TABLE-U.S. Aug. wholesale inventories rise 0.1 pct

venerdì 9 ottobre 2015 16:34
 

9 ottobre (Reuters) - Commerce Department report of
wholesale inventories and sales, seasonally adjusted.



(Percent Changes)         Aug   July  (Prev)  Aug15/14
Inventories Total         0.1   -0.3   -0.1      4.1
  Durable Goods           0.3   -0.1    0.1      4.2
   Automotive            -0.3    0.9    1.0     13.5
   Prof'l equip           0.3   -0.2   unch      1.4
   Computer equip.        1.9   unch   -0.5      2.7
   Machinery              0.5   -0.7    0.1      3.5
  Nondurable Goods       -0.2   -0.5   -0.5      4.0
   Petroleum             -1.4   -5.9   -4.8    -21.9

                          Aug   July  (Prev)  Aug15/14
Sales Total              -1.0   -0.3   -0.3     -4.7
  Durable Goods          -1.2    1.1    1.2     -1.9
   Automotive            -2.7    1.4    1.6      2.6
   Prof'l equip          -2.5    1.8    1.8     -2.0
   Computer equip.       -5.1    3.1    3.2     -6.2
   Machinery             -2.7    4.7    5.2     -3.4
  Nondurable Goods       -0.7   -1.5   -1.7     -7.2
   Petroleum             -4.6   -9.4   -8.2    -36.6

(Billions of dlrs)        Aug     July    (Prev)    Aug'14
Inventories Total      583.87   583.43   584.28   560.66
  Durable Goods        360.09   359.17   360.05   345.47
   Automotive           63.47    63.63    63.70    55.90
  Nondurables          223.78   224.26   224.23   215.20
(Billions of dlrs)        Aug     July    (Prev)    Aug'14
Sales Total            445.43   449.74   449.49   467.53
  Durable Goods        214.93   217.51   217.82   219.01
   Automotive           35.89    36.88    36.92    34.97
  Nondurables          230.51   232.23   231.68   248.52
Stock-to_sales ratio      Aug     July    (Prev)    Aug'14
                         1.31     1.30     1.30     1.20


FORECAST:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:

U.S. Aug. wholesale inventories unchanged

U.S. Aug. wholesale sales -0.3 pct


NOTES/HISTORICAL COMPARISONS:

The stock-to-sales ratio is a measure of how long it would take
to deplete inventories at the current sales pace.