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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 8/28/2017 8:30:00 AM For Jul(p), 2017
PriorActual
M/M % change0.6 %0.4 %

Highlights
Wholesale inventories rose a preliminary 0.4 percent in July in a constructive build for third-quarter GDP that offsets a 0.2 percent decline in preliminary retail inventories. Inventories rose strongly in June to give a late lift to second-quarter GDP.

Definition
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. (Bureau of the Census)  Why Investors Care
 

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