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Full Text

Manufacturers' Shipments,

/o1 Inventories, and Orders


^* APRIL 1984
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(84)-4
BURE AU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 A.M.E.D.T. Thursday, May 31,1984

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in April
declined $7.0 billion or 3.6 percent from March to
$189.1 billion. This is the largest decline since a
3.9 percent decrease in May 1980. About three-fourths
of the April decline was due to a drop in the defense
capital goods category which had shown a large increase
in March.

Shipments of manufactured goods in April declined
$1.8 billion or 0.9 percent to $186.7 billion, the
first decline since a 1.0 percent decrease in January.
Widespread declines in the durable goods sector totaled
$2.0 billion or 2.1 percent, while the nondurable goods
industries showed offsetting movements resulting in a
$0.2 billion or 0.3 percent increase.

Manufacturers' unfilled orders at the end of April
were valued at $350.8 billion, up $2.4 billion or 0.7
percent from March. During the prior 12 months
unfilled orders had averaged a 1.3 percent increase per
month.

The book value of manufacturers' inventories
increased $3.1 billion or 1.1 percent in April to
S270.4 billion. During the last 3 months inventories
have increased nearly $10 billion after remaining
relatively stable through 1983 and the beginning of
1984. The inventory to shipments ratio in April moved
up to 1.45 from 1.42 in March.

NEW ORDERS. The decrease in new orders in April was
totally attributable to the durable goods sector which
showed a $7.2 billion or 6.9 percent decline to $97.6
billion. Excluding the decline in defense capital
goods, durable goods orders were down 2.2 percent
following a 1.8 percent decline in March.

Within the major industries, transportation
equipment, electrical machinery and nonelectrical
machinery all showed large declines. Transportation
equipment was down $4.7 billion or 16.4 percent to
$23.8 billion; about three-fourths of the decrease was
in aircraft and one-fourth in motor vehicles.
Electrical machinery was down $2.1 billion or 12.2
percent to $14.8 billion, with virtually all categories
declining. Nonelectrical machinery was down $1.5
billion or 8.0 percent to $16.8 billion, also with
virtually all categories declining.

The only significant increase was in primary
metals where a $0.5 billion or 4.7 percent gain
followed 4 months of declines. The April increase was
caused mostly by the nonferrous category.


New orders in the nondurable goods sector showed a
slight increase in April, up $0.2 billion or 0.2
percent to $91.5 billion.

SHIPMENTS. Over half of the decline in shipments of
durable goods in April came from the transportation
equipment industries, where motor vehicles and parts
were down $1.3 billion or 8.2 percent to $14.6 billion.
This is the third consecutive decline in motor vehicles
after reaching a high in January of $16.8 billion.
Electrical machinery shipments were down $0.6 billion
or 3.7 percent, nonelectrical down $0.2 billion or 1.2
percent and primary metals down $0.4 billion or 3.2
percent. All except transportation equipment had
increased in March.

The increase in shipments of nondurable goods of
$0.2 billion or 0.3 percent resulted from offsetting
movements in the various industries. The largest
increases were in chemicals, paper, printing and foods
while the largest decreases were in tobacco, apparel
and petroleum.

UNFILLED ORDERS. Unfilled orders in the durable goods
sector increased $2.7 billion or 0.8 percent to $340.0
billion. The aircraft and parts industry accounted for
$2.0 billion of that increase. Of the $113.4 billion of
unfilled orders held for aircraft and parts, 58 percent
is for defense and 42 percent for commercial or
nondefense. The only other large gain in unfilled
orders in April was in primary metals which increased
$0.7 billion or 3.0 percent to $22.5 billion; most of
this was caused by the nonferrous component which was
up 6.3 percent following a 3.0 percent decline last
month. Unfilled orders el have remained about
the same since the the year at $10.8
billion.

INVENTORIES. T ae Inve1 tcy es the last 3
months have bee l espread. 04e du goods sector
has shown a s ly larger increa oing up 4.0
percent since iaruS I mp 3.1 percent
increase in t ondurable sector ,.. y stage of
fabrication, fi h goods invent e since January
have increased 3. p ent, work i r ss 5.3 percent
and materials and 1.8

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATE 0ce report on durable
goods for May is scheduled for release on June 22, 1984
at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on July 2, 1984 at
10:00 A.M.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233, or call
Ruth Runyan or Kathleen 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 adjustedl

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. ar.- Feb.an.an.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Apr.P Mar.r Feb. 1984P 1984r 19841 1984 1984P 1983

All manufacturing industries 186.727 188,479 185,005 184.406 -0.9 +1.9 +0.3 187,996 197,619 186,655 169,717 741,987 639,185


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 97.671 98,323 97,119 96,341 -0.7 +1.2 +0.8 98,531 104,022 98,014

