US wholesale inventories fell 0.2 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, compared to a 0.1 percent decrease initially estimated and following a 0.1 percent rise in November. Computer equipment stocks posted the biggest drop (-1.2 percent vs -0.2 percent in November), followed by automotive (-0.6 percent vs -1.4 percent), machinery (-0.4 percent, the same as in November) and professional equipment (-0.1 percent vs 0.4 percent). Meanwhile, petroleum stocks jumped 7.8 percent (vs 5.2 percent in November). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 2.1 percent in December.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.38 percent from 1992 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -2 percent in March of 2009. This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be -0.40 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 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.20 0.10 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-12-30 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Nov 0% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-01-10 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Nov -0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0%
2020-01-29 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Dec -0.1% 0.1% -0.2%
2020-02-07 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Dec -0.2% 0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
2020-02-28 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Jan -0.2% 0.1%
2020-03-06 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Jan -0.2% 0.1%
2020-03-26 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Feb
2020-04-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Feb


News Stream
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Lower
US wholesale inventories fell 0.2 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, compared to a 0.1 percent decrease initially estimated and following a 0.1 percent rise in November. Computer equipment stocks posted the biggest drop (-1.2 percent vs -0.2 percent in November), followed by automotive (-0.6 percent vs -1.4 percent), machinery (-0.4 percent, the same as in November) and professional equipment (-0.1 percent vs 0.4 percent). Meanwhile, petroleum stocks jumped 7.8 percent (vs 5.2 percent in November). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 2.1 percent in December.
2020-02-07
US Wholesale Inventories Fall in December
US wholesale inventories fell 0.1 percent from a month earlier in December 2019, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in the previous month, a preliminary estimate showed. Stocks of non-durable goods eased (0.1 percent vs 0.9 percent in November) while those of durable goods fell at a slower pace (-0.2 percent vs -0.4 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 2.3 percent in December.
2020-01-29
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Down
US wholesale inventories decreased by 0.1 percent from a month earlier in November 2019 instead of being unchanged as previously reported, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in October. Stocks at auto wholesalers dropped 1.1 percent (vs -0.5 percent in October) and those at apparel fell 0.4 percent (vs -1.6 percent in October). There were also decreases in machinery, furniture and computer equipment inventories. Meanwhile, petroleum stocks rose 0.6 percent, after declining 3.5 percent in the previous month. The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP edged up 0.1 percent. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories increased 3.3 percent in November.
2020-01-10
US Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Flat
US wholesale inventories were unchanged from a month earlier in November 2019, the same as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain, preliminary estimates showed. Stocks of non-durable goods slowed (0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent in October) while those of durable goods fell at a softer pace (-0.4 percent vs -0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 3.2 percent in November.
2019-12-30

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. .