Current industrial reports

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Current industrial reports
Portion of title:
Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders
Physical Description:
v. : ; 28-29 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of the Census. -- Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Branch
United States -- Bureau of the Census
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, the Bureau of the Census :
For sale by the Subscriber Services Section (Publications), Bureau of the Census
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
Creation Date:
March 1968
Publication Date:
Frequency:
monthly, with annual summary[1976-]
monthly[ former 1963-1975]
monthly
normalized irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Manufacturing industries -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Inventories -- Statistics -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
statistics   ( marcgt )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
Additional Physical Form:
Some monthly issues also available via Internet from the Census Bureau website as: Highlights from the preliminary report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders. Address as of 12/17/03: http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/m3/prel/priorrel.htm; current access available via PURL.
Additional Physical Form:
Some annual summaries also available via Internet from the Census Bureau website. Address as of 12/8/2005: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/m3-1.html; current access available via PURL.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Oct. 1963-
Numbering Peculiarities:
Some annual summaries issued in revised editions.
Numbering Peculiarities:
Each annual summary cumulates previous issues for a period of prior years, i.e., annual summaries for <1976>-197 cumulate from 1958.
Issuing Body:
Prepared by: Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Manufactures' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Branch, 1963-1964; issued by: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census, <2000->
General Note:
Title from cover.
General Note:
Some issues not distributed to depository libraries in a tangible format.
General Note:
Paper copy no longer sold by Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: July 2002.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 001320832
notis - AGH1708
oclc - 02548418
lccn - 74614399
issn - 0364-1880
Classification:
lcc - HD9724 .U52a
ddc - 380.1/0973
System ID:
AA00008477:00121

Related Items

Preceded by:
Industry survey
Preceded by:
Manufacturers' shipments, inventories, and orders

Full Text


00B CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


manufacturers' Shipments,
EC 9 1987 Inventories, and Orders


SSeptember 1987
M3-1(87)-9
For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Monday, November 2, 1987

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in September
increased $2.3 billion or 1.1 percent to $205.7 billion.
New orders have been increasing since January except for the
1.3 percent decline in August. Most of.the September orders
increase was in durable goods, up $1.9 billion or 1.8
percent to $108.6 billion. Nondurables were up $0.4 billion
or 0.4 percent to $97.1 billion. -
Shipments of manufactured goods increased $4.1 billion or
2.1 percent to $204.8 billion. Most of the shipments
increase was also in the durable goods sector, up $3.6
billion or 3.5 percent to $107.7 billion. Nondurables
increased $0.5 billion or 0.5 percent to $97.0 billion.
Unfilled orders for manufactured goods increased $0.9
billion or 0.2 percent to $395.6 billion, continuing the
upward trend which began in March.
Current cost inventories increased $1.1 billion or 0.3
percent in September to $326.5 billion, the fifth increase
in the last six months. The inventory to shipments ratio in
September was 1.59 down from 1.62 in August.
NEW ORDERS. The increase in durable goods new orders of 1.8
percent was concentrated in the primary metals and machinery
industries. Primary metals were up $1.0 billion or 10.1
percent to $10.4 billion. This is the first time primary
metals orders reached the $10.0 billion level since early
1984. Orders for electrical machinery were up $0.4 billion
or 2.1 percent to $19.6 billion and for nonelectrical $0.4
billion or 2.0 percent to $18.8 billion. Nondefense
communication equipment accounted for most of the electrical
increase while the nonelectrical increase was more
widespread. The largest decline in orders was in
transportation equipment, down $0.5 billion or 1.7 percent
to $26.6 billion.
The nondurable orders increase of 0.4 percent resulted from
a mixed pattern of changes; the largest increases were in
tobacco, paper, and chemical products, and the largest
declines in printing and publishing and petroleum products.


SHIPMENTS. Increases in shipments of durable goods in
September were widespread. The largest was in
transportation equipment, up $2.2 billion or 8.9 percent to
$27.5 billion; motor vehicles and parts were up 5.3 percent
and aircraft and parts 17.1 percent. Primary metals
shipments were up $0.4 billion or 4.8 percent and
nonelectrical machinery $0.4 billion or 2.1 percent.

The largest increases in shipments of nondurable goods were
in tobacco, paper and chemical products; the largest
declines were in printing and publishing and petroleum
products.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The increase in unfilled orders of 0.2
percent resulted from increases in primary metals and the
machinery industries more than offsetting a large decline in
transportation equipment; shipbuilding and tanks were down
$0.7 billion or 3.9 percent. Excluding the decline in
transportation equipment, unfilled orders increased 0.8
percent.

INVENTORIES. Durable goods inventories in September
increased $0.7 billion or 0.3 percent to $211.6 billion,
with most categories except nonelectrical machinery
increasing. Nondurable goods inventories increased $0.3
billion or 0.3 percent to $114.8 billion. Food products
were up $0.5 billion or 2.2 percent while petroleum product
inventories declined $0.3 billion or 2.3 percent to $10.8
billion.
By stage of fabrication, inventories of materials and
supplies were up 0.8 percent, work in process up 0.8
percent, and finished goods down 0.7 percent. This pattern
held for both the durable and nondurable goods sectors.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for October is scheduled for November 25, 1987, at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on December 3, 1987 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 or (301) 763-2512.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is also
available on the date of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATAT. The online version of the report can
be read from a terminal screen, printed on- or off-line, or copied to a computer file for future use. CENDATA is available from Dialog
Information Services, Inc. (800/334-2564). Further information about accessing CENDATA can be obtained from Dialog. The CENDATA
Staff at the Bureau of the Census (301/763-2074) can provide content information and general guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA,
DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.










