United States Business Inventories  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States rose 0.4 percent month-over-month to USD 1.94 trillion in May 2018, following a 0.3 percent gain in April and matching market consensus. Stocks at wholesalers increased the most (0.6 percent vs 0.1 percent in April), followed by inventories at retailers (0.4 percent, the same as in April) and at manufacturers (0.2 percent vs 0.4 percent). By kind of business, there were increases in stocks at motor vehicle & parts dealers (0.9 percent vs 0.8 percent), food & beverage stores (0.6 percent vs -0.9 percent), and general merchandise stores (0.3 percent vs 1 percent). Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, edged up 0.1 percent in May, after a 0.2 percent gain in the previous month. Year-on-year, total business stocks increased 4.4 percent. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of -2 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0% 0.6% 0.1% 0.3%
2018-06-14 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.3% -0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
2018-07-16 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-08-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.4% 0.27%
2018-09-14 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.36%
2018-10-15 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.29%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 60.20 58.70 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.40 56.40 57.90 50.70 [+]
Services PMI 56.50 56.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 59.10 58.60 62.00 37.60 [+]
Composite Pmi 56.20 56.60 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.80 3.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.60 -0.50 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.90 1.20 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 78.00 77.70 89.39 66.71 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.60 -1.00 23.50 -19.00 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -1.50 -1.50 26.00 -19.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.30 1.90 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.70 0.90 4.60 -7.20 percent [+]
New Orders 498174.00 494448.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 0.40 -0.40 10.60 -10.00 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 13.86 15.56 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.60 0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23106.00 23157.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1920.00 1767.00 1920.00 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 107.20 107.80 107.80 80.10 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 55.00 56.40 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 25.70 19.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 22.60 25.00 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 16.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.15 0.42 2.76 -5.16 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 36.50 26.80 47.10 -60.10 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 64.10 62.70 81.00 20.70 Index Points [+]
Car Production 2.72 2.70 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 525.48 461.17 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.47 16.91 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 5.84 -12.63 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change 46.00 51.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -3165.00 -694.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 123.07 122.91 184.16 70.21 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 0.63 -6.80 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 858.00 863.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
Corruption Index 75.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 16.00 18.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 7107.00 6930.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 12.90 12.60 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.30 1.30 -2.00 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
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