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Current industrial reports
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FOR RELEASE: November 4, 1968 SERIES: M3-1(68)-9




NEW ORDERs -^iS OF -99?^. Manufacturers' New OrderS (Seasonally Adjusted)
NE- O E ______Billions of Dollars*
.. -. .. .. "3 5
New orders for manufactured product .6 :
billion in September increased $1.5 billion the 30
August level, after seasonal adjustment, r
of the Census, U.S. Department of a xerce, |
announced today. The durable goods sectocprted urableods 25
a $1 billion increase to $28.3 billion. n able / _"
goods manufacturers showed a $500 million 0se/ __-.---.. -----""--
to $23.4 billion from $22.9 billion in Au -.'- Nondrable Goods 20
creases were widespread. In the durable r W ,
area, the most substantial gains occurred inm
primary metals and machinery industry groups. 15
(For most nondurable goods industries, orders equal
shipments.) Orders for the machinery and equip-
ment industries showed virtually no change from
August with declines in transportation equipment *semilog. scale
other than motor vehicles and parts offsetting ,. i. ,
increases in other industries. The new defense 1965 1966 1967 1968 10
products series based on separate reports filed by
large defense contractors indicated an order decline Chart 2- Manufacturers' Shipments (Seasonally Adjusted)
to $1.9 billion from nearly $2.4 billion in August. lons dollars
(SEE CHART 1) ih- o0l55

,50
45
SHIPMENTS Total
40
Manufacturers' shipments in September increased 35
to $51.2 billion compared with $49.7 billion in August.
All major durable industry groups recorded in- 30
creases from their August totals with primary
metals, nonelectrical machinery, and transportation
equipment reporting the largest gains. Shipments Db --Go 25
of total durables for September amounted to $27.9 Durable oaods--
billion, $1.2 billion higher than the August total of _-------'
$26.7 billion. September shipments of nondurable --- Nondurable Goods 20
goods increased to $23.3 billion from $23.0 billion
in August. Moderate increases occurred in most
nondurable industry groups. (SEE CHART 2) 15



*Semilog. scale
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UNFILLED ORDERS


Chart 3-Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars*


Unfilled orders of $80.6 billion held by durable
goods manufacturers at the end of September showed
a $400 million increase from the August total.
However, the substantial increase in shipments of
durable goods coupled with the moderate increase


in backlog


resulted


in a decrease of the unfilled


orders-shipments ratio for durable goods from 3.38
in August to 3.24 in September. Moderate increases
in most major industry groups were partially offset
by a sizeable decline in the backlog for the aero-


space industry.


(SEE CHART 3)


INVENTORIES


Total


inventories


the end of September


held by all manufacturers at


fl..-~Li


1% .1


UUraoiRe OOOS


*Semilog. scale
it l lIll Il


continued to increase on a


seasonally adjusted basis to $86.9 billion compared
with $86.7 billion at the end of August. However,


this $200 million


increase


contrasts with a $900


million increase recorded in August.


of the moderate


increase


inventor


As a result
ies and the


substantial increase in shipments, the inventories-
shipments ratio reversed direction and decreased
to 1.70 in September compared with 1.74 in August.
The inventories of durable goods manufacturers in-
creased $100 million to $56.2 billion at the end of


September.


near


their


changes.


Most durable industry groups remained


end of August


level


minor


The notable exception was the decline in


the automotive sector of the transportation industry,


primarily


because


of significant


materials and supplies inventories.


declines


in its


Inventories of


$30.7 billion for nondurable goods manufacturers at
the end of September showed virtually no change
from the August level of $30.6 billion. The moderate
increase in finished goods of nondurable stocks was


nearly offset by the minor decl
and supplies and work-in-process.


ines in materials
(SEE CHART 4)


Inquiries concerning these figures should be
addressed to the U.S. Department of Commerce,
Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Wash-


ington, D.C.


20233.


