US Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.3% in September

U.S. wholesale inventories increased 0.3 percent in September, on par with analysts’ estimates, while the strong growth in August was revised slightly downward from 0.9 percent to 0.8 percent.

The component of wholesale inventories that goes into the calculation of gross domestic product – wholesale stocks excluding autos – rose 0.42 percent.



Sales at wholesalers in September rose 1.3 percent, compared to a upwardly revised 1.9 percent growth rate in August. The figure is slightly stronger than the 0.9 percent growth rate expected by economists polled by Reuters.

Wholesale auto sales rose 0.7 percent after surging at a revised 4.4 percent rate the month before.

At the September sales pace it would take wholesalers 1.27 months to clear their stock of goods, down from 1.28 months in August.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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