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^\BC Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders
APR 6 1984,

DECEMBER 1983
M3-1(83)-12
SF P FOR WIRE TRANSMISSION 10:30 A.M. E.S.T. Wednesday, February 1,1984

( s in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in December
increased $1.8 billion or 1.0 percent from November to
$187.2 billion. New orders for all of 1983 totaled
$2087.0 billion, 10.6 percent ahead of 1982. Shipments
of manufactured goods in December increased $5.5
billion or 3.0 percent from November to $186.6 billion.
Shipments during 1983 totaled $2054.9 billion, 7.6
percent ahead of 1982. The level of manufacturers'
unfilled orders at the end of December was $333.1
billion, up $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent from November
and $32.1 billion or 10.7 percent from December a year
ago. Manufacturers' inventories at the end of 1983 were
estimated at $260.7 billion, down $0.4 billion or 0.1
percent from November and $4.2 billion or 1.6 percent
from the end of 1982. The inventory to shipments ratio
took another sharp drop in December. After reaching a
high in October 1982 of 1.76, steady declines in
inventories through June of this year dropped the ratio
to 1.48. The ratio stabilized for the next five
months, but at the end of November dropped to 1.44 and
now at the end of December to 1.40.

NEW ORDERS. The increase in manufacturers' new orders
in December resulted mostly from an increase in the
nondurable sector, where orders increased $1.6 billion
or 1.8 percent to $90.6 billion. About 75 percent of
the new orders data in the nondurable sector directly
reflect shipments for the month, since most of these
industries produce to stock rather than to order.

New orders for durable goods in December increased
$0.2 billion or 0.2 percent to $96.7 billion, revising
upward the earlier reported decline of 1.1 percent.
Within the major industry categories increases in the
electrical and nonelectrical machinery industries
offset declines in the primary metals and
transportation equipment industries. Electrical
machinery orders increased $1.4 billion or 9.2 percent
to $16.0 billion, while nonelectrical machinery orders
increased $0.6 billion or 3.6 percent to $16.8 billion.
New orders for primary metals in December declined $1.5
billion or 12.8 percent to $10.3 billion, while orders
for transportation equlment declined $0.4 billion or
1.6 percent to $24.3 billion.

New orders for the capital goods industries as a
group increased 0.6 percent, as an increase in
nondefense related orders of $0.6 billion or 2.2
percent to $25.1 billion more than offset a decline in
defense orders of $0.4 billion or 4.4 percent to $7.7
billion.


SHIPMENTS. The increase in manufacturers' shipments in
December of 3.0 percent resulted from gains in nearly
all major industries. Most of the durable goods
increase of $3.7 billion or 0.4 percent to $96.0
billion resulted from increases in the transportation
equipment and electrical and nonelectrical machinery
categories. Total shipments for 1983 for all of the
major durable goods industries showed increases over
1982, except for nonelectrical machinery where
shipments were 0.3 percent below those for 1982.

Shipments of nondurable goods were up $1.7 billion
or 2.0 percent in December to $90.6 billion with all
industries except apparel and leather products
increasing. Shipments for all of 1983 for the major
nondurable goods industries also showed increases over
1982 except for the petroleum products industry which
showed a 7.4 percent decline from 1982.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The increase in the orders backlog of
manufacturers in December was caused by an increase in
the defense capital goods backlog. Unfilled orders for
defense capital goods in December increased $2.1
billion or 1.9 percent from November to $110.9 billion.
Unfilled orders for nondefense capital goods declined
in December $0.8 billion or 0.6 percent to $123.9
billion. A large decline was also reported in the
primary metals backlog, which decreased $0.7 billion or
3.6 percent to $19.1 billion.

INVENTORIES. The decline in the book value of
manufacturers' inventories in December of 0.1 percent
was the first since the 0.3 percent decrease last July.
A decline in the nondurable goods sector of $0.6
billion or 0.6 percent to $89.5 billion more than
offset a small increase of $0.2 billion or 0.1 percent
in the durable goods sector. Inventories of defense
capital goods manufacturers increased $0.6 billion or
3.4 percent to $17.9 billion. Excluding the defense
category durable goods inventories declined $0.4
billion or 0.3 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for January is scheduled for release on February
23, 1984 at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on March 2,
1984 at 10:30 A.M.

The estimates for December are generally subject to
greater revisions than other months because reporting
by companies is delayed by year end closing of records.


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 Swindell-Menth, (301) 763-2502.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Washington. D.C. 20402.


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS








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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- ept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1983 1983r 1983 1983 Dec.p Nov.r Oct. 1983p 1983r 1983 1983 1983P 1982

All manufacturing industries 186,556 181,084 176,790 178,590 +3.0 +2.4 -1.0 180,124 180,271 183,314 186,460 2,052,765 1,910,119

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 97,862 94,376 91,245 91,236 +3.7 +3.4 0.0 95,805 94,198 94,742 95,727 1,055,394 981,144

