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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


ilManufacturers' Shipments,

SInventories, and Orders

SOctober 1987
M3-1(87)10
.... OFor Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. EST Thursday, December 3, 1987

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in October
increased $2.2 billion or 1.1 percent to $208.9 billion.
New orders have been increasing since January except for the
1.4 percent decline in August. Most of the October increase
was in durable goods, up $1.5 billion or 1.4 percent to
$110.8 billion; this revises the earlier reported 0.3
percent increase. Nondurable goods increased $0.7 billion
or 0.7 percent to $98.1 billion.

Shipments of manufactured goods increased $0.3 billion or
0.2 percent to $206.1 billion, following a 2.7 percent
increase in September. In October, an increase in
nondurables of 0.6 percent more than offset a decline in
durables of 0.3 percent.

Unfilled orders at the end of October were up $2.9 billion
or 0.7 percent to $398.5 billion, continuing the strong
upward trend which began in March.

Current cost inventories increased $1.8 billion or 0.5
percent to $328.5 billion. Inventories have been building
since March at the average rate of $1.2 billion or 0.4
percent per month. The inventory to shipments ratio in
October was 1.59, the same as September.

NEW ORDERS. The increase in-orders for durable goods in
October was concentrated in the transportation equipment
industry which increased $2.0 billion or 7.5 percent to
$28.5 billion. Aircraft and parts were up $1.2 billion or
13.4 percent and motor vehicles and parts $0.5 billion or
3.1 percent. Excluding transportation, durable orders
declined 0.6 percent. Instruments and related products
decreased $0.4 billion or 6.6 percent to $5.2 billion,
primary metals were down $0.3 billion or 3.2 percent to
$10.4 billion, and electrical machinery was down $0.1
billion or 0.7 percent to $19.8 billion. Nonelectrical
machinery was unchanged from September.

The increase in nondurable goods orders of 0.7 percent
reflected widespread increases; excluding tobacco products,
the increase is 1.4 percent.


SHIPMENTS. Most of the major durable goods industries
showed relatively small changes in shipments from September.
Transportation equipment in October declined $0.2 billion or
0.8 percent to $27.4 billion; an increase in the motor
vehicles and parts industry was more than offset by a
decline in aircraft and parts. Electrical machinery was
down $0.2 billion or 1.1 percent and nonelectrical $0.1
billion or 0.5 percent.

The increase in nondurable goods shipments of 0.6 percent
reflected widespread increases; excluding tobacco products,
the increase is 1.3 percent.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The gain in unfilled orders of 0.7 percent
reflected widespread increases. Transportation equipment
was up $1.0 billion or 0.6 percent to $173.3 billion,
electrical machinery, $0.7 billion or 0.8 percent to $94.9
billion, nonelectrical machinery, $0.3 billion or 0.6
percent to $57.8 billion and primary metals, $0.4 billion or
1.7 percent to $21.3 billion. Primary metals has increased
an average of over half a billion dollars a month since
February at $16.6 billion.

INVENTORIES. Nearly all the October increase in inventories
was for durable goods, up $1.7 billion or 0.8 percent or
$213.4 billion. The largest increase was in transportation
equipment, up $0.8 billion, most of which was in aircraft
and parts. Nondurable goods inventories were relatively
flat at $115.1 billion.

By stage of fabrication, finished durable goods increased
$1.0 billion or 1.9 percent, while work in process increased
0.7 percent and materials and supplies showed no change.
Finished nondurable goods increased 0.5 percent and work in
process 0.7 percent; materials and supplies declined 0.6
percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASED DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for November is scheduled for December 22, 1987, at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on December 31, 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.


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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct. Sep.- Aug.- Oct.- Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Oct.P Sep.r 87/86 19871' 1987r 1987 1 198 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 206,066 205,732 200,404 189,722 +0.2 +2.7 +8.6 211,665 217,014 197,662 194,974 1,998,110 1,893,532

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 113,067 113,567 109,618 105,229 -0.4 +3.6 +7.4 116,096 119,923 107,696 108,138 1,087,566 1,033.543


