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S1. S \ -I 1) CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


/ WManufacturers' Shipments,

SInventories, and Orders

MAY 1986
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(86)-5
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. Wednesday, July 2, 1986

(AII Figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars) I


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in May were
$193.0 billion, virtually the same as in March and April,
and 4.1 percent lower than the high in December of $201.2
billion. Both the durable and nondurable goods sectors in
May showed little change from April.
Shipments of manufactured goods in May declined $2.7
billion or 1.4 percent to $193.4 billion. Except for a 2.7
percent increase in April, shipments have been declining
since the high in November of $200.1 billion. Durable goods
shipments in May were down 2.3 percent, while nondurables
showed a smaller decline of 0.2 percent.
Unfilled orders held by manufacturers at the end of May
were $367.1 billion showing little change from April; the
high was in March at $370.5 billion.
Manufacturers' inventories declined $0.9 billion or 0.3
percent in May to $278.4 billion. Inventories have been
generally declining since March 1985. The inventory to
shipments ratio in May was 1.44 up from 1.42 in April, as
the decline in shipments was proportionally larger than the
decline in inventories.
NEW ORDERS. New orders in the durable goods sector were
down $0.1 billion or 0.1 percent to $103.6 billion, revised
down from the 0.4 percent increase reported earlier.
Excluding defense capital goods which increased 36.6
percent, durable goods orders were down 2.6 percent.
Within the major industry categories, transportation
equipment increased $1.9 billion or 7.2 percent to $28.4
billion, reflecting large defense orders in aircraft and
shipbuilding. Offsetting the transportation equipment
increase were declines in primary metals of $0.8 billion or
7.9 percent to $8.9 billion, electrical machinery $0.7
billion or 4.7 percent to $14.7 billion, fabricated metals
$0.4 billion or 2.8 percent to $14.2 billion, and
nonelectrical machinery $0.3 billion or 1.8 percent to $16.5
billion.
There was no change in nondurable goods orders as a
large decline in chemicals of $1.1 billion was offset by
increases in most of the other categories.


SHIPMENTS. The decrease in durable goods shipments of
2.3 percent reflected widespread declines, the largest of
which were in nonelectrical machinery, down $1.1 billion or
6.1 percent to $16.8 billion, and transportation equipment,
down $0.8 billion or 3.1 percent to $26.7 billion. The
declines in nonelectrical reflected declines in nearly all
component categories; the decline in transportation
equipment resulted as a $1.1 billion decline in motor
vehicles and parts was partially offset by small increases
in most of the other categories.
Shipments within the nondurable goods industries showed
mixed patterns of change. Chemical products declined $1.1
billion or 6.0 percent to $17.3 billion, offsetting the
April increase of $1.3 billion. Partially offsetting the
chemical decline were increases in tobacco products, up $0.5
billion, and foods products, up $0.4 billion.
UNFILLED ORDERS. Unfilled orders for durable goods in May
were down 0.1 percent; excluding defense capital goods the
backlog declined 0.9 percent. Unfilled orders for
transportation equipment were up $1.7 billion or 1.1 percent
to $161.3 billion. More than offsetting this increase were
declines in primary metals of $1.0 billion or 5.0 percent,
electrical machinery of $0.8 billion or 0.9 percent and
nonelectrical machinery of $0.3 billion or 0.6 percent.
INVENTORIES. Inventories in the durable goods sector in May
declined $0.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $187.5 billion.
The largest declines were in nonelectrical machinery, and
fabricated metals, down $0.3 billion and $0.2 billion
respectively, and the largest increase in electrical
machinery, up $0.2 billion. Nondurable goods inventories
were down $0.4 billion or 0.5 percent to $90.9 billion, with
the largest declines in foods and apparel.
By stage of fabrication, inventories of materials and
supplies were down 0.7 percent, work in process 0.2 percent,
and finished goods 0.1 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for June is scheduled for release on July 23, 1986 at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on July 31, 1986 at 10:00 a.m.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. De b4_AentWeorMerce, Burr8bl the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233,
or call Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Menth. (301) 763 0
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. vpment Printing Offi e, YWshington, D.C. 20402. This press release is also
available on the date of issue through the Census B ads line infor ~r9 rvice-CENDATATM. The online version of the report can
be read from a terminal screen, printed on- or off-lin ~c rM file for future use. CENDATA is available from Dialog
Information Services, Inc. (800/334-2564). Further infor ing CENDATA can be obtained from Dialog. The CENDATA
Staff at the Bureau of the Census (301/763-2074) can provide c nt information and general guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA,
DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.









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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries 193,443 196,132 191,051 196,274 -1.4 +2.7 -2.7 196,133 197,446 200,540 196,648 972,930 964,249


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 106,439 108,249 105,851 107,438 -1.7 +2.3 -1.5 107,614 108,627 111,740 107,752

