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

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased by 0.7 percent month-over-month in November 2016 after falling by an upwardly revised 0.1 percent in October, beating market expectations of a 0.5 percent rise. It was the biggest increase since June 2015, as motor vehicle inventories went up 1.9 percent and clothing stocks increased 0.8 percent. Also, inventories of building materials and garden equipment advanced 1.2 percent. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, grew by 0.5 percent, the biggest gain since September 2015. 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.

United States Business Inventories
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-15 03:00 PM Sep 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.20%
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 0.7% -0.09%
2017-03-15 02:00 PM Jan -0.04%
2017-04-14 02:00 PM Feb -0.10%




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 54.70 53.20 77.50 29.40 [+]
Manufacturing PMI 54.30 54.10 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.20 57.20 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Services PMI 53.90 54.60 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.90 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.50 -0.70 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -0.70 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 0.20 0.00 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.46 74.89 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders -4.60 4.80 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense -6.60 5.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.50 0.90 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.10 0.80 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
Factory Orders -2.40 2.80 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
New Orders 458329.00 469419.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Business Inventories 0.70 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 7.10 -9.50 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 1.00 -0.10 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 24457.00 25227.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1575.40 1477.10 1703.60 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 105.80 98.40 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 23.60 19.70 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 8.00 4.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 63.80 52.50 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 6.50 7.60 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 15.50 10.20 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index -0.27 -0.05 2.71 -5.05 [+]
Chicago Pmi 54.60 57.60 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 18.43 17.87 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.80 3.75 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 498.93 567.34 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 2.35 4.10 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -243.00 -151.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 5951.00 5023.00 11456.00 -8419.00 Thousand Barrels (MB) [+]
Leading Economic Index 179.83 179.32 179.83 70.21 Index Points [+]
Small Business Sentiment 51.67 49.03 59.12 48.35 [+]
Steel Production 6226.00 6382.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production -2.80 -5.00 13.70 -12.60 percent [+]
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 16.00 17.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.70 5.61 5.79 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 3.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]



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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.70 -0.10 1.40 -2.10 1992 - 2016 percent Monthly
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