US wholesale inventories decreased by 0.1 percent from a month earlier in November 2019 instead of being unchanged as previously reported, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in October. Stocks at auto wholesalers dropped 1.1 percent (vs -0.5 percent in October) and those at apparel fell 0.4 percent (vs -1.6 percent in October). There were also decreases in machinery, furniture and computer equipment inventories. Meanwhile, petroleum stocks rose 0.6 percent, after declining 3.5 percent in the previous month. The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP edged up 0.1 percent. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories increased 3.3 percent in November.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.38 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. This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be -0.40 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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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-26 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Oct 0.2% -0.7% -0.6% -0.4%
2019-12-06 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Oct 0.1% -0.7% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-12-30 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Nov 0% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-01-10 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Nov -0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0%
2020-01-29 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Dec -0.1% -0.2%


News Stream
2019-12-30
US Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Flat
US wholesale inventories were unchanged from a month earlier in November 2019, the same as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain, preliminary estimates showed. Stocks of non-durable goods slowed (0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent in October) while those of durable goods fell at a softer pace (-0.4 percent vs -0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 3.2 percent in November.

2019-12-06
US October Wholesale Inventories Revised Down
US wholesale inventories increased 0.1 percent from a month earlier in October of 2019, below preliminary estimates of 0.2 percent and after an upwardly revised 0.7 percent fall in the previous month. Stocks of non-durable goods rebounded (0.7 percent vs -1.3 percent in September) while those of durable goods dropped 0.3 percent, the same as in the prior month. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 3.8 percent in October.

2019-11-26
US Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Rise
Wholesale inventories in the US rose 0.2 percent from a month earlier in October 2019, rebounding from an upwardly revised 0.7 percent fall in September and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent decline, an advance estimate showed. Stocks of non-durable goods increased 0.6 percent, after dropping 1.4 percent in the previous month; while those of durables goods went down 0.1 percent, less than a 0.2 percent decline in September. Year-on-year, inventories advanced 3.9 percent in October.

2019-11-08
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Lower
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.4 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, compared to an initial estimate of a 0.3 percent drop and a revised final figure of 0.1 percent gain in August. Auto stocks slumped 1.2 percent (vs -0.3 percent in August) and furniture inventories declined 1.7 percent (vs -0.9 percent in August). Other notable decreases were recorded for metals (-0.8 percent vs -0.5 percent), drugs (-2.2 percent vs 0.6 percent), groceries (-1.2 percent vs 0.0 percent), farm products (-4.9 percent vs -2.9 percent), and petroleum (-2.0 percent vs -3.9 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale stocks rose 4.8 percent in September.

2019-10-28
US Wholesale Inventories Fall in September
Wholesale stocks in the United States decreased 0.3 percent from a month earlier to USD 677.4 billion in September 2019, after being unchanged in the previous month, an advance estimate showed. Stocks of durable goods went down 0.1 percent, after rising 0.1 percent in August while those of non-durable goods slumped 0.7 percent (vs -0.1 percent in August). Year-on-year, inventories rose 5 percent in September.

2019-10-09
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Down
Wholesale stocks in the United States increased 0.2 percent from a month earlier in August 2019, slower than a preliminary estimate of 0.4 percent, the same pace as in the prior month. Wholesale auto inventories rose less (0.1% vs 0.7% in July) while declines were recorded for professional equipment (-0.2% vs 0.6%) and computer equipment (-0.8% vs 0.8%). In contrast, inventories rose for machinery (0.9% vs a flat reading) and hardware stocks posted the largest gain since October 2018 (1.8% vs -0.4%). Meantime, stocks of non-durable goods advanced at a slower pace (0.1% vs 0.4%), largely due to petroleum (-4.5% vs -0.9%). The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP advanced 0.2 percent in August. Year-on-year, inventories advanced 6.2 percent. Meanwhile, sales at wholesalers were unchanged (vs 0.2 percent in July), meaning that at August's sales pace it would take wholesalers 1.36 months to clear shelves, unchanged from July.


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. .

United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 47.20 48.10 77.50 29.40 points [+]
Services PMI 53.20 52.80 61.00 49.30 points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.00 53.90 62.00 37.80 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.70 52.40 57.90 50.30 points [+]
Composite Pmi 53.10 52.70 61.00 50.00 points [+]
Industrial Production -1.00 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.80 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -1.30 -0.90 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.02 77.37 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -2.00 0.20 23.20 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.80 0.00 25.50 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 6.30 -10.20 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 0.30 4.60 -7.00 percent [+]
New Orders 493029.00 496962.00 549482.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.70 0.20 10.40 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories -0.20 0.10 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 69.44 69.40 173.21 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22910.00 22483.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1868.66 1857.53 1873.90 14.67 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 102.70 104.70 108.80 80.10 points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 4.80 3.30 39.00 -34.30 points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 2.40 58.50 -57.90 points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index -5.00 -1.00 27.00 -44.00 points [+]
Ism New York Index 39.10 50.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index -3.20 -1.30 47.60 -59.90 points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.35 0.41 2.79 -5.29 [+]
Chicago Pmi 48.90 46.30 78.60 21.20 points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.10 16.60 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.53 2.57 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 345.67 373.49 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -0.41 -2.55 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1745.00 6678.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -92.00 -109.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Leading Economic Index 129.78 129.35 129.78 45.48 points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 676.00 673.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 1.60 1.10 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 83.67 85.64 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 69.00 71.00 78.00 69.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 23.00 22.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Crude Oil Imports -53.00 -595.00 2201.00 -2518.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Fuel Production -251.00 -105.00 570.00 -699.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Distillate Stocks -1185.00 8171.00 11205.00 -13011.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Cushing Crude Oil Stocks -961.00 342.00 4737.00 -4184.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Gasoline Production 254.00 394.00 1082.00 -1494.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Steel Production 7233.00 7407.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Refinery Crude Runs 76.00 -386.00 1572.00 -3253.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Mining Production 1.40 2.30 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Kansas Fed Manufacturing Index -4.00 -3.00 35.00 -32.00 points [+]
Heating Oil Stocks 142.00 -168.00 94208.00 -92090.00 Thousand Barrels [+]