Durable goods industries.......... 95,969 92,246 88,228 88,970 +4.0 +4.6 -0.8 92,356 91,761 '92,878 93,354 1,022,476 922,115
With unfilled orders............ 77,962 74,915 72,046 72,572 +4.1 +4.0 -0.7 76,638 74,559 74,763 76,099 834,017 777,914
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,180 4,350 4,200 4,325 -3.9 +3.6 -2.9 3,723 4,296 4,530 4,687 49,047 44,005
322 Glass containers.............. 357 386 398 410 -7.5 -3.0 -2.9 317 364 402 424 4,837 4,799
33 Primary metals.................. 11,246 10,891 10,327 10,091 +3.3 +5.5 +2.3 10,489 10,395 10,515 10,363 115,829 107,031
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,405 4,422 4,136 4,075 -0.4 +6.9 +1.5 4,264 4,236 4,157 4,104 46,378 47,320
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals....................... 5,680 5,282 5,046 4,908 +7.5 +4.7 +2.8 5,203 4,981 5,147 5,143 57,360 49,452
34 Fabricated metal products....... 10,948 10,873 10,785 10,802 +0.7 +0.8 -0.2 10,225 10,638 11,338 11,218 121,670 113,967
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums 938 965 949 962 -2.8 +1.7 -1.4 776 805 910 1,091 11,237 11,415
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,823 16,192 15,713 15,642 +3.9 +3.0 +0.5 17,789 15.764 15,748 16,241 179,512 180,612
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,094 1,148 1,068 1,070 -4.7 +7.5 -0.2 1,068 1,075 1,039 1,106 12,141 12,778
352 Farm machinery and equipment.. 1,170 1.137 1,002 932 +2.9 +13.5 +7.5 976 935 1.085 948 11,143 11,788
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,931 2,758 2,540 2,544 +6.3 +8.6 -0.2 2,796 2,620 2,525 2,590 28,525 34,452
354 Metalworking machinery........ 659 734 733 741 -10.2 +0.1 -1.1 686 713 759 773 7,970 9,621
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,352 1,230 1,183 1,250 +9.9 +4.0 -5.4 1,378 1,186 1,249 1,272 14,613 15,553
357 Office and computing machines. 4,109 3,904 4,013 4,065 +5.3 -2.7 -1.3 5,699 4,135 3,896 4,435 46,697 40,351
36 Electrical machinery............ 15,040 13,989 13,547 13,711 +7.5 +3.3 -1.2 14,822 14,147 14,150 14,486 157,001 140,550
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,158 1,895 1,847 1,997 +13.9 +2.6 -7.5 2,089 1,876 1,852 2,078 21,987 21,914
363 Household appliances.......... 1,439 1,269 1,287 1,299 +13.4 -1.4 -0.9 1,312 1,218 1,359 1,411 15,127 12,078
365 Radio and TV.................. 688 685 764 721 +0.4 -10.3 +6.0 704 800 893 865 8,571 7,788
366 Communication equipment....... 4,830 4,500 4,212 4,196 +7.3 +6.8 +0.4 4,960 4,412 4,236 4,289 49,087 43,968
367 Electronic components......... 3,421 3,243 3,074 3,147 +5.5 +5.5 -2.3 3,263 3,265 3,206 3,311 35,492 31,313
37 Transportation equipment........ 23,169 21,838 19,874 20,705 +6.1 +9.9 -4.0 21.711 22,433 21,880 21,537 240,396 195,370
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 15,160 14,267 12,961 13,450 +6.3 +i0.1 -3.6 13,143 14,855 14,984 14,011 151,754 112,177
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 6,206 6,114 5,428 5,693 +1.5 +12.6 -4.7 6,771 6,181 5,387 6,002 70,252 63,902
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 970 810 859 890 +19.8 -5.7 -3.5 1,043 804 863 888 10,263 11,908
38 Instruments and related products 4,581 4,301 4,302 4,290 +6.5 0.0 +0.3 4,596 4,412 4,443 4,566 49,944 48,873
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 2,582 2,473 2,528 2,515 +4.4 -2.2 +0.5 2,636 2,461 2,561 2,656 29,127 28,041
386 Photographic goods............ 1.806 1,649 1,587 1,584 +9.5 +3.9 +0.2 1,793 1,768 1,673 1,693 18,437 18,559
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 9,982 9,812 9,480 9,404 +1.7 +3.5 +0.8 9,001 9,676 10,274 10,256 109,077 91,707

Nondurable goods industries....... 90,587 88,838 88,562 89,620 +2.0 +0.3 -1.2 87,768 88,510 90,436 93,106 1,030,289 988,004
With unfilled orders............ 19,900 19,461 19,199 18,664 +2.3 +1.4 +2.9 19,167 19,639 19,979 19,628 221,377 203,230
20 Food and kindred products....... 24,658 23,863 24,089 24,698 +3.3 -0.9 -2.5 24,618 24,266 24,919 26,148 287,866 277,324
201 Meat products............ ...... 5,874 5,490 5,292 5,430 +7.0 +3.7 -2.5 5,968 5,578 5,615 5,636 66,913 66,158
208 Beverages..................... 3,427 3,260 3,351 3,597 +5.1 -2.7 -6.8 3,084 3,299 3,532 3,625 42,207 40,259
207 Fats and oils.................. 1,357 1,455 1,526 1,520 -6.7 -4.7 +0.4 1,393 1,507 1,530 1,552 16,495 15,434
203-6,9 All other foods............... 10,887 10,494 10,736 10,866 +3.7 -2.3 -1.2 11,116 10,724 11,090 11,974 124,215 117,490
21 Tobacco products............... 1,999 1,660 1,540 1,825 +20.4 +7.8 -15.6 2,063 1,680 1,597 1,817 18,165 14,455
22 Textile mill products........... 4,820 4,449 4,616 4,524 +8.3 -3.6 +2.0 4,486 4,474 4,807 4,830 52,209 47,217
26 Paper and allied products....... 7,813 7,638 7,453 7,324 +2.3 +2.5 +1.8 7,235 7,362 7,556 7,519 85,680 78,989
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 3,287 3,186 3,110 3,169 +3.2 +2.4 -1.9 3,059 3,150 3,124 3,180 36,253 33,524
265 Paperboard containers......... 1,729 1,760 1,666 1,605 -1.8 +5.6 +3.8 1,561 1,697 1,754 1,669 19,120 18,354
264 All other paper products...... 2.797 2,692 2,677 2,550 +3.9 +0.6 +5.0 2,615 2,515 2,678 2,670 30,307 27,111
28 Chemicals and allied products.. 16,997 16,938 16,935 16,968 +0.3 0.0 -0.2 16,470 15,874 16,087 17,244 189,198 172,803
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments.................... 5.450 5,527 5,392 5,503 -1.4 +2.5 -2,0 5,417 5,217 5,096 5,464 59,863 55,756
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4.158 4,040 3,839 3,941 +2.9 +5.2 -2.6 4,179 3,903 3,912 4,627 48,752 48,566
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 16,229 16,063 16,274 16,877 +1.0 -1.3 -3.6 16,266 16,025 16,236 16,900 191,043 206,430
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 4,746 4,676 4,435 4,497 +1.5 +5.4 -1.4 4,263 4,436 4,715 4,655 51,935 50,163
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 13,325 13,551 13,220 12,907 -1.7 +2.5 +2.4 12,367 14,393 14,519 13,993 154,193 140,623

