January 2014 Business Inventories and Sales Soft

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for January 2014 shows sales declined with inventory levels up but remaining on the high side of a normal range for periods of expansion.

December 2013 Business Inventories and Sales Improve

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for December 2013 shows sales improved with inventory levels normal.

Wholesale Sales Relatively Strong in December 2013

Written by Steven Hansen December 2013 wholesale sales and inventories data was relatively strong. This data series is very noisy, and has been on a roller coaster of one good month / one bad month. Even the unadjusted three month rolling average is stronger than the headline data this month.

November 2013 Business Inventories and Sales Again Soften Marginally

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for November 2013 shows sales declined with inventories higher than normal. This is in contrast to the US Census view which sees sales increasing and inventory levels normal.