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Manufacturers' Shipments,

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DECEMBER 1984
M3-1(84)-12
For Wire Transmission 10:00 A.M. E.S.T. Thursday, January 31, 1985

in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars) I


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in December
declined $1.3 billion or 0.7 percent to $192.8 billion,
as a decline of 2.9 percent in durable goods more than
offset a 1.9 percent increase in nondurable goods. New
orders for all of 1984 totaled $2299.8 billion, 10.5
percent ahead of 1983. Shipments of manufactured goods
in December increased $1.6 billion or 0.8 percent to
$193.5 billion. The increase reflected a 1.7 percent
increase in the nondurable sector as durable goods
shipments were relatively unchanged for the month.
Shipments for 1984 were $2273.9 billion, 11.0 percent
over 1983. Unfilled orders in December were $356.1
billion down $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent from November,
but up 7.9 percent from a year ago. Manufacturers'
inventories at the end of December 1984 were $285.8
billion, showing little change from November, but up
9.7 percent from December 1983. The inventory to
shipments ratio at the end of 1984 was 1.48. The ratio
reached a low at the end of 1983 of 1.40, but increased
through September 1984 reaching 1.50. After holding at
1.50 through October, the ratio has slipped two months
in a row.

NEW ORDERS. New orders for durable goods at $101.0
billion were down $3.0 billion or 2.9 percent from
November. This was revised downward from the earlier
reported 2.1 percent decline. About half of the
decline resulted from the $1.7 billion decrease in
defense capital goods, which were unusually high the
previous month. Excluding defense, orders in December
were down 1.5 percent. The defense decline mostly
affected the transportation equipment industry which in
total declined $2.0 billion or 7.0 percent to $26.6
billion. Other major industries showing declines were
nonelectrical machinery and primary metals. The
decline in nonelectrical machinery of $2.0 billion or
10.8 percent resulted mostly from a drop in office and
computing equipment, which was off 50 percent from
November. Despite the December decline, new orders for
the computing industry were 13.8 percent higher than
1983. The primary metals decline of $0.5 billion or
5.0 percent followed increases in October and November
of 3.1 percent and 2.4 percent respectively. Orders
increases in December for durable goods were reported
in electrical machinery and fabricated metals. The
increases in orders in the nondurable sector were in
foods, textiles, apparel and chemicals.


SHIPMENTS. The shipments increase in December of $1.6
billion resulted almost entirely from a $1.5 billion or
1.7 percent increase in the nondurable goods sector.
About two-thirds of that increase was in foods, which
was up $1.0 billion or 4.2 percent. Other increases
were in textile, apparel, chemicals and paper. Durable
goods shipments were unchanged due to several large
offsetting movements. Electrical machinery was up $0.9
billion or 6.0 percent and transportation equipment up
$0.5 billion or 2.2 percent. Nonelectrical machinery
was down $0.7 billion or 3.9 percent and primary metals
down $0.7 billion or 6.2 percent.

UNFILLED ORDERS. Manufacturers' unfilled orders in
December decreased $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent, despite
a large increase in defense capital goods of $2.2
billion or 1.7 percent to $130.0 billion. Excluding
defense, unfilled orders declined $2.9 billion or 1.3
percent. The machinery industries reported the largest
declines in unfilled orders. Nonelectrical machinery
was down $1.3 billion or 2.1 percent and electrical
down $0.8 billion or 1.0 percent. Unfilled orders for
transportation equipment increased $1.0 billion or 0.7
percent mostly due to the increase in defense aircraft.

INVENTORIES. A decrease in inventories of nondurable
goods manufacturers' of $0.8 billion or 0.8 percent
offset an increase in the durable sector of $0.7
billion or 0.4 percent. The decrease in nondurables
was about half in petroleum products and the rest
scattered; the increase in durables was mostly in
transportation equipment. By stage of fabrication,
finished goods inventories were down slightly for both
durable and nondurable goods industries. The durable
sector increased 0.8 percent in materials and supplies
and 0.4 percent in work in process; the nondurable
goods sector was down 1.5 percent in materials and
supplies and 0.9 percent in work in process.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for January is scheduled for release on February
26, 1985 at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on March 5,
1985 at 10:00 A.M.


The estimates for
to greater revisions
reporting by companies
of records.


December are generally subject
than other months because
is delayed by year end closing


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call
Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Menth, (301) 763-2502.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is available electronically
in CENDATA, the Bureau's online information service, through a commercial vendor. For further information, contact Customer Services, DUSD,
Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call (301) 763-4100 or (301) 763-2502.


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT









Table 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS. MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- pt.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 198 De984P 1984 Dec.P Nov.r ct. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1984P 1983

All manufacturing industries 193,549 191,978 190,521 190.151 +0.8 +0.8 +0.2 186,936 190.524 196.351 199,222 2,273,301 2,047,400

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 104,498 103,677 103,247 102,173 +0.8 +0.4 +1.1 102.368 103,370 106,257 107,414 1,209,152 1,055.294


Durable goods industries..........
With unfilled orders............
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.
322 Glass containers..............
33 Primary metals..................
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills...
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals......................
34 Fabricated metal products.......
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums
35 Machinery, except electrical,....
351 Engines and turbines..........
352 Farm machinery and equipment..
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment..
354 Metalworking machinery........
356 General industrial machinery..
357 Office and computing machines.
36 Electrical machinery............
361.2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.........
363 Household appliances..........
365 Radio and TV..................
366 Communication equipment.......
367 Electronic components.........
37 Transportation equipment........
371 Motor vehicles and parts......
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts.
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................
38 Instruments and related products
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments..................
386 Photographic goods............
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.........