Table 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS 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 Sep. Aug. July Sept. Aug.- July- Sep.- Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Sep.P Aug.r 87/86 1987P 1 19r 1987 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 204,765 200,638 199,395 190,384 +2.1 +0.6 +7.6 215,909 197,896 185,228 200,931 1,785,552 1,698,558


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 112,992 109,618 109,027 104,961 +3.1 +0.5 +7.7 119,191 107,696 100,065 110,770

Durable goods industries.......... 107,746 104,135 103,032 100,655 +3.5 +1.1 +7.0 113,170 100,585 93,412 105,774
With unfilled orders............ 88,157 84,833 83,920 81,862 +3.9 +1.1 +7.7 92,922 82,513 76,683 86,343
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,044 4,872 4,934 4,725 +3.5 -1.3 +6.8 5,518 5,092 4,909 5,165
33 Primary metals.................. 9,723 9,282 9,336 8,510 +4.8 -0.6 +14.3 9,674 9,239 8,684 8,470
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,340 4,118 4,077 3,447 +5.4 +1.0 +25.9 4,275 4,052 3,789 3,391
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 811 809 767 820 +0.2 +5.5 -1.1 795 831 689 806
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,572 4,355 4,492 4,243 +5.0 -3.0 +7.8 4,604 4,356 4,206 4,273
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,061 10,959 11,013 11,480 +0.9 -0.5 -3.6 11,581 11,047 10,392 12,003
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 18,482 18,100 18,095 16,817 +2.1 0.0 +9.9 19,565 16,626 16,400 17,819
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,380 1,332 1,251 1,269 +3.6 +6.5 +8.7 1,398 1,212 1,119 1,286
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,356 2,305 2,219 1,953 +2.2 +3.9 +20.6 2,387 2,086 2,314 1,987
354 Metalworking machinery........ 786 699 712 751 +12.4 -1.8 +4.7 879 610 613 839
357 Office and computing machines. 4,925 4,875 4,892 4,703 +1.0 -0.3 +4.7 5,733 4,409 4,120 5,474
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,217 19,133 18,801 17,659 +0.4 +1.8 +8.8 20,776 18,724 16,686 19,094
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,242 2,221 2,299 2,080 +0.9 -3.4 +7.8 2,480 2,159 2,007 2,307
363 Household appliances.......... 1,504 1,560 1,546 1,508 -3.6 +0.9 -0.3 1,663 1,613 1,525 1,666
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,188 1,102 883 1,173 +7.8 +24.8 +1.3 1,409 1,071 785 1,387
366 Communication equipment....... 6,424 6,332 6,253 6,077 +1.5 +1.3 +5.7 6,769 6,101 5,362 6,380
367 Electronic components......... 4,285 4,343 4,393 3,666 -1.3 -1.1 +16.9 4,516 4,349 3,971 3,876
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,574 3,575 3,427 3,155 0.0 +4.3 +13.3 3,939 3,431 3,036 3,478
37 Transportation equipment........ 27,531 25,288 24,108 26,072 +8.9 +4.9 +5.6 28,227 22,921 20,674 26,745
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,673 15,828 14,481 16,502 +5.3 +9.3 +1.0 17,082 13,737 11,408 16,904
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,001 7,687 8,005 7,961 +17.1 -4.0 +13.1 9,285 7,415 7,673 8,230
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 831 820 736 825 +1.3 +11.4 +0.7 831 820 736 825
38 Instruments and related products 5,375 5,250 5,354 5,036 +2.4 -1.9 +6.7 5,687 5,150 4,976 5,343
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,592 3,528 3,606 3,335 +1.8 -2.2 +7.7 3,750 3,504 3,308 3,497
386 Photographic goods ............ 1,616 1,559 1,585 1,532 +3.7 -1.6 +5.5 1,761 1,483 1,508 1,667
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,313 11,251 11,391 10,356 +0.6 -1.2 +9.2 12,142 11,786 10,691 11,135

Nondurable goods Industries....... 97,019 96,503 96,363 89,729 +0.5 +0.1 +8.1 102,739 97,311 91,816 95,157
With unfilled orders............ 24,835 24,785 25,107 23,099 +0.2 -1.3 +7.5 26,269 25,183 23,382 24,427
20 Food and kindred products....... 27,928 27,943 28,382 26,768 -0.1 -1.5 +4.3 29,795 27,752 27,305 28,600
202 Dairy products................ 4,052 3,997 3,928 3,513 +1.4 +1.8 +15.3 4,117 4,006 3,965 3,572
208 Beverages..................... 3,607 3,595 3,649 3,593 +0.3 -1.5 +0.4 3,715 3,869 3,932 3,696
203-6,9 All other foods............... 12,173 12,712 12,771 12,213 -4.2 -0.5 -0.3 13,682 12,020 11,540 13,712
21 Tobacco products................ 1,954 1,486 1,144 1,637 +31.5 +29.9 +19.4 1,954 1,486 1,144 1,637
22 Textile mill products........... 4,832 4,816 4,862 4,640 +0.3 -0.9 +4.1 5,274 5,012 4,171 5,058
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,991 2,984 2,990 2,848 +0.2 -0.2 +5.0 3,266 3,012 2,443 3,106
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,243 9,950 10,275 9,053 +2.9 -3.2 +13.1 10,487 10,094 9,772 9,263
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,410 4,314 4,543 3,911 +2.2 -5.0 +12.8 4,445 4,371 4,244 3,942
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,243 2,142 2,221 1,897 +4.7 -3.6 +18.2 2,317 2,193 2,117 1,957
264 All other paper products...... 3,590 3,494 3,511 3,245 +2.7 -0.5 +10.6 3,725 3,530 3,411 3,364
28 Chemicals and allied products... 18,196 18,048 18,008 16,580 +0.8 +0.2 +9.7 19,268 17,769 16,577 17,594
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments ..................... 5,328 5,262 5,367 4,733 +1.3 -2.0 +12.6 5,387 5,116 5,095 4,787
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,227 6,086 6,054 5,939 +2.3 +0.5 +4.8 7,304 6,156 5,448 6,964
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,412 4,485 4,387 3,797 -1.6 +2.2 +16.2 4,531 4,460 4,103 3,908
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 11,404 11,717 11,470 9,834 -2.7 +2.2 +16.0 11,597 11,862 11,598 10,052
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,468 6,392 6,142 6,052 +1.2 +4.1 +6.9 6,863 6,330 5,825 6,410
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 15,994 16,151 16,080 15,165 -1.0 +0.4 +5.5 17,501 17,006 15,424 16,543

