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Retail Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 6/28/2017 8:30:00 AM For May(p)
PriorPrior RevisedActual
M/M % change-0.3 %-0.2 %0.6 %

Highlights
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.

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. (Bureau of the Census)  Why Investors Care
 

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