United States Business Inventories

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2016 after an upwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in November and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. Inventories at manufacturers and retailers edged up 0.1 percent each and those in wholesalers jumped 1 percent. In contrast, autos/parts inventories fell 0.6 percent. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, grew by 0.4 percent. In addition, business sales jumped 2 percent in December, the biggest increase since March of 2011. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2016, 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.

United States Business Inventories

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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 February of 2017.