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Current industrial reports
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Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders
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Oct. 1963-
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NEW ORDERS

New orders for manufactured products declined to
$53.4 billion in November from the record $53.9
billion in October, after seasonal adjustment, the
Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce,
announced today. Although declining approximately
$500 million in November, following six consecutive
increases, the manufacturing total was substantially
higher than orders for the first nine months of 1968.
The durable goods sector reported a decrease of
$600 million to $29.6 billion whereas the nondurable
goods sector increased $100 million to $23.7 billion.
Most major groups in the durable goods sector
registered declines. Among the supplemental series,
machinery and equipment industries declined $300
million to $6.3 billion, although remaining at a high
level compared with last year; the defense products
series also fell more than $500 million to $1.8
billion. Orders for consumer durable goods declined
somewhat from the previous month. (SEE CHART 1)





SHIPMENTS

Manufacturers' shipments in November of $52.7
billion showed virtually no change from October
shipments of $53.6 billion. Most durable goods
industries reported minor changes from their
October levels. The machinery and equipment
industries recorded an increase in sales to $6.2
billion from $5.9 billion in October which was
partially offset by the decline in shipments of
defense products to $2.0 billion from $2.1 billion in
October. November shipments of nondurable goods
increased to $23.8 billion from $23.6 billion in
October. All nondurable industry groups, with
the exception of food products, remained near their
October levels. (SEE CHART 2)


Chart 1- Manufacturers' New Orders (Seasonally Adjusted)
______ ~Billions of Dollar
'---------"'------------ 35

-30



N/" DabeeGoods G 20
-Sc,
-- -Nondurable Goods


15



*Samiloe. scale
I I .. I *, 1. .. **I** 1r0
1965 1966 1967 1968

Chart 2- Manufacturers' Shipments (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars55
-----i-----i----- i ~in55


1966 196%7










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


UNFILLED ORDERS

Unfilled orders of $82.6 billion held by durable
goods manufacturers at the end of November showed
a $700 million increase from the October total.


Inasmuch
virtually
unfilled


as shipments
unchanged and


of durab]
backlog


[e goods
increased,


were
the


orders-shipments ratio for durable goods


from
more


3.19 in October to 3.21


significant


increases


in November.


occurred


in the


backlog for both primary and fabricated metals.
(SEE CHART 3)


Chart 4-


Total Inventory (Seasonally Adjusted)


Billions of Dollars*


INVENTORIES


Total


inventories


held by all manufacturers at


the end of November rose to $88.2 billion compared


with $87.6 billion at the end of October.


inventories-shipments


October level of 1.67


ratio


months.


remained


however,
at the


The inventories of


durable goods manufacturers increased $500 million


to $57.1


billion at the end of November.


Stocks of


nondurable goods producers increased $200 million


to $31.1
October.


billion


from


$30.9


billion


at the end of


A minor decline in the all manufacturers'


materials and supplies stocks was more than offset


by a significant increase in work-in-process in-
ventories accompanied by a moderate increase in
finished goods. (SEE CHART 4)


Inquiries


concerning


these


figures


should


addressed to the U.S. Department of Commerce.


I


1


e Goods


*Semilog.scale
L II I I I I JIl


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Table 1.--VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS


(Millions of dollars)

Without seasonal saoa djteWithout seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
adjusmentadjustment
Industry group
Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Oct. Nov. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Oct. Nov.
1968p 1968r 1968 1968p 1968r 1967 1968 1968r 1968 1968p 1968r 1967


All manufacturing industries:
Total...............................
Total, excluding transportation.....
Durable goods industries, total.............


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


Primary metals, total....................
Blast furnaces, steel mils............
All other prijaary metals..............
Fabricated metal products, total.........


, barrels, and drums.....


xcept


electrical, total..


Engines and turbines...... ..............
Farm machinery and equipment...........
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment.....................
Ietalworking machinery...................
General industrial machinery............
Electrical machinery, total...............
Electrical transmission and distribution
equipment and industrial apparatus.....
Household appliances, including radio


and TV................ ...........
Communication equipment..........
Transportation equipment, total....
Motor vehicles and parts.........


missiles,


and parts....


Instruments and related products...


goods


Nondurable goods industries,
Food and kindred products,
Meat products...........


*.*. ...
S... .

...4*.*
* 4.*.*
* *. .* .


industries.


total...-
total...


products.........


Textile mill products.....
Paper and allied products,


Pulp, paper,


Chemicals and allied products, total......


Industrial chemicals


, except


pigments...


Petroleum and coal products...............


Rubber and plastics products,


goods


in


n.e.c......
dustries.....


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


goods industries, total...........


Primary metals, total...................
Blast furnaces, steel mills...........


