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C3.l15 Y.-AA3-1 1 C^ -


Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders

April 1987

U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1(87)-4
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. Tuesday, June 2, 1987

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


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in April showed
a slight increase, up $0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $199.8
billion. This follows increases of 2.6 percent in March and
4.1 percent in February. Excluding orders for defense
capital goods, new orders declined 0.2 percent in April and
increased 1.1 percent in March and 3.0 percent in February.
Shipments of manufactured goods declined in April $2.0
billion or 1.0 percent to $195.5 billion, offsetting last
month's 0.9 percent increase. Shipments in 1987 have
averaged 0.8 percent more per month than the same period
last year.
Unfilled orders for manufactured goods in April increased
$4.3 billion or 1.2 percent to $375.6 billion, following a
0.5 percent increase in March. 'Prior to that, unfilled
orders had generally been declining.
Inventories in April increased $0.7 billion or 0.2 percent
to $320.8 billion, following a 0.1 percent decline in March.
The inventory to shipments ratio in April was 1.64, up from
1.62 in March.
NEW ORDERS. New orders for manufactured durable goods in
April were unchanged from March at $106.2 billion, with
large offsetting movements in- several major industries.
Orders for electrical machinery increased $3.2 billion or
19.3 percent to $19.7 billion; nearly all of the increase
was for defense communication equipment, where the level had
been low for the previous three months. Primary metals
increased $0.5 billion or 5.4 percent to $9.3 billion, the
third consecutive monthly increase.
New orders for transportation equipment in April declined
$2.3 billion or 7.6 percent to $27.9 billion, with decreases
in all subcategories. This decline followed increases in
March of 10.8 percent and February of 12.8 percent. Orders
for nonelectrical machinery declined $0.2 billion or 0.9
percent to $17.1 billion. Orders for all other durable
categories declined, except lumber and wood which increased
slightly. New orders for nondurable goods increased $0.4
billion or 0.4 percent to $93.6 billion. Excluding the
volatile tobacco industry, the increase was 1.1 percent.


SHIPMENTS. Shipments of durable goods in April declined
$2.3 billion or 2.2 percent to $102.4 billion. Most of the
major industries were down. Transportation equipment
declined $1.6 billion or 5.7 percent to $26.9 billion; both
aircraft and parts and motor vehicles and parts were down.
Nonelectrical machinery declined $0.3 billion or 1.7 percent
to $16.7 billion; electrical machinery was down $0.2 billion
or 1.2 percent to $17.8 billion; and fabricated metals down
$0.2 billion or 1.8 percent to $11.3 billion.
Shipments of nondurable goods increased $0.4 billion or 0.4
percent to $93.1 billion. The largest increases were in
foods, chemicals, and textiles. Partially offsetting the
increases was a decline in tobacco products of $0.6 billion
or 33.3 percent to $1.2 billion.
Unfilled orders for durable goods increased $3.8 billion or
1.1 percent to $362.6 billion. This is the largest one
month increase since June 1985. Nearly half of the April
increase was in electrical machinery, up $1.8 billion or 2.1
percent to $91.6 billion. Transportation equipment
increased $1.1 billion or 0.7 percent to $162.5 billion and
primary metals $0.8 billion or 4.8 percent to $17.8 billion.
This is the highest the primary metals orders backlog has
been since the $18.0 billion in September 1984.
INVENTORIES. Inventories of durable goods and nondurable
goods manufacturers in April each increased 0.2 percent;
durables increased $0.5 billion to $208.5 billion and
nondurables $0.2 billion to $112.3 billion. Increases in
the durable goods industries were relatively widespread
while most of the nondurable goods increase was in foods.
The increase in inventories in April was primarily in
materials and supplies, where durables increased 0.9 percent
and nondurables 1.1 percent. Finished goods declined in
both sectors; durables were down 0.6 percent and nondurables
0.3 percent. Work in process was unchanged, with an
increase in durables offsetting a decline in nondurables.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance r on durable
goods for May is scheduled for June 2 a.m.
and the full report on June 30, 1987e : .


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Industry Division,'
or call Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Menth. (301) 763-2502 or (301) 763-2512. I.SFIV
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press r e is als
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.


