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U.S. Department of Co
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders



MARCH 1985
M3-1 (85)-3
*,, &For Wire Transmission 10:00 A.M. E.D.T. Tuesday April 30, 1985

ext are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


The January through March data presented in this report are consistent with the revised seasonally adjusted data
for 1978-1984 released April 19 by the Department of Commerce. These revisions reflect recomputation of seasonal
factors based on data through 1984, and corrections for data received too late to include in prior monthly
publications.


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in March
declined $1.8 billion or 0.9 percent from February to
$191.6 billion. This followed a 0.9 percent decrease
in February and is the eighth decline in the last 12
months.
Shipments of manufactured goods increased in March
$2.0 billion or 1.1 percent to $194.3 billion. This is
the ninth increase in the last 12 months. Although
shipments in March were greater than incoming orders,
new orders have exceeded shipments during the last year
by $8.6 billion or 0.4 percent.
Unfilled orders in March declined $2.7 billion or
0.7 percent to $357.6 billion following increases in
January and February of 1.0 and 0.3 percent,
respectively. Despite the March decline, unfilled
orders are 2.5 percent ahead of a year ago.

Inventories in March increased $0.7 billion or 0.3
percent to $286.9 billion, following a 0.1 percent
increase in February. The inventory to shipments ratio
was 1.48 in March and has been varying between 1.46 and
1.50 since last May.

NEW ORDERS. The March decline in new orders was caused
by a decline of $3.1 billion or 3.0 percent in durable
goods more than offsetting a $1.3 billion or 1.4
percent increase in nondurables. Major industry
declines occurred in transportation equipment, down
$2.4 billion or 9.8 percent to $22.4 billion, and
nonelectrical machinery of $1.7 billion or 8.5 percent
to $18.8 billion; large declines in motor vehicles and
aircraft caused the transportation decrease while
office and computing equipment caused the machinery
decrease.

Electrical machinery increased $1.4 billion or 9.6
percent to $16.3 billion, mostly due to an increase in
defense communication equipment, while primary metals
and fabricated metals showed smaller increases. The
nondurable goods increase was mostly due to a large
increase in petroleum products.

Within the capital goods industries, nondefense
was down $2.2 billion or 7.4 percent to $27.3 billion,
following the large increase in February of 24.8
percent. Defense was up 22.2 percent or $1.1 billion
to $6.2 billion, following a 54.0 percent decline in
February.


SHIPMENTS. About one-half of the shipments increase in
March of 1.1 percent resulted from a jump in petroleum
products of $1.0 billion or 6.7 percent to $16.6
billion. Petroleum was up 4.6 percent in February;
prior to that the industry had declined from a 1984
high in April of $17.6 billion to $14.9 billion this
past January.

Shipments of durable goods in March were up $0.5
billion or 0.5 percent to $102.2 billion, with the
major industries showing larger, offsetting movements.
Transportation equipment was down $1.3 billion or 4.8
percent as the motor vehicle industry declined for the
second month in a row, after reaching a high in January
of $18.4 billion. Declines in February of 4.7 percent
and March of 7.6 percent dropped motor vehicle
shipments to $16.2 billion. In contrast, nonelectrical
machinery was up in March $1.4 billion or 8.2 percent
to $18.4 billion, the largest 1-month volume ever
reported; increases within the industry were
widespread.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The decline in unfilled orders in
March of $2.7 billion resulted mostly from a decline in
aircraft and parts of $2.2 billion or 1.9 percent to
$118.1 billion. Machinery was up $1.0 billion or 0.7
percent to $145.9 billion, with increases in both
electrical and nonelectrical.

Unfilled orders for capital goods were down for
both the defense and nondefense categories; defense was
down $0.4 billion or 0.3 percent and nondefense $0.7
billion or 0.5 percent.

INVENTORIES. Inventory increases in the durable goods
sector totalling $0.8 billion or 0.4 percent were small
and widespread. In the nondurable sector, there was
virtually no change from February, as small increases
and decreases were offsetting. By stage of
fabrication, materials and supplies of manufacturers
decreased 0.6 percent, while work in process and
finished goods increased 0.6 percent and 0.7 percent
respectively.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for April is scheduled for release on May 22,
1985 at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on May 31, 1985
at 10:00 A.M.


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. Washinqlon D.C. 20233, or call (301) 763-4100 or (301) 763-2502.


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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 Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1985p 1985; 1985r 1984r Mar. Feb.rI Jan.r 985 19855; 1985r 1984r 1985P 1984r

All manufacturing industries 194,281 192,261 191,724 196,181 +1.1 +0.3 -2.3 203,879 192,579 175.771 189,108 572,229 553.047


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 105,040 103,703 103,389 105,751 +1.3 +0.3 -2.2 111,057 103,983

