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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


/ Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders

APRIL 1985
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(85)-4
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. Friday, May 31, 1985

(All Figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods declined in April
$0.9 billion or 0.5 percent from March to $190.8 billion.
This is the third consecutive decline since the high reached in
January of $195.2 billion. Durable goods orders declined 0.2
percent, revising downward the earlier reported 1.0 percent
increase. Orders for nondurables were down 0.8 percent.

Shipments of manufactured goods showed a small decline in
April, down $0.7 billion or 0.4 percent to $193.6 billion.
Shipments increased during most of 1984 peaking at $196.2
billion in December, but have since been relatively flat,
averaging $193.0 billion per month in 1985.

Unfilled orders in April were down $2.8 billion or 0.8
percent to $354.5 billion following a 0.7 percent decline in
March. This is the fifth decline in unfilled orders since the
high last August of $360.8 billion.

Manufacturers' inventories showed a slight increase in
April of $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $286.5 billion. Both
the durable and nondurable sectors were nominally up. The
inventory to shipments ratio moved up from 1.47 in March to
1.48 in April.

NEW ORDERS. The small decline in durable goods new orders in
April resulted from large declines in the machinery industries
offsetting increases in all the other major industries.
Nonelectrical machinery in April was down $1.9 billion or 10.1
percent to $16.9 billion following an 8.4 percent decline in
March. These large declines offset most of the 34 percent
increase of February; prior to that, orders had been generally
declining for 6 months. Electrical machinery was down $1.7
billion or 10.7 percent to $14.2 billion, offsetting last
month's increase of 9.4 percent; orders in this category over
the last year averaged $15.9 billion per month.

The largest increases were in transportation equipment and
primary metals. Transportation was up $1.4 billion or 6.1
percent to $23.9 billion with nearly all the increase coming in
the aircraft industry; primary metals were up $1.0 billion or
9.6 percent to $11.0 billion, as a result of increases in both
the steel and nonferrous categories.


New orders for nondurables declined $0.7 billion or 0.8
percent to $91.3 billion, with declines in food, tobacco, paper
and printing more than offsetting increases in chemicals and
petroleum.

SHIPMENTS. The shipments decline of 0.4 percent resulted
mostly from decreases in nondurable shipments, down $0.6
billion or 0.7 percent to $91.6 billion; declines in foods,
tobacco, and printing were partially offset by increases in
chemicals and petroleum.

Shipments of durable goods were flat in April, as a large
decline in machinery of $1.2 billion or 3.4 percent was offset
by small increases in most of the other industries.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The unfilled orders decline of 0.8 percent in
April was mostly due to decreases in nonelectrical machinery
and transportation equipment. Nonelectrical was down $1.3
billion or 2.0 percent to $62.4 billion, as office and
computing equipment decreased $1.1 billion. Transportation was
down $1.5 billion or 1.0 percent to $143.1 billion, with
aircraft and parts declining $0.9 billion or 0.8 percent to
$117.2 billion. Primary metals increased $0.6 billion or 3.0
percent to $19.6 billion; this is only the second increase in
the last 12 months.

INVENTORIES. April inventories showed little change from March
in virtually all industries. Transportation equipment showed
the largest increase, up $0.4 billion or 0.7 percent to $48.1
billion; primary metals had the largest decline, down $0.3
billion or 1.4 percent to $19.3 billion.

Total inventories increased from June 1983 at $257.5
billion to October 1984 at $285.6 billion, but have been about
unchanged since then. While total inventories have been flat
for the last 6 months, small increases in finished goods and
work in process were offset by declines in materials and
supplies between October and March. In contrast, April showed
an increase in materials and supplies of 0.3 percent and a
decline in work in process of 0.5 percent; however, finished
goods continued to expand, up 0.5 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable goods
for May is scheduled for release on June 25, 1985 at 8:30 A.M.
and the full report on July 2, 1985 at 10:00 A.M.


Address inquiries concerning these fl 1 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 commercial vendors. For further information, contact Customer
Services, DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call (301) 763-4100 or (301) 763-2502.








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 Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 Apr.P Mar. Feb. 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 1985P 1984

All manufacturing industries 193,646 194,354 192,261 191,724 -0.4 +1.1 +0.3 194,715 203,966 192,579 175,771 767,031 741,787


Manufacturing Industries with
unfilled orders.................. 104,413 104,993 103,703 103,389 -0.6 +1.2 +0.3 104,690 111,005 103,983 93,671