Durable goods industries.......... 94,995 96,990 96,297 95,283 -2.1 +0.7 +1.1 97,193 103,730 96,948
With unfilled orders............ 77,419 78,470 77,261 76,415 -1.3 +1.6 +1.1 78,279 83,481 77,966
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,505 4,458 4,634 4,462 +1.1 -3.8 +3.9 4,596 4,511 4,328
Glass containers.............. 393 388 398 362 +1.3 -2.5 +9.9 399 417 375
Primary metals.................. 11,195 11,571 10,973 10,783 -3.2 +5.4 +1.8 11,774 12,404 11,457
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,700 4,751 4,565 4,335 -1.1 +4.1 +5.3 4,992 5,211 4,789
Nonferrous and other primary
metals..................... 5,330 5,567 5.176 5,164 -4.3 +7.6 +0.2 5,532 5,873 5.403
Fabricated metal products........ 10,893 10,977 11,083 10,904 -0.8 -1.0 +1.6 11,141 11,589 11,121
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 931 899 874 864 +3.6 +2.9 +1.2 921 907 858
Machinery, except electrical.... 16,827 17,029 16,481 16,327 -1.2 +3.3 +0.9 16,729 18,506 16,717
Engines and turbines.......... 1,210 1,215 1,141 1,151 -0.4 +6.5 -0.9 1,250 1,395 1,217
Farm machinery and equipment.. 905 942 977 851 -3.9 -3.6 +14.8 1,008 1,129 969
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,573 2,553 2,412 2,543 +0.8 +5.8 -5.2 2,609 2,663 2,564
Metalworking machinery........ 819 786 750 780 +4.2 +4.8 -3.8 801 876 789
General industrial machinery.. 1,391 1,347 1,389 1,401 +3.3 -3.0 -0.9 1,376 1,406 1,410
Office and computing machines. 4,214 4,516 4,096 4,135 -6.7 +10.3 -0.9 3,780 4,833 3.826
Electrical machinery............ 14,561 15.127 14,216 14,327 -3.7 +6.4 -0.8 14,590 15,791 14,435
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,011 2,087 1,903 1,931 -3.6 +9.7 -1.5 2,028 2,244 1.983
Household appliances.......... 1,338 1,383 1,362 1,514 -3.3 +1.5 -10.0 1,341 1,459 1,373
Radio and TV.................. 830 893 782 935 -7.1 +14.2 -16.4 734 856 777
Communication equipment....... 4,325 4,667 4,209 3,956 -7.3 +10.9 +6.4 4,452 4,965 4,202
Electronic components.......... 3,578 3,634 3,500 3,420 -1.5 +3.8 +2.3 3,700 3,732 3,601
Transportation equipment........ 22,114 23,215 24,257 24,223 -4.7 -4.3 +0.1 23,378 25,649 24,529
Motor vehicles and parts...... 14,585 15,890 16,540 16,761 -8.2 -3.9 -1.3 15,719 17,636 16,865
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 5,930 5,656 6,060 5,894 +4.8 -6.7 +2.8 5,952 6,160 5,997
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 868 869 879 781 -0.1 -1.1 +12.5 831 903 833
Instruments and related products 4,702 4,590 4,426 4,490 +2.4 +3.7 -1.4 4,602 4,851 4,333
Scientific and engineering
instruments.......... ....... 2,672 2,722 2,600 2,686 -1.8 +4.7 -3.2 2,664 2,924 2,590
Photographic goods............ 1,810 1,667 1,640 1.620 +8.6 +1.6 +1.2 1,720 1,709 1,557

All other durable goods.......... 10,198 10,023 10,227 9,767 +1.7 -2.0 +4.7 10,383 10,429 10,028


87,779 388,346 328,416


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

722
4,041

2,527
1,358


383,686
308,857
17,193
1,523
46,161
19,292

21,827
43,742
3,430
66,381
4,965
3,906

10,165
3,158
5,446
15,557
57,945


8,072
5,481
3,157
17,221
14,241
95,375
65,592
23,111


315,451
258,571
14,767
1,594
36,250
14,894

17,911
37,486
3,514
54,943
3,916
3,622

8,426
2,571
4,634
13,471
48,850


7,152
4,668
2,513
15,470
10,981
74,911
45,893
22,950


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


8,222 39,062 32,624


Nondurable goods industries....... 91,732 91,489 88,708 89,123 +0.3 +3.1 -0.5 90,803 93,889 89,707
With unfilled orders............ 20,252 19,853 19,858 19,926 +2.0 0.0 -0.3 20,252 20,541 20,048
20 Foodand kindred products....... 24,949 24,750 23,998 24,542 +0.8 +3.1 -2.2 24,151 25,454 24,300
201 Meat products................. 6,040 6,000 5,864 5,810 +0.7 +2.3 +0.9 5,774 5,820 5,735
208 Beverages..................... 3,574 3,547 3,666 3,423 +0.8 -3.2 +7.1 3,681 3,484 3.267
207 Fats and oils................. 1,403 1,312 1,280 1,479 +6.9 +2.5 -13.5 1,361 1,395 1,355
203-6,9 All other foods............... 10,731 10,716 10,051 10,574 +0.1 +6.6 -4.9 10,141 11,552 10,493
21 Tobacco products................ 1,320 1,614 1,349 1,137 -18.2 +19.6 +18.6 1,285 1,500 1,241
22 Textile mill products............ 4,645 4,710 4,787 4,770 -1.4 -1.6 +0.4 4,604 5,186 4,771
26 Paper and allied products........ 7,987 7,778 7,797 7,743 +2.7 -0.2 +0.7 8,126 8,149 8,024
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 3,542 3,377 3,398 3,347 +4.9 -0.6 +1.5 3,626 3,563 3,495
265 Paperboard containers.......... 1,816 1,759 1,673 1,787 +3.2 +5.1 -6.4 1,843 1,849 1,727
264 All other paper products...... 2,629 2,642 2,726 2,609 -0.5 -3.1 +4.5 2,657 2,737 2,802
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,810 17,262 17,159 17,088 +3.2 +0.6 +0.4 18,462 18,703 17,486
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,719 5,387 5,618 5,607 +6.2 -4.1 +0.2 5,948 5,985 5,837
283,4 DruI,. s-i. sr.-I cltirt .. 4,508 4,378 4,276 4,334 +3.0 +2.4 -1.3 4,233 4,640 4,301
29 -tr- '. ice Ca. c, r..rts...:. 17,134 17,314 15,751 15,699 -1.0 +9.9 +0.3 16,545 16,842 15,825
30 .t1.b 23,27,
31 Ali ic.rer nort/9ril. ..-- ..... 1, I', 13,623 13,547 13,880 -0.8 +0.6 -2.4 13,117 13,561 13,720

