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C 3.1S:M r -IV -


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Manufacturers' Shipments,

/(vN Inventories, and Orders


_MARCH 1984
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(84)-3
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 A.M. E.D.T. Tuesday, May 1, 1984

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

The December through March data presented in this report are consistent with the revised seasonally adjusted data
released April 20, 1984 by the Department of Commerce in the M3-1.13 "Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and
Orders: 1977-1983." These revisions reflect recomputation of seasonal factors based on data through 1983, his-
torical corrections to the unfilled orders estimates for the steel industry, and corrections for data received too
late to include in prior monthly publications.


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in March
increased $4.2 billion or 2.2 percent from February to
$195.6 billion. Although this is the largest one month
gain since last September when orders were up 2.3
percent, most of the March increase was based on large
defense capital goods orders.

Shipments of manufactured goods in March showed
the largest gain since December, increasing $3.2
billion or 1.7 percent to $188.2 billion. Eighty
percent of the increase came from the nondurable goods
sector.

Manufacturers' unfilled orders at the end of March
were estimated at $348.1 billion, up $7.4 billion or
2.2 percent from February. The value of unfilled
orders has been generally increasing since November
1982, but the rate of gain has increased significantly
over the last six months. Since last September the
backlog of orders has increased an average of 1.6
percent or over $5.0 billion per month.

The book value of manufacturers' inventories
increased $3.2 billion or 1.2 percent in March to
$267.2 billion, matching the February increase. The
inventory to shipments ratio at the end of March was
1.42, about the same as last month but up from the
record low in December of 1.40.

NEW ORDERS. The increase in new orders in March was
about equal in the durable and nondurable goods
sectors. The increase in durable goods orders of 2.1
percent was caused by a large increase in the defense
capital goods category. Excluding the defense orders,
durable goods industries showed a 2.2%decline, the
first since last July.

Within the major durable industry groups, both
electrical and nonelectrical machinery increased from
February; nonelectrical machinery showed a $1.0 billion
or 5.7 percent increase while electrical machinery was
up $0.6 billion or 3.7 percent. Transportation
equipment increased $1.6 billion or 6.0 percent as
large defense orders for aircraft and parts more than
offset declines in commercial aircraft and parts and
motor vehicles and parts. Primary metals orders
declined in March $0.2 billion or 1.4 percent, the
fourth consecutive monthly decline.

The increase in nondurable goods orders of 2.4
percent was mostly attributable to petroleum and foods
products. For most of nondurable goods, new orders are
considered to be equal to shipments for that month.


SHIPMENTS. Most of the 1.7 percent increase in
shipments of manufactured goods in March came in the
nondurable goods sector, which was up $2.5 billion or
2.9 percent to $91.3 billion. The largest increase was
in petroleum products, which was up $1.4 billion or 8.8
percent to $17.1 billion. Petroleum products shipments
had shown a downward trend between February 1981 when
they were estimated at $19.2 billion, and February 1983
at $14.1 billion. During the succeeding 12 months they
were relatively flat at about $16.0 billion per month.

Shipments in the durable goods sector increased
$0.6 billion or 0.7 percent as gains in the machinery
industries totaling $1.4 billion or 4.7 percent and
primary metals of $0.7 billion or 6.0 percent more than
offset a decline in transportation equipment of $1.1
billion or 4.7 percent.

UNFILLED ORDERS. The increase in unfilled orders at
the end of March of $7.4 billion or 2.2 percent
reflected increases in most of the major durable goods
industries except primary and fabricated metals. The
largest gains were in transportation equipment, up $5.2
billion or 3.8 percent, electrical machinery up $1.6
billion or 2.2 percent, and nonelectrical machinery up
$1.2 billion or 2.0 percent.

The capital good nd tI~i. ~ir d an orders
backlog jump of $7.2 J i or 3. S lt to $250.1
billion. Over thl a year the p portion
increased 18.2 perX r 1.5 percent pe '_th while
the nondefense po io increased 8.8 pe or 0.7
percent per month.

INVENTORIES. Inve increases in March Ing 1.2
percent were wide eas. The durable oo sector
increased $2.6 blli o 1.5 percent to 17 8 billion
while the nondurable t as up S b tlon or 0.6
percent to $91.4 billi Jn li inventories
were also up 1.2 percent I goods sector
accounted for a 1.0 percent n e while nondurable
goods were up 1.7 percent. By stage of fabrication,
inventories of materials and supplies in March
increased 0.7 percent, work in process increased 1.9
percent and finished goods increased 1.0 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for April is scheduled for release on May 22,
1984 at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on May 31, 1984
at 10:00 A.M.


Address inquiries concerning these figure 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.