Durable goods industries.......... 104,089 106,592 102,693 105,545 -2.3 +3.8 -2.7 106,891 108,655 109,751 105,708
With unfilled orders............. 84,520 86,212 84,147 85,660 -2.0 +2.5 -1.8 85,795 86,667 89,521 85,820
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,977 5,108 4,784 4,901 -2.6 +6.8 -2.4 5,144 5,171 4,841 4,563
322 Glass containers.............. 412 457 401 442 -9.8 +14.0 -9.3 431 465 432 412
33 Primary metals.................. 9,875 10,122 9,833 10,159 -2.4 +2.9 -3.2 10,286 10,621 10,691 10,509
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,071 4,123 3,926 4,173 -1.3 +5.0 -5.9 4,185 4,342 4,299 4,369
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,666 4,730 4,762 4,736 -1.4 -0.7 +0.5 4,843 4,929 5,153 4,873
34 Fabricated metal products........ 14,353 14,553 13,733 14,300 -1.4 +6.0 -4.0 14,765 14,754 14,362 14,116
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums 989 981 846 870 +0.8 +16.0 -2.8 1,025 962 840 846
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,832 17,932 17,377 16,939 -6.1 +3.2 +2.6 16,946 17,666 18,846 17,064
351 Engines and turbines........... 1,199 1,228 1,398 1,177 -2.4 -12.2 +18.8 1,229 1,275 1,598 1,230
352 Farm machinery and equipment.. 808 943 835 755 -14.3 +12.9 +10.6 912 1,055 980 781
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,882 3,179 3,066 2,908 -9.3 +3.7 +5.4 2,960 3,122 3,066 2,981
354 Metslworking machinery........ 851 838 903 866 +1.6 -7.2 +4.3 830 825 992 895
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,377 1,673 1,414 1,442 -17.7 +18.3 -1.9 1,396 1,608 1,471 1,478
357 Office and computing machines. 3,990 4,010 4.099 3,675 -0.5 -2.2 +11.5 3,679 3,513 4,554 3,410
36 Electrical machinery............ 15,512 15,539 16,187 15,819 -0.2 -4.0 +2.3 15,496 15.549 17,024 15,887
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,079 2,038 2,230 2,066 +2.0 -8.6 +7.9 2,072 2,048 2,420 2,118
363 Household appliances.......... 1,408 1,405 1,385 1,340 +0.2 +1.4 +3.4 1,423 1,416 1,452 1,343
365 Radio and TV.................. 947 1,021 1,043 1,014 -7.2 -2.1 +2.9 867 905 1,054 973
366 Comsunication equipment....... 5,081 5,077 5,477 5,427 +0.1 -7.3 +0.9 5,136 5,188 5,875 5,365
367 Electronic components......... 3,241 3,273 3,432 3,263 -1.0 -4.6 +5.2 3,316 3,401 3,538 3,341
37 Transportation equipment......... 26,670 27,517 25,030 27,962 -3.1 +9.9 -10.5 28,282 28,953 27,533 28,381
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,010 18,080 16,112 18,461 -5.9 +12.2 -12.7 18,593 19,478 17,879 18,891
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,132 7,882 7,462 7,942 +3.2 +5.6 -6.0 8,094 7,796 7,995 7,843
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles ................ 712 702 690 715 +1.4 +1.7 -3.5 717 673 720 717
38 Instruments and related products 4,642 4,613 4,591 4,696 +0.6 +0.5 -2.2 4,563 4,446 4,832 4,556
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,085 3,058 2,960 3,047 +0.9 +3.3 -2.9 3,014 2,957 3,182 3,007
386 Photographic goods............. 1,388 1,378 1,467 1,463 +0.7 -6.1 +0.3 1,374 1,306 1,468 1,365
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,228 11,208 11,158 10,769 +0.2 +0.4 +3.6 11,409 11,495 11,622 10,632

Nondurable goods industries....... 89,354 89,540 88,358 90,729 -0.2 +1.3 -2.6 89,242 88,791 90.789 90,940
With unfilled orders............. 21,919 22,037 21,704 21,778 -0.5 +1.5 -0.3 21,819 21,960 22,219 21,932
20 Food and kindred products....... 25,719 25,279 24,764 24,933 +1.7 +2.1 -0.7 25,634 24,635 25,646 25,008
201 Meat products.................. 5,403 5,578 5,435 5,459 -3.1 +2.6 -0.4 5,479 5,377 5,359 5,350
208 Beverages..................... 4,035 4,005 3,925 3,846 +0.7 +2.0 +2.1 4,321 4,189 3,898 3,592
207 Fats and oils................. 1,133 1,038 1,044 1,126 +9.2 -0.6 -7.3 1,121 994 1,069 1,123
203-6,9 All other foods............... 11,790 11,462 11,122 11,317 +2.9 +3.1 -1.7 11,295 10,889 12,056 11,758
21 Tobacco products................ 2,077 1,570 2,155 1,800 +32.3 -27.1 +19.7 2,004 1,542 2,069 1,627
22 Textile mill products........... 4,333 4,487 4,299 4,452 -3.4 +4.4 -3.4 4,406 4,454 4,708 4,443
26 Paper and allied products....... 8,877 8,917 8,462 8,637 -0.4 +5.4 -2.0 8,910 8,989 8,819 8,906
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 3,694 3,745 3,587 3,617 -1.4 +4.4 -0.8 3,779 3,821 3,770 3,728
265 Paperboard containers ......... 1,801 1,837 1,730 1,805 -2.0 +6.2 -4.2 1,801 1,843 1,806 1,834
264 All other paper products...... 3,382 3,335 3,145 3,215 +1.4 +6.0 -2.2 3,330 3,325 3,243 3,344
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,254 18,363 17,068 18,185 -6.0 +7.6 -6.1 17,895 19,016 18,565 18,403
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,675 5,876 5,708 5,915 -3.4 +2.9 -3.5 5,766 6,111 6,187 6,146
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 5,081 5,105 4,767 5,233 -0.5 +7.1 -8.9 4,807 4,722 5,063 5,160
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 12,398 12,344 12,798 13,955 +0.4 -3.5 -8.3 12,343 12,029 12,320 13,721
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 4,048 4,016 3,921 4,005 +0.8 +2.4 -2.1 4,040 4,078 3,926 3,976
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 14,648 14,564 14,891 14,762 +0.6 -2.2 +0.9 14,010 14,048 14,736 14,856

