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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


4 Manufacturers' Shipments,

4?.[ Inventories, and Orders

SFebruary 1987

3. Departm Comme / M3-1(87)-2
REAU OF T l- .^ For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Tuesday, March 31, 1987

TIFigures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


The data presented in this report are consistent with the revised data for 1982-1986 released March 23, 1987 by the
Bureau of the Census. These revisions reflect benchmarking of shipments and inventories for 1982-1985, redefinition of
inventories, adjustment to unfilled orders levels, recalculation of new orders and updating of seasonal adjustment fac-
tors. Beginning with this report, new standards for seasonal adjustment are being implemented. As a result, a number
of series are no longer being adjusted; for these series, the unadjusted data are included in both the adjusted and
unadjusted totals. Also, effective with this publication, we have begun concurrent seasonal adjustment of the data.


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in February
increased $8.0 billion or 4.3 percent to $194.6 billion,
offsetting most of the revised 5.3 percent decline in
January. Orders have been very volatile the last 3 months,
averaging $192.8 billion per month.

February shipments were up $5.8 billion or 3.0 percent to
$195.7 billion, following a January decline of 3.9 percent
and a December increase of 3.8 percent. The average for the
3 months is $194.5 billion, 0.9 percent above orders for the
period.

Unfilled orders held by manufacturers declined $1.1 billion
or 0.3 percent to $369.4 billion, the third consecutive
monthly decline. Unfilled orders have been generally
declining since reaching a high in March 1986 of $379.7
billion.

Manufacturers' inventories were down slightly in February to
$320.4 billion, after increasing in January 0.8 percent.
The inventory to shipments ratio of February was 1.64
percent down from 1.69 percent in January.

NEW ORDERS. New orders for durable goods in February
increased $6.4 billion or 6.7 percent to $101.9 billion,
following a 9.8 percent decline in January. About half of
the revision to the January data, which was originally
estimated down 6.7 percent, resulted from the change in
seasonal adjustment procedure, particularly in the defense
capital goods series. Excluding defense, new orders for
durable goods in February increased 4.6 percent, compared to
the January decline of 7.6 percent.

Order increases were widespread in the durable goods
industries, the largest occurring in transportation
equipment, up $3.0 billion or 12.5 percent to $27.2 billion
and primary metals, up $0.9 billion or 12.7 percent to $8.3
billion. New orders for nondurable goods were up $1.6
billion or 1.8 percent to $92.7 billion, where increases
were also widespread. The largest gains were in tobacco,
petroleum and rubber and plastics products.


SHIPMENTS. Shipments of both durable and nondurable were up
in February. The increase in durable goods was $4.1 billion
or 4.1 percent to $103.4 billion. Over half of the increase
was in transportation equipment which was up $2.3 billion or
8.9 percent to $27.7 billion; motor vehicles and parts
increased 9.1 percent following a 10.1 percent decline in
January. Nearly all of the other major industry categories
also increased in February.


Shipments of nondurable goods increased $1.7 billion or 1.9
percent to $92.4 billion. Increases were widespread with
the largest in tobacco, petroleum and rubber and plastics
products.


UNFILLED ORDERS. The decline in durable goods unfilled
orders in February of $1.4 billion was virtually all in
defense capital goods. The defense orders backlog declined
$1.4 billion or 0.9 percent to $157.6 billion. The backlog
of defense orders reached a high in September of $166.3
billion, declining 4 of the 5 months since then. Unfilled
orders for nondefense capital goods were unchanged in
February following 5 months of consecutive increases.


INVENTORIES. Inventories of durable goods in February
decreased $0.5 billion or 0.3 percent to $208.5 billion.
Primary metals showed the largest decline, down $0.4 billion
or 2.6 percent to $16.8 billion. Inventories of nondurable
goods increased $0.2 billion or 0.2 percent to $111.8
billion, with most of the increase in petroleum products.


SCHEDULE RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable goods
for March is scheduled for April 22, 1987, at 8:30 a.m. pnd
the full report on April 30, 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-CENDATAM. 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.














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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jn.- Dec.- Feban- eb- eb Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r Feb.P Jan.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1986 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 195,742 189,956 197,707 188,620 +3.0 -3.9 +3.8 197,182 174,649 190,978 189,977 371,831 365,973


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 105,831 102,854 109,629 102,529 +2.9 -6.2 +3.2 106,250 93,330 108,480 102,990

