Current industrial reports

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Current industrial reports
Portion of title:
Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders
Physical Description:
v. : ; 28-29 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of the Census. -- Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Branch
United States -- Bureau of the Census
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Bureau of the Census :
For sale by the Subscriber Services Section (Publications), Bureau of the Census
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Creation Date:
April 1969
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly, with annual summary[1976-]
monthly[ former 1963-1975]
monthly
normalized irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Manufacturing industries -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Inventories -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
Additional Physical Form:
Some monthly issues also available via Internet from the Census Bureau website as: Highlights from the preliminary report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders. Address as of 12/17/03: http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3/prel/priorrel.htm; current access available via PURL.
Additional Physical Form:
Some annual summaries also available via Internet from the Census Bureau website. Address as of 12/8/2005: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/m3-1.html; current access available via PURL.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Oct. 1963-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Some annual summaries issued in revised editions.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Each annual summary cumulates previous issues for a period of prior years, i.e., annual summaries for <1976>-197 cumulate from 1958.
Issuing Body:
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->
General Note:
Title from cover.
General Note:
Some issues not distributed to depository libraries in a tangible format.
General Note:
Paper copy no longer sold by Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: July 2002.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001320832
notis - AGH1708
oclc - 02548418
lccn - 74614399
issn - 0364-1880
Classification:
lcc - HD9724 .U52a
ddc - 380.1/0973
System ID:
AA00008477:00020

Related Items

Preceded by:
Industry survey
Preceded by:
Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders

Full Text














FOR RELEASE:


May 2, 1969


NEW ORDERS


New orders of $53.2 billion for all manufactured
products recorded a sizeable decrease of $700
million from the February total of $53.9 billion,
after seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of the Census,
U.S. Department of Commerce, announced today.

Orders in the durable goods sector declined
somewhat more than all manufacturing as non-
durables increased slightly. Durable goods declined
$750 million in March to $29.7 billion. This decline
is considerably less than that recorded in the
March advance report on durable goods, reflecting
more complete reporting in the aerospace industry.
Most of the decline in orders from February to
March occurred min the aerospace industries with
smaller decreases in the automotive and non-
electrical machinery industries. Exclusive of aero-
space, durable goods new orders declined approxi-
mately $200 million to $27.3 billion in March from
$27.5 billion in February. New orders in the
nondurable goods sector increased $100 million to
$23.5 billion in March. Increases in the food and
textile industries more than offset a $200 million
decline for the chemical industry as other non-
durable industries remained near their February
totals. Among the supplemental series, new orders
for defense products.declined $200 million to $2.1
billion in March; machinery and equipment also
declined $200 million to $6.3 billion; and orders
for consumer durables at $2.3 billion were about
equal to the February total. (SEE CHART 1)

SHIPMENTS

Manufacturers' shipments in March of $52.9
billion were $400 million below the February total.
Nearly all major durable goods industry groups
recorded small decreases with the automotive in-
4ustry reporting the largest decline. March ship-
ments of nondurable goods at $23.5 billion showed
a fractional increase from February shipments of
$28A.4 billion. (SEE CHART 2)


Chart 1- Manufacturers'


-- --- ~~s*


Nondurable Goods


.'I..I.. 1 I I III I I lk I I I


*Semilog. scale


t .i~tI~I~i


Chart 2- Manufacturers' Shipments (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars*-
80
75
70
65
60
-55
Total 50
45


* at. a a s S ~ -


li J JJ







Chart 3-Manufacturers'


Unfilled Orders (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars*


UNFILLED ORDERS


Unfilled orders


held by


durable goods


manu-


facturers increased slightly to $85.2 billion in
March from $85.0 billion in February reversing the


small


decline


in backlog recorded in the advance


report. The moderate decrease in shipments of
durable goods combined with the small increase in


backlbg


resulted


an increase of


the unfilled


orders-shipments ratio for durable goods to 3.22
in March from 3.18 in February. (SEE CHART 3)
'*4


1 Il, I, l I I i, a1lI t1. ,


Durable


*Semilog. scale


alit',. it,


INVENTORIES


Total
the end
with $89.


inventories


held by all manufacturers at


Chart 4- Total Inventory


(Seasonally Adjusted)


March rose to $90.3 billion compared


billion at


the end of February.


