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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


oc manufacturers' Shipments,

W Inventories, and Orders

.S. November 1986

U.S. Department o mmerce 9, M3-1(86)-11
BUREAU OF THE C S / For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Friday, January 2, 1987

are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in November
increased $7.9 billion or 4.1 percent to $200.4 billion.
The increase was largely attributable to large defense
orders and orders for nondurable goods.
Shipments of manufactured goods increased $2.0 billion or
1.0 percent to $198.2 billion. Nondurable goods increased
2.6 percent; durable goods declined 0.2 percent. Unfilled
orders for manufactured goods increased $2.2 billion or 0.6
percent to $367.1 billion. About two-thirds of the increase
resulted from defense orders. Excluding defense, the orders
backlog was up 0.2 percent.

Inventories held by manufacturers increased $0.6 billion or
0.2 percent in November to $276.6 billion. Both the durable
and nondurable goods sectors were up 0.2 percent. By stage
of fabrication, the inventory increase was concentrated in
finished goods, which were up 1.4 percent. Materials and
supplies decreased 0.2 percent and work in process declined
0.4 percent.

NEW ORDERS. Over two-thirds of the $7.9 billion increase in
manufacturers' orders occurred in the durable goods sector.
Orders for durable goods were up $5.7 billion or 5.5 percent
to $109.3 billion, following a 4.7 percent decline in
October. Both months were heavily influenced by orders for
defense capital goods. Excluding defense, durable goods
orders in November were up 0.3 percent and in October down
1.3 percent.
Within the major industry categories, the largest increases
were in transportation equipment, up $4.2 billion or 15.9
percent to $30.3 billion, and nonelectrical machinery, up
$1.9 billion or 12.2 percent to $17.1 billion. Defense
orders caused the increase in transportation equipment;
excluding defense, transportation equipment orders were down
6.3 percent. Increases within the nonelectrical machinery
category were widespread with the largest in engines and
turbines and office and computing equipment.

New orders for nondurable goods increased $2.2 billion or
2.5 percent to $91.1 billion. The largest industry
increases were in petroleum and tobacco products.


SHIPMENTS. The increase in November in manufacturers'
shipments resulted from increases in nondurable goods
industries. In total, nondurables were up $2.3 billion or
2.6 percent to $91.0 billion. Nearly half of the increase
was in the petroleum products industries, up $0.9 billion or
9.2 percent to $11.1 billion; petroleum has been on a sharp
downward trend during most of this year.

Shipments of durable goods in November decreased $0.3
billion or 0.2 percent to $107.2 billion. The largest
decline was in transportation equipment, down $0.6 billion
or 2.1 percent to $27.7 billion; most of the decrease was in
motor vehicle and parts. The largest increase was in
elect ical machinery, up $0.7 billion or 4.2 percent to
$17.6 billion.

UNFILLED ORDERS. About three-fourths of unfilled orders
held by manufacturers are for capital goods. In November,
the backlog of orders for capital goods increased $2.4
billion or 0.9 percent to $281.5 billion; $1.7 billion of
that increase was in the defense category. Unfilled orders
for nondefense capital goods increased $0.7 billion or 0.6
percent to $131.7 billion; the aircraft and parts industry
accounted for most of the increase. Unfilled orders for
noncapital goods industries were unchanged from October.

INVENTORIES. The increase in durable goods inventories in
November of 0.2 percent was mostly in transportation
equipment, largely motor vehicles and parts. In nondurable
goods, also up 0.2 percent, increases in chemicals and
rubber and plastics more than offset a decline in food
products.

The inventory to shipments ratio in November was 1.40, in
October 1.41, and September 1.41.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for December is scheduled for release on January 27,
1987 at 8:30 a.m. and the full report on February 3, 1987 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 or (301) 763-2512.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is also
available on the date of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATA'". The online version of the report can
be read from a terminal screen, printed on- or off-line, or copied to a computer file for future use. CENDATA is available from Dialog
Information Services, Inc. (800/334-2564). Further information about accessing CENDATA can be obtained from Dialog. The CENDATA
Staff at the Bureau of the Census (301/763-2074) can provide content information and general guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA.
DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.


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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date

SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Sept.- Au.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug.
Code 1986P 1986r 198 1986 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1986P 1986' 1986 1986 1986P 1985

All manufacturing Industries 198,232 196,202 196,281 193,305 +1.0 0.0 +1.5 195,402 201,296 207,008 190,795 2,152,612 2,149,007

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................ 111,362 110,360 109,570 107,264 +0.9 +0.7 +2.1 110,336 113,145 115,565 105,573 1,191,531 1.164,875