Nondurable goods industries.......
With unfilled orders............
20 Food and kindred products.......
201 Meat products.................
208 Beverages.....................
207 Fats and oils.................
203-6,9 All other foods...............
21 Tobacco products................
22 Textile mill products...........
26 Paper and allied products.......
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc...............
265 Paperboard containers.........
264 All other paper products......
28 Chemicals and allied products...
281.6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments .....................
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries..
29 Petroleum and coal products.....
30 Rubber and plastics products....
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods......

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel..........
Consumer staples................
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive..............
Automotive equipment............
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products......
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products..........

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........
Nondefense....................
Defense.......................

Household durable goods
industries....................


101,826 101,778 100,427 98,943 0.0 +1.3 +1.5 97,952 101,101 104,269 103,634
83,910 83,238 82.451 81,575 +0.8 +1.0 +1.1 82.451 82,705 84.621 85,787
4,694 4,703 4,666 4,525 -0.2 +0.8 +3.1 4,122 4,639 4,998 4,931
377 394 394 385 -4.3 0.0 +2.3 328 365 398 399
10,422 11.105 11,146 10,576 -6.2 -0.4 +5.4 9,502 10,477 11,157 10,793
4.195 4,576 4,783 4.532 -8.3 -4.3 +5.5 3.910 4.315 4.659 4,510

5,049 5,281 5,094 4,787 -4.4 +3.7 +6.4 4,595 4.938 5,175 5,017
12,545 12,484 11,934 11,438 +0.5 +4.6 +4.3 11,596 12,222 12,539 11,959
883 916 882 865 -3.6 +3.9 +2.0 738 768 845 977
17,459 18,171 17,941 18,418 -3.9 +1.3 -2.6 18,802 17,850 17,948 19,204
1,347 1,239 1,170 1,359 +8.7 +5.9 -13.9 1,272 1,163 1,135 1,402
793 819 994 860 -3.2 -17.6 +15.6 675 695 1,104 878

2,635 2,834 2,895 2,883 -7.0 -2.1 +0.4 2,616 2,718 2,869 2,949
1,000 858 926 943 +16.6 -7.3 -1.8 1,024 835 976 990
1,185 1,399 1,481 1,434 -15.3 -5.5 +3.3 1,222 1,356 1,556 1,459
4,607 5,151 4,513 4,957 -10.6 +14.1 -9.0 6,464 5,429 4,337 5,463
16,169 15,256 15,114 15,731 +6.0 +0.9 -3.9 15,891 15,340 15,603 16,681


2,176 2,073 2,058 2,238 +5.0 +0.7 -8.0 2,138 2,035 2,036 2,367
1,406 1,329 1,389 1,424 +5.8 -4.3 -2.5 1,280 1,256 1,449 1,556
933 827 855 832 +12.8 -3.3 +2.8 943 918 991 998
5,378 4.936 4,568 4,744 +9.0 +8.1 -3.7 5,533 4,846 4,613 4,837
3,738 3,665 3,785 3.973 +2.0 -3.2 -4.7 3,522 3,702 3,807 4,196
25,669 25,116 24,317 23,339 +2.2 +3.3 +4.2 24,072 25,695 25,785 23,915
16,923 16,710 15.851 14,970 +1.3 +5.4 +5.9 14,303 17,260 17,498 15,242
7,075 6,801 6,871 6,756 +4.0 -1.0 +1.7 8,023 6.920 6,699 7.068

971 848 894 871 +14.5 -5.1 +2.6 1,094 834 888 896
4,794 4,688 4,660 4,838 +2.3 +0.6 -3.7 4,910 4,788 4,809 5,170

3,010 2,917 2,790 2,956 +3.2 +4.6 -5.6 3,118 2,894 2,827 3,136
1,603 1,575 1.675 1,693 +1.8 -6.0 -1.1 1,633 1,700 1,768 1,822

10,074 10,255 10,649 10,078 -1.8 -3.7 +5.7 9,057 10,090 11,430 10,981

91,723 90,200 90,094 91,208 +1.7 +0.1 -1.2 88,984 89,423 92,082 95,588
20,588 20,439 20,796 20.598 +0.7 -1.7 +1.0 19,917 20,665 21,636 21,627
25,050 24,040 24,287 24,329 +4.2 -1.0 -0.2 24,864 24,293 25,101 25,963
5,997 5,724 5,706 5,677 +4.8 +0.3 +0.5 6.009 5,758 5,980 5,944
3,414 3,290 3,382 3.561 +3.8 -2.7 -5.0 3,035 3.329 3.562 3,575
1,193 1,205 1,130 1,144 -1.0 +6.6 -1.2 1,225 1,246 1,139 1,168
11,155 10,644 10,886 10,771 +4.8 -2.2 +1.1 11,366 10.771 11.256 12.020
1,563 1.662 1,335 1,470 -6.0 +24.5 -9.2 1,718 1,343 1,379 1,571
4,528 4,287 4,475 4,623 +5.6 -4.2 -3.2 4,221 4,274 4,659 4,936
8.285 8,159 8,034 7,955 +1.5 +1.6 +1.0 7,677 7,860 8,149 8,170
3,618 3,463 3.418 3,414 +4.5 +1.3 +0.1 3,341 3,439 3,418 3,467
1,806 1,855 1,873 1.790 -2.6 -1.0 +4.6 1,634 1.796 1,972 1,860
2,861 2.841 2,743 2,751 +0.7 +3.6 -0.3 2,702 2,625 2,759 2,843
17,974 17,584 17,704 17,446 +2.2 -0.7 +1.5 17,326 16,491 16,916 18,207

5,819 6,012 5,921 5,688 -3.2 +1.5 +4.1 5,720 5,675 5,625 5,773
4,635 4,458 4,462 4.403 +4.0 -0.1 +1.3 4.677 4,302 4,471 5,204
16,165 16,332 16,313 17,227 -1.0 +0.1 -5.3 16,469 16,340 16,412 17,328
4,269 4,524 4,171 4,403 -5.6 +8.5 -5.3 3,827 4,320 4,427 4.561