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,805 13,683 13,518 13,058 +0.9 +1.2 +5.7 15,677 14,874 12,580 14,803
Consumer staples................ 15,677 14,874 12,580 14,803 +5.4 +18.2 +5.9 43,162 39,552 37,781 41,431
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 33,262 32,349 32,516 30,566 +2.8 -0.5 +8.8 35,184 30,872 29,517 32,376
Automotive equipment............ 18,715 17,806 16,493 18,361 +5.1 +8.0 +1.9 19,214 15,766 13,408 18,849
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,078 15,732 16,117 15,102 +2.2 -2.4 +6.5 17,352 16,453 16,084 16,329
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 17,352 16,453 16,084 16,329 +5.5 +2.3 +6.3 85,320 80,379 75,858 77,143

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 39,052 37,289 37,012 35,453 +4.7 +0.7 +10.2 41,418 35,414 33,785 37,627
Nondefense.................... 29,517 28,494 28,106 26,562 +3.6 +1.4 +11.1 31,636 26,867 25,460 28,488
Defense....................... 9,535 8,795 8,906 8,891 +8.4 -1.2 +7.2 9,782 9,547 8,325 9,139


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,410 6,376 6,164 6,303 +0.5 +3.4 +1.7 7,360 6,610 5,441 7,227


970,729 925,405


934,587
752,356
45,540
80,557
34,675
7,199

38,683
101,437
155.656
10,911

19,198
6,552
40,123
164,276


19,944
14,157
9,376
53,850
36,784
30,165
240,154
150,647
73,821

7,172
46,702


895,479
726,266
42,918
78,005
33,126
7,760

37,119
102,944
153,395
10,816

20,415
6,526
39,959
150,560


18,978
12,799
9,225
50,588
33,014
25,956
232,014
146,483
70,363

7,832
44,996


31,226 30,300
14,000 13,058

100,265 90,647


850,965
218,373
247,838
35,560
32,932
110,445
13,285
42,298

25,774
88,333
37,906
19,133
31,294
160,837

46,921
54,341
38,493
97,031
58,674


803,079
199,139
233,251
31,475
33,430
105,406
13,196
40,691

25,172
77,167
32,313
16,856
27,998
150,218

42,637
51,653
34,756
100,600
54,184


142,669 133,772


121,913 114,729
352,165 331,343

281,448 273,483
168,987 163,574

145,159 135,667

715,880 679,762


325,779 312,446
245,437 235,995
80,342 76,451


56,584 53,130


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Sep. Aug. July Sep. Aug.- July- Sep.- Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Sep.P Aug.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 205,702 203,391 206,065 193,043 +1.1 -1.3 +6.6 215,428 198,583 191,040 202,301 1,806,343 1,698,884

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 113,929 112,371 115,697 107,620 +1.4 -2.9 +5.9 118,710 108,383 105,877 112,140 991,520 925,731

