Financials and Cash Flow

Average current ratios by industry

Financial ratios vary by industry — depending on factors like inventory turnover and the size of a company. Here’s a breakdown of average current ratios for five common industries.

Published: January 18, 2019
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Average current ratios by industry

Financial ratios vary by industry — depending on factors like inventory turnover and the size of a company. Here’s a breakdown of average current ratios for five common industries.

The construction industry has an average current ratio of 0.97. This industry includes new work, tenant improvement work, highways or utility systems, maintenance, and repairs.

The manufacturing industry has an average current ratio of 2.14. This industry includes wood products, appliances and machinery, chemicals, petroleum, leather, textiles, and metal.

The real estate industry has an average current ratio of 1.48. This industry includes renting or leasing real estate and managing, selling, or buying real estate, either for oneself or others.

The wholesale industry has an average current ratio of 1.48. This industry includes trade, transportation, and utilities.

The retail industry has an average current ratio of 1.47. This industry includes apparel, furniture, hardware, and automobiles.

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