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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


,T=- Manufacturers' Shipments,

/ .Inventories, and Orders


*s of OCTOBER 1984
U.S. Department of Comre e M3-1(84)-10
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS / For Wire Transmission 10:00 A.M. E.S.T. Tuesday, December 4,1984

IN figitw t are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in October
declined $4.7 billion or 2.5 percent from September to
$185.1 billion. This is the third consecutive monthly
decline in orders; the decrease in September was 1.4
percent and in August 0.8 percent. Both the durable
and nondurable goods sectors were down in October.

Shipments of manufactured goods were down a slight
0.1 percent in October to $190.0 billion. A decline in
shipments of nondurable goods of $1.0 billion or 1.1
percent more than offset an increase in durable goods
of $0.9 billion or 0.9 percent. The nondurable goods
decline was concentrated in the petroleum products
industry.

Unfilled orders for manufactured goods in October
declined $5.0 billion;or 1.4 percent to $354.3 billion,
following a 0.1 percent decline in September. These
consecutive monthly declines followed increases which
averaged 1.1 percent per month between the recession
low in November 1982 and August of this year.

The book value of manufacturers' inventories in
October increased-$1.2 billion or 0.4 percent to $286.6
billion, following,a 0.7 percent increase in September.
For the last 2 months manufacturers have slowed the
rate of increase in inventories, which had expanded
from January through August at the average rate of 1.2
percent per month.

The inventory to shipments ratio in October was
1.51, up from 1.50 in September.

NEW ORDERS. New orders in the durable goods sector
declined $3.5 billion or 3.5 percent to $95.2 billion.
The declines were widespread. Electrical machinery was
down 14.6 percent, mostly caused by decreases in
communication equipment and electronic components.
Nonelectrical machinery was down 7.0 percent; this is
the fourth decline in the last 5 months, dropping the
level below a year ago. Transportation equipment was
down 1.3 percent, following an 11.9 percent decrease
last month. Primary metals were up 2.5 percent,
following an 8.6 percent decrease last month. The
primary metals increase was caused by the steel
industry, where an increase of 13.5 percent offset last
month's decline of 13.6 percent.

Within the capital goods categories, new orders
for nondefense goods declined 9.3 percent to $25.3
billion, while defense orders dropped 30.5 percent to
$4.6 billion. Defense orders had averaged $7.3 billion
per month for the first nine months of this year.


SHIPMENTS. Shipments of durable goods in October were
up $0.9 billion or 0.9 percent to $99.9 billion, with
most of the major industries increasing. Primary
metals were up 5.0 percent, transportation equipment
4.1 percent, and fabricated metals 1.2 percent.

The largest declines were in machinery categories;
electrical was down 4.8 percent and nonelectrical 3.2
percent.

Shipments ,of nondurable goods declined $1.0
billion or 1.1 percent to $90.2 billion. Most of the
decline reflected a decrease in petroleum shipments of
5.7 percent to $16.2 billion. Petroleum shipments
reached a low point in February 1983 of $14.1 billion,
after several consecutive monthly declines. Between
February 1983 and March 1984 shipments increased to
$17.3 billion, but have been generally declining since.
UNFILLED ORDERS. Virtually all major industry
categories showed declines in unfilled orders in
October, many following declines last month.
Transportation equipment was down 1.7 percent in
October and 0.8 percent in September; non-electrical
machinery 1.6 percent and 0.6 percent respectively; and
primary metals 2.9 percent and 1.5 percent
respectively. The October decline in electrical
machinery of 0.8 percent was the first decrease in that
series in three years.

INVENTORIES. The increase in inventories in October of
0.4 percent resulted from a larger increase in the
durable goods sector of $1.6 billion or 0.9 percent
being partially offset by a decline in the nondurable
goods sector of $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent. The
durable industry increases were mainly in electrical
and non-electrical machinery and transportation
equipment. The nondurable goods industry decline was
caused mostly by a decline in food products
inventories.

Stage of fabrication inventories showed a
different pattern this month. Materials and supplies
declined 0.3 percent, the first decrease since July
1983. Finished goods were up 0.3 percent, the smallest
increase since a 0.1 percent decline in January; a 1.5
percent increase in durables offset a 1.0 percent
decline in nondurables. Work in process inventories
continued its current pattern of increases, going up
1.2 percent in October.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for November is scheduled for release on December
21, 1984 at 8:30 A.M. and the full report on January 3,
1985 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 Menth, (301) 763-2502.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is available electronicaUy
in CENDATA, the Bureau's online information service, through a commercial vendor. For further information, contact Customer Services, DUSD,
Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233,or call (301) 763-4100 or (301) 763-2502.









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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries 190,042 190,151 192,006 190,658 -0.1 -1.0 +0.7 195.887 199,222 188,646 175,607 1,895,377 1,688,064


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 102,724 102,173 102,431 101,133 +0.5 -0.3 +1.3 105,720 107,414 100,370 91,819 1,002,877