Durable goods industries.......... 107.185 107,443 10,027 104,154 -0.2 +1.3 +1.8 105,256 110,545 111.768 100,573
With unfilled orders.......... 88150 87,215 86,218 84,714 +1.1 +1.2 +1.8 86,992 89,049 91,180 82,606
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,968 4,978 4,941 4,760 -0.2 +0.7 +3.8 4,872 5,277 5,396 5,066
Glass containers.............. 449 450 415 424 -0.2 +8.4 -2.1 415 459 430 459
Primary metals.................. 9.579 9,770 9,644 9.358 -2.0 +1.3 +3.1 9,058 9,772 9,734 9,183
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,662 3,890 3,833 3,638 -5.9 +1.5 +5.4 3,461 3,828 3,756 3,543
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,697 4,673 4,683 4,601 +0.5 -0.2 +1.8 4,425 4,706 4,856 4,527
Fabricated metal products....... 14,092 14,397 14,266 13,910 -2.1 +0.9 +2.6 13,754 15,037 15,046 14,160
Metal cans, barrels, and drums 895 904 837 920 -1.0 +8.0 -9.0 760 859 947 1,o87
Machinery, except electrical.... 16,901 16,750 16,597 16,433 +0.9 +0.9 +1.0 16,580 16,619 17,639 15,216
Engines and turbines........ 1,287 1,264 1,249 1,159 +1.8 +1.2 +7.8 1,182 1,176 1,313 1,063
Farm machinery and equipment.. 718 647 730 835 +11.0 -11.4 -12.6 631 736 754 680
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,661 2,434 2,319 2,498 +9.3 +5.0 -7.2 2,648 2,478 2.472 2,276
Metalworking machinery........ 939 961 918 787 -2.3 +4.7 +16.6 897 1,031 1,003 738
General industrial machinery.. 1,478 1,510 1,463 1,319 -2.1 +3.2 +10.9 1,425 1,575 1,491 1,327
Office and computing machines. 3,896 4,001 4.256 4,018 -2.6 -6.0 +5.9 4,176 3,753 4,775 3,717
Electrical machinery............ 17,627 16,909 17,258 16.883 +4.2 -2.0 +2.2 17,632 17,240 18,362 16,375
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........ 2153 2,135 2,129 2,143 +0.8 +0.3 -10.7 2,086 2,068 2,298 2,069
Household appliances.......... 1,640 1,667 1,598 1,515 -1.6 +4.3 +5.5 1,497 1,712 1,750 1,609
Radio and TV................. 1,168 1,213 1,203 1,166 -3.7 +0.8 +3.2 1,205 1,363 1,421 1,139
Conmanication equipment...... 6,087 5,467 5,973 5,791 +11.3 -8.5 +3.1 6,060 5,434 6,076 5,487
Electronic components......... 3,388 3.299 3,280 3,347 +2.7 +0.6 -2.0 ,395 ,279 ,487 3,27 0 ,4
Transportation equipment........ 27,743 28,334 27,082 26,855 -2.1 +4.6 +0.8 27,377 29,316 28,114 24,095
Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,229 17,720 17,777 16,970 -2.8 -0.3 +4.8 16,854 18,919 18,404 14,949
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,815 8,878 7,720 8,163 -0.7 +15.0 -5.4 8,969 8,740 8,202 7,563
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 735 684 648 754 +7.5 +5.6 -14.1 730 681 h56 728
Instruments and related products 4,867 4,823 4.568 4,727 +0.9 +5.6 -3.4 4,885 4,959 4,942 4,6511
Scientific and engineering
instruments................. 3,184 3,094 2,919 3,169 +2.9 +6.0 -7.9 ),092 3,094 3,147 3.106
Photographic goods............ 1,504 1,555 1,492 1,399 -3.3 +4.2 +6.6 1,618 1,675 1,622 1,381


1,162,670 1,142,276
943.846 931,529
54,890 53, 93
4,789 4,493
1085,94 116,590
41,928 48.574


51,409
157,025
10,211
186,181
13,473
8,852

10,515
9,61)7
16,15'
42,774
179,367


23,213
b,656
12,019
59.476
16,374
100,362
194,926
R8,1I10


54,112
155,771
1I ,542
193,716
13.628
9,645

30,725
9,489
15,460
49,419
169,277


22,828
15,812
10 .176
56,286
15,982
287,49'
199.194
80.123


32
322
33
331
333-9

34
341
35
351
352
353

354
356
357
36
361,2


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

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39



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

283,4
29
30
23,27,
31


All other durable goods......... 11,408 11,482 11,671 11,228 -0.6 -1.6 +3.9 11,098 12,125 12,535 11,828


Nondurable goods industries....... 91,047 88,759 90,254 89,151 +2.6 -1.7 +1.2 90.146 90,751 95,240 90.222
With unfilled orders............ 23,212 23,145 23,352 22,550 +0.3 -0.9 +3.6 23,344 24, 96 24,385 22,967
Food and kindred products....... 26,782 26,469 26,552 26,286 +1.2 -0.3 +1.0 26,581 27,172 28,307 26,268
Meat products................. 6,161 6,164 6,127 6,102 0.0 *0.6 +0.4 6,118 6,398 6,262 B,33O
Beverages................... 3,935 3,931 3,997 4,013 +0.1 -1.7 -1.4 3,691 3,982 4.02 4.29
Fats and oils................ 1,103 1,092 1,073 1,077 +1.0 +1.8 -11.4 1,14 109 1, 88 1,05
All other foods............... 12,150 11,900 12,095 11,723 +2.1 -1.6 +3.2 12,199 12,340 1,571 11.25
Tobacco products................ 2,038 1,486 1,815 1,781 +37.1 -18.1 +1.9 2,052 1,508 2, 13 1,882
Textile mill products........... 4,801 4,793 4,693 4,618 +0.2 +2.1 +1.6 4,669 5,002 5,0 7 4,R2
Paper and allied products........ 9,583 9,397 9,515 9,299 +2.0 -1.2 +2.3 9,227 9,479 9,7 0 9,485
Pulp, paper etc............... 4,047 4,086 4,077 3,929 -1.0 +0.2 +3.8 3,993 4, 4,115 3,957
Paperboard containers......... 1,824 1,790 1,855 1,838 +1.9 -3.5 +0.9 1,773 1,896 1,914 1,884
All other paper products...... 3,712 3,521 3,583 3.532 +5.4 -1.7 +1.4 3,461 3,531 3,675 1. 44
Chemicals and allied products... 18,067 17,903 17,949 18,060 +0.9 -0.3 -0.6 17,016 17,161 18,767 17',51
Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 6,175 5,952 5,958 5,937 +3.7 -0.1 +0.4 5,897 5,684 5,982 5.80
Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 5,160 5,239 5,249 5,153 -1.5 -0.2 +1.9 4,969 5.155 6,162 5,189
Petroleum and coal products..... 11,146 10,203 10,718 10,880 +9.2 -4.8 -1.5 11,158 10,306 11,006 11,02
Rubber and plastics products.... 4.103 3,995 3,984 3,804 +2.7 +0.3 +4.7 3,991 4,257 4,250 1.9.5

All other nondurable goods..... 14,527 14,513 15,028 14,423 +0.1 -3.4 +4.2 15,412 15,866 16,126 15.221

