only business-to-business sales, as reflected in the breakout in the table.

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