Durable goods industries.......... 102,209 101,724 101,966 103,939 +0.5 -0.2 -1.9 109,383 101,849
With unfilled orders ............ 84,115 83,053 82,467 85,062 +1.3 +0.7 -3.1 89,606 83,179
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,630 4,718 4,742 4,693 -1.9 -0.5 +1.0 4,684 4,391
322 Glass containers.............. 368 418 394 365 -12.0 +6.1 +7.9 396 389
33 Primary metals.................. 10,078 10,411 10,500 10,322 -3.2 -0.8 +1.7 10,960 10,771
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,191 4,282 4,377 4,092 -2.1 -2.2 +7.0 4,589 4,483
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,739 4,906 4,903 4,998 -3.4 +0.1 -1.9 5,128 5,048
34 Fabricated metal products....... 13,476 13,204 13,478 12,910 +2.1 -2.0 +4.4 14,108 13,055
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums 964 904 911 889 +6.6 -0.8 +2.5 957 879
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 18,439 17,049 16,788 17,915 +8.2 +1.6 -6.3 20,045 17,107
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,303 1,177 1,127 1,404 +10.7 +4.4 -19.7 1,494 1,231
352 Farv machinery and equipment.. 925 676 699 765 +36.8 -3.3 -8.6 1,085 699
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,932 2,690 2,645 2.633 +9.0 +1.7 +0.5 2,932 2,757
354 Metalworking machinery........ 925 812 778 938 +13.9 +4.4 -17.1 1,016 839
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,418 1,333 1,445 1,263 +6.4 -7.8 +14.4 1,475 1,366
357 Office and computing machines. 4,990 4,421 4,260 4,893 +12.9 +3.8 -12.9 5,544 4,103
36 Electrical machinery............ 15,619 15,220 14,782 16,730 +2.6 +3.0 -11.6 16,432 15,288
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,191 1,936 1,851 2,285 +13.2 +4.6 -19.0 2,378 1,983
363 Household appliances.......... 1,337 1,369 1,567 1,507 -2.3 -12.6 +4.0 1,401 1,371
365 Radio and TV.................. 969 952 951 935 +1.8 +0.1 +1.7 979 914
366 Communicatlon equipment....... 5,233 5,134 4,664 5,528 +1.9 +10.1 -15.6 5,617 5,076
367 Electronic components......... 3,455 3,401 3,392 3,892 +1.6 +0.3 -12.8 3,562 3,482
37 Transportation equipment........ 25,055 26,331 26,795 26,556 -4.8 -1.7 +0.9 27,564 26,707
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,173 17,497 18,359 17,427 -7.6 -4.7 +5.3 17,947 17,904
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,216 7,186 6,859 7,395 +0.4 +4.8 -7.2 7,739 7,088
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 869 911 787 1,031 -4.6 +15.8 -23.7 905 903
38 Instruments and related products 4,645 4,784 4,542 4,562 -2.9 +5.3 -0.4 4,896 4,645
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,044 3,161 2,833 2,957 -3.7 +11.6 -4.2 3,273 3,120
386 Photographic goods............ 1,412 1,433 1,533 1,420 -1.5 -6.5 +8.0 1,413 1,337
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 10,267 10,007 10,339 10,251 +2.6 -3.2 +0.9 10,694 9,885

Nondurable goods industries....... 92,072 90,537 89,758 92,242 +1.7 +0.9 -2.7 94,496 90,730
With unfilled orders............ 20,925 20,650 20,922 20,689 +1.3 -1.3 +1.1 21,451 20,804
20 Food and kindred products....... 25,113 24,893 24,825 25,023 +0.9 +0.3 -0.8 26,004 24,969
201 MHeat products................. 5,708 5,803 5,848 5,929 -1.6 -0.8 -1.4 5,628 5,687
208 Beverages..................... 3,798 3,606 3,793 3,529 +5.3 -4.9 +7.5 3,771 3,368
207 Fats and oils ................. 1,091 1,177 1,096 1,220 -7.3 +7.4 -10.2 1,117 1,173
203-6,9 All other foods............... 11,264 11,134 10,813 11,096 +1.2 +3.0 -2.6 12,210 11,568
21 Tobacco products................ 1,874 1,684 1,329 1,599 +11.3 +26.7 -16.9 1,799 1,522
22 Textile mill products........... 4,305 4,231 4,254 4,412 +1.7 -0.5 -3.6 4,719 4,224
26 Paper and allied products....... 8,067 8,140 8,069 8,253 -0.9 +0,9 -2.2 8,413 8,389
261-3.6 Pulp, paper etc............... 3,512 3,530 3,488 3,569 -0.5 +1.2 -2.3 3,691 3.639
265 Paperboard containers......... 1,820 1.831 1,906 1,843 -0.6 -3.9 +3.4 1,900 1,860
264 All other paper products...... 2,735 2,779 2,675 2,841 -1.6 +3.9 -5.8 2,822 2,890
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,336 17,630 18,001 18,095 -1.7 -2.1 -0.5 18,910 17,860
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,819 5,849 5,776 5,822 -0.5 +1.3 -0.8 6,307 6,077
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4,423 4,627 4,734 4,592 -4.4 -2.3 +3.1 4,698 4,563
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 16,596 15,554 14,869 16,416 +6.7 +4.6 -9.4 16,001 15,285
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 4,182 4,185 4,227 4.,334 -0.1 -1.0 -2.5 4,187 4,155
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 14,599 14,220 14,184 14,110 +2.7 +0.3 +0.5 14,463 14,326

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,347 12,982 12,837 13,183 +2.8 +1.1 -2.6 13,874 13,182
Consumer staples................ 34,980 34,677 34.512 34,675 +0.9 +0.5 -0.5 35,916 34,396
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 30,670 29,552 27,920 30.531 +3.8 +5.8 -8.6 32,896 29,181
Automotive equipment............ 18,089 19,345 20,389 19,324 -6.5 -5.1 +5.5 20,045 19,700
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,623 16,338 16,688 16,371 +1.7 -2.1 +1.9 16,816 15,400
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 80,572 79,367 79,378 82,097 +1.5 0.0 -3.3 84,332 80,720

-Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 34,635 33,029 31,628 35,086 +4.9 +4.4 -9.9 37,158 32,861
Nondefense.................... 28,017 26,334 25,248 28,321 +6.4 +4.3 -10.9 30,175 26.212
Defense....................... 6,618 6.695 6,380 6,765 -1.2 +4.9 -5.7 6,983 6,649

Household durable goods
Industries..................... 6,515 6,316 6,521 6,348 +3.2 -3.1 +2.7 6,908 6,297

See footnotes at end of table 2.


