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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 4/26/2018 8:30:00 AM For Mar, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M % change1.1 %1.0 %0.5 %0.3 % to 0.6 %0.5 %

Wholesale inventories rose 0.5 percent in March, mostly offset however by a 0.4 percent draw for retail inventories which were also released with today's advance data. Despite the retail results, inventories look to contribute to tomorrow's first-quarter GDP report.

Consensus Outlook
Wholesale trade inventories are expected to rise 0.5 percent in March following very strong builds of 1.1 and 0.9 percent in the two prior 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.  Why Investors Care

2018 Release Schedule
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