Since


shipments declined as inventories increased from
February to March, the inventory-shipments ratio
climbed to 1.71 in March compared with 1.68 in
February. Virtaully all the increase occurred in
durable goods inventories as the nondurable goods
inventories were virtually unchanged from March.


Increases


industry gr
combined,


at all stages









Inquiries
addressed


occurred


oups.


across


all the durable goods


For all manufacturing industries


increases were


of fabrication.










concerning
to the U.S. E


reported in inventories
(SEE CHART 4)


these


figures


should be


departmentt of Commerce,


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


Billions of Dollars*


- -









------- --'


4.11.1


--- -


STotal


Durable Goods


- -. -


- I


Nondurable Goods


II,. l.~ I


,.I,. I


*Semilog. scale
,I,, I I I* *


I I


I


t| .









Table 1.--VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
(Millions


, INVENTORIES, AND CRIDERS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
of dollars)


Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjuseant1 Seasonally adjusted adjustment
adjustmentI adjustment
Industry group -
March Feb. Jan. March Feb. March Marcb Feb. Jan. Marc Feb. March
1969 1969 1969 1969 j1969 1968 196y 1969r 1969 196 1969r 1968


All manufacturing


Durable
Stone,


Total, excluding
goods industries,


industries:


transport


.tior......
ation.....


total.............


and glass products...........


Primary metals, tot
Blast furnaces, s
All other primary


Fabricated metal products,
MBtal cans, barrels, and


to hi no ry


except


electrical,


total......
drums... .4*


total.


Engines and turbines.................
Farm machinery and equipment..........


Construction,


-S


and material


handling equipment.....................
Metalworking machinery..................


General industrial


Electrical
Electric


equipment


achinery,


transmission
and industry


Household appliances,


n and distribution
ial apparatus.....
including radio


and TV.................................


Conmnmication


Transportation equipment, total...........


Motor vehicles and


Aircraft,


missiles,


Instruments and relat


All other durab


Nondurable


Food and kindre


le goo

indust
d prod


parts.......**** e
and parts...........

ed products.... ....*
ds industries.......

ries, total..........
ucts, total....***..***.


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


Tobacco


products .... ...


Textile mill pro
Paper and allied


Pulp, paper,


products,
products,


etc.......


Chemicals and allied


Industrial
Petroleam and
Rubber and p]


chemical


products,
s, except


total......
pigments...


coal products...............


asties


All other nondurable


All manufacturing


Ibtal,


Durable


excluding


goods industries,


Primary etals, t
Blast furnaces,
Fabricated metal


hchlnery,


except


product
goods


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


industries:


transportation.....
total.. ...........


steel mills.............
products .................


electrical,


total.......


Engines and turbines....................
Construction, mining, and material


handling
tftalworki


General


gequipment.................. .....
g machinery..................o


industrial


Electrical machinery,


Electrical


transuis


machinery............
total . .. .
sion and distribution


equipment and industrial apparatus.....


Household appliances, including


and TV........................***......
Communication equipment.... ............
Transportation equipment, total...........


Aircraft, missiles, and


All other durable


Nondurable


goods industries,


Industries with unfilled or
.t-.a,._.J.B-J -* -ta. .-02~ I I 3


parts..... .....
dustriesa........

total........


ders...


4C4~44s4


Shipnnta


23,388


23,476


55,099
47,341
30,986
1,386
4,932
2,310
2,622
3,017
282
5,633
505
540

705
356
494
3,872


23.646


50,491


922
2,845

22,201
7,151
1,618
406
1,767
1,979
853


Total inventories


58,943
2,388
7,637
4,079
3,558
6,196
653
11,838
872
943


89,556
75,370
58,282
2,372


8,592

1,773

1,951
2,515
14,186
4,226
8,311
2,275
5,436

31,274
7,248
690


6,289
648
11,528
857
929

1,964
1,016
977
8,551

1,787

1,857
2,577
14,076
4,308
8,139
2,240
5,378

31,026
7,264
is**5


90,824
76,444
59,254
2,467
7,598
n i'


