United States Changes in Inventories

Changes in Inventories in the United States decreased to 111.70 USD Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 115.70 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2013. Changes in Inventories in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Changes in Inventories in the United States averaged 25.19 USD Billion from 1950 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 117.20 USD Billion in the first quarter of 1998 and a record low of -206.10 USD Billion in the third quarter of 2009. In the United States, changes in inventories are often a leading indicator for the overall performance of the economy. This page provides - United States Changes in Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-23

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
111.70 115.70 117.20 -206.10 152.83 | 2014/06 1950 - 2013 USD Billion Quarterly
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United States Changes in Inventories
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Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Industrial Production 3.80 2014-03-31 3.49 62.00 -33.70 4.19 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Business Confidence 53.70 2014-03-15 53.20 77.50 29.40 54.25 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Bankruptcies 33212.00 2013-12-31 34892.00 82446.00 19695.00 29953.92 2014-06-30 Companies [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 2014-02-28 0.40 1.40 -2.10 0.62 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 79.20 2014-03-15 78.80 89.39 66.81 79.28 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Car Registrations 590.80 2013-12-15 531.10 1149.00 331.50 675.67 2014-06-30 Thousand [+]
Changes in Inventories 111.70 2013-11-15 115.70 117.20 -206.10 152.83 2014-06-30 USD Billion [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.20 2014-03-31 0.53 2.66 -4.96 0.12 2014-04-30 [+]
Durable Goods Orders 2.17 2014-02-15 -1.30 16.58 -13.90 0.05 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Factory Orders 1.60 2014-02-15 -1.00 7.10 -7.50 0.58 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.68 2014-03-15 1.18 6.43 -4.21 0.40 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Manufacturing Pmi 55.50 2014-03-15 57.10 57.10 51.00 55.50 2014-04-30 [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.80 2014-03-15 1.83 22.96 -17.85 2.30 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
New Orders 488832.00 2014-02-15 481320.00 497059.00 223465.00 486775.91 2014-06-30 USD Million [+]
Nfib Business Optimism Index 93.40 2014-03-15 91.40 107.70 80.10 93.25 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Non Manufacturing Pmi 53.10 2014-03-15 51.60 62.00 37.60 53.16 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Ny Empire State Manufacturing Index 1.29 2014-04-15 5.61 39.09 -33.73 5.60 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 16.60 2014-04-15 9.00 58.90 -57.90 10.52 2014-05-31 Index Points [+]
Services Pmi 55.30 2014-03-31 53.30 56.70 49.30 53.66 2014-06-30 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 16.40 2014-03-15 15.34 21.77 9.17 15.64 2014-06-30 Millions [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.50 2014-02-28 0.80 2.38 -2.07 0.74 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Changes in Inventories | Notes
Changes in Inventories also known as changes in stocks are the difference in the physical volume or value of inventories held by companies and governments at certain period of time. For companies, those changes may refer to raw materials, finished goods and work in progress. For governments, they may refer to food, oil and stocks for market intervention.


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