Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 0.7 percent from a month earlier in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in August and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (1.4 percent vs 1.3 percent in August) and among manufacturers (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent), while inventories of retailers shrank (-0.2 percent vs 0.2 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.5 percent. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.27 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of -2.30 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 November of 2021.

Business 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. In the long-term, the United States Business Inventories is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2022 and 0.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Business Inventories


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-15 02:00 PM Aug 0.6% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5%
2021-11-16 03:00 PM Sep 0.7% 0.8% 0.7% 0.5%
2021-12-15 03:00 PM Oct 0.7%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.70 percent Oct/21
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.80 -1.90 percent Oct/21
Durable Goods Orders -0.50 -0.40 percent Oct/21
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.50 percent Sep/21
New Orders 515892.00 515721.00 USD Million Sep/21
Factory Orders 0.20 1.00 percent Sep/21
Business Inventories 0.70 0.80 percent Sep/21
Wholesale Inventories 2.20 1.40 percent Oct/21

News Stream
US Business Inventories Rise as Expected
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 0.7 percent from a month earlier in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in August and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (1.4 percent vs 1.3 percent in August) and among manufacturers (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent), while inventories of retailers shrank (-0.2 percent vs 0.2 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.5 percent.
2021-11-16
US Business Inventories in line with Forecasts
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 0.6 percent from a month earlier in August of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent gain in July and in line with market expectations. Stocks were up at wholesalers (1.2 percent vs 0.6 percent in July), manufacturers (0.6 percent vs 0.6 percent and retailers (0.1 percent vs 0.4 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.4 percent.
2021-10-15
US Business Inventories Continue to Rise
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased 0.5% mom in July of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.9% rise in June and in line with market expectations. It was the 13th consecutive month of gains in business inventories. Stocks were up at wholesalers (0.6%), manufacturers (0.5%) and retailers (0.4%). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.2%.
2021-09-16

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.