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New orders for manufactured goods in January decreased
$1.3 billion or 0.6 percent from December to $212.6 billion.
New orders for durable goods decreased $1.8 billion or 1.5
percent to $113.9 billion; this revises the earlier reported
decline of 2.8 percent, with most of the revision in the
aircraft and parts industry. New orders for nondurable
goods were up $0.5 billion or 0.5 percent to $98.7 billion.
Shipments of manufactured goods declined in January
$3.7 billion or 1.7 percent to $207.7 billion. All of the
decline was in the durable goods sector, down $3.9 billion
or 3.5 percent to $109.1 billion. Shipments of nondurable
goods increased $0.3 billion- or 0.3 percent to $98.6
billion.

Unfilled orders for manufactured goods increased $4.9
billion or 1.2 percent to $408.4 billion. This is the
largest one-month increase since the 1.7 percent increase
last July.
Current cost inventories at the end of January were up
$2.7 billion or 0.8 percent to $336.3 billion. Durable
goods inventories increased 0.9 percent and nondurables 0.6
percent. The inventory to shipments ratio for January was
1.62 up from 1.58 in December.

New Orders

Within the durable goods sector, large declines in
orders for transportation equipment and primary metals more
than offset increases in the machinery -categories.
Transportation was down $2.7 billion or 8.8 percent to $28.4
billion; aircraft and parts dropped $2.2 billion or 17.4
percent and motor vehicles and parts $0.9 billion or 5.5
percent. Primary metals declined $1.8 billion or 15.0
percent to $10.2 billion, following 10.0 percent increase in
December.

Both electrical and nonelectrical machinery orders
increased in January. Electrical machinery was up $1.1
billion or 5.8 percent to $20.9 billion; increases were
widespread in the specific categories. Nonelectrical
machinery increased $1.3 billion or 6.8 percent to $20.5
billion. Most of the increase was in office and computing
equipment, up $1.1 billion or 24.2 percent to $5.7 billion.
Within nondurables, declines in tobacco and petroleum
products were more than offset by increases in most of the
other categories.


The decline in durable goods shipments of 3.5 percent
resulted from decreases in nearly all categories except
machinery. Transportation equipment declined $3.5 billion
or 12.0 percent to $25.6 billion, with all categories except
railroad equipment decreasing. Primary metals declined
$0.9 billion or 8.1 percent to $10.4 billion with both steel
and nonferrous declining.

Electrical machinery shipments increased $0.4 billion
or 2.2 percent to $19.9 billion with a mixed pattern of
change in the specific categories. Nonelectrical machinery
increased $0.4 billion or 2.2 percent to $19.8 billion; an
increase in office and computing equipment more than offset
declines in most of the other categories.

Shipments of nondurable goods were up 0.3 percent;
declines in tobacco and petroleum products were offset by
increases in most of the other categories.
Unfilled Orders

Unfilled orders for durable goods increased $4.8
billion or 1.2 percent to $394.6 billion. Transportation
equipment increased $2.8 billion or 1.6 percent, all of
which was in aircraft and parts. Electrical machinery
increased $1.0 billion or 1.1 percent, most of which was in
communication equipment. Nonelectrical machinery increased
$0.7 billion or 1.2 percent, reflecting scattered smaller
increases.

Inventories
Increases in inventories of durable goods manufacturers
were widespread. Transportation equipment was up $0.6
billion or 1.0 percent; primary metals were up $0.5 billion
or 2.9 percent; and nonelectrical machinery was up $0.5
billion or 1.1 percent. The largest increases in
inventories of nondurable goods manufacturers were in
chemicals, rubber and plastics, and printing and publishing;
the largest declines were in petroleum products and apparel.

Inventories in all stages of processing increased in
January. Materials and supplies were up 0.7 percent, work
in process 0.6 percent and finished goods 1.1 percent.


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RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
February 1988 is scheduled for March 22, 1988, at
and the full report on March 30, 1988, at 10:00
schedule of release dates for 1988 can be found on
of this publication.


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
data of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATATM. The online version of the report can be read from a terminal
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DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.


l.__ CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Manufacturers' Shipments,

MANA 7I g Inventories, and Orders


January 1988
.Qf Coro M3-(88) -1
.C.SEN J For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, March 2, 1988

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

Shipments


Summary









Table 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES XN6 S-IFPLFMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seda-nall Edlusted Not Has nal, all, tpd

Industry ,.- r.l, Perc-.r -:r.anre l-anrl 0 Year to date
SIC Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec.- Nov.- Jan.- Jan. Z Dec. Nov. Jan.
Code 1988P 1987r 1987 1987r JanP Dec.t 88/87 1988P 1987r 1987 1987 1988P 1987


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


363
365
366
367
364,9
37
371
372,6
3731,95

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39



20
202
208
203-6,9
21
22
221-4,6
8,9
26
261-3,6
265
264
28
281,6

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


'91,148 174,671


104,101

98,193
79,711
4,454
9,800
4,248
697

4,855
10,192
16,673
1,104

2,226
707
3,792


93,339

89,625
71,317
4,297
7,647
3,240
747

3,660
10,030
14,076
944

1,616
589
3.024


All manufacturing industries 207,691 211,356 207,226 189,642 -1.7 +2.0 +9.5 191,t14 204,228 205,722 174,671