413,349 387,121


Durable goods Industries.......... 102,091 102,167 101,724 101,966 -0.1 +0.4 -0.2 103,923 109.358 101,849
With unfilled orders............ 83,774 83,958 83,053 82,467 -0.2 +1.1 +0.7 84,137 89,449 83,179
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,909 4,670 4,718 4,742 .+5.1 -1.0 -0.5 4,969 4,725 4,391
Glass containers.............. 415 371 418 394 +11.9 -11.2 +6.1 422 399 389
Primary metals................. 10,408 10,034 10,411 10,500 +3.7 -3.6 -0.8 10,921 10,912 10,771
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,401 4,181 4,282 4,377 +5.3 -2.4 -2.2 4,634 4,579 4,483
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,763 4,682 4,906 4,903 +1.7 -4.6 +0.1 4,963 5,066 5,048
Fabricated metal products....... 13,503 13,470 13,204 13,478 +0.2 +2.0 -2.0 13,704 14.106 13,055
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 947 953 904 911 -0.6 +5.4 -0.8 929 947 879
Machinery, except electrical.... 18,167 18,367 17.049 16,788 -1.1 +7.7 +1.6 17,808 19,982 17,107
Engines and turbines.......... 1,238 1,315 1,177 1,127 -5.9 +11.7 +4.4 1,275 1,509 1,231
Farm machinery and equipment.. 947 978 676 699 -3.2 +44.7 -3.3 1,060 1,147 699
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,966 2,813 2,690 2,645 +5.4 +4.6 +1.7 2,913 2,813 2,757
Metalworking machinery........ 778 912 812 778 -14.7 +12.3 +64.4 766 1,001 839
General industrial machinery.. 1,571 1,399 1,333 1,445 +12.3 +5.0 -7.8 1,509 1,455 1,366
Office and computing machines. 4,791 4,985 4,421 4,260 -3.9 +12.8 +3.8 4,196 5,538 4,103
Electrical machinery............ 14,583 15,544 15,220 14,782 -6.2 +2.1 +3.0 14,609 16,352 15,288
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 1,989 2,126 1,936 1,851 -6.4 +9.8 +4.6 1,998 2,307 1,983
Household appliances.......... 1,342 1,336 1,369 1,567 +0.4 -2.4 -12.6 1,353 1,400 1,371
Radio and TV.................. 900 948 952 951 -5.1 -0.4 +0.1 797 959 914
Communication equipment....... 4,751 5,222 5,134 4,664 -9.0 +1.7 +10.1 4,855 5,605 5,076
Electronic components......... 3,181 3,475 3,401 3,392 -8.5 +2.2 +0.3 3,305 3,583 3,482
Transportation equipment........ 25,394 25,120 26,331 26,795 +1.1 -4.6 -1.7 26,699 27,639 26,707
Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,471 16,187 17,497 18,359 +1.8 -7.5 -4.7 17,743 17,962 17,904
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,261 7,226 7,186 6,859 +0.5 +0.6 +4.8 7,187 7,750 7,088
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 833 873 911 787 -4.6 -4.2 +15.8 798 910 903
Instruments and related products 4,738 4,692 4,784 4,542 +1.0 -1.9 +5.3 4,566 4,946 4,645
Scientific and engineering
tnstruments.................. 3,098 3,087 3,161 2,833 +0.4 -2.3 +11.6 2,995 3,319 3,120
Photographic goods............ 1,448 1,416 1,433 1,533 +2.3 -1.2 -6.5 1,373 1,417 1,337


32
322
33
331
333-9

34
341
35
351
352
353

354
356
357
36
361.2


363
365
366
367
37
371
372,6
3731,95

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39



20
201
208
207
203-6,9
21
22
26
261-3,6
265
264
28
281,6

283,4
29
30
23,27,
31


Nondurable goods industries....... 91,555 92,187 90,537 89,758 -0.7 +1.8 +0.9
With unfilled orders............ 20,639 21,035 20,650 20,922 -1.9 +1.9 -1.3
Food and kindred products....... 24,424 25,045 24,893 24,825 -2.5 +0.6 +0.3
Meat products................. 5,557 5,703 5,803 5,848 -2.6 -1.7 -0.8
Beverages..................... 3,750 3,704 3,606 3,793 +1.2 +2.7 -4.9
Fats and oils................. 1,187 1,089 1,177 1,096 +9.0 -7.5 +7.4
All other foods............... 10,694 11,284 11,134 10,813 -5.2 +1.3 +3.0
Tobacco products................ 1,468 1,874 1,684 1,329 -21.7 +11.3 +26.7
Textile mill products........... 4,346 4,306 4,231 4,254 +0.9 +1.8 -0.5
Paper and allied products....... 7,995 8,047 8,140 8,069 -0.6 -1.1 +0.9
Pulp, paper etc............... 3,531 3,504 3,530 3,488 +0.8 -0.7 +1.2
Paperboard containers......... 1,873 1,823 1,831 1,906 +2.7 -0.4 -3.9
All other paper products...... 2,591 2,720 2,779 2,675 -4.7 -2.1 +3.9
Chemicals and allied products... 17,984 17,583 17,630 18,001 +2.3 -0.3 -2.1
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,823 5,953 5,849 5,776 -2.2 +1.8 +1.3
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4,462 4,547 4,627 4,734 -1.9 -1.7 -2.3
Petroleum and coal products..... 16,812 16,520 15,554 14,869 +1.8 +6.2 +4.6
Rubber and plastics products.... 4,180 4,102 4,185 4,227 +1.9 -2.0 -1.0


90,792 94,608 90,730
20,553 21,556 20,804
23,801 25,939 24,969
5,357 5,623 5,687
3,922 3,678 3,368
1,137 1,115 1,173
10,159 12,232 11,568
1,442 1,800 1,522
4,313 4,720 4,224
8,062 8,394 8,389
3,602 3,683 3,639
1,878 1,904 1,860
2,582 2,807 2,890
18,727 19,157 17,860

6,056 6,453 6,077
4,127 4,829 4,563
16,394 15,923 15,285
4,243 4,107 4,155


91,591
74,079
4.015
357
10,185
4,281

4,746
11,936
773
14,734
1,087
626

2,365
700
1,334
3,190
13,557


1,723
1,363
840
4,234
3,175
24,341
17,168
5,734

694
4,099

2,683
1,274

8,724

84,180
19,592
22,817
5,620
3,163
1,125
9,840
1,208
3,706
7,811
3,309
1,820
2,682
17,124

5,452
4,512
14,699
3,894


All other nondurable goods...... 14,346 14,710 14,220 14,184 -2.5 +3.4 +0.3 13,810 14,568 14,326 12,921


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,252 13,273 12,982 12,837 -0.2 +2.2 +1.1
Consumer staples................ 33,917 35,116 34,677 34,512 -3.4 +1.3 +0.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 30,393 30,887 29,552 27,920 -1.6 +4.5 +5.8
Automotive equipment............ 18,397 18,148 19,345 20,389 +1.4 -6.2 -5.1
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,021 16,669 16,338 16,688 +2.1 +2.0 -2.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......;.. 80,666 80,261 79,367 79,378 +0.5 +1.1 0.0

supplementary series:2
Capital goods Industries........ 33,653 34,485 33,029 31,628 -2.4 +4.4 +4.4
Nondefense.................... 27,220 27,767 26,336 25,248 -2.0 +5.4 +4.3
Defense....................... 6,433 6,718 6,695 6,380 -4.2 +0.3 +4.9


