Wholesale stocks in the United States rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in January of 2019, following a 1.1 percent increase in the previous month and easily beating market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. It was the biggest gain in wholesale inventories since October last year, when stocks fell by 0.5 percent. Stocks of nondurable goods advanced faster (1.6 percent from 0.1 percent in December), as stocks rebounded sharply for petroleum (10.7 percent from -5.2 percent) and drugs (1.3 percent from -1.2 percent). On the other hand, inventories of durable goods slowed (0.9 percent from 1.7 percent), namely automotive (1.4 percent from 1.6 percent); furniture (1.8 percent from 2.5 percent); hardware (1 percent from 1.7 percent) and machinery (1 percent from 1.5 percent) while electrical inventories went up faster (3 percent from 2.8 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale stocks advanced 7.7 percent. Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.39 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -2 percent in March of 2009.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.30 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 -0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-01 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 0.3% 0.9% 0.5% 0.6%
2019-02-25 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-02-27 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv 1.1% 0.4%
2019-03-22 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 1.2% 1.1% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-04-10 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 1.2%
2019-04-26 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv 0.3%
2019-05-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 0.3%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.20 56.60 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 53.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 56.00 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.70 56.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.50 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.50 3.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.10 -0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 2.80 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.23 78.26 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.40 1.30 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.70 2.20 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.20 -0.50 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 500479.00 499876.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.10 0.10 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.60 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 97.07 89.77 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.20 1.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.82 2007.53 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.70 101.20 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 61.10 63.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 13.70 -4.10 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 3.70 8.80 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 16.00 -2.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.43 0.05 2.77 -5.25 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 13.10 1.00 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.70 56.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.64 2.61 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 389.93 445.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.57 16.70 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -9.59 -3.86 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -47.00 -204.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -4587.00 -4624.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.13 124.80 125.13 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 -2.13 -2.58 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 824.00 833.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7647.00 7568.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.50 15.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. . This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Wholesale Inventories - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

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1.20 1.10 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
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