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TABLE - U.S. June business inventories rise 0.4 pct
August 13, 2014 / 2:03 PM / in 3 years

TABLE - U.S. June business inventories rise 0.4 pct

Aug 13 (Reuters) - Commerce Department seasonally adjusted data on U.S. business inventories and sales. PCT CHANGES: INVENTORIES June May (Prev) June‘14/13 Total Business 0.4 0.5 0.5 5.8 Manufacturers 0.3 0.8 0.8 4.0 Retailers 0.5 0.2 0.2 5.9 Autos/parts 0.9 0.5 0.6 10.9 Wholesalers 0.3 0.3 0.5 7.9 SALES June May (Prev) June‘14/13 Total Business 0.3 0.3 0.4 4.7 Manufacturers 0.5 -0.1 0.1 3.8 Retailers 0.2 0.4 0.4 4.0 Autos/parts -0.3 0.7 0.8 6.3 Wholesalers 0.2 0.7 0.7 6.5 BLNS OF DLRS: INVENTORIES June May (Prev) June‘13 Total Business 1,743.1 1,736.7 1,737.4 1,647.5 Manufacturers 653.8 651.9 651.5 628.4 Retailers 555.8 553.0 553.2 524.6 Autos/parts 183.5 181.8 181.9 165.4 Wholesalers 533.5 531.8 532.7 494.4 SALES June May (Prev) June‘13 Total Business 1,346.7 1,342.2 1,343.3 1,285.7 Manufacturers 499.8 497.3 498.3 481.7 Retailers 392.5 391.5 391.8 377.4 Autos/parts 87.8 88.1 88.2 82.6 Wholesalers 454.4 453.3 453.2 426.6 Inventory-to- June May (Prev) June‘13 Sales Ratio 1.29 1.29 1.29 1.28

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:

U.S. June business inventories +0.4 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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