October 2013 Business Inventories and Sales Soften Marginally

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for October 2013 shows sales marginally declined but inventories are in good shape.

Soft Month for Wholesale Sales in October 2013

Written by Steven Hansen October 2013 wholesale sales and inventories data was not as good as last month. This data series is very noisy, and has been on a roller coaster of one good month / one bad month. Consider that the rolling average of sales growth decelerated this month while inventories are within the …

November 2013 Philly Fed Business Outlook Moderately Declines

Written by Steven Hansen The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey softened moderately but remains in positive territory. This survey has been negative for 9 of the last 19 months. Key element new orders also softened but also remains expansion territory.