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,597 13,461 14,107 13,631 +1.0 -4.6 +1.5 11,904 14,952 15,891 14.,s
Consumer staples................. 38,125 37,419 38,088 37,280 +1.9 -1.8 +2.2 38,1899 1,19 40.99 3".41.
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 11,254 30,486 29,735 30,631 +2.5 +2.5 -2.9 3I, 1111 11.611 283.16
Automotive equipment. ......... 19,323 19,861 19,696 18,831 -2.7 +0.8 +4.6 186,0 210,84 2.11 I X6,2
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 18,166 18,623 18,346 17,685 -1.4 +1.5 +1.7 17,814. 1,501 1,9n I1R.6 1
Other materials. supplies, and
intermediate products ........... 77,567 76,352 76,309 75,247 +1.6 +0.1 +1.4 75.'65 77,0 '8, '.,;I

-Supplesatary seriae:2
Capital goods industries........ 16.599 35,730 34,768 14.928 +2.4 +2.8 -0.5 16h.682 15.5 136,8 31.
lond*efatne. ................. 27,905 27,722 27,081 27,284 +0.7 +2.4 -0.7 27,941 27.50 28.805 25.425
Detfene....................... 8,694 8,008 7,687 7,644 +8.6 +4.2 *+0. 8,71 8.1X 8.55 10


989.942
247,685
284,666
34..,!

44,171
11,691
1.8,861
19,17.
50,194

4.508
2, 159
17.601
196.652


1L?2. S O1 .1 h


147.085
36 ,60


218,944


13,.267


29.?1 2 171,495

6a. i 6,121


Household durable goods


See footnotes at end of table 2.


7,643 .,9S8

3351,619 51,675
11,604 1i ,*8
is,0H( 9 15 I.69


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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally ad)ustedi

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Ag. ct. pt. Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 1986P 1985

All manufacturing industries 200,421 192,502 199,399 192,836 +4.1 -3.5 +3.4 195,866 199,388 208,321 186,986 2,151,717 2,151,245

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 113,551 106,660 112,688 106,795 +6.5 -5.3 +5.5 110,800 111,237 116,878 101,764 1,190,636 1,167,112

Durable goods Industries.......... 109,273 103,569 108,723 103,845 +5.5 -4.7 +4.7 105,808 108,623 112,745 96,996 1,161,247 1,144,36]
With unfilled orders.......... 90,238 83,341 88,914 84,405 +8.3 -6. +5.3 87,544 87,127 92,157 79,029 942,423 935,616
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,918 4,958 4,960 4,787 -0.8 0.0 +3.6 4,804 5,200 5,359 5,028 54,774 53,177
33 Primary metals............... 9,501 9,713 9,842 10,245 -2.2 -1.3 -3.9 9,067 9,516 9,588 9,929 107,878 117,110
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,717 3,677 4,212 4.488 +1.1 -12.7 -6.1 3,579 3,561 3,903 4,342 43,925 49,095
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals................... 4,757 4,651 4,504 4,557 +2.3 +3. -1.2 4,482 4,499 4,589 4,490 50,353 53,772
34 Fabricated metal products....... 14,316 14,217 14,051 13,702 +0.7 +1.2 +2.5 13,703 14,524 14,759 13,859 155,585 154,565
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 17,092 15,231 16,523 16,603 +12.2 -7.8 -0.5 16,718 15,819 17,091 15,168 181,855 193,193
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,198 727 1,541 900 +64.8 -52.8 +71.2 973 1,128 1,51 952 12,904 13,478
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,666 2,375 2,170 2,517 +12.3 +9.4 -13.8 2,667 2,415 2,320 2.220 28,928 31,088
354 Metalworking machinery ....... 868 796 980 693 +9.0 -18.8 +41.4 822 882 967 750 9,244 10,149
356 General industrial machinery.. 1,516 1,473 1,416 1,303 +2.9 +4.0 +8.7 1,455 1,567 1,386 1,315 16,043 15,161
357 Office and computing machines. 4,109 3,537 3,868 4.735 +16.2 -.6 18.3 4,419 3,138 4,267 3,938 41,444 49,161
36 Electrical machinery............ 16,872 17,083 17,672 15,952 -1.2 -3.3 +10.8 16,167 17,301 18,612 15,533 180,506 172.360
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
Industrial apparatus....... 2,025 2,198 2,228 2,131 -7.9 -1.3 +4.6 1.944 2,129 2,363 2,082 22,923 22,440
363 Household appliances.......... 1,616 1,667 1,653 1,516 -3.1 +0.8 +9.0 1,468 1,652 1,778 1,609 16,617 15,835
365 Radio and TV................ 1,235 1,410 1,280 1,140 -12.4 +10.2 +12.3 1,201 1,351 1,496 1,212 12,072 10,263
366 Communication equipment....... 5,617 5,709 6,341 5,264 -1.6 1.0 +20.5 5,198 5,801 6,706 5,014 62,296 63,346
367 Electronic components......... 3,157 3,006 3,059 3,014 +5.0 -1.7 +1.5 2,96( 3,020 2,944 2,808 34,739 32,325
37 Transportation equipment........ 30.272 26,115 28,964 26,704 +15.9 -9.8 +8.5 29,657 29,317 29,772 21,096 304,170 287,504
372.b Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 12,569 6,783 9,530 8,525 +85.3 -28.8 +11.8 11.796 8,724 9,872 5.219 92,478 84,198
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ -352 317 774 550 -211.0 -59.0 +40.7 358 347 739 358 7,448 6,114
38 Instruments and related products 4,747 4,843 4,843 4,607 -2.0 0.0 +5.1 4,715 4,901 5,159 4,532 51,400 51,887
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,555 11,409 11,868 11,245 +1.3 -3.9 +5.5 11),977 12,045 12,405 11,851 125,079 114,567

