RPT-TABLE-U.S. July wholesale inventories rose 1.3 pct

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inventories and sales, seasonally adjusted.
(Percent Changes) July June July10/09
Inventories Total 1.3 0.3 2.5
Durable Goods 1.0 0.5 unch

Automotive 1.3 1.3 0.2

Profl equip 0.5 0.7 6.7

Computer equip. 2.1 1.8 26.8

Machinery 1.3 -0.2 -7.0
Nondurable Goods 1.7 unch 6.4

Petroleum 1.2 -3.6 30.5

July June July10/09
Sales Total 0.6 -0.5 12.7
Durable Goods 0.5 unch 14.8

Automotive 0.6 3.1 15.8

Profl equip 0.4 -0.4 8.2

Computer equip. -0.5 -0.7 16.8

Machinery 3.3 2.9 15.5
Nondurable Goods 0.6 -1.0 10.9

Petroleum 1.4 -5.3 28.3
(Billions of dlrs) July June July09
Inventories Total 404.98 399.91 395.26
Durable Goods 241.25 238.94 241.33

Automotive 35.14 34.70 35.06
Nondurables 163.74 160.97 153.93
(Billions of dlrs) July June July09
Sales Total 350.06 348.00 310.69
Durable Goods 162.06 161.20 141.12

Automotive 24.36 24.21 21.05
Nondurables 188.00 186.80 169.57
Stock-to-sales ratio July June July09

1.16 1.15 1.27

FORECAST:

Reuters survey of U.S. economists forecast:

U.S. July wholesale inventories +0.4 pct

U.S. July wholesale sales +0.3 pct

NOTES/HISTORICAL COMPARISONS:

The stock-to-sales ratio is a measure of how long it would take to deplete inventories at the current sales pace.

RPT-TABLE-U.S. July wholesale inventories rose 1.3 pct