US wholesale inventories increased 0.2 percent from a month earlier in February 2019, following a 1.2 percent advance in January and missing market expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. Wholesale auto stocks edged up 0.1 percent (vs 1.5 percent in January), while apparel inventories jumped 1.8 percent (vs 1.6 percent in January). Meanwhile, sales at wholesalers increased 0.3 percent in February (vs 0.5 percent in January), boosted by increases in sales of motor vehicles, furniture, professional equipment and electrical goods, while sales of wholesale groceries dropped the most since April 2004. Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.39 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.

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 -0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-25 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-02-27 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv 1.1% 0.4%
2019-03-22 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 1.2% 1.1% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-04-17 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 0.2% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5%
2019-05-03 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv 0.2% 0.3%
2019-05-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM 0.2% 0.3%
2019-05-30 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 55.30 54.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.40 52.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 55.30 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.10 59.70 62.00 37.80 [+]
Composite Pmi 52.80 54.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.80 3.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.10 0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.00 1.10 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.80 79.00 89.39 66.69 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -1.60 0.10 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.90 0.40 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 -0.10 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 -0.10 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 497474.00 500479.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders -0.50 0.00 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.90 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 96.80 89.77 166.37 -245.13 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.20 1.20 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 22232.00 22103.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 2076.20 2076.82 2076.82 14.70 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 101.80 101.70 108.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 66.90 61.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 8.50 13.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 10.10 3.70 39.00 -34.40 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 10.00 16.00 29.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.29 -0.25 2.78 -5.25 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 8.30 13.10 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 58.70 64.70 78.60 21.20 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.46 2.64 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 389.93 445.50 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.45 16.57 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -1.40 7.03 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 92.00 25.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -1174.00 -7710.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 125.56 125.17 125.56 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 -3.10 4.09 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 825.00 833.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 71.00 75.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 22.00 16.00 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 6896.00 7647.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 10.50 12.70 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. . This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Wholesale Inventories - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

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