93,671 103,881 308.711 288.998


91,591 99,614
74,079 83,772
4,015 4,101
357 312
10.185 9,252
4,281 3,741

4,746 4.494
11,936 11,909
773 740
14,734 19,328
1,087 1,356
626 673

2,365 2,647
700 959
1,334 1,321
3,190 6,777
13,557 16,572


1,723 2,338
1,363 1,314
840 895
4,234 5,830
3,175 3,652
24,341 24,438
17,168 14,226
5,734 8,367

694 1,189
4,099 4,706

2,683 3,113
1,274 1,444


302,823
246,864
13,090
1,142
31,916
13,353

14,922
39,099
2,609
51.886
3,812
2,410

8,054
2,555
4,175
12,837
45,277


6,084
4,135
2,733
14.927
10.219
78,612
53,019
20,561


285,646
229,742
12,597
1,124
34,109
14,022

16,295
32,618
2,482
49,700
3.761
2,898

7,556
2,357
4,070
11,777
43,383


6.,044
4,140
2,451
12,769
10.541
72,020
49,873
17,203


2,502 2,458
13,640 12,479

9,076 7,838
4,024 4,096


8,724 9,310 29,303 28,739


84,180 89,494
19,592 20,109
22,817 24.894
5,620 6,042
3,163 3,070
1,125 1,.233
9,840 11,420
1,208 1,717
3,706 4,141
7,811 7,721
3,309 3,358
1,820 1,658
2,682 2,705
17,124 17,550

5,452 5,695
4,512 4,703
14,699 16,588
3.894 3,857


269,406
61,847
73,790
16,935
10,302
3,415
33,618
4,529
12,649
24,613
10,639
5,580
8,394
53,894

17,836
13,773
45,985
12,236


267,401
59,256
72,024
17,156
9,663
4,219
31,587
3,776
14,178
23,632
10,229
5,258
8,145
52,614

17,103
13,015
48,506
12,807


12,921 13,024 41,710 39,862


10,980 11,094 38,036 38,413
31,705 34,867 102,017 96,692

24,285 33,793 86,362 78,102
18,938 15,801 58,683 55.832

13.906 14,959 46,122 39,980

75.957 78,594 241,009 244,026


27.732 38,359 97,751 89,822
22,089 31,069 78,476 72,974
5,643 7,290 19,275 16,847


5,521 5,693 18,726 17,509









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

(Millions of dollars)


Manf.:r ion I[ ..r10es ith
r.ritei.1 .r- er .................. 102,364 104,881 106,875 103,241 -2.4 -1.9 +3.5 llt,468 107,573 100,987 104,894 320,028 316,.423


Durable goods industries..........
With unfilled orders............
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.
33 Primary metals..................
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills...
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals......................
34 Fabricated metal products.......
35 Machinery, except electrical....
351 Engines and turbines..........
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 Comaunication equipment .......
367 Electronic components.........
37 Transportation equipment........
372.6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts.
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................
38 Instruments and related products
24.25,
39 All other durable goods.........

Nondurable goods industries .......
With unfilled orders............

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.....................


99,737 102,848 105.447 101,307 -3.0 -2.5 +4.1 109,909 105,401
81,643 84,177 85,948 82,430 -3.0 -2.1 +4.3 90,132 86,731
4,575 4,793 4,733 4,775 -4.5 +1.3 -0.9 4,648 4,553
10,117 10,015 10,803 10,098 +1.0 -7.3 +7.0 11,369 11,048
4,095 4,377 4,680 4,248 -6.4 -6.5 +10.2 4,756 4,969

4,712 4,527 4,826 4,734 +4.1 -6.2 +1.9 5,204 4,933
13,290 12,979 13,582 12,824 +2.4 -4.4 +5.9 14,354 13,094
18,764 20,497 15.255 16,751 -8.5 +34.4 -8.9 20,343 20,625
1,015 1,172 1,072 1,555 -13.4 +9.3 -31.1 1,210 1,284

3,203 2,456 2.640 2,550 +30.4 -7.0 +3.5 3,231 2,568
1,087 919 915 1,113 +18.3 +0.4 -17.8 1,144 953
1,484 1,293 1,237 1.227 +14.8 +4.5 +0.8 1,532 1,371
5,168 7,958 3,053 3,488 -35.1 +160.7 -12.5 +5,676 7,409
16.309 14,883 17,935 15,136 +9.6 -17.0 +18.5 17,630 15.895


2,188 1,840 2.031 2,389 +18.9 -9.4 -15.0 2,406 2,004
1,292 1,370 1.530 1,489 -5.7 -10.5 +2.8 1,379 1,356
1,079 806 1,067 843 +33.9 -24.5 +26.6 934 915
6,369 5,344 7,615 5,616 +19.2 -29.8 +35.6 7,237 5,671
2,927 3,161 3,362 2,198 -7.4 -6.0 +53.0 3,166 13535
22,398 24,831 27.818 26,725 -9.8 -10.7 +4.1 26,044 25,435
4,986 6,095 8,329 8,106 -18.2 -26.8 +2.8 6.982 6,031

539 141 577 652 +282.3 -75.6 -11.5 361 396
4,490 4,766 4,626 4,563 -5.8 +3.0 +1.4 4,818 4,657

9,794 10,084 10,695 10,435 -2.9 -5.7 +2.5 10,703 10,094

91,868 90,590 89,763 92,364 +1.4 +0.9 -2.8 94,381 90,768
20,721 20,704 20,927 20,811 +0.1 -1.1 +0.6 21,336 20,842


