Business inventories in the United States increased 0.5 percent month-over-month in August of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in July and in line with market expectations. Stocks went up at retailers (0.7 percent compared to 0.6 percent in July), wholesalers (1 percent compared to 0.6 percent) and for autos and parts (1.8 percent compared to 1.4 percent) but fell 0.1 percent for manufacturers (+0.9 percent). Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, were flat after a 0.1 percent rise in July. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of -2 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-09-14 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.6% 0.1% 0.6% 0.4%
2018-10-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3%
2018-11-15 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
2018-12-14 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.2%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 59.80 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.70 55.60 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 54.80 53.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 60.30 61.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.90 53.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 5.10 4.90 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.30 0.40 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.50 3.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.10 78.10 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 0.80 4.60 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -0.60 2.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.40 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 515334.00 510466.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.70 2.60 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.50 0.70 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 76.33 -36.81 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.40 0.90 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22103.00 22245.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2007.53 1965.29 2007.53 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.40 107.90 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 69.80 72.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.20 22.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 21.10 19.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 15.00 29.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.17 0.27 2.77 -5.22 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.40 28.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.40 60.40 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.78 2.45 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 443.14 445.58 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.57 17.44 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.78 3.22 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 65.00 48.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 1852.00 -3161.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 124.26 123.89 124.26 46.91 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change 8.79 7.83 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 886.00 874.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 85.64 84.84 85.64 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 1.00 1.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 6.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7251.00 7461.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 13.40 14.40 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.70 1.30 -2.00 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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