Business Inventories and More Complete Sales Data Good in May 2012

Written by Steven Hansen Business sales rate of growth improved marginally, but the good news is that inventories showed little growth. Business data combines manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales. May 2012 results do not show the softness we are currently seeing in the advance June data. There were no signs of inventory buildup even though …

Business Inventories Look Good In April 2012

Written by Steven Hansen Business sales rate of growth improved marginally, but the good news is that inventories showed little growth. Business data combines manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales. The data this month was historically reset due to the new data baselines. There were no signs of inventory buildup.

Business Sales and Inventories Cools Somewhat In March 2012

Written by Steven Hansen Business sales rate of growth continued to slow in 2012, while inventory-to-sales ratios were in the middle of a normal range. Business sales combines manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales. The data this month was historically reset due to the new retail data baseline. Inventory-to-sales levels were near historical lows in February …

February 2012 Business Sales and Inventories Up

Written by Steven Hansen Business sales continued to show moderate growth in February 2012, while inventory-to-sales ratios remain low. Business sales combines manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales. The data this month was historically reset due to the new wholesale data baseline. Inventories look good with inventory-to-sales levels at historical lows for Februarys. Advanced retail sales …

January 2012 Business Sales and Inventories Rebound Slightly

Written by Steven Hansen Business sales showed moderate growth in January 2012 – rebounding from soft numbers in December.  Business sales combines manufacturing, wholesale and retail sales. Business sales (inflation adjusted) now show 4.3% growth year-over-year – literally twice real GDP’s rate of growth. Inventories look good with inventory-to-sales levels near historical lows for Januarys.  …