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 13,419 13,362 13,528 13,551 +0.4 -1.2 -0.2 12,779 12,816 14,069 13,748
Consumer staples ................ 36,924 35,920 35,765 35,870 +2.8 +0.4 -0.3 36,471 35,049 36,686 35,554
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .............. 29,770 30,384 30,412 29,793 -2.0 -0.1 +2.1 29,682 29,832 32,561 29,495
Automotive equipment ............ 18,804 19,899 17,822 20,287 -5.5 +11.7 -12.2 20,515 21,553 19,765 20,676
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 18,522 18,765 17,969 17,679 -1.3 +4.4 +1.6 19,176 19,082 18,208 16,692
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 76,004 77,802 75,555 79,094 -2.3 +3.0 -4.5 77,510 79,114 79,251 80,483

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries......... 34,163 34,688 34,383 34,145 -1.5 +0.9 +0.7 33,997 34,048 36,827 34,056
Nondetense.................... 26,642 27,355 27,304 26,564 -2.6 +0.2 +2.8 26,455 26,730 29,364 26.533
Defense ....................... 7.521 7,333 7,079 7,581 +2.6 +3.6 -6.6 7,542 7,318 7,463 7,523


Household durable goods
industries ..................... 6,704 6,689 6,838 6,720 +0.2 -2.2 +1.8 6,531 6,586 7,246 6,699


532,377 519,312


525,884
423,755
24,128
2,123
51,922
21,348

24,286
70,774
4,458
85,353
6,394
4,560

14,856
4,281
7,343
17,735
77,570


10,525
6,918
4,697
25.856
16,498
139,010
93.021
38,074


512,118
415,835
23,109
1,979
53,989
22,593

25,108
67,239
4,563
87,741
6,268
4,600

13,781
4,146
6,965
21,468
74,605


10,001
6,926
4,333
24,731
16,794
132,064
89,007
34,454


3,422 4,165
22,780 22,889

15,138 15,118
6,756 6,819

54.347 50,482


447,046
108,622
124,595
26,874
19,449
5,391
56,773
8,232
21,970
44,046
18,595
9,051
16.400
91,375

29,837
24,817
65,991
19,751


452,131
103,477
122,735
28,013
18,244
5,837
54,485
7,744
21,276
40,917
17,751
9,317
13,849
91,054

30,069
22,199
78,646
20,364


71,086 69,395


64,935 63,058
176,959 169.874


146,788
102,447

88,313


145,835
98,985

81.457


393,488 405,040


167.416 163,509
131,353 131.188
36,063 32,121


32,761 31,615


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes st end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Indtry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry -- -- -
SIC May Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr- Mar.- Feb.- May Apr. Mar. Feb.
Code 1986P 1986' 1986 1986 MayP Apr.r Mar. 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 1986P 1985

All manufacturing industries 193,035 193,151 192,996 198,559 -0.1 +0.1 -2.8 192,701 194,594 205,866 201,355 983,004 970,854

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 106,031 105.268 107,796 109,723 +0.7 -2.3 -1.8 104.182 105,775 117,066 112,459 542,451 525.916

Durable goods industries.......... 103,638 103,747 104,682 107,545 -0.1 -0.9 -2.7 103,443 105,748 115,035 110,155 535,415 518,444
With unfilled orders............. 84,069 83,367 86,136 87,660 +0.8 -3.2 -1.7 82,347 83,760 94,805 90,267 433,286 422,161
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,896 4,998 4,832 4,946 -2.0 +3.4 -2.3 5,111 5,075 4,911 4.703 24,286 23,298
33 Primary metals.................. 8,861 9,625 9,762 10,614 -7.9 -1.4 -8.0 8,800 9.577 11,019 11,693 52,332 55,513
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,452 3,918 4,110 4,516 -11.9 -4.7 -9.0 3,318 3.757 4,785 5,129 21,611 23,517
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,222 4,263 4,463 4,825 -1.0 -4.5 -7.5 4,253 4,340 4,949 5,248 23,999 25,396
34 Fabricated metal products........ 14,249 14,653 13,141 14,274 -2.8 +11.5 -7.9 14,738 14,708 14.168 14.339 70,673 67,112
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,492 16,800 16,081 18,277 -1.8 +4.5 -12.0 16,673 16,739 17,542 18,482 83,746 89,348
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,115 1,253 1.095 1,383 -11.0 +14.4 -20.8 1,239 1,216 1,301 1,497 6,304 5,513
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,755 2,970 2,778 2,777 -7.2 +6.9 0.0 2,832 2,859 2,798 2,898 14,081 13,832
354 Metalworking machinery......... 897 854 877 799 +5.0 -2.6 +9.8 886 837 936 836 4,244 4,675
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,498 1.592 1,393 1,430 -5.9 +14.3 -2.6 1,510 1,538 1,442 1,508 7,387 6,898
357 Office and computing machines. 3,765 3,136 3,514 5,014 +20.1 -10.8 -29.9 3,642 3,013 3,932 4,535 16,886 23,410
36 Electrical machinery............ 14,734 15,467 17,066 15.704 -4.7 -9.4 +8.7 14,901 15,037 18,457 16,672 79,891 79,269
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 1,996 1,907 2,156 1,941 +4.7 -11.5 +11.1 1,948 1,944 2,374 2,103 10,382 10,118
363 Household appliances.......... 1,433 1,401 1,365 1,291 +2.3 +2.6 +5.7 1,466 1,418 1,455 1,279 6,950 6,974
365 Radio and TV.................. 853 1,143 1,148 921 -25,4 -0.4 +24.6 1,016 846 1,034 992 4,735 4,517
366 Com.nication equipment....... 4,649 5,086 6,243 5,745 -8.6 -18.5 +8.7 4,522 4,654 7,164 6,117 27,984 30,316
367 Electronic components......... 2,991 3,145 3,518 3,071 -4.9 -10.6 +14.6 3,217 3,526 3,736 3,391 16,608 15,526
37 Transportation equipment........ 28,414 26,497 28,496 28,458 +7.2 -7.0 +0.1 26,976 28,526 32,517 29,122 146,473 129,153
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 10,116 7,169 8,238 8,720 +41.1 -13.0 -5.5 7,491 7,762 10,502 8.709 44,713 33,573
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 680 377 3,062 239 +80.4 -87.7+1181.2 432 397 2,983 459 4,247 2,699
38 Instruments and related products 4,759 4,539 4,394 4,606 +4.8 +3.3 -4.6 4,621 4,355 4,717 4,500 22,742 23,125
24,25,
39 All other durable goods ......... 11,233 11.168 10,910 10,666 +0.6 +2.4 +2.3 11,623 11,731 11,704 10,644 55,272 51,626

