Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.3 percent from a month earlier in November of 2021, the same as in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose at retailers (2 percent vs 0.3 percent), merchant wholesalers (1.4 percent vs 2.5 percent) and manufacturers (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories climbed 8.7 percent in November. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 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 January of 2022.

Business Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.60 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
2021-12-15 03:00 PM Oct 1.2% 0.8% 1.1% 0.8%
2022-01-14 03:00 PM Nov 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1%
2022-02-16 03:00 PM Dec 1.3%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 0.30 percent Nov/21
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.00 1.30 percent Nov/21
Durable Goods Orders 2.50 0.10 percent Nov/21
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 1.50 percent Nov/21
Factory Orders 1.60 1.20 percent Nov/21
New Orders 531836.00 522138.00 USD Million Nov/21
Business Inventories 1.30 1.30 percent Nov/21
Wholesale Inventories 1.40 2.50 percent Nov/21

News Stream
US Business Inventories Match Forecasts
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.3 percent from a month earlier in November of 2021, the same as in the previous month and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose at retailers (2 percent vs 0.3 percent), merchant wholesalers (1.4 percent vs 2.5 percent) and manufacturers (0.7 percent vs 0.9 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories climbed 8.7 percent in November.
2022-01-14
US Business Inventories Rise Most in a Decade
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 1.2 percent from a month earlier in October 2021, the most since May 2011 and above market expectations of 1.1 percent. Stocks rose at merchant wholesalers (2.3 percent vs 1.4 percent in September), manufacturers (0.8 percent vs 1.0 percent) and retailers (0.1 percent vs -0.1 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.8 percent in October.
2021-12-15
US Business Inventories Rise as Expected
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US rose 0.7 percent from a month earlier in September of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent gain in August and in line with market expectations. Stocks rose the most among merchant wholesalers (1.4 percent vs 1.3 percent in August) and among manufacturers (0.8 percent vs 0.7 percent), while inventories of retailers shrank (-0.2 percent vs 0.2 percent). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.5 percent.
2021-11-16

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.