Durable goods industries........... 99.855 98,943 101,035 98,390 +0.9 -2.1 +2.7 103,684 103,634 96,864
With unfilled orders............. 81,808 81,575 81,661 80,325 +0.3 -0.1 +1.7 83,960 85,787 79,286
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,730 4,525 4,719 4,575 +4.5 -4.1 +3.1 5,066 4,931 4,981
Glass containers.............. 401 385 397 394 +4.2 -3.0 +0.8 405 399 420
Primary metals.................. 11,105 10,576 11,608 11,364 +5.0 -8.9 +2.1 11,117 10,793 11,183
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,770 4,532 4,848 4,913 +5.3 -6.5 -1.3 4,646 4,510 4,663
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,075 4,787 5,375 5,175 +6.0 -10.9 +3.9 5,157 5,017 5,182
Fabricated metal products........ 11,577 11,438 11,555 11,459 +1.2 -1.0 +0.8 12,163 11,959 11,612
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 877 865 938 976 +1.4 -7.8 -3.9 841 977 1,099
Machinery, except electrical.... 17,835 18,418 17,307 17,292 -3.2 +6.4 +0.1 17,841 19,204 16,249
Engines and turbines.......... 1,170 1,359 1,107 1,249 -13.9 +22.8 -11.4 1,135 1,402 1,034
Farm machinery and equipment.. 986 860 749 771 +14.7 +14.8 -2.9 1,096 878 663
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,871 2,883 2.575 2,859 -0.4 +12.0 -9.9 2,846 2,949 2,467
Metalworking machinery......... 945 943 840 833 +0.2 +12.3 +0.8 996 990 775
General industrial machinery.. 1,430 1,434 1,457 1,426 -0.3 -1.6 +2.2 1,502 1,459 1,427
Office and computing machines. 4,504 4,957 4,587 4,329 -9.1 +8.1 +6.0 4,328 5,463 4,344
Electrical machinery............ 14,972 15,731 15,422 15,223 -4.8 +2.0 +1.3 15,457 16,681 14,975
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,036 2,238 2,008 2,100 -9.0 +11.5 -4.4 2.013 2,367 1,949
Household appliances.......... 1,366 1,424 1,448 1,508 -4.1 -1.7 -4.0 1,425 1,556 1,510
Radio and TV.................. 805 832 881 930 -3.2 -5.6 -5.3 934 998 846
Communication equipment....... 4,488 4,744 4,672 4,360 -5.4 +1.5 +7.2 4,533 4,837 4,441
Electronic components......... 3,781 3,973 3,940 3,814 -4.8 +0.8 +3.3 3,804 4,196 3,845
Transportation equipment.......... 24,294 23,339 25,496 23,576 +4.1 -8.5 +8.1 25,765 23,915 22,401
Motor vehicles and parts...... 15,845 14,970 17,358 15,722 +5.8 -13.8 +10.4 17,492 15,242 14,927
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 6,838 6,756 6,482 6,239 +1.2 +4.2 +3.9 6,670 7,068 5,946
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 894 871 887 833 +2.6 -1.8 +6.5 888 896 832
Instruments and related products 4,662 4,838 4,746 4,883 -3.6 +1.9 -2.8 4,811 5,170 4,668
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 2,792 2,956 2,896 2,987 -5.5 +2.1 -3.0 2,829 3,136 2,815
Photographic goods............ 1,675 1,693 1,663 1,668 -1.1 +1.8 -0.3 1,768 1,822 1,657


88,455
72,543
4,526
389
10,321
4,436

4,786
10,531
1,050
15,588
1,096
645

2,744
726
1,302
3,684
13,668


1,823
1,450
750
3,980
3,478
20,091
12,855
5,708

830
4,386

2,629
1,553


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


Nondurable goods industries...... 90,187 91,208 90,971 92,268 -1.1 +0.3 -1.4 92,203 95,588 91,782
With unfilled orders............. 20,916 20,598 20,770 20,808 +1.5 -0.8 -0.2 21,760 21,627 21,084
Food and kindred products. ..... 24,427 24,329 24,255 25,202 +0.4 +0.3 -3.8 25,246 25,963 24,418
Meat products................ 5,796 5,677 5,819 5,814 +2.1 -2.4 +0.1 6,074 5,944 6,046
Beverages .................... 3,376 3,561 3,645 3,780 -5.2 -2.3 -3.6 3,555 3,575 3,882
Fats and oils................. 1,130 1,144 1.235 1,329 -1.2 -7.4 -7.1 1,139 1,168 1,203
All other foods............... 10,953 10,771 10,384 11,202 +1.7 +3.7 -7.3 11,325 12,020 10,134
Tobacco products................ 1,335 1,470 1,444 1,295 -9.2 +1.8 +11.5 1,379 1,571 1,494
Textile mill products........... 4,501 4,623 4,588 4,520 -2.6 +0.8 +1.5 4,685 4,936 4,730
Paper and allied products....... 8,097 7,955 7,995 8,201 +1.8 -0.5 -2.5 8,212 8,170 8,167
Pulp, paper etc............... 3,467 3,414 3,496 3,545 +1.6 -2.3 -1.4 3,467 3,467 3,512
Paperboard containers......... 1,880 1,790 1,853 1,863 +5.0 -3.4 -0.5 1,979 1,860 1,886
All other paper products...... 2,750 2,751 2,646 2,793 0.0 +4.0 -5.3 2,766 2,843 2,769
Chemicals and allied products... 17,517 17,446 18,048 18,172 +0.4 -3.3 -0.7 16,742 18,207 17,359
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,835 5,688 5,932 5,837 +2.6 -4.1 +1.6 5,543 5,773 5,736
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 4,490 4,403 4,629 4,522 +2.0 -4.9 +2.4 4,499 5,204 4,550
Petroleum and coal products..... 16,238 17,227 16,362 16,537 -5.7 +5.3 -1.1 16,337 17,328 16,469
Rubber and plastics products.... 4,215 4,403 4,304 4,407 -4.3 +2.3 -2.3 4,473 4,561 4,445


87,152
19,276
23,700
5,628
3,965
1,235
9,779
1,291
3,856
7,706
3,307
1,748
2,651
16,487

5,435
4,074
16,471
4.194


All other nondurable goods...... 13,857 13,755 13,975 13,934 +0.7 -1.6 +0.3 15,129 14,852 14,700 13,447