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS









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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date

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

All manufacturing industries 195,470 197,430 195,608 189,276 -1.0 +0.9 +3.3 196,052 206,876 197,198 190,018 774,775 750,448


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 106,457 108,292 106,142 103,293 -1.7 +2.0 +3.1 106,193 114,085 106,517 103,097


420,125 405,534


Durable goods industries..........
With unfilled orders............
Stone, clay, and glass products.
Primary metals..................
Blast furnaces, steel mills...
Iron and steel foundries......
Nonferrous and other primary
metals......................
Fabricated metal products.......
Machinery, except electrical....
Engines and turbines..........
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment..
Metalworking machinery........
Office and computing machines.
Electrical machinery............
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.........
Household appliances..........
Radio and TV ..................
Communication equipment.......
Electronic components .........
Other electrical machinery....
Transportation equipment........
Motor vehicles and parts......
Aircraft. missiles, and parts.
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................
Instruments and related products
Scientific and engineering
instruments..................
Photographic goods............


102,412 104,750 103,601 100,941 -2.2 +1.1 +1.5 103,992 111,404 104,532 102,465
82,193 84,340 82,259 81,526 -2.5 +2.5 +0.8 82,307 89,480 82,566 81,666
5,069 5,140 5,131 4,813 -1.4 +0.2 +5.3 5,259 5,130 4,806 4,979
8,452 8,395 8,375 8,701 +0.7 +0.2 -2.9 8,978 8,950 8,694 9,223
3,596 3.510 3,468 3,665 +2.5 +1.2 -1.9 3,855 3,713 3,634 3,920
782 813 823 914 -3.8 -1.2 -14.4 825 851 840 965

4,074 4,072 4,084 4,122 0.0 -0.3 -1.2 4,298 4,386 4,220 4,338
11,287 11,498 11,682 11,616 -1.8 -1.6 -2.8 11,405 11,954 11,657 11,734
16,742 17,035 16.841 17,664 -1.7 +1.2 -5.2 16,742 18,685 16,442 17,612
1,108 1,199 1,080 1,117 -7.6 +11.0 -0.8 1,226 1,346 1,134 1,231

2,086 2,152 2,016 2,435 -3.1 +6.7 -14.3 2,157 2,189 1,971 2,510
710 792 719 737 -10.4 +10.2 -3.7 674 906 720 703
4,334 4,439 4,564 4,674 -2.4 -2.7 -7.3 3,732 5,048 3,875 4,027
17,823 18,038 17,876 16,624 -1.2 +0.9 +7.2 17,333 19,323 17,890 16,213


2,206 2,142 2,259 2,078 +3.0 -5.2 +6.2 2,160 2,419 2,236 2,040
1,572 1,541 1,558 1,369 +2.0 -1.1 +14.8 1,548 1,567 1,522 1,348
989 873 1,031 985 +13.3 -15.3 +0.4 886 908 998 883
5,831 6,164 5,774 5,607 -5.4 +6.8 +4.0 5,656 6,829 5,769 5,459
3,778 3,941 3,903 3,702 -4.1 +1.0 +2.1 3,857 4,210 3,988 3,780
3,447 3,377 3,351 2,883 +2.1 +0.8 +19.6 3,226 3,390 3,377 2,703
26,887 28,498 27,650 26,462 -5.7 +3.1 +1.6 28,014 30,441 29,281 27,545
16,838 17,373 18,169 16,701 -3.1 -4.4 +0.8 18,140 19,106 19,635 17,946
8,276 9,342 7,752 7,943 -11.4 +20.5 +4.2 8,107 9,531 7,918 7,788

789 775 881 846 +1.8 -12.0 -6.7 789 775 881 846
5,203 5,219 5,133 4,972 -0.3 +1.7 +4.6 5,021 5,494 5,075 4,809

3,489 3,473 3,383 3,374 +0.5 +2.7 +3.4 3,384 3,706 3,399 3,276
1,559 1,584 1,595 1,419 -1.6 -0.7 +9.9 1,472 1,611 1,519 1,343


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


363
365
30b
367
364,9
37
371
372,6
3731,95

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


409,553
325,670
19,492
34,269
14,442
3,263

16,564
45,046
65,945
4,650

7,933
2,889
15,679
70,132


8,641
6,004
3,843
23,091
15,666
12,887
112,162
73,203
32,123


395,851
319,426
18,257
36,143
15,541
3,578

17,024
45,201
68,226
5,032

9,566
2,939
16,130
64,745


8,404
5,231
3,739
21,867
14,653
10,851
105,267
68,584
29,898


Nondurable goods industries.......
With unfilled orders............
20 Food and kindred products.......
202 Dairy products................
208 Beverages.....................
203-6,9 All other foods ...............
21 Tobacco products...............
22 Textile mill products ...........
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............
26 Paper and allied products.......
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc...............
265 Paperboard containers.........
264 All other paper products......
28 Chemicals and allied products...
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments.....................
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries..
282,9 Other chemical products.......
29 Petroleum and coal products.....
30 Rubber and plastics products....
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods......


