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Business inventories reports show how the US manufacturers’ and trade inventories changed during a month. It is a moderately important fundamental indicator of the US economy’s strength. Slower growth of inventories or their decline is considered a positive sign for the US dollar (businesses experience less stockpiling of goods — everything gets sold quickly). Fast growth of inventories results in a somewhat weaker US dollar due to slower sales. Business inventories are reported by the US Census Bureau on per-month basis about 45 days after the month’s end. The list of posts presented here contains the reported values for business inventories for several years into the past.

Note: Do not confuse this indicator with wholesale inventories.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007