V-,v 3,980 3,935 ',1' 3,995 3,816 o0,12 6,088 5,977 Or ? 6,220 5,741
1,326 1,322 1,323 1,393 1,347 1,268 2,088 2,049 2,018 2,129 2,102 1,921
1,946 1,949 1,894 1,909 1,949 1,821 2,077 2,076 2,068 2,074 2,048 1,967
1,340 1,328 1,301 1,401 1,344 1,134 1,799 1,831 1,811 1,833 1,856 1,648
4,194 4,151 4,301 4,453 4,344 4,127 5,883 5,875 5,777 5,876 5,852 5,264

New orders Unfilled orders
a-- I


29,723


2,989
5,485
481

686
337
497
3,752

672

863
970
7,098
2,459
5,699
23,525
6,589


30,482


I .- -.


5,836
23,435
6,494


55,646
48,022
31,463
5 fl7


54,850Q
47,039
31,125


3,788

741

823
963
7,811
2,872
5,580

23,725
6,604


9,716


1,909
1,755
1,531
13,251

3,260

652
5,509
34,251
27,345
6,008

3,070
3,070


_ I


87,469
53,596
84,431
6,494
3,134
9,908
14,919
4,128

1,734
1,747
1,497
13,170

3,275

579
5,514
33,873
26,953
6,067

3,038
3.038


I


88,591
54,765
85,467


9-846


I


84,988


-. I


clay,


teel mills...........
metals,..............


goods


p


radio


goods


U










Table 2.--VALUE OF MAUJFACTUhERS' SHIMENTS, INVhENTORIES, AND ORDERS, FOR MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLUMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

SWithout seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted 1dn Seasonally adjusted -ut
adjustment adjustment
Industry group
March Feb. Jan. March Feb. March March Feb. Jan, March Feb. 1te1 h
1969 1969r 1969 1969' 1969" 1968 1969^ 1969r 1969 1969 1969r 1968


All manufacturing


industries


Durable goods indiusries, total....
Nondurable goods industries, total.


total..
* ~ '
* *.. .- -


Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Home goods and apparel..................
Consumer staples.........................
Equipment and defence products, except
Sautomotive ......................... *
au.tc x~ztive e, p. n ., ,,.., .
Automotive equipment .....................
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........ ...-
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products................. .
Supplementary series :
Consumer durable goods industries........
Machinery and equipment industries.......
Defense products industries (old series).


Defense


products


(new series }..


All manufacturing industries


Durable goods industries,
Nondurable goods industri
Industry groups arranged
categories:
Hote goods and apparel.
Consumer staples.......
Equipment and defense p
autoDmotive............
Automotive equipment...
Construction raterialc,
intermediate products.


, total..


total...
es, total


by market

**. *... *... .


. ............
roduets,


except


..........
supplies,


Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products...........


Suuuleientary series:
Consumer durable goods
~achinery and eqnitpen
Defense products indus


Defense


products


Shipments


52,929


20,555


52,801
29,325
23,476


& ALO


53,933
30,287
23,646


S50,491
28,290
22,201


4,733
9,184


Total inventories


89,556
58,282
31,274


9,490
11,807


7,540

32,731

4,717
14,494
11,675
7,324


90,824 90,158


59,254
31,570


9,681
11,775


33,063

4,794
14,789
11,826
7,386


58,568
31,590


9,456
11,944

22,839
5,386

7,615

32,918

4,700
14,573
11,642
7,311


New orders Unfilled orders


53,248


industries
t industries
tries (old


(new series)..


20,522


53,119
29,684
23,435


4,816
9,945


55,646
31,463
24,183


5,095
10,033

9,167
4,978

4,556

21.817


2,375


88,064
84,994
3,070



2,238


48,317

10,038

27,471

1,834
22,489
33,546
22,249


87,469
84,431
3,038



2,186


47,649

10,169

27,465

1,765
22,242
33,163
21,786


88,591
85,467
3,124



2,254


47.835


88,041
84,988
3,053



2,206


47.536 I ~.674


10,149 10,055


28,353


27,944

1,806
22,433
33,176
22,016


9,136

29,443

1,583
20,797
32,706
20,879


*During 196m3anufacturers
figures on shipments, orders,
in these new defense series.
has been seasonally adjusted
for trading-day and calendar


regrouping


it. ordnance, coz
and total invent
Since there is
using the factor
month variation;


of the separate industry


imunications
stories of w
no historic
*s of these
unfilled o


ire raft and aircraft parts, and s
performed for Department of Defe


data available
industries.


orders


categories as follows:


to develop separate


and inventories as of end


hipbuilding industries began to provide aggregate
nse. The results of these reports are included
seasonal factors for these reporters, the data


rRevised.
of month.