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 115,044 117,647 113,970 102,895 -2.2 +3.2 +11.8 104,101 116,.;3 113,921 93(339

Durable goods industries.......... 109,100 113,026 108,378 99,255 -3.5 +4.3 +9.9 98,193 108,872 107,625 89,625
With unfilled orders............ 89,075 92,305 88,339 79,422 -3.5 +4.5 +12.2 79,711 91,371 88,158 71,317
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,163 5,280 5,282 4,986 -2.2 0.0 +3.5 4,454 4,552 5,132 4,297
Primary metals.................. 10,365 11,273 10,608 8,068 -8.1 +6.3 +28.5 9,800 10,205 10,152 7,647
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,411 4,794 4,741 3,358 -8.0 +1.1 +31.4 4,248 4,404 4,451 3,240
Iron and steel foundries ...... 745 815 807 795 -8.6 +1.0 -6.3 697 680 813 747
Nonferrous and other primary
metals ...................... 5,209 5,664 5,060 3,915 -8.0 +11.9 +33.1 4,855 5,121 4,888 3,660
Fabricated metal products....... 11,174 11,460 11,166 10,937 -2.5 +2.6 +2.2 10,192 10,445 10,928 10,030
Machinery, except electrical.... 19,775 19,351 18,103 16,597 +2.2 +6.9 +19.1 16,673 20,615 17,776 14,076
Engines and turbines.......... 1,208 1,674 1,405 1,029 -27.8 +19.1 +17.4 1,104 1,607 1,370 944
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,490 2,426 2,372 1,814 +2.6 +2.3 +37.3 2,226 2,344 2,392 1,616
Metalworking machinery........ 854 804 821 707 +6.2 -2.1 +20.8 707 829 822 589
Office and computing machines. 5,668 4,818 4,514 4,532 +17.6 +6.7 +25.1 3,792 6,822 4,797 3,024
Electrical machinery........... 19,894 19,471 19,377 17,594 +2.2 +0.5 +13.1 17,605 20,244 19,928 15,586
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,419 2,206 2,329 2,086 +9.7 -5.3 +16.0 2,112 2,291 2,321 1,826
Household appliances.......... 1,557 1,532 1,544 1,491 +1.6 -0.8 +4.4 1,418 1,352 1,454 1,367
Radio and TV.................. 1,033 1,036 1,172 1,147 -0.3 -11.6 -9.9 945 1,026 1,269 1,051
Communication equipment....... 6,369 6,448 6,196 5,811 -1.2 +4.1 +9.6 5,288 7,547 6,399 4.,837
Electronic components......... 4,719 4,711 4,509 3,904 +0.2 +4.5 +20.9 4,360 4,414 4,530 3,611
Other electrical machinery.... 3,797 3,538 3,627 3,155 +7.3 -2.5 +20.3 3,482 3,614 3,955 2,894
Transportation equipment........ 25,645 29,156 27,107 25,540 -12.0 +7.6 +0.4 24,532 26,979 27,452 24,426
Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,196 17,050 17,116 16,710 -5.0 -0.4 -3.1 15,835 14,348 17,425 16,322
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,690 10,182 8,438 7,258 -24.5 +20.7 +6.0 6,976 10,687 8,461 6,567
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 776 1,049 749 651 -26.0 +40.1 +19.2 776 1,049 749 651
Instruments and related products 5,464 5,398 5,375 4,878 +1.2 +0.4 +12.0 4,985 5,597 5,389 4,439
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,686 3,614 3,585 3,200 +2.0 +0.8 +15.2 3,491 3,788 3,478 3,026
Photographic goods............ 1,589 1,599 1,618 1,508 -0.6 -1.2 +5.4 1,344 1,658 1,737 1,279

All other durable goods......... 11,620 11,637 11,360 10,655 -0.1 +2.4 +9.1 9,952 10,235 10,868 9,124

Nondurable goods industries....... 98,591 98,330 98,848 90,387 +0.3 -0.5 +9.1 92,955 95,356 98,097 85,046
With unfilled orders............ 25,969 25,342 25,631 23,473 +2.5 -1.1 +10.6 24,390 24,892 25,763 22,022
Food and kindred products....... 29,276 28,389 28,646 26,976 +3.1 -0.9 +8.5 27,179 28,411 28,604 25,019
Dairy products................ 3,948 4,007 4,002 3,808 -1.5 +0.1 +3.7 3,755 3,867 3,979 3,624
Beverages..................... 3,753 3,774 3,633 3,651 -0.6 +3.9 +2.8 3,265 3,375 3,420 3,165
All other foods............... 13,733 12,841 13,212 12,214 +6.9 -2.8 +12.4 12,634 13,300 13,372 11,214
Tobacco products................ 920 2,169 1,874 782 -57.6 +15.7 +17.6 920 2,169 1,874 782
Textile mill products........... 4,707 4,587 4,880 4,552 +2.6 -6.0 +3.4 4,088 4,350 4,795 3,948

Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,880 2,763 3,044 2,722 +4.2 -9.2 +5.8 2,572 2,775 2,924 2,432
Paper and allied products....... 10,704 10,600 10,451 9,235 +1.0 +1.4 +15.9 10,416 10,112 10,071 8,983
Pulp, paper etc............... 4,841 4,742 4,597 4,092 +2.1 +3.2 +18.3 4,663 4,668 4,495 3,936
Paperboard containers......... 2,277 2.331 2,248 1,891 -2.3 +3.7 +20.4 2,227 2,117 2,145 1,849
All other paper products...... 3,586 3,527 3,606 3,252 +1.7 -2.2 +10.3 3,526 3,327 3,431 3,198
Chemicals and allied products... 19,141 18,626 18,850 17,010 +2.8 -1.2 +12.5 18,766 18,250 17,687 16,633
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,438 5,394 5,283 4,886 +0.8 +2.1 +11.3 5,172 5,309 5,145 4,644
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,638 6,162 6,207 5,981 +7.7 -0.7 +11.0 6,665 6,269 5,848 5,978
Other chemical products....... 4,562 4,497 4,630 3,964 +1.4 -2.9 +15.1 4,343 4,373 4,502 3,772
Petroleum and coal products..... 10,297 10,796 11,099 10,012 -4.6 -2.7 +2.8 10,111 10,630 11,068 9,768
Rubber and plastics products.... 6,848 6,869 6,826 6,306 -0.3 +0.6 +8.6 6,370 6,212 6,827 5,859

All other nondurable goods...... 16,698 16,294 16,222 15,514 +2.5 +0.4 +7.6 15,105 15,222 17,171 14,054

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 14,066 13,725 13,677 13,211 +2.5 +0.4 +6.5 12,047 11,510 14,101 11,340
Consumer staples................ 41,240 40,852 40,859 37,828 +0.9 0.0 +9.0 38,568 41,117 40,970 35,342
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 34,258 35,361 32,282 29,547 -3.1 +9.5 +15.9 29,298 38,602 32,203 25,270
Automotive equipment............ 18,244 18,927 19,053 18,677 -3.6 -0.7 -2.3 17,746 16,056 19,324 18,149
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,413 16,817 16,600 15,633 -2.4 +1.3 +5.0 13,971 14,685 15,858 13,275
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 83,470 85,674 84,755 74,746 -2.6 +1.1 +11.7 79,518 82,258 83,266 71,295

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 39,191 40,825 37,862 34,009 -4.0 +7.8 +15.2 33,667 44,343 38,326 29,298
Nondefense.................... 30,800 30,731 28,622 25,655 +0.2 +7.4 +20.1 26,224 33,415 28,916 21,897
Defense....................... 8,391 10,094 9,240 8,354 -16.9 +9.2 +0.4 7,443 10,928 9,410 7,401

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,718 6,433 6,566 6,199 +4.4 -2.0 +8.4 5,743 5,752 6,612 5,326


2,432
8,983
3,936
1,849
3,198
16,633

4,644
5,978
3,772
9,768
5,859


15,105 14,054


12,047 11,340
38,568 35,342

29,298 25,270
17,746 18,149

13,971 13,275

79,518 71,295


33,667 ?0.294
26,224 2,n"*'
7,443 7,401


5,743 5,326


See footnotes at end of table 2.


17,605 15,586


2,112 1,826
1,418 1,367
945 1.,051
5,288 4,837
4,360 3,611
3,482 2,894
24,532 24,426
15,835 16,322
6,976 6,567

776 651
4,985 4,439

3,491 3.026
1,344 1,279

9,952 9,124

92,955 85,046
24,390 22,022
27,179 25,019
3,755 3,624
3,265 3,165
12,634 11,214
920 782
4,088 3,948


2,572
10,416
4,663
2,227
3,526
18,766

5,172
6,665
4,343
10,111
6,370


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)


All manufacturing industries 212,571 213,822 209,626 187,629 -0.6 +2.0 +13.3 199,902 208,377 209,404 176,302

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 119,924 120,113 116,370 100,882 -0.2 +3.2 +18.9 112,855 120,412 117,603 94,970

Durable goods industries.......... 113,861 115,620 110,949 96,913 -1.5 +4.2 +17.5 106,641 113,164 111,659 90,761
With unfilled orders............ 93,836 94,899 90,910 77,080 -1.1 +4.4 +21.7 88,159 95,663 92,192 72,453
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,139 5,202 5,301 4,960 -1.2 -1.9 +3.6 4,490 4,490 5,144 4,333
33 Primary metals.................. 10,197 11,997 10,903 7,642 -15.0 +10.0 +33.4 10,758 11,464 10,463 8,133
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,231 5,333 5,053 3,084 -20.7 +5.5 +37.2 4,573 5,339 4,873 3,409
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 754 824 905 789 -8.5 -9.0 -4.4 843 628 905 873
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,212 5,840 4,945 3,769 -10.8 +18.1 +38.3 5,342 5,497 4,685 3,851
34 Fabricated metal products....... 10,999 11,472 11,290 10,857 -4.1 +1.6 +1.3 10,077 10,556 10,998 9,992
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 20,493 19,195 18,024 16,038 +6.8 +6.5 +27.8 17,548 19,810 17,917 13,695
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,258 1,206 1,376 652 +4.3 -12.4 +92.9 1,073 1,068 1,357 492
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,473 2,708 2,361 1,721 -8.7 +14.7 +43.7 2,242 2,664 2,432 1,539
354 Metalworking machinery........ 935 840 792 731 +11.3 +6.1 +27.9 820 735 775 636
357 Office and computing machines. 5,690 4,582 4,309 4,072 +24.2 +6.3 +39.7 3,671 6,080 4,762 2,467
36 Electrical machinery............ 20,910 19,762 20,288 16,162 +5.8 -2.6 +29.4 19,454 20,373 20,134 14,925
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,446 2,100 2,310 2,104 +16.5 -9.1 +16.3 2,171 2,172 2,286 1,885
363 Household appliances.......... 1,612 1,568 1,525 1,436 +2.8 +2.8 +12.3 1,502 1,378 1,439 1,346
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,035 965 1,173 1,137 +7.3 -17.7 -9.0 947 955 1,270 1,041
366 Communication equipment....... 7,098 6,761 6,727 5,285 +5.0 +0.5 +34.3 6,747 7,671 6,497 4,926
367 Electronic components......... 4,905 4,753 4,905 2,996 +3.2 -3.1 +63.7 4,614 4,530 4,693 2,806
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,814 3,615 3,648 3,204 +5.5 -0.9 +19.0 3,473 3,667 3,949 2,921
37 Transportation equipment........ 28,427 31,155 28,603 25,125 -8.8 +8.9 +13.1 28,748 31,037 31,099 25,492
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 10,530 12,755 9,094 7,046 -17.4 +40.3 +49.4 11,318 15,433 10,990 7,838
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 861 465 1,547 441 +85.2 -69.9 +95.2 683 276 1,884 308
38 Instruments and related products 5,652 5,411 5,437 5,102 +4.5 -0.5 +10.8 5,194 5,617 5,400 4,682
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,856 3,673 3,726 3,425 +5.0 -1.4 +12.6 3,661 3,847 3,619 3,251
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 12,044 11,426 11,103 11,027 +5.4 +2.9 +9.2 10,372 9,817 10,504 9,509