Durable goods industries.......... 108,626 106,678 109,213 102,947 +1.8 -2.3 +5.5 112,723 101,163 98,600 106,841 952,469 895,228
With unfilled orders............ 89,037 87,376 90,101 84,154 +1.9 -3.0 +5.8 92,475 83,091 81,871 87,410 770,238 726,015
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,087 4,978 4,979 4,745 +2.2 0.0 +7.2 5,498 5,167 4,940 5,129 45,710 42,961
33 Primary metals.................. 10,415 9,461 9,718 8,822 +10.1 -2.6 +18.1 9,772 9,428 8,846 8,356 83,629 77,494
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,714 4,159 4,380 3,941 +13.3 -5.0 +19.6 4,119 4,220 3,978 3,525 36,565 33,183
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 916 827 796 804 +10.8 +3.9 +13.9 902 808 736 788 7,353 7,993
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,785 4,475 4,542 4,077 +6.9 -1.5 +17.4 4,751 4,400 4,132 4,043 39,711 36,318
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,235 11,014 11,261 11,353 +2.0 -2.2 -1.0 11,591 11,127 10,649 11,729 102,069 102,021
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 18,776 18,412 18,864 16,664 +2.0 -2.4 +12.7 19,416 17,076 16,911 17,252 158,491 149,586
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,510 1,368 1,364 1,462 +10.4 +0.3 +3.3 1,558 1,407 1,322 1,498 11,436 10,479
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,375 2,329 2,418 1,803 +2.0 -3.7 +31.7 2,418 2,047 2,548 1,851 19,373 19,032
354 Metalworking machinery........ 866 697 698 737 +24.2 -0.1 +17.5 942 659 719 782 6,718 6,374
357 Office and computing machines. 4,858 4,857 5,183 4,480 0.0 -6.3 +8.4 5,239 4,338 4,057 4,924 40,508 38,613
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,643 19,234 19,421 17,661 +2.1 -1.0 +11.2 21,478 18,248 17,162 19,331 165,501 153,420
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,394 2,348 2,296 2,135 +2.0 +2.3 +12.1 2,621 2,284 2,016 2,353 20,227 18,711
363 Household appliances.......... 1,497 1,575 1,562 1,546 -5.0 +0.8 -3.2 1,650 1,620 1,550 1,693 14,120 12,847
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,231 1,223 903 1,248 +0.7 +35.4 -1.4 1,452 1,192 805 1,462 9,468 9,294
366 Communication equipment....... 6,409 5,824 6,644 6,156 +10.0 -12.3 +4.1 7,361 5,380 5,293 7,035 53,378 54,279
367 Electronic components......... 4,526 4,662 4,604 3,435 -2.9 +1.3 +31.8 4,432 4,309 4,448 3,316 38,036 32,043
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,586 3,602 3,412 3,141 -0.4 +5.6 +14.2 3,962 3,463 3,050 3,472 30,272 26,246
37 Transportation equipment........ 26,616 27,087 27,970 28,130 -1.7 -3.2 -5.4 27,079 23,189 23,952 28,504 247,614 233,181
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,831 9,404 12,132 10,232 -6.1 -22.5 -13.7 8,680 8,187 11,028 9,988 79,812 71,564
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 84 962 482 626 -91.3 +99.6 -86.6 349 393 579 910 8,212 8,307
38 Instruments and related products 5,503 5,227 5,584 5,258 +5.3 -6.4 +4.7 5,819 5,138 5,222 5,559 47,641 45,019
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,631 3,575 3,754 3,562 +1.6 -4.8 +1.9 3,789 3,551 3,456 3,724 31,765 30,273
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,351 11,265 11,416 10,314 +0.8 -1.3 +10.1 12,070 11,790 10,918 10,981 101,814 91,546

Nondurable goods industries....... 97,076 96,713 96,852 90,096 +0.4 -0.1 +7.7 102,705 97,420 92,440 95,460 853,874 803,656
With unfilled orders............ 24,892 24,995 25,596 23,466 -0.4 -2.3 +6.1 26,235 25,292 24,006 24,730 221,282 199,716

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel .......... 13,809 13,734 13,668 13,059 +0.5 +0.5 +5.7 15,569 14,928 12,893 14,692 123,453 115,713
Consumer staples ................ 40,031 39,739 39,595 38,363 +0.7 +0.4 +4.3 43,152 39,555 37,817 41,399 352,060 331,312
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 33,154 33,873 36,019 31,404 -2.1 -6.0 +5.6 34,991 30,636 31,630 33,086 289,207 273,288
Automotive equipment............ 18,761 17,763 16,410 18,383 +5.6 +8.2 +2.1 19,197 15,706 13,416 18,801 169,257 163,133
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 15,997 15,828 16,209 15,019 +1.1 -2.4 +6.5 17,163 16,541 16,158 16,162 145,193 135,594
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 83,950 82,454 84,164 76,815 +1.8 -2.0 +9.3 85,356 81,217 79,126 78,161 727,173 679,844

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 38,708 39,061 41,905 37,459 -0.9 -6.8 +3.3 41,053 35,622 37,340 39,567 336,187 313,702
Nondefense.................... 29,461 29,540 31,982 27,155 -0.3 -7.6 +8.5 31,122 28,076 29,133 28,668 258,473 233,601
Defense....................... 9,247 9,521 9,923 10,304 -2.9 -4.1 -10.3 9,931 7,546 8,207 10,899 77,714 80,101

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,417 6,398 6,225 6,296 +0.3 +2.8 +1.9 7,281 6,648 5,641 7,130 57,620 53,993

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
are 2as of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; communication equipment; air-
craft and aircraft parts; and shipbuilding, converting and repairing.
Defense capital goods include ordnance, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments to Federal Government Agencies.








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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Sep. Aug.Aug.- July- Sep.- Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Sep.P Aug.r 87/86 1987P 1987' 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 395,577 394,640 391,887 374,463 +0.2 +0.7 +5.6 391,201 391,682 390,995 370,253