'Shipments and new orders adjusted


The supplementary series are


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 componentss, shipbuilding and repairing, and railroad and street car equipment.
Defense products industries (old series) Based on reports for companies classified in the com munication 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.)
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 non-
defense work in ordnance, communications, complete aircraft, and aircraft parts. The data are
ccmparable to those published annually in the HA-175, Shipments of Defense-Oriented Industries, for
the specified industries.


f


'










Table 3.-- MUFALCTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS MONTH-TO-MOINTH AND LONG TERM PERCENT CHANGES


(Based on


seasonally


adjusted data)


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

3 months 6 months 12 months
Item and industry group Feb.- Jan.- De. 1968- Average Average
March Feb Dec. 1968- Average Average
r1969 196 Jan. 1969 Rise Decline Dec. 1968- Sept. 1968- March 1968-
March 1969 March 1969 March 1969
Shipments:
All manufacturing industries........... -0.7 +0.9 +2.5 +1.4 -1.1 +0.9 +0.5 +0.8
Durable goods industries, total......... -1.5 +2.0 +5.7 +2.1 -2.0 +2.1 +0.9 +0.8
Nandurable goods industries, total....... +0.3 -0.4 -1.2 +1.0 -0.5 -0.4 0.0 +0.7
Total inventories:
All manufacturing industries.......... +0.8 +0.7 +0.4 +0.7 -0.2 +0.6 +0.6 +0.6
New orders:
All manufacturing industries.......... -. 1i.2 +1.5 0.0 +1.8 -1.6 +0.1 +0.5 +0.6
Durable goods industries, total.......... -2.5 +2.7 +1.0 +3.2 -2.4 +0.4 +0.8 +0.5
Nandurable goods industries, total....... +0.5 -0.1 -1.2 +1.1 -0.6 -0.3 0.0 +0.7
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods industries, total.......... +0.3 +0.7 +0.4 +1.2 -0.7 +0.5 +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)

eno sp n Unfilled orders shipments ratio1
Inventories shipments ratio
monthss' backlog)
Industry group
Mare~ Feb. Jan. March Marck Feb. Jan. March
1969 1969r 1969 1968 1969t 1969r 1969 1968

All manufacturing industries, total.................. 1.71 1.68 1.68 1.73 2.68 2.65 2.68 2.82
Durable goods industries, total............................ 2.00 1.95 1.97 2.02 3.22 3.18 3.22 3.39
Stone, clay, and glass products........................ 1.66 1.63 1.62 1.54 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Primary metals.......................................... 1.65 1.65 1.67 1.87 1.44 1.43 1.44 1.91
Fabricated metals..... ........ .......................... 2.09 2.02 2.12 1.99 3.64 3.54 3.73 3.47
Machinery, except electrical............................. 2.26 2.19 2.21 2.32 2.94 2.84 2.86 3.03
Electrical machinery..................................... 2.35 2.33 2.36 2.31 3.56 3.60 3.64 3.63
Transportation equipment................................. 1.98 1.90 1.93 1.94 7.22 7.15 7.17 7.30
Instruments and related products......................... 2.17 2.10 2.06 2.26 (NA) (NA) (NA) (RA)
Nondurable goods industries, total......................... 1.33 1.34 1.32 1.36 0.48 0.47 0.47 0.52
Food and kindred products............................... 0.93 0.95 0.95 1.00 (x) (X) (x) (X)
Tobacco products......................................... 5.30 5.31 5.36 5.44 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile mill products.................................... 2.01 2.03 1.96 1.97 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Paper and allied products................................ 1.11 1.10 1.11 1.17 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Chemicals and allied products........................... 1.62 1.53 1.52 1.55 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Petroleum and coal products.............................. 1.07 1.07 1.09 1.06 (x) (X) (X) (X)
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...................... 1.34 1.38 1.39 1.49 (X) (X) (X) (X)


(tA) Not available. Preliminary. rCevised. (X)
tExeludes the following industries with no unfilled orders:


vehicle assembly operations;
rubber and plastics products,


foods and related products; tobacco;
n.e.c.


