Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased by 0.4% from a month earlier in November of 2022, following a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in the prior month, matching market expectations. Inventories increased for merchant wholesalers (1% vs 0.6% in October) and retailers (0.1% vs -0.4%) but stalled for manufacturers (vs 0.4% in October). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 15.1% in November. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.30 percent from 1992 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 2.40 percent in March of 2022 and a record low of -2.40 percent in May of 2020. This page provides - United States Business Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Business Inventories - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2023.

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United States Business Inventories



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-15 03:00 PM Oct 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
2023-01-18 03:00 PM Nov 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
2023-02-15 03:00 PM Dec 0.4% 0.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.20 0.10 percent Nov 2022
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -2.60 0.40 percent Nov 2022
Durable Goods Orders -2.10 0.70 percent Nov 2022
Factory Orders Ex Transportation -0.80 0.10 percent Nov 2022
Factory Orders -1.80 0.40 percent Nov 2022
New Orders 543296.00 556645.00 USD Million Nov 2022
Business Inventories 0.40 0.20 percent Nov 2022
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 0.60 percent Nov 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.20 2.40 -2.40 1992 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
US Business Inventories Rise Faster in November as Forecast
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased by 0.4% from a month earlier in November of 2022, following a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in the prior month, matching market expectations. Inventories increased for merchant wholesalers (1% vs 0.6% in October) and retailers (0.1% vs -0.4%) but stalled for manufacturers (vs 0.4% in October). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 15.1% in November.
2023-01-18
US Inventories Growth Slightly Below Expectations
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased by 0.3% from a month earlier in October of 2022, following a downwardly revised 0.2% rise in the prior month and slightly below expectations of a 0.4% advance. Inventories increased for manufacturers (0.5% vs 0.1% in September) and merchant wholesalers (0.5% vs 0.6%), but fell for retailers (-0.2% vs flat reading). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 16.5% in October.
2022-12-15
US Inventories Growth at Near 1-1/2-Year Low
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased by 0.4 percent from a month earlier in September of 2022, slowing from a 0.9 percent advance the in the prior month and slightly below expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. It was the smallest growth since April of 2021, amid slower increases in stocks of merchant wholesalers (0.6 percent vs 1.4 percent in August) and retailers (0.4 percent vs 1.4 percent). Meanwhile, inventories rebounded slightly for manufacturers (0.2 percent vs -0.1 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 17.8 percent in September.
2022-11-16