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Changes in inventories in constant prices of 2010

(US dollars)

China is the top country by real changes in inventories in the world. As of 2016, real changes in inventories in China was 167,711 million US dollars that accounts for 32.93 % of the world's real changes in inventories. The top 5 countries (others are India, Iran, the United States of America, and France) account for 76.91 % of it. The world's total real changes in inventories was estimated at 509,311 million US dollars in 2016.

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What is real changes in inventories?

Changes in inventories (including work-in-progress) consist of changes in: (a) stocks of outputs that are still held by the units that produced them prior to their being further processed, sold, delivered to other units or used in other ways; and (b) stocks of products acquired from other units that are intended to be used for intermediate consumption or for resale without further processing; they are measured by the value of the entries into inventories less the value of withdrawals and the value of any recurrent losses of goods held in inventories.