Durable goods Industries......... 103,384 99,318 106,739 99,084 +4.1 -7.0 +4.3 104,287 89,625 102,667 99,911
With unfilled orders............. 81,994 79,339 86,011 80,841 +3.3 -7.8 +1.4 82.343 71,317 85,284 81,245
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,077 4,963 4,795 4,667 +2.3 +3.5 +8.8 4,753 4,297 4,149 4,367
33 Primary metals................. 8,377 8,002 8,299 8,804 +4.7 -3.6 -4.9 8,712 7,647 7,442 9,142
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,460 3,317 3,394 3,788 +4.3 -2.3 -8.7 3,633 3,240 3,108 3,968
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 825 793 854 890 +4.0 -7.1 -7.3 840 747 689 905
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,092 3,892 4,051 4,126 +5.1 -3.9 -0.8 4,239 3,660 3,645 4,269
34 Fabricated metal products........ 11,566 10,885 11,378 11,475 +6.3 -4.3 +0.8 11,546 10,030 10,255 11,499
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,863 16,729 17,664 17,379 +0.8 -5.3 -3.0 16,448 14,076 19,286 16,969
351 Engines and turbines........... 1,092 1,030 1,780 1,146 +6.0 -42.1 -4.7 1,143 944 1,675 1,195
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 1,999 1,845 2,154 2,464 +8.3 -14.3 -18.9 1,949 1,616 2,109 2,397
354 Metalworking machinery........ 715 704 751 757 +1.6 -6.3 -5.5 719 589 756 762
357 Office and computing machines. 4,554 4,547 4,876 4,579 +0.2 -6.7 -0.5 3,866 3,024 7,133 3,909
36 Electrical machinery............ 17,837 17,673 18,148 16,542 +0.9 -2.6 +7.8 17,859 15,586 18,684 16,563
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ......... 2,242 2,078 2.145 2,106 +7.9 -3.1 +6.5 2,225 1,826 2,232 2,100
363 Household appliances.......... 1,552 1,471 1,445 1,305 +5.5 +1.8 +18.9 1,518 1,367 1,241 1,278
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,029 1,139 1,124 980 -9.7 +1.3 +5.0 994 1,051 1,091 950
366 Communication equipment........ 5,763 5,874 6,154 5,671 -1.9 -4.5 +1.6 5,759 4,837 6,984 5,653
367 Electronic components.......... 3,895 3,905 3,832 3,637 -0.3 +1.9 +7.1 3,977 3,611 3,579 3,714
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,356 3,206 3,448 2,843 +4.7 -7.0 +18.0 3,386 2,894 3,557 2,868
37 Transportation equipment......... 27,730 25,456 30,827 25,561 +8.9 -17.4 +8.5 29,300 24,426 28,206 26,958
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 18,241 16,712 18,594 16,182 +9.1 -10.1 +12.7 19,648 16,322 15,424 17,410
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,754 7,181 10,443 7,674 +8.0 -31.2 +1.0 7,917 6,567 10,974 7,841
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 881 651 1,079 901 +35.3 -39.7 -2.2 881 651 1,079 901
38 Instruments and related products 5,139 4,956 5,209 4,965 +3.7 -4.9 +3.5 5,102 4,439 5,382 4,925
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,389 3,282 3,456 3,297 +3.3 -5.0 +2.8 3,426 3,026 3,621 3,331
386 Photographic goods............. 1,589 1,497 1,547 1,478 +6.1 -3.2 +7.5 1,514 1,279 1,594 1,403
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 10,795 10,654 10,419 9,691 +1.3 +2.3 +11.4 10,567 9,124 9,263 9,488

Nondurable goods industries....... 92,358 90,638 90,968 89,536 +1.9 -0.4 +3.2 92,895 85,024 88,311 90,066
With unfilled orders ............ 23,837 23,515 23,618 21,688 +1.4 -0.4 +9.9 23,907 22,013 23,196 21,745
20 Food and kindred products....... 26,990 27,084 26,785 25,311 -0.3 +1.1 +6.6 26,975 25,019 26,804 25,309
202 Dairy products................ 3,812 3,788 3,737 3,424 +0.6 +1.4 +11.3 3,766 3,624 3,620 3,385
208 Beverages..................... 3,629 3,699 3,751 3,632 -1.9 -1.4 -0.1 3,266 3,165 3,298 3,286
203-6,9 All other foods............... 12,224 12,356 12,140 11,394 -1.1 +1.8 +7.3 12,737 11,214 12,587 11,880
21 Tobacco products................ 1,303 782 2,095 1,380 +66.6 -62.7 -5.6 1,303 782 2,095 1,380
22 Textile mill products........... 4,661 4,536 4,647 4,497 +2.8 -2.4 +3.6 4,629 3,926 4,395 4,472
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,862 2,695 2,826 2,826 +6.2 -4.6 +1.3 2,876 2,423 2,837 2,841
26 Paper and allied products....... 9,537 9,276 9,311 8,144 +2.8 -0.4 +17.1 9,854 8,983 8.829 8,406
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,063 4,136 4,085 3,369 -1.8 +1.2 +20.6 4,188 3,936 3,956 3,475
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,002 1,893 1,992 1,858 +5.8 -5.0 +7.8 2,024 1,849 1,792 1,875
264 All other paper products...... 3,472 3,247 3,234 2,917 +6.9 +0.4 +19.0 3,642 3,198 3,081 3,056
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,269 17,191 16,793 16,668 +0.5 +2.4 +3.6 17,636 16,633 16,483 17,012
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 4,920 4,908 4,778 4,756 +0.2 +2.7 +3.4 5,092 4,644 4,684 4,918
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,106 6,131 5,949 5,674 -0.4 +3.1 +7.6 6,118 5,978 6,079 5,684
282,9 Other chemical products...... 4,064 3,981 3,916 3,915 +2.1 +1.7 +3.8 4,255 3,772 3,807 4,099
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,492 10,007 9,832 12,595 +4.8 +1.8 -16.7 10,214 9,768 9,688 12,336
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,672 6,314 6,136 6,016 +5.7 +2.9 +10.9 6,726 5,859 5,563 6,062
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 15,434 15,448 15,369 14,925 -0.1 +0.5 +3.4 15,558 14,054 14,454 15,089