12,705 13,803 13,182 10,980
33,115 36,060 34.396 31,705

29,729 33,149 29,181 24,285
19,930 20,111 19,700 18,938

17,288 16,858 15,400 13,906

81,948 83,985 80,720 75,957


32,923 37,009 32,861 27,732
26,505 29,921 26,212 22,089
6,418 7.088 6,649 5,643


Household durable goods
Industries..................... 6,489 6,502 6,316 6,521 -0.2 +2.9 -3.1 6,403 6,895 6,297


5.521


406,721
330,844
18,100
1,567
42,789
17,977

19,823
52,801
3,528
69,631
5,102
3,532

10,848
3,306
5,664
17,027
59,806


8,011
5,487
3,510
19,770
13,545
105,386
70,777
27,759


383,076
307,755
17,175
1,520
45,632
18,785

21,776
43,724
3,368
66,385
5,094
3,914

10,141
3,171
5,414
15,466
58,029


8,0Is

3,181
17,180
14,342
96,230
66,287
23,214


3,305 3,336
18,256 16,850

12,117 10,479
5,401 5,609

39,952 39,049


360,310
82,505
97,526
22,287
14,131
4,550
43,799
5,972
16,963
32,656
14.233
7,462
10,961
72,868

24,038
18,031
62,301
16,399


358,711
79,366
96,366
22,911
13,387
5,561
41,877
5,062
18,855
31,549
13,720
7,061
10,768
70,937

23,048
17,069
65,659
17,278


55,625 53,003


50,670 50,676
135,276 129,522

116,344 104,672
78,679 74,517

63,452 54,553

322,610 327,845


130,525 120,257
104,727 97,503
25,798 22,752


25 116 23.365


See footnotes at end of table 2.


All other durable goods......... 10,389 10,270 10,007 10,339 +1.2 +2.6 -3.2 10,647 10,696 9,885


, .


See footnotes at end of table 2.






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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Code 1985P 1985r 198Sr 1985 Apr.P Mar.r Feb.r 1985P I1985r 95 1985 1985P 1984

All manufacturing Industries 190,827 191,716 193,057 195,210 -0.5 -0.7 -1.1 192,314 204.427 195,781 183,087 775,609 771,415

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 101,594 102,355 104,500 106,875 -0.7 -2.1 -2.2 102,289 111.465 107,185 100,987 421,926 416,751

Durable goods Industries.......... 99,540 99,728 102,467 105,447 -0.2 -2.7 -2.8 101,627 109,927 105,013 98,622 415,189 412,112
With unfilled orders............ 81,223 81,519 83,796 85,948 -0.4 -2.7 -2.5 81.841 90.018 86,343 81,110 339,312 336,789
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,920 4,644 4,793 4,733 +5.9 -3.1 +1.3 4.995 4,718 4,553 4,066 18,332 17,677
33 Primary metals.................. 10,977 10,020 10,015 10,803 +9.6 0.0 -7.3 11,040 11,266 11,048 11,400 44,754 49,186
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,753 4,094 4,377 4,680 +16.1 -6.5 -6.5 4,665 4,754 4,969 5,040 19,428 20,778
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,911 4,657 4,527 4,826 +5.5 +2.9 -6.2 5,021 5,144 4,933 5,041 20,139 22,817
34 Fabricated metal products....... 13,430 13,253 12,979 13,582 +1.3 +2.1 -4.4 13,476 14,319 13,094 12,099 52,988 44,580
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,889 18,782 20,497 15,255 -10.1 -8.4 +34.4 16,816 20,378 20,625 13,863 71,682 70,305
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,013 1,060 1,172 1,072 -4.4 -9.6 +9.3 963 1,257 1,284 808 4,312 4,818
353 Construction, mining, and
materIal handling equipment.. 3,007 3,064 2,456 2,640 -1.9 +24.8 -7.0 2,900 3,092 2,568 2,466 11,026 10,573
354 Hetalworking machinery........ 921 1.060 919 915 -13.1 +15.3 +0.4 902 1,116 953 815 3,786 3,454
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,498 1,515 1,293 1,237 -1.1 +17.2 +4.5 1,449 1,563 1,371 1,220 5,603 5,540
357 Office and computing machines. 3,653 5,193 7,958 3,053 -29.7 -34.7 +160.7 3,519 5,701 7,409 2,377 19,006 17,676
36 Electrical machinery............ 14,173 15,871 14,502 17,935 -10.7 +9.4 -19.1 13,912 17,180 15,507 17,354 63,953 65,118
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 1,891 2,098 1,840 2,031 -9.9 +14.0 -9.4 1,929 2,310 2,004 1,887 8,130 8,392
363 Household appliances.......... 1,349 1,306 1,370 1,530 +3.3 -4.7 -10.5 1,368 1,394 1,356 1,386 5,504 5,537
365 Radio and TV.................. 846 1,063 806 1,067 -20.4 +31.9 -24.5 612 918 915 919 3,364 3,041
366 Communicatlon equipment....... 5,189 6,322 4,963 7,615 -17.9 +27.4 -34.8 4,821 7,185 5,283 7,562 24,851 20,437
367 Electronic components......... 2,465 2,644 3,161 3,362 -6.8 -16.4 -6.0 2,869 2,882 3,535 3,378 12,664 17,875
37 Transportation equipment........ 23,917 22,532 24,831 27,818 +6.1 -9.3 -10.7 25,725 26,191 25,435 26,422 103,773 107,560
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 6,341 5,026 6,095 8,329 +26.2 -17.5 -26.8 6,870 7,026 6,031 7,780 27,707 33,804
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 443 555 141 577 -20.2 +293.6 -75.6 458 377 396 738 1,969 3,515
38 Instruments and related products 4,891 4,590 4,766 4,626 +6.6 -3.7 +3.0 4,714 4,911 4,657 4,261 18,543 17,076
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 10,343 10,036 10,084 10;695 +3.1 -0.5 -5.7 10,949 10.964 10,094 9,157 41,164 40,610