Nondurable goods industries....... 91,148 88,933 90,676 88,991 +2.5 -1.9 +1.9 90,058 90,765 95,576 89,990 990,470 1,006,882
With unfilled orders............ 23,313 23,319 23,774 22,390 0.0 -1.9 +6.2 23,256 24,110 24,721 22,735 248,213 231,496

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,705 13,624 14,332 13,755 +0.6 -4.9 +4.2 13,709 14,648 15,798 14,979 151,888 147,606
Consumer staples................ 38,169 37,420 38,044 37,231 +2.0 -1.6 +2.2 38,197 38,363 40,924 37,331 405,938 380,740
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive............. 32,615 26,930 30,473 30,501 +21.1 -11.6 -0.1 32,126 29,552 32,106 25,994 329,417 332,679
Automotive equipment............ 19,246 20,091 19,681 18,533 -4.2 +2.1 +6.2 18,555 21,428 20,285 16,57' 215,676 209,608
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 18,163 18,476 18,250 17,577 -1.7 +1.2 +3.8 17,519 19,148 19,478 18,449 200,568 191,050
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 78,523 75,961 78,619 75,239 +3.4 -3.4 +4.5 75,760 76,249 79,730 73,657 848,230 889,562

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods Industries........ 39,045 31,913 37,060 34,657 +22.3 -13.9 +6.9 38,261 34,680 38,715 29,497 381,778 378,133
Nondefense.................... 28,647 26,912 28,222 26,325 +6.4 -4.6 +7.2 28,218 28,120 29,027 24,264 294,229 293.971
Defense....................... 10,398 5,001 8,838 8,332 +107.9 -43.4 +6.1 10,043 6,560 9,688 5,233 87,549 84,162

Household durable goods
industries................... 7,292 7,333 7,707 7,235 -0.6 -4.9 +6.5 6,967 7,603 8,443 7,610 78,106 72,205

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 adjustedl

dusty End of month Percent change End of month
Industry

SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Nov.
Code 1986P 1986r 1986 1986 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1986P 1986b 1986 1986 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 367,08h 364,897 3b6,597 365,479 +0.6 -1.0 +0.9 360,465 360,001 361.909 360,596 355.178


Durable goods Industries............
Stone, clay, and glass products...
Primary metals...................
Blast furnaces, steel mills.....
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.....................
Fabricated metal products.........
Machinery, except electrical......
Engines and turbine.............
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment ...
Metalworking machinery..........
General industrial machinery....
Office and computing machines...
Electrical machinery..............
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
Industrial apparatus..........
Household appliances...........
Radio and TV.................
Comnmnlcation equlpment.........
Electronic components...........
Transportat on equipment..........
Aircraft, missiles, and parts..
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles..................
Instruments and related products..

All other durable goods.........

Nondurable goods Indlstr es.........


355,713
2,624
19,293
9,411


313,625
2,674
19,371
9,3S6


6,015 5,955
19,004 18,780
55,050 54,865
14,192 14,281


4,778
3,471
4, 169
I 7,992
83,946


5,491
379
028
61, 115
14,688
101,616
138,536


4, 71
3, 44

17, 779
84, 711


5,619

,585
hi, 0908
14,919
159,87
134,782,


357,499
2,694
19,428
9,569

5,977
18,960
h, 184
14,818

4,812
3,709
4,168
18,243
84,.27


5, 55h
4103
3h4
hi, 141
1 ,212
I.1,30'
1h.,877


354,803
2,075
19.230
9,190

6,156
19,175
56,458
14,526

4,981
3,647
4,215
18,631
84,113


5,457
348
287
60,975
15,413
159,424
135,067


-0.4 -2.9
-0.9 -1.1
-2.7 -0.1
-3.6 +2.0

-1.2 -3.0
-4.4 +1.7
-0.9 -1.1
-2.5 -2.1
+0.2 +o.5


349,468
2,517
18,414
8,903

5,690
18,517
54,725
14.458

4,730
3.515
4,116
17,560
2, 580


5,451
)18
491
,353
14,315
158,9B 9
135.900


348,916
2,585
18,405
8,785

5,633
18,568
54,587
14,667

4,711
3,590
4,106
17,317
84,045


5,593
347
495
61,215
14,770
156,703
133,071


350,838
2,662
18,661
9,052

5,840
19,081
55,387
14,715

4,774
3,739
4,114
17,732
83,984





507
o60,848
15,029
15,702
133,089


349,861
2,699
18,807
8,905

6,107
19,368
55,935
14,518

4,926
3,775
4,219
1 ,240
83,734


5,467
379
432
60,218
15,572
155,044
131.4 19


345, 114
2,481
19,024
8,923


6,25S
4,11,7
4, 3h2

17,998


32
1 t

339
113-9

34
35
151


t5S
750
)57











1711,95
iii
i6
167

il,h0
37)11,95

)7
(9,


11, 17 11,272


+1.h +4. 10,99' 1I1, 85 ll, I? I ),715 i ,(o.O


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............
Consumer staples....,.............
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................
Automotive equipment ............
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products.......
Other materials, supplies, mid
intermediate products...........

Supplementary series:
Capital goods industries..........
Nondefense......................
Defense.... ............ ........

Household durable goods


Iee footnotes at end of table 2.


4,Si3 4, ,45 82 7, l +1.4 + 1. 7 +5.4 .lOh 4, 101 4, h5 .4698
728 684 h8a 727 +6.4 +0.1 -6.1 711 703 719 714


230,9,5 229,584
5,392 '1,469


11,411 11,61h 11,761

l1 ,955 112,999 11, 190


81, 525 2 1,0 79
131 .714 13i 972
149,811 14 1|o7


23;,140 232,402 +(.h
5,219 5,254 -1.4


11,859 -I.