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 12,879 13,164 13,166 12,648 -2.2 0.0 +1.8 13,154 11,327 11,048 12,947
Consumer staples................. 38,529 38,088 38,707 35,844 +1.2 -1.6 +7.5 38,353 35,342 39,040 35,691
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 30,287 29,740 33,237 30,540 +1.8 -10.5 -0.8 29,698 25,270 36,620 29,953
Automotive equipment............ 20,217 18,683 20,320 18,063 +8.2 -8.1 +11.9 21,489 18,149 16,979 19,160
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,415 15,531 15,097 14,570 +5.7 +2.9 +12.7 15,417 13,275 13,269 13.668
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 77,415 74,750 77,180 76,955 +3.6 -3.1 +0.6 79,071 71,286 74,022 78,558

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 35,202 34,112 39,383 34,924 +3.2 -13.4 +0.8 34,774 29,298 42,954 34,485
Nondefense.................... 26,805 25,836 28,727 26,549 +3.8 -10.1 +1.0 26,207 21,897 31,626 25,938
Defense ....................... 8,397 8,276 10,656 8,375 +1.5 -22.3 +0.3 8,567 7,401 11,328 8,547

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,071 6,191 6,279 5,736 -1.9 -1.4 +5.8 6,002 5,326 5,571 5,669


199,580 195.058


193,912
153,660
9,050
16,359
6,873
1,587

7,899
21,576
30,524
2,087

3,565
1,308
6,890
33,445


4,051
2,885
2,045
10,596
7,588
6,280
53,726
35,970
14,484


189,507
152,999
8,616
17,684
7,740
1,743

8,201
21,975
31,656
2,225

4,590
1.391
6,882
30,753


3.954
2,501
1,827
10,188
6,940
5,343
51.569
34.154
44,218


1,532 1,649
9,541 9,558

6,452 6,532
2,793 2,667

19,691 17,696


177,919
45,920
51,994
7,390
6,431
23,951
2,085
8,555

5,299
18,837
8,124
3,873
6,840
34,269

9,736
12,096
8,027
19,982
12,585


176,466
42,059
49,323
6,632
6,498
22,767
2,219
8,461

5,406
16,241
6,619
3,682
5,940
33,331

9,516
11,228
7,855
26,575
11,679


29,612 28,637


24,481 23,798
73,695 69,048


54,968
39,638

28.692


55,455
37,699

26,190


150,357 153,783


64,072 63,335
48,104 47,712
15,968 15,623


11.328 10,497


See footnotes at 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

Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Industry
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r Feb.P Jan. 87/86 1987P 1987r 1986 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 194,640 186,635 197,042 190,930 +4.3 -5.3 +1.9 199,111 176,432 192.786 194,896 375,543 377,228

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 104,729 99,533 108,964 104,839 +5.2 -8.7 -0.1 108,179 95,113 110,288 107,909 203,292 206,313

Durable goods industries.......... 101,936 95,546 105,966 101,267 +6.7 -9.8 +0.7 105,720 90,761 104,345 104,578 96,481 200,344
With unfilled orders............ 80,546 75,567 85,238 83,024 +6.6 -11.3 -3.0 83,776 72,453 86,962 85,912 156,229 163,836
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,048 4,953 4,716 4,661 +1.9 +5.0 +8.3 4,862 4,333 4,090 4,503 9,195 8,829
33 Primary metals.................. 8,266 7,333 9,180 9,134 +12.7 -20.1 -9.5 9,223 8,133 8,590 10,198 17,356 19,952
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,416 2,862 3,977 3,900 +19.4 -28.0 -12.4 4,171 3,409 3,912 4,640 7,580 8,840
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 786 762 953 942 +3.1 -20.0 -16.6 795 873 726 965 1,668 1,965
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,064 3,709 4,250 4,292 +9.6 -12.7 -5.3 4,257 3,851 3,952 4,593 8,108 9,147
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,555 10,847 11,724 11,369 +6.5 -7.5 +1.6 11,803 9,992 10,643 11,664 21,795 22,070
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 16,799 16,021 16,499 18,106 +4.9 -2.9 -7.2 17,364 13,695 17,554 18,430 31,059 32,458
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,044 677 532 1,479 +54.2 +27.3 -29.4 1,051 492 400 1,491 1,543 2,512
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,063 1,729 2,200 2,323 +19.3 -21.4 -11.2 2,065 1,539 2,130 2,323 3,604 4,486
354 Metalworking machinery......... 697 762 707 702 -8.5 +7.8 -0.7 700 636 578 708 1,336 1,346
357 Office and computing machines. 4,306 3,874 4,928 5,137 +11.2 -21.4 -16.2 4,426 2,467 6,769 5,042 6,893 7,076
36 Electrical machinery............ 17,007 15,915 18,803 16,917 +6.9 -15.4 +0.5 17,671 14,925 19,602 17,466 32,596 33,008
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,246 2,083 2,081 2,033 +7.8 +0.1 +10.5 2,302 1,885 2,134 2,104 4,187 4,090
363 Household appliances.......... 1,570 1,413 1,398 1,267 +11.1 +1.1 +23.9 1,521 1,346 1,201 1,217 2,867 2,486
365 Radio and TV.................. 925 1,129 1,044 999 -18.1 +8.1 -7.4 890 1,041 1,011 969 1,931 1,795
366 Communication equipment........ 4,984 5,101 6,245 6,158 -2.3 -18.3 -19.1 5,404 4,926 7,424 6,494 10,330 12,431
367 Electronic components.......... 3,909 2,949 4,705 3,571 +32.6 -37.3 +9.5 4,143 2,806 4,413 3,766 6,949 6,823
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,373 3,240 3,330 2,889 +4.1 -2.7 +16.8 3,411 2,921 3,419 2,916 6,332 5,383
37 Transportation equipment........ 27,239 24,213 29,500 26,462 +12.5 -17.9 +2.9 28,998 25,492 29,483 27,882 54,490 56,178
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,879 6,581 9,758 9,000 +19.7 -32.6 -12.5 7,881 7,838 12,686 8,855 15,719 19,329
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 295 41 585 469 +619.5 -93.0 -37.1 436 308 704 638 744 764
38 Instruments and related products 5,061 5,183 5,109 4,895 -2.4 +1.4 +3.4 5,043 4,682 5,292 4,870 9,725 9,665
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,286 3,507 3,399 3,224 -6.3 +3.2 +1.9 3,323 3,251 3,564 3,258 6,574 6,486
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 10,961 11,081 10,435 9,723 -1.1 +6.2 +12.7 10,756 9,509 9,091 9,565 20,265 18,184

