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Current industrial reports
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Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders
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United States -- Bureau of the Census
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Oct. 1963-
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Prepared by: Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Manufactures' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Branch, 1963-1964; issued by: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census, <2000->
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March 4, 1969


NEW ORDERS


New orders of $52.9 billion for all manufactured
products in January registered a slight decrease
from the December new orders of $53.1 billion,
after seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of the Census,
U.S. Department of Commerce, announced today.
In the durable goods sector, new orders at $29.5
billion were fractionally higher than December
but this increase was more than offset by a decrease
in new orders for nondurable goods which declined to
$23.5 billion from $23.7 billion in December. In the
durable goods sector, increases in the orders for
iron and steel products, stone, clay and glass, and
nonelectrical machinery were nearly offset by a
sizeable decrease in the orders for fabricated metals.
Among the supplemental series, new orders for
defense products declined $400 million to $1.9
billion in January; machinery and equipment
industries declined slightly to $6.1 billion from $6.2
billion in December; and orders for consumer
durables at $2.1 billion were about equal to the
December level. (SEE CHART I)






SHIPMENTS

Manufacturers' shipments in January increased
to $52.8 billion compared with $51.5 billion in
December. All major durable industry groups
recorded increases from their December totals with
primary metals and the automotive segment of the
transportation industry reporting the largest gains.
Shipments of durables rose $1.5 billion in January
to $29.2 billion after declining in December. January
shipments of nondurable goods decreased to $23.5
billion from $23.8 billion in December. Moderate
decreases occurred in most nondurable industry
groups. (SEE CHART 2)


Chart 1- Manufacturers' New Orders (Seasonally Adjusted)
__ Billions of Dollars*
I I I -145


1965 1966 1967 1968 1969


Chart 2- Manufacturers' Shipments (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars*
~85
80
75
70
65
60
55
Total
45


1966 1967 1968 1969









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


UNFILLED ORDERS

Unfilled orders for durable goods at $84.3 billion
continued their increases for the sixth consecutive
month as new orders exceeded shipments by $200


million in January,.


Most durable industry groups


reported: moderate increases in backlog with a
decline in fabricated metals as the notable exception.
The substantial increase in shipments of durable
goods coupled with the moderate increase in back-
log resulted in a decrease of the unfilled orders-
shipments ratio for durable goods to 3.23 in January
from 3.38 in December. (SEE CHART 3)


Chart 4- Total Inventory


(Seasonally Adjusted)


Billions of Dollars*


INVENTORIES


Total


invent


manufacturers


ries of $88.6 billion held by all
at the end of January remained


virtually unchanged from the December total. Re-
flecting the substantial increase in shipments, the
inventories-shipments ratio reversed direction and


decreased
in December


inventor
creased
nondurab


to 1.68 in January compared with 1.72
r, returning to the November level. The


es of durable goods manu
$200 million to $57.6 billion


le


sector


facturers in-
whereas the


decreased by nearly the same


amount. For all manufacturing industries combined,


a slight


decrease


in materials and supplies was


offset by a slight increase in work-in-process as


finished goods inventories
December. (SEE CHART 4)


Inquiries


concerning


addressed to the U.S.


were


these


unchanged from


figures should be


Department of Commerce,


Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington,
D.C. 20233.


Current


Industrial Reports Series


ii3-l(69)-a


Durable Goods






*Semilog. scale


Iii 11.1,.


Total




Durable Goods


-


Nondurable Goods


-- ~ -


*Semilog. scale
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Table 1.--VALUE OF MANUFACTlRERS' SHIPMENTS


(Millions of dollars)

Without seasonal ajseWithout seasonal
Seasonal adjusted adjt t Seasonally adjusted au adjustment
Industry group
Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec. Jan. Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec. Jan.
1969 1968r 1968 1969p 196r 1968 1 19 68196r 1968 1969p9 1968r 1968


All manufacturing


Durable
Stone,


industries:


Total.............................
Total, excluding transportation...
goods industries, total...........


clay, and


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


Primary metals, total.............. .......
Blast furnaces, steel mills.............
All other primary metals...............
Fabricated metal products, total..... .


Metal cans, barrels, and


I&cbinery,


except


drunms..........


electrical, total.......


Engines and turbines .................... .
Farm machinery and equipment...........
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment. ....................
NItalworking machinery.................. .
General industrial machinery............
Electrical machinery, total...............


Electrical


transmission


and distribution


equipment and industrial apparatus.....