Nondurable goods industries....... 91,287 91,988 90,590 89,763 -0.8 +1.5 +0.9 90,687 94,500 90,768 84,465 360,420 359,303
With unfilled orders............ 20,371 20,836 20,704 20,927 -2.2 +0.6 -1.1 20,448 21,447 20,842 19,877 82,614 79,962

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,047 13,094 12,962 13,426 -0.4 +1.0 -3.5 12,777 13,991 13,404 11,572 51,744 52,298
Consumer staples................ 33,913 35,047 34,758 34,516 -3.2 +0.8 +0.7 33,086 35,958 34,448 31,795 135,287 129,473
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 29,420 30,750 30,366 29,982 -4.3 +1.3 +1.3 28,623 34,263 30,836 28,518 122,240 119,852
Automotive equipment............ 18,222 18,123 19,662 20,231 +0.5 -7.8 -2.8 19,613 19,924 19,960 18,965 78,462 74,844
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,041 16,322 16,511 16,822 +4.4 -1.1 -1.8 17,280 16,885 15,815 14,067 64,047 55,228
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 79,184 78,380 78,798 80.233 +1.0 -0.5 -1.8 80,935 83,406 81,318 78,170 323,829 339,719

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries ...... 31,350 33,446 34,201 34,694 -6.3 -2.2 -1.4 31,071 37,793 34,919 32,635 136,418 138,720
Nondefense.................... 25,271 27,206 29,493 23,633 -7.1 -7.8 +24.8 24,787 29,925 29,118 22,016 105,846 106,123
Defense....................... 6,079 6,240 4,708 11,061 -2.6 +32.5 -57.4 6,284 7,868 5,801 10,619 30,572 32,597

Household durable goods
Industries..................... 6.312 6,351 6,220 7,093 -0.6 +2.1 -12.3 6,449 7,090 6,475 6,108 26,122 24,905


PPreliminary. 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
sre2as 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 adjusted1

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985r 1985 Apr.P Mar.r Feb.r 1985P 185r 1985t1 1985 1984

All manufacturing industries.. 354,467 357,285 359,926 359,125 -0.8 -0.7 +0.2 361,511 363,917 363,459 360,261 357,868

Durable goods industries............ 344,678 347,230 349,671 348,924 -0.7 -0.7 +0.2 351,490 353,790 353,223 350,061 346,749
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,574 2,562 2,587 2,513 +0.5 -1.0 +2.9 2,629 2,603 2,610 2,448 2,446
33 Primary metals.................... 19,562 18,993 19,009 19,403 +3.0 -0.1 -2.0 20,469 20,350 19,997 19,719 23,863
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,322 8,970 9,058 8,963 +3.9 -1.0 +1.1 9,853 9,822 9,647 9,160 11,683
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 7,112 6,963 6,989 7,367 +2.1 -0.4 -5.1 7,432 7,374 7,296 7,412 9,113
34 Fabricated metal products......... 21,239 21,313 21,529 21,754 -0.3 -1.0 -1.0 21,370 21,597 21,384 21,345 20,980
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 62,381 63,659 63,245 59,794 -2.0 +0.7 +5.8 63,023 64,016 63,623 60,105 62,055
351 Engines and turbines............ 14,501 14,727 14,983 14,987 -1.5 -1.7 0.0 14,372 14,685 14,937 14,883 14,445
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,023 5,982 5,730 5,964 +0.7 +4.4 -3.9 6,071 6,084 5,805 5,994 6,100
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 4,195 4,052 3,904 3,796 +3.5 +3.8 +2.8 4,123 3,987 3,872 3,758 2,657
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,545 4,618 4,502 4,542 -1.6 +2.6 -0.9 4,600 4,660 4,552 4,547 4,773
357 Office and computing machines... 21,833 22,971 22,763 19,226 -5.0 +0.9 +18.4 22,248 22,925 22,763 19,457 22,356
36 Electrical machinery.............. 81,218 81,630 81,304 82,023 -0.5 +0.4 -0.9 82,058 82,757 81,928 81,712 76,255
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 6,202 6,301 6,329 6,425 -1.6 -0.4 -1.5 6,300 6,369 6,366 6,345 6,569
363 Household appliances............ 359 352 383 382 +2.0 -8.1 +0.3 379 365 371 386 521
365 Radio and TV.................... 524 578 463 609 -9.3 +24.8 -24.0 289 474 515 515 256
366 Communication equipment......... 55,043 54,605 53,505 53,676 +0.8 +2.1 -0.3 55,649 55,683 54,103 53,897 45,449
367 Electronic components........... 17,661 18,378 19.209 19,449 -3.9 -4.3 -1.2 18,015 18,451 19,152 19,099 22,003
37 Transportation equipment.......... 143,055 144,531 147,120 148,618 -1.0 -1.8 -1.0 146,947 147,923 149,369 150,642 146,662
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 117,178 118,097 120,298 121,388 -0.8 -1.8 -0.9 120,486 120,805 121,528 122,585 114,918
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 18,978 19,369 19,687 20,457 -2.0 -1.6 -3.8 19,520 19,860 20,393 20,901 22,835
38 Instruments and related products.. 8,552 8,398 8,501 8,519 +1.8 -1.2 -0.2 8,599 8,452 8,487 8,474 7,879
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 6,097 6,144 6,376 6,300 -0.8 -3.6 +1.2 6,395 6,092 5,825 5,616 6,608

