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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 5/30/2018 8:30:00 AM For Apr, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M % change0.5 %0.2 %0.3 %0.2 % to 0.5 %0.0 %

Wholesale inventories in April won't be contributing to second-quarter GDP, coming in unchanged following a 0.2 percent build in March. But apart from GDP, low inventories are generally a plus and point to the need for restocking and related production and employment.

Consensus Outlook
Wholesale inventories are expected to rise 0.3 percent in April following a 0.3 percent build in March and a large 0.9 percent build in February. Inventories in this sector have been climbing but so have sales.

Wholesale inventories measure the monthly dollar value of inventories held by merchant wholesalers and are tracked to gauge inventory change in quarterly GDP. The advance report is released late in the month for the following month and is part of the Monthly Advance Economic Indicators report (which also includes data on retail inventories and international trade in goods). Final monthly data for wholesale inventories are released about two weeks later with the Wholesale Trade report which also includes initial monthly data on wholesale sales.  Why Investors Care

2018 Release Schedule
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