U.S. business inventories rose 0.2% in May, to a seasonally adjusted $1.019 trillion, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

The May increase came after a revised April hike of 0.4%, to an adjusted $1.017 trillion. The April increase had previously been estimated at 0.3%. Total business stocks equaled 1.37 month of sales in May, up from 1.36 month in the preceding month.

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