Nondurable goods industries......... 9,789 10,055 10,255 10,201 -2.6 -2.0 +0.5 10,021 10,127 10,236 10,200 11,120

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,748 4,953 5,133 5,154 -4.1 -3.5 -0.4 4,900 4,829 4,643 4,423 5,626
Consumer staples.................. 662 666 735 653 -0.6 -9.4 +12.6 644 673 775 723 651
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 221,714 222,686 222,824 222,007 -0.4 -0.1 +0.4 225,795 226,903 225,789 224,135 212,067
Automotive equipment.............. 6,247 6,422 6,446 6,129 -2.7 -0.4 +5.2 6,272 6,589 6,775 6,515 8,105
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products........ 12,619 12,600 12,946 12,774 +0.2 -2.7 +1.3 12,790 12,798 12,771 12,356 12,523
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 108,477 109,958 111,842 112,408 -1.3 -1.7 -0.5 111,110 112,125 112,706 112,109 118,898

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 264,608 266,911 267,953 266,777 -0.9 -0.4 +0.4 269,746 271,602 270,817 268,762 255,370
Nondefense...................... 132,972 134,921 135,486 132,322 -1.4 -0.4 +2.4 133,943 135,666 135,662 132,759 131,719
Defense......................... 131,636 131,990 132,467 134,455 -0.3 -0.4 -1.5 135,803 135,936 135,155 136,003 123,652

Household durable goods
industries....................... 4,305 4,481 4,633 4,730 -3.9 -3.3 -2.1 4,437 4,391 4,198 4,021 5,033


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 adjusted!

End of month Percent change End of month
Indust y
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code 1465P 1985r 1985 1985 Apr.P Mar.r Feb. 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 1984

All manufacturing Industries.. 28b.'4b 286,171 286,146 285,785 +0.1 0.0 +0.1 288,523 286,913 287,323 284,529 272,659


Manufacturing Industries with
unitlled orders .................... 2110..88 200,414 200,067 199,671 0.0

'uratil goods Ind strikes ............ 192.5.J 192,355 192,030 192,153 +0.1
With unfilled order; .............. i'.,-.9i 176,234 175,884 175,871 +0.1
32 Stone, clan. and plass products... 5.937 5,958 5,880 5,911 -0.4
322 Glass containers................ 621 647 608 617 -3.1
33 Primary metals .................... 19.290 19,558 19,310 19,577 -1.4
311 blast furnaces. steel mills..... 8.722 8,878 8,816 8,950 -1.8
133-9 hunierrous ar.d other prilari
metals........................ 9.2.6b 9,344 9,160 9,304 -1.0
34 Fabricated metal products.......... 19.1.'s 19,210 19,024 19,139 -0.2
361 Metal cans. barrels, and drums.. 2,390 2,475 2,405 2,437 -3.4
35 Machinera, except electrical ...... -1.511 41,502 41,669 41,463 +0.2
351 Engines and turbines............ 2..115 2,150 2,211 2,236 -1.6
352 Farm machinery and equl-iten .... l.129 1,886 1,871 1,907 -3.0
3S3 Constr.,ction, mining. and
material handllne equipment.... 6,69b 6,784 6,788 6,818 -1.3
354 Me aluorking machinery.......... 2.,'25 2,659 2,582 2,567 +2.5
356 General industrial machiner,.... l..97 3,559 3,606 3,495 -1.7
357 Uifice and computing machinea... 13.'1 12,918 12,985 12,869 +1.7
36 Electrical machiner............... ).3,65 33,614 33,537 33,396 +0.1
3bI,2 Electrical transalis oln and
dislrIbu.llo equipment ad
industrial ipparata ........... ,..96 4,522 4,691 4,682 -0.5
363 Household appllances............ I,53i 2,595 2,581 2,661 -2.3
365 Radio and IV.................... 1,35u 1,377 1,348 1,387 -2.0
366 Comuncation equlpme.. ......... 13.999 13,766 13,712 13,438 +1.7
167 Electronic components ........... 6,515 6,561 6,491 6,591 -0.7
31 Transportation equipment.......... -..,058 47,708 47,733 47,801 +0.7
311 Motor .ehfcles and parts ........ 11,251 11,115 11,142 10,993 +1.2
312.6 Aircraft, misfiles, and parts... 13,'9 33,521 33,461 33,662 +0.7
1731,9S Shipbuilding and military
tar. vehicles.................. 1,168 1,342 1,335 1,306 +1.9
38 Instruments and related products.. 9.712 9,714 9,670 9,537 0.0
381-a Sclentitrc and *gineerlI.f
Initrumentc .................... 6.9 6,970 6,945 6,841 -0.4
386 Photographic goodl.............. 2..13 2,113 2,084 2,086 +1.1
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 15,1'. 15,091 15,207 15,329 +0.4

Nondurable goods IndustrIl. ......... 93,925 93,816 94,116 93,632 +0.1
ulth unfilled orders.............. 23,995 24,180 24,183 23,800 -0.8
20 Food and kindred products......... 21,51' 21,380 21,515 21,323 +0.6
201 Meat products................... 2.1.9 2,236 2,294 2,240 -3.9
208 Beverages....................... 3,.90 3,535 3,440 3,429 -1.3
207 Fats and oils ................... 1., 10 1,107 1,045 1,141 +9.3
203-6.9 All other Ioods ................. 12.15- 12,683 12,929 12,742 +1.3
21 Tobacco products.................. 3.-'O 3,530 3,629 3,599 -1.7
22 Textile mill products............. ,866 6,932 6,991 6,946 -1.0
26 Paper ar.d allied products......... 9.87b 9,942 9,883 9,880 -0.7
261-3.6 Pulp. paper etc................. 3,.'b2 3,814 3,773 3,791 -1.4
265 Paperboard containers........... 2.18 21680 2,686 2,685 -2.3
264 All other paper products........ ]...96 3,448 3,424 3,404 +1.4
28 Ch-.emical and allied products ..... 21.-8. 21,420 21,366 21,360 +0.3
281.b Industrial chemical, except
pigments....................... .516u 6,581 6.605 6,522 -0.3
283,. Drugs. soaps, and toilet ries.... ,803 6,756 6,723 6,783 +0.7
29 Petroleam and coal products....... 7,998 8,042 8,045 8,209 -0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products ...... 6,08' 6,069 6,028 5,931 +0.2
23,27,
31 All other nondurable Foods........ Ib.o6, 16,501 16,659 16,384 +0.8