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 12,942 12,801 12,525 12,506 +1.1 +2.2 +0.2 11,127 13,386 14,045 14,013 145,256 130,888
Consumer staples................ 33,606 32,106 31,996 32,796 +4.7 +0.3 -2.4 33,620 32,714 33,143 34,996 385,376 367,743
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 28,075 26,592 25,140 25,754 +5.6 +5.8 -2.4 30,015 26,126 25,282 26,813 298,298 290,655
Automotive equipment............ 17,378 16,176 14,862 15,365 +7.4 +8.8 -3.3 15,006 16,620 17,074 16,034 174,683 130,758
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 13,827 13,997 13,780 13,927 -1.2 +1.6 -1.1 12,704 13,684 14,646 14,833 158,039 135,945
Other materials, supplies, and
Intermediate products......... 80,728 79,412 78,487 78,242 +1.7 +1.2 +0.3 77,652 77,741 79,124 79,771 891,113 854,130

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 31,528 29,924 28,669 29,132 +5.4 +4.4 -1.6 33,607 29,881 28,836 30,388 338.264 327,792
Nondefense................... 25,899 24,262 23,077 23,704 +6.7 +5.1 -2.6 27,608 24,204 23,236 24,734 273,591 271,379
Defense....................... 5,629 5,662 5,592 5,428 -0.6 +1.3 +3.0 5,999 5,677 5,600 5,654 64,673 56,413

Household durable goods
industries.................... 5,969 5,782 5.644 5,607 +3.2 +2.4 +0.7 5,436 5,906 6,236 6,361 64,856 57,753

See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Dec Nov Oct. Sept. Sept Nept.- Dec. ov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1983 1983 1983 1983 Dec. Nov. Oct. 1983 1983r 1983 1983 1983 1982

All manufacturing industries 187,245 185,473 181,802 180,961 +1.0 +2.0 +0.5 183,714 183,714 189,773 188,190 2,084,996 1,888,448

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders... ...... ...... 98,551 98,765 96,257 93,607 -0.2 +2.6 +2.8 99,395 97,641 101,201 97,457 1,087,624 959,473

Durable goods industries.......... 96,693 96,513 93,366 90,996 +0.2 +3.4 +2.6 95,862 95,412 99,454 94,806 1,052,999 901,237
With unfilled orders........... 78,686 79,182 77.184 74,598 -0.6 +2.6 +3.5 80,144 78,210 81,339 77,551 864,539 757,036
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,231 4,328 4,237 4,320 -2.2 +2.1 -1.9 3,723 4,287 4,520 4,656 49,383 43,411
33 Primary metals.................. 10,279 11,787 10,906 11,014 -12.8 +8.1 -1.0 10,747 11,375 11,162 10,743 121,952 100,876
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,707 4,659 4,725 4,944 -20.4 -1.4 -4.4 4,421 4,642 4,842 4,588 50,223 43,405
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,357 5,965 5,018 4,857 -10.2 +18.9 +3.3 5,245 5,526 5,065 4,977 59,298 48,201
34 Fabricated metal products....... 10,672 10,836 10,518 10,654 -1.5 +3.0 -1.3 10,012 10,439 10,914 11,009 120,402 106,782
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,790 16,207 17,509 17,233 +3.6 -7.4 +1.6 18,447 15,908 17,582 17,351 182,406 162,913
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,181 1,304 1,468 864 -9.4 -11.2 +69.9 1,035 1,082 1,799 897 12,047 10,088
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,827 2,790 2,589 2,615 +1.3 +7.8 -1.0 2,789 2,669 2,579 2,632 28,522 28,664
354 Metalworking machinery........ 572 776 799 734 -26.3 -2.9 +8.9 560 751 835 728 7,916 7,059
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,415 1,214 1,595 1,334 +16.6 -23.9 +19.6 1,401 1,132 1,653 1,283 14,609 13,941
357 Office and computing machines. 4,185 3,588 4,574 5,532 +16.6 -21.6 -17.3 6,480 4,033 4,095 5,531 48,785 38,598
36 Electrical machinery............ 15,996 14,645 15,075 14,382 +9.2 -2.9 +4.8 15,375 14,567 15,467 14,836 166,226 147,073
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,004 1,816 1,843 2,120 +10.4 -1.5 -13.1 1,880 1,759 1,832 2,118 21,638 20,944
363 Household appliances.......... 1,473 1,301 1,296 1,298 +13.2 +0.4 -0.2 1,356 1,214 1,304 1,381 15,301 12,111
365 Radio and TV................... 650 664 570 632 -2.1 +16.5 -9.8 682 760 568 698 8,445 7,760
366 Communication equipment....... 5,481 4,849 4,527 4,373 +13.0 +7.1 +3.5 5,445 4,676 4,779 4,605 52,682 51,405
367 Electronic components......... 3,796 3.643 4,417 3,637 +4.2 -17.5 +21.4 3,464 3,605 4,346 3,542 41,214 31,415
37 Transportation equipment......... 24,259 24,647 21,180 19,514 -1.6 +16.4 +8.5 24,229 24,976 25,148 21,669 251,754 200,931
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,649 7,477 6,824 5,551 +2.3 +9.6 +22.9 9,524 6,779 8,523 6,544 79,021 68,008
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 175 1,942 314 -5 -91.0 +518.5 (n) 291 2,420 441 575 10,231 14,889
38 Instruments and related products 4,619 4,294 4,225 4,374 +7.6 +1.6 -3.4 4,654 4,340 4,335 4,567 50,624 48,678
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 9,847 9,769 9,716 9,505 +0.8 +0.5 +2.2 8,675 9,520 10,326 9,975 110,252 90,573