Household appliances, including


and TV..................................
Communication equipment.................
Transportation equipment, total...........
Motor vehicles and parts................*
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........
Instruments and related products..........


All other durab


Nondurable


Food and kindre


le goods

industries
d product


industries........

s, total.. ....a.*
s, total..........


Meat products..........


Tobacco


Textile mill


products....


Paper and allied products,


Pulp, paper,


total..........


Chemicals and allied products, total .....
Industrial chemicals, except pigpents...


Petroleum and coal


Rubber and


plastics


All other nondurable


All manufacturing


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


product
goods


s, n.e.c.......
industries,....


industries:


Total..........***....*..............


Durable


Total, excluding
goods industries,


transportation.*...
total....*.... .


Primary metals, total.p..........SasU**..
Blast furnaces, steel mills..........4
Fabricated metal products...............
Machinery, except electrical, total.......
Engines and turbines................ ....
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment.....................


hhtalworking


machImry tt* 54 *4 d I I *44 14*44


General industrial machinery......,.


Electrical machirnery,


Electrical


transmiss


total. *****.*..... .
ion and distribution


equipment and industrial apparatus.....


Household appliances, including


Coiaand Tin equipen..............t................
Communications equipment...............


Transportation equipment, total...
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...


All other durable


Nondurable


industries


goods industries, total..


Industries with unfilled or


Shipments


52,751
45,469
29,210
1,433
4,498
2,112
2,386
2,975
306
5,192
439
465

647
345
462
3,579

641

747
1,027
7,282
4,129
2,586


23.752


52,548
44,980
28,786
1,334
4,180
1,807
2,373
2,896
296
5,185
435


27,651


22.546


Total inventories


57,626


88,579
74,640
57,422
2,219
7,552
4,039
3,513
6,287
667
11,310
863
940

1,953
1,022
919
8,560

1,786

1,952
2,533
13,939
4,257
8,110
2,183
5,372


8,528

1,743

1,994
2,528
13,844
4,221
8,059
2,122
5,351

30.994


88,925
74,801
57,537
2,246
7,611
A mu


2,154


88,239
74,358
57,034
2,173
7,733
4,217
3,516
6,111
597
11,282
850
957

1,972
1,003
917
8,419

1,783

1,889
2,490
13,881
4,282
8,038
2,135
5,300


New orders Unfilled orders


29,455
4,669
2,167
2,713
5,321
505

691
331
489
3,498

572

732
1,010


23,484


ders...........| 6


29,380


5,193

22,154
6.042


51,134


u.- W


I -~ .tJfJJ. I


13,065

3,334

526
5,439
32,936
26,599
5,995

3,110
3.110


>,4
33,868
26,957
t -l


*


52,303
82,946
6,147
2,976
9,734
14,578
4,036

1,657
1,735
1,439
13,097

3,301

547
5,520
33,635
26,804
5,755

2,992
2.992


8,789


I .


radio


goods


ete.......


p


radio


goods


*4~*S~~~
4w#*t4~~

*4*lt444


.*-.J U.,


Pd.


6.447


5.9?45











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

(Millions of dollars)

c. ,, ,Without seasonal -, -. ,Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted u sen1 Seasonally adjusted seasonal
Sadjustmentd adjustment
Industry group
Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec Jan. Jan Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec. Jan.
1969p 1968r 1968 1969p 1968r 1968 1969p 1968r 1968 1969p 1968r 1968


All manufacturing i
Durable goods industries,
Nondurable goods industry
Industry groups arranged
categories:
Home goods and apparel.
Consumer staples.......
Equipment and defense p
automotive............
Automotive equipment...
Construction materials,
intermediate products.
Other materials and sup
intermediate products.
Supplementary series:2
Consumer durable goods
Machinery and equipment
Defense products indust
Defense products (new s


ndustries,
total....
es, total.
by market


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


..rodu.ts, except....
products, except


supplies,

plies and


industries
industries
ries (old
eries)*...


All manufacturing industries,
Durable goods industries, total....
Nondurable goods industries, total.


total..


Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Home goods and apparel...................
Consumer staples.........................
Equipment and defense products, except
autonmotive........................... .
Automotive equipment ....................
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products...................


Supplementary series:2
Consumer durable goods


Machinery and eq
Defense products
Defense products


industries


uipment industries
industries (old
(new series>"...


* .
s....e..
series).
* .


