“Ignoring the temporary effect of the bump in inventories, the economy contracted at a 5% annual rate in the 4th quarter.”
“I would add that laws against price gouging also reduce the incentives for businesses to maintain inventories of supplies in anticipation of possible storms.”
“In addition, the theory that it is thin inventories that cause a near-term price spike would suggest that the U.S. could get considerable leverage out of a sale of oil reserves.”
“All the big surge in inventories and imports was simply to offset the prior 3 years of unnatural declines.”
“In the fourth quarter, most of the growth was due to businesses no longer making the deep cuts in inventories that they had made early in 2009, when they were concerned about a sharp fall-off in demand.”
“The rise in inventories and even bigger jump in sales pushed the inventory - to-sales ratio down to 1.13 in March.”
“The USDA report due out Friday could erase the impact of an increased estimate for grain inventories the department issued in a separate report last week that had sent prices tumbling.”
“Firms continue to report overall declines in inventories," said a report Thursday from the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia.”
“The direction of manufacturers 'inventories is a critical one.”
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