Durable goods industries.......... 108,160 108,433 104,135 101,009 -0.3 +4.1 +7.1 111,655 114,002 100,585 104,244 1,047,074
With unfilled orders............ 87,652 88,748 84,833 82,023 -1.2 +4.6 +6.9 89,760 93,710 82,513 84,045 842,904
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,369 5,098 4,872 4,775 +5.3 +4.6 +12.4 5,691 5,572 5,092 5,054 51,285
Primary metals.................. 10,038 9,950 9,282 8,403 +0.9 +7.2 +19.5 10,137 10,005 9,239 8,488 91,025
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,493 4,353 4,118 3,469 +3.2 +5.7 +29.5 4,484 4,271 4,052 3,457 39,155
Iron and steel foundries ...... 828 812 809 841 +2.0 +0.4 -1.5 879 792 831 890 8,075
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,717 4,785 4,355 4,093 -1.4 +9.9 +15.2 4,774 4,942 4,356 4,141 43,795
Fabricated metal products....... 10,978 11,061 10,959 11,344 -0.8 +0.9 -3.2 11,549 11,570 11,047 11,941 112,975
Machinery, except electrical.... 18,485 18,580 18,100 16,618 -0.5 +2.7 +11.2 18,455 19,733 16,626 16,593 174,279
Engines and turbines.......... 1,290 1,354 1,332 1,207 -4.7 +1.7 +6.9 1,216 1,374 1,212 1,141 12,100
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,249 2,329 2,305 1,985 -3.4 +1.0 +13.3 2,253 2,391 2,086 1,992 21,455
Metalworking machinery ........ 722 756 699 769 -4.5 +8.2 -6.1 824 855 610 873 7,352
Office and computing machines. 5,047 4,966 4,875 4,594 +1.6 +1.9 +9.9 4,689 5,791 4,409 4,263 44,870
Electrical machinery............ 19,118 19,321 19,133 17,679 -1.1 +1.0 +8.1 19,375 20,952 18,724 17,955 183,827
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,353 2,307 2,221 2,106 +2.0 +3.9 +11.7 2,328 2,557 2,159 2,080 22,349
Household appliances.......... 1,535 1,507 1,560 1,559 +1.9 -3.4 -1.5 1,606 1,664 1,613 1,629 15,764
Radio and TV.................. 1,143 1,199 1,102 1,162 -4.7 +8.8 -1.6 1,306 1,409 1,071 1,330 10,682
Communication equipment....... 6,205 6,454 6,332 5,975 -3.9 +1.9 +3.8 5,934 6,858 6,101 5,736 59,873
Electronic components......... 4,400 4,301 4,343 3,660 +2.3 -1.0 +20.2 4,378 4,544 4,349 3,645 41,190
Other electrical machinery.... 3,482 3,553 3,575 3.217 -2.0 -0.6 +8.2 3,823 3,920 3,431 3,535 33,969
Transportation equipment........ 27,449 27,667 25,288 26,648 -0.8 +9.4 +3.0 28,817 28,225 22,921 27,841 268,969
Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,487 16,788 15,828 16,239 +4.2 +6.1 +7.7 18,745 17,076 13,737 17,342 169,386
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,186 9,007 7,687 8,644 -9.1 +17.2 -5.3 8,303 9,279 7,415 8,739 82,118
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 750 823 820 856 -8.9 +0.4 -12.4 750 823 820 856 7,914
Instruments and related products 5,444 5,458 5,250 5,285 -0.3 +4.0 +3.0 5,513 5,791 5,150 5,356 52,319
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,676 3,675 3,528 3,461 0.0 +4.2 +6.2 3,654 3,851 3,504 3,438 34,981
Photographic goods............ 1,590 1,612 1,559 1,645 -1.4 +3.4 -3.3 1,662 1,761 1,483 1,721 15,662


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333-9

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351
353

354
357
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363
365
366
367
364,9
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371
372,6
3731,95

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381-4

386
24,25,
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202
208
203-6,9
21
22
221-4,6,
8,9
26
261-3,6
265
264
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281,6

283,4
282,9
29
30
23,27,
31


999,723
810,311
47,972
86,493
36,583
8,650

41,260
114,885
169,988
11,957

22,407
7,399
44,222
168,515


21,058
14,428
10,555
56,324
36,659
29,491
259,855
163,825
79,102

8,688
50,352

33,738
14,779


112,395 101,663


951,036
244,662
277,585
39,475
36,579
124,552
14,576
47,461

28,900
98,655
42,343
21,435
34,877
178,723

52,236
60,415
42,940
107,961
65,759


893,809
223,232
260,785
35,049
37,164
117,874
14,377
45,664

28,096
86,201
36,176
18,795
31,230
166,214

47,185
57,479
38,570
109,975
60,591


160,316 150,002


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,790 13,795 13,683 12,740 0.0 +0.8 +8.2 15,114 15,686 14,874 13,980
Consumer staples................ 40,310 40,602 39,754 38,083 -0.7 +2.1 +5.8 41,088 43,774 39,552 38,824
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 32,778 33,531 32,349 30,903 -2.2 +3.7 +6.1 32,675 35,600 30,872 30,804
Automotive equipment............ 19,657 18,851 17,806 18,245 +4.3 +5.9 +7.7 21,037 19,226 15,766 19,461
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,275 16,115 15,732 15,230 +1.0 +2.4 +6.9 17,242 17,376 16,453 16,127
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 83,256 82,838 81,080 74,521 +0.5 +2.2 +11.7 84,509 85,352 80,145 75,778

Supplementary series;2
Capital goods industries........ 37,938 39,233 37,289 36,094 -3.3 +5.2 +5.1 37,928 41,728 35,414 36,112
Nondefense.................... 28,822 29,709 28,494 26,933 -3.0 +4.3 +7.0 28,811 31,947 26,867 26,955
Defense....................... 9,116 9,524 8,795 9,161 -4.3 +8.3 -0.5 9,117 9,781 8,547 9,157

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,451 6,407 6,376 6.112 +0.7 +0.5 +5.5 7,076 7,361 6,610 6,706

See footnotes at end of table 2.