Nondurable goods industries....... 98,710 98,202 98,677 90,716 +0.5 -0.5 +8.8 93,261 95,213 97,745 85,541
With unfilled orders............ 26,088 25,214 25,460 23,802 +3.5 -1.0 +9.6 24,696 24,749 25,411 22,517

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel .......... 14,437 13,463 13,500 13,637 +7.2 -0.3 +5.9 12,553 11,161 13,802 11,863
Consumer staples ................ 41,169 40,899 40,888 37,803 +0.7 0.0 +8.9 38,535 41,182 40,983 35,369
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 35,890 35,353 34,434 28,224 +1.5 +2.7 +27.2 33,152 39,667 36,252 26,131
Automotive equipment............ 18,108 18,880 19,098 18,681 -4.1 -1.1 -3.1 17,720 16,084 19,310 18,284
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,294 17,097 16,799 15,473 -4.7 +1.8 +5.3 13,987 14,843 16,001 13,237
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 86,673 88,130 84,907 73,811 -1.7 +3.8 +17.4 83,955 85,440 83,056 71,418

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries ......... 43,453 42,927 39,824 32,584 +1.2 +7.8 +33.4 40,127 47,525 42,262 30,010
Nondefense.................... 34,746 33,879 30,085 26,771 +2.6 +12.6 +29.8 30,314 35,848 30,576 23,185
Defense....................... 8,707 9,048 9,739 5,813 -3.8 -7.1 +49.8 9,813 11,677 11,686 6,825

Household durable goods
industries..................... 7,033 6,205 6,361 6,518 +13.3 -2.5 +7.9 6,163 5,478 6,362 5,741


112,855 94,970


106,641
88,159
4,490
10,758
4,573
843


90,761
72,453
4,333
8,133
3,409
873


5,342 3,851
10,077 9,992
17,548 13,695
1,073 492

2,242 1,539
820 636
3,671 2,467
19,454 14,925


2,171
1,502
947
6,747
4,614
3,473
28,748
11,318

683
5,194


1,885
1,346
1,041
4,926
2,806
2,921
25,492
7,838

308
4,682


3,661 3,251

10,372 9,509

93,261 85,541
24,696 22,517


12,553
38,535

33,152
17,720

13,987


11,863
35,369

26,131
18,284

13,237


83,955 71,418


40,127 30,010
30,314 23,185
9,813 6,825


6,163 5,741


PPreliminary. rRevised.

1Shipments 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.








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 Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Dec.- Nov.- Jan.- Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan.
Code 1988P 1987r 1987 1987r Jan.P Dec.r 88/87 1988p 1987r 1987 1987

All manufacturing industries............ 408,376 403,496 401,030 370.961 +1.2 +0.6 +10.1 409,168 400,414 396,265 372,041