Nondurable goods industries....... 90,552 88,960 88,436 89,965 +1.8 +0.6 -1.7 87,852 88,302 90,319 93,384 1,031,997 987,211
With unfilled orders............ 19,865 19,583 19,073 19,009 +1.4 +2.7 +0.3 19,251 19,431 19,862 19,906 223,085 202,437

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,051 12,825 12,389 12,387 +1.8 +3.5 0.0 11,060 13,210 13,563 13,573 145,897 130,192
Consumer staples............... 33,593 32,150 31,973 32,815 +4.5 +0.6 -2.6 33,598 32,706 33,085 35,055 385,313 367,750
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 28,667 29,171 27,514 27,341 -1.7 +6.0 +0.6 32,545 28,581 29,295 28,939 310,535 288,228
Automotive equipment............ 17,746 16,461 15,334 15,178 +7.8 +7.3 +1.0 15,467 16,919 17,644 15,904 177,135 129,645
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 13,625 13,917 13,714 13,764 -2.1 +1.5 -0.4 12,372 13,563 14,422 14,627 157,436 131,667
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 80,563 80,949 80,878 79,476 -0.5 +0.1 +1.8 78,672 78,735 81,764 80,092 908,680 840,966

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 32,842 32,643 31,528 30,159 +0.6 +3.5 +4.5 36,693 32,216 33,874 32,181 353,649 323,386
Nondefense.................... 25,125 24,575 26,003 25,213 +2.2 -5.5 +3.1 27,355 24,104 26,585 25,553 274,565 248,240
Defense....................... 7,717 8,068 5,525 4,946 -4.4 +46.0 +11.7 9,338 8,112 7,289 6,628 79,084 75,146

Household durable goods
industries..................... 5,981 5,784 5,537 5,452 +3.4 +4.5 +1.6 5,286 5,722 5,781 5,896 65,342 57,162

PPreliminary. rRevised. (n) When new orders for a prior month are negative because of cancellations, the percentage change calculation is
algebraically negative, even though there is a net dollar increase from the prior month to the current month.

1Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
areas of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; communication equipment; air-
craft and aircraft parts; and shipbuilding, converting and repairing.
Defense capital goods include ordnance, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments to Federal Government Agencies.







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


All manufacturing industries.. 333,120 332,431 328,041 323,032 +0.2 +1.3 +1.6 331,968 328,379 324,937 318,473 299,731


Durable goods industries........... 322,180 321,453 317,185 312,048 +0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,095 2,044 2,066 2,029 +2.5
33 Primary metals.................... 26,217 27,184 26,289 25,710 -3.6
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 15,647 16.345 16,108 15,519 -4.3
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,092 8,415 7,733 7,761 -3.8
34 Fabricated metal products......... 20,253 20,528 20,565 20,834 -1.3
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 58,540 58,573 58,556 56,759 -0.1
351 Engines and turbines............. 14,995 14,908 14,752 14,353 +0.6
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 5,614 5,718 5.685 5,636 -1.8
354 Metalvorking machinery.......... 2,368 2,456 2,414 2,347 -3.6
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,804 4,741 4,757 4,345 +1.3
357 Office and computing machines... 20,212 20,136 20,453 19,892 +0.4
36 Electrical machinery............ 70,007 69,049 68,392 66,863 +1.4
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 6,554 6,708 6,787 6,791 -2.3
363 Household appliances............ 554 520 487 478 +6.5
365 Radio and TV.................... 278 317 338 532 -12.3
366 Communication equipment......... 42,513 41,861 41,513 41,197 +1.6
367 Electronic components........... 18,660 18,284 17,883 16,540 +2.1
37 Transportation equipment.......... 132,032 130,941 128,132 126,827 +0.8
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 101,261 99,817 98,455 97,060 +1.4
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 22,485 23,280 22,148 22,692 -3.4
38 Instruments and related products.. 7,764 7,726 7,733 7,812 +0.5
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 5.272 5,408 5,452 5,214 -2.5

Nondurable goods industries......... 10,940 10,978 10,856 10,984 -0.3

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,148 4.039 4,016 4,153 +2.7
Consumer staples................... 747 760 716 739 -1.7
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 195,025 194,432 191,853 189,477 +0.3
Automotive equipment............... 7,702 7,335 7.050 6,578 +5.0
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 12,173 12,376 12,456 12,523 -1.6
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.............. 113,325 113,489 111,950 109,562 -0.1

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 234,768 233,452 230,732 227,872 +0.6
Nondefense...................... 123,857 124,630 124,314 121,388 -0.6
Defense........................ 110,911 108,822 106,418 106,484 +1.9

Household durable goods
industries....................... 3,563 3,550 3,548 3,655 +0.4


