Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in September 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in August, a preliminary estimate showed. Durable goods stocks declined 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.5 percent advance in the previous period, while nondurable goods inventories were flat for the second consecutive month. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks dropped 4.5 percent. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.35 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -2 percent in March of 2009. This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Wholesale Inventories - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wholesale Inventories in the United States to stand at 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.30 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-10 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Jul -0.3% -1.3% -0.1% -0.1%
2020-09-29 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Aug 0.5% -0.1% -0.2%
2020-10-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Aug 0.4% -0.2% 0.5% 0.5%
2020-10-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Sep -0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-11-06 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Sep 0.3% -0.1% -0.1%
2020-11-25 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Oct
2020-12-09 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Oct
2020-12-30 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Nov


News Stream
US Wholesale Stocks Fall in September
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in September 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in August, a preliminary estimate showed. Durable goods stocks declined 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.5 percent advance in the previous period, while nondurable goods inventories were flat for the second consecutive month. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks dropped 4.5 percent.
2020-10-28
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Lower
Wholesale inventories in the US rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in August 2020, below a 0.5 percent gain in preliminary estimate. Still, it is the first rise in four months and the strongest since April of 2019. Inventories rebounded for durable goods (0.6 percent vs -0.7 percent in July), with autos rising 4.3 percent, but stalled for nondurables (following a 0.7 percent rise in July). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories fell 5.2 percent.
2020-10-09
US Wholesale Inventories Rebound in August
Wholesale inventories in the US rose 0.5 percent month-over-month in August 2020, following three consecutive months of declines, a preliminary estimate showed. Durable goods stocks jumped 0.8 percent, compared to a 0.6 percent fall in July, while nondurable goods increased at a softer 0.2 percent after a 0.7 percent advance. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories fell 5.0 percent.
2020-09-29
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Down
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.3 percent month-over-month in July of 2020, more than an initial estimate of a 0.1 percent drop, and following a 1.3 percent decline in June. Stocks fell for durabe goods (-0.9 percent), namely professional equipment (-2.7 percent) and autos (-0.6 percent), but rose for nondurables (0.6 percent), mainly drugs (3.1 percent) and groceries (0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories fell 5.6 percent.
2020-09-10

United States Wholesale Inventories
The Wholesale Inventories are the stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic product changes. A high inventory points to economic slowdown in the US, while a low reading points to a stronger growth.