Chart 4-


Total Inventory (Seasonally Adjusted)


-----'


~~~0~


Durable Goods






Nondurable Goods


Billions of Dollars*


*Semilog scale


.1cale


1965 1966


1967 1968










Table 1.--VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Millions of dollars)

Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted ut sesn l Seasonally adifctei .a t
adjustment adjustjm Industry group
Sept. Aug. July Sept. Aug. Sept. Sept. Aug. July Sept. Aug. Semt.
1968p 1968r 19i8r 1968P 1968r 167 1968S 1968 1)6S8 1968 1968r 1967


All manufacturing industries:
Total............................
Total, excluding transportation..
Durable goods industries, total..........
Stone, clay, and glass products........
Primary metals, total..................
Blast furnaces, steel mills..........
All other primary metals.............
Fabricated metal products, total.......
Metal cans, barrels, and drums.......
Machinery, except electrical, total....
Engines and turbines........*........
Farm machinery and equipment.........
Construction, .mning, and material
handling equipment..............--..
Metalworking machinery...............
General industrial machinery.........
Electrical machinery, total............
Electrical transmission and distribute
equipment and industrial apparatus..
Household appliances, including radio


and TV.....4..W. .. .. .. .* ...* .*..*. ,*,...
Communication equipment-.................
Transportation equipment, total...........
Motor vehicles and parts................
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........
Instruments and related products..........
All other durable goods industries.......
Nondurable goods industries, total........


Food and kindred products, total.
Meat products..................


Tobacco products........-...... ...........*
Textile mill products-....................
Paper and allied products, total..........
Pulp, paper, etc........................,.
Chemicals and allied products, total......
Industrial chemicals, except pigments...
Petroleum and coal products...............
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c-.......
All other nondurable goods industries.....


All manufacturing industries:
S Total............. .......*. ..* *
Total, excluding transportation.....


Durable goods industries, total.............
Primary metals, total...................
Blast furnaces, steel mills.............
Fabricated metal products,.................
Machinery, except electrical, total.......
Engines, -and turbines..... ..... .....
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment................ .- -. .
Metalworking machinery............... ,
General industrial machinery............
Electrical machinery, totals..............
Electrical transmission and distribution
equipment and industrial apparatus.....
Household appliances, including radio
and TV .................................
Cosmmnication equipment .................
Transportation equipment, total.....,.....
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........
All other Iurable goods industries.......
Nondurable goods industries, total..........
Industries with unfilled orders..........
Tn'!n *t^ r 1^ s t $''.-i 4 '-r 1 A --.f ^r< mrr


Shipments


26,720


28,094


24,407


2


2,727
301


9*~
p


p..
p..
4~*

4&*


* p 4
~9~1
S.,
~ on
.4.


Total inventories


55,461


S.4.3


3


11,060
838
918

i,868
1,019

?,W
%,441

1,784

1,879
2/,496
,3,743
4,419
7,843
2,C '8
5,074

0,350
7,309
645
2,114
3,439
2,344
936
, 717
1,929
2,080
1,723
5,624


New orders Unfilled orders


47,414
41,338
25,714
3,662
1,876
2,675
4,251
361

636
279
410
4,106

690

8g9.
1,350
6,076
2,476
4,944
21,700
5,809
i r- Ia--


80,576


9,143


14,432
3,836

1,666
1,810
1,412
12,992

3,465

579
5,250
32 589
26,491
5,769
3,022
3,022


12,801

3,445


3,122
3,122


81,314


9,155


1


1,$77
1,364
I C /
2. ,954

3,471

596
,173
3,101
7,071
5,869
3,033
3,033


1,368


353

620
299
458
3,389

643

733
928
4,976
2,126
2,344
955.
3,018
3,275
7,729
1,707
438
1,819