Durable goods industries...................... 381,819 380,939 378,396 363,653 +0.2 +0.7 +5.0 377,418 377,865 377,287 359,423
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,655 2,612 2,506 2,646 +1.6 +4.2 +0.3 2,600 2,620 2,545 2,591
33 Primary metals.............................. 20,899 20,207 20,028 16,629 +3.4 +0.9 +25.7 19,799 19,701 19,512 15,794
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 11,662 11,288 11,247 8,864 +3.3 +0.4 +31.6 10,741 10,897 10,729 8.178
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,856 2,751 2,733 2,617 +3.8 +0.7 +9.1 2,830 2,723 2,746 2,595
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 6,381 6,168 6,048 5,148 +3.5 +2.0 +24.0 6,228 6,081 6,037 5,021
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,293 19,119 19,064 18,731 +0.9 +0.3 +3.0 19,329 19,319 19,239 18,779
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 57,560 57,266 56,954 57,110 +0.5 +0.5 +0.8 57,393 57,542 57,092 56,952
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,923 14,793 14,757 15,953 +0.9 +0.2 -6.5 15,030 14,870 14,675 16,054
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,565 4,546 4,522 4,334 +0.4 +0.5 +5.3 4,510 4,479 4,518 4,280
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,091 3,011 3,013 3,306 +2.7 -0.1 -6.5 3,221 3,158 3,109 3,436
357 Office and computing machines............. 19,191 19,258 19,276 19,351 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 19,018 19,512 19,583 19,195
36 Electrical machinery........................ 93,948 93,522 93,421 93,416 +0.5 +0.1 +0.6 93,795 93,093 93,569 93,243
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,611 5,459 5,332 5,502 +2.8 +2.4 +2.0 5,611 5,470 5,345 5,501
363 Household appliances...................... 218 225 210 379 -3.1 +7.1 -42.5 226 239 232 392
365 Radio and TV.............................. 455 412 291 504 +10.4 +41.6 -9.7 455 412 291 504
366 Communication equipment................... 68,866 68,881 63.389 69,553 0.0 -0.7 -1.0 68,814 68,222 68,943 69,480
367 Electronic components..................... 17,036 16,795 16,476 15,655 +1.4 +1.9 +8.8 16,883 16,967 17,007 15,500
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,762 1,750 1,723 1,823 +0.7 +1.6 -3.3 1,806 1,783 1,751 1,866
37 Transportation equipment.................... 172,474 173,389 171,590 161,654 -0.5 +1.0 +6.7 169,249 170,397 170,129 158,396
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 147,564 147,734 146,017 137,238 -0.1 +1.2 +7.5 144,717 145,322 144,550 134,372
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 18,604 19,351 19,209 18,674 -3.9 +0.7 -0.4 18,386 18,868 19,295 18,434
38 Instruments and related products............ 9,070 8,942 8,965 8,467 +1.4 -0.3 +7.1 9,114 8,982 8,994 8,495
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 7,943 7,904 7,857 7,559 +0.5 +0.6 +5.1 7,943 7,904 7,857 7,559
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 5,920 5,882 5,868 5,000 +0.6 +0.2 +18.4 6,139 6,211 6,207 5,173

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,758 13,701 13,491 10,810 +0.4 +1.6 +27.3 13,783 13,817 13,708 10,830

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,772 4,768 4,717 4,176 +0.1 +1.1 +14.3 4,872 4,980 4,926 4,247
Consumer staples............................ 662 675 690 730 -1.9 -2.2 -9.3 658 668 665 730
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 248,941 249,049 247,525 239,756 0.0 +0.6 +3.8 245,746 245,939 246,175 236,477
Automotive equipment........................ 5,934 5,888 5,931 5,442 +0.8 -0.7 +9.0 5,774 5,791 5,851 5,290
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,065 10,146 10,050 10,326 -0.8 +1.0 -2.5 10,122 10,311 10,223 10,388
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 125,203 124,114 122,974 114,033 +0.9 +0.9 +9.8 124,029 123,993 123,155 113,121

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 302,945 303.289 301,517 292,348 -0.1 +0.6 +3.6 299,722 300,087 299,879 289,069
Nondefense................................ 140,162 140,218 139,172 126,430 0.0 +0.8 +10.9 140,056 140,570 139,361 126,330
Defense................................... 162,783 163,071 162,345 165,918 -0.2 +0.4 -1.9 159,666 159,517 160,518 162,739

Household durable goods
industries................................. 3,922 3,915 3,893 3,594 +0.2 +0.6 +9.1 3,996 4,075 4,037 3,650

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

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Sep. Aug. July Sep. Aug.- July- Sep.- Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Sep.P Aug.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 326,463 325,395 323,333 318,356 +0.3 +0.6 +2.5 325,736 326,648 324,070 317,705


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 221,173 220,521 218,991 218,157 +0.3

Durable goods industries...................... 211,642 210,921 209,951 209,402 +0.3
With unfilled orders........................ 194,173 193,677 192,486 192,837 +0.3
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,036 7,055 7,020 6,913 -0.3
33 Primary metals............................... 16,639 16,466 16,299 17,162 +1.1
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,502 7,407 7,296 7,860 +1.3
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,199 1,189 1,210 1,142 +0.8
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,938 7,870 7,793 8,160 +0.9
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,723 21,501 21,402 21,481 +1.0
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 40,546 40,879 40,824 42,426 -0.8
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,825 2,771 2,830 2,852 +1.9
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,400 6,594 6,485 7,216 -2.9
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,965 2,968 2,970 2,902 -0.1
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,520 9,654 9,606 10,301 -1.4
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,584 39,384 39,277 39,450 +0.5
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,808 4,844 4,846 4,955 -0.7
363 Household appliances...................... 2,740 2,608 2,645 2,747 +5.1
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,626 1,686 1,694 1,593 -3.6
366 Communication equipment.. ................ 16,710 16,589 16,496 16,553 +0.7
367 Electronic components...................... 8,087 7,986 7,877 7,717 +1.3
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,613 5,671 5,719 5,885 -1.0
37 Transportation equipment.................... 55,945 55,582 55,092 53,254 +0.7
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,330 10,961 11,160 10,977 +3.4
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 40,699 40,671 39,962 38,612 +0.1
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,148 2,137 2,161 1,900 +0.5
38 Instruments and-related products............ 12,674 12,561 12,511 12,638 +0.9
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,089 8,968 8,937 9,176 +1.3
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,906 2,914 2,907 2,883 -0.3
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,495 17,493 17,526 16,078 0.0

