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NEW ORDERS


New orders in May at $54.1 billion for all manu-
factured products recorded a decrease of $500 million
from the April total of $54.6 billion, after seasonal
adjustment, the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce, announced today.

In the durable goods sector, new orders in May
declined $1 billion to a total of $29.9 billion following
their sizeable increase in April. However, this
decline was partially offset by an increase of $500
million in new orders for nondurable goods which
reached $24.2 billion. Most of the decline in durable
goods orders occurred in electrical machinery and
transportation, whereas most of the increase in
nondurable orders was centered in the food and
chemical industries. Among the supplemental series,


machinery and
million to a May
level close to the
products at $1,8
April registered
decrease, while
declined to $2.1


in April.


equipment orders declined $800
total of $6.3 billion, returning to a
March figure. Orders for defense
billion compared to $2.1 billion for
their third consecutive monthly
orders for consumer durables also
billion for May from $2.2 billion


(SEE. CHART 1)


SHIPMENTS

Manufacturers' shipments in May increased to
$53.9 billion compared with $53.3 billion in April.
The nondurable goods sector which rose $600
million to a May total of $24.3 billion accounted for
all the increase, whereas durable goods shipments
at $29.6 billion remained virtually unchanged from
April. While increases in shipments occurred
throughout the nondurables sector, the more signi-
finant increases were recorded in foods, and chem-
icals. (SEE CHART 2)


Chart 1- Manufacturers' New Orders (Seasonally Adjusted)
Billions of Dollars*
* .,,-----45


1965 1966 1967 1968 1969


Chart 2- Manufacturers' Shipments (Seasonally Adjusted;
Billions of Dollars*
8.0
-75
70
65


1966 1967 1968 1969













UNFILLED ORDERS


Chart 3-Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders (Seasonallyv Adiusted)
Billions of Dollars*


Unfilled orders held by durable goods manu-
facturers increased $300 million to $86.8 million at
the end of May as new orders exceeded shipments
during the month. The pattern by industry was
mixed, with increases in the nonelectrical machinery
and metals industry groups partially offset by
decreases in transportation and other industries. The
unfilled orders-shipments ratio for durable goods
was virtually unchanged at 3.25 months for May
compared with 3.24months for April. (SEE CHART 3)


ii III ii iIA


Durable Goods







LLJLJLL LL*


*Semilog. scale
i i ,l 1,1 ,11 .l I l,.I ,


INVENTORIES


Total inventories
at the end of May


held by
increased


all manufacturers
$1 billion to $92.0


billion, continuing the rise of recent months.


inventory- shipments


change
exceed
stories
more


d
ed


ratio


remained


virtually un-


at 1.71 since the increase in inventories


the increase


in shipments.


The inven-


of durable goods manufacturers increased
than $700 million to $60.2 billion and non-


durable goods manufacturers ificyeased their stocks
by $200 million to $31.8 billion at the end of May.
The increases were wide spread among most in-


dustr


y groups.


also reported
CHART 4)


At the total level increases were
at all stages of fabrication. (SEE


The figures on the durable goods industries in
this report supersede those issued earlier in the
advance report on durable goods. The advance report


is based


on a tabulation


of early reports and is


limited to statistics on shipments, new orders, and
unfilled orders for a few broad industry categories.


present


reporting,
preliminary
torical dat
next month.


report


but the
r. Final


in the


is based
estimates
figures
report


on more complete
are also considered
will appear as his-
to be published for


Chart 4- Total Inventory


(Seasonally Adjusted)


Billions of Dollars"


5 1966 1967 1968 1969










Table 1.--VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS


(Millions of dollars)
Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
adjustment ajsmn
Industry group
May April March May_ April May May April March May April May
1969 1969r 1969 1969 1969r 1968 1969P 1969r 1969 1969P 1969r 1968


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


Durable goods industries, total........
Stone, elay, 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, mining, and material
handling equipment ................
Mbtalworking machinery..........
General industrial ma cbhinery.....
Electrical machinery, total.........


Electrical transmission and distribution
equipment and industrial apparatus.....
HouBseholdb appliances, including radio
axd TV.* ** .* 4*4.4*.* **.
ComBunication equipment.................
Transportation equipment, total..........
Motor vehicles and parts....... ,.....
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........
Instruments and related products,.........


All other durable


Nondurable goods industries,
Food and kindred products,
Mteat products...........
Tobacco products..........
Textile mill products.....
Paper and allied products,


Pulp, paper, etc.......


Chemicals and allied produ


ustries..,.,,.,

total........,
total.....-
I *.4...444.4. .44


4t**'**'**'* *W *4 4. xm-

total..........

cts, total......