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 12,813 12,736 12,877 13,116 +0.6 -1.1 -1.8 14,242 14,323 14,024
Consumer staples................. 33,781 33,483 33,658 34,295 +0.9 -0.5 -1.9 34,902 36,081 33,737
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 28,611 29,795 28,244 27,841 -4.0 +5.5 +1.4 28,611 31,192 26,756
Automotive equipment............ 17,749 16,885 19,267 17,719 +5.1 -12.4 +8.7 19,541 17,244 16,913
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 15,067 14,858 14,887 14,542 +1.4 -0.2 +2.4 15,931 15,896 15,710
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 82,021 82,394 83,073 83,145 -0.5 -0.8 -0.1 82,660 84,486 81,506

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 32,710 33,875 32,177 31.852 -3.4 +5.3 +1.0 32,687 35,453 30,301
Nondefense.................... 26,438 27,739 26,048 25,859 -4.7 +6.5 +0.7 26,401 29,065 24,475
Defense....................... 6,272 6,136 6,129 5,993 +2.2 +0.1 +2.3 6,286 6,388 5,826


12,082
32,320

25,201
14,799

14,403

76,802


28,815
23,189
5,626


984,034
798,210
46,321
3,955
113,544
47,928

52,848
113,490
9,385
172,392
12,359
9,147

27,221
8,337
13,961
42,719
150,253


20,463
14,621
8,424
44,521
37,529
238,625
160,527
61,581

8,537
46,726


865,321

837,598
682,967
41,035
4,163
96,430
39,331

47,208
100,042
9,656
145,187
9,969
8,927

23,167
6,571
12,109
36,358
127,627


18,022
12,597
7,067
39,310
28,964
195,931
123,763
57,618

8,287
40,927


911,343
204,667
246,074
58,389
36.373
13,108
106,054
13,858
46,817
80,426
34,773
18,247
27,406
177,315

57,261
44,668
165,011
44,060


850,466
182,354
238,211
55,367
35,378
13,595
102,050
12,281
43,249
70,725
30,044
15,862
24,819
157,446

48,708
41,792
159,055
41,925


137,782 127,574


131,328 120,858
335,344 317,331

275,657 241,219
181,225 142,547

147,052 130,942

824,771 735,167


314,431 274,111
255,475 220,828
58,956 53,283


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,508 6,214 6,264 6,424 +4.7 -0.8 -2.5 7,110 7,083 6,567 5,591


62,619 53,567


See footnotes at end of table 2.


All other durable goods.......... 10,680 10,078 10,182 10,018 +6.0 -1.0 +1.6 11,464 10,981 10,795 9,344


See footnotes at end of table 2.


27,863 24,092
16,824 14,876

102,683 90,419








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 Oct. Sept. Aug. July Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. July
Code 198198 1984r 1986 1984 Oct.P Sept.r Aug. 1984P 1984' 1984 1984 1984P 1983

All manufacturing industries 185,076 189,817 192,578 194,037 -2.5 -1.4 -0.8 192,460 197,613 187,247 177,480 1,918,453 1,713,258


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 97,758 101,839 103,003 104,512 -4.0 -1.1 -1.4 102,293 105,805 98,971 93,692 1,025,953


Durable goods industries.......... 95,214 98,676 102,015 101,704 -3.5 -3.3 +0.3 100,639 102,182 95,892 90,211
With unfilled orders............. 77,167 81,308 82,641 83,639 -5.1 -1.6 -1.2 80,915 84,335 78,314 74,299
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,718 4,493 4,815 4,596 +5.0 -6.7 +4.8 5,026 4,852 5,016 4,577
33 Primary metals.................. 10,535 10,281 11,245 11,183 +2.5 -8.6 +0.6 10,411 10,076 10,771 10,077
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,622 4,074 4,714 4,576 +13.5 -13.6 +3.0 4,470 3,909 4,460 4,104
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 4,762 4,937 5,197 5,203 -3.5 -5.0 -0.1 4,695 4,951 5,014 4,691
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,769 11,878 12,034 11,024 -0.9 -1.3 +9.2 12,071 12,369 11,900 10,229
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,783 18,049 17,549 18,149 -7.0 +2.8 -3.3 17,232 18,425 15,956 15,991
351 Engines and turbines.......... 725 1,292 1,268 2,126 -43.9 +1.9 -40.4 1,172 1,325 1,232 1,992
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,853 2,895 2,452 2,901 -1.5 +18.1 -15.5 2,827 2,930 2,276 2,806
354 Metalworking machinery........ 809 1,116 960 1,193 -27.5 +16.3 -19.5 893 1,091 955 1,122
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,352 1,399 1,484 1,399 -3.4 -5.7 +6.1 1,429 1,371 1,435 1,303
357 Office and computing machines. 4,371 4,763 4,640 3,818 -8.2 +2.7 +21.5 3,978 5,072 3,749 2,756
36 Electrical machinery............ 14,337 16,792 16,403 16,267 -14.6 +2.4 +0.8 14,622 17,130 16,167 14,359
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,077 2,110 2,126 1,992 -1.6 -0.8 +6.7 2,039 2,214 2,051 1,725
363 Household appliances.......... 1,339 1,401 1,385 1,497 -4.4 +1.2 -7.5 1,350 1,497 1,450 1,453
365 Radio and TV................... 776 843 1,019 877 -7.9 -17.3 +16.2 622 917 1,246 726
366 Communication equipment........ 4,579 5,907 6,088 4,997 -22.5 -3.0 +21.8 4,864 6,073 5,873 4,236
367 Electronic components......... 3,060 3,954 3,383 4,348 -22.6 +16.9 -22.2 3,002 3,685 3,189 3,977
37 Transportation equipment........ 21,830 22,113 25,096 25,267 -1.3 -11.9 -0.7 25,271 23,544 20,646 20,802
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 5,173 6,720 6,962 8,259 -23.0 -3.5 -15.7 6,749 7,471 4,983 6,891
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............... 494 194 357 598 +154.6 -45.7 -40.3 549 634 355 225
38 Instruments and related products 4,732 4,857 4,907 4,919 -2.6 -1.0 -0.2 4,836 5,130 4,809 4,411
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 10,510 10,213 9,966 10,299 +2.9 +2.5 -3.2 11,170 10,656 10,627 9,765