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 MarI Febt Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1984" 1984' 1984 1983 Har.P Feb.r Jan. 1984 1984r 1984 1983 1984P 1983

All manufacturing Industries 188,177 185,005 184,406 186,352 +1.7 +0.3 -1.0 197,324 186,655 169,717 179,624 553,696 475,390


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled brders.................. 98,362 97,119 96,341 98,048 +1.3 +0.8 -1.7 104,057 98,014 87,779 95,787


289,850 244,156


Durable goods industries.......... 96,923 96,297 95,283 96,351 +0.7 +1.1 -1.1
With unfilled orders............ 78,500 77,261 76,415 78,265 +1.6 +1.1 -2.4
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,451 4,634 4,462 4,250 -3.9 +3.9 +5.0
Glass containers.............. 366 398 362 374 -8.0 +9.9 -3.2
Primary metals.................. 11,631 10,973 10,783 11,964 +6.0 +1.8 -9.9
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,802 4,565 4,335 4,796 +5.2 +5.3 -9.6
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.......................... 5,564 5,176 5,164 5,948 +7.5 +0.2 -13.2
Fabricated metal products....... 11,088 11,083 10,904 10,889 0.0 +1.6 +0.1
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 903 874 864 901 +3.3 +1.2 -4.1
Machinery, except electrical.... 16,997 16,481 16,327 16,444 +3.1 +0.9 -0.7
Engines and turbines.......... 1,201 1,141 1,151 1,138 +5.3 -0.9 +1.1
Farm machinery and equipment.. 944 977 851 1,021 -3.4 +14.8 -16.7
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,552 2,412 2,543 2,732 +5.8 -5.2 -6.9
Metalworking machinery........ 767 750 780 712 +2.3 -3.8 +9.6
General industrial machinery.. 1,370 1,389 1,401 1,349 -1.4 -0.9 +3.9
Office and computing machines. 4,530 4.096 4,135 4,009 +10.6 -0.9 +3.1
Electrical machinery........... 15,148 14.216 14,327 14,579 +6.6 -0.8 -1.7
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,095 1,903 1,931 2,024 +10.1 -1.5 -4.6
Household appliances.......... 1,416 1,362 1,514 1,221 +4.0 -10.0 +24.0
Radio and TV.................. 895 782 935 758 +14.5 -16.4 +23.4
Communication equipment....... 4,622 4,209 3,956 4,812 +9.8 +6.4 -17.8
Electronic components......... 3,689 3,500 3,420 3,255 +5.4 +2.3 +5.1
Transportation equipment........ 23,119 24,257 24,223 23,531 -4.7 +0.1 +2.9
Motor vehicles and parts...... 15,844 16,540 16,761 15,602 -4.2 -1.3 +7.4
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 5,646 6,060 5,894 6,192 -6.8 +2.8 -4.8
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................. 856 879 781 992 -2.6 +12.5 -21.3
Instruments and related products 4,499 4,426 4,490 4,568 +1.6 -1.4 -1.7
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 2.679 2,600 2,686 2,614 +3.0 -3.2 +2.8
Photographic goods............ 1,650 1,640 1,620 1,769 +0.6 +1.2 -8.4


103,644 96,948
83,503 77,966
4,502 4,328
393 375
12,469 11,457
5,267 4,789

5,870 5,403
11,705 11,121
911 858
18,466 16,717
1,378 1,217
1,132 969

2,662 2,564
854 789
1,430 1,410
4,847 3,826
15,808 14,435


2,251 1,983
1,494 1,373
858 777
4,916 4,202
3,788 3,601
25,538 24,529
17,584 16,865
6,147 5,997


85,815
69,131
3,758
332
10,526
4,300

5,019
9,891
744
14,429
1,103
800

2,329
692
1,254
3,118
13,129


1,817
1,308
790
3,602
3,208
21,819
15,372
5,002


92,344
76,706
3,734
326
10,932
4,476

5,419
10,006
752
17,546
1,084
869

2,707
731
1,390
5,621
14,330


1,989
1,113
767
4,939
3,070
22,014
13,222
7,009


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



20
201
208
207
203-6,9
21
22
26
261-3,6
265
264
28
281,6

283,4
29
30
23,27,
31


All other durable goods........ 9,990 10,227 9,767 10,126 -2.3 +4.7 -3.5 10,401 10,028 8,222 9,108


Nondurable goods industries....... 91,254 88,708 89,123 90,001 +2.9 -0.5 -1.0
With unfilled orders............ 19,862 19,858 19,926 19,783 0.0 -0.3 +0.7
Food and kindred products....... 24,699 23,998 24,542 24,502 +2.9 -2.2 +0.2
Meat products................. 5,961 5,864 5,810 5,821 +1.7 +0.9 -0.2
Beverages..................... 3,546 3,666 3,423 3,421 -3.3 +7.1 +0.1
Fats and oils................. 1,312 1,280 1,479 1,360 +2.5 -13.5 +8.8
All other foods.............. 10,700 10,051 10,574 10,790 +6.5 -4.9 -2.0
Tobacco products................ 1,617 1,349 1,137 1,618 +19.9 +18.6 -29.7
Textile mill products........... 4,717 4,787 4,770 4,806 -1.5 +0.4 -0.7
Paper and allied products....... 7,737 7,797 7,743 7,701 -0.8 +0.7 +0.5
Pulp, paper etc............... 3,378 3,398 3,347 3,340 -0.6 +1.5 +0.2
Paperboard containers......... 1,755 1,673 1,787 1,696 +4.9 -6.4 +5.4
All other paper products...... 2,604 2,726 2,609 2,665 -4.5 +4.5 -2.1
Chemicals and allied products... 17,361 17,159 17,088 17,329 +1.2 +0.4 -1.4
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,359 5,618 5,607 5,421 -4.6 +0.2 +3.4
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4,490 4,276 4,334 4,422 +5.0 -1.3 -2.0
Petroleum and coal products..... 17,138 15,751 15,699 16,093 +8.8 +0.3 -2.4
Rubber and plastics products.... 4,385 4,320 4,264 4,567 +1.5 +1.3 -6.6