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, and
intermediate products..........

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........
Nondefense....................
Defense.......................

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

See footnotes at end of table 2.


93,058 92,680 92,007 88,335 +0.4 +0.7 +5.3 92,060 95,472 92,666 87,553
24,264 23,952 23,883 21,767 +1.3 +0.3 +11.5 23,886 24,605 23,951 21,431
27,445 26,902 26,977 25,50. +2.0 -0.3 +7.6 26,743 27,847 27,005 24,853
3,882 3,862 3,873 3,415 +0.5 -0.3 +13.7 3,851 3,907 3,838 3,386
3,574 3,523 3,605 3,659 +1.4 -2.3 -2.3 3,763 3,407 3,263 3,844
12,333 12,045 12,186 11,678 +2.4 -1.2 +5.6 11,618 13,132 12,720 11,002
1,153 1,729 1,304 1,308 -33.3 +32.6 -11.9 1,153 1,729 1,304 1,308
4,717 4,579 4,638 4,490 +3.0 -1.3 +5.1 4,696 4,963 4,604 4,466

2,887 2,734 2,834 2,762 +5.6 -3.5 +4.5 2,823 3,044 2,854 2,700
9,512 9,428 9,485 8,338 +0.9 -0.6 +14.1 9,586 9,777 9,818 8,400
4,056 3,990 4,044 3,426 +1.7 -1.3 +18.4 4,116 4,230 4,168 3,479
2,073 2,015 2,015 1,840 +2.9 0.0 +12.7 2,125 2,076 2,036 1,883
3,383 3,423 3,426 3,072 -1.2 -0.1 +10.1 3,345 3,471 3,614 3,038
17,386 17,097 17,137 16,894 +1.7 -0.2 +2.9 17,846 18,094 17,509 17,460

5,068 4,983 4,905 4,669 +1.7 +1.6 +8.5 5,316 5,264 5,080 4,891
5,977 5,764 5,983 5,751 +3.7 -3.7 +3.9 5,481 6,026 5,996 5,273
4,012 4,022 4,077 3,884 -0.2 -1.3 +3.3 4,140 4,202 4,253 4,003
10,200 10,215 10,068 10,994 -0.1 +1.5 -7.2 10,137 10,101 9,807 10,923
6,550 6,733 6,661 6,061 -2.7 +1.1 +8.1 6,634 6,782 6,730 6,148

16,095 15,997 15,737 14,748 +0.6 +1.7 +9.1 15,265 16,179 15,889 13,995


13,488 13,300 13,199 12,534 +1.4 +0.8 +7.6 12,872 14,060 13,530 11,961
38,779 38,537 38,444 36,145 +0.6 +0.2 +7.3 37,489 39,696 38,283 34,949

30,812 32,114 30,269 30,998 -4.1 +6.1 -0.6 30,114 34,548 29,661 30,299
18,926 19,399 20,152 18,722 -2.4 -3.7 +1.1 20,315 21,144 21,488 20,051

15,890 16,262 16,511 15,305 -2.3 -1.5 +3.8 16,367 16,407 15,515 15,711

77,575 77,812 77,033 75,572 -0.3 +1.0 +2.7 78,895 81,021 78,721 77,047


35,658 37,227 35,187 35,356 -4.2 +5.8 +0.9 34,715 39,706 34,751 34,458
26,919 27,353 26,794 26,896 -1.6 +2.1 +0.1 26,148 29,498 26,166 26,137
8,739 9,874 8,393 8,460 -11.5 +17.6 +3.3 8,567 10,208 8,585 8,321


6,236 6,132 6,199 5,715 +1.7 -1.1 +9.1 6,084 6,580 6,145 5,574


365,222
94,455
106,614
15,220
13,598
48,684
4,968
18,189

11,144
38,164
16,450
8,086
13,628
70,082

20,304
23,481
16,367
39,813
26,005


354,597
86,108
100,068
13,487
13,886
45,950
5,282
17,668

11,141
33,125
13,770
7,411
11,944
67,966

19,358
22,155
15,807
48,664
23,817


All other durable goods......... 10,949 10,927 10,913 10,089 +0.2 +0.1 +8.5 11,240 11,427 10,687 10,350


