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3.152: rnm-- li -Io


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October 1976


SERIES: M3-1(76)-10


FOR RELEASE: December 1, 1976 2:00 P.M.
William Menth
763-2502


All figures in text below are in seasonally adjusted current dollars


Inventories held by manufacturers at the end of to $12.5 bill
October rose 0.9 percent or $1.5 billion from Septem- figures for eac
ber to $156.1 billion as shipments declined by 03 increase from
percent or $0.3 billion from September to $93.6 goods new or
billion. The inventory rise continues an upward trend October 1975
which began in January and brings the October inven- of the defense
stories $9.6 billion or 6.5 percent above the October are included
1975 inventory figure of $146.5 billion. The decrease equipment in
in shipments is the third in the last four months. increases in ne
products decli
Inventories held by durable goods manufacturers $0.4 billion tc
rose $1.2 billion or 1.2 percent to $100.4 billion, in five month
accounting for most of the October increase. Fabri- Unfilled
cated metals rose 2.3 percent or $0.3 billion, primary products r
metals rose 1.2 percent or $0.2 billion and electrical billion. Incr
machinery rose 1.7 percent or $0.2 billion. Inventories equipment
held by nondurable goods manufacturers rose 0.5 per- machinery
cent or $0.3 billion to $55.7 billion. maf $3 bili
of 503 billion
nonelectrical
New orders for manufactured products rose 0.8 unfilled orders
percent or $0.7 billion to $94.3 billion. New orders
cent and 0.3 pf
for durable goods rose 2.1 percent or $1.0 billion to
$47.6 billion (revised downward from the 3.0 percent SCH
rise to $48.0 billion reported earlier) while new orders
for nondurable goods fell 0.6 percent or $0.3 billion The figures
to $46.6 billion. report superse
report superse
For defense capital goods industries, new orders report on dural
rose 81.2 percent or $1.2 billion to $2.7 billion. If more complete
the effect of this rise were excluded, the increase in considered pre
orders for all manufactured products would change historical data
to a decrease of 0.5 percent or $0.5 billion. During month. The
the past several months, the month-to-month changes November is s
in new orders for defense Capital goods have been 1976 and the
volatile: +29.1 percent in June, -60.7 percent in January 3, 197
July, +98.5 percent in August, and -25.2 percent in
September. This report
seasonally adji
For nondefense capital goods industries, new adjusted for pr
orders rose in October by 33 percent or $0.4 billion used in this

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Price: 30 cents per copy, $3.60 per year.


on. With the exception of August, the
ch month during 1976 have shown an
the previous month. Nondefense capital
ders are now 16.8 percent above the
figure of $10.7 billion. As portions
and nondefense capital goods industries
in the machinery and transportation
iustries, these industries reflect similar
w ord Sor primary metal
ne ed^it 4.9 percent or
1 l on. 'his e urth decline
ary metals. *
as of October 31 fo fractured
percent or 50.7 bilB 122.3
f $0.8 billion in the ortation
s and $0.4 billion electrical
were partially decreases
1 billionn in
ma d September
for du declined by 0.2 per-
ircent, respectively.

[EDULED RELEASE DATES

on the durable goods industries in this
de those issued earlier in the advance
ble goods. The present report is based on
e reporting, but the estimates are alsq
liminary. Final figures will appear as
in the report to be published for nexiF
advance report on durable goods for
scheduled for release on December 21,
full report is scheduled for release on
7.
Contains data on an unadjusted and
ousted basis. However, the data are not
ice changes. For an explanation of terms
report see appendix following table 5.



apartment of Commerce, Bureau of the
SSubscriber Services Section (Publica-
rtment of Commerce District Office.


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders


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Table 1.--VALB OF MANUFACTURIEi' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Mllllons of dollars)

Shipments Total inventorles

Seasonal thout seasuool Without seasonal
Industry gsoup adjusted dJustment' Seasonally adjusted adjustment'

Oct Spt. Aug. Oct. Septct Sept. Aug. Oct. Spt Oct.
1976 1976 1976 97 1976 1975 1976 1976 1976 19766 91 1976 1975
I Ie t. Ot. Iep


All manufacturing Indus-
trie:
otal ot............. ....
Total, eacluding trans-
porrttion*..*..........

