United States Business Inventories  1992-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2016 after an upwardly revised 0.8 percent rise in November and beating market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. Inventories at manufacturers and retailers edged up 0.1 percent each and those in wholesalers jumped 1 percent. In contrast, autos/parts inventories fell 0.6 percent. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, grew by 0.4 percent. In addition, business sales jumped 2 percent in December, the biggest increase since March of 2011. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 1.40 percent in March of 2011 and a record low of -2.10 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-14 03:00 PM Oct -0.2% 0.0% -0.1% -0.1%
2017-01-13 03:00 PM Nov 0.7% -0.1% 0.5% 0.2%
2017-02-15 03:00 PM Dec 0.4% 0.8% 0.4% 0.5%
2017-03-15 02:00 PM Jan 0.4% 0.3%
2017-04-14 02:00 PM Feb 0.44%
2017-05-12 02:00 PM Mar 0.43%




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 56.00 54.50 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 53.90 55.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 56.50 56.60 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 55.00 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 54.30 55.80 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.00 0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -0.30 0.60 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.30 0.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.30 75.60 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -0.40 -4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.70 -6.80 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 1.00 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 2.10 0.60 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 464868.00 458329.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.30 -2.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.80 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 48.70 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 1.00 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24114.00 24457.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.90 105.80 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 18.70 6.50 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 43.30 23.60 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 12.00 8.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 57.70 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.14 -0.33 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 22.10 17.70 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 50.30 53.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.61 18.43 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.25 3.73 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 487.95 498.93 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 9.53 13.83 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -114.00 -152.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 2846.00 -869.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 180.69 179.83 180.69 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6619.00 6226.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 0.40 -4.00 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 7.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Corruption Index 76.00 74.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]



United States Business Inventories Notes

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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.80 1.40 -2.10 1992 - 2016 percent Monthly
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