US wholesale inventories decreased by 0.1 percent from a month earlier in November 2019 instead of being unchanged as previously reported, following a revised 0.1 percent gain in October. Stocks at auto wholesalers dropped 1.1 percent (vs -0.5 percent in October) and those at apparel fell 0.4 percent (vs -1.6 percent in October). There were also decreases in machinery, furniture and computer equipment inventories. Meanwhile, petroleum stocks rose 0.6 percent, after declining 3.5 percent in the previous month. The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of GDP edged up 0.1 percent. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories increased 3.3 percent in November.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.38 percent from 1992 until 2019, 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. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be -0.40 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 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.10 0.10 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2019 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-26 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Oct 0.2% -0.7% -0.6% -0.4%
2019-12-06 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Oct 0.1% -0.7% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-12-30 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Nov 0% 0% 0.3% 0.3%
2020-01-10 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Nov -0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0%
2020-01-29 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Dec -0.1% -0.2%


News Stream
2019-12-30
US Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Flat
US wholesale inventories were unchanged from a month earlier in November 2019, the same as in the previous month and missing market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain, preliminary estimates showed. Stocks of non-durable goods slowed (0.5 percent vs 0.8 percent in October) while those of durable goods fell at a softer pace (-0.4 percent vs -0.5 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 3.2 percent in November.

2019-12-06
US October Wholesale Inventories Revised Down
US wholesale inventories increased 0.1 percent from a month earlier in October of 2019, below preliminary estimates of 0.2 percent and after an upwardly revised 0.7 percent fall in the previous month. Stocks of non-durable goods rebounded (0.7 percent vs -1.3 percent in September) while those of durable goods dropped 0.3 percent, the same as in the prior month. Year-on-year, wholesale inventories grew 3.8 percent in October.

2019-11-26
US Wholesale Inventories Unexpectedly Rise
Wholesale inventories in the US rose 0.2 percent from a month earlier in October 2019, rebounding from an upwardly revised 0.7 percent fall in September and beating market expectations of a 0.6 percent decline, an advance estimate showed. Stocks of non-durable goods increased 0.6 percent, after dropping 1.4 percent in the previous month; while those of durables goods went down 0.1 percent, less than a 0.2 percent decline in September. Year-on-year, inventories advanced 3.9 percent in October.

2019-11-08
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Lower
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.4 percent from a month earlier in September 2019, compared to an initial estimate of a 0.3 percent drop and a revised final figure of 0.1 percent gain in August. Auto stocks slumped 1.2 percent (vs -0.3 percent in August) and furniture inventories declined 1.7 percent (vs -0.9 percent in August). Other notable decreases were recorded for metals (-0.8 percent vs -0.5 percent), drugs (-2.2 percent vs 0.6 percent), groceries (-1.2 percent vs 0.0 percent), farm products (-4.9 percent vs -2.9 percent), and petroleum (-2.0 percent vs -3.9 percent). Year-on-year, wholesale stocks rose 4.8 percent in September.


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. .