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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


, F, Manufacturers' Shipments,

SInventories, and Orders
O March 1987

U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(87)-3
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. Thursday, April 30, 1987

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in March
increased $4.6 billion or 2.3 percent to $198.9 billion.
This was the fifth increase in the last 7 months.
Shipments of manufactured goods in March increased $1.9
billion or 1.0 percent to $197.5 billion, following a 3.0
percent increase in February.
Unfilled orders in March increased $1.4 billion or 0.4
percent to $370.6 billion. This is the first time unfilled
orders have increased since November.
Current cost inventories in March declined $0.9 billion or
0.3 percent to $319.6 billion. The inventory to shipments
ratio in March was 1.62, down from 1.64 in February.
NEW ORDERS. New orders for durable goods in March increased
$3.8 billion or 3.8 percent to $105.8 billion. This is the
largest one month volume of orders since the high in
December of $106.0 billion. Orders for defense capital
goods accounted for about 70 percent of the increase.
Excluding defense, orders for durable goods increased 1.2
percent.
Within the major industry categories, transportation
equipment had the largest increase, up $3.0 billion or 11.0
percent to $30.3 billion; most of the increase was in
defense aircraft and parts and defense shipbuilding.
Primary metals were up $0.5 billion.or 5.9 percent to $8.7
billion and nonelectrical machinery $0.3 billion or 1.9
percent to $17.1 billion. ElectriCal machinery declined
$0.8 billion or 4.6 percent to $16.3 billion, with most of
the decrease in communication equipment.
New orders for nondurable goods increased $0.7 billion or
0.8 percent to $93.1 billion.


SHIPMENTS. Shipments of durable goods in March increased
$1.3 billion or 1.2 percent to $104.9 billion. The largest
increase was in transportation equipment, up $1.0 billion or
3.6 percent to $28.7 billion; a large increase in aircraft
and parts more than offset a $0.6 billion or 3.5 percent
decline in motor vehicles and parts. Electrical and
nonelectrical machinery increased 1.0 percent and 1.3
percent respectively.
Shipments of nondurable goods increased $0.6 billion or 0.7
percent to $92.6 billion mostly due to a $0.4 billion
increase in the tobacco industry, which is very volatile on
a month to month basis. Excluding tobacco, shipments were
up 0.2 percent.
UNFILLED ORDERS. Unfilled orders for durable goods in March
increased $0.9 billion or 0.2 percent to $358.2 billion.
An increase in transportation equipment of $1.7 billion or
1.0 percent to $161.4 billion offset most of the $1.8
billion or 2.0 percent decline in electrical machinery.
Primary metals increased $0.4 billion or 2.2 percent to
$17.0 billion. Unfilled orders for nondurables increased
$0.5 billion or 4.1 percent to $12.4 billion, mostly
attributable to a large increase in textiles. The unfilled
orders to shipments ratio in March was 3.43, down from 3.48
in February.
INVENTORIES. Inventories of durable goods manufacturers
declined in March $0.9 billion or 0.4 percent to $207.8
billion. Virtually all categories were down although motor
vehicles and parts increased 1.6 percent. Inventories of
nondurable goods manufacturers showed no change from
February. A $0.5 billion or 1.6 percent decline in
chemicals was offset by increases in most of the other
industries. By stage of fabrication, materials and supplies
and work in process for durables were down, while finished
goods showed little change. Conversely, for nondurables,
materials and supplies and work in process were up, while
finished goods declined. --


SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable goods for April is
scheduled for May 22, 1987, at 8:30 a.m. and the full report on June 2, 1987,
at 10:00 a.m.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Wadhing']to-2G-.0233,
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-CENDATAT. 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

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. I ar. Feb.- Jan.- Mar.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1987P 1987 1987 19861 Mar.P Feb.r 87/86 1987P 1987r| 1I8'1 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 197,527 195,608 189,956 185,501 +1.0 +3.0 +6.5 207,054 197,198 174,649 194,457 578,901 560,430


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 108,077 106,142 102,854 101,890 +1.8 +3.2 +6.1 113,898 106,517 93,330 107,379