Nondurable goods industries....... 92,704 91,089 91,076 89,663 +1.8 0.0 +3.4 93,391 85,671 88,441 90,318 179,062 176,884
With unfilled orders............ 24,183 23,966 23,726 21,815 +0.9 +1.0 +10.9 24,403 22,660 23,326 21,997 47,063 42,477

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 13,051. 13,613 12,859 12,731 -4.1 +5.9 +2.5 13,401 11,848 10,720 13,100 25,249 24,511
Consumer staples................. 38,525 38,033 38,757 35,854 +1.3 -1.9 +7.4 38,354 35,369 39,082 35,703 73,723 69,115
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 29,062 27,233 32,246 31,079 +6.7 -15.5 -6.5 29,937 26,131 37,802 31,530 56,068 60,468
Automotive equipment............ 20,191 18,647 20,227 18,098 +8.3 -7.8 +11.6 21,672 18,284 16,974 19,361 39,956 38,109
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,543 15,424 15,377 14,646 +7.3 +0.3 +13.0 15,846 13,237 13,395 14,050 29,083 26,658
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........... 77,268 73,685 77,576 78,522 +4.9 -5.0 -1.6 79,901 71,563 74,813 81,152 151,464 158,367

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 33,755 31,478 36,960 36,854 +7.2 -14.8 -8.4 34,772 30,010 42,750 37,422 64,782 70,574
Nondefense.................... 26,807 26,778 29,312 27,645 +0.1 -8.6 -3.0 27,250 23,185 31,565 27,830 50,435 49,891
Defense....................... 6,948 4,700 7,648 9,209 +47.8 -38.5 -24.6 7,522 6,825 11,185 9,592 14,347 20,683

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,125 6,533 6,084 5,821 -6.2 +7.4 +5.2 6,088 5,741 5,343 5,780 11,829 11,114

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
are2aa of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regrouping 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 adjusted1

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Deceb.- Feb Fe bFeb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r Feb.P Jan.r 87/86 1987P 19877 1986 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 369,424 370,526 373,849 376,395 -0.3 -0.9 -1.9 374,122 372,193 370,410 381,182


Durable goods industries...................... 357,523 358,971 362,745 365,839
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,508 2,537 2,547 2,692
33 Primary metals.............................. 16,667 16,778 17,447 17,464
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,729 8,773 9,228 8,415
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,732 2,771 2,802 2,558
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 5,206 5,234 5,417 6,491
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 18,928 18,939 18,977 19,814
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 54,752 54,816 55,525 61,248
351 Engines and turbines...................... 13,979 14,027 14,381 16,698
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,309 4,245 4,361 5,476
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,162 3,180 3,122 3,629
357 Office and computing machines............. 18,525 18,773 19,446 20,644
36 Electrical machinery........................ 91,344 92,174 93,932 92,246
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,424 5,420 5,415 5,861
363 Household appliances...................... 256 238 296 344
365 Radio and TV.............................. 249 353 363 403
366 Comnmnication equipment................... 68,559 69,338 70,111 67,546
367 Electronic components..................... 15,082 15,068 16,024 16,458
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,774 1,757 1,723 1,634
37 Transportation equipment.................... 159,580 160,071 161,315 158,831
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 137,705 137,580 138,180 136,051
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 16,181 16,767 17,378 16,651
38 Instruments and related products............ 8,360 8,438 8,211 8,580
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 7,526 7,629 7,404 7,540
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 5,384 5,218 4,791 4,964

Nondurable goods industries................... 11,901 11,555 11,104 10,556

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel ..................... 4,122 3,950 3,501 3,999
Consumer staples............................ 725 729 784 760
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 235,808 237,033 239,542 238,365
Automotive equipment........................ 5,482 5,508 5,544 5,788
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,517 10,389 10,496 10,977
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 112,770 112,917 113,982 116,506

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 286,589 288,036 290,672 291,587
Nondefense................................ 129,010 129,008 128,067 130,578
Defense................................... 157,579 159,028 162,605 161,009

Household durable goods
industries................................ 3,486 3,432 3,090 3,430

See footnotes at end of table 2.