3,096 3,399
20,029 19,591


13,515
5,881


13,334
5,519


42,478 38,421


61,387 58,007


51,789 48,902
150,810 141,213

119,593 119,062
81,096 76,128

61,564 56,894

309,923 308,249


138,470 135,204
103,709 102,722
34,761 32,482


24,135 22,186












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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries 199,800 199,399 194,333 186,606 +0.2 +2.6 +/.1 199,992 210,9/9 198,802 186b,3/ 186,ZU5 /63,131


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 110,787 110,261 104,867 100,623 +0.5 +5.1 +10.1 110,133 118,188 108,121 99,654

Durable goods industries.......... 106,226 106,213 101,932 98,176 0.0 +4.2 +8.2 107,413 114,989 105,609 98,945
With unfilled orders ............ 86,007 85,803 80,590 78,761 +0.2 +6.5 +9.2 85,728 93,065 83,643 78,146
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,045 5,140 5,090 4,742 -1.8 +1.0 +6.4 5,216 5,191 4,896 4,887
33 Primary metals.................. 9,261 8,789 8,231 8,106 +5.4 +6.8 +14.2 9,609 9,929 9,176 8,250
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,404 3,780 3,411 3,416 +16.5 +10.8 +28.9 4,531 4,392 4,140 3,391
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 753 716 764 968 +5.2 -6.3 -22.2 819 760 791 1,028
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,104 4,293 4,056 3,722 -4.4 +5.8 +10.3 4,259 4,777 4,245 3,831
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,159 11,576 11,244 11,605 -3.6 +3.0 -3.8 11,278 12,172 11,483 11,721
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 17,054 17,209 16,814 16,347 -0.9 +2.3 +4.3 17,273 18,750 17,395 16,551
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,255 1,493 1,063 1,135 -15.9 +40.5 +10.6 1,297 1,588 1,079 1,174
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,116 2,157 2,072 2,239 -1.9 +4.1 -5.5 2,159 2,176 2,090 2,274
354 Metalworking machinery........ 738 788 672 723 -6.3 +17.3 +2.1 731 890 665 714
357 Office and computing machines. 4,606 4,444 4,317 3,789 +3.6 +2.9 +21.6 4,359 4,960 4,439 3,486
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,666 16,479 17,053 16,747 +19.3 -3.4 +17.4 18,661 19,069 17,695 15,655
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,174 2,166 2,260 1,966 +0.4 -4.2 +10.6 2,142 2,432 2,311 1,948
363 Household appliances.......... 1,543 1,550 1,581 1,355 -0.5 -2.0 +13.9 1,533 1,581 1,528 1,350
365 Radio and TV ........... ...... 929 882 939 927 +5.3 -6.1 +0.2 826 917 906 825
366 Communication equipment....... 7,414 4,365 4,943 5,898 +69.9 -11.7 +25.7 6,521 6,084 5,387 4,854
367 Electronic components......... 4,168 4,187 3,966 3,681 -0.5 +5.6 +13.2 4,386 4,739 4,155 3,909
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,438 3,329 3,364 2,920 +3.3 -1.0 +17.7 3,253 3,316 3,408 2,769
37 Transportation equipment........ 27,942 30,253 27,302 25,533 -7.6 +10.8 +9.4 29,023 32,385 29,015 26,569
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,920 9,975 7,848 7,401 -10.6 +27.1 +20.5 8,774 10,282 7,910 7,337
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 1,077 1,768 414 409 -39.1 +327.1 +163.3 1,167 1,848 436 437
38 Instruments and related products 5,221 5,253 5,088 4,882 -0.6 +3.2 +6.9 5,045 5,533 5,044 4,721
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,506 3,482 3,280 3,270 +0.7 +6.2 +7.2 3,401 3,715 3,296 3,172
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 10,878 11,514 11,110 10,214 -5.5 +3.6 +6.5 11,308 11,960 10,905 10,591

Nondurable goods industries....... 93,574 93,186 92,401 88,430 +0.4 +0.8 +5.8 92,579 95,990 93,193 87,630
With unfilled orders............ 24,780 24,458 24,277 21,862 +1.3 +0.7 +13.3 24,405 25,123 24,478 21,508