Durable goods industries, total.

Stoe, clay, and glass products.

Priary metals, total.........
Blast furnaces, steel mlls.
Nonierrous metals..........
All other primary metals....

Fabricated metal products
total.......................
Metal cmas, barrels, and
drms.......................

Machine, except electrical,
total.......................
gnlaes and turbinesl........
Farm machinery and equipment.
Construction, mnin, and
material badllng equipment.
Metalworkng machinery......
General Incustrial machinery
electrical machinery, total...
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatu.......
Household applinces........
Radio and TV...............
Comanication equipnt.....

Transportaton equipment, total
Motor vehicles sod parts....
Aircraft, missiles, and
parts......................
Shipbuilding nd railroad
equipment................

nstrueants and related
products, total.............
Scientific and engineering..
All other instruments and
related products...........

All other durable goods
industres...................

N odurable goods aidustries,
total.........................

Food and kndred products,
total.......................
Mst pXsduMts..............
Fats and oils...............

Tobacco poduct..... ..........
Textile atl products.........

Paper ad allied products,
total...................... ..
Pulp, peapr, etc............
Paperboard containers. .*****
All other paper conta ners..

Chemicals and allied products,
total.....................
Industrial chaital, except
pigmnats...................
Drugs, soap, and toiletries.

Petroleum and coal products...
Rubber and platite plodmuts,
n.e.c........................
All other anadurable goods
indutres ...................
See footnotes at end of table.