Market categories.
home goods and apparel............ 22,800 22,685 22,885 23,136 +0.5
Consumer staples.................. 3,1322 34,209 34,417 34,102 +0.3
Equipment and defense products,
except aulmottle ............. .. 85.28- 84,844 85,263 84,796 +0.5
Automotive equipment.............. 13.723 13,606 13,680 13,499 +0.9
Construction materials. supplies
and Intermediate products ........ 19.629 19,563 19,495 19,583 +0.3
Other material. supplies, and
Intermediate products............ 110,707 111,264 110,406 110,669 -0.5

SupplemenLary aertes.1
Capital goods Industries.......... 9'.128 96,629 96,834 96,427 +0.5
Nondelense...................... '3,312 73,140 73,429 73,336 +0.2
Defense......................... 723,816 23,489 23,405 23,091 +1.4

Household durable goods
industries....................... 11.6.0 11,694 11,680 11,837 -0.5


+0.2 +0.2 202,062 200,766 200,193 197,689

+0.2 -0.1 194,054 193,157 192,814 190,648
+0.2 0.0 177,726 176,574 176,092 174,239
+1.3 -0.5 6,103 6,099 6,031 5,850
+6.4 -1.5 643 651 614 599
+1.3 -1.4 19,378 19,489 19,369 19,657
+0.7 -1.5 8,557 8,621 8,710 9,066

+2.0 -1.5 9,449 9,493 9,307 9,286
+1.0 -0.6 19,524 19,484 19,196 18,985
+2.9 -1.3 2,675 2,693 2,556 2,454
-0.4 +0.5 41,833 41,444 41,714 41,134
-2.8 -1.1 2,136 2,137 2,239 2,244
+0.8 -1.9 1,877 1,928 1,942 1,911

-0.1 -0.4 6,789 6,825 6,788 6,763
+3.0 +0.6 2,717 2,629 2,569 2,544
-1.3 +3.2 3,536 3,566 3,628 3,512
-0.5 +0.9 13,076 12,711 12,842 12,612
+0.2 +0.4 34,030 33,678 33,375 32,861


-3.6 +0.2 4,523 4,480 4,656 4,593
+0.5 -3.0 2,707 2,686 2,607 2,623
+2.2 -2.8 1,342 1,322 1,295 1,316
+0.4 +2.0 14,091 13,871 13,684 13,309
+1.1 -1.5 6,541 6,555 6,471 6,485
-0.1 -0.1 48,156 48,082 48,184 47,486
-0.2 +1.4 11,220 11,221 11,364 11,149
+0.2 -0.6 33,913 33,754 33,579 33,124

+0.5 +2.2 1,367 1,345 1,347 1,297
+0.5 +1.4 9,840 9,689 9,593 9,408

+0.4 +1.5 7,048 6,970 6,903 6,766
+1.4 -0.1 2,149 2,090 2,061 2,030

-0.8 -0.8 15,190 15,192 15,352 15,267

-0.3 +0.5 94,469 93,756 94,509 93,881
0.0 +1.6 24,336 24,192 24,101 23,450
-0.6 +0.9 20,969 21,056 21,708 21,910
-2.5 +2.4 2,282 2,294 2,365 2,269
+2.8 +0.3 3,592 3,641 3,547 3,490
+5.9 -8.4 1,191 1,137 1,148 1,296
-1.9 +1.5 12,055 12,176 12,864 13,087
-2.7 +0.8 3.526 3,615 3,789 3,833
-0.8 +0.6 6,996 7,043 7,096 6,950
+0.6 0.0 10,081 9,988 9,862 9,754
+1.1 -0.5 3,805 3,824 3,766 3,747
-0.2 0.0 2,668 2,680 2,649 2,642
+0.7 +0.6 3,608 3,484 3,447 3,365
+0.3 0.0 21,799 21,633 21,628 21,412

-0.4 +1.3 6,636 6,601 6,619 6,555
+0.5 -0.9 6,919 6,750 6,710 6,681
0.0 -2.0 7,931 7,862 7,986 8,183
+0.7 +1.6 6,352 6,224 6,051 5,867

-0.9 +1.7 16,815 16,335 16,389 15,972


-0.9 -1.1 23,139 22,618 22,756 22,747
-0.6 +0.9 34,012 33,978 34,621 34,592

-0.5 +0.6 85,924 85,186 85,388 84,008
-0.5 +1.3 13,734 13,828 14,042 13,738

+0.3 -0.4 19,886 19,911 19,781 19,406

+0.8 -0.2 111,828 111,392 110,735 110,038


-0.2 +0.4 97,757 96,811 96,834 95,219
-0.4 +0.1 73,778 73,005 73,413 72,606
+0.4 +1.4 23,979 23,806 23,421 22,613


+0.1 -1.3 11,821 11,696 11,675 11,649


See footnotes at end of table 2.


