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Retail Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 5/30/2018 8:30:00 AM For Apr, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedActual
M/M % change-0.4 %-0.7 %0.6 %

Highlights
Retail inventories open the second-quarter with strength, rising 0.6 percent in April to nearly reverse a revised 0.7 percent draw in March. Vehicles are not distorting the results with April inventories here also up 0.6 percent. Retail sales in April proved moderate which hints perhaps at a slowing build for retail inventories in May.

Definition
Retail inventories measure the monthly dollar value of inventories held by retailers. 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 wholesale inventories and international trade in goods). Final monthly data for retail inventories are released about two weeks later with the Business Sales and Inventories report.  Why Investors Care
 

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