12,904 12,962 13,426 13,197 -0.4 -3.5 +1.7 13,788 13,404
34,915 34,758 34,516 34,675 +0.5 +0.7 -0.5 35,818 34,448

30.207 30,747 29,982 29,016 -1.8 +2.6 +3.3 33,682 31,224
18,065 19,662 20,231 19,186 -8.1 -2.8 +5.4 19,859 19,960

16,250 16,511 16,822 16,574 -1.6 -1.8 +1.5 16,817 15,815

79,264 78,798 80,233 81,023 +0.6 -1.8 -1.0 84,326 81,318


33,536 34,582 34,694 34,341 -3.0 -0.3 +1.0 37,880 35,307
27,318 29,493 23,633 26,893 -7.4 +24.8 -12.1 30,033 29,118
6.218 5,089 11,061 7,448 +22.2 -54.0 +48.5 7,847 6.189


6.090 6,220 7,093 6,371 -2.1 -12.3 +11.3 6,820 6,475


98,622 100,479
81,110 84,636
4,066 4,151
11,400 9,340
5,040 4,097

5,041 4,317
12,099 11,901
13,863 18,223
808 1,335

2,466 2,547
815 1,074
1,220 1,233
2,377 5,733
17,354 15,364


1,887
1,386
919
7,562
3,378
26,422
7,780

738
4.,261


2,423
1,311
870
6,346
1,882
27,691
11.803

922
4,701


313,932
257,973
13,267
33,817
14,765

15,178
39,547
54,831
3,302

8,265
2,912
4,123
15,462
50,879


6,297
4,121
2,768
20,470
10,079
77,901
20,793

1,495
13,736


9,157 9,108 29,954

84,465 89,640 269,614
19,877 20,258 62,055


11,572 10,956 38,764
31,795 34,865 102,061

28,518 34,828 93,424
18,965 15,947 58,784

14,067 14,956 46,699

78,170 78,566 243,814


32,635 40,984 105,822
22,016 29,020 81,167
10,619 11,964 24,655


6.108 5,565 19,403


PPrelimi nary. rRevised.

IShipments 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 shiphuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shljments to Federal Government Agencles.


312.521
256,616
13,056
37,483
16.214

17,049
33,652
53,117
3,597

7,989
2.592
4,164
13.304
49,977


6,353
4,190
2,508
16,204
13,239
82,785
26,831

2,988
12,688

29,763

267,950
59,807


39,658
96,679

93,455
56,189

40,729

253,760


107,361
80,178
27,183


18,724









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 Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985r 1984' Mar.P Feb.r Jan.r 1985 1985r 1985 1984r 1984r

All manufacturing industries.. 357,630 360,307 359,125 355,640 -0.7 +0.3 +1.0 364,263 363,847 360,261 352,940 355,662

Durable goods industries............ 347,580 350,052 348,924 345,443 -0.7 +0.3 +1.0 354,144 353,611 350,061 343,026 344,587
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,534 2.587 2,513 2,522 -2.0 +2.9 -0.4 2.575 2,610 2,448 2,396 2,403
33 Primary metals.................... 19.047 19,009 19,403 19,100 +0.2 -2.0 +1.6 20,407 19,997 19,719 18,502 23,683
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 8,962 9,058 8,963 8,660 -1.1 +1.1 +3.5 9,814 9,647 9,160 8,401 11,882
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 6,962 6,989 7,367 7,444 -0.4 -5.1 -1.0 7,373 7,296 7,412 7,116 8,826
34 Fabricated metal products......... 21,343 21,529 21,754 21,651 -0.9 -1.0 +0.5 21,629 21,384 21,345 21.182 21,159
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 63,569 63,245 59,794 61,328 +0.5 +5.8 -2.5 63,922 63,623 60.105 60,973 61,552
351 Engines and turbines............ 14,694 14,983 14,987 15,041 -1.9 0.0 -0.4 14,653 14,937 14,883 15,162 14.557
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,002 5,730 5,964 5,969 +4.7 -3.9 -0.1 6,104 5,805 5,994 5,892 6,101
354 Hetalworking machinery.......... 4,066 3,904 3,796 3,660 +4.1 +2.8 +3.7 4,001 3,872 3,758 3,643 2,609
356 General Industrial machinery.... 4,568 4,502 4,542 4,751 +1.5 -0.9 -4.4 4,609 4,552 4,547 4.661 4,741
357 Office and computing machines... 22,941 22,763 19,226 20,433 +0.8 +18.4 -5.9 22,895 22,763 19,457 20,270 21,673
36 Electrical machinery.............. 82,374 81,685 82,023 78,868 +0.8 -0.4 +4.0 83,516 82,316 81,712 77,914 75,760
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 6,326 6,329 6,425 6,245 0.0 -1.5 +2.9 6,395 6,366 6,345 6,181 6,549
363 Household appliances............ 337 383 382 418 -12.0 +0.3 -8.6 349 371 386 363 511
365 Radio and TV.................... 573 463 609 493 +23.8 -24.0 +23.5 471 515 515 435 453
366 Comunication equipment......... 55,022 53,886 53,676 50,725 +2.1 +0.4 +5.8 56,111 54,491 53,897 50,569 45,627
367 Electronic components........... 18,681 19,209 19,449 19,479 -2.7 -1.2 -0.2 18,756 19,152 19,099 18,896 21,168
37 Transportation equipment.......... 144,463 147,120 148,618 147,596 -1.8 -1.0 +0.7 147,851 149,369 150,642 148,562 146,098
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 118,067 120,298 121,388 119,920 -1.9 -0.9 +1.2 120,772 121,528 122,585 120,539 113,957
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 19,358 19,687 20,457 20,666 -1.7 -3.8 -1.0 19,849 20,393 20,901 20,857 23,186
38 Instruments and related products.. 8,346 8,501 8,519 8,434 -1.8 -0.2 +1.0 8,409 8,487 8,474 8,312 7,862
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 5,904 6,376 6,300 5,944 -7.4 +1.2 +6.0 5,835 5,825 5,616 5,185 6,070