186,867

179,864
164,068
5,904
645
20,409
9,293

9,791
18,510
2,396
38,199
2,228
1,974

7,142
2,314
3,530
10,577
29,789


4,305
2,446
1,098
11,689
5,924
42,918
9,917
30,137

1,262
9,316

6,659
2,097

14,819

92,795
22,799
21,018
2,262
3,566
1,652
11,710
3,746
7,259
9,233
3,364
2,501
3,368
20,797

6,438
6,585
8,755
6,055

15,932


22,329
32,824

76,875
12,147

19,798

108,687


87,257
68,112
19,145


10,783








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
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 Apr.P Mar.r Feb. 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 1984


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.. 92,158 91,845 92,682 92,764 +0.3

Durable goods industries............ 55,755 55,445 55,768 56,033 +0.6
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,860 1,834 1,858 1,864 +1.4
Primary metals.................... 5,744 5,739 5,949 6,118 +0.1
Fabricated metal products......... 7,356 7,326 7,259 7,306 +0.4
Machinery, except electrical...... 11,899 11,872 11,847 11,947 +0.2
Electrical Machinery.............. 8,679 8,872 8,866 8,748 -2.2
Transportation equipment.......... 11,628 11,323 11,565 11,642 +2.7
Instruments and related products.. 2,781 2,759 2,807 2,728 +0.8

All other durable goods........... 5,808 5,720 5,617 5,680 +1.5

Nondurable goods industries......... 36,403 36,400 36,914 36,731 0.0
Food and kindred products......... 7,494 7,570 7,798 7,739 -1.0
Tobacco products.................. 2,917 3,048 3,105 3,040 -4.3
Textile mill products............. 2,130 2,148 2,209 2,153 -0.8
Paper and allied products......... 4,870 4,874 4,915 4,924 -0.1
Chemicals and allied products..... 8,246 8,101 8,175 8,213 +1.8
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,951 1,968 2,027 2,059 -0.9
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,081 2,026 1,980 1,948 +2.7

All other nondurable goods........ 6,714 6,665 6,705 6,655 +0.7

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing Industries.. 103,715 104,208 103,609 103,328 -0.5

Durable goods industries ............ 89,331 89,684 88,967 88,672 -0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products... 805 796 786 791 +1.1
Primary metals.................... 7,851 8,085 7,609 7,467 -2.9
Fabricated metal products......... 6,780 6,876 6,818 6,934 -1.4
Machinery, except electrical...... 16,459 16,739 16,882 16,598 -1.7
Electrical Machinery.............. 18,377 18,192 18,111 18,115 +1.0
Transportation equipment.......... 31,246 31,236 30,965 30,997 0.0
Instruments and related products.. 4,173 4,156 4,098 4,078 +0.4

All other durable goods........... 3,640 3,604 3,698 3,692 +1.0

Nondurable goods Industries......... 14,384 14,524 14,642 14,656 -1.0
Food and kindred products......... 1,697 1,687 1,677 1,666 +0.6
Tobacco products.................. 252 187 202 271 +34.8
Textile mill products............. 1,956 1,972 1,961 1,956 -0.8
Paper and allied products......... 1,135 1,178 1,141 1,149 -3.7
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,557 3,509 3,499 3,533 +1.4
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,252 1,290 1,440 1,526 -2.9
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,131 1,183 1,214 1,202 -4.4

All other nondurable goods........ 3,404 3,518 3,508 3,353 -3.2

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 90,592 90,118 89,855 89,693 +0.5

Durable goods industries............ 47,454 47,226 47,295 47,448 +0.5
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,272 3,328 3,236 3,256 -1.7
Primary metals.................... 5,695 5,734 5,752 5,992 -0.7
Fabricated metal products......... 5,040 5,008 4,947 4,899 +0.6
Machinery, except electrical...... 13,213 12,891 12,940 12,918 +2.5
Electrical Machinery.............. 6,596 6,550 6,560 6,533 +0.7
Transportation equipment.......... 5,184 5,149 5,203 5,162 +0.7
Instruments and related products.. 2,758 2,799 2,765 2,731 -1.5

All other durable goods........... 5,696 5,767 5,892 5,957 -1.2

Nondurable goods industries......... 43,138 42,892 42,560 42,245 +0.6
Food and kindred products......... 12,326 12,123 12,040 11,918 +1.7
Tobacco products.................. 301 295 322 288 +2.0
Textile mill products............. 2,780 2,812 2,821 2,837 -1.1
Paper and allied products......... 3,871 3,890 3,827 3,807 -0.5
Chemicals and allied products..... 9,681 9,810 9,692 9,614 -1.3
Petroleum and coal products....... 4,795 4,784 4,578 4,624 +0.2
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,872 2,860 2,834 2,781 +0.4

All other nondurable goods........ 6,512 6,318 6,446 6,376 +3.1


-0.8
+0.6
-7.4
+0.6
+3.2
+0.3
-10.4
-2.6


-0.1 14,545 14,468 14,557 14,449
+0.7 1,701 1,714 1,728 1,718
-25.5 195 174 199 243
+0.3 1,974 1,991 1,999 1,976
-0.7 1,133 1,165 1,127 1,123
-1.0 3,585 3,517 3,505 3,467
-5.6 1,312 1,284 1,378 1,468
+1.0 1,155 1,174 1,188 1,194


+0.3 +4.6 3,490 3,449 3,433 3,260



+0.3 +0.2 91,559 90,221 90,273 88,791


-0.1
+2.8
-0.3
+1.2
-0.4
-0.2
-1.0
+1.2


-0.3 48,510 47,788 47,634 46,638
-0.6 3,403 3,427 3,343 3,205
-4.0 5,919 5,858 5,791 5,854
+1.0 5,175 5,078 5,063 4,888
+0.2 13,304 12,905 12,945 12,681
+0.4 6,764 6,626 6,495 6,311
+0.8 5,214 5,170 5,269 5,158
+1.2 2,819 2.765 2,727 2,676


-2.1 -1.1 5,912 5,959 6,001 5,865


+0.8
+0.7
-8.4
-0.3
+1.6
+1.2
+4.5
+0.9


+0.7 43,049 42,433 42,639 42,153
+1.0 11,651 11,567 11,913 12,088
+11.8 332 315 322 285
-0.6 2,856 2,851 2,869 2,812
+0.5 4,038 3,940 3,850 3,745
+0.8 9,894 9,931 9,911 9,673
-1.0 4,608 4,609 4,625 4,665
+1.9 3,080 3.032 2,907 2,726


-2.0 +1.1 6,590 6,188 6,242 6,159


PPrellminary. rRevsed.