+1.3 +1.6 321,287 317,781 314,130 307,547 290,757
-1.1 +1.8 1,993 1,993 2,000 2,011 1,655
+3.4 +2.3 26,416 26.158 25,178 24,530 20.290
+1.5 +3.8 15,913 15,756 15,351 14,666 12,069

+8.8 -0.4 8,003 7.961 7,416 7,497 6,063
-0.2 -1.3 19,973 20,187 20,386 20,810 21,240
0.0 +3.2 58,435 57,774 57,629 55,794 55,529
+1.1 +2.8 14,966 14,999 14,992 14.232 15,059

+0.6 +0.9 5,631 5,638 5.589 5,534 5,631
+1.7 +2.9 2,343 2,468 2,430 2,354 2,396
-0.3 +9.5 4,689 4,665 4,719 4,315 4,692
-1.5 +2.8 20,232 19,451 19,553 19,354 18,143
+1.0 +2.3 68,826 68,274 67,856 66,538 59,609


-1.2 -0.1 6,411 6,620 6,738 6,758 6,762
+6.8 +1.9 481 436 441 495 306
-6.2 -36.5 278 300 340 665 406
+0.8 +0.8 42,100 41,616 41,352 40,809 38,507
+2.2 +8.1 18,137 17,937 17,597 16,457 12,418
+2.2 +1.0 133,201 130,685 128,141 124,873 121,845
+1.4 +1.4 102,117 99,366 98,767 95,631 93,350

+5.1 -2.4 22,713 23,465 21,849 22,271 22,744
-0.1 -1.0 7,655 7,597 7,669 7,774 6,976

-0.8 +4.6 4,788 5.113 5,271 5,217 3,429

+1.1 -1.2 10,681 10,598 10,807 10,926 8,974


+0.6 -3.3 3,646 3,711 3,889 4,368 3,002
+6.1 -3.1 701 723 731 790 765

+1.3 +1.3 195,279 192,749 190,294 186,279 183,038
+4.0 +7.2 7,803 7,342 7,043 6,473 5,351

-0.6 -0.5 11,846 12,179 12,299 12,524 12,447

+1.4 +2.2 112,693 111,675 110,681 108,039 95,128


+1.2 +1.3 235,102 232,017 229,682 224,643 219,714
+0.3 +2.4 123,258 123,509 123,609 120,260 122,279
+2.3 -0.1 111,844 108,508 106,073 104,383 97,435


+0.1 -2.9 3.084 3,232 3,417 3.869


See footnotes at end of table 2.


2.595









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Dec. Nov Oct. Sept. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Dec.
Code 1983p 1983 193r 1983 19831 1983 3 1982

All manufacturing Industries.. 260.667 261,018 260,816 260,021 -0.1 +0.1 +0.3 257,584 259,380 259,030 257,443 261,987


Manufacturing Industries with
unfilled orders.................... 177,816 177,845 177,666 177,162 0.0


+0.1 +0.3 174,859 175,853 175,812 175,489 179,269


Durable goods industries............ 171,169 170,964 170,628 170,385 +0.1
With unfilled orders............. 155,990 156,069 156,052 156,011 -0.1
Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,726 5,722 5,724 5.697 +0.1
Glass containers................ 662 643 615 606 +3.0
Primary metals.................... 19,117 19,836 19,785 19,913 -3.6
Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,028 9,494 9,463 9,468 -4.9
Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,856 9,141 9,119 9,233 -3.1
Fabricated metal products......... 17,682 17,641 17,347 17,566 +0.2
Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2.131 1,947 1,752 1.797 +9.5
Machinery, except electrical...... 36,556 36,926 36,957 37,078 -1.0
Engines and turbines............. 2,027 2,044 2,115 2,103 -0.8
Parm machinery and equipment.... 1,898 2,066 2,044 2.051 -8.1
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,954 7,175 7,299 7,427 -3.1
Metalworking machinery........... 2,269 2,232 2,241 2,263 +1.7
General industrial machinery.... 3,558 3,652 3,641 3,682 -2.6
Office and computing machines... 9,978 9,801 9,789 9,800 +1.8
Electrical machinery............ 27,968 27,607 27,445 27,211 +1.3
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 3,968 4,055 4,090 4,040 -2.1
Household appliances............ 1,918 1,864 1,841 1,807 +2.9
Radio and TV.................... 1,006 1,017 988 1,032 -1.1
Communication equipment......... 11,340 10,944 10,954 10,856 +3.6
Electronic components........... 5,605 5,610 5,503 5,467 -0.1
Transportation equipment.......... 40,647 39,794 39,977 39,805 +2.1
Motor vehicles and parts........ 9,416 8,844 8,724 8,602 +6.5
Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 28,313 28,006 28,350 28,272 +1.1
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................... 1,414 1,443 1,435 1,478 -2.0
Instruments and related products.. 9,120 9,050 8,988 8,961 +0.8
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................... 6,441 6,473 6,380 6,402 -0.5
Photographic goods................. 2,123 2,077 2,097 2,045 +2.2

All other durable goods........... 14,353 14,388 14,405 14,154 -0.2


+0.2 +0.1 168,428
0.0 0.0 153,621
0.0 +0.5 5,588
+4.6 +1.5 636
+0.3 -0.6 19,211
+0.3 -0.1 9,254

+0.2 -1.2 8,741
+1.7 -1.2 17,217
+11.1 -2.5 1,854
-0.1 -0.3 36,078
-3.4 +0.6 2,039
+1.1 -0.3 1,848