13,889 13,612 13,775 13,755 +2.0 -1.2 +0.1 12,882 14,502 15,039 14,852


13,157 12,664 12,882 12,736 +3.9 -1.7 +1.1 11,208 13,139 14,316 14,323
34,774 33,521 33.609 33,483 +3.7 -0.3 +0.4 34,804 33.673 34,727 36,081

29,995 29,690 28,824 29,795 +1.0 +3.0 -3.3 32,871 29,394 28,823 31,192
18,793 18,661 17,722 16,885 +0.7 +5.3 +5.0 15,853 19,038 19,514 17,244

15,741 15.709 15,303 14,858 +0.2 +2.7 +3.0 14,371 15,318 16,177 15,896

81.089 81,733 82,181 82,394 -0.8 -0.5 -0.3 77,829 79,962 82,794 84,486


33,997 33,562 32.891 33,875 +1.3 +2.0 -2.9 36,851 33,555 32,863 35,453
27,470 27,287 26,541 27,739 +0.7 +2.8 -4.3 29,755 27,259 26,497 29,065
6,527 6,275 6,350 6,136 +4.0 -1.2 +3.5 7,096 6,296 6,366 6.388


6,375 6,282 6,618 6,214 +1.5 -5.1 +6.5 5.780 6.362 7,230 7,083


1,183,672 1,021,514
964,027 834,231
55,014 49,058
4,641 4,846
133,563 117,904
56,166 48,189


62.399
137,684
10,895
209,151
14.794
10,525

32,578
10,176
16,593
54,621
181,630


24,659
17,181
10,342
54,980
44,756
288,412
192,096
76,553


57,609
120,570
11,190
178,267
12,150
10,622

28,416
8,015
14,742
46,017
156,016


21,887
14,928
8,634
48,573
35,299
240,496
151,870
70,919


10,465 10,195
56,422 50.016

33,873 29,273
20,157 18.448

121,796 109,187


1,089,629
245,125
295,086
70,062
42,744
15,579
128,122
16,919
55,286
95,900
41,504
21,670
32,726
211,306

68,738
53,619
197,895
52,161


1,025.886
221,063
286,605
66.790
41.657
16,497
123,630
15,462
52,219
85,135
36,280
19,097
29,758
190,230

59,187
50,448
191,551
50,320


165,076 154,364


155,749 145,185
403,646 383,308

338.134 297,016
216,089 174,193

176.987 157,168

982,696 890,530


385,013 337,497
312,585 272,339
72,428 65,158


74,881 64,777


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes at end of table 2.









Table 2. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollar)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- ept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Dec.P Nov.r Oct. 1984P 1984r 19 1984 198 1984 1984P 1983

All manufacturing industries 192,845 194,168 185,856 189,817 -0.7 +4.5 -2.1 189,349 190,615 193,225 197,613 2,299,182 2,081,200

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 103,794 105,867 98,582 101,839 -2.0 +7.4 -3.2 104,781 103,461 103,131 105,805 1,235,033 1,089,094

Durable goods industries.......... .101,002 104,037 96,067 98,676 -2.9 +8.3 -2.6 100,211 101,483 101,507 102,182 1,210,184 1,053,671
With unfilled orders............ 83,086 85,497 78,091 81,308 -2.8 +9.5 -4.0 84,710 83,087 81,859 84,335 990,539 866,388
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,882 4,694 4,648 4,493 +4.0 +1.0 +3.4 4,237 4,636 4,952 4,852 55,535 49,347
33 Primary metals.................. 10,308 10,848 10,597 10,281 -5.0 +2.4 +3.1 9,767 10,241 10,474 10,076 131,912 123,394
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,677 4,652 4,613 4,074 +0.5 +0.8 +13.2 4,379 4,396 4,462 3,909 54,974 51,282
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,541 5,041 4,808 4,937 -9.9 +4.8 -2.6 4,435 4,688 4,740 4,951 61,456 59,618
34 Fabricated metal products....... 12,871 12,426 12,054 11,878 +3.6 +3.1 +1.5 11,844 11,952 12,376 12,369 139,116 119,455
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,124 18,082 16,962 18,049 -10.8 +6.6 -6.0 17,917 17,685 17,412 18,425 212,165 180,874
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,552 1,290 725 1,292 +20.3 +77.9 -43.9 1,260 1,046 1,172 1,325 15,246 11,812
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,711 2,694 2,872 2,895 +0.6 -6.2 -0.8 2,644 2,657 2,846 2,930 32,928 28,453
354 Metalworking machinery........ 1,297 930 846 1,116 +39.5 +9.9 -24.2 1,199 904 930 1,091 11,504 7,993
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,208 1,538 1,395 1,399 -21.5 +10.3 -0.3 1,200 1,440 1,474 1,371 16,688 14,697
357 Office and computing machines. 2,601 5,210 4,379 4,763 -50.1 +19.0 -8.1 5,395 5,464 3,986 5,072 54,683 48,020
36 Electrical machinery............ 15,352 14,497 14,631 16,792 +5.9 -0.9 -12.9 15,277 14,235 14,918 17,130 190,885 165,573
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,179 1,974 2,103 2,110 +10.4 -6.1 -0.3 2,088 1,894 2,063 2,214 24,377 21,365
363 Household appliances.......... 1,370 1,355 1,364 1,401 +1.1 -0.7 -2.6 1,263 1,244 1,375 1,497 17,068 15,083
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,005 595 822 843 +68.9 -27.6 -2.5 1,048 718 676 917 10,511 8,624
366 Communication equipment....... 5,676 5,020 4,794 5,907 +13.1 +4.7 -18.8 6,179 4,799 5,079 6,073 63,485 52,258
367 Electronic components......... 2,581 3,141 3,068 3,954 -17.8 +2.4 -22.4 2,248 3,016 3,010 3,685 45,680 41,351
37 Transportation equipment........ 26,629 28,619 21,912 22,113 -7.0 +30.6 -0.9 27,437 28,144 25,351 23,544 301,554 254,004
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,296 10,179 5,252 6,720 -18.5 +93.8 -21.8 11,301 8,878 6,825 7,471 92,408 81,899
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 553 1,240 504 194 -55.4 +146.0 +159.8 911 1,620 559 634 8,750 10,126
38 Instruments and related products 4,830 4,791 4,741 4,857 +0.8 +1.1 -2.4 4,965 4,828 4,846 5,130 57,172 50,693
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 10,006 10,080 10,522 10,213 -0.7 -4.2 +3.0 8,767 9,762 11,178 10,656 121,845 110,331