137,049
393,865

314,539
190,036

162,425


128,709
370,167

304,287
183,035

151,794


800,196 755,540


364,017 348,558
274,559 262,950
89,458 85,608


63,661 59,836


All other durable goods......... 11,279 11,298 11,251 10,257 -0.2 +0.4 +10.0 12,118 12,154 11,786 11,016

Nondurable goods industries....... 97,906 97,299 96,269 88,713 +0.6 +1.1 +10.4 100,010 103,012 97,077 90,730
With unfilled orders............ 25,415 24,819 24,785 23,206 +2.4 +0.1 +9.5 26,336 26,213 25,183 24,093
Food and kindred products....... 28,561 28,405 27,943 26,925 +0.5 +1.7 +6.1 29,210 30,332 27,752 27,534
Dairy products................ 4,030 4,025 3,997 3,634 +0.1 +0.7 +10.9 3,961 4,071 4,006 3,574
Beverages..................... 3,574 3,615 3,595 3,676 -1.1 +0.6 -2.8 3,635 3,727 3,869 3,734
All other foods............... 13,044 12,735 12,712 12,052 +2.4 +0.2 +8.2 13,488 14,301 12,020 12,468
Tobacco products................ 1,291 1,954 1,486 1,181 -33.9 +31.5 +9.3 1,291 1,954 1,486 1,181
Textile mill products........... 4,838 4,818 4,816 4,659 +0.4 0.0 +3.8 5,160 5,255 5,012 4,973

Broadwoven fabrics............ 3,020 2,992 2,984 2,838 +0.9 +0.3 +6.4 3,117 3,266 3,012 2,924
Paper and allied products....... 10,415 10,200 9,950 9,060 +2.1 +2.5 +15.0 10,374 10,435 10,094 9,034
Pulp, paper etc............... 4,551 4,409 4,314 3,949 +3.2 +2.2 +15.2 4,447 4,435 4,371 3,863
Paperboard containers......... 2,219 2,231 2,142 1,863 -0.5 +4.2 +19.1 2,303 2,316 2,193 1,939
All other paper products...... 3,645 3,560 3,494 3,248 +2.4 +1.9 +12.2 3,624 3,684 3,530 3,232
Chemicals and allied products... 18,452 18,202 18,048 16,487 +1.4 +0.9 +11.9 17,892 19,262 17,769 15,996
Industrial chemicals, except
p-igments..................... 5,484 5,339 5,262 4,697 +2.7 +1.5 +16.8 5,314 5,388 5,116 4,548
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,188 6,217 6,086 5,927 -0.5 +2.2 +4.4 6,089 7,289 6,156 5,826
Other chemical products....... 4,451 4,421 4,485 3,833 +0.7 -1.4 +16.1 4,429 4,549 4,460 3,814
Petroleum and coal products..... 11,329 11,158 11,483 9,281 +1.5 -2.8 +22.1 11,415 11,346 11,628 9,375
Rubber and plastics products.... 6,657 6,505 6,392 6,033 +2.3 +1.8 +10.3 7,080 6,868 6,330 6,407

All other nondurable goods...... 16.363 16,057 16,151 15,087 +1.9 -0.6 +8.5 17,588 17,560 17,006 16,230









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 Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct. Sep.- Aug.- Oct.- Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Oct.P Sep. 87/86 1987 1987r 1987 1986 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries 208,917 206,720 203,157 188,843 +1.1 +1.8 +10.6 212,679 216,845 198,349 192,845 2,020,227 1,891,729

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 115,918 114,555 112,371 104,350 +1.2 +1.9 +11.1 117,110 119,754 108,383 106,009 1,109,683 1,031,740


Durable goods industries.......... 110,836 109,346 106,678 99,978 +1.4 +2.5 +10.9 112,683 113,844 101,163 102,107 1,066,273
With unfilled orders............ 90,328 89,661 87,376 80,992 +0.7 +2.6 +11.5 90,788 93,552 83,091 81,908 862,103
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,362 5,135 4,978 4,758 +4.4 +3.2 +12.7 5,614 5,556 5,167 4,979 51,382
Primary metals.................. 10,392 10,735 9,461 8,250 -3.2 +13.5 +26.0 10,224 10,293 9,428 8,218 94,374
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,247 4,697 4,159 3,187 -9.6 +12.9 +33.3 4,201 4,178 4,220 3,215 40,825
Iron and steel foundries ...... 833 944 827 991 -11.8 +14.1 -15.9 880 933 808 1,040 8,264
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,312 5,094 4,475 4,072 +4.3 +13.8 +30.5 5,143 5,182 4,400 3,963 45,285
Fabricated metal products....... 11,169 11,200 11,014 11,147 -0.3 +1.7 +0.2 11,422 11,562 11,127 11,440 113,462
Machinery, except electrical.... 18,827 18,806 18,412 16,033 +0.1 +2.1 +17.4 18,602 19,520 17,076 15,826 177,197
Engines and turbines.......... 1,270 1,520 1,368 1,092 -16.4 +11.1 +16.3 1,259 1,565 1,407 1,084 12,702
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,306 2,294 2,329 1,928 +0.5 -1.5 +19.6 2,312 2,362 2,047 1,936 21,629
Metalworking machinery........ 701 803 697 712 -12.7 +15.2 -1.5 713 891 659 736 7,380
Office and computing machines. 5,174 4,903 4,857 4,311 +5.5 +0.9 +20.0 4,685 5,315 4,338 3,861 45,269
Electrical machinery............ 19,847 19,994 19,234 18,133 -0.7 +4.0 +9.5 19,830 21,837 18,248 18,078 185,690
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,431 2,417 2,348 2,193 +0.6 +2.9 +10.9 2,382 2,653 2,284 2,138 22,641
Household appliances.......... 1,522 1,499 1,575 1,543 +1.5 -4.8 -1.4 1,566 1,653 1,620 1,571 15,689
Radio and TV.................. 1,142 1,237 1,223 1,150 -7.7 +1.1 -0.7 1,305 1,447 1,192 1,318 10,768
Communication equipment........ 6,600 6,709 5,824 6,591 -1.6 +15.2 +0.1 6,242 7,651 5,380 6,178 59,910
Electronic components......... 4,670 4,561 4,662 3,473 +2.4 -2.2 +34.5 4,519 4,484 4,309 3,378 42,607
Other electrical machinery.... 1,482 3,571 3,602 3,183 -2.5 -0.9 +9.4 3,816 3,949 3,463 3,495 34,075
Transportation equipment........ 28,484 26,494 27,087 26,307 +7.5 -2.2 +8.3 29,504 27,017 23,189 27,521 277,056
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,846 8,680 9,404 8,404 +13.4 -7.7 +17.2 9,587 8,640 8,187 8,428 89,359
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 286 16 962 457+1687.5 -98.3 -37.4 284 341 393 515 8,488
Instruments and related products 5,234 5,604 5,227 5,257 -6.6 +7.2 -0.4 5,255 5,941 5,138 5,298 53,018
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,546 3,732 3,575 3,481 -5.0 +4.4 +1.9 3,524 3,908 3,551 3,458 35,408


