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o,<^ Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders

MARCH 1986

U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(86)-3
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00a.m. E.D.T. Wednesday, April 30, 1986

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in March
declined $4.7 billion or 2.3 percent from February to $194.2
billion. This is the largest 1-month decline since the 3.3
percent decrease in April 1984. Excluding a large increase
in orders for defense capital goods of 45 percent, orders
for March were down 4.1 percent.
Shipments in March were down $4.7 billion or 2.4
percent to $191.9 billion, the largest 1-month decline since
the 2.8 percent decrease in October 1982. The durable goods
sector in March declined 2.5 percent while nondurables
declined 2.3 percent.

Unfilled orders in March increased $2.3 billion or 0.6
percent to $370.8 billion, mostly due to an increase in
defense orders; excluding defense, unfilled orders declined
0.5 percent.
Manufacturers' inventories in March were $279.4
billion, about the same as February. Most industries showed
little change except those producing defense capital goods,
which as a group increased 3.0 percent. The inventory to
shipments ratio for March rose to 1.46 from 1.42 in
February, due to the decline in shipments.

NEW ORDERS. The 2.3 percent decline in March new orders
resulted from decreases of 2.1 percent in durables and 2.7
percent in nondurables. Within durable goods, large
decreases in most industries were partially offset by
increases for defense orders in electrical machinery and
transportation equipment. Primary metals declined $0.9
billion or 8.7 percent to $9.7 billion, fabricated metals
were down $1.0 billion or 7.1 percent to $13.3 billion, and
nonelectrical machinery was down $1.4 billion or 7.8 percent
to $17.1 billion. Transportation equipment was flat at
$28.5 billion as a large decline in motor vehicles and parts
was offset by an increase in defense shipbuilding.
Electrical machinery was up $1.3 billion or 8.5 percent,
mostly due to an increase in defense communication
equipment.
The decline in nondurables of 2.7 percent followed a
2.1 percent decline in February. The declines in March were
primarily in the petroleum and chemical industries, while
the February decline was nearly all in petroleum; for these
industries new orders are considered equal to shipments
within the month.


SHIPMENTS. The decline in durable goods shipments of 2.5
percent was the largest since a 3.7 percent drop in October
1982. Virtually all of the March decline resulted from a
decrease in motor vehicles and parts, down $2.4 billion or
12.8 percent to $16.1 billion. Smaller declines were
reported in several other major industries, although both
electrical and nonelectrical machinery shipments increased;
electrical was up 2.5 percent and nonelectrical 3.0 percent.

The decline in nondurable goods was caused mostly by
sharp decreases in petroleum products, down $1.2 billion or
8.6 percent and chemicals, down $1.0 billion or 5.7 percent.
Petroleum also declined in February $1.8 billion or 11.3
percent.

UNFILLED ORDERS. Unfilled orders for durable goods
increased $2.4 billion or 0.7 percent to $360.0 billion.
Transportation equipment increased $3.4 billion or 2.2
percent to $160.5 billion; defense shipbuilding and
commercial aircraft and parts caused the increase.
Electrical machinery was up $0.8 billion or 1.0 percent to
$83.6 billion as a result of an increase in defense
communication equipment. Nonelectrical machinery,
fabricated metals, and instruments and related products had
the largest declines.

INVENTORIES. Inventories in the durable goods sector
increased in March $0.6 billion or 0.3 percent to $188.2
billion, as a result of increases by defense contractors;
excluding defense, durable goods inventories showed a slight
decline from February. Nondurable goods inventories were
down $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $91.2 billion, mostly
due to a $0.6 billion or 8.7 percent decrease in the
petroleum products industry.
Inventories by stage of fabrication showed a decline in
materials and supplies of 0.7 percent, an increase in work
in process of 0.8 percent and virtually no change in
finished goods. The increase in work in process inventories
was in durable goods and was influenced by increases by
defense contractors; work in process in the nondurable
sector declined 2.2 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for April is scheduled for release on May 22, 1986 at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on June 2, 1986 at 10:00 a.m.


Address inquiries concerning these figure pI.S. Deparyntl)C'o ie,. Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233,
or call Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Ment I) 7A 25Z. )
For sale by the Superintendent of Docr s, Government rlg Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is also
available on the date of issue through tl Ce sus Bureau's onli i rmation service-CENDATA'. The online version of the report can
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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS











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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl


Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC ar. Feb. Ian. DecFebeb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 Mar.P Feb.r Jan. 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 1986P 1985

All manufacturing industries 191,876 196,572 198,960 199,084 -2.4 -1.2 -0.1 201,409 196,953 182,381 192,213 580,743 572,263


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................. 106.698 107,736 106,913 109,183 -1.0 +0.8 -2.1 112,634 108,057 96,862 107,354