Nondurable goods industries....... 89,862 91,141 90,563 92,333 -1.4 +0.6 -1.9 91,821 95,431 91,355 87,269
With unfilled orders............. 20,591 20,531 20,362 20,873 +0.3 +0.8 -2.4 21,378 21,470 20,657 19,393

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel;......... 12,544 12,741 12,896 13,159 -1.5 -1.2 -2.0 13,472 13,904 14,215 12;299
Consumer staples................. 33,818 33,479 33,691 34,271 +1.0 -0.6 -1.7 34,902 36,112 33,798 32,333
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 27,151 30,050 30,375 29,857 -9.6 -1.1 +1.7 29,134 31,978 26,705 25,529
Automotive equipment............ 17,319 16,422 18,945 17,694 +5.5 -13.3 +7.1 19,287 16,791 16,644 14,948
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 15,342 14,858 15,144 14,384 +3.3 -1.9 +5.3 15,987 15,869 15,806 14,283
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........... 78,902 82,267 81,527 84,672 -4.1 +0.9 -3.7 79,678 82,959 80,079 78,088

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 29,827 34,421 34,083 34,863 -13.3 +1.0 -2.2 32,326 36,428 30,293 29,901
Nondefense.................... 25,250 27,835 26,499 27,648 -9.3 +5.0 -4.2 26,247 28,299 24,551 24,712
Defense....................... 4,577 6,586 7,584 7,215 -30.5 -13.2 +5.1 6,079 8,129 5,742 5,189


Household durable goods
industries............


6.320 6.250 6.310 6.452 +1.1 -1.0 -2.2 6,421 6.709 6.833 5.773


1,007,622
821,798
46,736
111,841
46,207

52,288
115,015
176,383
12,940

27,608
9,364
14,003
43,816
161,077


20,371
14,536
8,691
52,292
40,408
245,893
72,153


890,515

860,941
706,310
41,380
100,708
42,003

48,561
99,284
147,256
9,824

23,148
6,605
12,136
37,768
135,874


17,998
12,732
7,001
42,155
34,143
202,757
63,574


6,209 7,393
47,369 41,619

103,308 92,063

910,831 852,317
204,155 184,205


131,769 121,721
335,366 317,297

293,975 249,449
180,120 144,229

147,998 130,815

829,225 749,747


335,515 284,628
267,830 222,135
67,685 62,493


63.154 54,379


Shipments 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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. July Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. July Oct.
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 Oct.P Sept.r Aug. 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries.. 354,263 359,232 359,564 358,990 -1.4 -0.1 +0.2 351,032 354,460 356,071 357,473 319,340

Durable goods industries............ 344,136 348,782 349,048 348,065 -1.3 -0.1 +0.3 341,018 344,063 345,519 346,493 308,608
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,415 2.427 2,459 2,363 -0.5 -1.3 +4.1 2,356 2,397 2,475 2,441 2.000
33 Primary metals.................... 19,466 20.038 20.333 20,696 -2.9 -1.5 -1.8 18,606 19,312 20,029 20,441 19,096
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 8,336 8,484 8,942 9,076 -1.7 -5.1 -1.5 7,969 8,145 8,745 8,949 9,269
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 7,956 8,270 8,120 8,298 -3.8 +1.8 -2.1 7,511 7,972 8,039 8,207 7,416
34 Fabricated metal products......... 21,822 21,629 21,187 20,709 +0.9 +2.1 +2.3 21,647 21,741 21,332 21,044 20,482
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 62,769 63,821 64,191 63,949 -1.6 -0.6 +0.4 62,133 62,740 63,519 63,814 57,598
351 Engines and turbines............ 14,937 15,382 15,449 15,289 -2.9 -0.4 +1.0 15,301 15,265 15,341 15,145 14,914
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 6,148 6,167 6,155 6,277 -0.3 +0.2 -1.9 6,056 6,075 6,093 6,284 5,612
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 3,358 3,494 3,320 3,200 -3.9 +5.2 +3.8 3,402 3,504 3,403 3,223 2,430
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,724 4.801 4,836 4,809 -1.6 -0.7 +0.6 4,691 4,763 4,851 4,843 4,719
357 Office and computing machines... 22,038 22,171 22,366 22,313 -0.6 -0.9 +0.2 21,244 21,594 21,985 22,580 19.553
36 Electrical machinery.............. 80,664 81,300 80,239 79,254 -0.8 +1.3 +1.2 79,995 80,829 80,379 79,188 67,856
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus............ 6,181 6,140 6,268 6,149 +0.7 -2.0 +1.9 6,149 6,123 6,276 6,174 6,738
363 Household appliances............ 414 441 464 527 -6.1 -5.0 -12.0 377 452 511 572 441
365 Radio and TV.................... 727 757 746 607 -4.0 +1.5 +22.9 663 975 1,056- 656 340
366 Communication equipment......... 50,246 50,156 48,993 47,576 +0.2 +2.4 +3.0 49,967 49,636 48,399 46,967 41,352
367 Electronic components........... 21,608 22,329 22,348 22,904 -3.2 -0.1 -2.4 21,348 22,150 22,661 23,317 17,597
37 Transportation equipment.......... 143,135 145,599 146,824 147,224 -1.7 -0.8 -0.3 142,603 143,097 143,472 145,225 128,651
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 115,108 116,774 116,810 116,329 -1.4 0.0 +0.4 114,900 114,821 114,421 115,383 99,305
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 20,680 21,080 21,757 22,287 -1.9 -3.1 -2.4 20,329 20,668 20,931 21,408 21,831
38 Instruments and related products.. 8,370 8,302 8,282 8,122 +0.8 +0.2 +2.0 8,296 8,271 8,311 8,169 7,668
24,25,
39 All other durable goods............ 5,495 5,666 5,533 5,748 -3.0 +2.4 -3.7 5,382 5,676 6,002 6,171 5,257