93,680 89,707
20,554 20,048
25,402 24,300
5,782 5,735
3,482 3,267
1,395 1,355
11,534 10,493
1,502 1,241
5,196 4,771
8,107 8,024
3,565 3,495
1,844 1,727
2,698 2,802
18,822 17,486

5,953 5,837
4,759 4,301
16,672 15,825
4,440 4,340


83,902
18,648
22,701
5,601
2,889
1,469
9,675
1,035
4,202
7,459
3,171
1,682
2,606
16,485

5,281
4,134
15,582
3,985


87,280
19,081
24,344
5,845
3,045
1,395
11,007
1,771
4,496
7,135
3,086
1,538
2,511
16,706

5,329
4,463
16,412
4,095


All other nondurable goods...... 13,600 13,547 13,880 13,385 +0.4 -2.4 +3.7 13,539 13.720 12,453 12,321


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,144 13,070 13,289 12,878 +0.6 -1.6 +3.2
Consumer staples................ 33,743 32,477 32,856 33,349 +3.9 -1.2 -1.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 27,046 26,409 25,971 27,441 +2.4 +1.7 -5.4
Automotive equipment........... 17,965 18,594 18,818 17,775 -3.4 -1.2 +5.9
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 14,158 14,643 13,959 13,919 -3.3 +4.9 +0.3
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 82,121 79,812 79,513 80,990 +2.9 +0.4 -1.8

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 30,832 30,010 29,810 31,123 +2.7 +0.7 -4.2
Nondefense.................... 25,098 24,158 24,092 25,445 +3.9 +0.3 -5.3
Defense........................ 5,734 5,852 5,718 5,678 -2.0 +2.3 +0.7


Household durable goods
industries................... 6.102 5,930 5,989 5,855 +2.9 -1.0 +2.3


13,640 13,330 11,296 10,930
34,416 32,548 30,269 33,389

29,063 26,301 22,771 29,872
19,849 18,836 17,128 15,025

14,342 13,803 11,699 12,645

86,014 81,837 76,554 77,763


33,073 30,186 26,361 33,602
27,043 24,394 21,320 27,432
6,030 5,792 5,041 6,170


6,458 5,978 5,092 5,299


286,407
230,600
12,588
1,100
34,452
14,356

16,292
32,717
2,513
49,612
3,698
2,901

7,555
2,335
4,094
11,791
43,372


6,051
4,175
2,425
12,720
10,597
71,886
49,821
17,146


233,573
192,064
10,804
1,186
26,657
10,958

13,254
27,783
2,596
40,954
2,942
2,636

6,227
1,953
3,509
10,144
36,388


5,362
3,470
1,871
11,456
8,218
55,438
33,909
17,050


2,446 2,555
13,129 11,723

7,995 7,023
4,608 4,129

28,651 23,826


267,289
59,250
72,403
17,118
9,638
4,219
31,702
3,778
14,169
23,590
10,231
5,253
8,106
52,793

17,071
13,194
48,079
12,765


241,817
52,092
69,454
16,366
9,493
3,939
30,395
3,226
11,951
20,377
8,609
4,561
7,207
44,888

13,703
12,419
44,228
11,812


39,712 35,881


38,266 32,970
97,233 92,087

78,135 69,306
55,813 38,980

39,844 34,165

244,405 207,882


89,620 78,840
72,757 63,523
16,863 15,317


17,528 14,524


See footnotes at end of table 2.


891 833 722 1,113
4,755 4,333 4,041 4,674

2,878 2,590 2,527 2,707
1,693 1,557 1,358 1,804


See footnotes at end of table 2.









Table 2. VALUE OP MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS 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 Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.- Jan.- Dec.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1984p 1984r 1984 1983 Mar.p Febr I Jan. iQa." 1984r 1984 1983 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries 195,558 191,336 188,671 188,374 +2.2 +1.4 +0.2 206,950 194,643 178,284 184,379 579,877 486,388

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders......,.......... 105,743 103.450 100,606 100,070 +2.2 +2.8 +0.5 113,683 106,002 96,346 100,542 316,031 255,154

Durable goods Industries.......... 104,465 102,345 99,439 98,444 +2.1 +2.9 +1.0 113,313 104,611 94,005 97,124 311,929 243,752
With unfilled orders............ 86,042 83,309 80,571 80,358 +3.3 +3.4 +0.3 93,172 85,629 77,321 81,486 256,122 202,243
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,564 4,763 4,557 4,252 -4.2 +4.5 +7.2 4,608 4,512 3,917 3,685 13,037 11,004
33 Primary metals.................. 11.280 11,442 11,622 11,809 -1.4 -1.5 -1.6 12,476 12,672 12,184 11,217 37,332 29,874
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills.. 4,711 4,773 4,848 4,836 -1.3 -1.5 +0.2 5,332 5,497 5,345 4,545 16,174 12,744
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals..................... 5,239 5,316 5,361 5,683 -1.4 -0.8 -5.7 5,737 5,760 5,473 5,530 16,970 14,578
34 Fabricated metal products........ 10,983 11,411 10,986 10,779 -3.8 +3.9 +1.9 12,041 11,542 10,117 9,837 33,700 28,072
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 18,196 17,215 17.159 16,415 +5.7 +0.3 +4.5 19,314 17,527 16,119 17,932 52,960 39,947
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,163 1,086 1,070 1,141 +7.1 +1.5 -6.2 1,323 1,220 992 895 3,535 2,635
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,699 2,489 2,585 2,755 +8.4 -3.7 -6.2 2,794 2,775 2,417 2,696 7,986 6,014
354 Metalworking machinery........ 866 859 850 695 +0.8 +1.1 +22.3 942 885 798 637 2,625 1,708
356 General Industrial machinery.. 1,347 1,364 1,388 1,374 -1.2 -1.7 +1.0 1,407 1,409 1,389 1,372 4,205 3,459
357 Office and computing machines. 5,076 4,790 4,504 3,898 +6.0 +6.3 +15.5 5,138 4,260 3,856 6,316 13,254 9,635
36 Electrical machinery............ 16,746 16,143 15,658 15,369 +3.7 +3.1 +1.9 17,694 17,023 15,056 15,222 49,773 38,952
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based r. d .a t. eat I83. h at r irc : orI,-r.ntr C the .nt I l 1- .- rae.r, Atr; r as or the steel industry, and corrections for data received too late to
Si ludE I n pr I r m:ntl p t r .s. I y










