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Wholesale Trade  
Released On 5/9/2017 10:00:00 AM For Mar, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Inventories - M/M change0.4 %0.3 %0.2 %-0.1 % to 0.3 %0.2 %

Highlights
Wholesale inventories came in at a consensus 0.2 percent increase led by a sharp build in autos, excluding which March inventories were unchanged. Sales in the wholesale sector were unchanged in the month though the mismatch with the inventory build does not lift the stock-to-sales ratio which holds at a healthy 1.28. These results will not upset expectations for an incremental 0.1 percent rise in Friday's business inventories report. Inventories have been moving higher gradually, largely in line with underlying demand.

Recent History Of This Indicator
Wholesale trade inventories are expected to rise 0.2 percent in March despite a 0.1 percent decline in advance data. Inventories, in a positive for future production and employment, held steady through the first quarter including at the wholesale level.

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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