Nondurable goods industries....... 91,843 90,131 89,789 91,141 +1.9 +0.4 -1.5 89,138 89,132 91,718 95,431 1,088,998 1,027,529
With unfilled orders............ 20,708 20,370 20,491 20,531 +1.7 -0.6 -0.2 20,071 20,374 21,272 21,470 244,494 222,706

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,077 12,215 12,681 12,741 +7.1 -3.7 -0.5 11,026 12,592 13,613 13,904 155,528 145,891
Consumer staples,................ 34,773 33,514 33,647 33,479 +3.8 -0.4 +0.5 34,797 33,635 34,727 36,112 403,623 383,242
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 28,710 33,794 27,589 30,050 -15.0 +22.5 -8.2 34,549 32,369 29,573 31,978 361,332 310,882
Automotive equipment............ 18,992 18,347 17,295 16,422 +3.5 +6.1 +5.3 16,190 18,704 19,263 16,791 214,990 176,620
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,007 15,682 15,433 14,858 +2.1 +1.6 +3.9 14,350 15,239 16,089 15,869 177,689 156,572
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 81,286 80,616 79,211 82,267 +0.8 +1.8 -3.7 78,437 78,076 79,960 82,959 986,020 907,993

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 34,193 37,469 30,294 34,421 -8.7 +23.7 -12.0 40,056 35,982 32,788 36,428 412,015 354,712
Nondefense.................... 25,501 27,126 25,378 27,835 -6.0 +6.9 -8.8 27,800 26,499 26,368 28,299 322,250 273,162
Defense....................... 8,692 10,343 4,916 6,586 -16.0 +110.4 -25.4 12,256 9,483 6,420 8,129 89,765 81,550

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,365 5,860 6,480 6,250 +8.6 -9.6 +3.7 5,664 5,843 6,590 6,709 74,830 65,384

PPreliminary. Revised.


Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
areas of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; communication equipment; air-
craft and aircraft parts; and shipbuilding, converting and repairing.
Defense capital goods include ordnance, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments to Federal Government Agencies.









Table 3. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Dec.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Dec.P Nov.r Oct. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1983


All manufacturing industries.. 356,059 356,756 354,566 359,232 -0.2


Durable goods industries............ 345,861 346,678 344,422 348,782
Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,586 2,398 2,408 2,427
Primary metals.................... 19.119 19,232 19,490 20,038
Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 8,872 8,390 8,314 8,484
Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 7,236 7,744 7,985 8,270
Fabricated metal products......... 22,020 21,691 21,749 21.629
Machinery, except electrical...... 61,416 62,755 62,842 63,821
Engines and turbines.......... 15,193 14,989 14,937 15,382
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,080 6,004 6,144 6,167
Metalworking machinery.......... 3,783 3,486 3,414 3,494
General industrial machinery.... 4,876 4.854 4,715 4,801
Office and computing machines... 20,089 22,095 22.036 22,171
Electrical machinery.............. 79,244 80,059 80.818 81,300
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 6,090 6,086 6,185 6,140
Household appliances............ 407 442 416 441
Radio and TV.................... 563 492 724 757
Communication equipment......... 50,765 50,467 50,383 50,156
Electronic components........... 19,931 21,088 21,612 22,329
Transportation equipment.......... 147,660 146,696 143,195 145,599
Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 119,755 118,532 115,156 116,774
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 20,665 21,082 20,690 21,080
Instruments and related products.. 8,521 8,484 8,381 8,302


-0.2
+7.8
-0.6
+5.7

-6.6
+1.5
-2.1
+1.4

+1.3
+8.5
+0.5
-9.1
-1.0


+0.1
-7.9
+14.4
+0.6
-5.5
+0.7
+1.0


+0.6 -1.3 353,841 351,429 351,330 354,460

+0.7 -1.3 343,947 341,688 341,300 344,063
-0.4 -0.8 2,462 2,346 2,349 2,397
-1.3 -2.7 18,659 18.394 18.629 19,312
+0.9 -2.0 8,499 8,030 7,948 8,145

-3.0 -3.4 7.128 7,288 7,538 7,972
-0.3 +0.6 21,557 21,309 21,579 21,741
-0.1 -1.5 61.160 62,045 62,206 62,740
+0.3 -2.9 15,174 15,186 15,301 15,265

-2.3 -0.4 6,019 5,992 6,052 6,075
+2.1 -2.3 3,703 3,528 3,458 3,504
+2.9 -1.8 4,745 4,766 4,682 4,763
+0.3 -0.6 20,209 21,278 21.243 21,594
-0.9 -0.6 78,422 79,037 80,143 80,829


