Details of the August 2015 US wholesale inventories data report 9 October 2015

  • Prior -0.1% (revised to -0.3%)
  • Sales -1.0% vs -0.3% exp m/m. Prior -0.3%
  • Inventory to sales ratio 1.31 vs 1.30 prior

Durable inventories rose 0.3% following a 0.1% drop in July and that's something that needs watching. The other main build was in Computer equipment which was up 1.9%. That may be in part to the upcoming thanksgiving and Christmas holiday periods, including the black Friday/cyber Monday sales days

The inventory sales ratio ticked up too and is something else that needs monitoring for signs of shelves not emptying

There's nothing here that the dollar is worried about anyway as it sits at 120.25

US wholesale inventory/sales ratio