Ma:iet cateduoll" *. P
.ie.4go.A and ac% f...... 12. Q9 13,124 13,070 13,289 -4.0 +0.4 -1.6 12,148 13,614 13,330
Pn.ur' .p.pie... ... 33,699 32,477 32,856 +0.2 +3.8 -1.2 32,831 34,366 32,548

ne1e '~1w 6or.&. ....' -. ~ ', i 27,193 26,409 25,971 -1.3 +3.0 +1.7 26,687 29,224 26,301
Atimnotl E eiulA .... .. 16.58 17,996 18,594 18,818 -7.8 -3.2 -1.2 17,973 19,889 18,836

a.-d IlerAdae t prJ.r....... 14,31 14,177 14,643 13,959 +1.1 -3.2 +4.9 14,669 14,359 13,803
*jther materials, Jp L a
Irnlter diae rod- ......... 2/98 82.290 79,812 79,513 +0.4 +3.1 +0.4 83,688 86,167 81,837

.,,pilemenlar ser?6s .
C"aital eooJ% Industriesa....... "'), 19 30,967 30,010 29,810 -0.6 +3.2 +0.7 30,443 33,228 30,186
%ondefense................... 24,836 25,236 24,158 24,092 -1.6 +4.5 +0.3 24,542 27,199 24,394
Defense....................... 5,943 5,731 5,852 5,718 +3.7 -2.1 +2.3 5,901 6,029 5,792

Household durable goods
Industries..................... 5,910 6,043 5,930 5,989 -2.2 +1.9 -1.0 5,833 6,394 5,978


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


358,301
79,489
96,606
22,930
13,321
5,580
41,861
5,061
18,763
31,758
13,855
7,101
10,802
71,136

23,051
17,308
64,794
17,332


323,734
69,845
92,289
21,764
13,047
5,142
39,963
4,296
16,091
27,447
11,607
6,107
9,733
60,193

18,533
16,207
59,659
15,958


12,453 52,851 47,801


11,296
30,269

22,771
17,128

11,699

76,554


50.388
130,014

104.983
73,826

54,530

328.246


44,208
122,402

93,004
52,995

46,743

279,833


26,361 120,218 105,749
21,320 97,455 85,169
5,041 22,763 20,580


5,092 23,297 19,664


See footnotes at end of table 2.


3,289 3,368
17,827 15,620

10,705 9,325
6,344 5,522








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

(Hillions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan. Apr. Ma. Feb. Jan.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Apr.P Mar. Feb. 1984P 1984' 1984 1984 1984P 1983

All manufacturing industries 189,148 196.144 191,336 188,671 -3.6 +2.5 +1.4 189,955 207,546 194,643 178,284 770,428 652,788


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 100,092 105,988 103,450 100,606 -5.6 +2.5 +2.8 100,490 113,949 106,002 96.346

Durable goods industries.,........ 97,642 104,850 102.345 99,439 -6.9 +2.4 +2.9 99,181 113,734 104,611 94,005
With unfilled orders............ 80,066 86.330 83,309 80.571 -7.3 +3.6 +3.4 80,267 93,485 85,629 77,321
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4.577 4,583 4,763 4,557 -0.1 -3.8 +4.5 4,691 4.628 4,512 3.917
33 Primary metals.................. 11,861 11,324 11,442 11.622 +4.7 -1.0 -1.5 11,940 12,521 12,672 12.184
331 Blast Lurnaces, steel mills... 4,746 4,655 4,773 4,848 +2.0 -2.5 -1.5 4,782 5,271 5,497 5,345
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals....................... 5,847 5,309 5,316 5,361 +10.1 -0.1 -0.8 5,847 5,812 5,760 5,473
34 Fabricated metal products........ 10,814 10,931 11,411 10,986 -1.1 -4.2 +3.9 10,988 11,986 11,542 10,117
35 Machinery, except electrical... 16,834 18,303 17,215 17,159 -8.0 +6.3 +0.3 17.140 19,429 17,527 16,119
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,151 1,176 1,086 1,070 -2.1 +8.3 +1.5 1,140 1,339 1,220 992
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,593 2,701 2,489 2.585 -4.0 +8.5 -3.7 2,570 2,796 2,775 2,417
354 Metalworking machinery......... 834 831 859 850 +0.4 -3.3 +1.1 850 910 885 798
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,396 1,334 1,364 1,388 +4.6 -2.2 -1.7 1,386 1,393 1,409 1,389
357 Office and computing machines. 4,434 5,126 4,790 4.504 -13.5 +7.0 +6.3 4,483 5.187 4,260 3,856
36 Electrical machinery............ 14,823 16,892 16,143 15,658 -12.2 +4.6 +3.1 15.225 17,852 17,023 15,056
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,002 2,076 2,011 1,927 -3.6 +3.2 +4.4 2,055 2,260 2,156 1,918
363 Household appliances.......... 1,333 1,373 1,323 1,521 -2.9 +3.8 -13.0 1,341 1,463 1,343 1,383
365 Radio and TV.................. 737 736 1,081 915 +0.1 -31.9 +18.1 569 659 1,077 744
366 Communication equipment........ 4.225 5,721 5,298 4,535 -26.1 +8.0 +16.8 4,399 6,248 5,495 4,461
367 Electronic components........ 4,053 4,509 3,960 4,186 -10.1 +13.9 -5.4 4,522 4,671 4,438 4.132
37 Transportation equipment........ 23,779 28,444 26,702 24,931 -16.4 +6.5 +7.1 23,847 31,960 26,799 23,866
372.6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,891 11,263 7,487 6.423 -29.9 +50.4 +16.6 6,782 13,130 7,154 6,366
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 423 531 1,669 621 -20.3 -68.2 +168.8 551 418 1,723 847
38 Instruments and related products 4.768 4,617 4,315 4,593 +3.3 +7.0 -6.1 4,646 4,943 4,276 4.232
24,25.
39 All other durable goods.......... 10,186 9,756 10.354 9,933 +4.4 -5.8 +4.2 10,704 10,415 10,260 8,514