32
33
331
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
356
357
36
361,2


363
365
366
367
37
372,6
3731,95

38
24,25,
39


All other durable goods........... 5,295 5,363 5,539 5,666 -1.3

Nondurable goods industries......... 10.198 10,078 10,144 10,450 +1.2

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............. ,926 4,005 4,455 4,656 -2.0
Consumer staples .................. 705 706 713 675 -0.1
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 219,933 221,215 217,110 218,346 -0.6
Automotive equipment.............. 6,535 6,336 6.650 7,077 +3.1
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 13,029 12,762 12,790 12.661 +2.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 111,931 111,732 112,848 115,817 +0.2

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 263,785 263,586 259.679 262,274 +0.1
Nondefense...................... 133,761 135,729 135,889 137,051 -1.4
Defense......................... 130,024 127,857 123,790 125,223 +1.7


+0.7 5,960 6.011 6,151 6.123
-5.7 349 366 378 452
-4.4 564 460 660 975
+0.5 50,699 50,053 50,100 49,636
-3.2 19,392 20.666 21,353 22,150
-1.7 148,478 145.112 142.663 143,097
-1.4 120,186 116,907 114,947 114,821

-1.9 20.942 21,124 20,339 20,668
+1.0 8,403 8,348 8,307 8,271


-3.2 -2.2 4,806 5,097 5,424 5,676

-0.7 -2.9 9,894 9,741 10,030 10,397


-10.1 -4.3 3,493 3,674 4,221 4,926
-1.0 +5.6 677 685 722 722


+1.9
-4.7


-0.6 220,090 218,415 215,437 214,687
-6.0 6,679 6,342 6,677 6,928


-0.2 +1.0 12,552 12,573 12,652 12,741

-1.0 -2.6 110.350 109.740 111,621 114,456


+1.5 -1.0 263.922 260,717 258,286 258,360
-0.1 -0.8 132.780 134,736 135,492 135,619
+3.3 -1.1 131,142 125,981 122,794 122.741


Household durable goods
industries....................... 3.582 3,590 4,013 4,152


-0.2


-10.5


-3.3 3.153 3,268 3,787 4,428


See footnotes at end of table 2.


-2.0 +1.9
+0.4 +1.2


327.947

317,423
1,944
20,308
9,690

8,072
20,125
58,136
14,721

5,668
2.374
4,647
20,146
69,166


6,240
461
396
42,192
18,470
135,334
104,330

22,656
7,653

4,757

10,524


3,713
699

196,885
7,778

11,851

107,021


236,910
123,102
113,808








Table 4. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry I I~
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Dec.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Dec.P Nov.r Oct. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries.. 285,808 285,833 286,426 285,185 0.0 -0.2 +0.4 282,326 284,814 285,459 283,188 257,601


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................... 198,503 198,326 198,756 197,238 +0.1

Durable goods industries............ 191,168 190,428 190,476 188,915 +0.4
With unfilled orders.............. -174,609 174,368 174,761 173,324 +0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,867 5,915 5,916 5,959 -0.8
322 Glass containers................ 630 625 645 646 +0.8
33 Primary metals.................... 20,330 20,715 20,977 21,397 -1.9
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,248 9,652 9,766 10,051 -4.2
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 9,846 9,784 9,952 10,097 +0.6
34 Fabricated metal products......... 19,536 19,345 18,892 18,785 +1.0
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,707 2,309 2,000 2,073 +17.2
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 40,615 40,664 40,520 39,926 -0.1
351 Engines and turbines............ 2,176 2,304 2,327 2,290 -5.6
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,879 2,019 1,973 2,015 -6.9
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,900 6,975 7,026 7,006 -1.1
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 2,410 2,436 2,414 2,414 -1.1
356 General industrial machinery.... 3,502 3,458 3,454 3,497 +1.3
357 Office and computing machines... 12,630 12,246 12,194 11,679 +3.1
36 Electrical machinery.............. 32,778 32,623 32,.479 31,852 +0.5
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,512 4,533 4,490 4.447 -0.5
363 Household appliances............ 2,592 2,617 2,579 2,498 -1.0
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,315 1,284 1,361 1,317 +2.4
366 Communication equipment......... 13,173 12,995 12,981 12,637 +1.4
367 Electronic components........... 6,432 6,542 6,381 6,324 -1.7
37 Transportation equipment.......... 47,445 46,722 47,236 46,731 +1.5
371 Motor vehicles and parts........ 11,297 10,785 10,924 10,684 +4.7
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 33,012 32,744 33,107 32,876 +0.8
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,339 1,360 1,393 1,415 -1.5
38 Instruments and related products.. 9,565 9,537 9,568 9,466 +0.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................... 6,945 6,912 6,953 6,818 +0.5
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,059 2,053 2,044 2,070 +0.3
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 15,032 14,907 14,888 14,799 +0.8

Nondurable goods industries......... 94,640 95,405 95,950 96,270 -0.8
With unfilled orders.............. 23,894 23,958 23,995 23,914 -0.3
20 Food and kindred products......... 21,367 21,313 21,197 21,582 +0.3
201 Meat products................... 2,357 2,282 2,222 2,232 +3.3
208 Beverages....................... 3,419 3,415 3,387 3,510 +0.1
207 Fats and oils................... 1,179 1,119 1,080 1,288 +5.4
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,651 12,670 12,669 12,726 -0.1
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,556 3,548 3,600 3,573 +0.2
22 Textile mill products............. 7,077 7,132 7,380 7,349 -0.8
26 Paper and allied products......... 9,654 9,746 9,638 9,599 -0.9
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,525 3,588 3,544 3,549 -1.8
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,646 2,674 2,648 2,633 -1.0
264 All other paper products........ 3,483 3,484 3,446 3,417 0.0
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 21,953 22,100 22,350 22,508 -0.7
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,663 6,723 7,100 7,287 -0.9
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,904 6,999 6,901 6,954 -1.4
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 8,411 8,818 8,967 8,819 -4.6
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 5,950 6,043 6,141 6,186 -1.5
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 16,672 16,705 16,677 16,654 -0.2

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 23,016 23,013 23,128 22,927 0.0
Consumer staples.................. 34,150 34,278 34,070 34,261 -0.4
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 83,497 83,196 83,276 81,778 +0.4
Automotive equipment.............. 13,774 13,241 13,378 13,088 +4.0
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 19,523 19,974 19,824 19,755 -2.3
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 111,848 112,131 112,750 113,376 -0.3

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 94,827 94,188 94,546 93,187 +0.7
Nondefense...................... 72,466 71,880 71,919 70,981 +0.8
Defense......................... 22,361 22,308 22,627 22,206 +0.2

Household durable goods
industries....................... 11,491 11,391 11,447 11,275 +0.9

See footnotes at end of table 2.