Shipments


52,751


4,812
10.018


51,494


52,548


49,410 50,197


2.236


8,671

6,978
4,501

3,229

17,981


Total inventories


22,341
5,344

7,441

32,581

4,467
14,261
11,488
6,982


11,689

20,750
4,806

6,458

30.928


New orders Unfilled orders


28,316
22,154


10,089

27,520

1 '7W


85,539
82,429
3,110



2,199


46,468

9,990


26,882


9,933

27,519


9,798

26,998

1,703
21,848
33,030
21,756


83,305
80,273
3,032



1,987


43,830

9,022

28,466

1,583
21,010
31,646
22,266


*During 1968 manufacturers
figures on shipments, orders,
in these new defense series.


has been seasonally


adjusted


in ordnance,
and total in
Since there


using


the factor


for trading-day and calendar month variation; unfi
regroupings of the separate industry categories as


ommunica
entries


tions, a
of work


aircraft and aircraft part
performed for Department


no historic data available
s of these industries.


s, and ship
of Defense.


building


to develop separate seasonal
PPreliminary. rRevised.


industries


The results of th


factors for these reporters, the data
1Shipments and new orders adjusted


2The supplementary


Consumer durable

Machinery and eq


Defense products


Defense products


goods industries Household furniture; kitchen articles and pottery; cutlery, handtools, and hardware;
household appliances; ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous personal goods.
uipment 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.
industries (old series) Based on reports for companies classified in the communication equipment, complete aircraft,
aircraft parts, and ordnance industries. (Thus, this series includes significant amounts
of nondefense work in these industries and omits defense work performed in the shipbuilding
industry.)
(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 non-
defense 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,


lied orders and inventories as of end of month.
follows:


began to provide aggregate
ese reports are included


series are











Table 3.--MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS MDNTH-TO-WONTH AND LONG TERM PERCENT CHANGES

(Based an seasonally adjusted data)

Month-to-month- Average, 1963-1968 Average monthly rates of change

3 months 6 months 12 months
Item and industry group Dec. 1968- Nov.- Oct. Average Average
Jan. 1969 Dec. 1968 Nov. 1968 Rise Decline Oct. 1968- July 1968- Jan. 1968-
Jan. 1969 Jan. 1969 Jan. 1969

Shipments:
All manufacturing industries..... ..... +2.4 -2.0 0.0 +1.4 -1.1 +0.1 +0.5 +0.7
Durable goods industries, total.......... +5.3 -3.6 -0.6 +2.1 -2.0 +0.4 +0.7 +0.7
Nondurable goods industries, total....... -0.9 0.0 +0.7 +1.0 -0.5 -0.1 +0.2 +0.8
Total inventories:
All manufacturing industries........... +0.1 +0.7 +0.4 +0.7 -0.2 +0.4 +0.6 +0.6
New orders:
All manufacturing industries........... -0.3 0.0 -1.5 +1.8 -1.6 -0.6 +0.9 +0.8
Durable goods industries, total........ +0.3 +0.2 -3.2 +3.2 -2.4 -0.9 +1.6 +0.8
Nondurable goods industries, total....... -1.0 -0.2 +0.5 +1.1 -0.6 -0.2 +0.1 +0.7
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods industries, total.......... +0.3 +2.0 +0.7 +1.2 -0.7 +1.0 +1.0 +0.4










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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

ne e s. rUnfilled orders shipments ratio1
Inventories shipments ratio ( ,
(months backlog)
Industry group
Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan.
1969p 1968r 1968 1968 1969 1968r 1968 1968

All manufacturing industries, total.................. 1.68 1.72 1.67 1.71 2.68 2.78 2.67 2.80
Durable goods industries, total............................ 1.97 2.07 1.98 1.99 3.23 3.38 3.22 3.37
Stone, clay, and glass products........................... 1.57 1.64 1.61 1.52 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Primary metals........................................... 1.67 1.82 1.80 1.91 1.44 1.52 1.47 1.85
Fabricated metals........................................ 2.10 2.25 2.15 1.89 3,69 4.06 3.74 3.56
Machinery, except electrical............................. 2.21 2.26 2.16 2.32 2.87 2.95 2.81 3.13
Electrical machinery..................................... 2.37 2.44 2.38 2.30 3.67 3.76 3.64 3.64
Transportation equipment................................. 1.93 2.04 1.83 1.84 7.18 7.52 6.70 6.88
Instruments and related products......................... 2.12 2.22 2.06 2.18 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Nondurable goods industries, total......................... 1.32 1.31 1.30 1.36 0.47 0.48 0.48 0.52
Food and kindred products................................ 0.93 0.93 0.93 1.01 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Tobacco products......................................... 5.39 5.38 5.34 5.79 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile mill products................................... 1.96 1.96 1.92 1.88 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Paper and allied products................................ 1.11 1.13 1.13 1.17 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Chemicals and allied products............................ 1.53 1.46 1.42 1.54 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Petroleum and coal products.............................. 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...................... 1.37 1.40 1.43 1.48 (X) (X) (X) (X)