-0.4 -1.0 -2.3 362,105 360,672 359,536 370,511
-1.1 -0.4 -6.8 2,575 2,466 2,430 2,761
-0.7 -3.8 -4.6 17,724 17,213 16,727 18,573
-0.5 -4.9 +3.7 9,558 9,020 8,851 9,221
-1.4 -1.1 +6.8 2,757 2,802 2,676 2,584

-0.5 -3.4 -19.8 5,409 5,391 5,200 6,768
-0.1 -0.2 -4.5 18,916 18,659 18,697 19,797
-0.1 -1.3 -10.6 55,093 54,177 54,558 61,563
-0.3 -2.5 -16.3 13,961 14,053 14,505 16,678

+1.5 -2.7 -21.3 4,374 4,258 4,335 5,559
-0.6 +1.9 -12.9 3,083 3,102 3,055 3,543
-1.3 -3.5 -10.3 18,636 18,076 18,633 20,735
-0.9 -1.9 -1.0 91,721 91,909 92,570 92,638


+0.1 +0.1 -7.5 5,464 5,387 5,328 5,904
+7.6 -19.6 -25.6 245 242 263 329
-29.5 -2.8 -38.2 249 353 363 403
-1.1 -1.1 +1.5 69,020 69,375 69,286 68,032
+0.1 -6.0 -8.4 14,992 14,826 15,631 16,354
+1.0 +2.0 +8.6 1,751 1,726 1,699 1,616
-0.3 -0.8 +0.5 162,553 162,855 161,789 161,838
+0.1 -0.4 +1.2 139,961 139,997 138,726 138,282

-3.5 -3.5 -2.8 16,558 17,003 17,346 17,074
-0.9 +2.8 -2.6 8,359 8,418 8,175 8,579

-1.4 +3.0 -0.2 7,526 7,629 7,404 7,540

+3.2 +8.9 +8.5 5,164 4,975 4,590 4,762

+3.0 +4.1 +12.7 12,017 11,521 10,874 10,671


+4.4 +12.8 +3.1 4,100 3,853 3,332 3,976
-0.5 -7.0 -4.6 791 790 763 828

-0.5 -1.0 -1.1 239,087 238,848 237,987 241,685
-0.5 -0.6 -5.3 5,822 5,639 5,504 6,141

+1.2 -1.0 -4.2 10,479 10,050 10,088 10,929

-0.1 -0.9 -3.2 113,843 113,013 112,736 117,623


-0.5 -0.9 -1.7 290,024 290,026 289,314 295,052
0.0 +0.7 -1.2 129,351 128,308 127,020 130,903
-0.9 -2.2 -2.1 160,673 161,718 162,294 164,149


+1.6 +11.1 +1.6 3,461 3,375 2,960 3,404











Table 4. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES 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 Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r Feb.P Jan.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1986 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 320,384 320,689 318,172 324,569 -0.1 +0.8 -1.3 320,867 318,669 313,697 325,177


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 217,530 218,201 216,545 220,906 -0.3

Durable goods industries...................... 208,547 209,090 207,935 212,616 -0.3
With unfilled orders........................ 191,496 192,215 191,132 195,503 -0.4
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,035 7,189 6,961 7,021 -2.1
33 Primary metals.............................. 16,778 17,225 17,294 19,396 -2.6
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,615 7,834 7,784 9,478 -2.8
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,110 1,110 1,117 1,262 0.0
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,053 8,281 8,393 8,656 -2.8
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,333 21,373 21,207 21,998 -0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 41,337 41,418 41,650 44,988 -0.2
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,799 2,788 2,856 2,759 +0.4
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,842 6,872 6,830 7,643 -0.4
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,006 2,967 2,952 3,073 +1.3
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,734 9,787 9,865 11,863 -0.5
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,179 39,049 38,774 38,260 +0.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,983 4,934 4,810 5,028 +1.0
363 Household appliances...................... 2,760 2,708 2,715 2,609 +1.9
365 Radio and TV ............................. 1.797 1,737 1,635 1,410 +3.5
366 Communication equipment................... 16,248 16,274 16,261 15,840 -0.2
367 Electronic components.............. ...... 7,774 7,733 7,709 7,658 +0.5
364,9 Other electrical'machinery................ 5,617 5,663 5,644 5,715 -0.8
37 Transportation equipment.................... 53,338 53,373 52,638 52,052 -0.1
371 Motor vehicles and parts................... 11,035 11,067 11,119 11,597 -0.3
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 38,598 38,742 38,094 37,044 -0.4
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,006 1,993 1,921 1,709 +0.7
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,658 12,615 12,620 12.575 +0.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,057 9,088 9,174 9,139 -0.3
386 Photographic goods........................ 3,000 2,941 2,865 2,874 +2.0
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 16,889 16,848 16,791 16,326 +0.2