Nondurable goods industries....... 89,397 89,404 88,314 91,014 0.0 +1.2 -3.0 89,258 88.846 90,831 91,200 447,589 452,410
With unfilled orders............ 21,962 21,901 21,660 22,063 +0.3 +1.1 -1.8 21,835 22,015 22,261 22,192 109,165 103,755

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 13,235 13,249 13,534 13,549 -0.1 -2.1 -0.1 13,026 12,868 14,308 13,924 66,154 64,160
Consumer staples............... 36,872 35,946 35,858 35,916 +2.6 +0.2 -0.2 36,385 35,043 36,746 35,566 176,992 169,888
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 30,514 29,456 32,463 29,968 +3.6 -9.3 +8.3 28,434 28,610 36,145 30,572 152,207 151,061
Automotive equipment ............ 18.585 19,835 18,132 20,512 -6.3 +9.4 -11.6 20,092 21,358 19,942 20,848 102,364 98,417
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 18,606 18,635 17,399 17,869 -0.2 +7.1 -2.6 19,333 18,927 17,993 17,122 88,619 81,927
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........... 75,223 76,030 75,610 80,745 -1.1 +0.6 -6.4 75,431 77,788 80,732 83,323 396,668 405,401

Supplementary series: 2
Capital goods industries........ 35,154 32,679 36,987 35,837 +7.6 -11.6 +3.2 32,045 32,417 41,652 36,701 175,410 168,355
Nondefense.................... 26,276 26,179 26,540 28,637 +0.4 -1.4 -7.3 25,760 25,657 29,225 28,316 131,735 131,179
Defense....................... 8,878 6,500 10,447 7,200 +36.6 -37.8 +45.1 6,285 6,760 12,427 8,385 43,675 37,176

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,513 6,641 6,824 6,639 -1.9 -2.7 +2.8 6,742 6,631 7,444 6.836 33.808 32.396

PPreliminary. rRevised.

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

dust End of month Percent change End of month

SIC May Apr. Har. Feb. Apr.- Mar.- Feb.- May Apr. Mar. Feb. May
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 MayP Apr.r Mar. 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 367,067 367,475 370,456 368,511 -0.1 -0.8 +0.5 371,434 374,866 377,718 372,392 359,545


Durable goods industries............ 356,292 356,743 359.588 357,599 -0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 2,682 2,763 2,873 2,825 -2.9
33 Primary metals.................... 19,097 20,111 20,608 20,679 -5.0
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 8,876 9,495 9,700 9,516 -6.5
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 6,301 6,745 7,212 7,511 -6.6
34 Fabricated metal products.......... 19,652 19,756 19,656 20,248 -0.5
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 56,816 57,156 58,288 59,584 -0.6
351 Engines and turbines............ 14,967 15,051 15,026 15,329 -0.6
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 5,498 5,625 5,834 6,122 -2.3
354 Metalworking machinery.......... 3,896 3,850 3,834 3,860 +1.2
356 General industrial machinery.... 4,245 4,124 4,205 4,226 +2.9
357 Office and computing machines... 17,516 17,741 18,615 19,200 -1.3
36 Electrical machinery.............. 82,758 83,536 83,608 82,729 -0.9
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 5,549 5,632 5,763 5,837 -1.5
363 Household appliances............ 353 328 332 352 +7.6
365 Radio and TV.................... 498 592 470 365 -15.9
366 Comnication equipment......... 59,179 59,611 59,602 58,836 -0.7
367 Electronic components........... 15,612 15,862 15,990 15,904 -1.6
37 Transportation equipment.......... 161,290 159,546 160,566 157,100 +1.1
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 136,918 134,934 135,647 134,871 +1.5
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 18,145 18,177 18,502 16,130 -0.2
38 Instruments and related products.. 8,577 8,460 8,534 8,731 +1.4
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 5,420 5,415 5,455 5,703 +0.1

Nondurable goods industries......... 10,775 10,732 10,868 10,912 +0.4

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 4,388 4,572 4,685 4,679 -4.0
Consumer staples................. 823 875 849 756 -5.9
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 231,287 230,543 231,471 229,420 +0.3
Automotive equipment.............. 5,652 5,871 5,935 5,625 -3.7
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products......... 12,042 11,958 12,088 12,658 +0.7
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products............ 112,875 113,656 115,428 115,373 -0.7

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 280,851 279,860 281,869 279,265 +0.4
Nondefense .................... 132,526 132,892 134,068 134,832 -0.3
Defense ......................... 148,325 146,968 147,801 144,433 +0.9

Household durable goods
industries....................... 3,834 4,025 4,073 4,087 -4.7


-0.8 +0.6 360,422 363,870 366,777 361,493
-3.8 +1.7 2,791 2,824 2,920 2,850
-2.4 -0.3 19,540 21,026 22,070 21,742
-2.1 +1.9 9,169 10,036 10,621 10,135