317,553 108,606


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


Durable goods Industries.......... 103.223 105,843 105,874 105,777 -2.5 0.0 +0.1 110.296
With unfilled orders............ 84,729 85,958 84,818 87,465 -1.4 +1.3 -3.0 90.122
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,747 4,901 5,209 4,773 -3.1 -5.9 +9.1 4,802
Glass containers .......... 400 442 423 369 -9.5 +4.5 +14.6 430
Primary metals................. 9.835 10,159 10,119 10,263 -3.2 +0.4 -1.4 10,692
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,908 4,173 4,246 4,326 -6.4 -1.7 -1.8 4,279
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................... 4,782 4,736 4,636 4,763 +1.0 +2.2 -2.7 5,174
Fabricated metal products....... 13,920 14,300 14,466 14.232 -2.7 -1.1 +1.6 14,562
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 849 870 926 935 -2.4 -6.0 -1.0 843
Machinery, except electrical.... 17,754 17,237 17,007 17,622 +3.0 +1.4 -3.5 19,221
Engines and turbines ........ 1,396 1.177 1,103 1,490 +18.6 +6.7 -26.0 1,596
Farm machinery and equipment.. 844 755 929 849 +11.8 -18.7 +9.4 990
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 3,418 3.206 3,293 2,863 +6.6 -2.6 +15.0 3,418
Metalworking machinery........ 909 866 822 984 +5.0 +5.4 -16.5 998
General Industrial machinery.. 1,467 1,442 1,506 1,420 +1.7 -4.2 +6.1 1,526
Office and computing machines. 4,103 3,675 3,443 4,400 +11.6 +6.7 -21.8 4,558
Electrical machinery........... 16,214 15,819 14,841 16,338 +2.5 +6.6 -9.2 17,054
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus....... 2,249 2,066 2,006 2,044 +8.9 +3.0 -1.9 2,441
Household appliances......... 1,359 1,340 1,476 1,500 +1.4 -9.2 -1.6 1,424
Radio and TV................ 1,063 1,014 1.017 1.036 +4.8 -0.3 -1.8 1,075
Communication equipment...... 5,503 5,427 4,728 5,860 +1.4 +14.8 -19.3 5,903
Electronic components......... 3.432 3,263 3,100 3,077 +5.2 +5.3 +0.7 3,538
Transportation equipment....... 25,039 27,962 28,520 27,931 -10.5 -2.0 +2.1 27,543
Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,106 18,461 19.448 17,428 -12.8 -5.1 +11.6 17,872
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7.479 7,942 7.620 9,043 -5.8 +4.2 -15.7 8,015
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............ 690 715 671 753 -3.5 +6.6 -10.9 720
Instruments and related products 4.620 4.696 4,842 4,908 -1.6 -3.0 -1.3 4,863
Scientific and engineering
Instruments................ 2,999 3,047 3,145 3,252 -1.6 -3.1 -3.3 3,224
Photographic goods........... 1,458 1,463 1,496 1,471 -0.3 -2.2 +1.7 1,459

All other durable goods......... 11.094 10,769 10,870 9,710 +3.0 -0.9 +11.9 11,559

Nondurable goods industries....... 88.653 90,729 93,086 93,307 -2.3 -2.5 -0.2 91.113
With unfilled orders............ 21.969 21.778 22,095 21,718 +0.9 -1.4 +1.7 22,512
Food and kindred products....... 24,733 24.933 25.817 24,732 -0.8 -3.4 +4.4 25,621
Meat products... ......... 5,365 5,459 5,524 5.,510 -1.7 -1.2 +0.3 5,290
Beverages.................... 3,866 3,846 4.135 3,792 +0.5 -7.0 +9.0 3,839
Fats and oils............... 1,o43 1,126 1,057 1,077 -7.4 +6.5 -1.9 1,068
All other foods............. 11,183 11.317 11,841 11.176 -1.2 -4.4 +6.0 12,122
Tobacco products............... 2,204 1,800 1,089 2,117 +22.4 +65.3 -48.6 2,116
Textile mill products.......... 4,511 4,452 4,551 4,494 +1.3 -2.2 +1.3 4,948
Paper and allied products....... 8,472 8.637 8,687 8,390 -1.9 -0.6 +3.5 8,829
Pulp, paper etc.............. 3,589 3,617 3,688 3,574 -0.8 -1.9 +3.2 3,772
Paperboard containers....... 1,731 1,805 1.50 1.727 -4.1 -2.4 +7.1 1,807
All other paper products...... 3,152 3,215 3,1.9 3.089 -2.0 +2.1 +1.9 3.250
Chemicals and allied products... 17.144 18,185 18,401 17,994 -5.7 -1.2 +2.3 18,642
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments .................... 5,745 5,915 5,961 6.205 -2.9 -0.8 -3.9 6.228
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4,79,> 5,233 5,315 4.874 -8.4 -1.5 +9.0 5,093
Petroleum and coal products ..... 12,754 13,955 15,729 16,728 -8.6 -11.3 -6.0 12.277
Rubber and plastics products.... 3. '7 4,005 4,049 4,020 -3.4 -1.1 +0.7 1,875


All other nondurable goods...... 14,96l 14,762 14,761 14,832 +1.3 0.0 -0.5 14,805 14,856 11,417 13,760


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel .......... 13,613 13,551 13,464 13,315 +0.5 +1.6 +1.1 14,159
Consumer staples................ 35 8 ,870 35,870 36,171 5,666 -0.2 -0.8 1.4 36,730
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .............. 30,'3 3.091 29,114 31,90h +2.7 +3.4 -8.8 330,55
Automotive equipment ............ 17,81 2Il.287 21.459 19,291 -12.2 -5.1 *11.2 19,759
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,967 ?.679 18,170 16,640 +1.6 -2.7 *9.2 18,204
Other materials, supplies, and
Intermediate products.......... 75,77 79,094 80, 50 H2,266 -4.2 -1.8 -2.0 79.502

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries ........ 34,8 3 3.,44 12,628 36,573 +1.0 +5.6 -10.8 7,.252
Nondefense.................... 2.7,7. 2'6,62 25.595 28,630 +3.2 +5.0 -IO.6 29,793
Defense ....................... 7, ,4 7.581 7?,1 3 .941 -6.7 *7.8 -11.5 ?.4.59


Household durable goods
Industries ............... .....


