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

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States increased by 0.3 percent month-over-month in January of 2017, following a 0.4 percent rise in December and matching market expectations. Inventories of motor vehicles and parts jumped 2.4 percent, the highest gain since August of 2010. Inventories also rose at retailers (0.8 percent) and manufacturers (0.2 percent). In contrast, inventories at wholesalers fell 0.2 percent. Retail inventories excluding autos, which go into the calculation of GDP, were flat. In addition, business sales also rose 0.2 percent. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2017, 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)
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 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-04-14 02:00 PM Feb 0.3% 0.39%
2017-05-12 02:00 PM Mar 0.38%
2017-06-14 02:00 PM Apr 0.39%




United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 57.70 56.00 77.50 29.40 [+]
Services PMI 52.90 53.80 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 57.60 56.50 62.00 37.60 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.40 54.20 57.90 50.70 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.20 54.10 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 0.30 0.20 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.00 -0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 1.20 0.60 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 75.40 75.50 89.40 66.89 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.70 2.30 23.00 -18.40 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 2.10 2.10 25.70 -19.20 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation 0.40 0.20 6.40 -11.40 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.30 2.40 4.60 -7.10 percent [+]
New Orders 470202.00 464868.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.20 1.30 10.20 -9.70 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.30 0.40 1.40 -2.10 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 46.20 7.10 117.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories -0.30 0.80 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 105.30 105.90 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 16.40 18.70 38.99 -34.30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 32.80 43.30 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 17.00 12.00 26.00 -43.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 51.30 57.70 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.34 -0.02 2.72 -5.09 [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 24.50 22.10 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Pmi 57.40 50.30 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.58 17.61 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 3.42 3.25 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 441.40 553.65 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change 4.95 -0.24 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -150.00 -53.00 147.00 -287.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change -2811.00 -3055.00 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 6362.00 6874.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 1.80 -0.40 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 74.00 76.00 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 March of 2017.

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