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CORRECTED-TABLE - U.S. March business inventories rise 0.2 pct
May 12, 2017 / 3:04 PM / 2 months ago

CORRECTED-TABLE - U.S. March business inventories rise 0.2 pct

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 (Corrects Feb auto/parts sales percent change)
    WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - Commerce Department
seasonally adjusted data on U.S. business inventories and sales.
 PCT CHANGES:
 INVENTORIES         March        Feb  March'17/16
 Total Business        0.2        0.2        2.6
 Manufacturers        UNCH        0.2        1.4
 Retailers             0.5        0.3        3.5
 Autos/parts           0.9        1.0        7.8
 Wholesalers           0.2        0.3        3.0
 SALES               March        Feb  March'17/16
 Total Business       UNCH        0.2        6.5
 Manufacturers        -0.1        0.2        5.3
 Retailers             0.1       -0.2        4.9
 Autos/parts          -0.5       -1.5        4.6
 Wholesalers          UNCH        0.7        9.1
 BLNS OF DLRS:
 INVENTORIES         March        Feb   March'16
 Total Business    1,840.8    1,836.9    1,794.0
 Manufacturers       629.7      629.8      621.3
 Retailers           616.5      613.5      595.6
 Autos/parts         219.7      217.9      203.8
 Wholesalers         594.6      593.5      577.1
 SALES               March        Feb   March'16
 Total Business    1,361.0    1,361.0    1,278.4
 Manufacturers       478.8      479.4      454.5
 Retailers           416.7      416.2      397.1
 Autos/parts          96.4       96.9       92.1
 Wholesalers         465.5      465.4      426.7
 Inventory-to-       March        Feb   March'16
 Sales Ratio          1.35       1.35       1.40
  FORECAST:
  Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:
  U.S. March business inventories +0.1 pct
HISTORICAL COMPARISONS/NOTES:
The inventory/sales ratio is a measure of how long it would take
to deplete inventories at the current sales pace.  

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