Wholesale inventories in the US grew 1.1 percent month-over-month in October of 2020, better than initial estimates of a 0.9 percent rise, and following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in September. Inventories went up for durable goods (0.3 percent vs 0.2 percent in September) with hardware (4.3 percent) posting the highest gain. Nondurable goods stocks also increased (2.5 percent vs 1.9 percent) with farm products (15.8 percent) and drugs (3.9 percent) rising the most. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks declined 2.2 percent. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Wholesale Inventories in the United States averaged 0.36 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2.10 percent in May of 2011 and a record low of -2 percent in March of 2009. This page provides - United States Wholesale Inventories - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Wholesale Inventories - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Wholesale Inventories in the United States is expected to be 0.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wholesale Inventories in the United States to stand at 0.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Wholesale Inventories is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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United States Wholesale Inventories

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.10 0.90 2.10 -2.00 1992 - 2020 percent Monthly
Current Prices, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-28 12:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Sep -0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
2020-11-06 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Sep 0.4% 0.5% -0.1% -0.1%
2020-11-25 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Oct 0.9% 0.7% 0.3%
2020-12-09 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Oct 1.1% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
2020-12-30 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Nov 1.1% 0.5%
2021-01-08 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Nov 1.1%
2021-01-28 01:30 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Adv Dec 0.2%
2021-02-10 03:00 PM Wholesale Inventories MoM Dec


News Stream
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Higher
Wholesale inventories in the US grew 1.1 percent month-over-month in October of 2020, better than initial estimates of a 0.9 percent rise, and following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent increase in September. Inventories went up for durable goods (0.3 percent vs 0.2 percent in September) with hardware (4.3 percent) posting the highest gain. Nondurable goods stocks also increased (2.5 percent vs 1.9 percent) with farm products (15.8 percent) and drugs (3.9 percent) rising the most. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks declined 2.2 percent.
2020-12-09
US Wholesale Inventories Rise the Most in Over 1-1/2-Years
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.9 percent over a month earlier in October 2020, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent rise in the previous month, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the biggest rise in wholesale inventories since January last year, as both durable goods (0.2 percent vs 0.1 percent in September) and nondurable goods stocks (1.9 percent vs 1.5 percent) advanced further. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks declined 2.7 percent
2020-11-25
US Wholesale Inventories Revised Higher
Wholesale inventories in the US increased 0.4 percent month-over-month in September of 2020, better than initial estimates of a 0.1 percent fall, and following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in August. Inventories went up for durable goods (0.1 percent vs 0.6 percent in August), with hardware (2.3 percent) recording the highest gain. Nondurable goods stocks also increased (0.7 percept vs 0.2 percent), with pharma products (4.8 percent) and drugs (1.6 percent) rising the most.
2020-11-06
US Wholesale Stocks Fall in September
Wholesale inventories in the US fell 0.1 percent month-over-month in September 2020, following a downwardly revised 0.3 percent gain in August, a preliminary estimate showed. Durable goods stocks declined 0.1 percent, compared to a 0.5 percent advance in the previous period, while nondurable goods inventories were flat for the second consecutive month. Year-on-year, wholesale stocks dropped 4.5 percent.
2020-10-28

United States Wholesale Inventories
The Wholesale Inventories are the stock of unsold goods held by wholesalers. Inventories are a key component of gross domestic product changes. A high inventory points to economic slowdown in the US, while a low reading points to a stronger growth.