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


IMehinery, except electrical, total.......
Engines and turbines......*..............
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment.....................
Metalworking machinery... .... ..... ......
General industrial machinery............
Electrical machinery, total...,..........
Electrical transmission and distribution
equipment and industrial apparatus.....
Household appliances, including radio
and TV.................................
Communication equipment.....*............
Transportation equipment, total..........
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........


goods


industries


Nondurable goods industries, total..


- J ----- 4. t S 1 1 4


Shipments


23,768


52,560
45,005
28,960
1,390
4,220
1,835
2,385
3,005
331
5,194
442
522

694
330
473
3,529

666


30,280


5,694


23,651
*-' ,f, ) "


51,441
44,214
27,985
1,347
3,963
1,626
2,337
2,859


52,635
44,683
28,960
1,343


23.625


54,016
46,181
29,541
1,496
4,125'
1,754
2,371
3,079'
321
5,094
408
497

676
330.
468.
3,681

676.

787
999
7,835
4,749
2,558
1,025
3,206

24,475


Total inventories


6,285
674
11,229
854
95"

1,913
1,019
910
8,520

1,741


87,109
73,220
56,458
2,029
7,502
4,065
3,437
6,121
635
11,213
852
955


8.394


30,622


New orders Unfilled orders


51,877
44,881
28,381
4,092


|23,496


28.775


3 130


5,261


55,022
46,708
30,536


24,920


82,607
6,157
3,072
9.776


81,894


9,381


80,572


9.115


13,092 13,148 12,'

3.342 3,412 3,.

522 517
5,450 5,522 5,.
32,914 32,918 32,
26,599 26,670 26,i
5,942 5,970 5,

3,027 3,097 3,
I .- I I a-,-.


82,123


<4, 507


14,632
4,029

1.629
1.709
1,413
13,144

3.325

505

335,2150
933215


9,262


8.190


13,197

3,346

585
5,451
30,699
25,291
5,577

3,005


Stone, clay, and


LAtal cans
Machinery, e


Aircraft,


All other durable


Tobacco


All other nondurable


Durable


Fabricated metal


All other durable


T


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I I


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OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, FOR MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMNTARY SERIES


(Millions


of dollars)


So ajstWithout seasonal S ajseWithout seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjsten1 Seaonnally adjusted adjtment
adjustment adjustment
Industry group
Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Oct9 Nov. Nov. Oct Sept. Nov Oct. Nov.
1968P 1968r 1968 1968P 1968 1967 1968P 1968 1968 1968 1968r 1967


All manufacturing


Durable go
Nondurable
Industry g


ods industries


industries
, total...


goods industries,


arranged


total.


total


market


categories:
Home goods and apparel..........
Consumer staples.................
Equipment and defense products, e
automotive......................


Automotive equil
Construction ma
intermediate p
Other materials
intermediate p
Supplementary ser
Consumer durable


Machiner
Defense
Defense


trials,


supplies,


roducts...........
and supplies and
roducts...........


and equipment


products
products


All manufactu


Durable goods i
Nondurable good
Industry groups
categories:


Home good
Consumer


Equipment and


Automotive
Construction
intermedia
Other mater
intermedia
Supplementary
Consumer du


Machiner
Defense
Defense


industries.
industries


industries


except


and
*. .. -


.. ....


(old series).


(new series)*...



ring industries,
tries, total...
dustries, total-


arranged


* .



total..
*. .. ....
* .. .**


market


s and apparel...........
staples................


defense


products,


*.e....ept
xcept


equipment.....................
n materials, supplies, and
te products ....... ..............
'ials and supplies and
te products...................
series:2


and equipment


products
products


indust


industries.-...,-.
industries.....
ries (old series)


(new series )*-..-........


Shipments


54.016


Tbtal inventories


4,750


7,277


87,566
56,657
30,909


87,614
56,667
30,947


9,066
12,054

21,959
5,292

7.048


7,243


81,899
52,889
29,010


8,201
11,423

20,651


New orders Unfilled orders


4.591


20,751


53,931
30,280
23,651


4,575
10,126

9,527
4,694

4,500

20,509

2,033
6,550
J t V.,


52,417
28,775
23,642


4,518
10,346


55,022
30,536
24,486


5,044
10.481


46,311


10,051

26,941

1,727
21,997
2,757
21.554


84,991


2.182


9,700


83.617


85,357
82,307
3,050



2,224


47,497

9,493

26,143

1,753
21,887
33,894
22,276


81,584
78,579
3,005



2,106


43,813

8,401

27,264

1,673
21,216
31,568
(NA)