2,041
886
3,940
1,289
1,884
1,160
4,264


5,175


r


New orders Unfilled orders


I i


i I








Table 2.--VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDER, FOR MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES


(Millions


of dollars)


Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
adjustment adjustment
Industry group
Sept. Aug. July Sept. Aug. Sept. Sept. Aug. July Sept. Aug. Sept.
1968p 1968r 1968r 1968P 1968r 1967 1968p 1968r 1968 1968P 1968r 1967

Shipments Total inventories

All manufacturing industries, total.. 51,196 49,708 51,308 52,855 47,967 47,203 86,880 86,713 85,829 86,172 86,247 81,041
Durable goods industries, total........... 27,860 26,720 28,094 28,448 24,692 25,527 56,175 56,069 55,461 55,850 55,897 52,280
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 23,336 22,988 23,214 24,407 23,275 21,676 30,705 30,644 30,368 30,322 30,350 28,761
Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Home goods and apparel................... 4,425 4,519 4,865 4,904 5,000 4,706 9,150 9,043 8,932 8,949 9,050 8,397
Consumer staples......................... 9,909 9,831 9,862 10,543 9,870 9,431 11,682 11,714 11,675 11,611 11,519 11,093
Equipment and defense products, except
automotive.............................. 8,249 8,015 8,277 8,338 7,610 7,328 21,969 21,774 21,604 21,704 21,635 20,172
Automotive equipment..................... 4,695 4,442 4,313 4,692 2,677 3,639 4,982 5,306 5,167 5,170 5,278 4,628
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products................... 4,27% 3,998 4,052 4,488 4,259 3,883 7,001 6,944 6,887 6,894 6,912 6,259
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products................... 19,640 18,903 19,939 19,890 18,551 18,216 32,096 31,932 31,564 31,844 31,853 30,492
Supplementary series:2
Consumer durable goods industries........ 1,970 1,939 2,049 2,201 2,063 2,251 4,528 4,498 4,446 4,414 4,487 4,161
Machinery and equipment industries...... 5,898 5,682 5,589 5,920 5,348 5,477 13,872 13,846 13,851 13,771 13,766 13,424
Defense products industries (old series). 3,859 3,742 4,126 3,926 3,608 3,444 11,377 11,146 10,958 11,240 11,122 9,801
Defense products (new series)W............. 1,884 1,823 2,217 1,916 1,757 (NA) 7,265 7,138 6,987 7,179 7,118 (NA)

New orders Unfilled orders

All manufacturing industries, total.. 51,610 50,084 50,064 53,488 48,449 47,414 83,598 83,184 82,806 84,334 83,700 81,518
Durable goods industries, total............ 28,258 27,212 26,808 29,093 25,316 25,714 80,576 80,177 79,684 81,314 80,667 78,554
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 23,352 22,872 23,256 24,395 23,133 21,700 3,022 3,007 3,122 3,020 3,033 2,964
Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Home goods and apparel................... 4,431 4,460 4,838 4,932 4,927 4,654 2157 2,091 2154 2,236 2 195 2,229
Consumer staples......................... 9,919 9,827 9,874 10,556 9,866 9,435 ,9 ,2 215 22
Equipment and defense products, except
automotive.............................. 8,361 8,142 7,888 8,737 8,069 7,502 t5,673 5,368 45,151 46,496 45,873 43,724
Automotive equipment................... 4,891 4,532 4,314 4,918 2,794 3,600 5 46,496 45,873 43,724
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products................. 4,558 4,135 3,956 4,620 4,297 3,764 9,551 9,270 9,133 9,510 9,377 8,450
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products................... 19,400 18,988 19,194 19,725 18,496 18,459 26,217 26,455 26,368 26,092 26,255 27,115
Supplementary series:2
Consumer durable goods industries........ 2,018 1,884 2,034 2,226 2,027 2,196 1,697 1,650 1,705 1,794 1,769 1,808
Machinery and equipment industries....... 6,004 6,027 5,714 5,867 5,855 5,204 21,400 21,295 20,951 21,521 21,573 21,519
Defense products industries (old series). 3,404 3,913 3,666 4,233 3,897 4,146 32,407 32,860 32,690 33,242 32,935 31,388
Defense products (new series*........... 1,918 2,355 1,914 2,437 2,367 (NA) 21,358 21,324 20,792 21,909 21,389 (NA)


*During 1968 manuf