Nondurable goods industries........... 10,127 10,450 10,516 10.925 -3.1 -0.6 -3.7 10,014 10,397 10,552 10,980 10,732

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............. 4,385 4,656 4,650 4,631 -5.8 +0.1 +0.4 4,154 4,926 5,343 5,155 3,870
Consumer staples.................. 713 675 679 646 +5.6 -0.6 +5.1 722 722 691 630 731
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 216,883 218,346 218,093 215,960 -0.7 +0.1 +1.0 215,212 214,687 213,899 213,952 191,248
Automotive equipment.............. 6,648 7,077 7,540 7,863 -6.1 -6.1 -4.1 6,674 6,928 7,381 7,650 7,033
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products......... 12,936 12,661 12,660 12,403 +2.2 0.0 +2.1 12,797 12,741 12,768 12,672 12,320
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 112,698 115,817 115,942 117,487 -2.7 -0.1 -1.3 111,473 114,456 115,989 117,414 104,138

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........... 259.391 262,274 261,729 259,820 -1.1 +0.2 +0.7 258,001 258,360 257,387 257,395 230,211
Nondefense...................... 135,863 137,051 136,955 136,501 -0.9 +0.1 +0.3 135,468 135,619 136,385 136,309 123,585
Defense ......................... 123,528 125,223 124,774 123,319 -1.4 +0.4 +1.2 122,533 122,741 121,002 121,086 106,626

Household durable goods
industries ....................... 3,962 4,152 4,115 4,069 -4.6 +0.9 +1.1 3,737 4,428 4,801 4,537 3,407

See footnotes at end of table 2.







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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. July Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. July Oct.
Code 1984P 98 19198 4 98 .P Sept. A 198 1841984Pt9 8484r 9 1984 1984 1983

All manufacturing industries.. 286.585 285,372 283,525 280,019 +0.4 +0.7 +1.3 285,614 283,371 282,950 279,512 258,831


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................... 198,700 197,238 195,424 192,560 +0.7

Durable goods industries............ 190,564 188,915 187,142 184,559 +0.9
With unfilled orders........... 174,825 173,324 171,846 169,297 +0.9
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,907 5,959 5,923 5,878 -0.9
322 Glass containers................ 643 646 626 623 -0.5
33 Primary metals................... 20,991 21,397 21,302 21,158 -1.9
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 9,763 10,051 10,024 9,957 -2.9
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 9,971 10,097 10,002 9,900 -1.2
34 Fabricated metal products......... 18,879 18,785 18,326 18,394 +0.5
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 1,978 2,073 1,818 1,940 -4.6
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 40,503 39,926 40,070 39,060 +1.4
351 Engines and turbines ............ 2,327 2,290 2,407 2,334 +1.6
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,971 2,015 1,989 1,858 -2.2
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment... 7,036 7,006 7,019 6,802 +0.4
354 Metalworking'machinery.......... 2,403 2,414 2,421 2,345 -0.5
356 General industrial machinery.... 3,452 3,497 3,550 3,566 -1.3
357 Office and computing machines... 12,196 11,679 11,746 11,489 +4.4
36 Electrical machinery.............. 32,573 31,852 31,397 30,824 +2.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,494 4,447 4,483 4,417 +1.1
363 Household appliances............ 2,606 2,498 2,402 2,357 +4.3
365 Radio and TV.................... 1,400 1,317 1,262 1,228 +6.3
366 Communication equipment......... 12,989 12,637 12,379 12,207 +2.8
367 Electronic components........... 6,390 6,324 6,312 6,148 +1.0
37 Transportation equipment.......... 47,242 46,731 45,895 45,093 +1.1
371 Motor vehicles and parts........ 10,951 10,684 10,523 10,565 +2.5
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 33,101 32,876 32,291 31,485 +0.7
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,378 1,415 1,339 1,324 -2.6
38 Instruments and related products.. 9,587 9,466 9,526 9,483 +1.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................... 6,973 6,818 6,803 6,773 +2.3
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,043 2,070 2,143 2,140 -1.3
24,25,
39 All other durable goods............ 14,882 14,799 14,703 14,669 +0.6

