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Wholesale Trade  
Released On 3/8/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorActual
Inventories - M/M change1.0 %-0.2 %

Highlights
Wholesale inventories fell 0.2 percent in January while sales declined 0.1 percent, a comparison that keeps stock-to-sales at a healthy 1.29 ratio. Auto inventories at the wholesale level were depleted in the month, down 3.1 percent against a 3.2 percent rise in sales which points to restocking and a gain for auto production.

Wholesale inventories have been steady as have factory inventories, though retail inventories have been less lean. Low inventories are a plus for the economy but a negative for the GDP calculation which makes today's report an early negative for first-quarter GDP. January data on February retail inventories will be posted next week with the 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
 
 

2017 Release Schedule
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