Nondurable goods Industries....... 91,506 91,294 88,991 89,232 +0.2 +2.6 -0.3 90,774 93.812 90.032 84,279
With unfilled orders............. 20,026 19.658 20,141 20,035 +1.9 -2.4 +0.5 20,223 20,464 20.373 19,025

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 12,540 12,802 13,440 13,591 -2.0 -4.7 -1.1 12,361 13,554 13,774 11,638
Consumer staples................ 33,768 33.637 32,500 32,839 +0.4 +3.5 -1.0 32,807 34,279 32,538 30,352
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 27,523 33,469 30,335 27,558 -17.8 +10.3 +10.1 26,612 36,564 30,178 26,849
Automotive equipment............ 16,757 17,871 18,791 19,042 -6.2 -4.9 -1.3 17,908 19,623 19.026 17,561
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 14,346 14,283 14,773 13,937 +0.4 -3.3 +6.0 14,702 14,747 14,081 11,802
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 84,214 84,082 81,497 21,704 +0.2 +3.2 -0.3 85,565 88,779 85,046 80,082

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries......... 32,195 38,399 34,307 31,701 -16.2 +11.9 +8.2 31,360 41,970 34,592 30,604
Nondefense.................... 25,829 26,860 27,018 25,093 -3.8 -0.6 +7.7 25,787 29,175 26,714 24.216
Defense....................... 6,366 11.539 7,289 6,608 -44.8 +58.3 +10.3 5,573 12,795 7,878 6,388

Household durable goods
industries...................... 5,821 5,707 6,249 6,299 +2.0 -8.7 -0.8 5,974 6,293 6,410 5,456


416,787 342,019


411.531
336,702
17,748
49,317
20,895

22,892
44,633
70,215
4,691

10.558
3,443
5,577
17,786
65,156


8,389
5,530
3,049
20,603
17,763
106,472
33,432

3,539
18,097


327.918
271,038
15,026
39,140
16,452

19,155
37,506
54,470
3,496

8,209
2,318
4,555
13,724
52.110


7,170
4,810
2,318
17,237
12,461
80,070
27,592

3,706
15,951


39,893 33,645

358,897 324,870
80,085 70,981


51,327 44,893
129,976 122,388

120.203 97,798
74,118 53,156

55,332 47,344

339,472 287,209


138,526 112,189
105,892 82,766
32,634 29,423


24,133 20,325


PPreliminary. rRevised.

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








Table 3. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS 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 Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan Mr.- Feb.- Jn.- ar. Jan ar eb Jan Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Apr.P Mar.r Feb. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries.. 350,811 348,384 340,725 334,385 +0.7 +2.2 +1.9 356,394 354,432 344.503 336,515 307,750


Durable goods Industries............ 340,019 337,369 329.512 323.457 +0.8
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,461 2,389 2,265 2,135 +3.0
33 Primary metals.................... 22,546 21.880 22,127 21,656 +3.0
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 10,766 10,720 10,816 10,607 +0.4
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,793 8,275 8,533 8,392 +6.3
34 Fabricated metal products.......... 20.818 20,896 20,942 20.616 -0.4
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 61,215 61.205 59.930 59,195 0.0
351 Engines and turbines............ 14.494 14,552 14,591 14,646 -0.4
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,007 5.987 5.839 5,762 +0.3
354 Metalworking machinery........... 2.661 2,646 2.601 2,492 +0.6
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,730 4,725 4,738 4.762 +0.1
357 Office and computing machines... 21,959 21,739 21,129 20,435 +1.0
36 Electrical machinery.............. 75,281 75,020 73,254 71,325 +0.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus............ 6,463 6,472 6,483 6,374 -0.1
363 Household appliances............ 491 496 505 544 -1.0
365 Radio and TV.................... 426 519 675 376 -17.9
366 Communication equipment.......... 44,884 44,985 43,931 42,842 -0.2
367 Electronic components........... 21,559 21,084 20,210 19,749 +2.3
37 Transportation equipment........... 144,511 142,845 137,621 135,174 +1.2
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 113,412 111,450 105,846 104,419 +1.8
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 22,210 22,655 22,994 22.202 -2.0
38 Instruments and related products.. 7,849 7,784 7,756 7,868 +0.8
24,25,
39 All other durable goods............ 5,338 5,350 5,617 5,488 -0.2

Nondurable goods industries......... 10,792 11,015 11,213 10,928 -2.0

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,531 4,589 4,909 4,537 -1.3
Consumer staples.................. 675 672 735 711 +0.4
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 209,120 208,444 202,168 198,240 +0.3
Automotive equipment.............. 8,085 7,913 8,039 7,842 +2.2
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products......... 12,502 12,489 12,385 12,254 +0.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 115,898 114,277 112,489 110,801 +1.4

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 251,736 250,319 242,889 238,591 +0.6
Nondefense...................... 130,419 129,425 127,802 124.941 +0.8
Defense......................... 121,317 120,894 115,087 113,650 +0.3

Household durable goods
industries....................... 3,924 4,012 4,346 4,026 -2.2

See footnotes at end of table 2.