figures on shipments,
in these new defense


actures
orders
series.


in ordnance,
, and total
Since there


has been seasonally adjusted using
for trading-day and calendar month
of the separate industry categories


communications
inventories of
is no historic


reraft and aircraf
performed for Dep


data available


factors of these indus
ation; unfilled orders
follows:


ar


to develop


parts, and
tment of De


separate


shipbuilding industries


fense. T
seasonal


PPreliminary. rRevised.
inventories as of end of month.


he result
factors


s


of t


began
hese


to prov
reports


for these reporters,


e aggregate
e included
the data


'Shipments and new orders adjusted
2The supplementary series are regroupings


Consumer durable goods industries Household furniture; kitchen articles and pottery; cutlery, handtools, and hardware;
household appliances; ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous personal goods.
Machinery and equipment industries Machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops),
electrical machinery (excluding household appliances, communication equipment and
electronic components), shipbuilding and repairing, and railroad and street car equipment.
Defense products industries (old series) Communication equipment, complete aircraft, aircraft parts, and ordnance. (Thus the
Defense industries series includes significant amounts of nondefense work in these
industries and omits defense work performed in other industries.)
Defense products (new series) Based on separate reports on defense work filed by large defense contractors in the following
industries: ordnance, communications, complete aircraft, aircraft parts, and shipbuilding.
Thus, it differs from the old series in that it includes defense activity in shipbuilding and
excludes nondefense work in ordnance, communications, complete aircraft, and aircraft parts. The
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments of Defense-Oriented Industries,
for the specified industries.









Table 3.--MANUFACTURERS SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS MONTH-TO-MONTH AND LONG TERM PERCENT


(Based


on seasonally


adjusted data)


Month-to-month-1968 Average, 1962-1967 Average monthly rates of change

3 months 6 months 12 months
Item and industry group Aug.- July- June- Average Average a-
Sept. Aug. July Rise Decline June- March- Sept. 1967-
Sept. 1968 Sept. 1968 Sept. 1968
Shipments:
All manufacturing industries.......... +3.0 -3.1 +1.1 +1.3 -1.0 +0.3 +0.9 +0.9
Durable goods industries, total,.......... +4.3 -4.9 +1.7 +2.1 -1.9 +0.4 +0.7 +0.9
Nondurable goods industries, total....... +1.5 -1.0 +0.5 +0.9 -0.5 +0.3 +1.3 +1.0
Total inventories:
All manufacturing industries........... +0.2 +1.0 +0.3 +0.7 -0.2 +0.5 +0.6 +0.5
New orders:
All manufacturing industries........... +3,0 0.0 +0.4 +1.8 -1.5 +1.1 +0.7 +0.8
Durable goods industries, total.......... +-3.8 +1.5 +0.4 +3.0 -2.5 +1.9 +0.2 +1.7
Nondurable goods industries, total....... +2.1 -1.7 +0.5 +1.0 -0.6 +0.3 +1.4 +1.0
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods industries, total......... +0.5 +0.6 -1.6 +1.3 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 +0.1












Table 4.--RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES TO SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)
Inventories shipments ratio Unfilled orders shipments ratio1
Inventories shipmets ratio rt0
(months' backlog)
Industry group .. .. ....
Sept. Aug. July Sept. Sept Aug. July Sept.
1968p 1968 1968 1967 1968' 1968 1968 1967


All manufacturing


Durable g
Stone,
Primary


industries,


total.


goods industries,


clay, and


glass products..........................


Fabricated metals........................................
Machinery, except electrical.....................,.....
Electrical machinery.....................................
Transportation equipment.. ...............................
Instruments and related products.........................


Nondurable


goods industries,