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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries.. 348,105 340,725 334,385 330,122


Durable goods industries............ 337,055 329,512
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,378 2,265
33 Primary metals.................... 21,776 22,127
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 10,725 10,816
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,208 8,533
34 Fabricated metal products......... 20,836 20,942
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 61,131 59,930
351 Engines and turbines........... 14,553 14,591
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment... 5,987 5,839
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 2,701 2,601
356 General Industrial machinery.... 4,715 4,738
357 Office and computing machines... 21,675 21,129
36 Electrical machinery.............. 74,855 73,254
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 6,442 6,483
363 Household appliances............ 487 505
365 Radio and TV..................... 595 675
366 Communication equipment......... 44,856 43,931
367 Electronic components........... 21,012 20,210
37 Transportation equipment.......... 142,798 137,621
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 111,416 105,846
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 22,628 22,994
38 Instruments and related products.. 7,866 7,756
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 5,415 5,617

Nondurable goods industries......... 11,050 11,213

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,692 4,909
Consumer staples.................. 687 735
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................. 208,498 202,168
Automotive equipment.............. 7.926 8,039
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 12,406 12,385
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 113,896 112,489

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 250,119 242,889
Nondefense..................... 129,285 127,802
Defense........................ 120,834 115,087

Household durable goods
Industries....................... 4,104 4,346

See footnotes at end of table 2.


323,457 319,303
2,135 2,040
21,656 20,817
10,607 10,094

8,392 8,195
20,616 20,534
59,195 58,363
14,646 14,727

5,762 5,719
2,492 2,422
4,762 4,776
20,435 20,066
71,325 69,996


6,374 6,379
544 537
376 396
42,842 42,264
19,749 18,983
135,174 134,467
104,419 103,890

22,202 22,363
7,868 7.765

5,488 5,321

10,928 10,819


4,537 4,234
711 728

198,240 196,656
7,842 7,618

12,254 12,276

110,801 108,610


238,591 236,703
124,941 123,942
113,650 112,761


4,026 3,715


+2.2 +1.9 +1.3 354,133 344,503 336,515 327,947

+2.3 +1.9 +1.3 342,952 333,278 325,614 317,423
+5.0 +6.1 +4.7 2,392 2,285 2,103 1,944
-1.6 +2.2 +4.0 23,190 23,182 21,966 20,308
-0.8 +2.0 +5.1 11,508 11,443 10,735 9,690

-3.8 +1.7 +2.4 8,750 8,883 8,526 8,072
-0.5 +1.6 +0.4 21,108 20,772 20,351 20,125
+2.0 +1.2 +1.4 61,487 60,638 59,826 58,136
-0.3 -0.4 -0.6 14,558 14,613 14,610 14,721

+2.5 +1.3 +0.8 6,101 5,968 5,756 5,668
+3.8 +4.4 +2.9 2,663 2,575 2,480 2,374
-0.5 -0.5 -0.3 4,758 4,781 4,781 4,647
+2.6 +3.4 +1.8 21,610 21,319 20,884 20,146
+2.2 +2.7 +1.9 75,567 73,680 71,093 69,166


-0.6 +1.7 -0.1 6,499 6,513 6,340 6,240
-3.6 -7.2 +1.3 502 507 537 461
-11.9 +79.5 -5.1 520 650 350 396
+2.1 +2.5 +1.4 45,498 44,344 43,051 42,192
+4.0 +2.3 +4.0 21,096 20,230 19,394 18,470
+3.8 +1.8 +0.5 145,914 139,651 137.382 135,334
+5.3 +1.4 +0.5 113,786 106,852 105,695 104,330

-1.6 +3.6 -0.7 23,158 23,671 22,781 22,656
+1.4 -1.4 +1.3 7,964 7,787 7,844 7,653

-3.6 +2.4 +3.1 5,330 5,283 5,049 4,757

-1.5 +2.6 +1.0 11,181 11,225 10,901 10,524


-4.4 +8.2
-6.5 +3.4


+7.2 4,534 4,501 4,056 3,713
-2.3 701 772 782 699


+3.1 +2.0 +0.8 212,238 204,840 200,964 196,885
-1.4 +2.5 +2.9 8,148 8,401 8,211 7,778


