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Retail Inventories [Advance]  
Released On 2/27/2018 8:30:00 AM For Jan, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
M/M % change0.2 %0.3 %0.8 %

In what may be a bit of an unwanted build, retail inventories jumped 0.8 percent in January with the increase concentrated in motor vehicles where final sales have been weak. The retail sector, after a strong run, has been showing some softness though the health of the jobs market together with enormous strength in consumer confidence do hint at better sales ahead. This build together with a 0.7 percent rise in wholesale inventories and a 0.3 percent rise in durable goods inventories (both also released this morning) mark a fast start for first-quarter inventories.

Retail inventories measure the monthly dollar value of inventories held by retailers. The advance report is released late in the month for the following month and is part of the Monthly Advance Economic Indicators report (which also includes data on wholesale inventories and international trade in goods). Final monthly data for retail inventories are released about two weeks later with the Business Sales and Inventories report.  Why Investors Care

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