-1.7 -1.7 6,912
-0.4 -1.0 2,230
+0.3 -1.1 3,519
+0.1 -0.1 9,838
+0.6 +0.9 27,361


32
322
33
331
333-9

34
341
35
351
352
353

354
356
357
36
361,2


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

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


169,291
154,709
5,469
631
19,656
9,466

9,022
17,118
1,659
36,697
2,059
1,936

7,146
2,232
3,594
9,870
27,236


4,052
1,750
984
10,920
5,520
40,108
9,108
27,989


169,084
154.800
5,482
610
19,527
9,416

8,937
16,995
1,514
36,647
2,106
1,915

7,168
2,246
3,590
9,858
27,239


4,099
1,757
971
10,925
5,492
40,134
8,933
28,290


168,843
154,709
5,508
597
19,600
9,411

9,011
17,194
1,543
36,750
2,065
1,977

7,278
2,240
3,649
9,849
26,991


4,013
1,715
1,022
10,782
5.450
39,772
8.754
28,113


172,615
158,978
5,823
629
21,450
10,879

9,464
17,331
1,527
39,659
2,385
2,089

9,102
2,334
3,974
9,400
26,136


4,094
1,704
1,034
9,910
5,559
39,908
8,176
28,511


+0.6 -2.9 1,377 1,485 1,461 1,483 1,567
+0.7 +0.3 8,830 8,879 8,838 8,895 9,010

+1.5 -0.3 6,312 6,389 6,291 6,351 6,433
-1.0 +2.5 1,970 2,000 2,051 2,033 2,032

-0.1 +1.8 14,121 14,128 14,222 14,133 13,298


Nondurable goods industries......... 89,498 90,054 90,188 89,636 -0.6
With unfilled orders.............. 21,826 21,776 21,614 21,151 +0.2
20 Food and kindred products......... 20,757 20,775 20,859 21,119 -0.1
201 Meat products................... 2,040 2,019 1,968 1,920 +1.0
208 Beverages...................... 3,253 3,246 3,258 3,300 +0.2
207 Fats and oils................... 1,722 1,756 2,050 2,245 -1.9
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,004 11,966 11,868 11,993 +0.3
21 Tobacco products............ .... 4,261 4,461 4,507 4,608 -4.5
22 Textile mill products............. 6,913 7,007 7,013 6,869 -1.3
26 Paper and allied products......... 8,824 8,813 8,675 8,490 +0.1
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,255 3,300 3,271 3,217 -1.4
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,416 2,344 2,264 2,201 +3.1
264 All other paper products........ 3,153 3,169 3,140 3,072 -0.5
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 19,681 19,823 19,826 13,615 -0.7
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments.......................... 5,871 5,910 5,941 5,924 -0.7
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,259 6,333 6,404 6,331 -1.2
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 8,296 8,430 8,686 8,623 -1.6
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 5,657 5,746 5,724 5,670 -1.5
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods....... 15,109 14,999 14,898 14,642 +0.7

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 20,867 20,825 20,804 20,544 +0.2
Consumer staples................. 32,544 32,739 32,642 32,750 -0.6
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 73,062 73,110 73,387 73,138 -0.1
Automotive equipment.............. 11,554 10,955 10,740 10,641 +5.5
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 19,116 19,324 19.268 19,318 -1.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 103,524 104,065 103,975 103,630 -0.5

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries......... 83,139 82,764 83,226 83,091 +0.5
Nondefense...................... 65,205 65,427 65,944 65,643 -0.3
Defense....................... 17,934 17,337 17,282 17,448 +3.4


Household durable goods
industries.......... ,907 +1.0


-0.1 +0.6 89,156
+0.7 +2.2 21,238
-0.4 -1.2 21,417
+2.6 +2.5 1,974
-0.4 -1.3 3,311
-14.3 -8.7 1,982
+0.8 -1.0 12,472
-1.0 -2.2 4,543
-0.1 +2.1 6,812
+1.6 +2.2 8,663
+0.9 +1.7 3,247
+3.5 +2.9 2,350
+0.9 +2.2 3,066
0.0 +1.1 19,600

-0.5 +0.3 5,842
-1.1 +1.2 6.127
-2.9 +0.7 8,158
+0.4 +1.0 5,578


90,089
21,144
22,214
2,099
3,250
2,156
12,971
4,528
6,786
8,643
3,277
2,260
3,106
19,612


89,946
21,012
22,062
1,995
3,294
2,108
12,948
4,584
6,704
8,488
3,237
2,194
3,057
19,366


88,600
20,780
21,139
1,853
3,247
1,715
12,665
4,530
6,643
8,287
3,160
2,163
2,964
19,075


5,845 5,793 5,746
6,327 6,314 6,192
8,617 8,748 8,778
5,545 5,564 5,520


89,372
20,291
21,297
1,942
3,569
1.422
12,741
4,654
6,070
8,455
3,354
2,243
2,858
19,836

6,080
6,196
9,276
5,741


+0.7 +1.7 14,385 14,144 14,430 14,628 14,043


+1.3 20,107
-0.3 32,975

+0.3 72,061
+0.9 11,446

-0.3 18,816

+0.3 102,179


19,752
33,725

72,816
11,190

18,769

103,128


-0.6 +0.2 81,724 82,557
-0.8 +0.5 64,068 65,364
+0.3 -1.0 17,656 17,193


-0n7 +0.4 9 690 9_532


20,078
33,733

72,883
10,882

18,862

102,592


20,306
33,095

72,499
10,731

18,985

101,827


19,504
33,728

75,489
10,378

18,624

104,264


82,857 82,507 84,907
65,765 65,198 69,149
17,092 17,309 15,758


9.689 9.770


9.606


See footnotes at end of table 2.