Durable goods Industries.......... 104,889 103,601 99,318 97,729 +1.2 +4.3 +7.3 111,418 104,532 89,625 103,879
With unfilled orders............ 84,224 82,259 79,339 79,854 +2.4 +3.7 +5.5 89,380 82,566 71,317 84,761
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,174 5,131 4,963 4,660 +0.8 +3.4 +11.0 5,171 4,806 4,297 4,662
33 Primary metals.................. 8,348 8,375 8,002 8,604 -0.3 +4.7 -3.0 8,951 8,694 7,647 9,236
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,476 3,468 3,317 3,646 +0.2 +4.6 -4.7 3,695 3,634 3,240 3,881
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 823 823 793 839 0.0 +3.8 -1.9 851 840 747 870
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,049 4,084 3,892 4,119 -0.9 +4.9 -1.7 4,405 4,220 3,660 4,485
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,461 11,682 10,885 11,045 -1.9 +7.3 +3.8 11,925 11,657 10,030 11,492
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 17,063 16,841 16,729 17,337 +1.3 +0.7 -1.6 18.710 16,442 14,076 18,958
351 Engines and turbines........... 1,203 1,080 1,030 1,423 +11.4 +4.9 -15.5 1,355 1,134 944 1,576
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,195 2,016 1,845 2,438 +8.9 +9.3 -10.0 2,219 1,971 1,616 2,466
354 Metalworking machinery......... 784 719 704 740 +9.0 +2.1 +5.9 902 720 589 845
357 Office and computing machines. 4,472 4,564 4,547 4,601 -2.0 +0.4 -2.8 5,076 3,875 3,024 5,221
36 Electrical machinery............ 18,062 17,876 17,673 16,593 +1.0 +1.1 +8.9 19,374 17,890 15,586 17,779
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,157 2,259 2,078 2,134 -4.5 +8.7 +1.1 2,447 2,236 1,826 2,410
363 Household appliances........... 1,533 1,558 1,471 1,352 -1.6 +5.9 +13.4 1,565 1,522 1,367 1,382
365 Radio and TV.................. 874 1,031 1,139 992 -15.2 -9.5 -11.9 908 998 1,051 1,029
366 Communication equipment........ 6,156 5,774 5,874 5,637 +6.6 -1.7 +9.2 6,828 5,769 4,837 6,220
367 Electronic components......... 3,934 3,903 3,905 3,694 +0.8 -0.1 +6.5 4,194 3,988 3,611 3,933
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,408 3,351 3,206 2,784 +1.7 +4.5 +22.4 3,432 3,377 2,894 2,805
37 Transportation equipment........ 28,650 27,650 25,456 24,581 +3.6 +8.6 +16.6 30,393 29,281 24,426 26,153
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,529 18,169 16,712 15,090 -3.5 +8.7 +16.2 19,068 19,635 16,322 16,484
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,343 7,752 7,181 7,732 +20.5 +8.0 +20.8 9,528 7,918 6,567 7,892
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 774 881 651 904 -12.1 +35.3 -14.4 774 881 651 904
38 Instruments and related products 5,177 5,133 4,956 4,968 +0.9 +3.6 +4.2 5,444 5,075 4,439 5,224
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,430 3,383 3,282 3,306 +1.4 +3.1 +3.8 3,660 3,399 3,026 3,526
386 Photographic goods............. 1,583 1,595 1,497 1,487 -0.8 +6.5 +6.5 1,607 1,519 1,279 1,509
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 10,954 10,913 10,654 9,941 +0.4 +2.4 +10.2 11,450 10.687 9,124 10,375

Nondurable goods industries....... 92,638 92,007 90,638 87,772 +0.7 +1.5 +5.5 95,636 92,666 85,024 90,578
With unfilled orders............ 23,853 23,883 23,515 22,036 -0.1 +1.6 +8.2 24,518 23,951 22,013 22,618
20 Food and kindred products........ 26,901 26,977 27,084 24,952 -0.3 -0.4 +7.8 27,922 27,005 25,019 25,892
202 Dairy products................ 3,874 3,873 3,788 3,430 0.0 +2.2 +12.9 3,917 3,838 3,624 3,469
208 Beverages....................... 3,497 3,605 3,699 3,644 -3.0 -2.5 -4.0 3,392 3,263 3,165 3,544
203-6,9 All other foods............... 12,036 12,186 12,356 11,129 -1.2 -1.4 +8.1 13,179 12,720 11,214 12,181
21 Tobacco products................. 1,729 1,304 782 1,755 +32.6 +66.8 -1.5 1,729 1,304 782 1,755
22 Textile mill products........... 4,562 4,638 4,536 4,331 -1.6 +2.2 +5.3 4,991 4,604 3,926 4,741
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........... 2,779 2,834 2,695 2,698 -1.9 +5.2 +3.0 3,124 2,854 2,423 3,035
26 Paper and allied products........ 9,396 9,485 9,276 8,163 -0.9 +2.3 +15.1 9,763 9,818 8,983 8,484
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 3,967 4,044 4,136 3,459 -1.9 -2.2 +14.7 4,218 4,168 3,936 3,672
265 Paperboard containers.......... 2,014 2,015 1,893 1,781 0.0 +6.4 +13.1 2,086 2,036 1,849 1,846
264 All other paper products...... 3,415 3,426 3,247 2,923 -0.3 +5.5 +16.8 3,459 3,614 3,198 2,966
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,269 17,137 17,191 16,053 +0.8 -0.3 +7.6 18,385 17,509 16,633 17,175
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 4,882 4,905 4,908 4,689 -0.5 -0.1 +4.1 5,146 5,080 4,644 4,951
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 5,864 5,983 6,131 5,373 -2.0 -2.4 +9.1 6,163 5,996 5,978 5,654
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,304 4,077 3,981 3,687 +5.6 +2.4 +16.7 4,610 4,253 3,772 3,949
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,258 10,068 10,007 11,295 +1.9 +0.6 -9.2 10,139 9,807 9,768 11,166
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,682 6,661 6,314 5,930 +0.3 +5.5 +12.7 6,754 6,730 5,859 5,990
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 15,841 15,737 15,448 15,293 +0.7 +1.9 +3.6 15,953 15,889 14,054 15,375

