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Total Retailers Inventory-to-Sales

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Wholesalers Business Inventory-to-Sales

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Manufacturers Inventory-to-Sales

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Inventory Management

In regards to inventory management, neither wholesalers, nor retailers, nor manufacturers seem prepared for a downturn.

Wholesalers appear to be in the worst shape.

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Inventory to Sales Ratios: What’s Really Going On?

On November 15, the Census Bureau released its monthly report on Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales. Despite the fact that is it mid-November, we are just now getting data for September.

Wholesale Sales -0.5% Inventories +0.4%

Perhaps there will be an inventory build for the quarter after all because the build in wholesale inventories is not matched by reported sales.

Wholesale and Retail Inventories Rise

Census bureau reports show wholesale and retail inventories jumped in November.

Inventories Bounce, Led by Autos: Inventories Adding To GDP?

Adding to silly Commerce Department reporting of “auto sales”, today we learn business inventories were up 0.3%, led by autos up 1.1%. The rise in inventories matched the Econoday consensus estimate.

Wholesale Trade: Inventory-to-Sales Ratios Extremely Elevated

Wholesale trade inventories rose 0.1% for the month compared to Bloomberg Econoday expectations of a 0.2% rise.

Wholesale Inventories Flat, Inventory-to-Sales Ratio Shows Hurricane Impacts

The Census Bureau reported wholesale inventories were flat in October. The bureau revised September from +0.7% to +0.6%. Hurricane impacts distorted the numbers, as well as mainstream media analysis of the numbers.

Auto Inventories Highest Since July 2009:Concerns Mount, Ford Vehicle Sales Decline 7.2%, GM Up 1.6%

More auto numbers will come in later in the day, but the initial reports show Mixed Sales Results in March.

Wholesale Inventories Rise Slightly Following Big Jumps in December and January

Wholesale inventories rose 0.2% in February. The inventory to sales ratio is elevated.

Investigating Amazon’s Impact on Retail Sales Growth

The latest retail sales report from the Census Department offers a fascinating look at Amazon’s impact on retailers if you dive into the details.