Nondurable goods industries.................... 114,821 114,474 113,382 108,954 +0.3
With unfilled orders........................ 27,000 26,844 26,505 25,320 +0.6
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,611 24,091 24,170 23,562 +2.2
202 Dairy products............................ 2,367 2,340 2,269 1,882 +1.2
208 Beverages................................. 4,473 4,376 4,351 4,767 +2.2
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,121 14,173 14,304 13,756 -0.4
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,736 5,903 5,936 5,470 -2.8
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,878 6,957 6,796 6,663 -1.1
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,855 3,938 3,804 3,840 -2.1
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,074 11,021 10,923 10,306 +0.5
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,162 4,173 4,141 3,957 -0.3
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,835 2,811 2,761 2,537 +0.9
264 All other paper products.................. 4,077 4,037 4,021 3,812 +1.0
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 26,927 26,847 26,862 25,936 +0.3
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 7,925 7,967 7,980 7,731 -0.5
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 8,905 8,811 8,775 8,369 +1.1
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,414 6,394 6,374 5,915 +0.3
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,779 11,031 10,546 9,988 -2.3
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,072 9,104 8,803 8,480 -0.4
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 19,744 19,520 19,346 18,549 +1.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26,074 25,825 25,853 24,608 +1.0
Consumer staples............................ 42,169 42,136 42,135 40,624 +0.1
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 93,338 93,326 92,632 93,914 0.0
Automotive equipment........................ 13,778 13,458 13,566 13,510 +2.4
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 23,502 23,459 23,398 22,203 +0.2
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 127,602 127,191 125,749 123,497 +0.3

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 108,091 108,380 107,581 107,884 -0.3
Nondefense................................ 71,825 72,315 71,982 73,678 -0.7
Defense................................... 36,266 36,065 35,599 34,206 +0.6

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,281 13,137 13,263 12,550 +1.1


+0.7 +1.4 221,438 222,380 220,953 218,365

+0.5 +1.1 211,660 212,106 210,939 209,380
+0.6 +0.7 194,553 195,176 193,963 193,159
+0.5 +1.8 6,885 7,025 7,089 6,764
+1.0 -3.0 16,738 16,581 16,498 17,256
+1.5 -4.6 7,645 7,557 7,457 8,002
-1.7 +5.0 1,179 1,150 1,198 1,122

+1.0 -2.7 7,914 7,874 7,843 8,132
+0.5 +1.1 21,548 21,396 21,517 21,300
+0.1 -4.4 40,352 41,146 40,959 42,239
-2.1 -0.9 2,827 2,841 2,885 2,851

+1.7 -11.3 6,381 6,607 6,398 7,195
-0.1 +2.2 2,935 3,007 2,997 2,875
+0.5 -7.6 9,491 9,885 9,738 10,273
+0.3 +0.3 39,506 39,694 39,682 39,366


0.0 -3.0 4,810 4,885 4,878 4,951
-1.4 -0.3 2,587 2,531 2,701 2,593
-0.5 +2.1 1,681 1,800 1,804 1,649
+0.6 +0.9 16,702 16,651 16,583 16,550
+1.4 +4.8 8,079 8,074 7,936 7,699
-0.8 -4.6 5,647 5,753 5,780 5,924
+0.9 +5.1 56,600 56,078 54,923 53,863
-1.8 +3.2 11,428 10,983 10,689 11,067
+1.8 +5.4 41,265 41,184 40,360 39,134

-1.1 +13.1 2,170 2,148 2,167 1,928
+0.4 +0.3 12,672 12,711 12,651 12,633

+0.3 -0.9 9,089 9,005 8,996 9,174
+0.2 +0.8 2,903 3,011 2,966 2,880

-0.2 +8.8 17,359 17,475 17,620 15,959

+1.0 +5.4 114,076 114,542 113,131 108,325
+1.3 +6.6 26,885 27,204 26,990 25,206
-0.3 +4.5 24,765 24,268 23,358 23,797
+3.1 +25.8 2,343 2,371 2,306 1,864
+0.6 -6.2 4,348 4,273 4,316 4,637
-0.9 +2.7 14,799 14,636 13,661 14,438
-0.6 +4.9 5,610 5,462 5,426 5,354
+2.4 +3.2 6,782 6,959 6,874 6,567

+3.5 +0.4 3,786 3,920 3,835 3,768
+0.9 +7.5 10,860 10,942 10,930 10,102
+0.8 +5.2 4,072 4,127 4,143 3,870
+1.8 +11.7 2,798 2,806 2,758 2,502
+0.4 +7.0 3,990 4,009 4,029 3,730
-0.1 +3.8 26,592 26,786 26,971 25,595

-0.2 +2.5 7,925 7,967 7,980 7,731
+0.4 +6.4 8,745 8,871 8,897 8,218
+0.3 +8.4 6,343 6,392 6,480 5,841
+4.6 +7.9 10,780 10,996 10,499 10,010
+3.4 +7.0 8,869 9,036 8,863 8,280