2' ,89b 2 80,60h4 *).9
i I7 72 13)0,hal +0.6
151,114 149.90 3 *I.2


-1.5 +0. 228R,'050 i 26,974 227,715 227,262 223,615
+4.4 -0.3 5, t22 .,47 5, 103 5,149 5,5s

-1.2 -O.8 II,1 1 tl,4 76 1I, 29 12,020 11.978

-0. +2. 1 III, 9 11 ,i 111, 9 8 !0 .71 109,.3


-1.1 +0.8 1 ,710 276, i7 2'7,999 27S,I14
-0. +0.9 I1i,22 I1, a 1 } i \1 30 ,2 9
-2.) +0. 146, h,,4 ,8 4 1*', *I4,q 14


9., 09


17,315 18 1 ,41)1 1,770 18,b4 -5.9 -2., +0. 17. 392 17, 764 18,098 18,015 17,983
8,5 11 8,011 8,h11 8,31 -1.4 +0.2 +3.3 8,396 8,56h 8, 8,4 407 8,52h

5,o63 5,516 5,589 5,392 +2.7 -1.3 +3. 7 0 5,8 ,457 .37 ,8 '93











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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl

Indu End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Nov.
Code 1986P 1986 1986 19 186 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1986P1 1986r 1986 1986 1985

All manufacturing industries.. 276,588 276,007 276,574 277,471 +0.2 -0.2 -0.3 275,368 275.619 275,097 277,799 280,930


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................... 193,518 193,858 194,469 194,689 -0.2

Durable goods Industries........... 185,742 185,358 186,102 186,045 +0.2
With unfilled orders ............ 19,981 170,325 17(,885 171,148 -0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products... 5,572 5,480 5,529 5,673 +1.7
322 Glass containers............... 672 652 644 631 +3.1
33 Primary metals.................. 15,479 15,514 15,855 16,212 -0.2
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ..... .317 6,272 6,515 6,805 +0.7
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 8,029 8,079 8,140 8,208 -0.6
34 Fabricated metal products......... 18,614 18,533 18,734 18,511 +0.4
341 Metal cans, barrels, and drums.. 2,524 2.393 2,460 2,146 +5.5
35 Machinery, except electrical...... 36,737 36,690 36,784 37,055 +0.1
351 Engines and turbines............ 1,980 1,945 1,963 1,981 +1.8
352 Farm machinery and equipment.... 1,704 1,704 1,610 1,657 0.0
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.... 5,754 5,846 5,904 5,780 -1.6
354 Metalworking achinery.......... 2,806 2,745 2,753 2,731 +2.2
356 General industrial machinery.... 1,184 3,202 3,181 3,265 -0.6
357 Office and computing machines... 10,214 10,300 10,294 10,688 -0.8
36 Electrical machinery.............. 34.204 34,361 34,529 34.596 -0.5
361.2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 4,104 4,075 4,137 4,156 +0.7
3bl Household appliances............ 2,410 2,397 2,401 2,382 +0.5
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,017 1,621 1,585 1,622 -0.2
366 Communication equipment....... 15,090 15,084 15,248 15,335 0.0
367 Electronic components........... 5,906 6,041 6,021 6,030 -2.2
37 Transportation equipment.......... 50927 50,702 50,804 50,037 +0.4
371 Motor vehicles and parts........ 11,013 10,645 10,642 10,674 +3.5
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts... 36,543 36,657 36,662 35,950 -0.3
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................. 1,811 1,781 1,746 1,709 +1.7
38 Instruments and related products.. 9,634 9,704 9.608 9,552 -0.7
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments................. 6,810 6,843 6,784 6,688 -0.5
386 Photographic goods.............. 2,204 2.239 2,195 2,224 -1.6
24,25,
39 All other durable goods........... 14,575 14,374 14,259 14.409 +1.4

Nondurable goods industries......... 90,846 90,649 90,472 91,428 +0.2
With unfilled orders............ 23,537 23,533 23,584 23,541 0.0
20 Food and kindred products........ 21069 21,205 21,054 21,725 -0.6
201 Meat products................... 2,231 2,254 2,318 2,353 -1.0
208 Beverages...................... 3,434 3,385 3,469 3,553 +1.4
207 Fats and oils.................. 953 1,060 1,047 1,036 -10.1
203-6,9 All other foods.............. 12,559 12,667 12,423 13,008 -0.9
21 Tobacco products.................. 3,053 3,034 2,974 2,982 +0.6
22 Textile mill products............. 6,224 6,310 6,197 6,337 -1.4
26 Paper and allied products........ 10,016 9,962 10,065 10,114 +0.5
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc.............. 3,962 3,917 3,906 3,885 +1.1
265 Paperboard containers........... 2,380 2,392 2,411 2,379 -0.5
264 All other paper products........ 3,674 3,653 3,748 3,850 +0.6
28 Chemicals and allied products..... 22,413 22,297 22,141 22,085 +0.5
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments...................... 6,793 6,727 6,658 6,676 +1.0
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.... 7,361 7,368 7,223 7.297 -0.1
29 Petroleum and coal products....... 5,568 5,512 5,478 5,767 +1.0
30 Rubber and plastics products...... 6,308 6,150 6,285 6,314 +2.6
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods........ 16,195 16,179 16,078 16,104 +0.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel............ 22,485 22,359 22,228 22,421 +0.6
Consumer staples.................. 34,271 34,317 33,946 34,706 -0.1
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................ 82,692 82,723 83,062 82,667 0.0
Automotive equipment........... 13,090 12,762 12,937 12,980 +2.6
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products........ 18,542 18,178 18,278 18,479 +2.0
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products ........... 105,508 105,668 106,123 106,220 -0.2

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.......... 96,896 97,135 97,465 96,981 -0.2
Nondefense ..................... 67,831 67,914 68,429 68,515 -0.1
Defense...................... 29.065 29,221 29,036 28,466 -0.5

Household durable goods
industries...................... 11,696 11,591 11,446 11,567 +0.9