-0.2 +0.8 195,418 196,852 197,454 195,905


0.0
-0.2
0.0
-3.1
-1.2
-1.2

-1.7
+2.4
+15.4
+0.4
-1.0
+2.3


+0.8 188,211 189,172 189,459 187,726
+0.8 172,163 173,476 173,986 172,337
-0.7 5,773 5,694 '5,704 5,774
-0.2 608 618 635 633
-2.0 20,293 20,716 20,884 21,208
-2.8 9,405 9,748 9,863 10,061

-1.4 9,659 9,715 9,783 9,915
+0.6 18,969 18,790 18,544 18,456
-3.5 2,323 1,953 1,744 1,801
+1.5 40,125 40,469 40,260 39,669
+1.6 2,198 2,321 2,329 2,245
-2.1 1,837 1,914 1,859 1,967


-0.7 +0.3 6,817 6,947 6,948 6,901
+0.9 0.0 2,381 2,445 2,427 2,395
+0.1 -1.2 3,453 3,424 3,398 3,466
+0.4 +4.4 12,491 12,283 12,254 11,749
+0.4 +2.0 32,204 32,253 32,324 31,628


+1.0 +1.0 4,447 4,527 4,529 4,435
+1.5 +3.2 2,504 2,452 2,463 2,361
-5.7 +3.3 1,271 1,261 1,333 1,337
+0.1 +2.7 12,990 12,966 12,995 12,565
+2.5 +0.9 6,419 6,483 6,369 6,305
-1.1 +1.1 46,807 47,222 47,545 46,745
-1.3 +2.2 11,118 11,042 11,203 10,897
-1.1 +0.7 32,469 32,931 33,137 32,710

-2.4 -1.6 1,312 1,365 1,405 1,416
-0.3 +1.1 9,353 9,390 9,448 9,415

-0.6 +2.0 6,840 6,843 6,862 6,770
+0.4 -1.3 1,954 1,996 2,029 2,070

+0.1 +0.6 14,687 14,638 14,750 14,831

-0.6 -0.3 94,115 95,642 96,000 95,462
-0.2 +0.3 23,255 23,376 23,468 23,568
+0.5 -1.8 21,933 22,733 22,473 21,890
+2.7 -0.4 2,260 2,362 2,238 2,131
+0.8 -3.5 3,460 3,401 3,397 3,433
+3.6 -16.1 1,334 1,375 1,121 989
0.0 -0.4 13,182 13,823 13,885 13,528
-1.4 +0.8 3,748 3,608 3,647 3,509
-3.4 +0.4 6,937 6,954 7,097 7,161
+1.1 +0.4 9,526 9,630 9,473 9,376
+1.2 -0.1 3,512 3,572 3,514 3,480
+1.0 +0.6 2,625 2,620 2,581 2,588
+1.1 +0.8 3,389 3,438 3,378 3,308
-1.1 -0.7 21,892 21,975 21,994 21,909

-5.3 -2.6 6,650 6,703 6,994 7,126
+1.4 -0.8 6,766 6,957 6,825 6,794
-1.7 +1.7 8,287 9,038 9,097 8,992
-1.6 -0.7 5,866 5,869 5,978 6,000

+0.2 +0.1 15,926 15,835 16,241 16,625


-0.5 +0.9 22,240 21,921 22,425 22,690
+0.6 -0.6 34,494 35,308 35,224 34,665

-0.1 +1.8 82,477 83,053 82,978 81,141
-1.0 +2.2 13,667 13,486 13,550 13,213

+0.8 +0.3 19.234 19,495 19,509 19,474

-0.5 -0.6 110,214 111,551 111,773 112,005


-0.4 +1.5 93,325 94,154 94,395 92,651
-0.1 +1.3 71,203 72,076 72,146 70,723
-1.4 +1.9 22,122 22,078 22,249 21,928


-0.5 +1.5 11,161 10,979 11,170 11,155


175,219

169,023
154,078
5,588
625
19,226
9,287

8,735
17,353
1,940
36,284
2,023
1,877

7,090
2,218
3,535
9,799
27,667


4,047
1,965
994
11,039
5,628
39,975
9,311
27,684

1,366
8,805

6,302
1,975

14,125

88,578
21,141
21,441
2,016
3,348
2,010
12,400
4,148
6,769-
8,619
3,253
2,297
3,069
19,524

5,839
6,088
8,120
5,595

14,362


20,246
32,545

72,355
11,530

18,869

102,056


81,885
64,330
17,555








Table 5. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF FABRICATION. BY INDUSTRY GROUP


32
33
34
35
36
37
38
24,25,
39


20
21
22
26
28
29
30
23,27,
31


MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

All manufacturing industries.. 93,141 93,259 94,087 94,226 -0.1

Durable goods industries............ 56,439 56,009 56,652 56,578 +0.8
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,893 1,931 1,963 1,980 -2.0
Primary metals.................... 6,373 6,760 6,949 7,008 -5.7
Fabricated metal products......... 7,554 7,545 7,418 7,396 +0.1
Machinery, except electrical...... 11,814 11,502 11,609 12,063 +2.7
Electrical Machinery.............. 8,641 8,717 8,617 8,544 -0.9
Transportation equipment.......... 11,836 11,324 11,816 11,310 +4.5
Instruments and related products.. 2,684 2,735 2,777 2,754 -1.9