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997,335
807,923
47,940
85,712
36,398
9,033

40,281
113,461
165,412
11,563

20,968
7,110
42,474
171,498


20,849
14,418
10,612
60,457
35,421
29,741
260,702
79,992

8,822
50,317

33,731


114,094 102,293

953,954 894,394
247,580 223,817


138,465 129,379
393,733 370,119

322,601 303,130
190,144 182,921

162,257 151,412

813,027 754,768


375,892 348,721
288,805 260,982
87,087 87,739


64,533 60,443


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 as 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.


All other durable goods.......... 11,521 11,378 11,265 10,093 +1.3 +1.0 +14.1 12,232 12,118 11,790 10,747

Nondurable goods industries....... 98,081 97,374 96,479 88,865 +0.7 +0.9 +10.4 99,996 103,001 97,186 90,738
With unfilled orders............ 25,590 24,894 24,995 23,358 +2.8 -0.4 +9.6 26,322 26,202 25,292 24,101

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,810 13,832 13,734 12,365 -0.2 +0.7 +9.9 14,970 15,598 14,928 13,666
Consumer staples"............... 40,280 40,587 39,739 38,064 -0.8 +2.1 +5.8 41,060 43,765 39,555 38,807
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive............... 33,818 33,414 33,873 30,473 +1.2 -1.4 +11.0 32,853 35,532 30,636 29,842
Automotive equipment............ 19,491 18,856 17,763 18,538 +3.4 +6.2 +5.1 20,901 19,183 15,706 19,788
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,316 16,023 15,828 15,153 +1.8 +1.2 +7.7 17,035 17,192 16,541 15,818
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 85,202 84,008 82,220 74,050 +1.4 +2.2 +15.1 85,860 85,575 80,983 74,924

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 39,994 38,866 39,061 35,394 +2.9 -0.5 +13.0 39,298 41,460 35,622 35,019
Nondefense...................... 3,147 29,753 29,540 27,565 +1.3 +0.7 +9.4 29,915 31,539 28,076 27,381
Defense........................ 9,847 9,113 9,521 7,829 +8.1 -4.3 +25.8 9,383 9,921 7,546 7,638

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,403 6,402 6,398 5,950 0.0 +0.1 +7.6 6,938 7,256 6,648 6,450








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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

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

All manufacturing industries............ 398,478 395,627 394,640 373,584 +0.7 +0.3 +6.7 392,527 391,513 391,682 368,124