Industrial chemicals, except pignaents.
Petroleum and coal products.............
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.....
All other nondurable goods industries...


All manufacturing industries:
Total.... .. .......... ............
Total, excluding transportation.....
Durable goods industries, total.............
Primary metals, total .....................
Blast furnaces, steel mills .............
Fabricated metal products.................
Iahchinery, except electrical, total......
Engines and turbines ......... .. .,.....
Construction, mining, and material
handling equipment........... ......
Metalworking maehinery........ .....
General industrial mehinery. ..........
Electrical machinery, total.............
Electrical transmission and distribution
equipment and industrial apparatus.....
Household appliances, including radio
and 7 .. .. ..v.. .
Cmctmuication equipment............-..
Transportation equiprwnt, total...........
Aircraft, missiles, and parts...........
All other durable goods industries........

Mandurable goods industries, total..........
Industries with uinfilled orders...........


- '4~ I


Shipments


54,144
47,038
29,933
4,775
2,243
3,129
5,599
422

730
357
4-88
3,708

694

706
947
7,106
2,533
5,616

24,211
6,677


53,298
45,952
29,643


53,078
45,805
29,530
1,441
4 5747


54,525
46,894
30,425
1,440
4,874
2,273
2,601
3,047
311
5,454
463
496

703
310
495
3,680
739

670
1,057
7,631
4,225
2,750
1,087
3,212

24,100


30,654
1,438
4,893
2,305
2,588
3,109
300
5,559g
434
571

734.
308
507
3,686

724

661:
1,100
7,654
4,281
2,736:
1,0683
3,247

24,039


50,596
43,186
28,283
1,373
4,663
2,457
2,206
2,900
296
4,808
386
396

709
350
457
3,361

691

668
920
7,410
4,423
2,497
909
2,859

22,313


Total inventories


91,998
77,334
60.169


12104
I
908
944


91,018
76,536
59,426
2,391


6,267
708
11,946
893
937


8.762


90,317
75,967
58,978
2,361
7,627
4,074
3,553
6.220


6,455
763
12,195
922
951

2,085
1,C41
1,018
9,238

1.856


mi, rt.
77,230
59,973
2,473


14,549
4,204
8,569
2,358
5,600

31,806
7,184
734


New orders Unfilled orders


86,788
6,988
3,442


13,398

3,368

643
5,466
34,289
26,811
6,013

3,094
3,094


85,159


86,310


10,148


54,436 34,0B6 33,i
?6,987 27,173 26,2
6,079 6,024 6,C(
3,142 3,108 3,1

3,142 3,08 3,1


10,070


13,228

'3,368
623
5,404
34,156
26,835
6,074

3,175
3,175


I


55,731
2,007
7,528
4,151
3,377
5,984
665
11,144
793
962


84,555
51,897
81,446
7,551
4,501
9,014
14,196
3,815

1,680
1,900
1,378
12,486

3,357

469
4.909


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goods


*


5.707


I.


5.699


izzl


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SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, FOR MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLENITARY SERIES


(Millions of dollars)

Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted d te 1 Seasonally adjusted a s t
ad justment adjustment
Industry group
May April March May April May May April March May April May
1969 1969r 1969 1969P 1969r 1968 1969p 1969" 1969 1969p 1969r 1968


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


Industry groups
categories:
Home goods an
Consumer stap
Equipment and


arranged


total.


by market


d apparel...
les........


defense


automotive...........
Automotive equipment..


Construction


materials,


products, except
............. ..* **.. ....,
.... ................. .. .


supplies,


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


Supplementary


Consumer
Machine
Defense
Defense


series :


durable


goods


and equipment


products
products


All manufacturing


Durable


goods


industries


industries
arranged b


Home goods and apparel.
Consumer staples.......


industries
industrie


industries


S...


(old seri


(new series)..


industries


total.


total ...-
s, total.
v market


*................ .. .
........................................ ,., .


Equipment and defense products, except
automotive ................... ........ .
Automotive equipment....................
Construction materials. supplies, and


intermedia
Other mater
intermedia
Supplementary
Consumer du


te products.........-
ials and supplies and
te products..........
Seriess2


rable


goods


Machinery and equipment


industries.
industries


Defense products industries (old s


Defense products (new


......eries).
eries).


series)* ... ...* ..