Nondurable goods industries......... 10,050 10,255 10,201 10,197 -2.0 +0.5 0.0 10,119 10,236 10,200 9,914 11,074

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,690 5.133 5,154 4,562 -8.6 -0.4 +13.0 4,558 4,643 4,423 3,829 5,246
Consumer staples .................. 670 735 653 649 -8.8 +12.6 +0.6 677 775 723 633 686
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive ................ 222,744 223,205 222,007 219,947 -0.2 +0.5 +0.9 226,967 226,177 224,135 219,901 212,240
Automotive equipment.............. 6,422 6,446 6.129 6,287 -0.4 +5.2 -2.5 6,589 6,775 6.515 6,489 8,135
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products........ 12,574 12,946 12,774 12,640 -2.9 +1.3 +1.1 12,772 12,771 12,356 12,195 12,598
Other materials, supplies, and
Intermediate products............ 110,530 111.842 112,408 111.555 -1.2 -0.5 +0.8 112,700 112,706 112,109 109,894 116.757

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 267,236 268,334 266,777 263,713 -0.4 +0.6 +1.2 271,931 271,205 268,762 263,856 254,447
Nondefense...................... 134,787 135,486 132,322 133,938 -0.5 +2.4 -1.2 135,523 135,662 132,759 132,829 130,305
Defense......................... 132,449 132,848 134.,455 129,775 -0.3 -1.2 +3.6 136,408 135,543 136,003 131,027 124,143

Household durable goods
Industries....................... 4,208 4,633 4,730 4,155 -9.2 -2.1 +13.8 4,111 4,198 4,021 3,433 4,705


See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedI

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1985 198 1985r 1984r Mar.P Feb.r Jan.r 1985P 1985r 1985r 1984r 1984r

All manufacturing industries.. 286,876 286,146 285,785 285,709 +0.3 +0.1 0.0 287,616 287.323 284,529 281,956 269,013


onr.tlI .r -r ........... .......... 200,861 200,067

Durable goods industries............ 192,816 192,030
With unfilled orders .............. 176,660 175,884
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,964 5,880
322 Glass containers................ 652 608
33 Primary metals.................... 19,605 19,310
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 8,923 8,816
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 9.322 9,160
34 Fabricated metal products......... 19,266 19,024
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,492 2,405
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 41,654 41,669
351 Engines and turbines............ 2,150 2.211
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,915 1.871
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,750 6,788
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 2,658 2,582
356 General Industrial machinery.... 3,552 3,606
357 Office and computing machines... 13,001 12,985
36 Electrical machinery .............. 33,620 33,537
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4.517 4,691
363 Household appliances............ 2,606 2,581
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,374 1,348
366 Communlcatlon equipment......... 13,739 13,712
367 Electronic components........... 6,557 6,491
37 Transportation equipment.......... 47,906 47,733
371 Motor vehicles and parts........ 11,109 11,142
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 33,732 33,461
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,339 1,335
38 Instruments and related products.. 9.695 9,670
381-4 Scientific and engineering
Instruments.................... 6,947 6,945
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,117 2,084
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 15,106 15,207

Nondurable goods Industries......... 94,060 94,116
With unfilled orders.............. 24,201 24,183
20 Food and kindred products......... 21,511 21,515
201 Heat products................... 2,237 2,294
208 Beverages....................... 3,444 3,440
207 Fats and oils................... 1.110 1,045
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,911 12,929
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,530 3,629
22 Textile mill products............. 6,931 6,991
26 Paper and allied products......... 9,943 9,883
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,815 3,773
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,684 2,686
264 All other paper products........ 3,444 3,424
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 21,451 21,366
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,572 6,605
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,737 6,723
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 8,023 8,045
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 6,087 6,028
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 16,584 16,659

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 22,736 22,885
Consumer staples.................. 34,336 34,417
Equipment and defense products,
except automotlve................ 85,172 85,263
Automotive equipment.............. 13,595 13,680
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 19,625 19,495
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 111,412 110,406

Supplementary series: 2
Capital goods industries.......... 96,966 96,834
Nondefense...................... 73,299 73,429
Defense......................... 23,667 23,405

Household durable goods
Industries....................... 11,714 11,680


199,671 198,480 +0.4


192,153
175,871
5,911
617
19,577
8,950

9,304
19,139
2,437
41,463
2,236
1,907

6,818
2,567
3,495
12,869
33,396


4,682
2,661
1,387
13,438
6,591
47,801
10,993
33,662


191,109 +0.4
174,735 +0.4
5,869 +1.4
648 +7.2
20,632 +1.5
9,401 +1.2

9.969 +1.8
19,251 +1.3
2,479 +3.6
40,696 0.0
2,161 -2.8
1,907 +2.4

6,940 -0.6
2,436 +2.9
3,477 -1.5
12,634 +0.1
32,783 +0.2


4,509 -3.7
2,618 +1.0
1,354 +1.9
13,201 +0.2
6,440 +1.0
47,418 +0.4
11,219 -0.3
33,079 +0.8


