The US Wholesale Sector Field Of Dreams—-We built It But They Did Not Come

By Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge

The good news – wholesale inventories are being worked off (falling 0.3% MoM in November – biggest drop since May 2013). The bad news – inventories are being worked off (crushing Q4 GDP hopes and Fed forecasts). The ugly news – Wholesale sales collapsed 1.0% MoM – the biggest drop in a year (leaving the spread between sales and inventories at a record high). The ugliest data of all – inventories-to-sales spiked to 1.32x – (the highest since 2008’s crisis recession and as high as the worst in the 2001 recession!)

The year-over-year drops are a disaster…

wholesale inv and sales Y-Y_0

Recesion anyone?


This leaves a record absolute spread between sales and inventories…

Inventory vs Sales Spread Nov 2015_0

Simply put – the “Field of Dreams” US Economy has utterly failed! We “built it” but they “did not come.”

Source: Wholesale Trade Data Suggest Manufacturing Recession Spreading to Entire Economy – ZeroHedge