+2.4 +1.9 345,273 343,284 333,278 325,614 297,733
+5.5 +6.1 2,499 2,403 2,285 2,103 1,914
-1.1 +2.2 23,465 23,298 23,182 21,966 17,708
-0.9 +2.0 11,294 11,503 11,443 10,735 8,155

-3.0 +1.7 9,136 8,821 8,883 8,526 7,307
-0.2 +1.6 21,013 21,169 20,772 20,351 21,260
+2.1 +1.2 61,972 61,562 60,638 59,826 55,056
-0.3 -0.4 14,445 14,557 14,613 14,610 14,639

+2.5 +1.3 6,061 6.101 5,968 5,756 5,414
+1.7 +4.4 2,658 2.609 2,575 2,480 2,143
-0.3 -0.5 4,778 4,768 4,781 4,781 4,613
+2.9 +3.4 22,377 21,673 21,319 20,884 18,396
+2.4 +2.7 76,376 75,742 73,680 71,093 62,869


-0.2 +1.7 6,556 6,531 6,513 6,340 6,780
-1.8 -7.2 511 511 507 537 448
-23.1 +79.5 288 453 650 350 211
+2.4 +2.5 45,574 45,627 44,344 43,051 40,274
+4.3 +2.3 21,991 21,168 20,230 19,394 13,898
+3.8 +1.8 146,434 145,962 139,651 137,382 126,985
+5.3 +1.4 114,653 113,821 106,852 105,695 97,992

-1.5 +3.6 22,908 23,186 23,671 22,781 23,063
+0.4 -1.4 7,924 7,880 7,787 7,844 7,307

-4.8 +2.4 5,590 5,268 5,283 5,049 4,634

-1.8 +2.6 11,121 11,148 11,225 10,901 10,017


-6.5 +8.2 4,654 4,442 4,501 4,056 3,692
-8.6 +3.4 663 686 772 782 751

+3.1 +2.0 212,108 212,183 204,840 200,964 187,813
-1.6 +2.5 8,069 8,135 8,401 8,211 5,512

+0.8 +1.1 12,652 12,619 12,231 11,954 13,048

+1.6 +1.5 118,248 116,367 113,758 110,548 96,934


+3.1 +1.8 255,220 254,304 245,558 241,153 226,135
+1.3 +2.3 131,539 130,297 128,318 125,998 119,876
+5.0 +1.3 123,681 124,007 117,240 115,155 106,259


-7.7 +7.9 4,041 3,901 4,000 3,567


3,256








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

(Milllons of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC ApE. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.- Feb.- Jan.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code I)- 1984r 1984 1984 Apr.P Har.r Feb. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries.. 270,434 267,379 264,074 260,884 +1.1 +1.3 +1.2 272,723 268,783 265,548 260.807 259,984


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................... 185,186 182,449 179,740 178,084 +1.5

Durable goods industries............ 178,374 175,751 173,203 171,549 +1.5
With unfilled orders.............. 162,678 160,233 157,731 156,173 +1.5
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,764 5,687 5,596 5,600 +1.4
322 Glass containers................ 629 649 631 629 -3.1
33 Primary metals.................... 20.342 19,886 19,434 19,009 +2.3
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ..... 9,447 9,329 9,139 8,893 +1.3
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 9,625 9,277 9,031 8,884 +3.8
34 Fabricated metal products.......... 18,232 18,034 17,892 17,765 +1.1
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,178 2,132 2,095 2.148 +2.2
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 37,867 37,444 37,089 36,922 +1.1
351 Engines and turbines............ 2,194 2,171 2,107 2,040 +1.1
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,929 1.861 1,962 1,983 +3.7
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 7,062 7,016 7,046 7,162 +0.7
354 Metalvorking machinery.......... 2,317 2,315 2,265 2,262 +0.1
356 General industrial machinery.... 3,501 3,456 3,487 3,484 +1.3
357 Office and computing machines... 10,642 10,349 10,096 9,884 +2.8
36 Electrical machinery.............. 29,293 28,909 28,471 28,127 +1.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus............ 4,279 4,232 4,211 4,174 +1.1
363 Household appliances............ 2,299 2,226 2.094 1,989 +3.3
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,078 1,070 1,059 1,001 +0.7
366 Communication equipment......... 11,458 11,413 11,188 11.176 +0.4
367 Electronic components............ 5,907 5,795 5,800 5,689 +1.9
37 Transportation equipment.......... 42,740 42,082 41,206 40,716 +1.6
371 Motor vehicles and parts......... 9,960 9,934 9,751 9,617 +0.3
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 29,931 29,297 28,664 28,296 +2.2
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,233 1,251 1,253 1,314 -1.4
38 Instruments and related products.. 9,188 9,087 9,020 8,828 +1.1
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................... 6,584 6,522 6,498 6,339 +1.0
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,065 2,022 1,989 1,951 +2.1
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 14,948 14,622 14,495 14,582 +2.2

Nondurable goods industries......... 92,060 91,628 90,871 89,335 +0.5
With unfilled orders.............. 22,508 22,216 22,009 21,911 +1.3
20 Food and kindred products.......... 21,276 21,629 21,354 20,996 -1.6
201 Heat products................... 2,173 2,196 2,133 2,116 -1.0
208 Beverages ....................... 3,486 3,354 3,375 3,358 +3.9
207 Fats and oils................... 1,591 1,767 1,795 1,735 -10.0
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,223 12,517 12,314 12,070 -2.3
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,675 3,771 3,831 3,870 -2.5
22 Textile mill products............. 7,132 7,066 6,960 6,951 +0.9
26 Paper and allied products......... 9,028 8,914 8,898 8,829 +1.3
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,328 3,293 3,293 3,257 +1.1
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,465 2,420 2,396 2,343 +1.9
264 All other paper products........ 3,235 3,201 3,209 3,229 +1.1
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 20,470 20,357 19,840 19,509 +0.6
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,359 6,353 6,100 5,938 +0.1
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 6,499 6,500 6,395 6,318 0.0
29 Petroleum and coal products........ 8,925 8,319 8,739 8,165 +7.3
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 5,776 5,900 5,797 5,684 -2.1
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods......... 15,778 15,672 15,452 15,331 +0.7