-6.5 -4.0 6,459 7,049 7,638 7,842
+0.5 -2.9 19,856 19,883 19,929 20,123
-1.9 -2.2 57,446 57,719 58,646 59,950
+0.2 -2.0 14,937 14,927 14,986 15,283

-3.6 -4.7 5,542 5,670 5,933 6,201
+0.4 -0.7 3,841 3,785 3,773 3,829
-1.9 -0.5 4,287 4,173 4,243 4,272
-4.7 -3.0 18,041 18,078 18,578 19,200
-0.1 +1.1 83,762 84,357 84,869 83,436


-2.3 -1.3 5,598 5,722 5,826 5,872
-1.2 -5.7 389 346 344 341
+26.0 +28.8 476 327 386 406
0.0 +1.3 59,661 60,275 60,809 59,520
-0.8 +0.5 16,080 16,179 16,054 15,856
-0.6 +2.2 162,638 163,944 164,371 159,387
-0.5 +0.6 138,171 138,774 138,808 136,301

-1.8 +14.7 18,412 18,697 18,973 16,710
-0.9 -2.3 8,566 8,508 8,599 8,714

-0.7 -4.3 5,823 5,609 5,373 5,291

-1.3 -0.4 11,012 10,996 10,941 10,899


-2.4 +0.1 4,837 4,590 4,538 4,299
+3.1 +12.3 766 852 858 798

-0.4 +0.9 233,679 234,927 236,149 232,565
-1.1 +5.5 5,471 5,894 6,089 5,912

-1.1 -4.5 12,282 12,125 12,280 12,495

-1.5 0.0 114,399 116,478 117,804 116,323


-0.7 +0.9 283,534 285,486 287,117 282,292
-0.9 -0.6 133,084 133,779 134,852 134,991
-0.6 +2.3 150,450 151,707 152,265 147,301


-1.2 -0.3 4,227 4,016 3,971 3,773


See footnotes at end of table 2.


349,353
2,586
20,028
9,326

7,404
21,054
62,579
14,407

5,943
4,172
4,594
22,212
82,579


6,299
411
619
56,154
17,628
145,650
119,656

19,391
8,550

6,327

10,192


4,930
647

225,127
5,921

12,665

110,255


268,702
132,819
135,883


4,412








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 May Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.- Mar.- Feb.- May Apr. Mar. Feb. May
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 MayP Apr.'r Mar. 1986P 1986r' 1986 1986 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 278,432 279,358 279,571 279,236 -0.3 -0.1 +0.1 280,929 281,358 280,348 280,374 287,400


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................... 195,283 195,686 196,009


32
S322
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


Durable goods industries............ 187,544 188,031 188,333
With unfilled orders.............. 171,923 172,285 172,570
Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,555 5,551 5,576
Glass containers................ 638 635 661
Primary metals.................... 16,933 17,036 17,220
Blast furnaces, steel mills..... 7,506 7,486 7,578
Nonferrous and other primary
metals........................ 8,175 8,273 8,321
Fabricated metal products.......... 18,898 19,072 18,926
Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,144 2,210 2,213
Machinery, except electrical...... 38,126 38,409 39,017
Engines and turbines............ 1,941 1,936 1,965
Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,758 1,763 1,867
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 5,850 5,888 6,099
Metalworking machinery.......... 2,811 2,737 2,874
General industrial machinery.... 3,245 3,294 3,366
Office and computing machines... 11,607 11,844 11,964
Electrical machinery.............. 33,994 33,830 33,544
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,195 4,219 4,253
Household appliances............ 2,314 2,316 2,308
Radio and TV.................... 1,577 1,540 1,429
Communication equipment......... 15,005 14,859 14,641
Electronic components........... 5,967 5,958 5,919
Transportation equipment........... 50,123 50,030 49,896
Motor vehicles and parts........ 11,209 11.279 11,264
Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 35,651 35,488 35,365
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles.................. 1,599 1,624 1,605
Instruments and related products.. 9,543 9,463 9,533
Scientific and engineering
instruments................... 6,700 6,619 6,701
Photographic goods............... 2,217 2,222 2,219

All other durable goods........... 14,372 14,640 14,621


Nondurable goods industries.......... 90,888 91,327 91,238
With unfilled orders.............. 23,360 23,401 23,439
20 Food and kindred products.......... 21,077 21,232 20,948
201 Meat products................... 2,088 2,087 2,135
208 Beverages........................ 3,409 3,417 3,362
207 Fats and oils................... 969 1,005 1,056
203-6,9 All other foods................. 12,897 12,982 12,701
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,182 3,223 3,267
22 Textile mill products ............ 6,659 6,622 6,609
26 Paper and allied products.......... 9,774 9,763 9,781
261-3.6 Pulp, paper etc................. 3,880 3,901 3,930
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,252 2,280 2,343
264 All other paper products........ 3,642 3,582 3,508
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 21,507 21,631 21,554
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments....................... 6,525 6,554 6,544
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 7,038 7,089 6,940
29 Petroleum and coal products........ 6,308 6,265 6,436
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 6,349 6,322 6,449
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods......... 16,032 16,269 16,194

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 22,137 22,504 22,197
Consumer staples.................. 34,076 34,292 33,798
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 83,344 83,160 83,514
Automotive equipment.............. 13,505 13,533 13,557
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 18,906 19,075 18,939
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........... 106,464 106,794 107,566

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries......... 97,062 96,928 97,253
Nondefense...................... 69,304 69,363 70,173
Defense......................... 27,758 27,565 27,080


