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Retail Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 8/28/2018 8:30:00 AM For Jul, 2018
PriorActual
M/M % change0.0 %0.4 %

Highlights
Retail inventories rose 0.4 percent in July and were led by a 1.0 percent rise in vehicle inventories. This result together with a 0.7 percent build in wholesale inventories (also released this morning) point to a very fast start for third-quarter inventories which were very negative in the second quarter, pulling down the quarter's GDP growth by 1.0 percentage point. Given that inventories were very lean going into the quarter, today's news is not only positive for GDP but also for production and employment as businesses, meeting strong demand, restock warehouses and shelves.

Definition
Retail inventories measure the monthly dollar value of inventories held by retailers. 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 wholesale inventories and international trade in goods). Final monthly data for retail inventories are released about two weeks later with the Business Sales and Inventories report.  Why Investors Care
 

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