+0.9 +6.4 19,818 20,093 20,210 18,620


-0.1 +6.0 25,790 26,218 26,752 24,339
0.0 +3.8 42,369 42,209 41,228 40,849

+0.7 -0.6 93,300 93,715 92,957 93,870
-0.8 +2.0 13,778 13,387 12,993 13,498

+0.3 +5.9 23,239 23,309 23,450 21,941

+1.1 +3.3 127,260 127,810 126,690 123,209


+0.7 +0.2 108,491 109,329 108,374 108,244
+0.5 -2.5 71,923 72,893 72,242 73,776
+1.3 +6.0 36,568 36,436 36,132 34,469


-1.0 +5.8 13,126 13,357 13,651 12,405


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 adjustedi

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Sep. Aug. July Sep. Aug.- July- Sep.- Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Sep.P Aug.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


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


All manufacturing industries............ 104,736 103,931 103,811 101,557 +0.8

Durable goods industries...................... 59,708 59,328 59,417 59,465 +0.6
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,176 2,222 2,246 2,189 -2.1
Primary metals.............................. 5,120 5,108 5,127 5,518 +0.2
Fabricated metal products................... 7,434 7,232 7,211 7,486 +2.8
Machinery, except electrical................ 11,734 11,672 11,686 11,676 +0.5
Electrical machinery........................ 10,490 10,512 10,498 10,470 -0.2
Transportation equipment.................... 11,974 11,721 11,767 12,089 +2.2
Instruments and related products............ 4,297 4,263 4,220 4,005 +0.8

All other durable goods..................... 6,483 6,598 6.662 6,032 -1.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 45,028 44,603 44,394 42,092 +1.0
Food and kindred products................... 9,437 9,017 9,106 8,714 +4.7
Tobacco products............................ 4,732 4,856 4,945 4,364 -2.6
Textile mill products....................... 1,913 1,890 1,826 1,768 +1.2
Paper and allied products................... 5,876 5,801 5,724 5,286 +1.3
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,011 8,954 9,061 9,001 +0.6
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,193 3,191 3,059 2,997 +0.1
Rubber and plastics products............... 3,453 3,474 3,390 3,147 -0.6

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,413 7,420 7,283 6,815 -0.1

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 117,073 116,092 114,938 114,062 +0.8

Durable goods industries...................... 98,573 97,706 96,904 96,978 +0.9
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,020 1,013 1,018 1,025 +0.7
Primary metals .............................. 6,512 6,444 C,403 6,594 +1.1
Fabricated metal products................... 7,577 7,505 7,328 7,440 +1.0
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,944 16,563 16,759 17,825 +2.3
Electrical machinery........................ 20,411 20,222 20,107 20,362 +0.9
Transportation equipment.................... 37,717 37,664 37,054 35,326 +0.1
Instruments and related products............ 4,827 4,704 4,699 5,037 +2.6

All other durable goods..................... 3,565 3,591 3,536 3,369 -0.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,500 18,386 18,034 17,084 +0.6
Food and kindred products................... 2,474 2,479 2,432 2,501 -0.2
Tobacco products............................ 167 116 110 192 +44.0
Textile mill products....................... 2,169 2,163 2,113 1,985 +0.3
Paper and allied products................... 1,245 1,251 1,239 1,190 -0.5
Chemicals and allied products............... 3,996 4,013 3,998 3.929 -0.4
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,408 2,432 2,344 2,006 -1.0
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,414 1,439 1,323 1,409 -1.7

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,627 4,493 4,475 3,872 +3.0

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 104,654 105,372 104,584 102,737 -0.7

Durable goods industries...................... 53,361 53,887 53,630 52,959 -1.0
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,840 3,820 3,756 3,699 +0.5
Primary metals.............................. 5,007 4,914 4,769 5,050 +1.9
Fabricated metal products................... 6,712 6,764 6,863 6,555 -0.8
Machinery, except electrical ................ 11,868 12,644 12,379 12,925 -6.1
Electrical machinery........................ 8,683 8,650 8,672 8,618 +0.4
Transportation equipment.................... 6,254 6,197 6,271 5,839 +0.9
Instruments and related products............ 3,550 3,594 3,592 3,596 -1.2

All other durable goods..................... 7,447 7,304 7,328 6,677 +2.0

Nondurable goods industries ................... 51,293 51,485 50,954 49,778 -0.4
Food and kindred products................... 12,700 12,595 12,632 12,347 +0.8
Tobacco products............................ 837 931 881 914 -10.1
Textile mill products....................... 2,796 2,904 2,857 2,910 -3.7
Paper and allied products................... 3,953 3,969 3,960 3,830 -0.4
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,920 13,880 13,803 13,006 +0.3
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,178 5,408 5,143 4,985 -4.3
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,205 4,191 4,090 3,924 +0.3

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,704 7,607 7,588 7,862 +1.3


Preliminary. rRevised.