I Not applicable.
Wooden containers;


glass containers;


apparel and related products;


metal


cans,


barrels


and drums;


chemicals; petroleum and coal


motor


products;









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


(Millions


of dollars)


Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
Industry group
March Feb. Jan. March Feb. March March Feb, Jan. March Feb. March
1969 1969r 1969 1969 1969r 1968 1969' 1969r 1969 1969 1969r 1968

Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 90,262 89,556 88,905 90,824 90,158 84,304 28,261 28,167 28,203 28,255 28,281 26,998
Durable goods industries, total........... 58,943 58,282 57,879 59,254 58,568 54,585 16,871 16,613 16,706 16,653 16,532 15,648
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 2,388 2,372 2,289 2,467 2,420 1,99' 755 752 731 754 750 639
Primary metals........................... 7,637 7,554 7,528 7,598 7,606 7,677 2,791 2,765 2,800 2,649 2,705 2,655
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 20,578 20,330 20,079 20,710 20,405 19,246 4,984 4,935 4,862 4,953 4,885 4,697
Transportation equipment................. 14,313 14,186 14,076 14,380 14,290 13,161 3,368 3,301 3,348 3,372 3,364 3,208
All other durable goods industries....... 14,027 13,840 13,907 14,099 13,847 12,506 4,973 4,860 4,965 4,925 4,828 4,449
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 31,319 31,274 31,026 31,570 31,590 29,719 11,390 11,554 11,497 11,602 11,749 11,350
Chemicals and allied products............ 6,155 6,088 5,977 6,272 6,220 5,741 2,088 2s091 2,102 2,103 2,101 1,984
Petroleum and coal products.............. 2,077 2,076 2,068 2,074 2,048 1,967 437 474 455 443 459 404
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 1,799 1,831 1,811 1,833 1,856 1,648 564 575 570 553 566 516
All other nondurable goods industries.... 21,288 21,279 21,170 21,391 21,466 20,363 8,301 8,414 8,370 8,503 8,623 8,446

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 32,241 31,975 31,622 32,405 32,093 29,749 29,760 29,414 29,080 30,164 29,784 27,557
Durable goods industries, total............ 27,280 26,961 26,631 27,469 27,090 25,262 14,792 14,708 14,542 15,132 14,946 13,675
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 371 384 372 402 396 324 1,262 1,236 1,186 1,311 1,274 1,032
Primary metals........................... 2,586 2,535 2,506 2,625 2,589 2,669 2,260 2,254 2,222 2,324 2,312 2,353
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 9,882 9,769 9,611 9,936 9,839 9,243 5,712 5,626 5,606 5,821 5,681 5,306
Transportation equipment................. 9,561 9,436 9,289 9,600 9,445 8,742 1,384 1,449 1,439 1,408 1,481 1,211
All other durable goods industries....... 4,880 4,837 4,853 4,906 4,821 4,284 4,174 4,143 4,089 4,268 4,198 3,773
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 4,961 5,014 4,991 4,936 5,003 4,487 14,968 14,706 14,538 15,032 14,838 13,882
Chemicals and allied products............ 936 952 909 938 961 852 3,131 3,045 2,966 3,231 3,158 2,905
Petroleum and coal products.............. 488 474 453 482 464 438 1,152 1,128 1,160 1,149 1,125 1,125
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 311 324 334 311 324 275 924 932 907 969 966 857
All other nondurable goods industries.... 3,226 3,264 3,295 3,205 3,254 2,922 9,761 9,601 9,505 9,683 9,589 8,995


Preliminary.
Revised.
































































































































































V






DEPARTMENT


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

IIOF COMMERCE 12 2 I 1111 I 3542
OF COMMERCE 3 1262 08589 3542


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


WASHINGTON


D.C. 20233


OFFICIAL BUSINESS