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January 13, 2017 | Inventory-to-Sales Numbers: What’s Happening?

Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

With today’s retail sales reports comes updated charts on inventory-to-sales ratios. Let’s take a look.

Total Business Inventory-to-Sales

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Total Retailers Inventory-to-Sales

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Wholesalers Business Inventory-to-Sales

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Manufacturers Inventory-to-Sales

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Inventory Management

In regards to inventory management, neither wholesalers, nor retailers, nor manufacturers seem prepared for a downturn.

Wholesalers appear to be in the worst shape.

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Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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January 13th, 2017

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