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Wholesale Trade  
Released On 7/11/2017 10:00:00 AM For May, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Inventories - M/M change-0.5 %-0.4 %0.3 %0.2 % to 0.3 %0.4 %

Highlights
Wholesale inventories rose a higher-than-expected 0.4 percent in May with April revised 1 tenth higher to a 0.4 percent draw. Though these results will help second-quarter GDP, the outlook for the third month of the quarter is uncertain as sales at the wholesale level fell a very steep 0.5 percent in May which makes the 0.4 percent build look unwanted. Factory inventories have running slightly higher so far this quarter with retail inventories, based on advance data, also on the rise.

Recent History Of This Indicator
Wholesale trade inventories are expected to rise a sizable 0.3 percent in May which would match the month's advance estimate. Wholesalers, facing soft sales, kept their inventories in check earlier in the year.

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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