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 21,998 21.695 21,365 21,283 +1.4
Consumer staples.................. 32,934 33,173 32,865 32,497 -0.7
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive............... 76,125 74,849 74,025 73,445 +1.7
Automotive equipment.............. 12,203 12,167 11,945 11,720 +0.3
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products......... 19,664 19,298 19,199 19,047 +1.9
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 107,510 106,197 104,675 102,892 +1.2

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 86,407 85,207 83,839 83,278 +1.4
Nondefense...................... 67,508 66,670 65,622 65,466 +1.3
Defense......................... 18,899 18,537 18,217 17,812 +2.0


Household durable goods
industries....................... 10,594 10,391 10,161 10,144 +2.0


+1.5 +0.9 186,933 183.286 180,249 176,837

+1.5 +1.0 180,040 176,910 174,288 170,750
+1.6 +1.0 164,064 160,936 158,317 155,301
+1.6 -0.1 5,941 5,851 5,751 5,590
+2.9 +0.3 647 653 636 610
+2.3 +2.2 20,438 19,891 19,615 19,269
+2.1 +2.8 9,296 9,087 9,112 9,070

+2.7 +1.7 9,818 9,490 9,220 8,973
+0.8 +0.7 18,598 18.366 18,115 17,686
+1.8 -2.5 2,439 2,320 2,240 2,165
+1.0 +0.5 38.191 37,469 37.254 36,706
+3.0 +3.3 2,221 2,162 2,138 2,059
-5.1 -1.1 1,997 1,937 2,041 1,961

-0.4 -1.6 7,140 7,058 7,060 7.119
+2.2 +0.1 2,314 2,290 2,272 2,249
-0.9 +0.1 3,536 3,483 3,526 3,512
+2.5 +2.1 10,578 10,194 10,025 9,756
+1.5 +1.2 29,733 29,029 28,364 27,727


+0.5 +0.9 4,315 4,198 4,191 4,095
+6.3 +5.3 2,435 2,282 2,113 1,961
+1.0 +5.8 1,081 1,039 1,023 961
+2.0 +0.1 11.589 11.515 11.181 11,090
-0.1 +2.0 5,960 5,806 5,766 5,604
+2.1 +1.2 42,794 42,398 41,591 40,505
+1.9 +1.4 9,904 10,023 9,931 9,702
+2.2 +1.3 30,054 29,495 28,773 27,927

-0.2 -4.6 1,237 1,253 1,268 1,299
+0.7 +2.2 9,347 9,129 8,979 8,736

+0.4 +2.5 6.683 6,561 6,478 6,295
+1.7 +1.9 2,114 2,024 1,973 1,906

+0.9 -0.6 14,998 14,777 14,619 14,531

+0.8 +1.7 92.683 91,873 91,260 90,057
+0.9 +0.4 22,869 22,350 21,932 21,536
+1.3 +1.7 20,799 21,294 21,578 21,713
+3.0 +0.8 2,284 2,229 2,191 2,139
-0.6 +0.5 3,566 3,474 3,477 3,428
-1.6 +3.5 1,641 1,816 1,965 1,980
+1.6 +2.0 11,478 12,004 12,227 12,456
-1.6 -1.0 3,738 3,876 4,019 4,145
+1.5 +0.1 7,294 7,223 7,100 6,981
+0.2 +0.8 9,223 8,992 8,863 8,690
0.0 +1.1 3,370 3,306 3.281 3,220
+1.0 +2.3 2,511 2,420 2,364 2,301
-0.2 -0.6 3,342 3,266 3,218 3,169
+2.6 +1.7 20,796 20,602 20,193 19,733

+4.1 +2.7 6,423 6,347 6,143 6,039
+1.6 +1.2 6,603 6,500 6,388 6,248
-4.8 +7.0 8,809 8,282 8,497 8,216
+1.8 +2.0 6,046 6.063 5.855 5,686

+1.4 +0.8 15,978 15,541 15,155 14,893


+1.5 +0.4 22,344 21,694 21,231 20,930
+0.9 +1.1 32,630 32,939 33,040 33,091

+1.1 +0.8 76,735 75,263 74,253 72,878
+1.9 +1.9 12,189 12,362 12,238 11,899

+0.5 +0.8 19,963 19,779 19,559 18,985

+1.5 +1.7 108,862 106,746 105,227 103,024


+1.6 +0.7 87,060 85,469 83,998 82,465
+1.6 +0.2 67,986 66,715 65,806 64,975
+1.8 +2.3 19,074 18,754 18,192 17,490


+2.3 +0.2 10.773 10,426 10,165 10,003


See footnotes at end of table 2.


178,402

172,010
157,674
5.982
668
20,660
9,848

9,587
17,646
2,187
38,890
2,212
2.012

8,411
2.269
3.973
9,748
26,611


4,011
1,948
985
10,299
5,373
39,429
8,339
28,190

1,606
9,099

6,568
2,000

13,693

87,974
20,728
20,055
2,114
3,671
1,365
11,185
4,317
6,409
8,507
3,348
2,213
2,946
19,790

6.015
6,285
8,542
5,923

14,431


20,191
32,289

74,614
10,352

19,018

103,520


84,423
67,482
16,941


9,923


See footnotes at end of table 2.