+1.2 3,898
+1.9 1,850
-4.3 964
+0.9 11,143
+0.7 5,549
+0.4 40,022
+1.4 9,270
+0.3 27,810


-0 7 +0 4 9 69 9 3 8 7









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

(Millions of dollars)


MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

All manufacturing industries.. 87,699 87,510

Durable goods Industries............ 51,560 51,395
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,852 1,896
Primary metals.................... 6,512 6,603
Fabricated metal products......... 6,883 6,890
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,392 10,533
Electrical Machinery.............. 7,615 7,663
Transportation equipment.......... 10,339 9,845
Instruments and related products.. 2,507 2.531

All other durable goods............ 5,460 5,434

Nondurable goods industries......... 36,139 36,115
Food and kindred products......... 8,081 7,932
Tobacco products................. 3.595 3,795
Textile mill products............. 2,082 2,186
Paper and allied products......... 4,460 4,498
Chemicals and allied products..... 7,479 7,651
Petroleum and coal products....... 2,282 2,098
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,181 2,134

All other nondurable goods........ 5,979 5,821

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 91,948 91,446


87,132 87,182 +0.2 +0.4 -0.1 88,106 86,994 86,628 85,959 88,174


51.016
1,903
6,556
6,831
10,325
7,565
9,826
2,596


51,006 +0.3
1,924 -2.3
6.570 -1.4
6,866 -0.1
10,568 -1.3
7,490 -0.6
9,791 +5.0
2,572 -0.9


0.0 51,444
-1.1 1,882
-0.2 6,761
-0.5 6,820
-2.3 10,371
+1.0 7,476
+0.4 10,186
+0.9 2,492


51.262
1.856
6,689
6,712
10,535
7,477
9,982
2.498


50,951
1,877
6,591
6,726
10,371
7,471
9,812
2,560


50,762
1,905
6,565
6,815
10,406
7,458
9,721
2,563


5,414 5,225 +0.5 +0.4 +3.6 5,456 5,513 5,543 5,329


36,116
8,150
3,976
2,230
4,377
7,501
2,059
2,092


36,176 +0.1
8,419 +1.9
4,063 -5.3
2,191 -4.8
4,235 -0.8
7,475 -2.2
2,177 +8.8
2,012 +2.2


-0.2 36,662
-3.2 8,431
-2.1 3,925
+1.8 2,097
+3.4 4,483
+0.3 7,483
-5.4 2,186
+4.0 2,220


35,732
8,352
3,682
2,072
4,408
7,446
2,094
2,074


35,677
8,256
3,914
2,048
4,341
7,305
2,145
2,083


35,197
7,852
3,932
2,052
4,239
7,364
2,143
1,997


5,731 5,604 +2.7 +1.6 +2.3 5,837 5,604 5,585 5.618


91,565 90,747 +0.5


52,535
2,035
8,139
6,746
11,270
7,357
9,142
2,811

5,035

35,639
7,733
4,294
1,846
4,361
7,528
2,340
2,045

5,708


-0.1 +0.9 90,033 91,168 91,320 90,630 90,304


Durable goods industries............ 77,503 76,633
Stone, clay, and glass products... 795 793
Primary metals.................... 7,258 7,376
Fabricated metal products......... 6,228 6,120
Machinery, except electrical...... 15,035 15,084
Electrical Machinery.............. 14,933 14,556
Transportation equipment.......... 25,654 25,294
Instruments and related products. 4,065 3,957

All other durable goods........... 3,535 3.453

Nondurable goods industries......... 14,445 14,813
Food and kindred products.... ... 1,626 1,702
Tobacco products.................. (S) (S)
Textile mill products............. 2,296 2,318
Paper and allied products......... 1,104 1,083
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,415 3,425
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,521 1,618
Rubber and plastics products...... 957 1,022

All other nondurable goods........ (S) (S)

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries,. 81,020 82,062

Durable goods industries......... 42,106 42,936
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,079 3,033
Primary metals...................... 5,347 5,857
Fabricated metal products.,...,,. 4,571 4,631
Machinery, except electrical...... 11,129 11,309
Electrical Machinery.............. 5,420 5,388
Transportation equipment.......... 4,654 4,655
Instruments and related products.. 2,548 2,562

All other durable goods........... 5,358 5,501

Nondurable goods industries......... 38,914 39,126
Food and kindred products......... 11,050 11,141
Tobacco products.................. (S) (S)
Textile mill products............. 2,535 2,503
Paper and allied products......... 3,260 3,232
Chemicals and allied products.... 8,787 8,747
Petroleum and coal products....... 4,493 4,714
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,519 2,590

All other nondurable goods ....... (S) (S)


76,857
779
7,497
6.031
15,254
14,533
25,430
3,892


76,270 +1.1
788 +0.3
7,399 -1.6
6,196 +1.8
15,095 -0.3
14,209 +2.6
25,273 +1.4
3,941 +2.7


+0.8 75,890
-1.1 733
+1.3 7,085
-2.7 5,928
+1.1 14,855
+2.3 14,646
+0.6 25,223
-1.2 3,919


76,315
731
7,215
5,926
15,147
14,507
25,467
3,912


76,588
725
7,363
5,938
15,214
14,525
25,598
3,838


76,098
758
7,357
6,083
15,047
14,149
25,396
3,910


3,441 3,369 +2.4 +0.3 +2.1 3,501 3,410 3,387 3,398


14,708
1,702
(S)
2,251
1,082
3,438
1,809
1,003


14,477 -2.5
1,706 -4.5
(S) (S)
2,193 -0.9
1,040 +1.9
3,365 -0.3
1,792 -6.0
994 -6.4


82,119 82,092 -1.3 -0.1


42,755
3,042
5,732
4,485
11,378
5.347
4,721
2,500


43,109 -1.9
2,985 +1.5
5,944 -8.7
4,504 -1.3
11,415 -1.6
5,512 +0.6
4,741 0.0
2,448 -0.5