13.748 11,524 11,211
315.554 3 199 35,713

29,800 25,435 35,168
20.616 19.938 15,721

36,692 3S,355 15,337

80.48 ^ ??,i10 ?K .90

9 ,..93 77,33, 79,0..
34,363 2',705 9.896
26.838 22,-4. 33.,29
7,.23 r..231 8,561


6.s0 6,7?20 6,720 6,519 +1.9 0.0 +). 1 7,261 6,69 5,699 5.US


31 1.405
252,416
13,774
1,225
31,016
12,801

14,535
41,455
2,474
51,638
3,888
2,603

9.649
2,632
4.394
10.547
46,555


6,426
4.051
2,946
15,560
9,781
81,785
54,943
22,204


302,745
246,654
13,131
1.145
31,868
13,343

14.860
39,097
2,599
51.823
3,827
2,472

7,935
2,540
4,155
12,831
45,197


6,013
4.134
2,713
14,915
10,240
78.687
53,n34
20,572


106,013 95,096 101.517
86,125 76,169 86,220
4,563 4,409 4,162
412 383 313
10,509 9,815 9,187
4,369 4,153 3,945

4,873 4,488 4,277
14,116 12,777 13,182
846 785 776
17,369 15,048 18,904
1,230 1,062 1,459
781 832 746

3,286 2,944 2.877
895 739 1,005
1,478 1,390 1,485
3,410 2,579 6,098
15,887 13,614 16,237


2,118 1,867 2,095
1,343 1,284 1,305
973 898 990
5,365 4,292 6,188
3.341 2,902 2,883
28,381 25,861 25,930
18,891 18,180 14,177
7,843 6,346 10,278

717 595 830
4,556 4,383 5,068

3,007 2,978 3,424
1,365 1,243 1,496

10.632 9,189 8,847

90,940 87,285 90,696
21,932 20.,693 21,134
25,008 21,672 24,559
5,350 5,309 5,615
3,592 3,449 3,299
1,123 1.084 1,086
11,758 10,775 11,500
1,627 990 2,274
4,443 3,959 4,220
8,906 8,422 7,851
1,728 3,497 3,357
1,814 1,767 1.553
3,344 3,158 2.941
18,403 17,496 17,498

6,146 5,627 6,056
5,160 S,065 4,996
13,721 15.578 16,960)
1,976 4,731 3.574


269.138
65,137
74,301
15.949
10.880
3,275
)4,655
4,733
13,150
26,157
10.997
5.408
9.752
54,541


153.318
41.576
11.582


269. 18
61,952
73,725
10.209

,41..13
13,640
4,530
12,650
24,594
10,631

8.179
54.141

17.982
13,904
45.907
I '.156


.413,098 4815


30,431 37,012
105,48t in,160?

8 9,2 84.61,
6 0.373 .7?49


S.31 3,
'l0 13 78.222
21,100 130,30


19,659 I8.60


See footnotes at end of table 2.


2,032 2,507
13,802 13,690

9,209 9,122
4,067 4,028

31,380 29,252










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1986' 1986r 1986 1985 Mar.P Feb.r Jan. 19861 1986r 1986 1985 1986P 1985

All manufacturing industries 194,165 198,833 201,399 201,213 -2.3 -1.3 +0.1 207,070 201,637 188,728 198,395 597,435 583,097

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 108,987 109,997 109,352 111,312 -0.9 +0.6 -1.8 118,295 112,741 103,209 113,536 334,245 319,439

Durable goods industries.......... 105,588 107,819 108,459 107,531 -2.1 -0.6 +0.9 115,947 110,437 101,273 107,294 327,657 313,364
With unfilled orders............. 87,094 87,934 87,403 89,219 -1.0 +0.6 -2.0 95,773 90,549 82,346 91,997 268,668 257,273
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,802 4,946 5,214 4,962 -2.9 -5.1 +5.1 4,879 4,703 4,486 4,314 14,068 13,337
33 Primary metals.................. 9,689 10,614 10,596 10,059 -8.7 +0.2 +5.3 10,937 11,693 11,243 9,293 33,873 33,714
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,014 4,516 4,228 4,085 -11.1 +6.8 +3.5 4,680 5,129 4,622 3,928 14,431 14,763
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,482 4,825 4,994 4,876 -7.1 -3.4 +2.4 4,968 5,248 5,209 4,447 15,425 15.118
34 Fabricated metal products....... 13,260 14,274 14,326 14,146 -7.1 -0.4 +1.3 14,299 14,339 12,720 13,164 41,358 39,512
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 17,112 18,551 15,868 16,195 -7.8 +16.9 -2.0 18,573 18,764 14,549 17,508 51,886 54,866
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,069 1,383 1,314 1,673 -22.7 +5.3 -21.5 1,276 1,497 1,051 1,474 3,824 3,349
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 3,263 3,051 3,168 2,945 +6.9 -3.7 +7.6 3,284 3,180 2,933 2,939 9,397 8,126
354 Metalworking machinery........ 904 799 848 633 +13.1 -5.8 +34.0 962 836 749 580 2,547 2,884
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,433 1,430 1,419 1,348 +0.2 +0.8 +5.3 1,484 1,508 1,389 1,366 4,381 4,154
357 Office and computing machines. 4,009 5,014 2,262 2,938 -20.0 +121.7 -23.0 4,426 4,535 1,764 4,976 10,725 15,487
36 Electrical machinery............ 17,043 15,704 15,346 16.297 +8.5 +2.3 -5.8 18,436 16.672 14,824 16,680 49,932 50,041
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,165 1,941 2,162 2,013 +11.5 -10.2 +7.4 2,385 2,103 2,013 2,042 6,501 6.201
363 Household appliances.......... 1,336 1,291 1,465 1,451 +3.5 -11.9 +1.0 1,424 1,279 1,332 1,276 4,035 4,136
365 Radio and TV................... 1,174 921 975 868 +27.5 -5.5 +12.3 1,060 992 847 906 2,899 2,752
366 Communication equipment....... 6,229 5,745 5,528 5,218 +8.4 +3.9 +5.9 7,152 6,117 5,527 6,092 18,796 20,030
367 Electronic components......... 3,517 3,071 2,732 3,927 +14.5 +12.4 -30.4 3.735 3.391 2,738 3,614 9,864 9,795
37 Transportation equipment........ 28,488 28,458 31,002 31,031 +0.1 -8.2 -0.1 32,509 29,122 29,332 32,537 90,963 78,048
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,246 8,720 10,928 12,961 -5.4 -20.2 -15.7 10,512 8,709 10,249 17,398 29,470 20,837
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 3,062 239 -146 275+1181.2 (n) -153.1 2,983 459 -24 435 3,418 1,511
38 Instruments and related products 4,353 4,606 4,930 5,010 -5.5 -6.6 -1.6 4,677 4,500 4,549 5,146 13,726 13,829
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 10,841 10,666 11,177 9,831 +1.6 -4.6 +13.7 11,637 10,644 9,570 8,652 31,851 30,017