Durable goods industries...................... 394,621 389,860 387,266 359,513 +1.2 +0.7 +9.8 395,593 387,145 382,853 360,672
32 Stone. clay, and glass products............. 2,541 2,565 2,643 2,508 -0.9 -3.0 +1.3 2,503 2,467 2,529 2,466
33 Primary metals.............................. 22,167 22,335 21,611 16,892 -0.8 +3.4 +31.2 22,563 21,605 20,346 17.213
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ................ 12,071 12,251 11,712 8,891 -1.5 +4.6 +35.8 12,204 11,879 10,944 9,020
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,987 2,978 2,969 2,752 +0.3 +0.3 +8.5 3,044 2,898 2,950 2,802
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,109 7,106 6,930 5,249 0.0 +2.5 +35.4 7,315 6.828 6,452 5,391
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,381 19,556 19,544 18,813 -0.9 +0.1 +3.0 19,235 19,350 19,239 18,659
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 58,382 57,664 57,820 54,737 +1.2 -0.3 +6.7 57,790 56,915 57,720 54,177
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,609 14,559 15,027 14,018 +0.3 -3.1 +4.2 14,654 14,685 15,224 14,053
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,833 4,850 4,568 4,207 -0.4 +6.2 +14.9 4,901 4,885 4,565 4,258
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,119 3,038 3,002 3,171 +2.7 +1.2 -1.6 3,050 2,937 3,031 3,102
357 Office and computing machines............. 18,902 18,880 19,116 18,769 +0.1 -1.2 +0.7 18,146 18,267 19,009 18,076
36 Electrical machinery........................ 97,249 96,233 95,942 92,412 +1.1 +0.3 +5.2 96,653 94,804 94,675 91,909
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,554 5,527 5,633 5,412 +0.5 -1.9 +2.6 5,533 5,474 5,593 5,387
363 Household appliances...................... 275 220 184 235 +25.0 +19.6 +17.0 283 199 173 242
365 Radio and TV.............................. 362 360 431 353 +0.6 -16.5 +2.5 362 360 431 353
366 Communication equipment................... 71,182 70,453 70,140 69,503 +1.0 +0.4 +2.4 71,024 69,565 69,441 69,375
367 Electronic components..................... 17,982 17,796 17,754 15,143 +1.0 +0.2 +18.7 17,604 17,350 17,234 14,826
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,894 1,877 1,800 1,766 +0.9 +4.3 +7.2 1,847 1,856 1,803 1,726
37 Transportation equipment.................... 179,585 176,803 174,804 160,550 +1.6 +1.1 +11.9 181,787 177,571 173,513 162,855
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 155,049 152,209 149,636 137,459 +1.9 +1.7 +12.8 157,579 153,237 148,491 139,997
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 18,513 18,428 19,012 17,252 +0.5 -3.1 +7.3 18,185 18,278 19,051 17,003
38 Instruments and related products............ 9,158 8,970 8,957 8,439 +2.1 +0.1 +8.5 9,130 8,921 8,901 8,418
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,216 8,046 7,987 7,629 +2.1 +0.7 +7.7 8,216 8,046 7,987 7,629
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,158 5,734 5,945 5,162 +7.4 -3.5 +19.3 5,932 5,512 5,930 4,975

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,755 13,636 13,764 11.448 +0.9 -0.9 +20.2 13,575 13,269 13,412 11,369

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,781 4,410 4,672 3,937 +8.4 -5.6 +21.4 4,630 4,124 4,473 3,855
Consumer staples............................ 627 698 651 745 -10.2 +7.2 -15.8 662 695 630 790
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 253,828 252,196 252,204 237,473 +0.6 0.0 +6.9 255,015 251,161 250,096 238,848
Automotive equipment........................ 5,599 5,735 5,782 5,623 -2.4 -0.8 -0.4 5,599 5,625 5,597 5,639
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,474 10,593 10,313 10,272 -1.1 +2.7 +2.0 10,261 10,245 10,087 10,050
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 133,067 129,864 127,408 112,911 +2.5 +1.9 +17.9 133,001 128,564 125,382 112,859

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 313,535 309,273 307,171 288,493 +1.4 +0.7 +8.7 314,918 308,458 305,276 290,026
Nondefense................................ 150,240 146,294 143,146 128,936 +2.7 +2.2 +16.5 149,579 145,489 143,056 128,308
Defense................................... 163,295 162,979 164,025 159,557 +0.2 -0.6 +2.3 165,339 162,969 162,220 161,718

Household durable goods
industries ................................. 3,764 3,449 3,677 3,388 +9.1 -6.2 +11.1 3,753 3,333 3,607 3,375

See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries............ 336,340 333,656 331,812 320,223 +0.8

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders .............................. 228,622 226,271 225,417 217,980 +1.0

Durable goods industries.............. ....... 218,773 216,753 215,931 208,935 +0.9
With unfilled orders........................ 200,721 198,791 198,103 192,093 +1.0
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,110 7,162 7,135 7,208 -0.7
33 Primary metals.............................. 18,054 17,542 17,249 17,124 +2.9
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,415 8,022 7,849 7,809 +4.9
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,258 1,270 1,255 1,116 -0.9
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,381 8,250 8,145 8,199 +1.6
34 Fabricated metal products................... 22,426 22,072 21,971 21,314 +1.6
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 41,868 41,418 41,191 41,324 +1.1
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,862 2,856 2,820 2,795 +0.2
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,782 6,483 6,401 6,842 +4.6
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,861 2,925 2,953 2,954 -2.2
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,979 9,954 9,812 9,794 +0.3
36 Electrical machinery........................ 40,039 39,975 40,190 39,096 +0.2
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,817 4,917 4,804 4,917 -2.0
363 Household appliances...................... 2,864 2,877 2,837 2,730 -0.5
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,690 1,623 1,622 1,728 +4.1
366 Communication equipment................... 16,535 16,503 17,004 16,297 +0.2
367 Electronic components..................... 8,368 8,317 8,269 7,728 +0.6
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,765 5,738 5,654 5,696 +0.5
37 Transportation equipment.................... 58,646 58,079 57,889 53,490 +1.0
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,614 11,413 11,459 11,036 +1.8
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 43,145 42,940 42,397 38,858 +0.5
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,116 2,043 2,216 1,995 +3.6
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,749 12,710 12,619 12,570 +0.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,165 9,117 9,048 9,074 +0.5
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,947 2,948 2,911 2,905 0.0
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,881 17,795 17,687 16,809 +0.5