+0.2 +1.1


-0.2 12,535 12,231 11,954 11,851


+1.3 +1.5 +2.0 115,977 113,758 110,548 107,021


+3.0 +1.8 +0.8 254,102 245,558 241,153 236,910
+1.2 +2.3 +0.8 130,156 128,318 125,998 123.102
+5.0 +1.3 +0.8 123,946 117,240 115,155 113,808


-5.6 +7.9 +8.4 3,982 4,000 3,567 3,202


305,145

295,445
1,855
18,035
8,383

7,387
21,529
54,522
14,752

5,418
2,151
4,642
17,634
62,173


6,737
423
314
40,037
13,382
125,912
97,261

22,831
7,240

4,179

9,700


3,484
780

185,896
5,407

13,076

96,502


224,355
119,656
104,699









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


All manufacturing industries.. 267,236 264,074 260,884 260,426 +1.2 +1.2 +0.2 268,639 265,548 260,807 257,601 259,225


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................... 182,470 179,740 178,084 177,866 +1.5

Durable goods industries............ 175,794 173,203 171,549 171,571 +1.5
With unfilled orders.............. 160.251 157,731 156,173 156,186 +1.6
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,682 5,596 5,600 5,677 +1.5
322 Class containers................. 648 631 629 647 +2.7
33 Primary metals.................... 19,868 19,434 19,009 19,228 +2.2
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,291 9,139 8,893 9,122 +1.7
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 9,303 9,031 8,884 8,895 +3.0
34 Fabricated metal products......... 18,007 17,892 17,765 17,819 +0.6
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,114 2,095 2,148 2,255 +0.9
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 37,500 37,089 36,922 36,711 +1.1
351 Engines and turbines............ 2,155 2,107 2,040 2,004 +2.3
152 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,859 1,962 1,983 1.917 -5.2
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equlpment.... 7,028 7,046 7,162 7,175 -0.3
354 Metalvorking machinery.......... 2,314 2,265 2,262 2,244 +2.2
356 General industrial machinery.... 3.481 3,487 3,484 3,581 -0.2
357 Office and computing machines... 10.352 10,096 9,884 9,907 +2.5
36 Electrical machinery............... 28.932 28,471 28,127 28,154 +1.6
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,227 4,211 4,174 4,101 +0.4
363 Household appliances............ 2,235 2,094 1,989 2.033 +6.7
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,075 1,059 1,001 1,028 +1.5
366 Communication equipment......... 11,408 11,188 11,176 11,208 +2.0
367 Electronic components........... 5,794 5,800 5,689 5,633 -0.1
37 Transportation equipment.......... 42,120 41,206 40,716 40,528 +2.2
371 Motor vehicles and parts.......... 9,971 9,751 9,617 9,460 +2.3
172,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 29,278 28,664 28,296 28,153 +2.1
1731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,312 1,253 1,314 1,390 +4.7
18 Instruments and related products.. 9,043 9,020 8,828 9,014 +0.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
Instruments............ ...... 6,491 6,498 6,339 6,404 -0.1
186 Photographic goods.............. 2,014 1,989 1,951 2,080 +1.3
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 14,642 14,495 14.582 14,440 +1.0

Nondurable goods industries......... 91,442 90,871 89,335 88,855 +0.6
With unfilled orders.............. 22,219 22,009 21,911 21,680 +1.0
20 Food and kindred products......... 21,670 21,354 20,996 20,797 +1.5
201 Meat products.................... 2195 2,133 2,116 2,099 +2.9
208 Beverages........................ 3,329 3,375 3,358 3,307 -1.4
207 Fats and oils................... 1.755 1,795 1,735 1,775 -2.2
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,591 12,314 12,070 11,888 +2.2
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,745 3,831 3,870 3,931 -2.2
22 Textile mill products............. 7,046 6,960 6,951 6,899 +1.2
26 Paper and allied products......... 8,919 8,898 8,829 8,729 +0.2
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,291 3,293 3,257 3,263 -0.1
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,422 2,396 2,343 2,317 +1.1
264 All other paper products........ 3,206 3,209 3.229 3,149 -0.1
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 20,137 19,840 19,509 19,582 +1.5
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,174 6,100 5,938 5,850 +1.2
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,411 6,395 6,318 6,211 +0.3
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 8,222 8,739 8,165 8,232 -5.9
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 5,924 5,797 5,684 5,673 +2.2
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 15,779 15,452 15,331 15,012 +2.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 21,814 21,365 21,283 20,946 +2.1
Consumer staples.................. 33,107 32,865 32,497 32,143 +0.7
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 74,914 74,025 73,445 73,257 +1.2
Automotive equipment.............. 12,153 11,945 11,720 11,626 +1.7
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 19,348 19,199 19,047 19,134 +0.8
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............. 105,900 104,675 102,892 103,320 +1.2

Supplementary series:
Capital goods Industries.......... 85,318 83,839 83,278 83,191 +1.8
Nondefense..................... 66,721 65,622 65,466 65,432 +1.7
Defense......................... 18,597 18,217 17,812 17,759 +2.1


+0.9 +0.1 183,311 180,249 176,837 175,219

+1.0 0.0 176,957 174,288 170,750 169,023
+1.0 0.0 160,959 158.317 155,301 154,078
-0.1 -1.4 5,844 5,751 5,590 5.588
+0.3 -2.8 651 636 610 625
+2.2 -1.1 19,875 19,615 19,269 19,226
+2.8 -2.5 9,050 9,112 9,070 9,287