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 13,123 13,199 13,164 12,477 -0.6 +0.3 +5.2 13,845 13,530 11,327 13,143
Consumer staples................ 38,623 38,444 38,088 36,070 +0.5 +0.9 +7.1 39,888 38,283 35,342 37,216
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 32,065 30,269 29,740 31,036 +5.9 +1.8 +3.3 34,493 29,661 25,270 33,308
Automotive equipment............ 19,544 20,152 18,683 16,962 -3.0 +7.9 +15.2 21,100 21,488 18,149 18,378
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,310 16,511 15,531 14,877 -1.2 +6.3 +9.6 16,466 15,515 13,275 14,993
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 77,862 77,033 74,750 74,079 +1.1 +3.1 +5.1 81,262 78,721 71,286 77,419

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 37,282 35.187 34,112 35,061 +6.0 +3.2 +6.3 39,777 34,751 29,298 37,411
Nondefense.................... 27,418 26,794 25,836 26,789 +2.3 +3.7 +2.3 29,568 26,166 21,897 28,873
Defense...................... 9,864 8,393 8,276 8,254 +17.5 +1.4 +19.5 10,209 8,585 7,401 8,538


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,083 6,199 6,191 5,727 -1.9 +0.1 +6.2 6,509 6,145 5,326 6,115


313,745 302,437


305,575
243,263
14,274
25,292
10,569
2,438

12,285
33,612
49,228
3,433

5,806
2,211
11,975
52,850


6,509
4,454
2,957
17,434
11,793
9,703
84,100
55,025
24,013


293,386
237,760
13,278
26,920
11,621
2,613

12,686
33,467
50,614
3,801

7,056
2,236
12,103
48,532


6,364
3,883
2,856
16,408
10,873
8,148
77,722
50,638
22,110


2,306 2,553
14,958 14,782

10,085 10,058
4,405 4,176

31,261 28,071


273,326
70,482
79,946
11,379
9,820
37,113
3,815
13,521

8,401
28,564
12,322
5,971
10,271
52,527

14,870
18,137
12,635
29,714
19,343


267,044
64,677
75,215
10,101
10,042
34,948
3,974
13,202

8,441
24,725
10,291
5,528
8,906
50,506

14,467
16,882
11,804
37,741
17,669


45,896 44,012


38,702
113,513

89,424
60,737

45,256

231,269


36,941
106,264

88,763
56,077

41,183

231,202


103,826 100,746
77,631 76,585
26,195 24,161


17,980 16,612


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes at end of table 2o










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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries 198,893 194,333 186,633 188,769 +2.3 +4.1 +5.4 210,690 198,802 176,432 199,928 585,924 577,156


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 109,443 104,867 99,531 105,158 +4.4 +5.4 +4.1 117,534 108,121 95,113 112,850

Durable goods industries.......... 105,762 101,932 95,544 100,937 +3.8 +6.7 +4.8 114,543 105,609 90,761 109,298
With unfilled orders............. 85,097 80,590 75,565 83,062 +5.6 +6.6 +2.4 92,505 83,643 72,453 90,180
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,176 5,090 4,953 4,677 +1.7 +2.8 +10.7 5,236 4,896 4,333 4,741
33 Primary metals.................. 8,720 8,231 7,333 8,282 +5.9 +12.2 +5.3 9,957 9,176 8,133 9,471
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 3,733 3,411 2,862 3,653 +9.4 +19.2 +2.2 4,389 4,140 3,409 4,255
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 716 764 762 869 -6.3 +0.3 -17.6 760 791 873 931
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,271 4,056 3,709 3,760 +5.3 +9.4 +13.6 4,808 4,245 3,851 4,285
34 Fabricated metal products........ 11,403 11,244 10,847 10,708 +1.4 +3.7 +6.5 11,988 11,483 9,992 11,305
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 17,136 16,814 16,020 16,100 +1.9 +5.0 +6.4 18,664 17,395 13,695 17,612
351 Engines and turbines........... 1,499 1,063 676 1,154 +41.0 +57.2 +29.9 1,595 1,079 492 1,255
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,180 2,072 1,729 2,206 +5.2 +19.8 -1.2 2,188 2,090 1,539 2,225
354 Metalworking machinery......... 787 672 762 708 +17.1 -11.8 +11.2 897 665 636 793
357 Office and computing machines. 4,385 4,317 3,874 3,991 +1.6 +11.4 +9.9 4,930 4,439 2,467 4,550
36 Electrical machinery............ 16,272 17,053 15,915 16,853 -4.6 +7.2 -3.4 18,926 17,695 14,925 19,471
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,169 2,260 2,083 2,074 -4.0 +8.5 +4.6 2,445 2,311 1,885 2,338
363 Household appliances.......... 1,554 1,581 1,413 1,347 -1.7 +11.9 +15.4 1,593 1,528 1,346 1,384
365 Radio and TV.................. 883 939 1,129 972 -6.0 -16.8 -9.2 917 906 1,041 1,009
366 Communication equipment....... 4,206 4,943 5,101 5,995 -14.9 -3.1 -29.8 5,979 5,387 4,926 7,787
367 Electronic components......... 4,104 3,966 2,949 3,654 +3.5 +34.5 +12.3 4,640 4,155 2,806 4,137
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,356 3,364 3,240 2,811 -0.2 +3.8 +19.4 3,352 3,408 2,921 2,816
37 Transportation equipment......... 30,306 27,302 24,212 29,328 +11.0 +12.8 +3.3 32,309 29,015 25,492 31,048
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,911 7,848 6,581 9,934 +26.3 +19.3 -0.2 10,239 7,910 7,838 10,308
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 1,735 414 40 3,227 +319.1 +935.0 -46.2 1,847 436 308 3,216
38 Instruments and related products 5,227 5,088 5,183 4,854 +2.7 -1.8 +7.7 5,501 5,044 4,682 5,112
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,461 3,280 3,507 3,298 +5.5 -6.5 +4.9 3,691 3,296 3,251 3,518
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.......... 11,522 11,110 11,081 10,135 +3.7 +0.3 +13.7 11,962 10,905 9,509 10,538