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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry I
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar M arn. ar. Feb.- Jan.- Apr Mar Feb. Jan. Apr.
Code 1984P 1984' 1984 1984 Apr.P Mar.r Feb. 1984P 1984 1984 1984 1983


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


20
21
22
26
28
29
30
23.27,
31


MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

All manufacturing industries.. 89,957 89,822 89,291 88,396 +0.2

Durable goods industries ............ 53,242 52.866 52,228 51,910 +0.7
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,901 1,866 1,847 1,840 +1.9
Primary metals.................... 6,443 6,381 6,261 6,255 +1.0
Fabricated metal products......... 7,233 7,059 7,051 6,926 +2.5
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,971 10.930 10,701 10,640 +0.4
Electrical Machinery............... 7,945 7,952 7,892 7,731 -0.1
Transportation equipment.......... 10,686 10.851 10,664 10,708 -1.5
Instruments and related products.. 2,608 2,528 2,513 2,388 +3.2

All other durable goods............ 5,455 5,299 5,299 5,422 +2.9

Nondurable goods industries......... 36,715 36,956 37,063 36,486 -0.7
Food and kindred products.......... 8,111 8,288 8,526 8,299 -2.1
Tobacco products.................. 3,140 3,281 3,318 3,263 -4.3
Textile mill products............. 2.255 2,200 2,220 2,127 +2.5
Paper and allied products.......... 4,684 4,613 4.569 4,488 +1.5
Chemicals and allied products..... 7,893 7,870 7,767 7,715 +0.3
Petroleum and coal products........ 2,143 2,183 2,214 2,338 -1.8
Rubber and plastics products....... 2,228 2,280 2,260 2,143 -2.3

All other nondurable goods........ 6,261 6,241 6,189 6,113 +0.3

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 96.599 94,685 92,912 91,714 +2.0

Durable goods industries............ 81,622 79,926 78,173 77,058 +2.1
Stone, clay, and glass products... 762 768 791 794 -0.8
Primary metals.................... 8,097 7,781 7,529 7,252 +4.1
Fabricated metal products......... 6,361 6,301 6,152 6.173 +1.0
Machinery, except electrical...... 15,822 15,592 15,142 15,002 +1.5
Electrical Machinery.............. 15,612 15.358 15,133 14,969 +1.7
Transportation equipment........... 27,269 26,560 25.890 25,438 +2.7
Instruments and related products.. 3,938 3,927 3,917 3,888 +0.3

All other durable goods........... 3,761 3,639 3,619 3.542 +3.4

Nondurable goods industries......... 14,977 14,759 14,739 14,656 +1.5
Food and kindred products.......... 1,734 1,744 1,766 1,752 -0.6
Tobacco products.................. 258 210 229 314 +22.9
Textile mill products.............. 2,295 2,280 2,232 2,269 +0.7
Paper and allied products.......... 1,102 1,103 1,109 1,116 -0.1
chemicals and allied products..... 3,423 3,332 3,419 3,282 +2.7
Petroleum and coal products........ 1,651 1,556 1,562 1.551 +6.1
Rubber and plastics products...... 996 1,018 966 969 -2.2

All other nondurable goods......... 3,518 3,516 3,456 3,403 +0.1

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 83,878 82,872 81,871 80,774 +1.2

Durable goods industries............ 43.510 42,959 42,802 42,581 +1.3
Stone, clay. and glass products... 3,101 3,053 2,958 2,966 +1.6
Primary metals.................... 5,802 5,724 5,644 5,502 +1.4
Fabricated metal products......... 4,638 4,674 4,689 4,666 -0.8
Machinery, except electrical...... 11,074 10,922 11,246 11,280 +1.4
Electrical Machinery.............. 5,736 5,599 5,446 5,427 +2.4
Transportation equipment........... 4,785 4,671 4,652 4,570 +2.4
Instruments and related products.. 2.642 2,632 2,590 2.552 +0.4

All other durable goods............ 5,732 5,684 5,577 5,618 +0.8

Nondurable goods industries......... 40,368 39,913 39,069 38,193 +1.1
Food and kindred products.......... 11,431 11,597 11.062 10,945 -1.4
Tobacco products................. 277 280 284 293 -1.1
Textile mill products............. 2,582 2,586 2,508 2,555 -0.2
Paper and allied products.......... 3,242 3.198 3,220 3,225 +1.4
Chemicals and allied products..... 9,154 9,155 8,654 8,512 0.0
Petroleum and coal products....... 5.131 4,580 4,963 4,276 +12.0
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,552 2.602 2,571 2,572 -1.9

All other nondurable goods........ 5,999 5,915 5,807 5,815 +1.4


r -LL--ir..r.. Revised.


+0.6 +1.0 90,420 90,233 89,684 89,015

+1.2 +0.6 53,166 52,765 52,299 51,911
+1.0 +0.4 1,904 1,875 1,860 1,859
+1.9 +0.1 6,252 6,277 6,302 6,417
+0.1 +1.8 7,290 7,156 7,086 6,955
+2.1 +0.6 11,057 10,880 10,730 10,631
+0.8 +2.1 8,078 7,875 7,829 7,707
+1.8 -0.4 10,677 10,891 10,693 10.519
+0.6 +5.2 2,615 2,559 2,505 2,387

0.0 -2.3 5,293 5,252 5,294 5,436

-0.3 +1.6 37,254 37,468 37,385 37,104
-2.8 +2.7 8,197 8,490 8,750 8,692
-1.1 +1.7 3.245 3,382 3,504 3,599
-0.9 +4.4 2,312 2,282 2,253 2,177
+1.0 +1.8 4,711 4,622 4,527 4,442
+1.3 +0.7 8,010 7,973 7,820 7,762
-1.4 -5.3 2,198 2,168 2,178 2,291
+0.9 +5.5 2,271 2,267 2,216 2,160