+1.7 -0.1 9,517 9,220 8,973 8,735
+0.7 -0.3 18,336 18,115 17,686 17,353
-2.5 -4.7 2,300 2,240 2,165 1,940
+0.5 +0.6 37,528 37,254 36,706 36,284
+3.3 +1.8 2,146 2,138 2,059 2,023
-1.1 +3.4 1,935 2,041 1,961 1,877

-1.6 -0.2 7,070 7,060 7,119 7,090
+0.1 +0.8 2,289 2,272 2,249 2,218
+0.1 -2.7 3,509 3.526 3,512 3,535
+2.1 -0.2 10,197 10,025 9,756 9,799
+1.2 -0.1 29,050 28,364 27,727 27,667


+0.9 +1.8 4,191 4,191 4,095 4,047
+5.3 -2.2 2,290 2,113 1,961 1,965
+5.8 -2.6 1,044 1,023 961 994
+0.1 -0.3 11,509 11,181 11,090 11,039
+2.0 +1.0 5,806 5,766 5,604 5,628
+1.2 +0.5 42,439 41,591 40,505 39,975
+1.4 +1.7 10,061 9,931 9,702 9,311
+1.3 +0.5 29,476 28,773 27,927 27,684

-4.6 -5.5 1,316 1,268 1,299 1,366
+2.2 -2.1 9,085 8,979 8,736 8,805

+2.5 -1.0 6,530 6,478 6,295 6,302
+1.9 -6.2 2,016 1,973 1,906 1,975

-0.6 +1.0 14,800 14,619 14,531 14,125

+1.7 +0.5 91,682 91,260 90,057 88,578
+0.4 +1.1 22,352 21,932 21,536 21,141
+1.7 +1.0 21,331 21,578 21,713 21,441
+0.8 +0.8 2,228 2,191 2,139 2,016
+0.5 +1.5 3,448 3,477 3,428 3,348
+3.5 -2.3 1,804 1,965 1,980 2,010
+2.0 +1.5 12,075 12,227 12,456 12,400
-1.0 -1.6 3,850 4,019 4,145 4,148
+0.1 +0.8 7,200 7,100 6,981 6,769
+0.8 +1.1 8,998 8,863 8,690 8,619
+1.1 -0.2 3,304 3,281 3,220 3,253
+2.3 +1.1 2,422 2,364 2,301 2,297
-0.6 +2.5 3,272 3,218 3,169 3,069
+1.7 -0.4 20,384 20,193 19,733 19,524

+2.7 +1.5 6.168 6,143 6,039 5,839
+1.2 +1.7 6,411 6,388 6,248 6,088
+7.0 -0.8 8,186 8,497 8,216 8,120
+2.0 +0.2 6,086 5,855 5,686 5,595

+0.8 +2.1 15,647 15,155 14,893 14,362


+0.4 +1.6 21,810 21,231 20,930 20,246
+1.1 +1.1 32,869 33,040 33,091 32,545

+0.8 +0.3 75,330 74,253 72,878 72,355
+1.9 +0.8 12,347 12,238 11,899 11,530

+0.8 -0.5 19,831 19,559 18,985 18,869

+1.7 -0.4 106,452 105,227 103,024 102,056


+0.7 +0.1 85,582 83,998 82,465 81,885
+0.2 +0.1 66,768 65,806 64,975 64,330
+2.3 +0.3 18.814 18,192 17,490 17,555


Household durable goods
industries....................... I 1.1. I '. I in i.. ..o *. ,.:2 *.. ., I'. I i .: .1I

See footnotes at end of table 2.


177,480

171,286
156,932
5,970
652
20,298
9,603

9,520
17,500
2,062
39,029
2,221
1,997

8,642
2,279
3,984
9,668
26,292


3,985
1,879
952
10,188
5,388
39.539
8,239
28,299

1,590
8,900

6,466
1,936

13,758

87,939
20,548
20,352
2,053
3,694
1,321
11,613
4,336
6,338
8,459
3,307
2,173
2,979
19,693

5,925
6,192
8,753
5,805

14,203


19,786
32,599

74,772
10,341

19,130

102,597


84,449
67,476
16,973









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

(Hillions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Mar Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb- Jan De c.- Mar Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar.
Code 1984 1984- 1984 1983 Mar.P Feb.r Jan. 19844 1984 1984 1983 1983

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


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


All manufacturing industries.. 89,887 89,291 88,396 87,706 +0.7

Durable goods industries............ 53,001 52,228 51,910 51,640 +1.5
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,862 1,847 1,840 1,863 +0.8
Primary metals.................... 6,392 6,261 6,255 6,425 +2.1
Fabricated metal products......... 7,089 7,051 6,926 6,923 +0.5
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,944 10,701 10,640 10,396 +2.3
Electrical Machinery.............. 8,023 7,892 7,731 7,805 +1.7
Transportation equipment......... 10,813 10,664 10,708 10,250 +1.4
Instruments and related products.. 2,545 2,513 2.388 2,484 +1.3