Durable goods industries...................... 384,527 381,851 380,939 362,622 +0.7 +0.2 +6.0 378,735 377,707 377,865 357,286
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,642 2,649 2,612 2,629 -0.3 +1.4 +0.5 2,527 2,604 2,620 2,516
33 Primary metals.............................. 21,346 20,992 20,207 16,476 +1.7 +3.9 +29.6 20,076 19,989 19,701 15,524
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 11,386 11,632 11,288 8,582 -2.1 +3.0 +32.7 10,521 10,804 10,897 7,936
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,888 2,883 2,751 2,767 +0.2 +4.8 +4.4 2,865 2,864 2,723 2,745
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,072 6,477 6,168 5.127 +9.2 +5.0 +37.9 6,690 6,321 6,081 4,843
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,449 19,258 19,119 18,534 +1.0 +0.7 +4.9 19,184 19,311 19,319 18,278
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 57,834 57,492 57,266 56,525 +0.6 +0.4 +2.3 57,476 57,329 57,542 56,185
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,939 14,959 14,793 15,838 -0.1 +1.1 -5.7 15,107 15,064 14,870 15,997
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,568 4,511 4,546 4,277 +1.3 -0.8 +6.8 4.509 4,450 4,479 4,224
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,037 3,058 3,011 3,249 -0.7 +1.6 -6.5 3,083 3,194 3,158 3,299
357 Office and computing machines............. 19,322 19,195 19,258 19,068 +0.7 -0.3 +1.3 19,032 19,036 19,512 18,793
36 Electrical machinery........................ 94,924 94,195 93,522 93,870 +0.8 +0.7 +1.1 94,433 93,978 93,093 93,366
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,647 5,569 5,459 5,589 +1.4 +2.0 +1.0 5,620 5,566 5,470 5,559
363 Household appliances...................... 204 217 225 363 -6.0 -3.6 -43.8 188 228 239 334
365 Radio and TV.............................. 449 450 412 492 -0.2 +9.2 -8.7 449 450 412 492
366 Communication equipment................... 69,531 69,136 68,881 70,169 +0.6 +0.4 -0.9 69,323 69,015 68,222 69,922
367 Electronic components..................... 17,325 17,055 16,795 15,468 +1.6 +1.5 +12.0 17,048 16,907 16,967 15,233
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,768 1,768 1,750 1,789 0.0 +1.0 -1.2 1,805 1,812 1,783 1,826
37 Transportation equipment.................... 173,250 172,215 173,389 161,313 +0.6 -0.7 +7.4 169,876 169,189 170,397 158,076
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 149,067 147,407 147,734 136,998 +1.1 -0.2 +8.8 145,967 144,683 145,322 134,061
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 18,079 18,543 19,351 18,275 -2.5 -4.2 -1.1 17,920 18,386 18,868 18,093
38 Instruments and related products............ 8,878 9,088 8,942 8,439 -2.3 +1.6 +5.2 8,874 9,132 8,982 8,437
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 7,831 7,961 7,904 7,579 -1.6 +0.7 +3.3 7,831 7,961 7,904 7,579
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,204 5,962 5,882 4,836 +4.1 +1.4 +28.3 6,289 6,175 6,211 4,904

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,951 13,776 13,701 10,962 +1.3 +0.5 +27.3 13,792 13,806 13,817 10,838

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,825 4,805 4,768 4,001 +0.4 +0.8 +20.6 4,748 4,892 4,980 3,933
Consumer staples............................ 630 660 675 711 -4.5 -2.2 -11.4 631 659 668 713
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 249,971 248,931 249,049 239,326 +0.4 0.0 +4.4 246,049 245,871 245,939 235,515
Automotive equipment........................ 5,727 5,893 5,888 5,735 -2.8 +0.1 -0.1 5,612 5,748 5,791 5,617
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,095 10,054 10,146 10,249 +0.4 -0.9 -1.5 9,920 10,127 10,311 10,079
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 127,230 125,284 124,114 113,562 +1.6 +0.9 +12.0 125,567 124,216 123,993 112,267

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 304,977 302,921 303,289 291,648 +0.7 -0.1 +4.6 301,189 299,819 300,087 287,976
Nondefense................................ 141,587 140,262 140,218 127,062 +0.9 0.0 +11.4 141,266 140,162 140,570 126,756
Defense................................... 163,390 162,659 163,071 164,586 +0.4 -0.3 -0.7 159,923 159,657 159,517 161,220

Household durable goods
industries................................. 3,862 3,910 3,915 3,432 -1.2 -0.1 +12.5 3,832 3,970 4,075 3,394

See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedI

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct. Sep. Aug.- Oct. Oct Sep. Aug. Oct.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Oct.p Sep.r 87/86 1987p 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 328,463 326,670 325,394 318,276 +0.5 +0.4 +3.2 328,405 325,852 326,648 318,267


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 222,866 221,160 220,521 217,925 +0.8

Durable goods industries...................... 213,355 211,680 210,921 209,033 +0.8
With unfilled orders........................ 195,833 194,163 193,677 192,575 +0.9
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,083 7,029 7,055 6,889 +0.8
33 Primary metals.............................. 16,946 16,667 16,466 16,922 +1.7
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,727 7,514 7,407 7,630 +2.8
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,206 1,193 1,189 1,123 +1.1
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,013 7,960 7,870 8,169 +0.7
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,879 21,747 21,501 21,375 +0.6
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 40,858 40,512 40,879 42,308 +0.9
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,803 2,815 2,771 2,819 -0.4
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,415 6,405 6,594 7,146 +0.2
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,977 2,981 2,968 2,925 -0.1
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,582 9,523 9,654 10,215 +0.6
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,753 39,579 39,384 39,380 +0.4
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus...........;......... 4,785 4,801 4,844 4,949 -0.3
363 Household appliances...................... 2,798 2,732 2,608 2,756 +2.4
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,655 1,628 1,686 1,601 +1.7
366 Communication equipment................... 16,737 16,691 16,589 16,454 +0.3
367 Electronic components..................... 8,174 8,098 7,986 7,756 +0.9
'364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,604 5,629 5,671 5,864 -0.4
37 Transportation equipment.................... 56,785 55,987 55,582 53,330 +1.4
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,225 11,324 10,961 10,985 -0.9
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 41,568 40,740 40,671 38,758 +2.0
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,197 2,150 2,137 1,922 +2.2
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,587 12,675 12,561 12,655 -0.7
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,026 9,093 8,968 9,197 -0.7
386 Photographic goods." ...................... 2,887 2,904 2,914 2,879 -0.6
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,464 17,484 17,493 16,174 -0.1

