November 2017 Us business inventories data 12 January 2018

  • Prior -0.1%
  • Sales 1.2% vs 0.8% prior.
  • Inventory/sales ratio 1.33m vs 1.34m prior
  • Retail sales inventories ex-autos was unrevised at 0.2%

Much like the wholesale sales/inventory report earlier this week, we see another jump in sales. In this case it comes with a higher inventory count, which is no bad thing if sales are good. The ratio shows further tightening. Problems arise when inventories rise because stock isn’t shifting.

Ryan Littlestone

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