93,592

83,512

46,926

2,420

7,358
3,652
2,526
1,180


93.864

84,035

47,035

2,470

7,676
3,939
2,587
1,150


5,814 5,734

593 627


8,386
812
707

1,769
510
885
6,244


1,300
938
525
1,405

10,080
6,588

2,216

712


1,622
862

760


8,345
672
879

1,709
547
908
6.252


1,272
973
507
1,391

9.829
6,629

2,050

625


1,604
853

751


94.524

83,352

48,338

2,455

7.680
3,831
2,635
1,214


5,914

636


8,314
710
824

1,720
508
892
6,239


1,309
908
512
1,420

11,172
7,987

2,025

582


1,640
870

770


96,932

85,758

48,875

2,573

7,378
3,645
2,511
1.222


6,017

577


8,224
695
792

1,677
506
896
6,531


1,308
955
614
1,433

11,174
7,721

2,216

686


1,692
886

806


98,970

87,866

50.161

2,643

7,741
3,939
2.628
1,174


90.552

79,744

45.491

2,541

6.553
3,166
2,170
1,217


156,077

133,936

100,389

3.868

15,269
8,896
4,661
1.712


154,614

132,653

99,216

3.793

15,088
8,797
4,607
1,684


152.773

131,161

98.109

3.794

14,936
8.712
4,601
1,623


155,134

132.842

99,686

3,695

15.221
8,905
4,637
1,679


153,084

131.066

98,464

3.669

14,904
8,674
4,575
1,655


145.646

124.198

95.542

3.443

13,729
7.,543
4,632
1.554


6.133 5,703 11,140 10,890 10,606 11,019 10,878 10,799

710 589 777 796 841 739 786 722


8,629
728
935

1,774
573
934
6,658


1,324
1,020
634
1,414

11.104
7.855

2,046

638


1,746
904

842


5,002 5,125 4,924 5,286 5,507


46,666 46,829 46,186 48,057 48,809


14,845
2,934
1,378

719
3,117


3,933
1,920
854
1,159


7.855

2,692
2,115

6,497

2,309

7,391


14,901
3.096
1,410

622
3, 28


4,050
L,880
862
1,308


8,079

2,664
2.341

6.441

2,169

7,339


14,626
3,038
r,408

59C
3,092


3,996
1.920
867
1,209


7,935

2,687
2,075

6,465

2,198

7,276


15,383
3,122
1,371

716
3,391


4,008
1,948
890
1,170


7,830

2,646
2,265

6,403

2,392

7,934


15,769
3,130
1,412

644
3,391


4,157
1,887
893
1,377


8,392

2,704
2.634

6,447

2,215

7.794


7,656
543
862

1,674
544
855
5,890


1.106
866
590
1,309

10.808
7,530

2,101

641


1,598
821

777


4.742


45,061


14,805
3,339
1.256

637
3,273


3,650
1,726
847
1,077


7.699

2,481
2,197

5,788

2,170

7.039


21,254
1,913
1,872

4,930
1,568
2,062
14,004


3,098
1,243
1,004
4,235

22,141
6,749

11,819

2,681


3,938
2.059

1.879


21,107
1,939
1,842

4,899
1,554
2.022
13.773


3,052
1,232
1.036
4,129

21.961
6,444

11.860

2,776


3,906
2,014

1,892


8,775 8,698


55,688 55,398


12,713
1,353
1,191

3,562
4,867


5,040
1,901
1,317
1,822


12,052

3,404
3,972

4,790

3,069

9,595


12.729
1,436
1,127

3.555
4,941


4.993
1,922
1.311
1.760


11,949

3,383
3,828

4,736

3,017

9.478


20.997
1,896
1.823

4,886
1,556
2,021
13,720


3.020
1.238
1,034
4.185

21.612
6,021

11.929

2,819


3,867
2,001

1.866


8.577


54,664


12,628
1.484
1,088

3.511
4,912


4,989
1,896
1,339
1.754


11,768

3.370
3,741

4.560

2.954

9,342


21,025
1,943
1,766

4,812
1.579
2,021
13,919


3,071
1,215
1,006
4,213

22,292
6,823

11,819

2,797


3,898
2,040

1,858


20.803
1,895
1.779

4,796
1.549
1.989
13.713


3,026
1,202
1,044
4.124

22.018
6,567

11,827

2,784


3,874
1,996

1.878


8.617 8,605 7,909


55,448


13,110
1,349
1.181

3,526
4,713


4,987
1,902
1,309
1,776


11.7891

3,374
3,856

4,914

3,018

9,391


21.271
1,818
1,844

4,888
1.804
2,013
13.164


2,843
1,064
992
4.205

21.448
6,068

11,987

2.730


3.779
1.916

1.863


54.620 1 50.104


12.579
1.363
943

3,403
4,345


4,922
1.,894
1,308
1,720


11,700

3,342
3.751

4.783

2.961

9.427


12,062
1.268
861





4.521
1,747
1,168
1.609


10.516

2.942
3,532

4,352

2,913

8.177











Table 1.-VAIUZ OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMIETS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP-Continued

(Millions of dollars)

New orders Unfilled orders

WSe y adjusted without seasonal Without seasonal
Industry gro Sesonally adjwtrd adjustment' Season&lly djOTted adjustaent'

Oct Sept Aug. Oct. Sept Oct. Oct. Sept Aug. Oct. Sept. Oct.
1976p 1976 1976 1976p 1976 1975 1976 1976' 1976 1976p 1976 1975

All manufacturing Indus-
tries:
Total................... 94,274 93,566 94.143 97,494 98,103 89,252 122.264 121,587 121.885 121,820 121.256 121.217
Total, excluding trans-
portation............. 83.625 83,654 82,838 85,877 86,899 78,963 90,331 90.222 90,605 89,835 89,715 89,118

Durable goods industries, total. 47,635 46,648 48,051 49,435 49,292 43,933 116,838 116,133 116,522 116,477 115,918 116,306

Primary metals, total......... 7,099 7,462 7.264 7.176 7,047 6,623 14,897 15,157 15,372 14,456 14,658 13.361

Blast furnaces, steel ill. 3,448 3,440 3.511 3,506 3,298 3.359 9,824 10.028 10,327 9,588 9,727 8,567
Nonaerrous metals........... 2,485 2.674 2,521 2,472 2,576 2.149 3,250 3,292 3.205 3,081 3,120 2.544