Household durable goods
industries....................... 11,188 11,351 11,098


195,294 -0.2


187,644
171,908
5,546
646
17,281
7,615

8,338
18,885
2,116
39,285
1,877
1,882

6,235
2.936
3,366
12,034
33,452


4,204
2,279
1,365
14,680
5,945
48,931
11,355
34,443


-0.2 +0.4 197,751 197,215

-0.2 +0.4 189,663 189,491
-0.2 +0.4 173,893 173,488
-0.4 +0.5 5,719 5,706
-3.9 +2.3 657 651
-1.1 -0.4 17,086 17,125
-1.2 -0.5 7,468 7,344

-0.6 -0.2 8,322 8,455
+0.8 +0.2 19,288 19,401
-0.1 +4.6 2,412 2,473
-1.6 -0.7 38,606 38,641
-1.5 +4.7 1,962 1,957
-5.6 -0.8 1,788 1,809


-0.6 -3.5 -2.2 5,967 5,970
+2.7 -4.8 -2.1 2,836 2,729
-1.5 -2.1 0.0 3,290 3,330
-2.0 -1.0 -0.6 11,723 11,785
+0.5 +0.9 +0.3 34,553 34,189


+1.2 4,264 4,243
+1.3 2,508 2,473
+4.7 1,612 1,531
-0.3 15,119 14,948
-0.4 5,991 5,982
+2.0 50,230 50,156
-0.8 11,083 11,249
+2.7 35,950 35,681


1,510 -1.5 +1.2 +6.3 1,597 1,622
9,535 +0.8 -0.7 0.0 9,706 9,587

6,718 +1.2 -1.2 -0.3 6,787 6,718
2,203 -0.2 +0.1 +0.7 2,277 2,235

14,729 -1.8 +0.1 -0.7 14,475 14,686


91,592
23,386
20,998
2,216
3,405
1,052
12,627
3,316
6.554
9,125
3,936
2,348
3,441
21,434

6,632
6,837
6,916
6,478


-0.5 +0.1 -0.4 91,266 91,867
-0.2 -0.2 +0.2 23,858 23,727
-0.7 +1.4 -0.2 20,264 20,670
0.0 -2.2 -3.7 2,178 2,216
-0.2 +1.6 -1.3 3,484 3,516
-3.6 -4.8 +0.4 920 989
-0.7 +2.2 +0.6 11,917 12,177
-1.3 -1.3 -1.5 3,106 3,275
+0.6 +0.2 +0.8 6,859 6,744
+0.1 -0.2 +0.6 10,005 9,963
-0.5 -0.7 -0.2 3,949 3,945
-1.2 -2.7 -0.2 2,297 2,323
+1.7 +2.1 +1.9 3,759 3,695
-0.6 +0.4 +0.6 21,686 21,960

-0.4 +0.2 -1.3 6,590 6,626
-0.7 +2.1 +1.5 7,221 7,210
+0.7 -2.7 -6.9 6,217 6,214
+0.4 -2.0 -0.4 6.532 6,593


16,171 -1.5 +0.5 +0.1 16,597 16,448


21,936 -1.6 +1.4 +1.2 23,064 22,827
33,885 -0.6 +1.5 -0.3 33,452 33,965


83,634
13,631

19,007


107,143 -0.3


96,493 +0.1
70,239 -0.1
26,254 +0.7


10.979 -1.4


+0.2 -0.4 -0.1 84,199 83,783
-0.2 -0.2 -0.5 13,380 13,531

-0.9 +0.7 -0.4 19,099 19,316


-0.7 +0.4 107,735 107,936


-0.3 +0.8 98,186 97,555
-1.2 -0.1 69,955 69,811
+1.8 +3.1 28,231 27,744


+2.3 +1.1 11.553 11.521


196,384 195,408


189,131
172,931
5,706
665
17,171
7,358

8,454
19,177
2,408
38,959
1,954
1,908

6,136
2,842
3,373
11,773
33,593


4,215
2,389
1,372
14,740
5,913
50,296
11,372
35,623


188,382
172,097
5,687
653
17,342
7,524

8,471
19,040
2,249
39,329
1,903
1,953

6,235
2,921
3,386
11,902
33,285


4,173
2,302
1,312
14,647
5,927
49,373
11,581
34,554


1,608 1,525
9,508 9,459

6,701 6,678
2,195 2,179

14,721 14,867


91,217
23,453
20,615
2,191
3,463
1,084
12,193
3,345
6,712
9,827
3,940
2,343
3,544
21,787

6,564
6,933
6,293
6,602


91,992
23,311
21,192
2,285
3,511
1,156
12,564
3,462
6,654
9,707
3,929
2,315
3,463
21,707

6,645
6,823
6,866
6,491


202,110

193,692
177,991
6,052
629
19,250
8,576

9,355
19,205
2,577
41,806
2,195
1,815

6,798
2,757
3,555
13,039
34,527


4,662
2,665
1,448
14,238
6,589
48,086
10,855
34,201

1,376
9,847

7,042
2,159

14,919

93,708
24,119
20,663
2,283
3,530
1,083
11,962
3,344
6,948
9,919
3,789
2,528
3,602
21,682

6,667
7,032
8,066
6,239


16,036 15,913 16,847


22,116 21,807 23,280
33,553 34,072 33,615


83,883
13,769

19,272


83,759
13,982

19,279


86,453
13,339

19,547


107,755 107,475 111,166


97,459 96,485 98,560
70,041 70,223 74,185
27,418 26,262 24,375


11.089 10.968 11.863


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC May Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.- Mar.- Feb.- May Apr. Mar. Feb. May
Code 1986P 1986r1 19861 1986M MayP Apr.r' Mar. 986P 1986 1986' 1 l986 1985

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.. 86,317 86,942 86,798 87,383 -0.7