(NA) Not available. PPreliminary. rRevised.
IExcludes the following industries with no unfilled


vehicle assembly
rubber and plast


operations;


foods and related


(X) Not applicable.


orders:


products; tobacco;


Wooden containers;


apparel


and related


glass containers;


products;


metal


cans,


barre


chemicals; petroleum


is and drums; motor
and coal products; and


products, n.e.e.


1CS










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


(Millions of dollars)
Without seasonal Without seascmal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted ajustten
^ "adjus-taent adjustmentt
Industry group
Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec. Jan. Jan. De. Nov. Jan. Dec. Jan.
1969 1968r 1968 1%9P 1968r 1968 1969 1968^ 1968 1969^ 1968 1968

Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 88,644 88,579 87,947 88,925 88,239 83,200 28,100 28,235 28,188 28,299 28,565 27,005
Durable goods industries, total............ 57,626 57,422 56,953 57,537 57,034 53,465 16,665 16,637 16,676 16,633 16,769 15,459
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 2,243 2,219 2,153 2,246 2,173 1,955 714 694 699 711 704 629
Primary metals........................... 7,509 7,552 7,504 7,611 7,733 7,772 2,768 2,787 2,783 2,801 2,961 2,815
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 19,981 19,870 19,750 19,890 19,701 18,879 4,862 4,821 4,830 4,819 4,816 4,632
Transportation equipment................. 14,074 13,939 13,844 14,124 13,881 12,758 3,357 3,402 3,366 3,391 3,398 3,071
All other durable goods industries....... 13,819 13,842 13,702 13,666 13,546 12,101 4,964 4,933 4,998 4,911 4,890 4,312
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 31,018 31,157 30,994 31,388 31,205 29,735 11,435 11,598 11,512 11,666 11,796 11,546
Chemicals and allied products............ 6,009 5,937 5,882 6,093 5,943 5,665 2,092 2,084 2,075 2,103 2,096 2,012
Petroleum and coal products.............. 2,067 2,118 2,136 2,046 2,107 1,956 445 450 458 431 444 386
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 1,788 1,801 1,833 1,795 1,795 1,602 560 572 589 556 562 534
All other nondurable goods industries.... 21,154 21,301 21,143 21,454 21,360 20,512 8,338 8,492 8,390 8,576 8,694 8,614

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 31,432 31,212 30,837 31,308 30,821 29,024 29,112 29,132 28,922 29,318 28,853 27,171
Durable goods industries, total............ 26,415 26,357 26,085 26,336 26,067 24,582 14,546 14,428 14,192 14,568 14,198 13,424
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 366 373 345 359 347 294 1,163 1,152 1,109 1,176 1,122 1,032
Primary metals.......................... 2,507 2,547 2,536 2,542 2,557 2,684 2,234 2,218 2,185 2,268 2,215 2,273
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 9,535 9,472 9,391 9,527 9,380 9,061 5,584 5,577 5,529 5,544 5,505 5,186
Transportation equipment................. 9,306 9,162 9,139 9,288 9,134 8,466 1,411 1,375 1,339 1,445 1,349 1,221
All other durable goods industries....... 4,701 4,803 4,674 4,620 4,649 4,077 4,154 4,106 4,030 4,135 4,007 3,712
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 5,017 4,855 4,752 4,972 4,754 4,442 14,566 14,704 14,730 14,750 14,655 13,747
Chemicals and allied products............ 941 909 879 943 908 844 2,976 2,944 2,928 3,047 2,939 2,809
Petroleum and coal products............... 455 457 459 443 442 433 1,167 1,211 1,219 1,172 1,221 1,137
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 328 334 335 327 333 273 900 895 909 912 900 795
All other nondurable goods industries.... 3,293 3,155 3,079 3,259 3,071 2,892 9,523 9,654 9,674 9,619 9,595 9,006


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