All other durable goods........... 5,333 5,299 5,422 5,494 +0.6

Nondurable goods industries......... 36,886 37,063 36,486 36,066 -0.5
Food and kindred products......... 8,205 8,526 8,299 8,301 -3.8
Tobacco products.................. 3,263 3,318 3,263 3,393 -1.7
Textile mill products............. 2,190 2,220 2,127 2,103 -1.4
Paper and allied products......... 4,627 4,569 4,488 4,396 +1.3
Chemicals and allied products..... 7,817 7,767 7,715 7,646 +0.6
Petroleum and coal products....... 2,219 2,214 2,338 2,188 +0.2
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,301 2,260 2,143 2,134 +1.8

All other nondurable goods........ 6,264 6,189 6,113 5,967 +1.2

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 94,687 92,912 91,714 91,857 +1.9

Durable goods industries............ 79,799 78,173 77,058 77,372 +2.1
Stone, clay, and glass products... 770 791 794 802 -2.7
Primary metals..................... 7,738 7,529 7,252 7,425 +2.8
Fabricated metal products......... 6,260 6,152 6,173 6,209 +1.8
Machinery, except electrical...... 15,656 15,142 15,002 15,102 +3.4
Electrical Machinery.............. 15,306 15,133 14,969 14,856 +1.1
Transportation equipment.......... 26,563 25,890 25,438 25,487 +2.6
Instruments and related products.. 3,913 3,917 3,888 4,001 -0.1

All other durable goods........... 3,593 3,619 3,542 3,490 -0.7

Nondurable goods industries......... 14,888 14,739 14,656 14,485 +1.0
Food and kindred products......... 1,756 1,766 1,752 1,699 -0.6
Tobacco products.................. 207 229 314 287 -9.6
Textile mill products............. 2,278 2,232 2,269 2,289 +2.1
Paper and allied products......... 1,099 1,109 1,116 1,118 -0.9
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,359 3,419 3,282 3,398 -1.8
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,582 1,562 1,551 1,477 +1.3
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,039 966 969 973 +7.6

All other nondurable goods........ 3,568 3,456 3,403 3,195 +3.2

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 82,662 81,871 80,774 80,863 +1.0

Durable goods industries............ 42,994 42,802 42,581 42,559 +0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,050 2,958 2,966 3,012 +3.1
Primary metals.................... 5,738 5,644 5,502 5,378 +1.7
Fabricated metal products.......... 4,658 4,689 4,666 4,687 -0.7
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,900 11,246 11,280 11,213 -3.1
Electrical Machinery.............. 5,603 5,446 5,427 5,493 +2.9
Transportation equipment.......... 4,744 4,652 4.570 4,791 +2.0
Instruments and related products.. 2,585 2,590 2,552 2,529 -0.2

All other durable goods........... 5,716 5,577 5,618 5,456 +2.5

Nondurable goods industries......... 39,668 39,069 38,193 38,304 +1.5
Food and kindred products......... 11,709 11,062 10,945 10,797 +5.8
Tobacco products.................. 275 284 293 251 -3.2
Textile mill products............. 2,578 2,508 2,555 2,507 +2.8
Paper and allied products......... 3,193 3,220 3,225 3,215 -0.8
Chemicals and allied products..... 8,961 8,654 8,512 8,538 +3.5
Petroleum and coal products....... 4,421 4,963 4,276 4,567 -10.9
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,584 2,571 2,572 2,566 +0.5

All other nondurable goods........ 5,947 5,807 5,815 5,961 +2.4


+2.3
+1.1
-3.1
-1.8
-0.2
+1.7
+16.1
0.0


-0.3 39,399 39,167 38,484 37,841
+1.4 11,140 11,021 11,221 11,052
+16.7 295 283 287 231
+1.9 2,637 2,562 2,524 2,416
+0.3 3,264 3,235 3,163 3,099
-0.3 9,071 8,948 8,699 8,585
-6.4 4,401 4,796 4,408 4,533
+0.2 2,758 2,669 2,546 2,442


-0.1 -2.4 5,833 5,653 5,636 5,548


PPrellminary. rRevised.


+1.0 +0.8 90,298 89,684 89,015 88,265

+0.6 +0.5 52,901 52,299 51,911 51,607
+0.4 -1.2 1,871 1,860 1,859 1,896
+0.1 -2.6 6,288 6,302 6,417 6,669
+1.8 0.0 7,186 7,086 6,955 6,871
+0.6 +2.3 10,894 10,730 10,631 10,376
+2.1 -0.9 7,946 7,829 7,707 7,711
-0.4 +4.5 10,853 10,693 10,519 10,131
+5.2 -3.9 2,576 2,505 2,387 2,484

-2.3 -1.3 5,287 5,294 5,436 5,469

+1.6 +1.2 37,397 37.385 37,104 36,658
+2.7 0.0 8,406 8,750 8,692 8,621
+1.7 -3.8 3,364 3,504 3,599 3,666
+4.4 +1.1 2,270 2,253 2,177 2,106
+1.8 +2.1 4,636 4,527 4,442 4,453
+0.7 +0.9 7,922 7,820 7,762 7,635
-5.3 +6.9 2,204 2,178 2,291 2,145
+5.5 +0.4 2,288 2,216 2,160 2,204