Nondurable goods industries....... 88,577 91,014 92,940 93,682 -2.7 -2.1 -0.8 91,123 91,200 87,455 91,101 269,778 269,733
With unfilled orders............. 21,893 22,063 21,949 22,093 -0.8 +0.5 -0.7 22,522 22,192 20,863 21,539 65,577 62,166

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,618 13,549 13,943 13,151 +0.5 -2.8 +6.0 14,397 13,924 12,029 10,980 40,350 38,769
Consumer staples................ 35,897 35,916 36,132 35,676 -0.1 -0.6 +1.3 36,790 35,566 33,252 35,883 105,608 102.201
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 33,351 30,242 30,117 33,690 +10.3 +0.4 -10.6 37,038 30,854 28,685 39,793 96,577 93,617
Automotive equipment............ 18,120 20,512 21,482 18,939 -11.7 -4.5 +13.4 19,928 20,848 20,124 15,619 60,900 58,849
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,461 17,869 18,220 16,838 -2.3 -1.9 +8.2 18,054 17,122 15.244 15.335 50,420 46,767
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 75,718 80,745 81,505 82,919 -6.2 -0.9 -1.7 80,863 83,323 79,394 80,785 243,580 242,894

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods Industries........ 37,855 36,111 34,903 37,718 +4.8 +3.5 -7.5 42,522 36,983 32,834 44,942 112,339 105,347
Nondefense.................... 27,409 28,911 24,553 30,566 -5.2 +17.7 -19.7 30,096 28,598 23,016 32,606 81,710 81,059
Defense....................... 10,446 7,200 10,350 7,152 +45.1 -30.4 +44.7 12,426 8,385 9,818 12,336 30,629 24,288

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,835 6,639 7,139 6,328 +3.0 -7.0 +12.8 7,458 6,836 6,155 5,590 20,449 19,475

PPreliminary. rRevised. (n) When new orders for a prior month are negative because of cancellations, the percentage change calculation is
algebraically negative, even though there is a net dollar increase from the prior month to the current month. Using absolute values the percent increase
in new orders for shipbuilding and military tank vehicles in February was 266.0 percent.


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 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

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 Mar. P Feb.r Jan. 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 370,798 368,509 366,248 363,809 +0.6 +0.6 +0.7 378,052 372,391 367,707 361,360 363,772

Durable goods industries............ 359,962 357,597 355,621 353,036 +0.7 +0.6 +0.7 367,143 361.492 357,068 350,891 353,645
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,880 2,825 2,780 2,775 +1.9 +1.6 +0.2 2,927 2,850 2,710 2,633 2,603
33 Primary metals.................... 20,533 20,679 20,224 19,747 -0.7 +2.2 +2.4 21,987 21,742 20.558 19,130 20,350
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,622 9,516 9,173 9,191 +1.1 +3.7 -0.2 10,536 10,135 9.375 8,906 9,822
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 7,211 7,511 7,422 7.064 -4.0 +1.2 +5.1 7,636 7,842 7,467 6,746 7,374
34 Fabricated metal products......... 19,588 20,248 20,274 20,414 -3.3 -0.1 -0.7 19,860 20,123 19,900 19,957 21,597
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 58,940 59,582 58,268 59,407 -1.1 +2.3 -1.9 59,301 59,949 58,554 59,053 64,016
351 Engines and turbines............ 15,002 15,329 15,123 14,912 -2.1 +1.4 +1.4 14,963 15,283 15,016 15,027 14,685
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 5,965 6,120 6,275 6,400 -2.5 -2.5 -2.0 6,066 6,200 6.306 6,317 6,084
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 3,855 3,860 3,927 3,901 -0.1 -1.7 +0.7 3.793 3,829 3,888 3,878 3,987
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,192 4,226 4,238 4,325 -0.8 -0.3 -2.0 4,230 4.272 4,242 4,243 4,660
357 Office and computing machines... 19,106 19,200 17,861 19,042 -0.5 +7.5 -6.2 19,068 19,200 18,075 18.890 22,925
36 Electrical machinery.............. 83,558 82,729 82,844 82,339 +1.0 -0.1 +0.6 84,818 83,436 82,651 81,441 82,757
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 5,753 5,837 5,962 5,806 -1.4 -2.1 +2.7 5,816 5,872 5.887 5,741 6,369
303 Household appliances............ 329 352 401 412 -6.5 -12.2 -2.7 341 341 405 357 365
365 Radio and TV .................... 476 365 458 500 +30.4 -20.3 -8.4 391 406 387 438 474
366 Communlcation equipment......... 59,562 58,836 58,518 57,718 +1.2 +0.5 +1.4 60,769 59.520 58,768 57,533 55,683
367 Electronic components........... 15,989 15,904 16,096 16,464 +0.5 -1.2 -2.2 16,053 15,856 15,806 15,970 18,451
37 Transportation equipment.......... 160,549 157,100 156,604 154,122 +2.2 +0.3 +1.6 164,353 159,387 158,646 155,175 147,923
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 135,638 134.871 134,093 130,785 +0.6 +0.6 +2.5 138,798 136,301 135,435 131,532 120,805
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 18,502 16,130 16,606 17,424 +14.7 -2.9 -4.7 18,973 16,710 16,968 17,588 19,860
38 Instruments and related products.. 8,464 8,731 8,821 8,733 -3.1 -1.0 +1.0 8,528 8.714 8,770 8,604 8,452
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 5,450 5,703 5,806 5,499 -4.4 -1.8 +5.6 5.369 5.291 5,279 4,898 5,947

