US wholesale inventories went up 0.4 percent from a month earlier in April of 2020, recovering from an upwardly revised 1 percent drop in March, a preliminary estimate showed. Stocks of nondurable goods rebounded 1.3 percent, after a 3.3 percent slump in the prior month, while durable goods inventories edged down 0.2 percent (vs 0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories were down 2.6 percent in April.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.37 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -2 percent in March of 2009. This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Wholesale Inventories - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale 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. Looking forward, we estimate Wholesale Inventories in the United States to stand at 0.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 -1.00 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Feb -0.7% -0.6% -0.5% -0.5%
2020-04-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Mar -1% -0.6% 1%
2020-05-08 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Mar -0.8% -0.7% -1% -1%
2020-05-29 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Apr 0.4% -1% -1.4%
2020-06-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Apr -1% 0.4% 0.4%
2020-06-25 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv May
2020-07-09 02:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM May
2020-07-29 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Jun 0.5%


News Stream
US Wholesale Inventories Rebound in April
US wholesale inventories went up 0.4 percent from a month earlier in April of 2020, recovering from an upwardly revised 1 percent drop in March, a preliminary estimate showed. Stocks of nondurable goods rebounded 1.3 percent, after a 3.3 percent slump in the prior month, while durable goods inventories edged down 0.2 percent (vs 0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories were down 2.6 percent in April.
2020-05-29
US Wholesale Inventories Fall Less than Expected
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.8 percent month-over-month in March of 2020, less than an initial estimate of a 1 percent drop. Still, it is the biggest decline in inventories since September of 2011. Stocks of nondurable goods slumped 2.7 percent (vs –2.6 percent in the preliminary estimate), while durable goods inventories edged up 0.5 percent (vs 0.1 percent in the preliminary release). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories were down 1.7 percent in March.
2020-05-08
US Wholesale Inventories Fall the Most in Over a Decade
US wholesale inventories dropped 1 percent from a month earlier in March 2020, the largest decline since September 2009, a preliminary estimate showed. Stocks of nondurable goods slumped 2.6 percent (vs -0.2 percent in February), while durable goods inventories edged up 0.1 percent (vs -0.8 percent in February). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories were down 2.0 percent in March.
2020-04-28
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Lower
US wholesale inventories decreased 0.7 percent from a month earlier in February 2020, compared to a 0.5 percent decline previously estimated and January's revised figure of a 0.6 percent drop. Auto stocks fell 1.9 percent, following a 0.8 percent decrease in January, and machinery inventories were down 0.4 percent, after being unchanged. In addition, inventories declined for computer equipment and petroleum. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories dropped 1.3 percent in February.
2020-04-09

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.