Fabricated amtal products..... 5,812 5,820 5,909 5,920 6,265 5,379 16,983 16,986 16,901 16.943 17,040 17.834

Machinery, exceptt electrical,
total........................ 8,264 8,283 8,155 8,154 8,372 7,350 23,890 24,013 24.078 23.695 23.767 25.646

B~ines and turbines........ 445 609 737 353 657 514 6,151 6.974 7,037 6,133 6,957 6,808
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment. 1,658 1,563 1,701 1,581 1.599 1,473 4,745 4,856 5,003 4,726 4,822 6,083
Metalsorking machinery...... 513 550 579 508 592 480 1.592 1.589 1.586 1,618 1,616 1,747
General industrial machinery. 886 1,004 730 866 955 834 3,435 3.434 3,338 3,322 3.352 3.503

81ectrical machinery, total... 6,640 5.889 6,311 6,835 6,507 5.669 20,128 19,733 20.098 20,385 20.081 19,210

Electrical transmission aad
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus....... 1,277 1.301 1,290 1,324 1,294 980 5,478 5,501 5,472 5,477 5.462 5.628
Bousebold appliances........ 930 972 906 948 1,015 843 125 133 134 127 133 119
Radio and TV................ 638 367 558 720 499 585 527 413 554 558 452 454
Communication equipment..... 1,670 1.152 1,343 1,713 1.439 1,337 8,075 7,810 8,050 8,340 8.060 7,410

Transporation equipment,
total ........................ 10,649 9.912 11,305 11.617 11.204 10,289 31,933 31.365 31,280 31,985 31,541 32,099

Aircraft, missiles, and
parts...................... 3.048 2,451 2,072 2.903 2,390 1,890 20,202 19,371 18,969 20,312 19,625 20,590
Shipbuilding and railroad
equipment.................. 566 331 595 517 426 429 8,057 8.202 8,496 8.032 8,201 8,400

All other durable goods
indutries.................... 9,171 9,282 9,107 9,733 9,897 8,623 9,007 8,879 8.793 9,013 8,831 8,156

Nondurable goods industries,
total.......................... 46,639 46,918 46,092 48,059 48,811 45.319 5,426 5,454 5.363 5,343 5,338 4,911

Industries with unfilled
orders....................... 10.806 11,198 10,711 11.377 11,502 10,831 5,426 5,454 5,363 5,341 5,338 4,911
Industries without untilled
orders....................... 35,833 35,720 35.381 36.682 37.309 34,488 -

Represents zero. PPreliminar. Retired.
'Adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations.











Table 2.-VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMUETS, INVEW13RIE, AND ORDERS, FOR MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEIENTARY SERIES
(Millions of dollars)

Without seasonal without seasonal
Seasonally adjusted adjustean Seasonally adjusted adjustment
Industry group-
Oct. Sept Aug. Oct. Sept Oct. Oct. Sept Auc. Oct. Sept Oct.
1976 1976 1976 1976' 19761 1975 1976 1976976 1976 1976 1975
Shipments Total inventories


All manufacturing industries, total.. 93,592 93,864 94,524 96,932 98,970 90.552 156,077 154,614 152.773 155.134 153,084 145.646

Durable goods industries, total............ 46,926 47.035 48,338 48,875 50,161 45,491 100,389 99,216 98,109 99,686 98,464 95.542
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 46,666 46,829 46,186 48,057 48,809 45,061 55,688 55,398 54,664 55,448 54.620 50.104

Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Hoe. goods and apparel.................... 8,742 8,784 8,475 9,499 9,596 8,840 14,132 14,075 13,984 13.740 13,869 12.219
Consumer staples......................... 18,236 18.404 17.895 19,049 19.616 18,174 20,888 20,803 20.513 21,111 20.605 19,675
Equipment and defense products, except
automotive.............................. 12,704 12,279 12,257 12,612 12,653 11.651 38,348 38,215 38,120 38,125 37,829 38,241
Automotive equipmet..................... 7,922 7,769 9,192 9,094 9,070 8,757 8,353 7,981 7.498 8,370 8.045 7.563
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products................... 7,469 7,372 7,461 7,802 7,898 7,014 13,076 12.989 12,692 12,825 12,790 12.327
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products................... 38.519 39,256 39,244 38,876 40,137 36,116 61,280 60,551 59.966 60,963 59.946 55,621

Suppleemntary series:'
Household durable goods industries....... 3,806 3,931 3,701 4,097 4,321 3,897 6,781 6,773 6,771 6,627 6,692 6,181
Capital goods industries................. 14,301 13,784 13,810 14.155 14,219 12,920 43,202 42,992 42,985 43,105 42.664 42.928
Nondefense............................. 12,260 11,949 11,995 12,145 12,321 11.076 34,678 34,466 34,391 34,517 34.161 35,148
Dfense............................... 2,041 1,835 1,815 2,010 1,898 1,844 8,524 8,526 8,594 8,588 8.503 7,780
New orders Unfilled orders


All anufacturlng industries, total.. 94,274 93,566 94,143 97,494 98,103 89,252 122,264121,587 121,885 121,820121,256 121,217

Durable goods Industries, total............. 47,635 46,648 48,051 49,435 49,292 43,933 116,838116,133 116,522 116,477115,918 116.306
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 46,639 46,918 46,092 48,059 48,811 45,319 5,426 5,454 5,363 5,343 5,338 4,911

Industry groups arranged by market
categories:
Home goods and apparel.................... 8,883 8,639 8,502 9,556 9,406 8,760617 2584 2388
Consumer staples......................... 18,182 18,422 17,921 19,024 19,643 18,183 25 2,3 2 0 2 7 28
qupulment and defense products, except
utootive.............................. 13,422 12.235 12,215 13,399 12,681 11,005 61.23 60,638 60,708 61,416 60,704 61.302
Automotive equipment..................... 7,805 7,745 9,265 9,019 9,038 8,661
Construction materials, supplies, and
intermediate products................... 7,357 7,312 7,456 7,627 7,923 6,690 14,918 15.030 15,090 14,933 15,109 16.024
Other materials and supplies and
intermediate products................... 38,625 39,213 38,784 38,869 39,412 35.953 43,520 43,416 43,457 42,854 42,859 41,503

Supplementary series:'
Household durable goods Industries....... 3,956 3.788 3,733 4,181 4,149 3,835 1,848 1,697 1,841 1,885 1.800 1,740
Capital goods industries................. 15,146 13,553 13,742 15,129 14,075 12,010 68,454 67,612 67,845 68,712 66,738 69,825
Nondeftense............................ 12,486 12,085 11,779 12,289 12,239 10,486 42,161 41,936 41,802 41,967 41,824 43,880
Defensew............................... 2.660 1,468 1,963 2,846 1,836 1,524 26,293 25,676 26.043 26,745 25,914 25,945

*During 198 manufacturers in ordnance, communications, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding industries began to provide aggre-
gate figures on shipments, orders, and total inventories of work performed for the Department of Defense. The results of these reports are
included in the defense series. PPreliminary. rRevised, 'Shipments and new orders adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month
variations: unfilled orders and inventories as of end of month. 'The supplementary series are regrouping of the separate industry
categnrtes as follows:

Household durable goods industries Household furniture; kitchen articles and pottery: cutlery, handtools, and hardware: household
appliances; ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous personal goods.
Capital goods industries The capital goods industries series is comparable to the previous Producers' Capital Goods and the Dofense
Products (old series) categories.
Nondefense products Machinery, except electrical (excluding fare machinery and equipment and machine shops), electrical machinery
(excluding household appliances and electronic components), and the nondefense portions of shipbuilding and repairing and railroad
equipment, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and ordnance.
Defense products Based on separate reports on defense work filed by large defense contractors in the following industries: ordnance,
communications, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding. The data are comparable to those published annually in the UA-175,
Shipments of Defense-Oriented Industries, for the specified Industries.