+0.2 +0.6 201,220 200,193 197,689 195,155

-0.1 +0.5 193,625 192,814 190,648 188,091
0.0 +0.7 177,006 176,092 174,239 171,999
-0.5 +0.7 6,106 6,031 5,850 5,782
-1.5 -4.8 656 614 599 630
-1.4 -5.1 19,534 19,369 19,657 20,383
-1.5 -4.8 8,664 8,710 9,066 9,449

-1.5 -6.7 9,471 9,307 9,286 9,701
-0.6 -0.6 19.543 19,196 18,985 18,773
-1.3 -1.7 2,712 2,556 2,454 2.246
+0.5 +1.9 41,597 41,714 41,134 40,139
-1.1 +3.5 2,136 2,239 2,244 2,159
-1.9 0.0 1,957 1,942 1,911 1,853

-0.4 -1.8 6,790 6,788 6,763 6,837
+0.6 +5.4 2,629 2,569 2,544 2,398
+3.2 +0.5 3,559 3,628 3,512 3,454
+0.9 +1.9 12,793 12,842 12,612 12,458
+0.4 +1.9 33,686 33,375 32,861 32,168


+0.2 +3.8 4,476 4,656 4,593 4,450
-3.0 +1.6 2,698 2,607 2,623 2,481
-2.8 +2.4 1,319 1,295 1,316 1,314
+2.0 +1.8 13,844 13,684 13,309 12.985
-1.5 +2.3 6,551 6,471 6,485 6,447
-0.1 +0.8 48,285 48,184 47,486 46,871
+1.4 -2.0 11,215 11,364 11,149 11,110
-0.6 +1.8 33,971 33,579 33,124 32,534


1.306 1,286 +0.3 +2.2 +1.6 1,341 1,347 1,297 1,274
9,537 9,412 +0.3 +1.4 +1.3 9,669 9,593 9,408 9,202

6,841 6,798 0.0 +1.5 +0.6 6,947 6,903 6,766 6,669
2,086 2,035 +1.6 -0.1 +2.5 2,093 2,061 2,030 1,955

15.329 15,048 -0.7 -0.8 +1.9 15.205 15,352 15.267 14,773


93,632
23,800
21,323
2,240
3,429
1,141
12,742
3,599
6,946
9,880
3,791
2,685
3,404
21,360

6,522
6,783
8,209
5,931


94,600 -0.1
23,745 +0.1
21,500 0.0
2,330 -2.5
3,473 +0.1
1,160 +6.2
12,703 -0.1
3,558 -2.7
7,017 -0.9
9,691 +0.6
3,656 +1.1
2,629 -0.1
3,406 +0.6
21,872 +0.4

6,753 -0.5
6,849 +0.2
8,427 -0.3
5,989 +1.0


16,384 16,546 -0.5 +1.7


23,136
34,102

84,796
13,499

19,583

110.669


23,046 -0.7
34,262 -0.2

83,372 -0.1
13,713 -0.6

19,551 +0.7

111,765 +0.9


96,427 94,813 +0.1
73,336 72,296 -0.2
23,091 22,517 +1.1


11,837 11,585 +0.3


-1.0 93,991 94,509 93,881 93,865
+0.2 24,214 24,101 23,450 23,156
-0.8 21,177 21,708 21,910 21,980
-3.9 2.295 2,365 2,269 2,242
-1.3 3,548 3,547 3,490 3,477
-1.6 1,140 1,148 1,296 1,349
+0.3 12,395 12,864 13,087 13,149
+1.2 3,615 3,789 3,833 3,747
-1.0 7,042 7,096 6,950 6,862
+2.0 9,988 9,862 9,754 9,575
+3.7 3,825 3,766 3,747 3,648
+2.1 2,684 2,649 2,642 2,609
-0.1 3,479 3,447 3,365 3,318
-2.3 21,664 21,628 21,412 21,758

-3.4 6,591 6,619 6,555 6,666
-1.0 6,730 6,710 6,681 6,711
-2.6 7,843 7,986 8,183 8,273
-1.0 6,242 6,051 5,867 5.892

-1.0 16,420 16,389 15,972 15,778


+0.4 22,671 22,756 22,747 22,186
-0.5 34,095 34,621 34,592 34,483

+1.7 85,519 85,388 84,008 82,293
-1.6 13,816 14,042 13,738 13,691

+0.2 19,973 19,781 19,406 19,248

-1.0 111,542 110,735 110,038 110,056


+0.4 +1.7 97,156 96,834 95,219 93.242
+0.1 +1.4 73,165 73,413 72,606 71,078
+1.4 +2.5 23,991 23,421 22,613 22,164


-1.3 +2.2 11,716 11,675 11,649 11,227


177,270
161,278
5,851
653
19,891
9,087

9,490
18,360
2,349
37,473
2,166
1,937

7,058
2,290
3,483
10,194
29,180


4,198
2,282


5,806
42,636
10,023
29,733

1,253
9,139

6,561
2,024

14,740

91,743
22,350
21,294
2.229
3,474
1,816
12,004
3,876
7,223
8,992
3,306
2,420
3,266
70,492

6,347
6,390
8,282
6.062

15,522


21,659
32,829

75,637
12,362

19,739

106,787


85,862
66,870
18,992


10,410


See footnotes at end of table 2.