Nondurable goods industries....... 93,131 92,401 91,089 87,832 +0.8 +1.4 +6.0 96,147 93,193 85,671 90,630
With unfilled orders............. 24,346 24,277 23,966 22,096 +0.3 +1.3 +10.2 25,029 24,478 22,660 22,670

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel........... 13,525 13,446 13,613 12,779 +0.6 -1.2 +5.8 14,226 13,848 11,848 13,423
Consumer staples................ 38,632 38,442 38,033 36,176 +0.5 +1.1 +6.8 39,854 38,284 35,369 37,278
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 30,821 29,129 27,231 33,394 +5.8 +7.0 -7.7 34,483 29,936 26,131 36,979
Automotive equipment............ 19,668 20,179 18,647 17,157 -2.5 +8.2 +14.6 21,229 21,679 18,284 18,518
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,295 16,122 15,424 14,530 +1.1 +4.5 +12.1 16,614 15,402 13,237 14,819
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 79,952 77,015 73,685 74,733 +3.8 +4.5 +7.0 84,284 79,653 71,563 78,911

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries......... 37,021 33,836 31,476 38,827 +9.4 +7.5 -4.7 40,679 34,818 30,010 42,420
Nondefense.................... 27,320 26,856 26,777 26,613 +1.7 +0.3 +2.7 29,277 27,279 23,185 28,528
Defense....................... 9,701 6,980 4,699 12,214 +39.0 +48.5 -20.6 11,402 7,539 6,825 13,892

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,468 6,292 6,533 5,997 +2.8 -3.7 +7.9 6,852 6,268 5,741 6,351


320,768 319,163


310,913
248,601
14,465
27,266
11,938
2,424

12,904
33,463
49,754
3,166

5,817
2,198
11,836
51,546


6,641
4,467
2,864
16,292
11,601
9,681
86,816
25,987


309,642
254,016
13,570
29,423
13,095
2,896

13,432
33,375
50,070
3,767

6,711
2,139
11,626
52,479


6,428
3,870
2,804
20,218
10,960
8,199
87,226
29,637


2,591 3,980
15,227 14,777

10,238 10,004

32,376 28,722

275,011 267,514
72,167 65,147


39,922 37,934
113,507 106,393

90,550 97,447
61,192 56,627

45,253 41,477

235,500 237,278


105,507 112,994
79,741 78,419
25,766 34,575


18,861 17,465


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










Table 3. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Mar. Feb.- Jan.- | Mar.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Mar.P Feb.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 370,617 369,251 370,526 379,681 +0.4 -0.3 -2.4 377,433 373,797 372,193 386.653

Durable goods industries...................... 358,175 357,302 358,971 369,065 +0.2 -0.5 -3.0 364,874 361,749 360,672 373,930
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,498 2,496 2,537 2,709 +0.1 -1.6 -7.8 2,621 2,556 2,466 2,840
33 Primary metals.............................. 17,006 16,634 16.778 17,142 +2.2 -0.9 -0.8 18,701 17,695 17,213 18,808
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,973 8,716 8,773 8,422 +2.9 -0.6 +6.5 10,220 9,526 9.020 9,595
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,605 2,712 2,771 2.588 -3.9 -2.1 +0.7 2,662 2,753 2,802 2,645
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 5,428 5,206 5,234 6,132 +4.3 -0.5 -11.5 5,819 5,416 5,391 6,568
34 Fabricated metal products................... 18,443 18,501 18,939 19,477 -0.3 -2.3 -5.3 18,548 18,485 18,659 19,610
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 54,862 54,789 54,816 60,011 +0.1 0.0 -8.6 55,084 55,130 54,177 60,217
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,306 14,010 14,027 16,429 +2.1 -0.1 -12.9 14,238 13,998 14,053 16,357
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment............... 4,286 4,301 4,245 5,244 -0.3 +1.3 -18.3 4,346 4,377 4,258 5,318
354 Metalworking machinery..................... 3,136 3,133 3,180 3,597 +0.1 -1.5 -12.8 3,042 3,047 3,102 3,491
357 Office and computing machines............. 18,439 18,526 18,773 20,034 -0.5 -1.3 -8.0 18,494 18,640 18,076 20,064
36 Electrical machinery........................ 89,561 91,351 92,174 92,524 -2.0 -0.9 -3.2 91.266 91,714 91,909 94,330
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,433 5,421 5,420 5,801 +0.2 0.0 -6.3 5,460 5,462 5,387 5,832
363 Household appliances...................... 282 261 238 339 +8.0 +9.7 -16.8 276 248 242 331
365 Radio and TV.............................. 270 261 353 383 +3.4 -26.1 -29.5 270 261 353 383
366 Communication equipment................... 66,557 68,507 69,338 67,922 -2.8 -1.2 -2.0 68,144 68,993 69,375 69.599
367 Electronic components..................... 15,301 15,131 15,068 16.418 +1.1 +0.4 -6.8 15,439 14,993 14,826 16,558
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,718 1.770 1,757 1,661 -2.9 +0.7 +3.4 1,677 1,757 1,726 1,627
37 Transportation equipment.................... 161,379 159,i23 160,071 163,578 +1.0 -0.2 -1.3 164,505 162,589 162,855 166,733
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 138,244 137,676 137,580 138,253 +0.4 +0.1 0.0 140,700 139,989 139,997 140,698
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 17,261 16,300 16,767 18,974 +5.9 -2.8 -9.0 17,631 16,558 17,003 19,386
38 Instruments and related products............ 8,443 8,393 8,438 8,466 +0.6 -0.5 -0.3 8,444 8,387 8,418 8,467
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments............................ 7,557 7,526 7,629 7,532 +0.4 -1.4 +0.3 7,557 7.526 7,629 7,532
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 5,983 5,415 5,218 5,158 +10.5 +3.8 +16.0 5,705 5,193 4,975 4,925