Shipments


53.864


53.298


4,531

20, 31

2,159
6,160
4,128
2,035


53.078


4,686

21,498

2,030
6,334
4,136
1,990


New orders


4..35
30.944
23,691


4.t42


53,283
29,69
23,586


4,801


9,706
4,962

4,945

21,861


49.511


50.596 91.998


60,169
31,829


9,847
11,980


91.018


11.903


7.723


92,662
60,752
31,910


10,375
11,736

23,759
5,232

7,910


89,481 89,796


86,310
3,171



2.199


91,779

59,973
31,806


9,945
11,833

23,395
5,318

7,868


33,650 33.420


5,178
15,161
12,262
7.540


48,119 48.467


10,424

28,739

1,765
23,754
32,129
21.835


*Th~ing


figures
in these


1968 manufacturers in


on shipments
new defense


has been seasonally


, orders,
series.
adjusted


ordnance,


communications,


and total inventories


aircraft


and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding industries began to provide aggregate


of work performed for Department of Defense.


The results of these reports are included


Since there is no historic data available to develop separate seasonal factors for these reporters, the data


using


the factors


~Pre1iminary.


rRevised.


-Shipments and new orders adjusted


for trading-day and calendar month variation; unfilled


regroupings of


the separate


industry


orders


categories as follows:


and inventories


as of end of month.


2The supplementary series are


durable


Machinery and


goods industries Household furniture; kitchen articles and pottery; cutlery, handtools, and hardware;
household appliances; ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous personal goods.


equipment


industries Machinery, except electrical


(excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops),


electrical machinery (excluding household appliances, communication equipment and


Defense


products


industries


(old series)


electronic


components). shipbuilding and repairing, and railroad and street car equipment.


- Based on reports for companies classified in the communication equipment, complete aircraft,


aircraft parts, and ordnance industries.


of nondefense work in


(Thus, this series includes significant amounts


these industries and omits defense work performed in the shipbuilding


Defense


products


(new series)


- Based


industry.)
on separate reports on defense work filed by large defense contractors in the following


aircraft parts, and shipbuilding.


Thus, it


differs
defense


from the old


series


in that it includes defense activity in shipbuilding and excludes non-


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,


the specified


Total inventories


Nondurable goods
Industry groups
categories:


Unfilled orders


Consumer


of these industries.


industries: ordnance, communications, complete aircraft,


#












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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)
Month-to-month-1969 Average, 1963-1968 Average monthly rates of change

3 months 6 months 12 months
Item and industry group April- March- Feb.- Average Average -----------
May April March rise decline Feb.-May Nov. 1968- May 1968-
1969 May 1969 May 1969

Shipments:
All manufacturing industries........... +1.1 +0.4 -0.4 +1.4 -1.1 +0.4 +0.4 +0.6
Durable goods industries, total.......... -0.1 +0.4 -1.3 +2.1 -2.0 -0.3 +0.5 +0.7
Nondurable goods industries, total....... +2.5 +0.5 +0.7 +1.0 -0.5 +1.2 +0.4 +0.6
Total inventories:
All manufacturing industries.......... +1.1 +0.8 +0.8 +0.7 -0.2 +0.9 +0.8 +0.6
New orders:
All manufacturing industries........... ..0.9 +2.5 -1.1 +1.8 -1.6 +0.2 +0.3 +0.8
Durable goods industries, total.......... -3.3 +4.2 -2.6 +3.2 -2.4 -0.6 +0.4 +0.8
Nondurable goods industries, total....... +2.2 +0.4 +0.7 +1.1 -0.6 +1.1 +0.3 +0.6
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods industries, total.......... +0.4 +1.5 +0.2 +1.2 -0.7 +0.7 +0.9 +0.5










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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Ien i. s n Unfilled orders shipments ratio1
Inventories shipments ratio mo b l
(monts' backlog)
Industry group
May April March May May April March May
1969p 1969r 1969 1968 1969O 1969r 1969 1968

All manufacturing industries, total.................. 1.71 1.71 1.70 1.71 2.69 2.69 2.67 2.78
Durable goods industries, total............................ 2.03 2.00 2.00 2.01 3.25 3.24 3.21 3.36
Stone, clay, and glass products.......................... 1.71 1.68 1.64 1.46 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Primary metals........................................... 1.68 1.68 1.67 1.73 1.51 1.50 1.44 1.66
Fabricated metals........................................ 2.10 2.05 2.12 2.05 3.73 3.57 3.68 3.48
Machinery, except electrical............................. 2.29 2.26 2.23 2.38 3.05 2.99 2.90 3.04
Electrical machinery ................................... 2.38 2.34 2.34 2.42 3.55 3.60 3.56 3.66
Transportation equipment................................ 2.02 1.97 1.97 1.91 7.07 7.05 7.19 7.58
Instruments and related products......................... 2.12 2.16 2.15 2.19 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
J.:.ndurable goods industries, total........................ 1.31 1.34 1.33 1.33 0.46 0.48 0.48 0.49
Food and kindred products............................... 0.93 0.94 0.93 0.99 (X) (X) (X) (X)
tobacco products..............:........................ 4.98 5.23 5.42 5.37 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile mill products................................. 2.02 2.04 1.99 1.89 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Paper and allied products................................ 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.13 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Chemicals and allied products............................ 1.56 1.60 1.59 1.50 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Petroleum and coal products.............................. 1.00 1.04 1.05 1.09 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...................... 1.38 1.36 1.36 1.39 (X) (X) (X) (X)


