Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in April of 2022, easing from an upwardly revised 2.4 percent gain in the prior month and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (2.2 percent vs 2.7 percent in March), while gains were more subtle for retailers (0.7 percent vs 3.1 percent) and manufacturers (0.6 percent vs 1.4 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 13.7 percent in April. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.30 percent from 1992 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 2.40 percent in March of 2022 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 July of 2022.

Business Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.50 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 2023 and 0.20 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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United States Business Inventories



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-17 02:00 PM Mar 2% 1.8% 1.9% 1.7%
2022-06-15 02:00 PM Apr 1.2% 2.4% 1.2% 1.1%
2022-07-15 02:00 PM May 1.2%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.20 percent May 2022
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 0.60 0.20 percent May 2022
Durable Goods Orders 0.70 0.40 percent May 2022
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 1.70 0.60 percent May 2022
Factory Orders 1.60 0.70 percent May 2022
New Orders 533188.00 557321.00 USD Million Apr 2022
Business Inventories 1.20 2.40 percent Apr 2022
Wholesale Inventories 2.00 2.30 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.20 2.40 2.40 -2.30 1992 - 2022 percent Monthly
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News Stream
US Business Inventories Continue to Rise Strongly
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in April of 2022, easing from an upwardly revised 2.4 percent gain in the prior month and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (2.2 percent vs 2.7 percent in March), while gains were more subtle for retailers (0.7 percent vs 3.1 percent) and manufacturers (0.6 percent vs 1.4 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped by 13.7 percent in April.
2022-06-15
US Business Inventories Rise More than Expected
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 2 percent from a month earlier in March of 2022, quickening from an upwardly revised 1.8 percent increase in the prior month and beating market expectations of a 1.9 percent advance. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (2.3 percent vs 2.8 percent in February), followed by retailers (2.3 percent vs 1.6 percent) and manufacturers (1.3 percent vs 0.9 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories surged by 14.7 percent in March.
2022-05-17
US Business Inventories Beat Forecasts
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.5 percent from a month earlier in February of 2022, quickening from an upwardly revised 1.3 percent increase in the prior month and beating market expectations of a 1.3 percent advance. Stocks mostly expanded among merchant wholesalers (2.5 percent vs 1.2 percent in January), followed by retailers (1.2 percent vs 2.0 percent) and manufacturers (0.6 percent vs 0.8 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories climbed 12.4 percent in February.
2022-04-14