-0.3 -0.1 191,957 193,175 193,677 195,505

-0.4 0.0 184,248 184,747 185,275 186,580
-0.3 -0.2 168,869 170,028 170,364 171,749
-0.9 -2.5 5,391 5,306 5,385 5,640
+1.2 +2.1 665 645 629 635
-2.2 -2.2 15.446 15,465 15,790 16,206
-3.7 -4.3 6,412 6,341 6,561 6,866

-0.7 -0.8 7,917 7,974 8,042 8,167
-1.1 +1.2 18,030 18,181 18,375 18,542
-2.7 +14.6 2,135 2,027 2,108 2,077
-0.3 -0.7 36,559 36,595 36,618 37,113
-0.9 -0.9 1,980 1,950 1,925 1,946
+5.8 -2.8 1,629 1,622 1,623 1,650

-1.0 +2.1 5,725 5,805 5,839 5,786
-0.3 +0.8 2,814 2,756 2,736 2,761
+0.7 -2.6 3.155 3,160 3.149 3.226
+0.1 -3.7 10,183 10,393 10,356 10,880
-0.5 -0.2 33,881 34,274 34,378 34,795


-1.5 -0.5 4,108 4,118 4.118 4,168
-0.2 +0.8 2,246 2,282 2,262 2.330
+2.3 -2.3 1,601 1,602 1,645 1,711
-1.1 -0.6 15,034 15,142 15,210 15,379
+0.3 -0.1 5,876 6,023 5,985 6,060
-0.2 +1.5 51,068 51,004 50,832 50,172
0.0 -0.3 11,123 10,877 10,784 10,769
0.0 +2.0 36,517 36,725 36,578 36,099

+2.0 +2.2 1,802 1,791 1,754 1.668
+1.0 +0.6 9,541 9,620 9,600 9,610

+0.9 +1.4 6,776 6,781 6,750 6,681
+2.0 -1.3 2,169 2,237 2,224 2,284

+0.8 -1.0 14,332 14,302 14,297 14,502

+0.2 -1.0 91,120 90,872 89,822 91,219
-0.2 +0.2 23,088 23,147 23,313 23,756
+0.7 -3.1 22,274 22,314 21,332 21,606
-2.8 -1.5 2,291 2,227 2,170 2,219
-2.4 -2.4 3,362 3,344 3,382 3,400
+1.2 +1.1 1,158 1,083 822 854
+2.0 -4.5 13,639 13,832 13,181 13,333
+2.0 -0.3 3,105 3,083 2,956 2,806
-1.4 +0.9 6,070 6.100 6,276 6,323
-1.0 -0.5 9,986 9,841 9,842 10,026
+0.3 +0.5 3,962 3,897 3,832 3,876
-0.8 +1.3 2,359 2,347 2,372 2,377
-2.5 -2.6 3,665 3,597 3,638 3,773
+0.7 +0.3 22,362 22,063 21,675 21,971

+1.0 -0.3 6,773 6,680 6,558 6,683
+2.0 -1.0 7,376 7,280 7,100 7,304
+0.6 -5.0 5,799 5,652 5,567 5.783
-2.1 -0.5 6,133 6,028 6,128 6,178

+0.6 -0.2 15,391 15,791 16,046 16,526


+0.6 -0.9 21,454 21,749 22,041 22,741
+1.1 -2.2 35,179 35,300 34,340 34,682

-0.4 +0.5 82,331 82,668 82,478 82,708
-1.4 -0.3 13,198 12,918 12,992 12,963

-0.5 -1.1 18,185 18,005 18,104 18,436

-0.4 -0.1 105,021 104,979 105,142 106,269


-0.3 +0.5 96.597 97,203 97,095 97,274
-0.8 -0.1 68,006 68,266 68,237 68,713
+0.6 +2.0 28,591 28,937 28,858 28,561


+1.3 -1.0 11,274 11,353 11,376 11,759


See footnotes at end of table 2.


196,489

188,867
173,505
5,536
638
17,969
8,203

8,550
18,764
1,923
39,518
1.924
1,740

6,232
2,778
3,408
12,296
33,228


4,290
2,150
1,344
14,752
5,976
49,779
11,445
35,070

1,547
9,608

6,903
2,110

14,465

92,063
22,984
21,987
2,308
3,304
1,168
13,546
3,300
6,494
9,630
3,703
2,239
3,688
21,624

6,469
6,879
7,774
5,981

15,273


20,854
34,587

84,847
13,830

18,805

108,007


97,400
71,252
26,148


10,743











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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Ind y End ot month Percent change End of month
Industry mot rn cag e

SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. ASi. Nov.
Code 1 986P 1986 1986 1986 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1986P 198i r 1986 197g 1938

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


32
33
34
35
30
31
38
24,25,
39


20
21
22
2
28
29
3U
23,27.
31


All other durable g s........... ),9


, h9 S, 0 + .


Nondurable goods industriest ....... 41,.5 41. 4 1,*8 2 241 ..
Food and kindred products......... 11,* 291 11 1 5 ,987 -.i
Tobacco product s.................. 3)I 329 2h 2 -.
Textile mili producti.............. 2. ,9 2., 2 2
Paper and allied prod ts .......3.. 9 ,4) ,85 ,92 7. -i.
Chemicals and allied products ..... 17,586 ,99 it .08 15.,
Petroleum and soea products....... ,3 71 7i 27, 2 ,. i.s
Rubber and plastic s ptodutl....... ., .,7 2 2,53 St.h

All other nodurahble goodn......... ,R89 ,,,, 7f, ,h ,845 7i.