+0.1 +3.1 104,300 103,674 103,846 101,269

-0.1 +0.4 59,957 59,627 59,762 59,804
-1.1 -0.6 2,185 2,229 2,250 2,214
-0.4 -7.2 5,229 5,167 5,138 5,632
+0.3 -0.7 7,467 7,281 7,337 7,517
-0.1 +0.5 11,766 11,714 11,737 11,751
+0.1 +0.2 10,452 10,594 10,689 10,430
-0.4 -1.0 11,985 11,746 11,739 12,125
+1.0 +7.3 4,311 4,292 4,242 4,028

-1.0 +7.5 6,562 6,604 6,630 6,107

+0.5 +7.0 44,343 44,047 44,084 41,465
-1.0 +8.3 8,892 8,642 8,811 8,233
-1.8 +8.4 4,650 4,486 4,507 4,292
+3.5 +8.2 1,861 1,890 1,873 1,720
+1.3 +11.2 5,825 5,744 5,722 5,240
-1.2 +0.1 9,001 9,012 9,182 8,983
+4.3 +6.5 3,186 3,165 3,050 2,986
+2.5 +9.7 3,410 3,445 3,423 3,100

+1.9 +8.8 7,518 7,663 7,516 6,911



+1.0 +2.6 117,879 117,132 115,128 114,747

+0.8 +1.6 99,337 98,677 97,030 97,621
-0.5 -0.5 1,005 1,017 1,025 1,007
+0.6 -1.2 6,560 6,537 6,519 6,635
+2.4 +1.8 7,641 7,481 7,412 7,500
-1.2 -4.9 16,923 16,755 16,664 17,788
+0.6 +0.2 20,437 20,400 20,172 20,385
+1.6 +6.8 38,355 38,122 36,928 35,881
+0.1 -4.2 4,838 4,754 4,748 5,039

+1.6 +5.8 3,578 3,611 3,562 3,386

+2.0 +8.3 18,542 18,455 18,098 17,126
+1.9 -1.1 2,443 2,466 2,387 2,476
+5.5 -13.0 167 116 110 192
+2.4 +9.3 2,154 2,150 2,089 1,972
+1.0 +4.6 1,259 1,276 1,238 1,203
+0.4 +1.7 4,091 4,055 4,063 4,017
+3.8 +20.0 2,402 2,412 2,337 1,998
+8.8 +0.4 1,419 1,439 1,325 1,417

+0.4 +19.5 4,607 4,541 4,549 3,851



+0.8 +1.9 103,557 105,842 105,096 101.689

+0.5 +0.8 52,366 53,802 54,147 51,955
+1.7 +3.8 3,695 3,779 3,814 3,543
+3.0 -0.9 4,949 4,877 4,841 4,989
-1.4 +2.4 6,440 6,634 6,768 6,283
+2.1 -8.2 11,663 12,677 12,558 12,700
-0.3 +0.8 8,617 8,700 8,821 8,551
-1.2 +7.1 6,260 6,210 6,256 5,857
+0.1 -1.3 3,523 3,665 3,661 3,566

-0.3 +11.5 7,219 7,260 7,428 6,466

+1.0 +3.0 51,191 52,040 50,949 49,734
-0.3 +2.9 13,430 13,160 12,160 13,088
+5.7 -8.4 793 860 809 870
+1.6 -3.9 2,767 2,919 2,912 2,875
+0.2 +3.2 3,776 3,922 3,970 3,659
+0.6 +7.0 13,500 13,719 13,726 12,595
+5.2 +3.9 5.192 5,419 5,112 5,026
+2.5 +7.2 4,040 4,152 4,115 3,763

+0.3 -2.0 7,693 7,889 8,145 7,858


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 UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio

Industry
SIC Sep. Aug. July Sep. Sep. Aug. July Sep.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r 1987p 1987r 1987 1986r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.59 1.62 1.62 1.67 3.50 3.60 3.59 3.57

Durable goods industries....................... 1.96 2.03 2.04 2.08 4.33 4.49 4.51 4.44
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.39 1.45 1.42 1.46 0.57 0.59 0.56 0.61
33 Primary metals............................... 1.71 1.77 1.75 2.02 2.15 2.18 2.15 1.95
34 Fabricated metal products .................... 1.96 1.96 1.94 1.87 1.92 1.93 1.92 1.78
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.19 2.26 2.26 2.52 3.30 3.35 3.38 3.58
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.06 2.06 2.09 2.23 4.89 4.89 4.97 5.29
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.03 2.20 2.29 2.04 10.50 11.97 12.40 10.89
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.36 2.39 2.34 2.51 1.69 1.70 1.67 1.68

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.18 1.19 1.18 1.21 0.55 0.55 0.54 0.47
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.88 0.86 0.85 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.94 3.97 5.19 3.34 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.42 1.44 1.40 1.44 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.08 1.11 1.06 1.14 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.48 1.49 1.49 1.56 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.95 0.94 0.92 1.02 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products.................. 1.40 1.42 1.43 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
machinery 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 Sept. Year All Sept. Year All Sept. Year All Sept.
ago Septs. 1986- ago Septs. 1986- ago Septs. 1986- ago Septs. 1986-
SIC Sept. 1982- Aug. Sept. 1982- Aug. Sept. 1982- Aug. Sept. 1982- Aug.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

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

Durable goods industries............... 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 0.5 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.5
33 Primary metals....................... 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.3 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.7 0.5 0.7 1.8 0.9 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.2
36 Electrical machinery.................. 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.0 1.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 0.1 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 1.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products............' 0.3 0.7 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.4 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.3 0.1 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.3 0,3
22 Textile mill products................ 1.6 1.3 1.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.1 0.7 0.6
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.2 0.8 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.0 0.2 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product ......... 1.6 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.4 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.2 0.4 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.0 0.7 0.6
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 1.0 2.3 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.6 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.2 0.6 0.5 1.5 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.3 0.5 0.2 3.3 2.6 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1

(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.





U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Washington, D.C. 20233
Official Business
Penalty for Private Use, $300


UNIVER TY OF FLORIDA

3 1262 08590 3713
--,


POSTAGE AND FEES PAID
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
COM-202

First Class Mail