Nondurable goods industries................... 117,567 116,903 115,881 111,288 +0.6
With unfilled orders......................... 27,901 27,480 27,314 25,887 +1.5
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,759 24,778 24,691 23,769 -0.1
202 Dairy products............................ 2,415 2,404 2,388 2,026 +0.5
208 Beverages................................. 4,386 4,445 4,525 4,687 -1.3
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,386 14,364 14,179 14,041 +0.2
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,619 5,569 5,600 5,604 +0.9
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,881 6,874 6,930 6,679 +0.1
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,847 3,839 3,883 3,774 +0.2
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,340 11,284 10,995 10,543 +0.5
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,206 4,266 4,155 4,082 -1.4
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,992 2,815 2,860 2,637 +6.3
264 All other paper products.................. 4,142 4,203 3,980 3,824 -1.5
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 28,325 27,743 27,321 27,158 +2.1
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments.............. ................... 8,500 8,255 8,126 8,179 +3.0
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,131 9,174 9,019 8,714 -0.5
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,942 6,664 6,552 6,452 +4.2
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,201 10,646 10,732 10,008 -4.2
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,509 9,220 9,121 8,601 +3.1
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 20,933 20,789 20,491 18,926 +0.7

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26,947 27,040 26,628 25,301 -0.3
Consumer staples............................ 42,789 42,717 42,476 41,535 +0.2
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 95,811 95,149 95,108 92,422 +0.7
Automotive equipment........................ 14,065 13,837 13,919 13,381 +1.6
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 24,527 24,196 23,989 22,947 +1.4
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 132,201 130,717 129,692 124,637 +1.1

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 111,503 110,830 110,672 106,510 +0.6
Nondefense................................ 74,403 73,804 73,063 72,270 +0.8
Defense................................... 37,100 37,026 37,609 34,240 +0.2

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,450 13,384 13,370 13,085 +0.5


+0.4 +4.9 225,650 221,475 223,909 215,212

+0.4 +4.7 216,633 212,704 214,613 206,933
+0.3 +4.5 198,232 194,711 197,081 189,773
+0.4 -1.4 6,997 7,045 6,909 7,095
+1.7 +5.4 17,873 17,404 17,231 16,942
+2.2 +7.8 8,230 8,011 7,992 7,635
+1.2 +12.7 1,245 1,235 1,203 1,105


+1.3 +2.2 8,398 8,158
+0.5 +5.2 22,298 21,738
+0.6 +1.3 41,599 40,730
+1.3 +2.4 2,767 2,675

+1.3 -0.9 6,775 6,478
-0.9 -3.1 2,844 2,834
+1.4 +1.9 9,769 9,705
-0.5 +2.4 39,456 39,213


4,800 4,792
2,792 2,707
1,575 1,514
16,396 16,362
8,318 8,268
5,575 5,570
57,736 56,583
11,764 11,465
42,090 41,347


8,036
21,631
41,136
2,882

6,433
2,938
9,767
39,716


4,761
2,641
1,562
16,982
8,179
5,591
58,248
11,598
42,540


8,202
21,193
41,055
2,698

6,834
2,937
9,590
38,531


4,897
2,669
1,609
16,165
7,681
5,510
52,716
11,183
37,946


-7.8 +6.1 2,074 1,997 2,252 1,950
+0.7 +1.4 12,569 12,367 12,527 12,391

+0.8 +1.0 9,037 8,963 9,069 8,950
+1.3 +1.4 2,912 2,792 2,835 2,864


+0.6 +6.4 18,105 17,624

+0.9 +5.6 117,998 116,112
+0.6 +7.8 27,418 26,764
+0.4 +4.2 25,335 25,181
+0.7 +19.2 2,374 2,328
-1.8 -6.4 4,404 4,425
+1.3 +2.5 14,774 14,794
-0.6 +0.3 6,074 5,890
-0.8 +3.0 6,776 6,674

-1.1 +1.9 3,797 3,748
+2.6 +7.6 11,334 11,177
+2.7 +3.0 4,260 4,261
-1.6 +13.5 3,040 2,810
+5.6 +8.3 4,034 4,106
+1.5 +4.3 28,365 27,650

+1.6 +3.9 8,500 8,255
+1.7 +4.8 8,967 8,985
+1.7 +7.6 7,032 6,647
-0.8 +1.9 10,270 10,585
+1.1 +10.6 9,456 9,089


17,215 17,010

116,100 111,645
26,828 25,439
25,797 24,292
2,346 1,991
4,403 4,711
15,173 14,407
5,668 6,051
6,753 6,578

3,816 3,724
10,868 10,530
4,084 4,132
2,791 2,671
3,993 3,727
27,377 27,171

8,126 8,179
9,048 8,554
6,412 6,506
11,222 10,057
8,834 8,540


+1.5 +10.6 20,388 19,866 19,581 18,426


+1.5 +6.5 26,567 26,044 25,306 24,943
+0.6 +3.0 43,368 42,939 43,320 42,102

0.0 +3.7 94,872 93,442 95,272 91,527
-0.6 +5.1 14,241 13,929 14,018 13,553

+0.9 +6.9 24,454 23,895 23,478 22,851

+0.8 +6.1 131,129 128,567 129,319 123,602


+0.1 +4.7 109,688 108,020 110,703 104,856
+1.0 +3.0 73,468 72,186 73,328 71,383
-1.6 +8.4 36,220 35,834 37,375 33,473