Nondurable goods industries................... 115,108 114,990 114,473 109,243 +0.1
With unfilled orders........................ 27,033 26,997 26,844 25,350 +0.1
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,435 24,645 24,091 23,627 -0.9
202 Dairy products................. .......... 2,325 2,351 2,340 1,955 -1.1
208 Beverages................................. 4,385 4,484 4,376 4,695 -2.2
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,214 14,150 14,173 13,860 +0.5
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,611 5,744 5,903 5,481 -2.3
22 Textile mill products ....................... 6,989 6,896 6,957 6,516 +1.3
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,896 3,850 3,938 3,696 +1.2
26 Paper and allied products................... 10,990 11,052 11,021 10,276 -0.6
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,117 4,159 4,173 4,008 -1.0
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,863 2,834 2,811 2,542 +1.0
264 All other paper products.................. 4,010 4,059 4,037 3,726 -1.2
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 27,112 26,999 26,847 26,162 +0.4
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 7,958 7,982 7,967 7,875 -0.3
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 8,847 8,834 8,811 8,443 +0.1
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,500 6,449 6,394 5,919 +0.8
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,809 10,769 11,030 10,018 +0.4
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,121 9,069 9,104 8,443 +0.6
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 20,041 19,816 19,520 18,720 +1.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26,511 26,129 25,825 24,675 +1.5
Consumer staples............................ 41,920 42,142 42,136 40,806 -0.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 94,194 93,339 93,326 93,829 +0.9
Automotive equipment........................ 13,701 13,773 13,458 13,352 -0.5
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 23,639 23,547 23,459 22,221 +0.4
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 128,498 127,740 127,190 123,393 +0.6

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 109,179 108,078 108,380 107,754 +1.0
Nondefense................................ 72,256 71,767 72,315 73,272 +0.7
Defense................................... 36,923 36,311 36,065 34,482 +1.7

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,379 13,241 13,137 12,635 +1.0

See footnotes at end of table 2.


+0.3 +2.3 222,751 221,348 222,380 217,783

+0.4 +2.1 213,161 211,586 212,106 208,819
+0.3 +1.7 196,059 194,432 195,176 192,748
-0.4 +2.8 6,844 6,866 7,025 6,657
+1.2 +0.1 16,911 16,761 16,581 16,884
+1.4 +1.3 7,835 7,658 7,557 7,734
+0.3 +7.4 1,167 1,171 1,150 1,087

+1.1 -1.9 7,909 7,932 7,874 8,063
+1.1 +2.4 21,575 21,536 21,396 21,079
-0.9 -3.4 40,788 40,285 41,146 42,243
+1.6 -0.6 2,870 2,822 2,841 2,889

-2.9 -10.2 6,421 6,384 6,607 7,153
+0.4 +1.8 2,944 2,958 3,007 2,896
-1.4 -6.2 9,678 9,475 9,885 10,309
+0.5 +0.9 39,666 39,491 39,694 39,289


-0.9 -3.3 4,783 4,799 4,885 4,949
+4.8 +1.5 2,655 2,576 2,531 2,616
-3.4 +3.4 1,660 1,682 1,800 1,606
+0.6 +1.7 16,790 16,683 16,651 16,504
+1.4 +5.4 8,174 8,083 8,074 7,748
-0.7 -4.4 5,604 5,668 5,753 5,866
+0.7 +6.5 57,554 56,607 56,078 54,032
+3.3 +2.2 11,411 11,426 10,983 11,162
+0.2 +7.3 42,142 41,264 41,184 39,263

+0.6 +14.3 2,238 2,171 2,148 1,969
+0.9 -0.5 12,596 12,675 12,711 12,670

+1.4 -1.9 9,044 9,093 9,005 9,216
-0.3 +0.3 2,904 2,902 3,011 2,897

-0.1 +8.0 17,227 17,365 17,475 15,965

+0.5 +5.4 115,244 114,266 114,542 109,448
+0.6 +6.6 26,692 26,916 27,204 25,035
+2.3 +3.4 25,535 24,829 24,268 24,682
+0.5 +18.9 2,313 2,333 2,371 1,946
+2.5 -6.6 4,284 4,359 4,273 4,585
-0.2 +2.6 15,394 14,855 14,636 15,011
-2.7 +2.4 5,718 5,610 5,462 5,584
-0.9 +7.3 6,848 6,793 6,959 6,384

-2.2 +5.4 3,830 3,779 3,920 3,635
+0.3 +6.9 10,794 10,847 10,942 10,100
-0.3 +2.7 4,040 4,072 4,127 3,936
+0.8 +12.6 2,789 2,795 2,806 2,476
+0.5 +7.6 3,965 3,980 4,009 3,688
+0.6 +3.6 26,971 26,616 26,786 26,043

+0.2 +1.1 7,958 7,982 7,967 7,875
+0.3 +4.8 8,829 8,640 8,871 8,425
+0.9 +9.8 6,396 6,370 6,392 5,832
-2.4 +7.9 10,958 10,773 10,996 10,176
-0.4 +8.0 8,793 8,881 9,036 8,145