Nondurable goods industries................... 12,442 11,949 11,555 10,616 +4.1 +3.4 +17.2 12,559 12,048 11,521 10,723

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel....................... 4,599 4,197 3,950 4,301 +9.6 +6.3 +6.9 4,552 4,171 3,853 4,256
Consumer staples............................ 736 727 729 866 +1.2 -0.3 -15.0 757 791 790 890
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 234,649 235,893 237,033 240,741 -0.5 -0.5 -2.5 239,113 239,123 238,848 245,356
Automotive equipment........................ 5,659 5,535 5,508 5,983 +2.2 +0.5 -5.4 5,959 5,830 5,639 6,281
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 9,985 10,000 10,389 10.630 -0.1 -3.7 -6.1 10,085 9,937 10,050 10,755
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 114,989 112,899 112,917 117,160 +1.9 0.0 -1.9 116,967 113,945 113,013 119,115

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 286,424 286,685 288,036 295,371 -0.1 -0.5 -3.0 290,995 290,093 290,026 300,061
Nondefense................................ 128,972 129,070 129,008 130,402 -0.1 0.0 -1.1 129,130 129,421 128,308 130,558
Defense................................... 157,452 157,615 159,028 164,969 -0.1 -0.9 -4.6 161,865 160,672 161,718 169,503

Household durable goods
industries................................. 3,910 3,525 3,432 3,700 +10.9 +2.7 +5.7 3,841 3,498 3,375 3,640

See footnotes at end of table 2.









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
Industry
SIC ar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Feb.- Jan.- Mar.- Mar. Feb Jan. I ar Feb.- Jan.- Mar. eb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Mar.P Feb.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 319,590 320,535 320,689 323,774 -0.3 0.0 -1.3 320,271 321,166 318,669 324,367


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 216,993 217,784 218,201 220,951 -0.4

Durable goods industries...................... 207,752 208,644 209,090 212,697 -0.4
With unfilled orders........................ 190,574 191,644 192,215 195,606 -0.6
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,032 6,990 7,189 7,006 +0.6
33 Primary metals.............................. 16,571 16,859 17,225 18,990 -1.7
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills................ 7,483 7,618 7,834 9,298 -1.8
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,125 1,113 1,110 1,211 +1.1
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,963 8,128 8,281 8,481 -2.0
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,382 21,367 21,373 21,856 +0.1
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 40,993 41,384 41,418 44,623 -0.9
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,810 2,808 2,788 2,829 +0.1
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,727 6,851 6,872 7,513 -1.8
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,950 3,008 2,967 2,995 -1.9
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,567 9,718 9,787 11,795 -1.6
36 Electrical machinery ........................ 38,952 39,085 39,049 38,421 -0.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,014 4,983 4,934 5,105 +0.6
363 Household appliances...................... 2,765 2,761 2,708 2,615 +0.1
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,830 1,792 1,737 1,459 +2.1
366 Communication equipment...,............ 15,984 16,218 16,274 15,909 -1.4
367 Electronic components..................... 7,703 7,689 7,733 7,629 +0.2
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,656 5,642 5,663 5,704 +0.2
37 Transportation equipment.................... 53,260 53,311 53,373 52,980 -0.1
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,232 11,059 11,067 11,513 +1.6
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 38,265 38,566 38,742 37,936 -0.8
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,061 2,002 1,993 1,790 +2.9
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,479 12,681 12,615 12,560 -1.6
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,996 9,090 9,088 9,115 -1.0
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,876 2,984 2,941 2,879 -3.6
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.................... 17,083 16,967 16,848 16,261 +0.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 111,838 111,891 111,599 111,077 0.0
With unfilled orders........................ 26,419 26,140 25,986 25,345 +1.1
20 Food and kindred products................... 23,720 23,677 23,792 23,451 +0.2
202 Dairy products............................ 2,065 2,034 2,026 1,750 +1.5
208 Beverages ................................. 4,673 4,634 4,674 4,639 +0.8
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 13,890 13,961 14,108 13,941 -0.5
21 Tobacco products........................... 5,683 5,639 5,658 5,879 +0.8
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,866 6,806 6,755 7,026 +0.9
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,801 3,822 3,837 4,186 -0.5
26 Paper and allied products................... 10,827 10,684 10,555 10,005 +1.3
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............................. 4,178 4,166 4,098 3,929 +0.3
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,735 2,702 2,657 2,446 +1.2
264 All other paper products................... 3,914 3,816 3,800 3,630 +2.6
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 26,833 27,283 27,286 25,654 -1.6
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,091 8,218 8,179 7,738 -1.5
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 8,617 8,811 8,716 8,043 -2.2
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,416 6,515 6,522 5,974 -1.5
29 Petroleum and coal products.. .............. 10,418 10,225 9,968 11,590 +1.9
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 8,551 8,634 8,660 8,686 -1.0
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 18,940 18,943 18,925 18,786 0.0

