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Wholesale Trade  
Released On 2/10/2011 10:00:00 AM For Dec, 2010
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Inventories - M/M change-0.2 %-0.2 %1.0 %

Highlights
Wholesalers built up their inventories in December in what likely reflects optimism for future sales. The build was roughly split between durable goods and nondurable goods, the latter subject to price swings for commodities. Inventories, which lagged sales in November, rose faster than sales in December to push up the wholesale stock-to-sales ratio by one tenth to 1.16. Inventories at the factory level, previously released, rose 1.1 percent in December. Inventory building is good news when the economy is on the rise as it points to job creation. Data on retail inventories will be posted with Tuesday's business inventories report.

Definition
Wholesale trade measures the dollar value of sales made and inventories held by merchant wholesalers. It is a component of business sales and inventories.  Why Investors Care
 
 

2011 Release Schedule
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