-0.9 -0.1 92,441 92,091 93,176 93,345

-0.6 -0.5 55,566 55,236 55,863 56,066
-1.3 -0.3 1,860 1,837 1,860 1,862
-3.5 -2.8 5,557 5,622 5,948 6,242
+0.9 -0.6 7,428 7,407 7,284 7,325
+0.2 -0.8 11,957 11,814 11,863 11,943
+0.1 +1.3 8,770 8,797 8,822 8,723
-2.1 -0.7 11,579 11,392 11,678 11,540
-1.7 +2.9 2,793 2,753 2,774 2,725

+1.8 -1.1 5,622 5,614 5,634 5,706

-1.4 +0.5 36,875 36,855 37,313 37,279
-2.9 +0.8 7,617 7,775 8,067 8,104
-1.8 +2.1 2,999 3,126 3,268 3,305
-2.8 +2.6 2,166 2,201 2,228 2,162
-0.8 -0.2 4,910 4,883 4,885 4,886
-0.9 -0.5 8,320 8,185 8,212 8,272
-2.9 -1.6 2,011 1,969 1,983 2,050
+2.3 +1.6 2,117 2,018 1,956 1,947

-0.6 +0.8 6,735 6,698 6,714 6,553



+0.6 +0.3 104,523 104,601 103,874 102,393

+0.8 +0.3 89,978 90,133 89,317 87,944
+1.3 -0.6 840 835 828 783
+6.3 +1.9 7,902 8,009 7,630 7,561
+0.9 -1.7 6,921 6,999 6,849 6,772
-0.8 +1.7 16,572 16,725 16,906 16,510
+0.4 0.0 18,496 18,255 18,058 17,827
+0.9 -0.1 31,363 31,520 31,237 30,788
+1.4 +0.5 4,228 4,171 4,092 4,007

-2.5 +0.2 3,656 3,619 3,717 3,696


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


90,390

53,020
1,886
6,237
7,232
11,070
8,110
10,658
2,610

5,217

37,370
8,374
3,260
2,290
4,713
7,987
2,202
2,259


97,230

82,179
794
8,126
6,527
15,874
15,728
27,447
4,005

3,678

15,051
1,725
194
2,200
1,105
3,464
1,744
1,067


85,039

44,665
3,224
6,046
4,751
11,255
5,951
4,813
2,701


40,374
10,919
292
2,769
3,415
9,346
4,809
2,729

6,095







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 ratio'

Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Code 1985P 1985r 1985 1985 1985P 1985 r 1985

All manufacturing industries............. 1.48 1.47 1.49 1.49 3.39 3.40 3.47 3.47

Durable goods industries....................... 1.89 1.88 1.89 1.88 4.11 4.14 4.21 4.23
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.21 1.28 1.25 1.25 0.57 0.60 0.60 0.58
33 Primary metals............................... 1.85 1.95 1.85 1.86 1.88 1.89 1.83 1.85
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.42 1.43 1.44 1.42 1.69 1.70 1.75 1.73
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.29 2.26 2.44 2.47 3.62 3.66 3.86 3.72
36 Electrical machinery.......................... 2.31 2.16 2.20 2.26 5.57 5.25 5.34 5.55
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.89 1.90 1.81 1.78 10.19 10.42 10.36 10.47
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.05 2.07 2.02 2.10 1.80 1.79 1.78 1.88

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.03 1.02 1.04 1.04 0.47 0.48 0.50 0.49
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.88 0.85 0.86 0.86 (X) (X) (X) (E)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.36 1.88 2.15 2.71 (M) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.58 1.61 1.65 1.63 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.24 1.24 1.21 1.22 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................. 1.19 1.22 1.21 1.19 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.48 0.49 0.52 0.55 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.46 1.48 1.44 1.40 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. 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 Apr. Tear All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr.
ago Aprs. 1984- ago Aprs. 1984- ago Aprs. 1984- ago Aprs. 1984-
SIC Apr. 1980- Mar. Apr. 1980- Mar. Apr. 1980- Mar. Apr. 1980- Mar.
Code 1984 1984 1985 1984 1984 1985 1984 1984 1985 1984 1984 1985



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

Durable goods industries .......... 0.8 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 0.5 0.5 0.8 1.5 0.9 1.4 2.1 1.4 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.5
33 Primary metals .................. 0.1 0.4 0.4 2.8 1.3 1.5 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.7 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.2 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.1
36 Electrical machinery ............ 0.3 0.2 1-.2 0.7 0.4 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 3.1 1.1 0.8 2.6 2.4 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
38 Instruments and related products. 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.8 1.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.2

Nondurable goods industries ....... 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products ....... 0.8 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.1 0.6 0.5
21 Tobacco products ................ 0.0 0.1 0.2 (X) (X) (1) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.1 0.3
22 Textile mill products ........... 2.0 0.7 1.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.5 0.5 0.4
26 Paper and allied products ....... 2.6 1.2 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.5 0.2
28 Chemicals and allied product..... 1.0 0.7 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (1) 0.5 0.6 0.3
29 Petroleum and coal products ...... 0.2 0.5 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 1.0 0.4
30 Rubber and plastics products .... 0.8 0.5 1.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.3

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 0.1 0.4 1.1 0.2 1.2 1.1 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Defense.......................... 0.7 0.6 1.1 1.1 1.6 3.6 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 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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