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Wholesale Trade  
Released On 4/7/2017 10:00:00 AM For Feb, 2017
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Inventories - M/M change-0.2 %0.4 %0.2 % to 0.4 %0.4 %

Wholesale trade inventories rose 0.4 percent in February in line with the advance report. At a year-on-year 3.2 percent, inventories at the wholesale level continue to track well below wholesale sales which are up 9.9 percent on the year and 0.6 percent on the month. The stock-to-sales ratio is unchanged at 1.28. Though questions of overhang are building in the retail sector where sales have been soft, inventories at the wholesale level look lean and stable.

Consensus Outlook
The build in wholesale inventories, in contrast to total inventories, has been limited relative to sales. Forecasters see wholesale inventories rising 0.4 percent in February in line with advance indications.

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

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