-0.3 -0.2 8S,62h 85,656 85,69. H6.27

-i. +0.3 50,47 O 50,615 5,5 5 i.
+0.8 -3.6 1,078 1 ,7 06 ) ,7
-0. 2 -0.7 4,h44 4,631 4,.584 *
-2.0 -1.0 6,594 h,052 06,2 h.95'
-1.7 +0.8 10,337 10,311 I O,421 1' ,4
-2.2 +0.2 7,554 7,6 6 7, 71 ,923
-0.8 +3. I l.h31 11,522 11,6 i 17
+0.1 -1.4 2,597 2,635 .2,6h 2,h


+1.5 -1. 5,4 8 5,522 5,387


,792 5.-8a


All manufacturing industries.. 85,987 86,141 86,419 86,562 -0.2

Durable goods industries............ 50,530 50,5l6 51,o52 1 0,78 -.1
Stone, clay, and glass products... 1,693 1,710 1,697 1.751 -1.
Primary metals.................. 4,526 4,557 4,564 4,596 -0.7
Fabricated metal products........ 6,757 6,744 6,880 6.946 +0.2
Machinery, except electrical...... 10,364 10,345 10,524 10,442 +0.2
Electrical Machinery............. 7,680 7,697 1,871 7,855 0.2
Transportation equipment......... 11,599 11, 53 11,625 11,281 +0.
Instruments and related products.. 2,612 2.627 2,625 2,662 -0.

All other durable goods........... 5,299 5, 315 5,26 5, )35 -0.9

Nondurable goods industries....... 35,457 35,158 15,167 35,684 -i.1
Food and kindred products......... 7,958 7,98h 7,845 H,0b9 -1.4
Tobacco products................. 2,426 2, 249 ,419 n+.7
Textile mill products............. 1,863 1,918 1,i 8 1,9 7 .9
Paper and allied products........ 4,980 4,921 o,97b 4.963 +1.2
Chemicals and allied products..... 8,425 8,51i 8,348 8,326 -1.1
Petroleum and coal products....... 1,03 1,652 1,.23 1,684 +0. 7
Rubber and plastics products...... 2,252 2,21 2,265 2,292 +1.7

All other nondurable goods........ 5890 5,961 h,06 5,984 -1.2

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries.. I03,984 104,41 6 1 35 104,177 -0.4

Durable goods industries........... 90,030 905 9,7 098 90,673 -(. 5
Stone, clay, and glass products... 747 71 746 761 +4.8
Primary metals.................. 6,614 b,59i h,746 6,845 +0.3
Fabricated metal products......... 6,941 6,82 n,94 6,76? +1.7
Machinery, except electrical...... 14,425 14,69 14,8o i 15,186 -1.5
Electrical Machinery............. 20, )2 211,45h 20, 1i 20,378 -. .8
Transportation equipment......... 33,078 73,960 34,02 33,523 -0.8
Instruments and related products.. 4, 19 4,n045 4,132 3,948 -0.6

All other durable goods.......... 3,3(04 3,272 1,224 1,266 +1.n

Nondurable goods industries......... 13,954 13905 11,77 13,504 +.4
Food and kindred products......... 1,682 i,hi' 1,hh4 1,669 +0.7
Tobacco products................. 304 297 2S9 276 +2.4
Textile mill products ........... 1,902 1,892 1,902 1,83s +0.5
Paper and allied products....... 1,196 1,186 1,157 1,17 +0.
Chemicals and allied products ..... 3.412 3,479 3,-83 3,351 -2.
Petroleum and coal products....... ?60 769 3i 7758 -1.2
Rubber and plastics products....... 1,272 1,194 ,2 1,169 +6.5

All other nondurable goods...... 3,436 3,st 3,275 +0.5

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturIng industries.. 86,h67 8,45i4 S,5 20 86,714 .1.4

Durable goods industries............ 45,182 '4,290 4,2 44,494 +2.0
Stone, clay, and glass productts... ,12 ,1 )57 ,86 .15 + 2.
Primary metals................... 4,379 4, h4 ,.S45 4, -b.0
Fabricated metal products........4.. 91 4, ,93 *912 4,799 --.9
March nery, except electric l ...... 11,94 II,76 i ,.7 11,42z7 e2.1
Electrical Machinery.......... ... ,2 ) 6, 05 6.3 + 2
Transportation equl pment.......... ,h 3 2 51 ,2 +R.~
Instruments and related products.. ii 7.o2 2, pI 2,942 -1.


PPrelmlinary. TRevRsed.


87, 72


+(0.6 -0.9 5,15 35,t)41 34,ha.3 ,
+1.6 -2.8 8,22 8,019 7 ,4, .
-0.5 0. 2, 57 2,28i 2, 3 2.
+1. -3. i, 79R8 i,80.S 1, 2 I,
-1.1 + i 4,957 4.902 1.9h ,0,
+2.0 +0.. x,261 9, 349 8,319 ,7 1
+1.8 -i.b I,o49 ,40 1,514 i ,5
-2.2 -1.2 2,219 2,210 2,2 ,2

-0.7 +u.4 5 86o 5,829 .O1 2 I ,I




-0.2 +-.4 103, 071 104,80t 3 ,6 2 S o ,,7 4

-0.4 +0. 2 9,6h9 979 9, 7 7h 9 7 7 I
-4.4 -'.i enL 72
4.3 0, 0 0, 01 ,'
-1.7 *..n n,o7 b,73 '75 7,
-1.3 -2.3 '.47, i ,768 .,77 19
+3.5 -. 20. 2 7 2' ,.98 2 .275 2.,. 20
-03.2 +1. 11.,771 34,260 3,3 3H 0


+1.5 -1.3 27 0,2 31 2 7 "


+1.2 +1.7 1 ,975 l ., 13,8 4 .
+0t. -. !,0h 9 7,
+14.7 -n.2 421i h 5 0
-0.:5 +3.06 1,8" i,77' 0
+2. -1.1 ,18 1 8 1,,75
-0. 1 +7.9 ,40, h 7,.
+4.9 -3.1 '0 5 7 *''
-1. +5.5 1, .,

+3.3 +0.9 3,7 1 4 ,4'ih ,17 7.






0.3 8 ,', 79 4.,73 ,.
7- .9 I 3, h 0 2, I9 2,5 ,
-0.1 -1.. S ',I I ,725 I,,0 I 0


2.4 11,510 9 0




-cs. | -- 0 1 ,0 ,+ I 2 ++,, 7'| 02
,. ,, ,' .0 .