Nondurable goods industries......... 96,021 96,457 96,383 95,460 -0.5
With unfilled orders.............. 23,875 23,914 23,578 23,263 -0.2
20 Food and kindred products........ 21,109 21,582 22,285 22,039 -2.2
201 Meat products................... 2,230 2,232 2,295 2,345 -0.1
208 Beverages....................... 3,390 3,510 3,590 3,560 -3.4
207 Fats and oils................... 1,114 1,288 1,412 1,471 -13.5
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,534 12,726 13,164 12,833 -1.5
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,637 3,573 3,470 3,501 +1.8
22 Textile mill products............. 7,338 7,349 7,400 7,367 -0.1
26 Paper and.allied products.......... 9,643 9,599 9,425 9,353 +0.5
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc ................. 3,555 3,549 3,471 3,480 +0.2
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,641 2,633 2,559 2,531 +0.3
264 All ofher paper products......... 3,447 3,417 3,395 3,342 +0.9
28 Chemicals and allied products.... 22,526 22,695 22,118 21.758 -0.7
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments...................... 7,098 7,287 7,135 6,958 -2.6
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 7,088 7,141 6,825 6,748 -0.7
29 Petroleum and coal products........ 9,001 8,819 8,889 8,858 +2.1
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 6,139 6,186 6,329 6,251 -0.8
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 16,628 16,654 16,467 16,333 -0.2

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 23,134 22,927 22,738 22,655 +0.9
Consumer staples.................. 34,148 34,448 34,506 34,089 -0.9
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 83,302 81,778 81.117 79,224 +1.9
Automotive equipment.............. 13,412 13,088 12,936 12,889 +2.5
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 19,848 19,755 19,657 19,717 +0.5
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 112,741 113,376 112,571 111,445 -0.6

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 94,551 93,187 92,358 90,369 +1.5
Nondefense ...................... 71,904 70,981 71,095 69,593 +1.3
Defense......................... 22,647 22,206 21,263 20,776 +2.0

Household durable goods
industries....................... 11,476 11,275 11,084 10,971 +1.8


+0.9 +1.5 197,406 195,905 195,885 193,332


+0.9
+0.9
+0.6
+3.2
+0.4
+0.3

+0.9
+2.5
+14.0
-0.4
-4.9
+1.3


+1.4 189,555 187,726 187,320 184,547
+1.5 174,052 172,337 172,066 169,552
+0.8 5,696 5,774 5,864 5,894
+0.5 634 633 630 637
+0.7 20,898 21,208 21,214 21,105
+0.7 9,860 10,061 10,074 9,997

+1.0 9,802 9,915 9,892 9,841
-0.4 18,533 18,456 18,323 18,492
-6.3 1,725 1,801 1,763 2,059
+2.6 40,246 39,669 40,006 39,174
+3.1 2,329 2,245 2,364 2,310
+7.1 1,857 1,967 1,969 1,847


-0.2 +3.2 6,958 6,901 4,977
-0.3 +3.2 2,415 2,395 2,426
-1.5 -0.4 3,397 3,466 3.522
-0.6 +2.2 12,257 11,749 11,911
+1.4 +1.9 32,416 31,628 31,483


-0.8 +1.5 4,533 4,435 4,480
+4.0 +1.9 2,489 2,361 2,358
+4.4 +2.8 1,372 1,337 1,333
+2.1 +1.4 13,001 12,565 12,379
+0.2 +2.7 6,378 6.305 6,319
+1.8 +1.8 47,552 46,745 46,068
+1.5 -0.4 11,232 10,897 10,675
+1.8 +2.6 33,131 32,710 32,390

+5.7 +1.1 1,389 1,416 1,329
-0.6 +0.5 9,467 9,415 9,556

+0.2 +0.4 6,882 6,770 6,790
-3.4 +0.1 2,028 2,070 2,184

+0.7 +0.2 14,747 14,831 14,806

+0.1 +1.0 96,059 95,645 95,630
+1.4 +1.4 23,354 23,568 23,819
-3.2 +1.1 22,371 21,890 21,751
-2.7 -2.1 2,245 2,131 2,178
-2.2 +0.8 3,400 3,433 3,396
-8.8 -4.0 1,156 989 1,148
-3.3 +2.6 13,737 13,528 13,177
+3.0 -0.9 3,684 3,509 3,234
-0.7 +0.4 7,056 7,161 7,344
+1.8 +0.8 9,480 9,376 9,390
+2.2 -0.3 3,525 3,480 3,480
+2.9 +1.1 2,575 2,588 2,569
+0.6 +1.6 3,380 3,308 3,341
+2.6 +1.7 22,168 22,092 21,911

+2.1 +2.5 6,992 7,126 7,092
+4.6 +1.1 7,010 6,977 6,825
-0.8 +0.3 9,131 9.992 8,944
-2.3 +1.2 5,976 6,000 6,147

+1.1 +0.8 16,193 16,625 16,909


+0.4 22,431 22,690 23,044
+1.2 35,285 34,848 34,074

+2.4 83,003 81,141 81,052
+0.4 13,587 13,213 12,965

-0.3 19,533 19,474 19,544

+1.0 111,775 112,005 112,271


+0.9 +2.2 94,399 92,651 92,453
-0.2 +2.2 72,131 70,723 71,107
+4.4 +2.3 22,268 21,928 21,343


+1.7 +1.0 11,199 11,155 11,250


6,823
2,369
3,570
11,638
30,955


4,425
2,378
1,286
12,199
6,191
44,641
10,042
31,652

1,326
9,549

6,807
2,164


176,002

169,331
154,970
5,486
610
19,569
9,447

8,948
17,028
1,585
36,798
2,124
1,885

7,354
2,246
3,590
9,835
27,241


4,099
1,757
971
10,927
5,492
40,132
8,946
28,277

1,447
8,842

6,301
2,051


14,737 14,235


94,965
23,780
21,043
2,270
3,411
1,271
12,217
3,207
7,377
9,431
3,473
2,592
3,366
21,672

6,972
6,782
8,915
6,212


89,500
21,032
22,014
1,995
3,294
2,108
12,900
4,174
6,704
8,500
3,249
2,194
3,057
19,335

5.793
6,264
8,800
5,579


17,108 14,394


23,294
33,120

79,398
12,255

19,692

111,753


90,692
69,674
21,018


11,160


20,036
33,225

73,010
10,907

18,901

102,752


83,013
65,921
17,092


9,683


See footnotes at end of table 2.