Table 3.-MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS. INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS MONTH-TO-MONTH AND LONG TERM PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Month-to-eonth Average monthly rates of change Average, 1970-1975

Item and industry group Sept.- Aug.- July- 3 months 12 sonthe
ct. Sept. Aug, Average Average
t976 1976 1976 July- Apr.- Jan.- Oct. 1975- rise decline
Oct. 1976 July 1976 Apr. 1976 Oct. 1976


Shipments:
All manufacturing industries......... -0.3 -0.7 .0.7 -0.1 0.0 *1.7 +0.6 +1.4 -1.6

Durable goods industries, total ....... -0.2 -2.7 *1.2 -0.6 0.0 +2.3 +0.6 +1.5 -2.2
Nondurable goods industries, total..... -0.3 +1.4 +0.1 +0.4 0.0 +1.0 +0.5 +1.5 -1.2

Total Inventories:
All manufacturing industries......... +0.9 +1.2 +0.6 +0.9 *0.8 .0.3 +0.5 +0.9 -0.3
New orders:
All manufacturing industries ......... +0.8 +0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0 +2.2 +0.7 +1.8 -1.9
Durable goods Industries, total........ +2.1 -2.9 -0.1 -0.3 +0.3 +3.5 +1.0 +2.4 -2.7
Nondurable goods industries, total..... -0.6 +1.8 0.0 +0.4 -0.2 *1.0 .0.5 +1.5 -1.3
Unfilled orders:
Durable goods Industries, total........ +0.6 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 .0.9 -0.1 0.0 +1.7 -1.2










Table 4.--VALUE OF MANUFACTUREIS' INVENIORIES, BY STAGE OF FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Without seasonal Seasonally adthout seasonal
adjuSteont Seasonally adadjustent
Industry group I
ct. Sept Aug. Oct. Sept. Oct. Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Sept. Oct.
1976 1 197 1976 1976 1976 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976P 1976r 1975

Total Materials and supplies

All manufacturing industries, total.. 156,077 154,614 152,773 155,134 153,084 .45646 53,501 53.373 52,647 53,550 53,259 50,757
Durable goods industries, total............ 100,389 99,216 98.109 99,686 98,464 95,542 31,948 31,572 31.134 32,192 31,934 31,286
Stone, clay. and glass products.......... 3,868 3,793 3,794 3,695 3,669 3,443 1,307 1.321 1.322 1,301 1,325 1,330
Primary metals........................... 15.269 15,088 14,936 15,221 14,904 13.729 6,742 6,612 6.497 6,950 6,764 6,425
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical), 35,258 34,880 34,717 34,944 34.516 34.435 10,163 10.157 10,157 10,048 10.063 10.273
Transportation equipment................. 22,141 21,961 21,612 22,292 22,018 21.448 4,740 4,660 4,466 4.849 4,777 4,707
All other durable goods industries....... 23,853 23,494 23,050 23,534 23,357 22,487 8,996 8,822 8.692 9,044 9,005 8.551
Nondurable goods industries, total........ 55,688 55,398 54,664 55,448 54,620 50,104 21,553 21.801 21.513 21,358 21.325 19,471
Chemicals and allied products............ 12,052 11,949 11,768 11.789 11,700 10,516 4,525 4,603 4,465 4,467 4,553 4,341
Petroleum and coal products............... 4,790 4,736 4,560 4,914 4,783 4,352 1,376 1,343 1,247 1,368 1,320 1,075
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c...... 3,069 3,017 2,954 3,018 2,961 2,913 1,240 1,272 1,289 1,233 1,276 1,002
All other nondurable goods Industries.... 35,777 35,696 35,382 35, 77 35,176 32,323 14,412 14.583 14,512 14,290 14,176 13.053