Durable goods industries............ 51,390 51,864 51,688 51,921 -0.9
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,773 1,759 1,721 1,746 +0.8
Primary metals.................... 4,788 4,835 4,776 4,950 -1.0
Fabricated metal products.......... 7,119 7,110 7,159 7,192 +0.1
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,283 10,506 10,427 10,785 -2.1
Electrical Machinery.............. 7,902 7,825 7,911 7,789 +1.0
Transportation equipment........... 11,475 11,682 11,552 11,313 -1.8
Instruments and related products.. 2,685 2,663 2,669 2,656 +0.8

All other durable goods............ 5,365 5,484 5,473 5,490 -2.2

Nondurable goods industries.......... 34,927 35,078 35,110 35,462 -0.4
Food and kindred products......... 7,506 7,522 7,297 7,324 -0.2
Tobacco products.................. 2,657 2,646 2,760 2,740 +0.4
Textile mill products............. 2,052 2,123 2,094 2,073 -3.3
Paper and allied products.......... 4,862 4,841 4,912 4,882 +0.4
Chemicals and allied products..... 7,883 7,738 7,727 7,926 +1.9
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,645 1,849 1,884 2,088 -11.0
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,266 2,271 2,352 2,301 -0.2

All other nondurable goods......... 6,056 6,088 6,084 6,128 -0.5

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. 104,402 104,615 105,157 104,323 -0.2

Durable goods industries............ 90,654 90,825 91,236 90,125 -0.2
Stone, clay, and glass products... 730 737 768 751 -0.9
Primary metals.................... 6,981 7,026 7,282 7,043 -0.6
Fabricated metal products.......... 6.905 7,001 6,832 6,842 -1.4
Machinery, except electrical...... 15,417 15,800 16,087 16,109 -2.4
Electrical Machinery.............. 19,843 19,759 19,556 19,568 +0.4
Transportation equipment........... 33,533 33,212 33,294 32,452 +1.0
Instruments and related products.. 4,044 3,972 4,033 3,949 +1.8

All other durable goods............ 3,201 3,318 3,384 3,411 -3.5

Nondurable goods industries.......... 13,748 13,790 13,921 14,198 -0.3
Food and kindred products.......... 1,593 1,641 1,666 1,632 -2.9
Tobacco products.................. 247 289 223 261 -14.5
Textile mill products............. 1,994 1,935 1,932 1,896 +3.0
Paper and allied products.......... 1,116 1,116 1,122 1,117 0.0
Chemicals and allied products..... 3,397 3,410 3,377 3,369 -0.4
Petroleum and coal products....... 868 856 951 1,140 +1.4
Rubber and plastics products....... 1,205 1,165 1,221 1,263 +3.4

All other nondurable goods......... 3,328 3,378 3,429 3,520 -1.5

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.. 87,713 87,801 87,616 87,530 -0.1

Durable goods industries............ 45,500 45,342 45,409 45,598 +0.3
Stone, clay, and glass products... 3,052 3,055 3,087 3,049 -0.1
Primary metals.................... 5,164 5,175 5,162 5,288 -0.2
Fabricated metal products......... 4,874 4,961 4,935 4,851 -1.8
Machinery, except electrical...... 12,426 12,103 12,503 12,391 +2.7
Electrical Machinery.............. 6,249 6,246 6,077 6,095 0.0
Transportation equipment........... 5,115 5,136 5,050 5,166 -0.4
Instruments and related products.. 2,814 2,828 2,831 2.930 -0.5

All other durable goods............ 5,806 5,838 5,764 5,828 -0.5

Nondurable goods Industries.......... 42,213 42,459 42,207 41,932 -0.6
Food and kindred products.......... 11,978 12,069 11,985 12,042 -0.8
Tobacco products.................. 278 288 284 315 -3.5
Textile mill products............. 2,613 2,564 2,583 2,585 +1.9
Paper and allied products......... 3,796 3,806 3,747 3,726 -0.3
Chemicals and allied products..... 10,227 10,483 10,450 10,139 -2.4
Petroleum and coal products........ 3,795 3,560 3,601 3,688 +6.6
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,878 2,886 2,876 2,914 -0.3

All other nondurable goods......... 6,648 6,803 6.681 6,523 -2.3


PPrellminary. rRevised.


+0.2 -0.7 86,502 87,205 87,047 87,841

+0.3 -0.4 51,353 51,679 51,497 52,006
+2.2 -1.4 1,764 1,759 1,723 1,747
+1.2 -3.5 4,671 4,677 4,680 4,951
-0.7 -0.5 7,163 7,172 7,230 7,212
+0.8 -3.3 10,390 10,554 10,374 10,800
-1.1 +1.6 7,947 7,905 7,838 7,748
+1.1 +2.1 11,520 11,637 11,624 11,419
-0.2 +0.5 2,688 2,673 2,663 2,625

+0.2 -0.3 5,210 5,302 5,365 5,504

-0.1 -1.0 35,149 35,526 35,550 35,835
+3.1 -0.4 7,458 7,635 7,492 7,583
-4.1 +0.7 2,625 2,732 2,834 2,888
+1.4 +1.0 2,120 2,159 2,145 2,091
-1.4 +0.6 4,864 4,879 4,921 4,854
+0.1 -2.5 7,956 7,808 7,813 7,963
-1.9 -9.8 1,753 1,903 1,883 2,044
-3.4 +2.2 2,286 2,309 2,342 2,271

+0.1 -0.7 6,087 6,101 6,120 6,141



-0.5 +0.8 105,280 105,386 105,565 104,589

-0.5 +1.2 91,399 91,465 91,696 90,458
-4.0 +2.3 758 769 806 791
-3.5 +3.4 7,062 7,070 7,216 7,065
+2.5 -0.1 7,085 7,140 6,948 6,867
-1.8 -0.1 15,562 15,904 16,070 16,133
+1.0 -0.1 20,096 19,881 19,612 19,505
-0.2 +2.6 33,529 33,351 33,601 32,724
-1.5 +2.1 4,087 4,024 4,049 3,944