Nondurable goods industries......... 10,836 10,912 10,627 10,773 -0.7 +2.7 -1.4 10,909 10,899 10,639 10,469 10,127

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,684 4,679 4,681 4,202 +0.1 0.0 +11.4 4,537 4,299 4,123 3,618 4,684
Consumer staples.................. 849 756 710 751 +12.3 +6.5 -5.5 858 798 786 733 673
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 231,871 229,418 229,267 228,264 +1.1 +0.1 +0.4 236,547 232,564 231.510 228,260 226,903
Automotive equipment.............. 5,927 5,625 5,400 5,377 +5.4 +4.2 +0.4 6,081 5,912 5,740 5,554 6,589
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 12,152 12,658 12,468 12,418 -4.0 +1.5 +0.4 12.345 12,495 12,065 11.976 12,798
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 115,315 115,373 113,722 112,797 -0.1 +1.5 +0.8 117,684 116,323 113,483 111,219 112,125

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 282,315 279,263 277,595 275,320 +1.1 +0.6 +0.8 287,561 282,291 279.669 275,540 271,602
Nondefense...................... 134,510 134,830 132,781 133,823 -0.2 +1.5 -0.8 135,293 134,990 133,230 132,702 135.666
Defense......................... 147,805 144,433 144.814 141,497 +2.3 -0.3 +2.3 152,268 147,301 146,439 142,838 135.936

Household durable goods
industries....................... 4,072 4,087 4,168 3,749 -0.4 -1.9 +11.2 3,970 3,773 3,636 3,180 4,246

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 adjusted1

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 Mar.P Feb.r Jan. 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 279,372 279,236 280,357 281,884 0.0 -0.4 -0.5 280.160 280,374 279,029 277,885 286,913


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................... 195,958 195,294 196,097 196,894 +0.3

Durable goods industries............ 188.221 187,644 188,518 189,164 +0.3
With unfilled orders.............. 172,439 171,908 172,894 173,361 +0.3
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,610 5,546 5,618 5.666 +1.2
322 Glass containers................ 665 646 654 649 +2.9
33 Primary metals.................... 17,244 17,281 17,316 17,837 -0.2
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 7,572 7,615 7,504 7,830 -0.6
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,350 8,338 8,539 8,735 +0.1
34 Fabricated metal products......... 18,865 18,885 19,148 19,385 -0.1
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,233 2,116 2,261 2,252 +5.5
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 39,037 39,285 39,441 39,448 -0.6
351 Engines and turbines............ 1,968 1,877 1,844 1,808 +4.8
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,869 1,882 1,841 1,928 -0.7
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,088 6,235 6,272 6,384 -2.4
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 2,904 2,936 2,817 2,752 -1.1
356 General industrial machinery.... 3,368 3,366 3,483 3,334 +0.1
357 Office and computing machines... 11,944 12,034 12,092 12,123 -0.7
36 Electrical machinery.............. 33,460 33,452 33,617 33,496 0.0
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,236 4,204 4,289 4,222 +0.8
363 Household appliances............ 2,327 2,279 2,255 2,294 +2.1
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,398 1,365 1,330 1,318 +2.4
366 Communication equipment......... 14,598 14,680 14,718 14,778 -0.6
367 Electronic components........... 5,932 5,945 6,037 5,913 -0.2
37 Transportation equipment.......... 49,910 48,931 49,232 49,068 +2.0
371 Motor vehicles and parts........ 11,268 11,355 11,301 11,477 -0.8
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 35,374 34,443 34,747 34,494 +2.7
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,605 1,510 1,517 1,463 +6.3
38 Instruments and related products.. 9,518 9,535 9,613 9,594 -0.2
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................... 6,728 6,718 6,799 6,850 +0.1
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,176 2,203 2,217 2,150 -1.2
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 14,577 14,729 14,533 14,670 -1.0

Nondurable goods industries......... 91,151 91,592 91,839 92,720 -0.5
With unfilled orders.............. 23,519 23,386 23,203 23,533 +0.6
20 Food and kindred products......... 20,908 20,998 20,944 21,094 -0.4
201 Meat products................... 2,123 2,216 2,293 2,339 -4.2
208 Beverages........................ 3,390 3,405 3,385 3,382 -0.4
207 Fats and oils.................... 1,048 1,052 1,104 991 -0.4
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,614 12,627 12,479 12,623 -0.1
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,267 3,316 3,266 3,270 -1.5
22 Textile mill products............. 6.613 6,554 6,477 6,744 +0.9
26 Paper and allied products......... 9,799 9,725 9,806 9,728 +0.8
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,933 3,936 3,939 3,800 -0.1
265 Paperboard containers........... 2.352 2,348 2,378 2,363 +0.2
264 All other paper products........ 3,514 3,441 3,489 3,565 +2.1
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 21,587 21,434 21,549 21,419 +0.7
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,642 6,632 6,586 6,434 +0.2
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,940 6,837 6,856 6,852 +1.5
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 6,312 6,916 7,326 7,920 -8.7
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 6,462 6,478 6,382 6,313 -0.2
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 16,203 16,171 16,089 16,232 +0.2

