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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 2/27/2018 8:30:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M % change0.2 %0.6 %0.3 %-0.2 % to 0.5 %0.7 %

Wholesale inventories rose a strong 0.7 percent in January to easily top Econoday's high forecast. This together with a 0.8 percent build in retail inventories and a 0.3 percent rise in durable goods inventories (both also released this morning) mark an early start for first-quarter inventories. Note that inventory build during times of economic strength points to gains for production and employment.

Consensus Outlook
Wholesale trade inventories are expected to rise 0.3 percent in January after posting strong builds of 0.4 percent and 0.6 percent in the prior two months.

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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