Wholesale inventories in the US increased 1.3 percent from the previous month in January 2021, following following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent growth in December, a preliminary estimate showed. Nondurable goods stocks rose 1.4 percent (vs 0.8 percent in December) and durable goods inventories were up 1.3 percent (vs 0.3 percent in December). On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 0.5 percent in January. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.36 percent from 1992 until 2021, 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 March of 2021.

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 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 0.50 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-08 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Nov 0% 1.3% -0.1% -0.1%
2021-01-28 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Dec 0.1% 0% 0.2%
2021-02-10 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Dec 0.3% 0% 0.1% 0.1%
2021-02-26 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Jan 1.3% 0.5% 0.2%
2021-03-08 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Jan 0.5% 1.3% 1.3%
2021-03-26 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Feb
2021-04-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Feb
2021-04-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Mar


News Stream
US Wholesale Inventories Rise at Faster Pace in January
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 1.3 percent from the previous month in January 2021, following following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent growth in December, a preliminary estimate showed. Nondurable goods stocks rose 1.4 percent (vs 0.8 percent in December) and durable goods inventories were up 1.3 percent (vs 0.3 percent in December). On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 0.5 percent in January.
2021-02-26
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Higher
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.3 percent over a month earlier in December 2020, after being unchanged in November and above a preliminary estimate of a 0.1 percent advance. Stocks were up for professional equipment (2.6 percent vs 2.1 percent), electrical goods (1.5 percent vs -1.8 percent), drugs (2.2 percent vs -5.1 percent), farm products (1.9 percent vs -0.8 percent) and petroleum (0.4 percent vs 6.5 percent), but declined for autos (-3.3 percent vs 0.6 percent), machinery (-0.2 percent vs 0.7 percent) and groceries (-2.0 percent vs 0.5 percent). The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP climbed 0.7 percent in December. Year-on-year, inventories fell 1.6 percent.
2021-02-10
US Wholesale Stocks Rise in December
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.1 percent over a month earlier in December of 2020, following a flat reading in the previous month, a preliminary estimate showed. Nondurables goods inventories rebounded (0.3 percent vs -1.1 percent in November) while durable ones stalled (following a 0.7 percent rise in November).
2021-01-28
US Wholesale Inventories Revised to a Flat Reading
Wholesale inventories in the US were flat month-over-month in November of 2020, compared to initial estimates of a 0.1 percent drop, and breaking a 3-month winning streak. Inventories of durable goods increased 0.9 percent while those for non-durables sank 1.2 percent. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories dropped 2.1 percent.
2021-01-08

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.