Business Inventories Show Smallest Gain in More Than a Year

Business inventories increased 0.3% in June, the smallest gain since May 2010, the Commerce Department said Friday.

The increase followed a revised 0.9% climb in May that was smaller than originally reported.

Inventories were projected to increase 0.5%, Bloomberg reported.

Sales rose 0.4% after a 0.1% decline the previous month.

Factory inventories, which make up about two-fifths of the total, rose 0.2%, while wholesale inventories, which make up about 30%, gained 0.6%.

When sales are growing, it usually means trucking is seeing additional demand to deliver goods and restock shelves.


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