Nondurable goods industries................... 111,837 111,599 110,237 111,953 +0.2
With unfilled orders........................ 26,034 25,986 25,413 25,403 +0.2
20 Food and kindred products................... 23,687 23,792 23,575 23,388 -0.4
202 Dairy products............................ 2,046 2,026 1,996 1,782 +1.0
208 Beverages................................. 4,636 4,674 4,719 4,698 -0.8
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 13,973 14,108 13,859 13,778 -1.0
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,647 5,658 5,634 5,927 -0.2
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,782 6,755 6,506 7,042 +0.4
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,804 3,837 3,705 4,205 -0.9
26 Paper and allied products................... 10,630 10,555 10,429 9,932 +0.7
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,142 4,098 4,115 3,934 +1.1
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,697 2,657 2,542 2,435 +1.5
264 All other paper products................... 3,791 3,800 3,772 3,563 -0.2
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 27,327 27,286 27,021 25,609 +0.2
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,195 8,179 8,233 7,834 +0.2
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries............. 8,839 8,716 8,548 7,953 +1.4
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,558 6,522 6,414 5,916 +0.6
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,163 9,968 9,844 12,477 +2.0
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 8,666 8,660 8,630 8,767 +0.1
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 18,935 18,925 18,598 18,811 +0.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 25,522 25,339 24,904 24,342 +0.7
Consumer staples............................ 41,556 41,637 41,098 40,508 -0.2
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 92,094 92,373 92,116 94,876 -0.3
Automotive equipment........................ 13,470 13,382 13,392 14,188 +0.7
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 22,854 23,027 22,682 23,153 -0.8
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products................ ..... 124,888 124,931 123,980 127,502 0.0

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries................... 106,263 106,395 105,660 107,502 -0.1
Nondefense................................ 72,020 72,231 71,787 76,031 -0.3
Defense ................................... 34,243 34,164 33,873 31,471 +0.2

Household durable goods
industries................................ 13,142 13,094 12,908 12,000 +0.4


+0.8


-1.5 216,825 215,316 212,166 220,226


+0.6 -1.9
+0.6 -2.0
+3.3 +0.2
-0.4 -13.5
+0.6 -19.7
-0.6 -12.0

-1.3 -7.0
+0.8 -3.0
-0.6 -8.1
-2.4 +1.4

+0.6 -10.5
+0.5 -2.2
-0.8 -17.9
+0.7 +2.4


+2.6 -0.9
-0.3 +5.8
+6.2 +27.4
+0.1 +2.6
+0.3 +1.5
+0.3 -1.7
+1.4 +2.5
-0.5 -4.8
+1.7 +4.2


208,666 206,933 204,025 212,758
190,913 189,773 187,305 194,937
7,136 7,095 6,858 7,121
16,515 16,942 17,059 19,084
7,371 7,635 7,772 9,177
1,147 1,105 1,087 1,302

7,997 8,202 8,200 8,605
21,333 21,193 20,883 22,007
41,489 41,055 40,821 45,146
2,780 2,698 2,664 2,743


6,876 6,834 6,782
3,003 2,937 2,866
9,685 9,590 9,620
38,938 38,531 38,134


4,976 4,897 4,735
2,793 2,669 2,555
1,677 1,609 1,583
16,202 16,165 16,116
7,735 7,681 7,699
5,555 5,510 5,446
53,523 52,716 51,456
11,315 11,183 11,147
38,448 37,946 36,832


+3.7 +17.4 1,976 1,950 1,866
0.0 +0.7 12,536 12,391 12,242

-0.9 -0.9 8,994 8,950 8,970
+2.7 +4.4 2,946 2,864 2,712

+0.3 +3.4 17,196 17,010 16,572


+1.2 -0.1
+2.3 +2.5
+0.9 +1.3
+1.5 +14.8
-1.0 -1.3
+1.8 +1.4
+0.4 -4.7
+3.8 -3.7

+3.6 -9.5
+1.2 +7.0
-0.4 +5.3
+4.5 +10.8
+0.7 +6.4
+1.0 +6.7

-0.7 +4.6
+2.0 +11.1
+1.7 +10.9
+1.3 -18.5
+0.3 -1.2


112,201 111,736 109,672
25,912 25,543 24,861
23,965 24,292 24,026
2,017 1,991 1,929
4,747 4,711 4,686
13,959 14,407 14,332
5,975 6,051 5,923
6,797 6,669 6,385

3,834 3,793 3,657
10,661 10,530 10,380
4,179 4,132 4,105
2,705 2,671 2,577
3,777 3,727 3,698
27,367 27,171 26,976

8,195 8,179 8,233
8,724 8,554 8,376
6,545 6,506 6,432
10,173 10,057 9,789
8,660 8,540 8,456


+1.8 +0.7 18,603 18,426 17,737


+1.7 +4.8
+1.3 +2.6

+0.3 -2.9
-0.1 -5.1

+1.5 -1.3

+0.8 -2.1


7,683
3,070
11,805
38,041


5,023
2,639
1,316
15,787
7,624
5,652
52,285
11,891
36,935

1,676
12,455

9,076
2,822

16,619

112,419
25,289
23,682
1,758
4,814
13,762
6,271
7,058

4,237
9,962
3,969
2,442
3,551
25,683

7,834
7,851
5,917
12,505
8,771

18,487


25,249 24,965 23,993 24,090
41,879 42,102 41,385 40,868

92,277 91,527 90,286 95,052
13,875 13,553 13,480 14,610

23,141 22,851 22,399 23,435

124,446 123,671 122,154 127,122


+0.7 -1.2 106,018 104,856 103,075 107,288
+0.6 -5.3 71,897 71,383 70,140 75,912
+0.9 +8.8 34,121 33,473 32,935 31,376