+0.8 +1.2 6.310 6,284 6,137 5,981



+1.9 +1.3 97.294 95,209 93,431 91,243

+2.2 +1.4 82,133 80,454 78,723 76,774
-2.9 -0.4 814 816 831 779
+3.3 +3.8 8,132 7,738 7,570 7,373
+2.. -0.3 6,513 6,444 6.232 6,064
+3.0 +0.9 15,896 15,598 15,259 15,019
+1.5 +1.1 15,748 15,457 15,133 14,756
+2.6 +1.8 27,302 26,791 26,168 25,392
+0.3 +0.7 4,007 3,961 3.921 3,847

+0.6 +2.2 3,721 3,649 3,609 3.544

+0.1 +0.6 15,161 14,755 14,708 14,469
-1.2 +0.8 1,737 1,772 1,807 1,800
-8.3 -27.1 194 194 232 259
+2.2 -1.6 2,327 2,296 2,285 2,280
-0.5 -0.6 1,120 1,102 1,101 1.085
-2.5 +4.2 3,477 3,362 3,425 3.272
-0.4 +0.7 1,692 1,555 1,523 1,517
+5.4 -0.3 1,026 1,019 970 980

+1.7 +1.6 3,588 3,455 3,365 3,276



+1.2 +1.4 85,009 83,341 82,433 80,549

+0.4 +0.5 44,741 43,691 43,266 42,065
+3.2 -0.3 3,223 3,160 3,060 2,952
+1.4 +2.6 6,054 5,876 5,743 5,479
-0.3 +0.5 4.795 4,766 4,797 4,667
-2.9 -0.3 11,238 10,991 11,265 11,056
+2.8 +0.4 5,907 5,697 5,402 5,264
+0.4 +1.8 4,815 4,716 4,730 4,594
+1.6 +1.5 2,725 2,609 2.553 2,502

+1.9 -0.7 5,984 5,876 5,716 5,551

+2.2 +2.3 40,268 39,650 39,167 38,484
+4.8 +1.1 10,865 11,032 11,021 11,221
-1.4 -3.1 299 300 283 287
+3.1 -1.8 2,655 2,645 2,562 2,524
-0.7 -0.2 3,392 3,268 3,235 3,163
+5.8 +1.7 9.309 9,267 8.948 8,699
-7.7 +16.1 4,919 4,559 4,796 4,408
+1.2 0.0 2,749 2,777 2,669 2,546

+1.9 -0.1 6,080 5,802 5,653 5,636


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


85,426

50,457
1,972
7,000
6,743
11,088
7,234
8,973
2,645

4,802

34,969
7,729
3,866
1,924
4,180
7,438
2,432
1,995

5,405



91,320

76,780
897
7,381
6.107
15,885
13,830
25,498
4,021

3,161

14.540
1,771
159
2,057
1,049
3,389
1,892
1,012

3,211



83,238

44,773
3,113
6,279
4,796
11,917
5,547
4,958
2,433

5,730

38,465
10,555
292
2,428
3,278
8,963
4,218
2,916

5,815








Table 6. RATIO OPF ANUTACTIRERS' INVENTORIES TO SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratiol

Industry
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Jan. Ai. Mar. Feb. Jan.
Code 1984P 1 99848a .F 1984r 1984 1984

All manufacturing Industries............. 1.45 1.42 1.43 1.41 3.59 3.54 3.51 3.47

Durable goods industries....................... 1.88 1.81 1.80 1.80 4.39 4.30 4.26 4.23
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.28 1.28 1.21 1.26 0.60 0.59 0.53 0.52
33 Primary metals............................... 1.82 1.72 1.77 1.76 2.01 1.89 2.02 2.01
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.67 1.64 1.61 1.63 2.09 2.07 2.05 2.05
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.25 2.20 2.25 2.26 3.84 3.80 3.87 3.82
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.01 1.91 2.00 1.96 5.17 4.96 5.15 4.98
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.93 1.81 1.70 1.8 12.01 12.01 10.94 11.09
38 Instruments and related products.............. 1.95 1.98 2.04 1.97 1.67 1.70 1.75 1.75

Nondurable goods industres..................... 1.00 1.00 1.02 1.00 0.53 0.55 0.56 0.55
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.87 0.89 0.86 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.78 2.34 2.84 3.40 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.54 1.50 1.45 1.46 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products..................... 1.13 1.15 1.14 1.14 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.15 1.18 1.16 1.14 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.52 0.48 0.55 0.52 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.33 (X) (X) (X) (X)
r ir... Revised. (X) Not applicable. (NA) Not available.

IExcludes 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 PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industry Year All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr.
ago Aprs. 1983- ago Aprs. 1983- ago Aprs. 1983- ago Aprs. 1983-
SIC Apr. 1979- Mar. Apr. 1979- Mar. Apr. 1979- Mar. Apr. 1979- Mar.
Code 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984



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

Durable goods industries .......... 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 b.6 0.1 0.1 .2 0.0 0.1 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.1 1.9 1.3 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.6
33 Primary metals .................. 0.8 0.5 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.0 1.5 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.2 1.7 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3
36 Electrical machinery ............ 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.0 0.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 0.2 0.5 0.4 1.5 2.0 1.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
38 Instruments and related products. 1.1 1.0 1.1 0.1 1.3 1.1 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.5

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

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.3 1.1 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
Defense .......................... 0.4 0.7 0.7 1.4 1.7 2.9 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5

(X) Not Applicable (NA) Not available.




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