United States Business Inventories  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased 0.6 percent month-over-month to USD 1.94 trillion in July 2018, following 0.1 percent gain in June and matching market consensus. Stocks advanced at manufacturers (0.8 percent), retailers (0.5 percent) and wholesalers (0.6 percent). By kind of business, there were increases in stocks at motor vehicle & parts dealers (1.2 percent), furniture, home furniture, electronic & appliance stores (1.2 percent), building materials, garden equipment & supplies (0.7 percent), food & beverages (0.4 percent) and general merchandise stores (0.3 percent). Meanwhile, inventories declined at clothing & accessories stores (-0.2 percent). Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, rose 0.1 percent in July. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of -2 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-16 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-08-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-09-14 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.6% 0.1% 0.6% 0.4%
2018-10-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.6% 0.29%
2018-11-15 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.3%
2018-12-14 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.2%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 61.30 58.10 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.60 54.70 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 54.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 58.50 55.70 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.40 54.70 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 4.90 4.00 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.10 2.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.08 77.90 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.70 0.70 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.00 1.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497754.00 501718.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.80 0.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories -26.93 30.34 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22245.00 23106.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2012.60 1965.30 2012.60 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 108.80 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 76.50 75.00 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.90 11.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 19.00 25.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 24.00 20.00 27.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.13 0.48 2.76 -5.21 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 30.90 32.30 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 63.60 65.50 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.45 3.00 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 445.58 464.21 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.72 16.77 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -2.06 -5.30 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 86.00 69.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1719.00 1250.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.61 123.25 123.61 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.25 -8.64 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 866.00 867.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7275.00 6847.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 14.10 12.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


United States Business Inventories

Business Inventories in the United States measure the monthly percentage changes in inventories from manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic product. This page provides - United States Business Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Business Inventories - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.60 0.10 1.30 -2.00 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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