*During


figures
in these


1968 manufacturers in


on shipments
new defense


has been seasonally
for trading-day and
regroupings of the


, orders,
series.,
adjusted


calendar


separate


ordnance,


coninurneations


and total inventories


Since there is


using


the factors


month variation;


industry


categories


aircraft


of work performed


no historic


data available


of these industries.


unfilled


orders


as follows:


and aircraft


parts,


or Department
to develop se
PPreliminary.


and inventories


and shipbuilding


of Defense.


parate


season
Revised


industries


The results of
al factors for


*


as of end of month.


began


to provide


these reports
these reporter


iShipments and
he supplemental


new orde
rv series


aggregate


are included
s, the data
rs adjusted
are


Consumer

Machinery


Defense


durable


goods industries Household


furniture;


household appliance


and equipment


products


industries


industries


- Machinery,


(old series


electrical
electronic


except


kitchen


articles


es; ophthalmic
electrical (ex


machinery
components


Based on reports fo


aircraft


part


of nondefense
industry.)


(excluding


goods,
cluding


househo


and pottery;


cutlery,


watches, and clocks;


farm machiner
id appliances


y


shipbuilding and repairing,
r companies classified in the


;, and ordnance industries.
work in these industries a


(Thus


handtools,


and hardware;


and miscellaneous


and equipment and


, communicate
nd railroad
comunmicati4
, this series;


md omits defense


personal


goods.


machine shops),


on equipment
and street c
on equipment,
s includes si


work performed


ir equipment,
complete aircraft,
gnificant amounts
in the shipbuilding


Defense


products


(new series)


- Based


on separate


industries: o
differs from
defense work
comparable to
the specified


reports


rdnance,


on defense


communications,


the old series
in ordnance, co
those published
industries.


work filed by large


complete


in that it includes


communication
d annually


aircraft,
defense


s, complete
in the MA-17


defense
aircraf
activity


aircraft, an
5, Shipments


contractors in t
t parts, and shi
in shipbuilding


d aircraft


parts.


of Defense-Oriented


he following


building.


Thus,


and excludes non-
The data are


Industries


groups


ies :2


e


goods


ndus
s in


e


able


goods


9


s) -










Table 3.--MASUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS MONTH-TO-MONTH AND LONG TEPM PERCENT CHANGES


(Based


on seasonally


adjusted


Month-to-month 1968 Average, 1962-1967 Average monthly rates of change
3 months 6 months 12 months
Item and industry group 3 ^ _^ ^_^ -----
Item and kndust. group Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Average Average Aug May- Nov. 1967-
Nov. Oct. Sept. rise decline Nov, Nov. Nov. 1967-
_____________________________________________________________1968 1968

Shipments:
Anl manufacturing industries......,... +0.2 +2.2 +3.2 +1.3 -1.0 +1.9 +0.9 +1.0
Durable goods industries, total.......... -0.1 +3.5 +4.3 +2.1 -1.9 +2.6 +0.9 +1.1
Ncndurable goods industries, total....... +0.7 +0.6 +2.0 +0.9 -0.5 +1.1 +0.9 +0.9
Total inventories:
All asnufaeturing industries........... +0.7 +0.5 +0.5 +0.7 -0.2 +0.6 +0.6 +0.5
New orders:
All mnufacturing industries........... -1.0 +4.0 +3.3 +1.8 -1.5 +2.1 +1.3 +0.8
Durable goods industries, total.......... -2.1 +6.7 +3.8 +3.0 -2.5 +2.8 +1.5 +1.9
Ncndurable goods industries, total...... +0.4 +0.7 +2.7 +1.0 -0.6 +1.2 +0.9 +0.8
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods industries, total.......... +0.9 +1.6 +0.5 +1.3 -0.7 +1.0 +0.1 +0.2










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

(Based an seasonally adjusted data)

nvenories- simn rato Unfilled orders shipments ratio1
Inventories shipments ratio ,
(months backlog)
Industry group
Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.
1968 1968r 1968 1967 1968p 1968 1968 1967

