United States Business Inventories  1992-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased by 0.2 percent month-over-month in March 2017, the same pace as in February and above market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. Retail inventories grew by 0.5 percent, as motor vehicle stocks rose by 0.9 percent amid declining sales. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, increased by 0.3 percent. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.40 percent in March of 2011 and a record low of -2.10 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-15 02:00 PM Jan 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-04-14 02:00 PM Feb 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
2017-05-12 02:00 PM Mar 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.3%
2017-06-14 02:00 PM Apr 0.2% 0.25%
2017-07-14 02:00 PM May 0.21%
2017-08-15 02:00 PM Jun 0.24%




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.80 57.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 54.00 53.10 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.50 55.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.50 52.80 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.90 53.20 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.20 1.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.00 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.70 0.70 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 76.70 76.10 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.70 2.30 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.80 1.10 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.40 0.80 6.00 -11.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.00 0.30 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 478185.00 476493.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.50 0.80 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.20 0.20 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 4.30 49.60 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23591.00 24114.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1571.20 1611.40 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.50 104.70 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index -1.00 5.20 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 38.80 22.00 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 1.00 20.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.80 56.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 16.80 16.90 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.49 0.07 2.73 -5.10 [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.30 57.70 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.88 16.62 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.54 3.13 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 569.19 502.25 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -4.43 -1.75 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 75.00 68.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -787.00 -413.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 182.29 181.81 182.29 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 7003.00 6362.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 7.30 3.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]


United States Business Inventories Notes

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. This page provides - United States Business Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Business Inventories - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.20 1.40 -2.10 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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