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 22,135 21,936 21,973 22,060 +0.9
Consumer staples.................. 33,800 33,885 33,640 33,823 -0.3
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 83,466 83,634 84,141 83,871 -0.2
Automotive equipment.............. 13,558 13,631 13,558 13,795 -0.5
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 18,922 19,007 18,953 19,256 -0.4
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 107,491 107,143 108,092 109,079 +0.3

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 97,182 96,493 97,102 96,735 +0.7
Nondefenses...................... 70,138 70,239 70,340 70,465 -0.1
Defense.......................... 27,044 26,254 26,762 26,270 +3.0

Household durable goods
industries....................... 11,084 10,979 10,935 10,974 +1.0

See footnotes at end of table 2.


-0.4 -0.4 196,335 195,408 194,082 193,407

-0.5 -0.3 189,024 188,382 186.961 186,014
-0.6 -0.3 172,803 172,097 171,220 170,489
-1.3 -0.8 5,741 5,687 5,559 5.574
-1.2 +0.8 669 653 636 630
-0.2 -2.9 17,196 17,342 17,379 17,591
+1.5 -4.2 7,352 7,524 7,602 7,861

-2.4 -2.2 8,484 8,471 8,522 8,490
-1.4 -1.2 19,118 19,040 18,994 18,915
-6.4 +0.4 2,430 2,249 2,277 2,043
-0.4 0.0 38,979 39,329 39,132 38,890
+1.8 +2.0 1,957 1,903 1,853 1,807
+2.2 -4.5 1,910 1,953 1.845 1,870

-0.6 -1.8 6,125 6.235 6,222 6,282
+4.2 +2.4 2,872 2,921 2,792 2,708
-3.4 +4.5 3,375 3,386 3,500 3,311
-0.5 -0.3 11,753 11,902 11,850 11,953
-0.5 +0.4 33,510 33.285 33,088 32,876


-2.0 +1.6 4,198 4,173 4,208 4,162
+1.1 -1.7 2,408 2,302 2,223 2,172
+2.6 +0.9 1,342 1,312 1,262 1,278
-0.3 -0.4 14,697 14,647 14,577 14,558
-1.5 +2.1 5,926 5,927 5,940 5,919
-0.6 +0.3 50,310 49,373 48,850 48,396
+0.5 -1.5 11,376 11,581 11,463 11,365
-0.9 +0.7 35,632 34,554 34,145 33,844

-0.5 +3.7 1,608 1,525 1,507 1,448
-0.8 +0.2 9,493 9,459 9,480 9,376

-1.2 -0.7 6,728 6,678 6,724 6,720
-0.6 +3.1 2,152 2,179 2,157 2,064

+1.3 -0.9 14,677 14.,867 14,479 14,396

-0.3 -1.0 91,136 91,992 92,068 91.871
+0.8 -1.4 23,532 23,311 22,862 22,918
+0.3 -0.7 20,578 21,192 21,519 21,524
-3.4 -2.0 2,178 2,285 2,323 2,248
+0.6 +0.1 3,492 3,511 3,446 3,382
-4.7 +11.4 1,076 1,156 1,254 1,152
+1.2 -1.1 12,109 12,564 12,816 13,052
+1.5 -0.1 3,345 3,462 3,478 3,440
+1.2 -4.0 6,716 6,654 6,482 6.586
-0.8 +0.8 9,845 9,707 9,682 9,600
-0.1 +3.7 3,943 3,929 3,893 3,790
-1.3 +0.6 2,352 2,315 2,340 2,344
-1.4 -2.1 3,550 3,463 3,449 3,466
-0.5 +0.6 21,820 21,707 21,609 21,293

+0.7 +2.4 6.662 6,645 6,619 6,344
-0.3 +0.1 6,933 6,823 6,753 6,715
-5.6 -7.5 6,172 6,866 7,304 7,766
+1.5 +1.1 6,616 6,491 6,307 6,205

+0.5 -0.9 16,044 15,913 15,687 15,457


-0.2 -0.4 22,055 21,807 21,611 21,223
+0.7 -0.5 33,558 34,072 34,098 33.999

-0.6 +0.3 83,835 83,759 83,352 82,777
+0.5 -1.7 13,770 13,982 13,795 13,755

+0.3 -1.6 19,256 19,279 18,773 18,941

-0.9 -0.9 107,686 107,475 107,400 107,190


-0.6 +0.4 97,388 96,485 95,840 95,041
-0.1 -0.2 70,006 70,223 69,623 69,212
-1.9 +1.9 27,382 26,262 26,217 25,829


+0.4 -0.4 11,076 10,968 10,765 10,633


200,766

193,157
176,574
6,099
651
19.489
8,621

9,493
19,484
2,693
41,444
2,137
1.928

6,825
2,629
3,566
12,711
33,678


4,480
2,686
1,322
13,871
6,555
48,082
11.221
33,754

1,345
9,689

6,970
2,090

15,192

93,756
24,192
21,056
2,294
3,641
1,137
12,176
3,615
7,043
9,988
3,824
2,680
3,484
21,633

6,601
6,750
7,862
6,224

16.335


22,618
33,978

85,186
13,828

19,911

111,392


96,811
73,005
23,806


11,696











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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1986p 1986r 1986 1985 Mar.P Feb.r Jan. 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 1985