All manufacturing industries, total................. 1.67 1.67 1.69 1.75 2.66 2.64 2.67 2.86
Durable goods industries, total.......................... 1.98 1.96 2.02 2.09 3.21 3.19 3.24 3.44
Stone, elay, and glass products.......................... 1.58 1.48 1.51 1.58 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Primazy metals.............. ............................ 1.79 1.76 1.89 1.93 1.47 1.38 1.43 1.71
Fabricated metals.......... ................................. 2.15 2.07 2.14 2.05 3.71 3.51 3.54 3.53
Maehinezry, except electrical............................. 2.16 2.15 2.21 2.42 2.83 2.82 2,84 3.26
Electrical machinery..................................... 2.38 2.42 i 2.40 2.29 3.66 3.73 3.65 3.69
Transportation equipment................................. 1.84 1.84 1.92 2.03 6.68 6.79 7.06 7.40
Instruments and related products......................... 2.04 2.13 2.07 2.37 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Nondurable goods industries, total......................... 1.31 1.31 1.31 1.36 0.48 0.48 0.48 0.53
Food and kindred products................................ 0.92 0.95 0.95 0.99 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Tobacco products......................................... 5.36 5.25 5.40 5.59 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile nill products.................................... 1.93 1.92 1.88 1.87 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Paper and allied products............................. 1.13 1.12 1.10 1.22 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Chemicals and allied products.......................... 1.41 1.45 1.43 1.50 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Petroleum and coal products............................ 1.12 1.12 1.11 1,06 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...................... 1.53 1.36 1.42 1.45 (X) (X) (X) (X)


(NA) Not avail
1Excludes the


vehicle as
rubber and


setmbly
plasti


able.


pp


following in
operations;
.cs products,


reliminaiy.
dustries wi


TRevised.
th no unfilled


foods and related


products;


orders


Not applicable.


Wooden


tobacco;


containurs;


apparel


glas


and related


s containers; metal
products; chemicals;


cans,


barrels


petroleum


and drums;


motor


and coal products; and











BY STAGE OF FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP


(lAinicms


of dollars)


Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
Industry group
Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Oct. Nov. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Oct. Nov.
1968p 1968r 1968 1968p 1968r 1967 1968p 1968r 1968 1968p 1968r 1967

Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 88,182 87,566 87,109 87,614 86,887 81,899 28,252 28,372 28,215 28,286 28,405 26,852
Durable goods industries, total............ 57,124 56,657 56,458 56,667 56,265 52,889 16,695 16,763 16,704 16,750 16,966 15,587
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 2,136 2,064 2,029 2,055 1,976 1,876 710 689 664 709 681 630
Primary metals........................... 7,518 7,426 7,502 7,585 7,484 7,696 2,797 2,850 2,876 2,937 2,963 2,955
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 19,749 19,671 19,715 19,538 19,434 18,866 4,820 4,816 4,850 4,763 4,815 4,732
Transportation equipment................. 13,990 13,891 13,889 14,103 14,011 12,603 3,383 3,403 3,436 3,436 3,540 3,002
All other durable goods industries....... 13,731 13,605 13,323 13,386 13,360 11,848 4,985 5,005 4,878 4,905 4,967 4,268
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 31,058 30,909 30,651 30,947 30,622 29,010 11,557 11,609 11,511 11,536 11,439 11,265
Chemicals and allied products............ 5,882 5,871 5,793 5,787 5,737 5,460 2,074 2,081 2,034 2,051 2,050 1,952
Petroleum and coal products.............. 2,131 2,114 2,083 2,141 2,140 1,951 462 455 443 454 446 395
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 1,861 1,731 1,733 1,857 1,711 1,590 601 548 542 596 552 546
All other nondurable goods industries.... 21,184 21,193 21,042 21,162 21,034 20,009 8,420 8,525 8,492 8,435 8,391 8,372

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 31,052 30,549 30,451 30,934 30,463 28,761 28,878 28,645 28,443 28,394 28,019 26,286
Durable goods industries, total............ 26,198 25,825 25,772 26,113 25,756 24,348 14,231 14,069 13,982 13,804 13,543 12,954
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 309 309 304 285 285 272 1,117 1,066 1,061 1,061 1,010 974
Primary metals...........................* .. 2,530 2,451 2,486 2,5C08 2,448 2,614 2,191 2,125 2,140 2,140 2,073 2,127
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 9,361 9,319 9,305 9,335 9,292 8,959 5,568 5,536 5,560 5,440 5,327 5,175
Transportation equipment................. 9,285 9,146 9,128 9,349 9,150 8,446 1,322 1,342 1,325 1,318 1,321 1,155
All other durable goods industries....... 4,713 4,600 4,549 4,636 4,581 4,057 4,033 4,000 3,896 3,845 3,812 3,523
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 4,854 4,724 4,679 4,821 4,707 4,413 14,647 14,576 14,461 14,590 14,476 13,332
Chemicals and allied products............ 874 884 872 871 882 816 2,934 2,906 2,887 2,865 2,805 2,692
Petroleum and coal products.............. 480 449 451 475 457 424 1,189 1,210 1,189 1,212 1,237 1,132
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 356 306 303 356 308 278 904 877 888 905 851 766
All other nondurable goods industries.... 3,144 3,085 3,053 3,119 3,060 2,895 9,620 9,583 9,497 9,608 9,583 8,742


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