Food and kindred


products .............. ............. ....


Tobacco


Textile mill


products.................


Paper and allied products................................
Chemicals and allied products............................
Petroleum and coal products..............................
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.....................


1.32


1.31


1.41


0.48


(NA) Not available.
1Excludes the following


vehicle assembly


operations;


rubber and plastics products,


'Preliminary.
industries wi


Revised.
th no unfilled


foods and related


products;


(X) Not


order:


applicable.


Wooden containers;


tobacco; apparel and


glass containers;


related products;


metal


cans,


barrels


and drums;


chemicals; petroleum and coal


motor


products;








OF MANUFACTURfERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP


(Millions of dollars)


Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustnt Seasonally adjusted adjustment
**adjustmfent adjustment
Industry group
Sept Aug. July Sept. Aug. Sept. Sept Aug. July Sept. Aug. Sept.
1968 1968r 1968 1968p 1968 1967 1968e 1968- 1968 1968p 1968r 1967

Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 86,880 86,713 85,829 86,172 86,247 81,041 27,912 28,289 28,119 27,945 28,247 26,753
Durable goods industries, total............ 56,175 56,069 55,461 55,850 55,897 52,280 16,556 16,781 16,753 16,837 16,965 15,614
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 2,070 2,003 1,997 2,003 1,976 1,886 678 667 658 680 666 625
Primary metals............................ 7,502 7,433 7,255 7,488 7,400 7,565 2,877 2,853 2,833 2,952 2,911 2,912
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 19,597 19,622 19,595 19,366 19,501 18,739 4,823 4,867 4,907 4,834 4,911 4,750
Transportation equipient................. 13,669 13,761 13,494 13,789 13,743 12,236 3,299 3,496 3,450 3,459 3,511- 3,056
All other durable goods industries....... 13,337 13,250 13,120 13,204 13,277 11,854 4,879 4,898 4,905 4,912 4,966 4,271
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 30,705 30,t44 30,368 30,322 30,350 28,761 11,356 11,508 11,366 11,108 11,282 11,139
Chemicals and allied products............ 5,787 5,751 5,708 5,686 5,717 5,430 2,025 2,022 1,993 2,006 2,018 1,939
Petroleum and coal products.............. 2,081 2,066 2,047 2,112 2,080 1,961 439 427 412 439 429 405
Rubber and plastic r products, n.e.c...... 1,731 1,748 1,704 1,701 1,723 1,563 537 542 542 548 562 574
All other nondurable goods industries.... 21,106 21,079 20,909 20,823 20,830 19,807 8,355 8,517 8,419 8,115 8,273 8,221

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 30,414 30,273 29,919 30,297 30,267 28,211 28,554 28,151 27,791 27,930 27,733 26,077
Durable gfods industries, total............ 25,720 25,544 25,23" 25,578 25,496 23,821 13,899 13,744 13,471 13,435 13,436 12,845

Stone, elay, and glass products.......... >f7 3J4 300 292 296 281 1,085 1,032 1,039 1,031 1,014 980
Primary meals................ ........ 2,493 2,469 2,387 2,459 2,438 2,563 2,132 2,111 2,035 2,077 2,051 2,090
Machinery (electrical and nonelecorical). 9,21 9,311 9,273 9,234 9,284 8,911 5,483 5,444 5,415 5,298 5,306 5,078
Transportation equipnent................. 9,085 8,981 8,845 9,C64 8,980 8,032 1,285 1,284 1,199 1,266 1,252 1,148
All other durable goods indu -Tries....... 4,544 4,479 4,432 4,529 4,498 4,034 3,914 3,873 3,783 3,763 3,813 3,549
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 4,694 4,729 4,662 4,719 4,771 4,390 14,655 14,407 14,320 14,495 14,297 13,232
Chemicals and allied oroducts........... 860 869 864 867 800 2,902 2,863 2,846 2,816 2,832 2,691
Petroleum and coal products.............. 451 447 450 458 455 429 1,191 1,192 1,185 1,215 1,196 1,127
Rubber ana plastics products, n.e.e...... 310 315 302 315 317 286 S3A 891 860 838 844 703
All other nondurable goods industries.... 3,073 3,101 3,061 3,082 3,132 2,875 9,678 9,461 9,429 9,626 9,425 8,711


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