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

(Millions of dollars)


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.. 94,050 94,311

Durable goods industries............ 56,562 56,578
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,959 1,980
Primary metals.................... 6,927 7,008
Fabricated metal products.......... 7,391 7,396
Machinery, except electrical...... 11,597 12,063
Electrical Machinery.............. 8,605 8,544
Transportation equipment........... 11,821 11,310
Instruments and related products.. 2,777 2,754

All other durable goods............ 5,485 5,523

Nondurable goods industries.......... 37,488 37,733
Food and kindred products.......... 7,930 7,884
Tobacco products.................. 3,111 3,114
Textile mill products............. 2,279 2,286
Paper and allied products.......... 4,892 4,918
Chemicals and allied products..... 8,497 8,353
Petroleum and coal products........ 2,128 2,279
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,977 2,205

All other nondurable goods......... 6,674 6,694

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 103,106 101,890

Durable goods industries............ 87,898 86,916
Stone, clay, and glass products... 805 786
Primary metals.................... 8,017 8.202
Fabricated metal products......... 6,835 6,747
Machinery, except electrical...... 16,522 16,143
Electrical Machinery............... 17,624 17.207
Transportation equipment.......... 30,391 30,325
Instruments and related products.. 4,072 3,996

All other durable goods........... 3,632 3,510

Nondurable goods industries.......... 15,208 14,974
Food and kindred products.......... 1,753 1,775
Tobacco products.................. 274 199
Textile mill products.............. 2,097 2,111
Paper and allied products......... 1,158 1,124
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,747 3,803
Petroleum and coal products........ 1,648 1,548
Rubber and plastics products...... 1,232 1.119

All other nondurable goods......... 3,299 3,295

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 89,429 89,171

Durable goods industries............ 46,104 45,421
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3.143 3,193
Primary metals.................... 6,047 6,187
Fabricated metal products.......... 4,653 4,642
Machinery, except electrical...... 12,384 11,720
Electrical Machinery.............. 6,344 6,101
Transportation equipment.......... 5,030 5,096
Instruments and related products.. 2,738 2,716

All other durable goods........... 5,765 5,766

Nondurable goods industries......... 43,325 43,750
Food and kindred productp.......... 11,426 11,923
Tobacco products.................. 252 260
Textile mill products............. 2,962 2,952
Paper and allied products......... 3,593 3,557
Chemicals and allied products..... 10,282 10,539
Petroleum and coal products........ 5,225 4,992
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,930 2.862

All other nondurable goods......... 6,655 6,665


+0.6 +0.8 93,570 93,435 93,246 92,939


+1.4 56,582
+1.8 1,941
+1.9 6,982
-0.4 7,296
+1.5 11,633
+1.7 8,541
+2.4 11,794
+0.4 2,760


56,546 56,304 55,478
1,969 1,978 1,952
7,025 6,902 6,724
7,362 7,327 7,399
11,922 11,821 11,737
8,523 8,554 8,479
11,328 11,367 10,908
2,772 2,833 2,830


+1.4 +0.4 5,635 5,645 5,522 5,449


+0.1 36,988
-0.5 8,017
+0.7 2.995
-1.3 2,122
0.0 4,874
+1.6 8,337
-5.7 2,144
+0.1 1,975


36,889 36,942 37,461
7,442 7,488 7,736
2,979 2,835 2,806
2,188 2,254 2,346
4,896 4,847 4,889
8,303 8,403 8,344
2,217 2,149 2,303
2,161 2,180 2,267


93,732 92,957 -0.3

56,089 55,339 0.0
1,988 1.952 -1.1
6,922 6,790 -1.2
7,309 7,342 -0.1
11,876 11.695 -3.9
8,479 8,336 +0.7
11,225 10,967 +4.5
2,843 2,831 +0.8

5,447 5,426 -0.7

37,643 37,618 -0.6
7,984 8,022 +0.6
3,041 3,019 -0.1
2,287 2,316 -0.3
4,837 4,837 -0.5
8,410 8,281 +1.7
2,183 2,316 -6.6
2,247 2,244 -10.3

6,654 6,583 -0.3



101,273 99,803 +1.2

86.034 84,765 +1.1
787 774 +2.4
8,285 8,338 -2.3
6,506 6,549 +1.3
16,430 16,050 +2.3
16,784 16,349 +2.4
29,745 29,165 +0.2
3,963 3,984 +1.9

3,534 3,556 +3.5

15,239 15,038 +1.6
1,881 1,776 -1.2
193 255 +37.7
2,240 2.159 -0.7
1,084 1,106 +3.0
3,768 3,697 -1.5
1,622 1,545 +6.5
1,148 1,147 +10.1

3,303 3,353 +0.1



88,520 87,259 +0.3

45,019 44,455 +1.5
3,148 3,152 -1.6
6,095 6,030 -2.3
4,511 4,503 +0.2
11,764 11,315 +5.7
6,134 6,139 +4.0
4,925 4,961 -1.3
2,720 2,668 +0.8

5,722 5,687 0.0

43,501 42,804 -1.0
12,420 12,241 -4.2
236 227 -3.1
2,873 2,892 +0.3
3,504 3,410 +1.0
9,940 9,780 -2.4
5,084 4,997 +4.7
2,934 2,860 +2.4

6,510 6,397 -0.2


86.290

50.993
1,886
6,544
6,732
10,419
7,472
9,812
2,555

5,573

35,297
8,238
3,579
2,048
4,337
7,293
2,142
2,072

5,588



91,593

76,836
738
7,465
5,956
15,326
14,526
25,597
3,840

3,388

14,757
1,713
318
2,232
1,079
3,412
1.735
1,009

3,259



80,948

41,502
2,862
5,560
4,340
11,053
5,243
4,723
2,447

5.274

39,446
12,063
277
2,424
3,084
8,630
4,923
2,498

5,547


PPrellminary. rRevised.


