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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 6/28/2017 8:30:00 AM For May, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
M/M % change-0.3 %-0.4 %0.3 %

Inventories, after contracting in April, moved back into the plus column in May which is a positive for GDP. Wholesale inventories rose 0.3 percent with the build, in a plus, concentrated in durable goods while retail inventories rose 0.6 percent with this build concentrated in vehicles. The build in retail vehicles is probably welcome though sales trends have been flat. This advance report, which includes a narrower-than-expected goods deficit in May, is a badly needed positive for second-quarter GDP.

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

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