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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry I I
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985 1984r Mar.P Feb.r Jan.t 1985P 1985r 19851 1984r 984r

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


All manufacturing industries.. 92,125 92,682

Durable goods industries........... 55,701 55,768
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,847 1.858
Primary metals................... 5.729 5.949
Fabricated metal products ......... 7,394 7.,259
Machinery, except electrical...... 12,004 11,847
Electrical Machinery............. 8,873 8,866
Transportation equipment......... 11.389 11.565
Instruments and related products.. 2,755 2.807

All other durable goods........... 5,710 5,617

Nondurable goods industries ....... 36,424 36,914
Food and kindred products....... 7,619 7,798
Tobacco products................. 3,060 3.105
Textile mill products............ 2.156 2,209
Paper and allied products........ 4,862 4,915
Chemicals and allied products ..... 8.090 8,175
Petroleum and coal products....... 1.938 2,027
Rubber and plastics products...... 2.018 1,980

All other nondurable goods........ 6,681 6,705

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 104,278 103,609

Durable goods industries............ 89,717 88,967
Stone, clay, and glass products... 800 786
Primary metals................... 8.138 7,609
Fabricated metal products....... 6.855 6,818
Machinery, except electrical...... 16,635 16,882
Electrical Machinery............. 18,145 18,111
Transportation equipment.......... 31,407 30,965
Instruments and related products.. 4.166 4,098

All other durable goods......... 3,571 3,698

Nondurable goods industries....... 14,561 14,642
Food and kindred products....... 1,670 1,677
Tobacco products................. 188 202
Textile mill products............ 1.955 1,961
Paper and allied products......... 1,186 1,141
Chemicals and allied products ..... 3,548 3,499
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,304 1,440
Rubber and plastics products..... 1,157 1,214

All other nondurable goods........ 3,553 3,508

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 90,473 89,855

Durable goods industries.......... 47.398 47,295
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,317 3,236
Primary metals................... 5,738 5,752
Fabricated metal products......... 5,017 4,947
Machinery, except electrical...... 13,015 12,940
Electrical Machinery.............. 6,602 6,560
Transportation equipment........ 5,110 5,203
Instruments and related products.. 2,774 2,765

All other durable goods......... 5,825 5,892

Nondurable goods industries....... 43,075 42,500
Food and kindred products........ 12,222 12,040
Tobacco products................. 282 322
Textile mill products............ 2,820 2,821
Paper and allied products........ 3,895 3,827
Chemicals and allied products ..... 9,813 9,692
Petroleum and coal products....... 4.781 4,578
Rubber and plastics products ...... 2.912 2,834

All other nondurable goods........ 6,350 6,446


92,764 93,104 -0.6


56,033
1,864
6.118
7,306
11,947
8,748
11,642
2,728


56,469 -0.1
1,896 -0.6
6,461 -3.7
7,489 +1.9
11,879 +1.3
8,767 +0.1
11,755 -1.5
2,643 -1.9


5,680 5,579 +1.7


36,731
7,739
3,040
2,153
4,924
8,213
2,059
1,948


36,635 -1.3
7,851 -2.3
3,032 -1.4
2,142 -2.4
4,876 -1.1
8,210 -1.0
2,104 -4.4
1,999 +1.9


6.655 6,421 -0.4



103,328 102,916 +0.6


88,672
791
7.467
6,934
16.598
18,115
30,997
4,078


88,105 +0.8
782 +1.8
8,036 +7.0
6.,884 +0.5
16,357 -1.5
17,648 +0.2
30,753 +1.4
4.042 +1.7


-0.1 -0.4 92,370 93,176 93.345 93,423 90.193


-0.8 55,495
-1.7 1,851
-5.3 5,612
-2.4 7,476
+0.6 11,946
-0.2 8,798
-1.0 11,459
+3.2 2,749


55,863
1,860
5,948
7,284
11,863
8,822
11,678
2,774


56,066
1,862
6,242
7,325
11,943
8,723
11,540
2,725


56,406
1,914
6,651
7,425
11,809
8,681
11,653
2,625


52,797
1,875
6.277
7,143
10,881
7,916
10,863
2,560


-1.1 +1.8 5,604 5,634 5,706 5,648 5,282


+0.3 36,875
-1.4 7,822
+0.3 3,139
+0.5 2,209
+1.0 4,870
0.0 8,174
-2.1 1,939
-2.6 2,008


37,313
8,067
3,268
2.228
4,885
8,212
1,983
1,956


37,279
8,104
3,305
2,162
4,886
8,272
2,050
1,947


37,017
8,118
3,267
2,121
4,929
8,193
2,017
2,069


37,396
8,490
3,382
2,282
4,622
7,931
2,168
2.244


+0.8 +3.6 6,714 6,714 6,553 6,303 6,277



+0.3 +0.4 104,672 103,874 102,393 100,760 95,556


+0.6 90,170
+1.2 840
-7.1 8,061
+0.7 6.,979
+1.5 16,621
+2.6 18.210
+0.8 31,695
+0.9 4,180


89,317
828
7,630
6,849
16.906
18,058
31,237
4.092


87,944
783
7,561
6,772
16,510
17,827
30,788
4,007


86.383
755
7,763
6,558
16.129
17,315
30,364
3,944


3,692 3,603 -3.4 +0.2 +2.5 3.584 3,717 3,696 3,555


14,656
1,666
271
1,956
1,149
3.533
1,526
1,202


14,811 -0.6
1,683 -0.4
295 -6.9
1,991 -0.3
1,176 +3.9
3,418 +1.4
1,553 -9.4
1,193 -4.7


3,353 3,502 +1.3 +4.6



89.693 89.,689 +0.7 +0.2


47,448
3.256
5.992
4.899
12,918
6,533
5.,162
2,731


46,535 +0.2
3,191 +2.5
6,135 -0.2
4,878 +1.4
12,460 +0.6
6,368 +0.6
4,910 -1.8
2,727 +0.3