+1.5 +7.1 19,627 19,917 20,093 18,334


+1.2 +7.4 25,814 25,836 26,218 24,023
0.0 +2.7 43,013 42,341 42,209 41,859

0.0 +0.4 94,518 93,237 93,715 94,128
+2.3 +2.6 13,777 13,785 13,387 13,422

+0.4 +6.4 23,166 23,268 23,309 21,784

+0.4 +4.1 128,117 127,385 127,810 123,051


-0.3 +1.3 109,843 108,415 109,329 108,357
-0.8 -1.4 72,805 71,838 72,893 73,794
+0.7 +7.1 37,038 36,577 36,436 34,562


+0.8 +5.9 13,125 13,082 13,357 12,390








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

(MillIons of dollars)


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............ 104,583 104,842 103,930 101,147 -0.2

Durable goods industries...................... 59,570 59,554 59,328 58,966 0.0
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,173 2,169 2,222 2,212 +0.2
Primary metals.............................. 5,161 5,117 5,108 5,481 +0.9
Fabricated metal products................... 7,350 7,428 7,232 7,367 -1.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 11,837 11,670 11,672 11,606 +1.4
Electrical machinery........................ 10,456 10,458 10,512 10,286 0.0
Transportation equipment.................... 11,912 11,970 11,721 11,925 -0.5
Instruments and related products............ 4,242 4,278 4,263 3,968 -0.8

All other durable goods..................... 6,439 6,458 6,598 6,121 -0.3

Nondurable goods industries................... 45,013 45,288 44,602 42,181 -0.6
Food and kindred products................... 9,147 9,535 9,017 8,761 -4.1
Tobacco products............................ 4,524 4,737 4,856 4,280 -4.5
Textile mill products....................... 1,962 1,944 1,890 1,774 +0.9
Paper and allied products................... 5,860 5,874 5,801 5,267 -0.2
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,097 9,070 8,954 9,046 +0.3
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,214 3,213 3,190 3.100 0.0
Rubber and plastics products................ 3.555 3,450 3,474 3,158 +3.0

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,654 7,465 7,420 6,795 +2.5

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 117,857 117,055 116,091 114,164 +0.7

Durable goods industries...................... 99,288 98,623 97,706 96,892 +0.7
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,050 1,028 1,013 971 +2.1
Primary metals.............................. 6,669 6,553 6,444 6,466 +1.8
Fabricated metal products................... 7,774 7,601 7,505 7,393 +2.3
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,740 16,902 16,563 17,718 -1.0
Electrical machinery........................ 20,329 20,405 20,222 20,441 -0.4
Transportation equipment.................... 38,430 37,757 37,664 35,452 +1.8
Instruments and related products............ 4,735 4,801 4,704 5,054 -1.4

All other durable goods..................... 3,561 3,576 3,591 3,397 -0.4

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,569 18,432 18,385 17,272 +0.7
Food and kindred products................... 2,508 2,471 2,479 2,492 +1.5
Tobacco products............................ 238 167 116 259 +42.5
Textile mill products....................... 2,144 2,151 2,163 1,947 -0.3
Paper and allied products................... 1,229 1,242 1,251 1,208 -1.0
Chemicals and allied products............... 3,929 3,992 4,013 3,953 -1.6
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,566 2,362 2,431 2,033 +8.6
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,359 1,416 1,439 1,356 -4.0

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,596 4,631 4,493 4,024 -0.8

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 106,023 104,773 105,373 102,965 +1.2

Durable goods industries...................... 54,497 53,503 53,887 53,175 +1.9
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,860 3,832 3,820 3,706 +0.7
Primary metals.............................. 5,116 4,997 4,914 4,975 +2.4
Fabricated metal products................... 6,755 6,718 6,764 6,615 +0.6
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,281 11,940 12,644 12,984 +2.9
Electrical machinery........................ 8,968 8,716 8,650 8,653 +2.9
Transportation equipment.................... 6,443 6,254 6,197 5,953 +3.0
Instruments and related products............ 3,610 3,596 3,594 3,633 +0.4

All other durable goods..................... 7,464 7,450 7,304 6,656 +0.2

Nondurable goods industries................... 51,526 51,270 51,486 49,790 +0.5
Food and kindred products................... 12,780 12,639 12,595 12,374 +1.1
Tobacco products............................ 849 840 931 942 +1.1
Textile mill products....................... 2,883 2,801 2,904 2,795 +2.9
Paper and allied products................... 3,901 3,936 3,969 3,801 -0.9
Chemicals and allied products............... 14,086 13,937 13,880 13,163 +1.1
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,029 5,194 5,409 4,885 -3.2
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,207 4,203 4,191 3,929 +0.1

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,791 7,720 7,607 7,901 +0.9


Preliminary. Revised.