-2.0 -0.8 3,220 3,326 3,394 3,429

-0.9 -2.0 13,881 13,921 13,869 14,131
-1.5 +2.1 1,591 1,643 1,692 1,683
+29.6 -14.6 193 224 208 258
+0.2 +1.9 2,006 1,952 1,950 1,933
-0.5 +0.4 1,131 1,114 1,110 1,104
+1.0 +0.2 3,459 3,438 3,387 3,375
-10.0 -16.6 900 895 946 1,092
-4.6 -3.3 1,182 1,189 1,211 1,235

-1.5 -2.6 3,419 3,466 3,365 3,451



+0.2 +0.1 89,147 88,767 87,736 87,944

-0.1 -0.4 46,911 46,347 45,938 45,918
-1.0 +1.2 3,197 3,178 3,177 3,149
+0.3 -2.4 5,353 5,378 5,275 5,326
+0.5 +1.7 5,040 5,089 4,999 4,961
-3.2 +0.9 12,654 12,183 12,515 12,396
+2.8 -0.3 6,510 6,403 6.143 6,032
+1.7 -2.2 5,181 5,168 5,071 5,230
-0.1 -3.4 2,931 2,890 2,796 2,890

+1.3 -1.1 6,045 6,058 5,962 5,934

+0.6 +0.7 42,236 42,420 41,798 42,026
+0.7 -0.5 11,215 11,392 11,431 11,926
+1.4 -9.8 288 319 303 316
-0.7 -0.1 2,733 2,633 2,617 2,630
+1.6 +0.6 4,010 3,970 3,796 3,749
+0.3 +3.1 10,271 10,714 10,587 10,369
-1.1 -2.4 3,564 3,416 3,464 3,730
+0.3 -1.3 3,064 3,095 3,049 2,985

+1.8 +2.4 7,091 6,881 6,551 6,321


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


91,008

54,646
1,860
5,607
7,229
11,837
8,600
11,295
2,773

5,445

36,362
7,483
2,891
2,158
4,814
8,234
2,116
2,067


104,861

90,373
821
7,797
6,879
16,480
18,945
31,578
4,206

3,667

14,488
1,652
183
1,965
1,156
3,604
1,332
1,156

3,440



91,531

48,673
3,371
5,846
5,097
13,489
6,982
5,213
2,868

5,807







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/lhipments ratio1

Industry
SIC May Apr. Mar. Feb. May Apr. Mar. Feb.
Code 1986P 1986r 198 1986 1986P 1986r 1986 1986

All manufacturing industries............. 1.44 1.42 1.46 1.42 3.45 3.39 3.50 3.43

Durable goods industries....................... 1.80 1.76 1.83 1.78 4.22 4.14 4.27 4.17
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.12 1.09 1.17 1.13 0.59 0.59 0.66 0.63
33 Primary metals............................... 1.71 1.68 1.75 1.70 1.93 1.99 2.10 2.04
34 Fabricated metal products........ .......... 1.32 1.31 1.38 1.32 1.47 1.46 1.53 1.51
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.27 2.14 2.25 2.32 3.55 3.36 3.52 3.68
36 Electrical machinery........................ 2.19 2.18 2.07 2.11 5.34 5.38 5.17 5.23
37 Transportation equipment..................... .1.88 1.82 1.99 1.75 10.99 10.64 11.58 10.38
38 Instruments and related products ............ 2.06 2.05 2.08 2.03 1.85 1.83 1.86 1.86

Nondurable goods industries..................... 1.02 1.02 1.03 1.01 0.49 0.49 0.50 0.50
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.82 0.84 0.85 0.84 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................ 1.53 2.05 1.52 1.84 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products......................... 1.54 1.48 1.54 1.47 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.10 1.09 1.16 1.13 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.25 1.18 1.26 1.18 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.51 0.51 0.50 0.50 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products.................. 1.57 1.57 1.64 1.62 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. rRevised. (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

Year All May Year All May Year All May Year All May
indusryago Maya 1985- ago Maya 1985- ago Mays 1985-
SIC May 1981- Apr. May 1981- Apr. May 1981- Apr. May 1981- Apr.
Code 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986


All manufacturing industries.

Durable goods industries...........
32 Stone, clay, and glass products..
33 Primary metals....................
34 Fabricated metal products........
35 Machinery, except electrical.....
36 Electrical machinery.............
37 Transportation equipment.........
38 Instruments and related products.

Nondurable goods industries........
20 Food and kindred products........
21 Tobacco products ...............
22 Textile mill products..........
26 Paper and allied products........
28 Chemicals and allied product.....
29 Petroleum and coal products......
30 Rubber and plastics products.....

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense.......................
Defense..........................


0.1 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
0.0 0.3 1.2 0.0 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.5 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.3
0.6 0.5 0.8 0.4 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
1.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.6
0.1 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
0.2 0.5 0.9 1.2 0.9 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
0.4 0.2 0.3 0.3 2.3 1.3 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
0.6 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.8 1.4 0.5 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.4 0.4

0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.2
0.3 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.7 0.3
0.0 1.0 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.1 0.1
0.7 0.4 1.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.0 0.3 1.0
0.2 0.5 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.2 0.3 0.2
0.8 0.6 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.4 0.4
0.2 0.8 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.3 1.5 0.8
1.7 0.9 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.7 0.6 0.7


0.1 0.6 0.7 0.3 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
1.9 1.0 0.8 0.4 1.1 3.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.3


(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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