Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased 0.5% mom in July of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.9% rise in June and in line with market expectations. It was the 13th consecutive month of gains in business inventories. Stocks were up at wholesalers (0.6%), manufacturers (0.5%) and retailers (0.4%). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.2%. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.27 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 September of 2021.

Business Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.30 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 0.20 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Business Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.90 1.30 -2.30 1992 - 2021 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-15 02:00 PM Apr -0.2% 0.2% -0.1% -0.1%
2021-07-16 02:00 PM May 0.5% 0.1% 0.5% 0.2%
2021-08-17 02:00 PM Jun 0.8% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7%
2021-09-16 02:00 PM Jul 0.5% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5%
2021-10-15 02:00 PM Aug 0.5%
2021-11-16 03:00 PM Sep
2021-12-15 03:00 PM Oct


News Stream
US Business Inventories Continue to Rise
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased 0.5% mom in July of 2021, following an upwardly revised 0.9% rise in June and in line with market expectations. It was the 13th consecutive month of gains in business inventories. Stocks were up at wholesalers (0.6%), manufacturers (0.5%) and retailers (0.4%). Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 7.2%.
2021-09-16
US Business Inventories Rise for 12th Month
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased 0.8% mom in June of 2021, following a revised 0.6% rise in May and in line with market expectations. It was the 12th consecutive month of gains in business inventories. Stocks were up at wholesalers (1.3%) and manufacturers (1.1%) but fell 0.9% at retailers. Year-on-year, business inventories jumped 6.6%.
2021-08-17
US Business Inventories Match Forecasts
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US increased 0.5% mom in May of 2021, following a revised 0.1% rise in April and in line with market expectations. Stocks were up at wholesalers (1.3%) and manufacturers (0.9%) but fell 0.8% at retailers. Year on year, business inventories jumped 4.5%.
2021-07-16
US Business Inventories Fall for 1st Time in 9 Months
Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the US went down 0.2 percent from a month earlier in April of 2021, following eight consecutive periods of increases and compared to market expectations of a 0.1 percent drop. Stocks at retailers fell 1.8 percent, extending a 1.4 percent decrease in the previous month, while inventories at manufacturers (0.3 percent vs 0.8 percent) and wholesalers (0.8 percent vs 1.2 percent) slowed. Year on year, business inventories rose 1.3 percent.
2021-06-15

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.