WASHINGTON – U.S. business inventories decreased 0.1% in October to a seasonally adjusted $1.886 trillion, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
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Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal projected a 0.1% decline.
Manufacturing inventories rose 0.2% from the prior month, and wholesaler inventories fell 0.5% from a month earlier. Retail inventories were flat from the prior month.
The Commerce Department data on business inventories can be found at http://www.census.gov/mtis/www/data/pdf/mtis_current.pdf.
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December 14, 2017 10:17 ET (15:17 GMT)