Work in process Finished goods

All manufacturing industries, total.. 51,294 50,597 50.287 51,208 50,392 48,730 51,282 50,644 49,839 50,376 49,433 46.159
Durable goode industries, total........... 42,693 42,117 41,916 42,636 41,941 41,119 25,748 25.527 25,059 24,858 24.589 23,137
Stone, clay, and glass products.......... 585 555 551 543 534 443 1,976 1,917 1,921 1,851 1,810 1,670
Primary metals........................... 4,885 4,843 4,893 4,792 4,715 4,182 3,642 3,633 3,546 3,479 3,425 3.122
Machinery (electrical and nonelectrical). 14,917 14,668 14,657 14,918 14,639 14,907 10,178 10.055 9.903 9.978 9.814 9,255
Transportation -qutpent................. 15,385 15,226 15,095 15,447 15,228 14,844 2,016 2,075 2,051 1,996 2,013 1,89'
All other durable goods Industries....... 6,921 6,825 6,720 6,936 6,825 6,743 7,936 7,847 7,638 7,554 7,527 7,193
Nondurable goods industries, total......... 8,001 8,480 8,371 8.572 8,451 7,611 25,534 25,117 24,780 25,518 24,844 23.022
Chemicals and allied products............ 1,990 1,922 1,934 1,890 1,890 1,752 5,537 5.424 5,369 5,366 5.257 4,423
Petroleum and coal products.............. 1,191 1,221 1,195 1,235 1,235 1,120 2,222 2.172 2,118 2,328 2.228 2,157
Rubber and plastics products, .e.c ...... 580 551 502 548 548 492 1,249 1,194 1,163 1,208 1,137 1,419
All other nondurable goods industries.... 4,840 4,786 4,740 4,821 4,778 4,247 16,525 16,327 16.130 16,616 16.222 15,023

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Table S.-RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' INVETORIES TO SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventorlee shipments ratio Unfilled orders shipments ratio'
(aontha' backlog)
Industry group
Oct. Sept Aug. OctOctct. SeptO Aug. Oct.
1976P 1976 1976 1975 1976P 1976 1976 1975

All manufacturing Industriea, total................. 1.67 1.65 1.62 1.68 2.40 2.36 2.32 2.52
Durable goods Industries, total............................ 2.14 2.11 2.03 2.21 2.91 2.88 2.78 3.05
Stone, clay, and glass product.................... ......... 1.60 1.54 1.55 1.51 (NA) (NA) (NA) (KA)
Primary metals.......................................... 2.08 1.97 1.94 2.11 2.02 1.97 2.00 2.11
Fabricated metals................................. ... 1.92 1.90 1.79 1.98 3.25 3.33 3.20 3.64
Machinery. except electrical................................. ... 2.53 2.53 2.53 2.77 2.85 2.88 2.90 3.33
Electrical machinery.............................................. 2.24 2.20 2.20 2.35 3.22 3.16 3.22 3.37
Transportation equipment................................. 2.20 2.23 1.93 2.19 5.82 5.72 5.43 6.00
Instruments and related products........................ ..... 2.43 2.44 2.36 2.50 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
Nondurable goods industries, total......................... 1.19 1.18 1.18 1.15 0.50 0.49 0.50 0.50
Food and kindred products................................ 0.86 0.85 0.86 0.82 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Tobacco products........................................... 4.95 5.72 5.87 5.10 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile 1mll products..................................... 1.56 1.53 1.59 1.49 (NA) (HA) (NA) (NA)
Paper and allied products................................ 1.28 1.23 1.25 1.28 (NA) (NA) (HA) (NA)
Chemicals and allied products............................. 1.53 1.48 1.48 1.38 (x) (X) (X) (X)
Petroleum and coal products............................... 0.74 0.74 0.71 0.72 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Rubber and plastics products, n.e.c....................... 1.33 1.39 1.34 1.41 (X) (X) (X) (X)

(HA) Not available. Preliminary. rRevised. (X) Not applicable.
'lEcludes the following tadustries with no unfilled order: Wooden containers; glass containers; metal cana, barrels and drums; motor
vehicle assembly operations; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related products; chemicals; petroleum and coal products: and
rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.





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