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Wholesale Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 6/27/2018 8:30:00 AM For May, 2018
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
M/M % change0.0 %0.1 %0.3 %0.0 % to 0.9 %0.5 %

Wholesale inventories rose 0.5 percent in May which is 2 tenths higher than Econoday's consensus in what marks an upshift for a sector where underlying sales have been outpacing the inventory build. The result is positive both for the general economic outlook and also second-quarter GDP as well.

Consensus Outlook
Wholesale inventories are expected to rise 0.3 percent in May after rising 0.1 percent in April. Relative to sales, wholesale inventories have been low.

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

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