+1.4 +9.5 13,080 12,911 12,484 11,959


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 adjusted

End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r Feb.P Jan.' 87/86 1987P 1987r 1986 1986

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

All manufacturing Industries............ 102,236 102,574 100,962 103,720 -0.3 +1.6 -1.4 102,969 103,437 102,981 104.157

Durable goods industries...................... 59,445 59,817 57,692 61,025 -0.6 +3.7 -2.6 59,378 59.740 59,502 60,792
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,257 2.25b 2,092 2,237 0.0 +7.8 +0.9 2,251 2,247 2,212 2,267
33 Primary metals.............................. 5,355 5,644 5,015 6,229 -5.1 +12.5 -14.0 5,263 5,636 5,775 6,112
34 Fabricated metal products................... 7,386 7,426 7,716 7,963 -0.5 -3.8 -7.2 7,327 7,383 7,334 7,907
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 11.689 11,697 11.904 12,460 -0.1 -1.7 -6.2 11,642 11,666 11,598 12,114
36 Electrical machinery........................ 10,339 10,356 8,799 10,199 -0.2 +17.7 +1.4 10,369 10,294 10,103 10,233
37 Transportation equipment.................... 12,044 12,094 12,508 12,016 -0.4 -3.3 +0.2 12,094 12,048 12,068 11,915
38 Instruments and related products............ 4,055 4,018 3,440 3,652 +0.9 +16.8 +11.0 4,044 4,009 3,967 3,983
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,320 6,326 6,218 6,269 -0.1 +1.7 +0.8 6,388 6,457 6,445 6,261

Nondurable goods industries................... 42,791 42,757 43,270 42,695 +0.1 -1.2 +0.2 43,591 43,697 43,479 43,365
20 Food and kindred products................... 8,644 8,771 8,851 8,114 -1.4 -0.9 +6.5 8,965 9,183 9,018 8,435
21 Tobacco products............................ 4,736 4,745 4,668 4,606 -0.2 +1.6 +2.8 4,999 5,117 5,167 5,167
22 Textile mill products....................... 1,835 1,790 1,981 1.970 +2.5 -9.6 -6.9 1,860 1,768 1,768 1,996
26 Paper and allied products................... 5,461 5,348 5,117 5,118 +2.1 +4.5 +6.7 5,502 5,352 5,399 5,154
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 9,015 9,056 9,881 8,609 -0.5 -8.3 +4.7 8,978 9,086 9,064 8,587
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 3,074 3,003 3,002 4,055 +2.4 0.0 -24.2 3,077 2,994 3,084 3,829
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 3,248 3,240 3,034 3,086 +0.2 +6.8 +5.2 3,195 3,216 3,258 3,146
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 6,778 6,804 6,736 7,137 -0.4 +1.0 -5.0 7,015 6,981 6,721 7,051

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 113,351 113,298 116,006 115,644 0.0 -2.3 -2.0 113,251 111,699 109,708 115,445

Durable goods industries...................... 95,555 95,589 99,121 97,772 0.0 -3.6 -2.3 95,493 94,183 92,804 97,329
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,013 1,038 943 1,064 -2.4 +10.1 -4.8 1,048 1,035 975 1,094
33 Primary metals.............................. 6,573 6,609 7,488 7,113 -0.5 -11.7 -7.6 6,441 6,460 6,447 6.973
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 7,622 7,475 7,816 7,544 +2.0 -4.4 +1.0 7,561 7,305 7,126 7,482
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 16,705 16,733 16,375 18,973 -0.2 +2.2 -12.0 16,853 16,539 16,703 19,317
36 Electrical machinery....................... 20,069 20.034 22,909 19,662 +0.2 -12.5 +2.1 19,948 19,856 19,722 19,553
37 Transportation equipment.................... 35,062 35,233 34,684 34,549 -0.5 +1.6 +1.5 35,171 34,645 33,589 34,355
38 Instruments and related products............ 4,905 4,933 5,169 5,249 -0.6 -4.6 -6.6 4,823 4,795 4,741 4,967
24,25.
39 All other durable goods...................... 3,606 3,534 3,737 3.618 +2.0 -5.4 -0.3 3,648 3.548 3.501 3,588

Nondurable goods industries................... 17,796 1;.709 16,885 17,872 +0.5 +4.9 -0.4 17,758 17,516 16,904 18,116
20 Food and kindred products................... 2,422 2,403 1,725 2,477 +0.8 +39.3 -2.2 2,505 2,451 2,417 2,565
21 Tobacco products............................ 153 131 593 481 +16.8 -77.9 -68.2 153 132 168 137
22 Textile mill products........................ 2,114 2,207 1,948 2,035 -4.2 +13.3 +3.9 2,116 2.207 1,918 2,037
26 Paper and allied products................... 1,220 1,230 1,243 1,149 -0.8 -1.0 +6.2 1,196 1,214 1,194 1,129
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 4,170 4,172 4,017 3,921 0.0 +3.9 +6.4 4,136 4,078 3,862 3,896
29 Petroleum and coal products ................ 2,050 1,950 1,333 2,214 +5.1 +46.3 -7.4 2,052 1,944 1,945 2,941
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 1,442 1,416 1,804 1,658 +1.8 -21.5 -13.0 1,431 1.418 1,460 1,395
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 4,225 4,200 4,222 3,937 +0.6 -0.5 +7.3 4,169 4,072 3,940 4,016