5.957 5,866 -1.1


42.245
11,918
288
2,837
3,807
9,614
4,624
2,781


43,154 +1.2
11,966 .1.5
231 -12.4
2,884 0.0
3,639 +1.8
10,244 +1.2
4,770 +4.4
2,797 +2.8


6,376 6,623 -1.S +1.1


-1.0 14,502
-1.0 1,696
-8.1 175
-1.8 1,974
-2.3 1,173
+3.4 3.556
-1.7 1,298
+0.8 1,147


14,557
1,728
199
1,999
1,127
3,505
1,378
1,188


14,449
1,718
243
1,976
1,123
3,467
1,468
1,194


14,377
1,741
272
1,975
1,124
3,323
1,474
1,171


80,775
816
7,738
6,462
15,600
15,537
27,038
3,962

3,622

14,781
1,772
194
2,296
1,102
3,344
1,555
1,067


-4.3 3,483 3,433 3,260 3,297 3,451



0.0 90,574 90,273 88,791 87,773 83,264


+2.0 47,960
+2.0 3,415
-2.3 5,861
+0.4 5.088
+3.7 13,030
+2.6 6,678
+5.1 5,131
+0.1 2,740


47,634
3,343
5,791
5.063
12,945
6,495
5,269
2,727


46,638
3,205
5,854
4,888
12,681
6,311
5,158
2,676


45,302
3,113
5,969
4,790
12,201
6,172
4,854
2.633


43,698
3,160
5,876
4.755
10,992
5,727
4,735
2,617


-1.1 +1.6 6,017 6,001 5,865 5,570 5,836


-2.1 42,614
-0.4 11,659
+24.7 301
-1.6 2,859
+4.6 3,945
-6.1 9,934
-3.1 4,606
-0.6 3,087


42,639
11,913
322
2.869
3,850
9,911
4,625
2,907


42,153
12,088
285
2,812
3,745
9,673
4,665
2,726


42,471
12,121
208
2,766
3,522
10,242
4,782
2,652


39,566
11,032
300
2,645
3,268
9,217
4,559
2,751


-3.7 6,223 6,242 6,159 6,178 5,794


PPreliminary. r evlsed.


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


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


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









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


All manufacturing industries.............

Durable goods industries.......................
32 Stone, clay, and glass products...............
3) Primary metals...............................
34 Fabricated metal products....................
35 Machinery, except electrical................
36 Electrical machinery.........................
37 Transportation equipment.....................
38 Instruments and related products.............


(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratiol


Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
1985P 1985' 1985' 1984' 1985p 1985' 1985r 1984'

1.48 1.49 1.49 1.46 3.40 3.47 3.47 3.36

1.89 1.89 1.88 I.84 4.13 4.21 4.23 4.06
1.29 1.25 1.25 1.25 0.59 0.60 0.58 0.58
1.95 1.85 1.86 2.00 1.89 1.83 1.85 1.85
1.43 1.44 1.42 1.49 1.71 1.75 1.73 1.80
2.26 2.44 2.47 2.27 3.63 3.86 3.72 3.58
2.15 2.20 2.26 1.96 5.27 5.37 5.55 4.71
1.91 1.81 1.78 1.79 10.45 10.36 10.47 10.02
2.09 2.02 2.10 2.06 1.80 1.78 1.88 1.85


Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.02 1.04 1.04 1.03 0.48 0.50 0.49 0.49
20 Food and kindred products .................... 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.86 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products ............................. 1.88 2.15 2.71 2.23 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mll products ........................ 1.61 1.65 1.63 1.59 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.23 1.21 1.22 1.17 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.24 1.21 1.19 1.21 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products .................. 0.48 0.52 0.55 0.51 (X) (X) (I) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products ................. 1.46 1.44 1.40 1.38 (X) (X) (X) (X)


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

IExcludes 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 Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar.
ago Mars. 1984- ago Mars. 1984- ago Mars. 1984- ago Mars. 1984-
SIC Mar. 1980 Feb Mar 1980- Feb. Mar. 1980- Feb. Mar. 1980- Feb.
Code 1984 1984 1985 1984 194 1985 1984 1984 1985 1984 1984 1985



All manufacturing Industries. 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Durable goods Industries .......... 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1
32 Stone. clay, and glass products.. 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.4 1.2 1.3 0.5 1.6 1.5 0.1 0.7 0.5
33 Primary metals .................. 0.6 1.4 0.5 0.5 2.7 1.4 2.0 1.0 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 1.0 1.3 1.1 0.4 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.2 0.9 0.7 0.6 1.6 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
36 Electrical machinery ............ 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.9 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 0.4 1.1 0.8 0.5 3.2 1.0 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
38 Instruments and related products. 2.1 1.1 0.9 0.2 1.5 1.4 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3

Nondurable goods Industries ....... 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2
20 Food and kindred products ....... 0.2 0.7 0.7 (X) (X) (x) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.4 0.4
21 Tobacco products ................ 0.3 2.3 0.2 (X) (X) (I) (X) (X) (X) 0.6 0.8 0.4
22 Textile mill products ........... 0.1 1.3 1.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.7 0.4
26 Paper and allied products ....... 0.6 0.4 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.0 0.5 0.2
28 Chemilcals and allied product..... 0.6 1.0 0.8 (X) (X) IX) (X) (X) (X) 1.1 0.4 0.4
29 Petroleum and coal products...... 1.1 0.6 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.1 1.4 0.4
30 Rubber and plastics products .... 1.2 1.9 1.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.5 0.3

Capital Goods Industries;
Nondefense....................... 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.0 2.3 1.2 0.1 O.t 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Defense.......................... 0.1 1.2 1.0 0.8 4.6 2.8 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.4 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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