5,550 5,560 -2.6


39,364
11,007
(S)
2,532
3,216
8,887
4,818
2.629


38,983 -0.5
10,994 -0.8
(S) (S)
2,485 +1.3
3,215 +0.9
8,775 +0.5
4,654 -4.7
2,664 -2.7


+1.6 14,143
-0.2 1,690
(S) (S)
+2.6 2,262
+4.0 1,054
+2.2 3,359
+0.9 1,505
+0.9 946


14,853
1,751
(S)
2,287
1,064
3,384
1,662
1,023


14,732
1,717
(S)
2,232
1,060
3,417
1,757
998


14,532
1,685
(S)
2,177
1,046
3,339
1,767
997


76,351
876
7,473
5,803
16,091
13,279
25,878
3,857

3,094

13,953
1,884
(S)
1,964
991
3,180
1,891
1,039


0.0 79,445 81,218 81,082 80,854 83,509


-0.8 41,094
+1.9 2,973
-3.6 5,365
-0.4 4,469
-0.3 10,852
-3.0 5,239
-0.4 4,613
+2.1 2,419


41,714
2,882
5,752
4,480
11,015
5,252
4,659
2,469


41,545
2,880
5,573
4,331
11,062
5,243
4,724
2,440


41,983
2,845
5,678
4.296
11,297
5,384
4,655
2,422


43,729
2,912
5,838
4,782
12.298
5,500
4,888
2,342


-0.9 -0.2 5,164 5,205 5,292 5,406 5,169


+1.0 38,351
+0.1 11,296
(S) (S)
+1.9 2,453
0.0 3,126
+1.3 8,758
+3.5 4,467
-1.3 2,412


39,504
12,111
(S)
2,427
3,171
8,782
4,861
2,448


39,537
12,089
(S)
2,424
3,087
8,644
4,846
2,483


38,871
11,602
(S)
2,414
3,002
8,372
4,868
2,526


39,780
11,680
(S)
2,260
3,103
9,128
5,045
2,657


(S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S)


PPreliminary. rRevised. (S) Suppressed because data do not meet Census Bureau publication standards.


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


32
33
34
35
36
37
38
24.2,
39


(S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S)








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 Dec. Nov Oct. Sept. Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1983 1983 1983 198 1983P 1983' 1983 1983

All manufacturing industries............ 1.40 1.44 1.48 1.46 3.40 3.52 3.60 3.54

Durable goods industries....................... 1.78 1.85 1.93 1.92 4.13 4.29 4.40 4.30
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.37 1.32 1.36 1.32 0.55 0.52 0.54 0.52
33 Primary metals.............................. 1.70 1.82 1.92 1.97 2.33 2.50 2.55 2.55
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.62 1.62 1.61 1.63 2.02 2.07 2.09 2.12
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.17 2.28 2.35 2.37 3.74 3.89 3.98 3.86
36 Electrical machinery......................... 1.86 1.97 2.03 1.98 4.65 4.94 5.05 4.88
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.75 1.82 2.01 1.92 10.72 11.20 11.95 11.29
38 Instruments and related products............. 1.99 2.10 2.09 2.09 1.69 1.80 1.80 1.82

Nondurable goods industries.................... 0.99 1.01 1.02 1.00 0.55 0.56 0.57 0.59
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.84 0.87 0.87 0.86 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.13 2.69 2.93 2.52 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products... ........................... 1.43 1.57 1.52 1.52 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.13 1.15 1.16 1.16 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................. 1.16 1.17 1.17 1.16 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................... 0.51 0.52 0.53 0.51 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products.................. 1.19 1.23 1.29 1.26 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm machin-
ery and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related products;
building paper; die-cut paper and board; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO "RFVIc nr.Y Pri bI ,HF MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industry Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec.
ago ecs. 1982- ag Decs. 1982- ago Decs. 1982- ago Decs. 1982-
SIC Dec. 1978- Nov. Dec. 1978- Nov. Dec. 1978- Nov. Dec. 1978- Nov.
Code 1982 1982 1983 1982 1982 1983 1982 1982 1983 1982 1982 1983



All manufacturing industries. 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.2

Durable goods industries .......... 1.0 1.0 0.4 3.0 1.5 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 1.2 1.6 0.9 2.1 1.5 1.3 2.3 2.3 1.3 1.4 1.1 0.7
33 Primary metals .................. 0.3 0.6 0.9 2.9 1.6 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.5 1.7 0.6 0.4
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.7 1.1 1.8 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.8 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.6 1.2 1.0 12.5 3.1 2.9 3.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.3
36 Electrical machinery ............ 1.6 1.9 0.5 1.7 1.4 1.3 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.7 0.7 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 3.2 2.6 0.9 1.3 2.5 1.6 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.3
38 Instruments and related products. 2.4 1.4 0.7 0.4 2.0 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.8 0.4

Nondurable goods industries ....... 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.3
20 Food and kindred products ....... 1.3 0.9 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.6 0.9 0.7
21 Tobacco products ............... 0.1 3.3 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 1.6 0.1
22 Textile mill products ........... 5.0 1.9 1.. (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.4 0.6
26 Paper and allied products ....... 1.0 1.2 1.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.6 0.4 0.5
28 Chemicals and allied products ... 2.3 2.4 1.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.7 0.8 0.5
29 Petroleum and coal products ..... 0.6 0.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.2 0.7 0.7
30 Rubber and plastics products .... 3.3 3.5 1.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.7 1.0 0.9

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 3.4 1.7 1.1 2.1 1.7 1.8 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.2
Defense.... ................... 0.0 1.7 1.0 23.4 9.4 3.9 1.4 0.6 0.3 2.1 1.0 0.6

(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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