FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - US wholesalers increased their inventories in the month of November of last year by 1.5%, according to data released by the US Census Bureau.

This figure contradicts market forecasts which pointed to a decrease in the range of -0.5% as the beginning of the holiday season was expected to reduce stocks from the 0.3% buildup in October.

November was the second-straight month of growth after inventories entered negative territory in September, 2008.

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