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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 3/28/2018 8:30:00 AM For Feb, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M % change0.7 %1.0 %0.5 %0.3 % to 0.7 %1.1 %

Highlights
Wholesale inventories rose a very sharp 1.1 percent in February which is more than double Econoday's consensus and comes on top of an upwardly revised 1.0 percent build in January. These results are consistent with economic strength and together with builds for retail and durable goods in manufacturing, they point to a positive inventory contribution to first-quarter GDP.

Consensus Outlook
February wholesale trade inventories are expected to rise 0.5 percent following strong builds of 0.8 and 0.7 percent in the prior two months.

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.  Why Investors Care
 

2018 Release Schedule
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