All other durable goods........... 5,644 5,495 5,503 5,523 +2.7

Nondurable goods industries......... 36,702 37,250 37,435 37,648 -1.5
Food and kindred products......... 7,876 7,651 7,862 7,884 +2.9
Tobacco products.................. 3,015 3,098 3,074 3,114 -2.7
Textile mill pjoducts............. 2,095 2,172 2.281 2,286 -3.5
Paper and allied products......... 4,847 4,972 4,890 4,918 -2.5
Chemicals and allied products..... 8,221 8,393 8,465 8,268 -2.0
Petroleum and coal products....... 2,083 2,231 2,148 2,279 -6.6
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,943 2,063 2,009 2,205 -5.8

All other nondurable goods........ 6,622 6,670 6,706 6,694 -0.7

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 103,135 102,936 102,811 101,874 +0.2

Durable goods industries............ 88,439 88,102 87,849 86,916 +0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products... 755 797 810 786 -5.3
Primary metals.................... 7,979 8,076 8,022 8,202 -1.2
Fabricated metal products......... 7,013 7,050 6,807 6,747 -0.5
Machinery, except electrical...... 16,380 16,476 16,555 16,143 -0.6
Electrical Machinery.............. 17,833 17,702 17,624 17,207 +0.7
Transportation equipment.......... 30,675 30,271 30,387 30,325 +1.3
Instruments and related products.. 4,099 4,071 4,049 3,996 +0.7

All other durable goods........... 3,705 3,659 3,595 3,510 +1.3

Nondurable goods industries......... 14,696 14,834 14,962 14,958 -0.9
Food and kindred products......... 1,639 1,698 1,732 1,775 -3.5
Tobacco products.................. 312 226 273 199 +38.1
Textile mill products............. 2,035 2,073 2,097 2,111 -1.8
Paper and allied products......... 1,171 1,156 1,152 1,124 +1.3
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,502 3,547 3,549 3,787 -1.3
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,523 1,568 1,652 1,548 -2.9
Rubber and plastics products ...... 1,169 1,123 1,202 1,119 +4.1

All other nondurable goods........ 3,345 3,443 3,305 3,295 -2.8

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 89,532 89,638 89,528 89,085 -0.1

Durable goods industries............ 46,290 46,317 45,975 45,421 -0.1
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,219 3,187 3,143 3,193 +1.0
Primary metals.................... 5,978 5,879 6,006 6,187 +1.7
Fabricated metal products......... 4,969 4,750 4.667 4,642 +4.6
Machinery, except electrical...... 12,421 12.686 12,356 11.720 -2.1
Electrical Machinery.............. 6,304 6,204 6,238 6,101 +1.6
Transportation equipment.......... 4,934 5,127 5,033 5,096 -3.8
Instruments and related products.. 2,782 2,731 2,742 2,716 +1.9

All other durable goods........... 5,683 5,753 5,790 5,766 -1.2

Nondurable goods industries......... 43,242 43,321 43,553 43,664 -0.2
Food and kindred products......... 11,852 11,964 11,603 11.923 -0.9
Tobacco products .................. 229 224 253 260 +2.2
Textile mill products............. 2,947 2,887 3,002 2,952 +2.1
Paper and allied products......... 3,636 3,618 3,596 3,557 +0.5
Chemicals and allied products..... 10,230 10,160 10,336 10,453 +0.7
Petroleum and coal products....... 4,805 5,019 5,167 4,992 -4.3
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,838 2,857 2,930 2,862 -0.7

All other nondurable goods........ 6,705 6,592 6,666 6,665 +1.7


PPreiiminary. rRevised.


-0.9 -0.1 93,549 93,006 93,607 93.351

-1.1 +0.1 56,351 56,040 56,671 56,546
.1.6 -0.9 1,924 1,908 1,945 1.969
-2.7 -0.8 6,615 6,939 7,003 7,025
+1.7 +0.3 7,486 7,381 7,322 7,362
-0.9 -3.8 11,790 11.503 11,643 11,922
+1.2 +0.9 8,535 8,543 8,553 8,523
-4.2 +4.5 11,702 11,458 11,789 11,328
-1.5 +0.8 2,688 2,704 2,760 2,772

-0.1 -0.4 5,611 5,604 5,656 5,645

-0.5 -0.6 37,198 36,966 36,936 36,805
-2.7 -0.3 8,143 8,059 7,947 7,442
+0.8 -1.3 3,266 3,031 2,960 2,979
-4.8 -0.2 2,099 2,099 2,124 2,188
+1.7 -0.6 4,907 4,899 4,871 4,896
-0.9 +2.4 8,203 8,190 8,307 8,219
+3.9 -5.7 2,046 2,196 2,165 2,217
+2.7 -8.9 2,019 2,037 2,007 2,161

-0.5 +0.2 6,515 6,455 6,555 6,703



+0.1 +0.9 101,050 102,716 103,014 101,742

+0.3 +1.1 86,795 87,911 87,904 86,692
-1.6 +3.1 719 739 759 762
+0.7 -2.2 7,765 7,943 8,021 8,198
+3.6 +0.9 6,657 6,791 6,713 6,657
-0.5 +2.6 16,200 16,559 16,522 16,082
+0.4 +2.4 17,581 17,630 17,616 17,080
-0.4 +0.2 30,237 30,628 30,710 30,404
+0.5 +1.3 3,994 4,024 4,009 3,958