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 25,597 25,550 25,339 24,578 +0.2
Consumer staples............................ 41,515 41,563 41,637 40,505 -0.1
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 91,537 92,140 92,373 94,985 -0.7
Automotive equipment........................ 13,632 13,482 13,382 14,123 +1.1
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 22,881 22,777 23,027 22,974 +0.5
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 124,428 125,023 124,931 126,609 -0.5

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 105,466 106,264 106,395 108,258 -0.8
Nondefense................................ 71,471 72,044 72,231 75,791 -0.8
Defense.................................... 33,995 34,220 34,164 32,467 -0.7

Household durable goods
industries................................ 13,245 13,196 13,094 12,110 +0.4


-0.2 -1.8 217,335 217,155 215,316 .221,210


-0.2 -2.3
-0.3 -2.6
-2.8 +0.4
-2.1 -12.7
-2.8 -19.5
+0.3 -7.1

-1.8 -6.1
0.0 -2.2
-0.1 -8.1
+0.7 -0.7

-0.3 -10.5
+1.4 -1.5
-0.7 -18.9
+0.1 +1.4


+1.0 -1.8
+2.0 +5.7
+3.2 +25.4
-0.3 +0.5
-0.6 +1.0
-0.4 -0.8
-0.1 +0.5
-0.1 -2.4
-0.5 +0.9


208,590 208,809 206,933 213,456
190,823 191,114 189,773 195,786
7,203 7,082 7,095 7,178
16,438 16,585 16,942 18,795
7,229 7,370 7,635 8,974
1,182 1,146 1,105 1,272

8,027 8,069 8,202 8,549
21,592 21,378 21,193 22,064
41,092 41,540 41,055 44,711
2,775 2,778 2,698 2,797

6,767 6,895 6,834 7,561
2,941 3,017 2,937 2,987
9,471 9,674 9,590 11,677
38,926 38,834 38,531 38,401


4,980 4,967 4,897 5,070
2,900 2,787 2,669 2,739
1,726 1,678 1,609 1,376
15,984 16,193 16,165 15,912
7,680 7,639 7,681 7,606
5,656 5,570 5,510 5,698
53,650 53,539 52,716 53,353
11,397 11,336 11,183 11,675
38,481 38,465 37,946 38,146


+0.5 +15.1 2,044 1,972 1,950 1,767
+0.5 -0.6 12,434 12,566 12,391 12,517

0.0 -1.3 8,987 9,039 8,950 9,107
+1.5 -0.1 2,839 2,925 2,864 2,843

+0.7 +5.1 17,255 17,285 17,010 16,438


+0.3 +0.7
+0.6 +4.2
-0.5 +1.1
+0.4 +18.0
-0.9 +0.7
-1.0 -0.4
-0.3 -3.3
+0.8 -2.3

-0.4 -9.2
+1.2 +8.2
+1.7 +6.3
+1.7 +11.8
+0.4 +7.8
0.0 +4.6

+0.5 +4.6
+1.1 +7.1
-0.1 +7.4
+2.6 -10.1
-0.3 -1.6


111,681 112,357 111,736 110,911
26,512 26,041 25,543 25,424
23,315 23,966 24,292 23,053
2,086 2,002 1,991 1,767
4,785 4,741 4,711 4,748
13,293 13,963 14,407 13,356
5,853 5,976 6,051 6,059
6,952 6,820 6,669 7,116

3,854 3,855 3,793 4,244
10,919 10,719 10,530 10,086
4,236 4,212 4,132 3,980
2,765 2,711 2,671 2,472
3,918 3,796 3,727 3,634
26,937 27,340 27,171 25,772

8,091 8,218 8,179 7,738
8,548 8,693 8,554 7,977
6,422 6,516 6,506 5,977
10,154 10,215 10,057 11,284
8,777 8,670 8,540 8,922


+0.1 +0.8 18,774 18,651 18,426 18,619


+0.8 +4.1
-0.2 +2.5

-0.3 -3.6
+0.7 -3.5

-1.1 -0.4

+0.1 -1.7


25,422 25,311 24,965 24,424
41,226 41,923 42,102 40,227

91,769 92,390 91,527 95,214
13,906 13,884 13,553 14,403

23,316 23,061 22,851 23,415

124,632 124,597 123,671 126,685


-0.1 -2.6 105,648 106,082 104,856 108,412
-0.3 -5.7 71,365 71,963 71,383 75,653
+0.2 +4.7 34,283 34,119 33,473 32,759