+0.1 +2.8 13,264 12,892 12,806 12,911


See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries............ 107,008 106,216 105,451 102,719 +0.7 +0.7 +4.2 107,858 106,969 104,941 103,427


Durable goods industries...................... 60,848 60,494 60,031 59,738 +0.6
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2.242 2,270 2,209 2,272 -1.2
Primary metals.............................. 5,562 5,425 5,238 5,592 +2.5
Fabricated metal products................... 8,004 7,691 7,396 7,398 +4.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,074 12,085 12,050 11,681 -0.1
Electrical machinery........................ 10,429 10,378 10,371 10,329 +0.5
Transportation equipment.................... 11,578 11,803 11,939 12,129 -1.9
Instruments and related products............ 4,245 4,214 4,287 4,022 +0.7

All other durable goods..................... 6,714 6,628 6,541 6,315 +1.3


Nondurable goods industries................... 46,160 45,722 45,420 42,981 +1.0
20 Food and kindred products................... 9,425 9,439 9,401 8,787 -0.1
21 Tobacco products............................ 4,470 4,439 4,538 4,703 +0.7
22 Textile mill products....................... 1,998 1,963 1,989 1,790 +1.8
26 Paper and allied products................... 6,156 6,035 5,818 5,356 +2.0
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 9,311 9,186 9,121 9,083 +1.4
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 3,027 3,190 3,219 2,992 -5.1
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 3,688 3,525 3,538 3,205 +4.6
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 8,085 7,945 7,796 7,065 +1.8

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 120,636 119,874 119,560 113,085 +0.6


Durable goods industries ...................... 101,906 101,246 100,824 95,620 +0.7
Stone, clay, and glass products ............. 1,090 1,066 1,058 1,040 +2.3
Primary metals ............................. 7,320 7,069 6,899 6,582 +3.6
Fabricated metal products................... 7,824 7,845 7,847 7,473 -0.3
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,405 16,368 16,601 16,687 +0.2
Electrical machinery........................ 20,488 20,502 20,702 20,089 -0.1
Transportation equipment.................... 40,252 39,890 39,407 35,298 +0.9
Instruments and related products............ 4,841 4,794 4,696 4,911 +1.0

All other durable goods..................... 3,686 3,712 3,614 3,540 -0.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,730 18,628 18,736 17,465 +0.5
Food and kindred products................... 2,493 2,436 2,482 2,397 +2.3
Tobacco products............................ 267 234 241 131 +14.1
Textile mill products ....................... 2,122 2,115 2,107 2,066 +0.3
Paper and allied products................... 1.275 1,236 1,220 1,224 +3.2
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,164 4,083 4,046 4,135 +2.0
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,274 2,403 2,556 1,943 -5.4
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,512 1,452 1,364 1,410 +4.1

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,623 4,669 4,720 4,159 -1.0

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 108,696 107,566 106,801 104,419 +1.1

Durable goods industries...................... 56,019 55,013 55,076 53,577 +1.8
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,778 3,826 3,868 3,896 -1.3
Primary metals .............................. 5,172 5,048 5,112 4,950 +2.5
Fabricated metal products.......... ....... 6,598 6,536 6,728 6,443 +0.9
Machinery, except electrical................. ...... 13,389 12,965 12,540 12,956 +3.3
Electrical machinery.......................... ....... 9122 9,095 9,117 8,678 +0.3
Transportation equipment............. ........ 6,816 6,386 6,543 6,063 +6.7
Instruments and related products............. 3,663 3,702 3,636 3,637 -1.1

All other durable goods..................... 7,481 7,455 7,532 6,954 +0.3

Nondurable goods industries................... 52,677 52,553 51,725 50,842 +0.2
Food and kindred products................... 12,841 12,903 12,808 12,585 -0.5
Tobacco products ............................ 882 896 821 770 -1.6
Textile mill products ........................ 2,761 2,796 2,834 2,823 -1.3
Paper and allied products .................... 3,909 4,013 3,957 3,963 -2.6
Chemicals and allied products ............... 14,850 14,474 14,154 13,940 +2.6

Petroleum and coal products ................. 4,900 5,053 4,957 5,073 -3.0
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,309 4,243 4,219 3,986 +1.6

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,225 8,175 7,975 7,702 +0.6


+0.8 +1.9 60,955 60,728 59,941 59,740
+2.8 -1.3 2,230 2,275 2,203 2,247
+3.6 -0.5 5,609 5,628 5,451 5,636
+4.0 +8.2 7,992 7,703 7,286 7,383
+0.3 +3.4 12,079 12,113 12,019 11,666
+0.1 +1.0 10,399 10,378 10,140 10,294
-1.1 -4.5 11,541 11,700 11,956 12,048
-1.7 +5.5 4,237 4,171 4,263 4,009

+1.3 +6.3 6,868 6,760 6,623 6,457

+0.7 +7.4 46,903 46,241 45,000 43,687
+0.4 +7.3 9,857 9,738 9,632 9,183
-2.2 -5.0 4,886 4,905 4,515 5,117
-1.3 +11.6 1,960 1,912 1,877 1,758
+3.7 +14.9 6,156 6,042 5,754 5,352
+0.7 +2.5 9,305 9,146 9,006 9,086
-0.9 +1.2 3,036 3,200 3.283 2,994
-0.4 +15.1 3,714 3,636 3,447 3,216

