Wholesale inventories in the US increased 1.3% mom in May of 2021, higher than initial estimates of a 1.1% rise and compared with an upwardly revised 1.1% gain in April. Inventories increased for durables (1.2% vs 0.7% in April), namely lumber (7.6% vs 1.5%), metals (2.4% vs 2.3%) and furniture (2.4% vs 2.5%). Inventories were also higher for nondurables (1.5% vs 1.7%), namely drugs (2.3% vs -0.2%). source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.38 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -1.90 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 July of 2021.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.60 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 1.10 2.10 -1.90 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Apr 0.8% 1.1% 1.2%
2021-06-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Apr 0.8% 1.2% 0.8% 0.8%
2021-06-24 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv May 1.1% 1% 0.4%
2021-07-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM May 1.3% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
2021-07-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Jun 1.3% 0.8%
2021-08-06 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Jun
2021-08-27 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Jul
2021-09-10 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Jul


News Stream
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Higher
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 1.3% mom in May of 2021, higher than initial estimates of a 1.1% rise and compared with an upwardly revised 1.1% gain in April. Inventories increased for durables (1.2% vs 0.7% in April), namely lumber (7.6% vs 1.5%), metals (2.4% vs 2.3%) and furniture (2.4% vs 2.5%). Inventories were also higher for nondurables (1.5% vs 1.7%), namely drugs (2.3% vs -0.2%).
2021-07-09
US Wholesale Inventories Rise for 10th Month
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 1.1 percent month-over-month to $707.5 billion in May of 2021, following a 1 percent growth in April, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the tenth consecutive month of gains in wholesale inventories. Durable goods stocks advanced faster (1.1 percent vs 0.7 percent in April) while nondurable ones rose less (1.1 percent vs 1.5 percent). On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 7.8 percent.
2021-06-24
US Wholesale Inventories Rise For 9th Month
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.8 percent from a month earlier to USD 698.0 billion in April 2021, in line with preliminary estimates and following a 1.2 percent growth in March. Nondurable goods stocks rose 0.9 percent (vs 1.4 percent in March) on the back of increases in inventories of groceries and farm products. Also, durable goods stocks were up 0.7 percent (vs 1.0 percent in March), boosted by automotive, electrical, metals and professional equipment. On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 5.2 percent in April.
2021-06-09
US Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.8% in April
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.8 percent month-over-month to $698.3 billion in April of 2021, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent growth in March, a preliminary estimate showed. Nondurable goods stocks rose 1 percent and durable goods inventories were up 0.7 percent. On a yearly basis, wholesale inventories advanced 5.2 percent in April.
2021-05-28

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.