+0.8 +9.4 13,205 13,145 12,911 12,087


See footnotes at end of table 2r










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Feb.- Jan.- Mar.- Mar. Feb. | Jan. | Mar.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986' Mar.P Feb.r 87/86 1987P 1987r9 8787 1986

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


All manufacturing industries............ 102,460 102,522

Durable goods industries...................... 59,252 59,499
Stone, clay, and glass products ............. 2,277 2,253
Primary metals.............................. 5,419 5,479
Fabricated metal products..................... 7,327 7,367
Machinery, except electrical................. 11,469 11,653
Electrical machinery........................ 10,215 10,259
Transportation equipment.................... 12,148 12,058
Instruments and related products............. 4,023 4,080

All other durable goods..................... 6,374 6,350

Nondurable goods industries.................... 43,208 43,023
Food and kindred products................... 8,788 8,682
Tobacco products............................. 4,803 4,730
Textile mill products........................ 1,795 1,854
Paper and allied products................... 5,546 5,482
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,073 8,990
Petroleum and coal products.................. 3,006 3,076
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,189 3,224

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,008 6,985

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............. 112,911 113,531

Durable goods industries...................... 94,897 95,617
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 960 967
Primary metals.............................. 6,528 6,626
Fabricated metal products................... 7,573 7,592
Machinery, except electrical ................. 16,727 16,784
Electrical machinery........................ 19,799 20,062
Transportation equipment..................... 34,883 35,076
Instruments and related products............ 4,839 4,913

All other durable goods..................... 3,588 3,597

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,014 17,914
Food and kindred products.................... 2,375 2,379
Tobacco products............................. 130 153
Textile mill products....................... 2,119 2,111
Paper and allied products................... 1,236 1,222
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,186 4,174
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,186 2,141
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,392 1,432

All other nondurable goods.................... 4,390 4,302

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 104,219 104,482

Durable goods industries...................... 53,603 53,528
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,795 3,770
Primary metals.............................. 4,624 4,754
Fabricated metal products................... 6,482 6,408
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,797 12,947
Electrical machinery........................ 8,938 8,764
Transportation equipment.................... 6,229 6,177
Instruments and related products............ 3,617 3,688

All other durable goods..................... 7,121 7,020

Nondurable goods industries................... 50,616 50,954
Food and kindred products................... 12,557 12.616
Tobacco products............................ 750 756
Textile mill products....................... 2,952 2,841
Paper and allied products................... 4,045 3,980
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,574 14,119
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,226 5,008
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,970 3,978

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,542 7,656


102,847 102.944 -0.1


59,817
2,256
5,644
7,426
11,697
10,356
12,094
4,018


60,500
2,260
6,037
7,912
11,642
10,336
12,133
4,034


6,326 6,146 +0.4


43,030
8,771
4,745
1,790
5,348
9,056
3,003
3,240


42,444
8,212
4,919
2,001
5,181
8,390
3,552
3,214


7,077 6,975 +0.3



113,212 115,616 -0.5


95,589
1,038
6,609
7,475
16,733
20,034
35,233
4.933


97,998
1,074
7,099
7,457
19,021
19,711
35,015
5,073


3,534 3,548 -0.3


17,623
2,403
131
2,207
1,230
4,172
1,950
1,416


17,618 +0.6
2,513 -0.2
109 -15.0
2,028 +0.4
1,146 +1.1
4,008 +0.3
2,568 +2.1
1,374 -2.8


4,114 3,872 +2.0



104,630 105,214 -0.3

53,684 54,199 +0.1
3,895 3,672 +0.7
4,972 5,854 -2.7
6,472 6,487 +1.2
12,988 13,960 -1.2
8,659 8,374 +2.0
6,046 5,832 +0.8
3,664 3,453 -1.9

6,988 6,567 +1.4

50,946 51,015 -0.7
12,618 12,726 -0.5
782 851 -0.8
2,758 2,997 +3.9
3,977 3,678 +1.6
14,058 13,256 -3.9
5,015 5,470 +4.4
4,004 4,098 -0.2

7,734 7,939 -1.5


-0.3 -0.5 102,545 102,968 103,437 102,952

-0.5 -2.1 58,966 59,394 59,740 60,152
-0.1 +0.8 2,267 2,246 2,247 2,247
-2.9 -10.2 5,184 5,374 5,636 5,764
-0.8 -7.4 7,312 7,301 7,383 7,892
-0.4 -1.5 11,473 11,612 11,666 11,633
-0.9 -1.2 10,230 10,263 10,294 10,347
-0.3 +0.1 12,165 12,117 12,048 12,156
+1.5 -0.3 4,028 4,060 4.009 4,036

+0.4 +3.7 6,307 6,421 6,457 6,077

0.0 +1.8 43,579 43,574 43,697 42,800
-1.0 +7.0 8,901 9,007 9,183 8,329
-0.3 -2.4 4,911 5,000 5,117 5,029
+3.6 -10.3 1,837 1,872 1,768 2,048
+2.5 +7.0 5,596 5,527 5,352 5,225
-0.7 +8.1 9,090 8,938 9,086 8,412
+2.4 -15.4 2,978 3,085 2,994 3,490
-0.5 -0.8 3,214 3,184 3,216 3,240