7).5 -.. '*,792 I. o7 ,i 3 3
0. 0 ,,3 7,

-e, -l. 2 7,,8 77 7.77

-..1, i 7, 9 9,0 ,2

-I. 0-7 ,i


32
33
34
35
36
17
38
24,25,
39


20


26
28
29
30
23,27,
31


13
33
14
35
36
?


39






26
28
29
20
21.,27,
1











hTable h. RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS INVENTORIEFS To SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRYY (;ROIUP

(Based in seasonally adjusted data)


Al mnaon factrlng industries.............


Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio'


Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Nov. Oct. Sept. Avg.
1986P 1986r 198h 1986 1986P 1986r 1986 1986

1.40 1.41 1.41 1.44 ).10 3.31 3.36 3.41


Durable goods Industries ........ ............ 17 1.73 176 1.79 4.04 4.05 4.15 4.19
2 Stone, clay, and glass product s............. 1.12 1.10 1.12 1.19 0.58 0.59 0.60 0.62
t Primary metals.. .... ................ .... 1. 2 1.59 1.64 1.73 2.01 1.98 2.01 2.05
34 Fabricated metal products... ............... 1.32 1.29 1.31 1. 1 1.44 1.39 1.41 1.48
S Machinery, except electrical................. 2.17 2.19 2.22 2.25 3.40 3.41 3.55 3.62
L Electrical machinery........................ 1.94 2.03 2.0 2.05 4.76 5.01 4.90 4.98
3 Transportation eqlpment ................... .. 1.84 1.79 1.88 1.86 9.84 10.08 10.96 10.73
18 Instruments and related prodt .............. 1.98 2.01 2.10 2.02 1.75 1.79 1.89 1.76

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.00 1.02 1.00 1.03 1.49 0.49 0.48 0.47
S Food and kindred prducts................. .79 0.80 0.79 0.83 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products.... ......... ............. 1.50 2.04 1.64 1.67 (X) (X) (X) (X)
Textile mill products.................... 1.30 1.32 1.3 1.37 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
2o Paper and allied products....... ....... 1.05 1.06 1.06 1.09 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
8 Chemicals and allied products............... 1.24 1.25 1.23 1.22 (X) (X) (X) (X)
9 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.50 0.54 0.51 0.53 (X) (X) () (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products.................. 1.54 1.54 1.58 1.66 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm machin-
erv and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related products;
building paper; die-cut paper and hard; chemicals; petroleum tond 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 Nov. Year All Nov. Year All Nov. Year All Nov.
Sago Novs. 1985- ago Novs. 1985- ago Novs. 1985- ago Novs. 1985-
SIC Nov. 1981- Oct. Nov. 1981- Oct. Nov. 1981- Oct. Nov. 1981- Oct.
Code 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986 1985 1985 1986



All manufacturing industries. ).1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Durable goods industries .......... 0.1 0.2 0.4 .4 0 .4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
12 Stone, clay, and glass products.. 1.1 0.6 1.0 2,0 1.4 1.1 1.8 1.5 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.3
33 Primary metals.................. 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products....... 5 1.1 1.0 1.4 2.0 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.4
15 Machinery, except electrical..... 0.5 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.4 1.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2
3 Electrical machinery............. .9 0.5 0.8 0.3 1.1 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
37 Transportation equipment ........ 0.6 0.3 0.3 1.6 1.1 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1
lT Instruments and related products. 0.1 0.4 1.0 0.1 1.0 1.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3

Nondurable goods industries ........ 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.2
2o Food and kindred products........ 0.8 0.4 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.3
21 Tobacco products............... 0.0 0.0 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.0 0.1
22 Textile mill products........... 1.8 1.3 1.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.9 0.8 1.0
S Paper and allied products....... .8 0.7 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (A) (N A) 0.0 0.2 0.3
28 Chemicals and allied product..... 1.2 0.5 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.6 0.7 0.4
9 Petroleum and coal products...... 1.8 1.1 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X1 0.9 0.8 0.6
Io Rubber and plastics products..... 0.8 0.9 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) .1 0. .6

Capital Goods Industries:
Nondefense....................... 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.7 1.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2
Defense.......................... 0.5 0.8 1.0 2.5 4.0 4.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3 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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Effective with the February 1987 Advance Report on Durable Goods to be issued on March 24, and the
regular Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) report to be issued on March 31, the
following changes in the M3 survey will be implemented:

o Concurrent seasonal adjustment of the M3 data series will begin. Concurrent seasonal
adjustment uses all available unadjusted estimates, including the current month, to
calculate seasonal factors for generating the seasonally adjusted data series. Several
industry categories will no longer be adjusted, due to lack of seasonal variation in the
series. For these series, unadjusted data will be included in both the seasonally adjusted
and unadjusted aggregates.

o Inventory data will be valued on a current cost (or pre-LIFO) basis. Currently, the
inventory data are reported at hook value usin- any generally accepted method of accounting
(FIFO, LIFO, etc.).

o The household durable goods series will be eliminated from the advance report and several
series will be eliminated from the regular report because they do nor meet publication
standards.

o Data for 3 months ago will be replaced by data for the current month I year ago.

o An annual report including data for 1982-1986 will be issued prior to the February advance
report on durable goods. This report will contain revisions to the monthly data to reflect
benchmarking to the 1982 Census of Manufactures and 1983-1985 Annual Surveys of Manufactures,
corrections to monthly data for reports received too late for inclusion in the monthly
publications, and updating of seasonal factors.

Any questions regarding this announcement can be answered by calling (301) 763-2502.


PUBLICATION DATES FOR THE 1987 MONTHLY M3 SURVEY
MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDERS


Advance Report
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T'[,s. Feth. 24
lies., Mtr. 4
Wed., Apr. 22
Fri., May 2?


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Tues., Mar. 11
Thurs., Apr. O3
Tues. Tune 2

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