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


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


-0.5 -1.4 87,085 87,863 88,344 89,245

-0.8 -2.3 51,357 52,006 52,324 53,418
-0.5 0.0 1,729 1,747 1,752 1,767
-0.5 -2.6 4,699 4,951 5,078 5,264
-1.0 -1.8 7,190 7,212 7.286 7.350
-0.6 -1.8 10,320 10,800 10.843 10,972
+0.6 -3.0 7,833 7,748 7,721 7,902
-2.1 -4.1 11,583 11,419 11,446 11,929
+0.4 0.0 2,655 2,625 2,643 2,628


-0.7 -0.2 5.348 5,504


All manufacturing industries.. 86,831 87,405 87,817 89.030 -0.7

Durable goods industries............ 51,544 51,921 52,317 53,527 -0.7
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,727 1,746 1,754 1,754 -1.1
Primary metals.................... 4,795 4,950 4,977 5.109 -3.1
Fabricated metal products......... 7,118 7,192 7.266 7,401 -1.0
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,372 10,785 10,845 11,040 -3.8
Electrical Machinery.............. 7,905 7,789 7,740 7,977 +1.5
Transportation equipment.......... 11,511 11,313 11,561 12,059 +1.8
Instruments and related products.. 2,661 2,656 2,646 2,646 +0.2

All other durable goods........... 5,455 5,490 5,528 5,541 -0.6

Nondurable goods industries ..... 35,287 35,484 35,500 35,503 -0.6
Food and kindred products......... 7,351 7,324 7,428 7,416 +0.4
Tobacco products.................. 2,760 2.740 2,737 2,754 +0.7
Textile mill products............. 2,093 2,073 2,048 2,077 +1.0
Paper and allied products......... 4,915 4,882 4,819 4,681 +0.7
Chemicals and allied products ..... 7,836 7,926 7,947 7,957 -1.1
Petroleum and coal products........ 1,855 2,088 2,073 2,198 -11.2
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,355 2,301 2,260 2,246 +2.3

All other nondurable goods........ 6,122 6.150 6,188 6,174 -0.5

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 105,149 104,310 104,627 104,480 +0.8

Durable goods industries............ 91,277 90,125 90,477 89,912 +1.3
Stone, clay, and glass products... 773 751 784 790 +2.9
Primary metals.................... 7,285 7,043 7,002 7,326 +3.4
Fabricated metal products......... 6,820 6,842 6,929 7,100 -0.3
Machinery, except electrical...... 16.144 16,109 16,288 16,004 +0.2
Electrical Machinery.............. 19,485 19,568 19,729 19,361 -0.4
Transportation equipment.......... 33,349 32,452 32,445 31,939 +2.8
Instruments and related products.. 4,060 3,949 4,045 4,090 +2.8

All other durable goods........ 3,361 3,411 3,255 3,302 -1.5

Nondurable goods industries......... 13,872 14,185 14,150 14,568 -2.2
Food and kindred products......... 1,638 1,632 1,638 1,568 +0.4
Tobacco products.................. 223 261 219 265 -14.6
Textile mill products............. 1,910 1,896 1,827 1,996 +0.7
Paper and allied products......... 1,128 1,117 1,144 1,183 +1.0
Chemicals and allied products ..... 3,383 3,369 3,538 3,536 +0.4
Petroleum and coal products ....... 908 1,140 1,085 1,413 -20.4
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,229 1,263 1,236 1,173 -2.7

All other nondurable goods .... 3,453 3,507 3,463 3,434 -1.5

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing Industries.. 87,392 87.521 87,913 88,374 -0.1

Durable goods industries............ 45,400 45,598 45,724 45,725 -0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,110 3.049 3,080 3,122 +2.0
Primary metals.................... 5,164 5,288 5,337 5,402 -2.3
Fabricated metal products......... 4,927 4,851 4.953 4,884 +1.6
Machinery, except electrical...... 12,521 12,391 12,308 12,404 +1.0
Electrical Machinery.............. 6.070 6,095 6,148 6,158 -0.4
Transportation equipment.......... 5,050 5,166 5,226 5.070 -2.2
Instruments and related products.. 2,797 2.930 2,922 2.858 -4.5

All other durable goods........... 5,761 5,828 5.750 5,827 -1.1

Nondurable goods industries......... 41,992 41,923 42,189 42,649 +0.2
Food and kindred products......... 11,919 12,042 11,878 12,110 -1.0
Tobacco products.................. 284 315 310 251 -9.8
Textile mill products............. 2.610 2,585 2,602 2,671 +1.0
Paper and allied products......... 3,756 3,726 1,843 3,864 +0.8
Chemicals and allied products ..... 10.368 10.139 10.064 9,926 +2.3
Petroleum and coal products....... 3,549 3,688 4,168 4,309 -3.8
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,878 2,914 2,886 2,894 -1.2

All other nondurable goods........ 6,628 6,514 6,438 6.624 +1.8


+1.4 -1.3 5,958 5,934 5,66


..51. 5,99v


-1.1 41.588 42., 17 42.096 41.926
-1.9 11,367 11.926 12.050 12.249
+23.5 303 316 106 225
-2.6 2.644 2.630 2,579 2,558
-O.S 3,805 3,749 1,780 31,74
+1.4 10.504 10,369 10.129 9,927
-13.1 ,415 3.730 4,199 4.121
-0.1 31,052 2,985 2.826 2,75I


-2.8 6,498 6,312 f.217 S,171


'Preliminary. rRevised.


