United States Business Inventories 1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in November 2017, after showing no growth in October and slightly above market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Stocks at merchant wholesalers increased the most (0.8 percent vs -0.4 percent in October), followed by manufacturers (0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent) and retailers (0.1 percent vs flat reading). Year-on-year, inventories rose 3.2 percent. Business Inventories in the United States averaged 0.28 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in May of 1994 and a record low of -2 percent in December of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-15 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.1%
2017-12-14 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM -0.1% 0% -0.1% -0.1%
2018-01-12 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
2018-02-14 03:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.4% 0.20%
2018-03-14 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.22%
2018-04-16 02:00 PM Business Inventories MoM 0.28%


United States Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 59.70 58.20 77.50 29.40 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 55.10 53.90 57.90 50.70 [+]
Non Manufacturing PMI 55.90 57.40 62.00 37.60 [+]
Services PMI 53.70 54.50 61.00 49.30 Index Points [+]
Composite Pmi 54.10 54.50 61.00 50.00 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 3.60 3.50 62.00 -33.70 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.90 -0.10 16.60 -10.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.40 2.50 67.90 -39.40 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 77.90 77.20 89.40 66.70 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders 1.30 -0.40 22.10 -17.90 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Defense 1.00 0.00 24.80 -18.60 percent [+]
Durable Goods Orders Ex Transportation -0.10 1.30 7.50 -6.80 percent [+]
Factory Orders Ex Transportation 0.80 1.20 4.60 -7.30 percent [+]
New Orders 488114.00 479590.00 565232.00 223500.00 USD Million [+]
Factory Orders 1.30 0.40 10.20 -9.40 percent [+]
Business Inventories 0.40 0.00 1.30 -2.00 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 38.51 5.50 132.20 -206.10 USD Billion [+]
Wholesale Inventories 0.80 -0.40 2.10 -2.00 percent [+]
Bankruptcies 23109.00 23443.00 82446.00 19695.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 1738.20 1643.80 1741.40 14.40 USD Billion [+]
NFIB Business Optimism Index 104.90 107.50 107.70 80.10 Index Points [+]
Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index 22.20 27.90 58.50 -57.90 Index Points [+]
Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index 20.00 30.00 30.00 -44.00 Index Points [+]
Ism New York Index 56.30 58.10 88.80 23.40 percent [+]
NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 17.70 19.60 39.00 -35.10 Index Points [+]
Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index 29.70 19.40 46.60 -59.50 Index Points [+]
Chicago Fed National Activity Index 0.27 0.11 2.74 -5.13 [+]
Chicago Pmi 67.60 63.90 78.80 21.40 Index Points [+]
Total Vehicle Sales 17.85 17.48 21.77 9.05 Million [+]
Car Production 2.78 2.80 9.92 1.29 Million Units [+]
Car Registrations 475.17 477.61 1149.00 331.50 Thousand [+]
Crude Oil Stocks Change -6.86 -4.95 14.42 -15.22 BBL/1Million [+]
Natural Gas Stocks Change -183.00 -359.00 147.00 -359.00 Billion cf [+]
Gasoline Stocks Change 3620.00 4135.00 11456.00 -8428.00 Thousand Barrels [+]
Leading Economic Index 184.12 183.53 184.12 70.21 Index Points [+]
Internet Speed 18747.58 17235.62 18747.58 3609.31 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 128949703.00 127873899.00 146874246.00 89399946.00 IP [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 747.00 752.00 1609.00 98.00 [+]
API Crude Oil Stock Change -5.12 -11.19 14.30 -12.40 BBL/1Million [+]
Competitiveness Index 5.85 5.70 5.85 5.42 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 2.00 3.00 7.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 74.00 76.00 78.00 71.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 18.00 16.00 24.00 14.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 6.00 8.00 8.00 4.00 [+]
Steel Production 6709.00 6976.00 11951.00 3799.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Mining Production 11.50 9.30 108.20 -28.80 percent [+]


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. 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.00 1.30 -2.00 1992 - 2017 percent Monthly
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