+0.9 +3.4 104,475 104,338 103,674 101,149

+0.4 +1.0 59,779 59,721 59,627 59,250
-2.4 -1.8 2,180 2,177 2,229 2,219
+0.2 -5.8 5,354 5,203 5,167 5,675
+2.7 -0.2 7.,296 7,439 7,281 7,312
0.0 +2.0 11,821 11,678 11,714 11,578
-0.5 +1.7 10,321 10,406 10,594 10,151
+2.2 -0.1 11,952 11,987 11,746 12,032
+0.4 +6.9 4,253 4,290 4,292 4,003

-2.1 +5.2 6,602 6,541 6,604 6,280

+1.5 +6.7 44,696 44,617 44,047 41,899
+5.7 +4.4 9,244 8,999 8,642 8,847
-2.5 +5.7 4,525 4,650 4,486 4,274
+2.9 +10.6 1,876 1,896 1,890 1,697
+1.3 +11.3 5,784 5,824 5,744 5,205
+1.1 +0.6 9,053 9,056 9,012 9,002
+0.7 +3.7 3,213 3,194 3,165 3,103
-0.7 +12.6 3,452 3,414 3,445 3,068

+0.6 +12.6 7,549 7,584 7,663 6,703



+0.8 +3.2 118,805 117,850 117,132 114,962

+0.9 +2.5 100,228 99,392 98,677 97,669
+1.5 +8.1 1,024 1,012 1,017 945
+1.7 +3.1 6,638 (,6:7 6,537 6,430
+1.3 +5.2 7,755 7,658 7,481 7,378
+2.0 -5.5 16,801 16,897 16,755 17,803
+0.9 -0.5 20,573 20,447 20,400 20,680
+0.2 +8.4 39,137 38,360 38,122 35,992
+2.1 -6.3 4,749 4,811 4,754 5,059

-0.4 +4.8 3,551 3,590 3,611 3.382

+0.3 +7.5 18,577 18,458 18,455 17,293
-0.3 +0.6 2,520 2,444 2,466 2,497
+44.0 -8.1 240 167 116 265
-0.6 +10.1 2,152 2,132 2,150 1,954
-0.7 +1.7 1,237 1,255 1,276 1,216
-0.5 -0.6 3,985 4,090 4.055 4,011
-2.8 +26.2 2,566 2,348 2,412 2,035
-1.6 +0.2 1,360 1,422 1,439 1,360

+3.1 +14.2 4,517 4,600 4,541 3.955



-0.6 +3.0 105,125 103,664 105,842 102.156

-0.7 +2.5 53,154 52,473 53,802 51,900
+0.3 +4.2 3,640 3,677 3,779 3,493
+1.7 +2.8 4,919 4,941 4,877 4,779
-0.7 +2.1 6,524 6,439 6,634 6,389
-5.6 -5.4 12,166 11,710 12,677 12,862
+0.8 +3.6 8,772 8,638 8,700 8,458
+0.9 +8.2 6,465 6,260 6,210 6,008
+0.1 -0.6 3,594 3,574 3,665 3,608

+2.0 +12.1 7,074 7,234 7,260 6,303

-0.4 +3.5 51,971 51,191 52,040 50,256
+0.3 +3.3 13,771 13,386 13,160 13,338
-9.8 -9.9 953 793 860 1,045
-3.5 +3.1 2,820 2,765 2,919 2,733
-0.8 +2.6 3,773 3,768 3,922 3,679
+0.4 +7.0 13,933 13,470 13,719 13,030
-4.0 +2.9 5,179 5,231 5,419 5,038
+0.3 +7.1 3,981 4,045 4,152 3,717

+1.5 -1.4 7,561 7,733 7,889 7,676


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 ratio1

Industry
SIC Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct. Oct. Sep. Aug. Oct.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r 1987P 1987' 1987 1986r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.59 1.59 1.62 1.68 3.52 3.48 3.60 3.55

Durable goods industries....................... 1.97 1.95 2.03 2.07 4.39 4.30 4.49 4.42
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.32 1.38 1.45 1.44 0.54 0.57 0.59 0.60
33 Primary metals............................... 1.69 1.68 1.77 2.01 2.13 2.11 2.18 1.96
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.99 1.97 1.96 1.88 1.96 1.92 1.93 1.79
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.21 2.18 2.26 2.55 3.31 3.27 3.35 3.56
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.08 2.05 2.06 2.23 4.97 4.88 4.89 5.31
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.07 2.02 2.20 2.00 11.31 10.46 11.97 10.57
38 Instruments and related products ............. 2.31 2.32 2.39 2.39 1.63 1.67 1.70 1.60

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.18 1.18 1.19 1.23 0.55 0.56 0.55 0.47
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.86 0.87 0.86 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 4.35 2.94 3.97 4.64 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.44 1.43 1.44 1.40 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.06 1.08 1.11 1.13 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.47 1.48 1.49 1.59 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.95 0.97 0.96 1.08 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.37 1.39 1.42 1.40 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

1Excludes 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

Year All Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct.
Industry ago Octs. 1986- ago Octs. 1986- ago Octs. 1986- ago Octs. 1986-
SIC Oct. 1982- Sept. Oct. 1982- Sept. Oct. 1982- Sept. Oct. 1982- Sept.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

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

Durable goods industries............... 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ....... 0.6 1.5 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.2 1.4 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.4
33 Primary metals....................... 0.8 0.3 0.7 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.7 1.1 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical ........ 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 2.6 1.1 1.5 1.5 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.0 0.4 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.6 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.0 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.3
22 Textile mill products................ 0.8 0.7 0.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.8 1.4 0.5
26 Paper and allied products.... ....... 0.8 0.8 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.2 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.9 1.0 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.4 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.0 0.5 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.3 0.6
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.3 0.7 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.5 0.6 0.2 1.4 2.8 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 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.





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