92,091

55,236
1,837
5,622
7,407
11,814
8,797
11,392
2,753


5,555 5,606 5,614


0.0 0.0 35,728 35,857 36,020 35,827
-1.4 +0.2 7,547 7,583 7,780 7.656
+0.1 -0.6 2,834 2,888 2,976 2,969
+1.2 -1.4 2,144 2,091 2,057 2,050
+1.3 .2.9 4,924 4,854 4,784 4,730
-0.3 -0.1 7.923 7,963 8,007 7,935
+0.7 -5.7 1,854 2,044 2,062 2,107
+1.8 +0.6 2,345 2,271 2,255 2,322

-0.6 +0.2 6,157 6,163 6,099 6,058



-0.3 +0.1 105,557 104,576 103,641 102,202

-0.4 +0.6 91,737 90,458 89,679 88,084
-4.2 -0.8 811 791 776 762
+0.6 -4.4 7,220 7,065 7,087 7,077
-1.3 -2.4 6,937 6,867 6.767 6,753
-1.1 +1.8 16,126 16,133 16.204 15,777
-0.8 +1.9 19,541 19.505 19,425 19.003
0.0 +1.6 33,656 32.724 32,188 31,467
-2.4 -1.1 4,075 3,944 3,974 3.989

+4.8 -1.4 3.371 3,429 3.258 3,256

+0.2 -2.9 13,820 14,118 13,962 14.118
-0.4 +4.5 1,664 1,683 1,689 1,619
+19.2 -17.4 208 258 196 246
+3.8 -8.5 1,928 1,933 1,846 1,978
-2.4 -3.3 1,116 1,104 1,118 1,130
-4.8 +0.1 3,393 3,375 3.471 1.431
+5.1 -23.2 903 1,092 1,043 1,138
+2.2 +5.4 1,219 1,235 1,226 1,148

+1.3 +0.8 3.389 3,438 3.371 3.228



-0.4 -0.5 87,518 87,9135 97,044 86,438

-0.3 0.0 45,930 45,918 44,958 44,512
-1.0 -1.3 3,201 3,149 3.031 3.045
-0.9 -1.2 5,277 5.326 5,214 5.250
-2.1 +1.4 4,991 4,961 4.941 4..,812
+0.7 -0.8 12.533 12.396 12.085 12,141
-0.9 -0.2 6,136 6,032 5,942 5,971
-1.1 03.1 5,071 5,230 5,216 5.000
+0.3 +2.2 2,763 2,890 2.863 2.759


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,
19


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


36,855
7,775
3,126
2.201
4,883
8,185
1,969
2.018

6,698



104,601

90,133
835
8,009
6,999
16,725
18,255
31,520
4,171

3,619

14,468
1,714
174
1,991
1,165
3.,517
1,284
1,174

3,449



90.221

47.788
3.427
5,858
5.078
12.905

5,170
2.765


42,..33
II .58'
115
2,951
1,9..
9,9 II

1, 17










Table b. 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 Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1985 1986P 1986 1986 1985


All manufacturing industries. ............ 1.46 1.42 1.41 1.42 3.48 3.42 3.43 3.33

Durable goods industries....................... 1.82 1.77 1.78 1.79 4.25 4.16 4.19 4.04
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1.18 1.13 1.08 1.19 0.66 0.63 0.58 0.63
33 Primary metals............................. 1.75 1.70 1.71 1.74 2.09 2.04 2.00 1.92
34 Fabricated metal products................. 1.36 1.32 1.32 1.36 1.50 1.51 1.50 1.54
35 Machinery, except electrical........... 2.20 2.28 2.32 2.24 3.49 3.61 3.62 3.54
36 Electrical machinery............... .... 2.06 2.11 2.27 2.05 5.15 5.23 5.58 5.04
37 Transportation equipment.................... 1.99 1.75 1.73 1.76 11.56 10.38 10.52 9.58
38 Instruments and related products........ ... 2.06 2.03 1.99 1.95 1.83 1.86 1.82 1.78

Nondurable goods industries ................... 1.03 1.01 0.99 0.99 0.49 0.50 0.48 0.50
20 Food and kindred products ................... 0.85 0.84 0.81 0.85 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................ 1.48 1.84 3.00 1.54 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products......... .... 1.47 1.47 1.42 1.50 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products. ................. 1.16 1.13 1.13 1.16 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 1.26 1.18 1.17 1.19 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 0.49 0.50 0.47 0.47 (X) ) ( (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products ............... 1.b7 1.62 1.58 1.57 (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 Aull Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar.
ago Mars. 1985 ago Mars. 1985- ago Mars. 1985- ago Mars. 1985-
SIC Mar. 1981- Feb. Mar. 1981 Feb. ar. 1981 Feb. Mar. 1981- Feb.
Code 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986



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

Durable goods industries........... 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 0.9 0.6 1.0 1.4 0.6 1.1 1.0 1.4 0.9 0.1 0.5 0.2
33 Primary metals.... .............. 0.4 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.3 1.2 0.3 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ........ 0.1 0.9 0.5 0.3 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.6
35 Machinery, except electrical..... 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery ............. 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.0 1.5 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ......... 0.2 1.1 0.4 0.5 2.2 0.9 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2
38 Instruments and related products. 1.0 1.1 1.0 2.1 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4

Nondurable goods industries........ 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.2
20 Food and kindred products ........ 0.3 0.5 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.6 0.5 0.3
21 Tobacco products.............. 0.0 1.3 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.5 0.1
22 Textile mill products ............ 0.1 1.0 1.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.6 0.9
26 Paper and allied products........ 0.2 0.4 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.0 0.2 0.2
28 Chemicals and allied product..... 1.4 1.0 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.4 0.4
29 Petroleum and coal products ...... 0.5 0.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.8 0.7
30 Rubber and plastics products..... 1.9 1.7 1.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.5 0.7

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense........... ............ 1.0 0.9 0.6 0.4 2.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Defense.... ................... 1.5 1.5 1.0 10.3 3.3 3.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.4

(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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