(NA) Not available. 9Preliminary. rRevised. (X) Not applicable.
'Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wooden containers;


reidcle assembly operations;
rubber and plastics products,


foods and related products;
n.e.e.


tobacco;


glass containers;


metal


cans,


barrels


apparel and related products; chemicals; petroleum


and drums;


and coal


motor


products;










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


(Millions of dollars)
Without seasonal Without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustment Seasonally adjusted adjustment
adjustment ajsmn
Industry group
May April March May April May May April March May April May
1969P 1969r 1969 1969P 1969r 1968 1969 1969r 1969 1969p 1969r 1968
Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 91,998 91,018 90,317 92,662 91,779 85,828 28,802 28,607 28,499 28,590 28,562 27,494
Durable goods industries, total............ 60,169 59,426 58,978 60,752 59,973 55,731 17,039 16,935 16,980 16,881 16,755 16,230
Stone, clay, and glass products......... 2,388 2,391 2,361 2,470 2,473 2,007 754 761 743 754 755 636
Primary metals....................... .... 7,771 7,682 7,627 7,647 7,572 7,528 2,839 2,814 2,824 2,692 2,650 2,723
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 21,077 20,708 20,572 21,433 20,995 19,781 5,115 5,024 5,003 5,126 5,031 4,916
Transportation equipment................. 14,664 14,482 14,350 14,621 14,549 13,386 3,313 3,348 3,388 3,271 3,328 3,253
All other durable goods industries....... 14,269 14,163 14,068 14,581 14,384 13,029 5,018 4,988 5,022 5,038 4,991 4,702
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 31,829 31,592 31,339 31,910 31,806 30,097 11,763 11,672 11,519 11,709 11,807 11,264
Chemicals and allied products............ 6,330 6,255 6,177 6,307 6,336 5,664 2,187 2,163 2,123 2,178 2,180 1,982
Petroleum and coal products............. 2,072 2,061 2,069 2,067 2,057 1,976 472 470 469 483 484 416
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.ec...... 1,831 1,811 1,799 1,840 1,847 1,682 581 578 559 577 568 536
All other nondurable goods industries.... 21,596 21,465 21,294 21,696 21,566 20,775 8,523 8,461 8,368 8,471 8,575 8,330

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 33,133 32,433 32,207 33,361 32,679 30,182 30,063 29,978 29,611 30,711 30,538 28,152
Durable goods industries, total............ 28,108 27,463 27,264 28,295 27,711 25,545 15,022 15,028 14,734 15,576 15,507 13,956
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 374 371 368 399 404 305 1,260 1,259 1,250 1,317 1,314 1,066
Primary metals.......................... 2,630 2,609 2,573 2,621 2,611 2,560 2,302 2,259 2,230 2,334 2,311 2,245
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 10,072 9,948 9,879 10,166 10,027 9,326 5,890 5,736 5,690 6,141 5,997 5,539
Transportation equipnent................. 9,852 9,657 9,561 9,834 9,726 8,926 1,499 1,477 1,401 1,516 1,495 1,207
All other durable goods industries....... 5,180 4,878 4,883 5,275 4,943 4,428 4,071 4,297 4,163 4,268 4,450 3,899
Nondurable goods industries, total........ 5,025 4,970 4,943 5,066 4,968 4,637 15,041 14,950 14,877 15,135 15,031 14,196
Chemicals and allied products............ 943 955 945 933 953 851 3,200 3,137 3,109 3,196 3,203 2,831
Petroleum and coal products.............. 474 468 488 483 462 445 1,126 1,123 1,112 1,101 1,111 1,115
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 313 319 313 312 318 297 937 914 927 951 961 849
All other nondurable goods industries.... 3,295 3,228 3,197 3,338 3,235 3,044 9,778 9,776 9,729 9,887 9,756 9,401


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