-1.3 +0.5 7,052 6,961 6,981 7,027



+0.3 -2.3 113,575 113,607 111,699 116,225

0.0 -3.2 95,573 95,619 94,183 98,646
-6.8 -10.6 1,002 999 1,035 1,121
+0.3 -8.0 6,560 6,505 6,460 7,105
+1.6 +1.6 7,649 7,547 7,305 7,535
+0.3 -12.1 16,933 16,910 16,539 19,236
+0.1 +0.4 19,727 19,970 19,856 19,650
-0.4 -0.4 35,247 35,215 34,645 35,353
-0.4 -4.6 4,860 4,836 4,795 5,094

+1.8 +1.1 3,595 3,637 3,548 3,552

+1.7 +2.2 18,002 17,988 17,516 17,579
-1.0 -5.5 2,436 2,451 2,451 2,577
+16.8 +19.3 130 153 132 109
-4.3 +4.5 2,146 2,115 2,207 2,055
-0.7 +7.9 1,225 1,199 1,214 1,135
0.0 +4.4 4,073 4,154 4,078 3,904
+9.8 -14.9 2.165 2,147 1,944 2,523
+1.1 +1.3 1,388 1,427 1,418 1,366

+4.6 +13.4 4,439 4,342 4,072 3,910



-0.1 -0.9 104,151 104,591 103,533 105,190

-0.3 -1.1 54,051 53,796 53,010 54,658
-3.2 +3.3 3,934 3,837 3,813 3,810
-4.4 -21.0 4,694 4,706 4,846 5,926
-1.0 -0.1 6,631 6,530 6,505 6,637
-0.3 -8.3 12,686 13,018 12,850 13,842
+1.2 +6.7 8,969 8,601 8,381 8,404
+2.2 +6.8 6,238 6,207 6,023 5,844
+0.7 +4.7 3,546 3,670 3,587 3,387

+0.5 +8.4 7,353 7,227 7,005 6,809

0.0 -0.8 50,100 50,795 50,523 50,532
0.0 -1.3 11,978 12,508 12,658 12,147
-3.3 -11.9 812 823 802 921
+3.0 -1.5 2,969 2,833 2,694 3,013
+0.1 +10.0 4,098 3,993 3,964 3,726
+0.4 +2.4 13,774 14,248 14,007 13,456
-0.1 -4.5 5,011 4,983 5,119 5,271
-0.6 -3.1 4,175 4,059 3,906 4,316

-1.0 -5.0 7,283 7,348 7,373 7,682


PPreliminary. Revised.


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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


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


20
21
22
26
28
29
30
23,27,
31










Table 6. RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES TO SHIPMENTS AND UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS, BY INDUSTRY GROUP

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio1

Industry
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1987P 1 1987 1987 198687r 1987 1986r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.62 1.64 1.69 1.75 3.43 3.48 3.60 3.73

Durable goods industries..................... ... 1.98 2.01 2.11 2.18 4.25 4.34 4.52 4.62
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.36 1.36 1.45 1.50 0.53 0.53 0.56 0.64
33 Primary metals............................... 1.99 2.01 2.15 2.21 2.04 1.99 2.10 1.99
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.87 1.83 1.96 1.98 1.77 1.75 1.93 1.93
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.40 2.46 2.48 2.57 3.41 3.46 3.47 3.65
36 Electrical machinery........................ 2.16 2.19 2.21 2.32 4.96 5.11 5.22 5.58
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.86 1.93 2.10 2.16 9.90 10.83 11.82 11.61
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.41 2.47 2.55 2.53 1.63 1.64 1.70 1.70

Nondurable goods industries................... 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.27 0.52 0.50 0.49 0.48
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.94 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................ 3.29 4.32 7.24 3.35 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.51 1.47 1.49 1.62 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.15 1.13 1.14 1.23 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.55 1.59 1.59 1.60 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 1.02 1.02 1.00 1.03 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.28 1.30 1.37 1.46 (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
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 Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar.
Industry ago Mars. 1986- ago Mars. 1986- ago Mars. 1986- ago Mars. 1986-
SIC Mar. 1982- Feb. Mar. 1982- Feb. Mar. 1982- Feb. Mar. 1982- Feb.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

All manufacturing industries..... 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries................ 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products...... 0.7 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.6 1.4 0.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5
33 Primary metals....................... 0.0 1.0 0.4 0.7 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 1.3 1.1 1.1 0.8 1.5 1.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.4 0.3 0.5 4.2 1.4 1.0 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................ 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 1.0 0.2 0.0 1.7 1.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 0.6 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.5 1.6 0.8 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2
20 Food and kindred products............. 0.1 0.3 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.5 0.2
21 Tobacco products..................... 2.7 1.2 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.2
22 Textile mill products................ 4.7 1.8 1.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.6 0.8
26 Paper and allied products............. 0.1 0.3 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.2 0.3 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.4 0.9 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.4 0.4
29 Petroleum and coal products........... 0.3 0.7 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.8 1.1 0.7
30 Rubber and plastics products.......... 1.3 1.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.4 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense ........................... 0.4 0.8 0.4 2.1 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.1 1.5 0.6 0.0 2.6 3.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.4 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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