+1.2 +2.4 6,307 6,137 5,981 5,826



+1.3 -0.2 95,215 93,431 91,243 90,033

+1.4 -0.4 80,329 78,723 76,774 75,954
-0.4 -1.0 818 831 779 763
+3.8 -2.3 7,697 7,570 7,373 7,233
-0.3 -0.6 6,401 6,232 6,064 5,914
+0.9 -0.7 15,664 15,259 15,019 14,952
+1.1 +0.8 15,403 15,133 14,756 14,649
+1.8 -0.2 26,796 26,168 25,392 25,114
+0.7 -2.8 3,947 3,921 3,847 3,893

+2.2 +1.5 3,603 3,609 3,544 3,436

+0.6 +1.2 14,886 14,708 14,469 14,079
+0.8 +3.1 1,785 1,807 1,800 1,768
-27.1 +9.4 191 232 259 251
-1.6 -0.9 2,293 2,285 2,280 2,247
-0.6 -0.2 1,098 1,101 1,085 1,067
+4.2 -3.4 3,391 3,425 3,272 3,304
+0.7 +5.0 1,581 1,523 1,517 1,442
-0.3 -0.4 1,040 970 980 949

+1.6 +6.5 3,507 3,365 3,276 3,025



+1.4 -0.1 83,126 82,433 80,549 79,303

+0.5 +0.1 43,727 43,266 42,065 41,462
-0.3 -1.5 3,155 3,060 2,952 2,929
+2.6 +2.3 5,890 5,743 5,479 5,324
+0.5 -0.4 4,749 4,797 4,667 4,568
-0.3 +0.6 10,970 11,265 11,056 10,956
+0.4 -1.2 5,701 5,402 5,264 5,307
+1.8 -4.6 4,790 4,730 4,594 4,730
+1.5 +0.9 2.562 2,553 2,502 2,428

-0.7 +3.0 5,910 5,716 5,551 5,220


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


85,461

50,317
2,002
7,085
6,646
11,018
7,225
8,886
2,576

4,879

35,144
7,878
3,882
1,911
4.195
7,501
2,375
1,935

5,465



90,916

76,691
882
7,308
6,089
16,038
13,581
25,674
3,976

3,143

14,225
1,819
193
2,038
1,028
3,301
1,872
923

3,026



82,848

44,278
3,086
5,905
4,765
11,973
5,486
4,979
2,348

5,736

38,570
10,655
261
2,389
3,236
8,891
4,506
2,947

5,704









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 Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec. Mar. Feb. Jan. Dec.
Code 1984p 1984r 1984 1983 1984p 1984r 1984 1983

All manufacturing Industries............. 1.42 1.43 1.41 1.40 3.54 3.51 3.47 3.37

Durable goods industries....................... 1.81 1.80 1.80 1.78 4.29 4.26 4.23 4.08
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.28 1.21 1.26 1.34 0.58 0.53 0.52 0.53
33 Primary metals............... .............. 1.71 1.77 1.76 1.61 1.87 2.02 2.01 1.74
34 Fabricated metal products................... 1.62 1.61 1.63 1.64 2.05 2.05 2.05 2.06
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.21 2.25 2.26 2.23 3.81 3.87 3.82 3.78
36 Electrical machinery......................... 1.91 2.00 1.96 1.93 4.94 5.15 4.98 4.80
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.82 1.70 1.68 1.72 12.05 10.94 11.09 10.70
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.01 2.04 1.97 1.97 1.75 1.75 1.75 1.70

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.00 1.02 1.00 0.99 0.56 0.56 0.55 0.55
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.88 0.89 0.86 0.85 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.32 2.84 3.40 2.43 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.49 1.45 1.46 1.44 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.15 1.14 1.14 1.13 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.16 1.16 1.14 1.13 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.48 0.55 0.52 0.51 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.35 1.34 1.33 1.24 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. rRevised. (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-
cry and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related products;
building paper; die-cut paper and board; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industry Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar.
ago Mars. 1983- ago Mars. 1983- ago Mars. 1983- ago Mars. 1983-
SIC Mar. 1979- Feb. Mar. 1979- Feb. Mar. 1979- Feb. Mar. 1979- Feb.
Code 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984



All manufacturing industries. 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries .......... 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.7 b.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
12 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 0.4 1.1 0.8 0.6 1.2 1.1 0.7 1.8 1.2 0.5 0.8 0.6
33 Primary metals .................. 3.6 1.5 1.1 5.5 3.3 1.7 0.9 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 2.4 1.2 0.9 5.9 1.8 1.5 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.4 0.9 0.9 1.4 3.0 1.3 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
36 Electrical machinery ............ 0.3 0.5 0.9 2.4 1.1 1.4 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
17 Transportation equipment ........ 3.5 1.1 3.7 5.4 3.4 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3
38 Instruments and related products. 0.2 0.7 0.9 2.6 1.6 1.3 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.5

Nondurable goods industries ....... 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.3
20 Food and kindred products ....... 0.1 0.8 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.7 0.4 0.6
21 Tobacco products ................ 3.2 3.2 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.8 0.2
22 Textile mill products ........... 2.6 1.5 0.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.7 0.7 0.5
26 Paper and allied products ....... 0.3 0.6 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.9 0.5 0.5
28 Chemicals and allied products ... 1.9 1.1 1.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.5
29 Petroleum and coal products ..... 1.4 0.4 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.9 1.3 0.6
10 Rubber and plastics products .... 2.5 1.9 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.5 0.6

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 1.4 0.7 0.8 6.2 2.8 1.5 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Defense........................ 4.3 1.6 1.1 1.6 5.0 3.0 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5

(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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