+1.9 +14.4 7,989 7,662 7,486 6,981



+0.3 +6.7 118,866 116,562 119,711 111,563

+0.4 +6.6 100,220 98,359 100,946 94,183
+0.8 +4.8 1,082 1,034 1,014 1,035
+2.5 +11.2 7,193 6,897 6,746 6,460
0.0 +4.7 7,640 7,560 7,817 7,305
-1.4 -1.7 16,246 15,947 16,609 16,539
-1.0 +2.0 20,245 20,069 20,799 19,856
+1.2 +14.0 39,401 38,553 39,740 34,645
+2.1 -1.4 4,720 4,616 4,670 4.795

+2.7 +4.1 3,693 3,683 3,551 3,548


+7.2
+4.0
+103.8
+2.7
+4.2
+0.7
+17.0
+7.2


18,646 18,203 18,765 17,380
2,550 2,428 2,503 2,451
268 237 243 132
2,129 2,092 2,117 .
1,265 1,222 1,239 1,;i.
4,116 3,890 4,084 4,078
2,281 2,411 2,606 1,944
1,515 1,455 1,370 1,418


-1.1 +11.2 4,522 4,468 4,603 4,072



+0.7 +4.1 107,907 105,285 106,061 103,588

-0.1 +4.6 55,458 53,617 53,726 53,010
-1.1 -3.0 3,685 3,736 3,692 3,813
-1.3 +4.5 5.071 4,879 5,034 4,846
-2.9 +2.4 6,666 6,475 6,528 6,505
+3.4 +3.3 13,274 12,670 12,508 12,850
-0.2 +5.1 8,812 8,766 8,777 8,381
-2.4 +12.4 6.794 6,330 6,552 6,023
+1.8 +0.7 3,612 3,580 3,594 3,587

-1.0 +7.6 7,544 7,181 7,041 7,005

+1.6 +3.6 52,449 51,668 52,335 50,578
+0.7 +2.0 12,928 13,015 13,662 12,658
+9.1 +14.5 920 748 910 802
-1.3 -2.2 2,687 2,670 2,759 2,749
+1.4 -1.4 3,913 3,913 3,875 j,.-
+2.3 +6.5 14,944 14,614 14,287 I.,'0"J'
+1.9 -3.4 4,953 4,974 5,333 5,119
+0.6 +8.1 4,227 3,998 4,017 3,906

+2.5 +6.8 7,877 7,736 7,492 7,373


PPreliminary. r revised.


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33
34
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36
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24,25,
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33
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36
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24,25,
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21
22
26
28
29
30
23,27,
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32
33
34
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36
37
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24,25,
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21
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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 Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan. Jan. Dec. Nov. Jan.
Code 1988P 1987er 1987 1987r 1988p 1987r 1987 1987r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.62 1.58 1.60 1.69 3.55 3.43 3.52 3.61


Durable goods industries....................... 2.01
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.38
33 Primary metals............................... 1.74
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 2.01
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.12
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.01
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.29
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.33


1.92 1.99 2.11 4.43 4.22 4.38 4.53
1.36 1.35 1.45 0.54 0.53 0.54 0.55
1.56 1.63 2.12 2.14 1.98 2.04 2.09
1.93 1.97 1.95 1.93 1.88 1.94 1.90
2.14 2.28 2.49 3.14 3.19 3.36 3.49
2.05 2.07 2.22 4.89 4.94 4.95 5.25
1.99 2.14 2.09 12.59 10.18 11.32 11.69
2.35 2.35 2.58 1.68 1.66 1.67 1.73


Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.19 1.19 1.17 1.23 0.53 0.54 0.54 0.49
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.87 0.86 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products ............................ 6.11 2.57 2.99 7.17 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.46 1.50 1.42 1.47 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.06 1.06 1.05 1.14 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.48 1.49 1.45 1.60 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.99 0.99 0.97 1.00 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.39 1.34 1.34 1.36 (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 Jan. Year All Jan. Year All Jan. Year All Jan.
Industry ago Jans. 1987- ago Jans. 987- ago Jans. 1987- ago Jans. 1987-
SIC Jan. 1983- Dec. Jan. 1983- Dec. Jan. 1983- Dec. Jan. 1983- Dec.
Code 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987 1987

All manufacturing industries..... 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 1.4 1.6 0.8 1.6 1.9 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.8 2.0 1.3 0.4
33 Primary metals....................... 1.0 0.9 0.7 0.2 1.0 1.1 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products............ 2.3 1.9 0.6 2.1 1.8 1.0 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.9 1.5 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.6 1.9 0.5 1.3 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 2.8 1.4 1.0 2.6 2.1 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.0 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.6 0.3 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.1 0.7 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.6 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.2 0.5 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.8 0.5 0.3
22 Textile mill products................ 3.6 1.1 0.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.4 1.0 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.5 0.9 0.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.4 0.7 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 1.0 1.4 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.5 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.8 0.9 1.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.9 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 1.5 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 2.2 0.7 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense.......................... 1.2 1.5 0.7 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.1 1.4 0.2 0.6 2.3 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2

(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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