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............. 104,797 104,817 101,204 105,205 0.0 +3.6 -0.4 104,647 103,533 101,008 105,575

Durable goods industries...................... 53,547 53,684 51,122 53,819 -0.3 +5.0 -0.5 53,795 53,010 51,719 54,637
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,765 3,895 3,926 3,720 -3.3 -0.8 +1.2 3,837 3,813 3,671 3,760
33 Primary metals.............................. 4,850 4,972 4,791 6,054 -2.5 +3.8 -19.9 4,811 4,846 4,837 5,999
34 Fabricated metal products................... 6,325 6,472 5,675 6,491 -2.3 +14.0 -2.6 6,445 6,505 6,423 6,618
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 12,943 12.988 13,371 13,555 -0.3 -2.9 -4.5 12,994 12,850 12,520 13,715
36 Electrical machinery........................ 8,771 8,659 7,066 8,399 +1.3 +22.5 +4.4 8,621 8,381 8,309 8,255
37 Transportation equipment.................... 6,232 6,046 5,446 5,487 +3.1 +11.0 +13.6 6,258 6,023 5,799 6,015
38 Instruments and related products............ 3,698 3,664 4,011 3,674 +0.9 -8.7 +0.7 3,669 3,587 3,534 3,505
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,963 6.988 6,836 6,439 -0.4 +2.2 +8.1 7,160 7,005 6,626 6,770

Nondurable goods industries................... 51,250 51,133 50,082 51,386 +0.2 +2.1 -0.3 50,852 50,523 49,289 50,938
20 Food and kindred products.................... 12,621 12,618 12,999 12,797 0.0 -2.9 -1.4 12,495 12,658 12,591 12,682
21 Tobacco products............................ 758 782 373 840 -3.1 +109.7 -9.8 823 802 588 967
22 Textile mill products....................... 2,833 2,758 2,577 3.037 +2.7 +7.0 -6.7 2,821 2,694 2,699 3,025
26 Paper and allied products................... 3,949 3,977 4,069 3,665 -0.7 -2.3 +7.7 3,963 3,964 3,787 3,679
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 14,142 14,058 13,123 13,079 +0.6 +7.1 +8.1 14.253 14,007 14,050 13.200
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 5,039 5,015 5,509 6,208 +0.5 -9.0 -18.8 5,044 5,119 4,760 5,735
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 3,976 4,004 3,792 4,023 -0.7 +5.6 -1.2 4,034 3,906 3,738 4,230
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 7,932 7,921 7,640 7,737 +0.1 +3.7 +2.5 7,419 7,373 7,076 7,420

PPreliminary. rRevised.













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 Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1987P 1987r 1986 1986r 1987P 1987' 1986 1986r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.64 1.69 1.61 1.72 3.49 3.60 3.41 3.67

Durable goods industries....................... 2.02 2.11 1.95 2.15 4.36 4.52 4.22 4.53
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.39 1.45 1.45 1.50 0.54 0.56 0.59 0.63
33 Primary metals............................... 2.00 2.15 2.08 2.20 1.99 2.10 2.10 1.98
34 Fabricated metal products...................... 1.84 1.96 1.86 1.92 1.80 1.93 1.83 1.89
35 Machinery, except electrical ................. 2.45 2.48 2.36 2.59 3.45 3.47 3.32 3.71
36 Electrical machinery........................... 2.20 2.21 2.14 2.31 5.12 5.22 5.18 5.58
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.92 2.10 1.71 2.04 10.81 11.82 9.01 10.98
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.46 2.55 2.42 2.53 1.63 1.70 1.58 1.73

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.21 1.23 1.21 1.25 0.50 0.49 0.47 0.49
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.92 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................ 4.33 7.24 2.69 4.29 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.46 1.49 1.40 1.57 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.11 1.14 1.12 1.22 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.58 1.59 1.61 1.54 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 0.97 1.00 1.00 0.99 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products.............. .... 1.30 1.37 1.41 1.46 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. rRevised. (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
machinery 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 Feb. Year All Feb. Year All Feb. Year All Feb.
Industry ago Febs. 1986- ago Febs. 1986- ago Febs. 1986- ago Febs. 1986-
SIC Feb. 1982- Jan. Feb. 1982- Jan. Feb. 1982- Jan. Feb. 1982- Jan.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

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

Durable goods industries............... 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.6 0. 0.1 0.1 0.1 1 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products...... 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.5 1.3 1.4 0.1 1.8 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.4
33 Primary metals........................ 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.8 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 1.3 1.1 1.1 2.9 2.6 1.2 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.3 0.7 0.6 1.4 1.7 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 1.6 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 1.8 2.1 1.5 1.9 2.3 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.5 0.3

Nondurable goods industries............. 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.7 0.8 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.2 0.2
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.4 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.2
22 Textile mill products................ 0.6 0.9 1.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.6 0.6 0.8
26 Paper and allied products............. 0.1 0.5 0.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.0 0.3 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product.......... 0.5 0.6 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.3 0.4
29 Petroleum and coal products........... 1.2 0.8 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.8 0.6 0.7
30 Rubber and plastics products ......... 1.2 1.6 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.8 1.3 0.6

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense............................ 0.1 0.8 0.4 0.5 1.4 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Defense .............................. 0.3 1.1 0.6 0.0 3.7 3.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.2

(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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