+0.6 +1.1 6,524 6,703 6,786 6,770



+0.6 +1.5 103,321 101,758 101,693 99,567

+1.0 +1.5 87,962 86,692 86,365 84,538
-0.1 +1.7 754 762 774 766
-1.0 -0.6 8,015 8,198 8,393 8,416
+3.7 -0.7 6,741 6,657 6,523 6,640
-1.7 +2.4 16,489 16,082 16,452 15,900
+2.5 +2.7 17,616 17,080 16,832 16,385
+1.9 +2.0 30,714 30,404 29,822 28,833
+0.8 -0.5 4,032 3,958 3,991 4,009

-0.7 -0.6 3,601 3.551 3,578 3,589

-1.7 +1.3 15,359 15,066 15,328 15,029
-5.6 +5.9 1,751 1,745 1,779 1,709
+3.1 -24.3 438 289 179 184
-5.8 +3.8 2,087 2,104 2,239 2,133
+3.7 -2.0 1,141 1,131 1,114 1,112
+0.9 +1.9 3,752 3,777 3,765 3,688
-4.6 +5.0 1,644 1,547 1,642 1,573
-2.5 +0.1 1,231 1,128 1,148 1,142

-0.2 -1.5 3,315 3,345 3,462 3,488



+0.7 +1.4 88,723 88,178 88,011 87,006

+0.9 +1.3 45,011 44,488 44,651 44,531
+1.4 -0.1 3,001 3,043 3,112 3,176
+1.5 +1.1 5,901 5,985 5,919 5,965
+2.9 +0.2 4,496 4,437 4,473 4,453
-0.4 +4.0 12,124 11.665 11,733 11,537
-0.5 -0.1 6,259 6,025 6,097 6,091
+3.5 -0.7 5,044 5.013 4,879 4,900
-0.1 +1.9 2,675 2,685 2,732 2,710

+0.8 +0.6 5,511 5,635 5,706 5,699

+0.6 +1.6 43,712 43,690 43,360 42,475
-4.0 +1.5 12,603 12,703 12,484 11,598
+10.2 +4.0 251 241 220 217
+2.7 -0.7 2,847 2,869 2,851 2,898
+1.5 +2.8 3,465 3,349 3,429 3,430
+6.0 +1.6 10,079 10,012 9,743 9,640
-1.8 +1.7 5,343 5,228 5,153 5,039
-2.5 +2.6 2,770 2,711 2,819 2,803

+2.4 +1.8 6,354 6,577 6,661 6,850


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








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 Oct. Sept. Aug. July Oct. Sept. Aug. July
Code 1984P 1984r 1984 1984 1984P 1984r 1984 1984

All manufacturing industries............. 1.51 1.50 1.48 1.47 3.45 3.52 3.51 3.55

Durable goods industries....................... 1.91 1.91 1.85 1.88 4.21 4.28 4.27 4.33
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.25 1.32 1.26 1.28 0.56 0.59 0.57 0.57
33 Primary metals............................... 1.89 2.02 1.84 1.86 1.75 1.89 1.75 1.82
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.63 1.64 1.59 1.61 2.04 2.05 2.00 1.98
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.27 2.17 2.32 2.26 3.73 3.63 3.88 3.87
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.18 2.02 2.04 2.02 5.39 5.17 5.20 5.21
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.94 2.00 1.80 1.91 10.62 11.27 11.22 11.84
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.06 1.96 2.01 1.94 1.80 1.72 1.75 1.66

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.03 0.48 0.51 0.51 0.53
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.86 0.89 0.92 0.87 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.72 2.43 2.40 2.70 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.63 1.59 1.61 1.63 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.19 1.21 1.18 1.14 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.29 1.30 1.23 1.20 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products................... 0.35 0.51 0.54 0.54 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.46 1.40 1.47 1.42 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

1Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm 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 Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct.
ago Octs. 1983- ago Octs. 1983- ago Octs. 1983- ago Octs. 1983-
SIC Oct. 1979- Sept. Oct. 1979- Sept. Oct. 1979- Sept. Oct. 1979- Sept.
Code 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984 1983 1983 1984



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

Durable goods industries .......... 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 1.1 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.6 1.0 0.3 1.6 1.2 0.1 1.3 0.5
33 Primary metals .................. 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.7 1.7 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products ....... 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical .... 1.0 0.6 0.6 1.5 0.6 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.1
36 Electrical machinery ............ 0.0 0.4 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 0.2 0.7 0.6 4.2 2.0 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
38 Instruments and related products. 0.0 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.9 1.2 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.4

Nondurable goods industries ....... 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products ....... 0.4 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.1 0.5 0.5
21 Tobacco products ................ 0.0 2.3 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.1 0.3
22 Textild mill products ........... 0.4 0.9 0.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.6 1.6 0.5
26 Paper and allied products ....... 0.7 0.8 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.2 0.3 0.3
28 Chemicals and allied products ... 1.7 1.5 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (K) (X) (X) 0.6 0.2 0.5
29 Petroleum and coal products ..... 1.2 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.6 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products .... 1.0 1.3 1.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.6 0.3

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 0.3 0.6 0.5 2.1 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1
Defense ......................... 0.2 0.8 0.8 2.4 4.8 2.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.4

(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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