+1.8 +2.4 3,642 3.597 3,554 3,551

-0.9 0.0 14,255 14,805 15,110 15,050
-2.0 -2.4 1,703 1,728 1,730 1,745
-17.2 +37.2 272 342 435 289
-1.1 -0.7 1,996 2,045 2,087 2,104
+0.3 +2.5 1,116 1,143 1,135 1,131
-0.1 -6.3 3,400 3,507 3,554 3,761
-5.1 +6.7 1,487 1,578 1,648 1,547
-6.6 +7.4 1,142 1,129 1,201 1,128

+4.2 +0.3 3,139 3,333 3,320 3,345



+0.1 +0.5 87,727 89,092 88,838 88,095

+0.7 +1.2 45,065 45,221 44,884 44,488
+1.4 -1.6 3,130 3,047 3,000 3,043
-2.1 -2.9 5,913 5,834 5,860 5,985
+1.8 +0.5 4,826 4,618 4.509 4,437
+2.7 +5.4 12,135 12,407 12,095 11,665
-0.5 +2.2 6,088 6,080 6,155 6,025
+1.9 -1.2 4,868 5,136 5,046 5,013
-0.4 +1.0 2,671 2,662 2,679 2,685

-0.6 +0.4 5,434 5,437 5,540 5,635

-0.5 -0.3 42,662 43,871 43.954 43,607
+3.1 -2.7 12,087 12,946 12,796 12,703
-11.5 -2.7 210 235 252 241
-3.8 +1.7 2,842 2,810 2,886 2,869
+0.6 +1.1 3,503 3,588 3,467 3,349
-1.7 -1.1 10,289 10,278 10,133 9,929
-2.9 +3.5 4,754 5,264 5,284 5.228
-2.5 +2.4 2,705 2,703 2,770 2,711

-1.1 0.0 6.272 6,047 6,366 6,577


32
33
34
35
36
37
38
24,25,
39


20
21
22
26
28
29
30
23,27,
31


32
33
34
35
36
37
38
24,25.
39


20
21
22
26
28
29
30
23,27,
31


88,265

51,607
1,896
6,669
6,871
10,376
7,711
10,131
2,484

5,469

36,658
8,621
3,666
2,106
4,453
7,635
2,145
2,204

5,828



90,033

75,954
763
7,233
5,914
14,952
14,649
25,114
3,893

3,436

14,079
1,768
251
2,247
1,067
3,304
1,442
949

3.051



79,303

41,462
2,929
5,324
4,568
10,956
5,307
4,730
2,428

5,220

37,841
11,052
231
2,416
3,099
8,585
4,533
2,442

5,483








Table 6. RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES TO SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio1

Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1984P 1984 198 1984 1984P 1984r 1984 1984

All manufacturing industries............. 1.48 1.49 1.50 1.50 3.41 3.44 3.43 3.52

Durable goods industries....................... 1.88 1.87 1.90 1.91 4.12 4.16 4.18 4.28
32 Stone. clay, and glass products.............. 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.32 0.60 0.56 0.56 0.59
33 Primary metals............................... 1.95 1.87 1.88 2.02 1.83 1.73 1.75 1.89
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.56 1.55 1.58 1.64 1.89 1.88 1.97 2.05
35 Machinery, except electrical ................. 2.33 2.24 2.26 2.17 3.69 3.62 3.71 3.63
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.03 2.14 2.15 2.02 4.90 5.25 5.35 5.17
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.85 1.86 1.94 2.00 10.23 10.88 10.59 11.27
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.00 2.03 2.05 1.96 1.78 1.81 1.80 1.72

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.03 1.06 1.06 1.06 0.50 0.49 0.49 0.51
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.89 0.87 0.89 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.28 2.13 2.70 2.43 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.56 1.66 1.65 1.59 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.17 1.19 1.20 1.21 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.22 1.26 1.26 1.29 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.52 0.54 0.55 0.51 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.39 1.34 1.47 1.40 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. rRevised. (X) Not applicable. (NA) Not available.

Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm machin-
ery and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related products:
building paper; die-cut paper and board; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industry Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec.
ago Decs. 1983- ago Decs. 1983- ago Decs. 1983- ago Decs. 1983-
SIC Dec. 1979- Nov. Dec. 1979- Nov. Dec. 1979- Nov. Dec. 1979- Nov.
Code 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984



All manufacturing industries. 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0

Durable goods industries .......... 0.2 0.7 0.3 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.1 2.5 2.0 1.5 0.1 1.0 0.4
33 Primary metals .................. 2.9 1.0 0.6 3.3 1.8 1.7 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.6 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.1 0.8 0.6 1.6 3.3 1.0 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
36 Electrical machinery ............ 3.0 2.2 0.9 0.5 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.1 0.8 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 0.6 1.8 0.6 5.2 2.8 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.8 0.2
38 Instruments and related products. 1.7 1.1 1.1 1.7 1.1 1.3 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.5

Nondurable goods industries ....... 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2
20 Food and kindred products ....... 0.2 0.8 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.6 0.4
21 Tobacco products ................. 2.7 1.4 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 1.6 0.4
22 Textile mill products ........... 0.4 1.6 1.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.7 0.3 0.4
26 Paper and allied products ....... 0.2 0.9 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.6 0.5 0.3
28 Chemicals and allied products ... 0.2 2.2 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.8 0.5
29 Petroleum and coal products ..... 0.6 0.7 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.0 0.8 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products .... 1.0 1.9 1.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.9 0.3

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 0.2 1.3 0.6 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.9 0.1
Defense.......................... 2.2 1.2 0.7 14.0 11.9 3.2 0.9 0.8 0.2 0.6 0.9 0.3

(X) Not Applicable (NA) Not available.

Note: The revisions are the differences between the month-to-month percent changes of the preliminary and final estimates. The monthly averages are
the simple averages of the differences, without regard to sign, for the months specified. The advance to final percent change differences for the
durable goods industries are shown in the advance report for the month.





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