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,544 13,730 13,446 12,547 -1.4 +2.1 +7.9 12,990 14,467 13,848 12,034
Consumer staples................ 38,795 38,547 38,442 36,166 +0.6 +0.3 +7.3 37,486 39,659 38,284 34,943
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 32,680 31,264 29,129 29,291 +4.5 +7.3 +11.6 31,810 34,836 29,936 28,267
Automotive equipment............ 19,029 19,525 20,179 18,715 -2.5 -3.2 +1.7 20,259 21,261 21,679 19,878
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 15,793 16,288 16,122 15,158 -3.0 +1.0 +4.2 16,329 16,614 15,402 15,630
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 79,959 80,045 77,015 74,729 -0.1 +3.9 +7.0 81,118 84,142 79,653 75,823

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 38,422 37,393 33,836 33,428 +2.8 +10.5 +14.9 37,166 40,949 34,818 32,082
Nondefense.................... 27,617 27,396 26,856 25,357 +0.8 +2.0 +8.9 27,138 29,366 27,279 24,927
Defense....................... 10,805 9,997 6.,980 8,071 +8.1 +43.2 +33.9 10,028 11,583 7,539 7,155


Household durable goods
industries................ .... 6,180 6,504 6,292 5,733 -5.0 +3.4 +7.8 6,071 6,914 6,268 5,639


431,555 418,817


418,772
334,889
19,636
36,847
16,472
3,243

17,132
44,925
67,113
4,456

7,964
2,922
16,225
70,350


8,770
5,988
3,690
22,918
16,086
12,898
115,915
34,804


408,587
332,162
18,457
37,673
16,486
3,924

17,263
45,096
66,621
4,941

8,985
2,853
15,112
68,134


8,376
5,220
3,629
25,072
14,869
10,968
113,795
36,974


3,759 4,417
20,304 19,498

13,663 13,176

43,682 39,313

367,433 355,144
96,666 86,655


53,153
150,798

122,713
81,483

61,582

316,476


49,968
141,336

125,714
76,505

57,107

313,101


142,943 145,076
106,968 103,346
35,975 41,730


24,994 23,104


PPreliminary. rRevised.

IShipments 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 adjusted1

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1987P 1987r 1 198 1986r Apr.P Mar.r 87/86 1987p 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 375,550 371,220 369,251 377,011 +1.2 +0.5 -0.4 381,840 377,900 373,797 383,210


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


363
365
366
367
364,9
37
372,0
3731,95

38
381-4

24,25,
39


Household durable goods
i d I


+0.4 -1.0 368,755 365,334 361,749 372,410
0.0 -6.3 2,574 2,617 2,556 2,748
+2.4 +7.8 19,305 18,674 17,695 17.835
+3.1 +19.8 10,881 10,205 9,526 9,066
-3.6 -2.1 2,656 2,662 2,753 2,708

+4.2 -4.8 5,768 5,807 5,416 6,061
+0.4 -5.2 18,576 18,703 18,485 19,597
+0.3 -5.8 55,726 55,195 55,130 59,156
+2.1 -12.1 14,311 14,240 13,998 16,300

+0.1 -14.1 4,366 4,364 4,377 5,082
-0.1 -11.9 3,088 3,031 3,047 3,502
0.0 -1.8 19,179 18,552 18.640 19,523
-1.7 -1.1 92,788 91,460 91,714 93,772


+0.4 -4.9 5,457 5,475 5,462 5,740
+3.4 -25.8 247 262 248 333
+3.4 -35.4 210 270 261 325
-2.6 +0.1 69,113 68,248 68,993 68,994
+1.6 -3.8 16,051 15,522 14,993 16,687
-2.7 +0.9 1,710 1,683 1,757 1,693
+1.1 -0.1 165,542 164,533 162,589 165,757
+0.5 +0.9 141.407 140,740 139,989 140,247

+6.1 -5.2 18,009 17,631 16,558 18,977
+0.4 +0.8 8,450 8,426 8,387 8,379

+0.1 +1.7 7,552 7,535 7,526 7,428

+10.8 +12.3 5,794 5,726 5,193 5,166

+4.2 +21.1 13,085 12,566 12,048 10,800


+10.1 +8.4 4,696 4,578 4,171 4,329
+1.4 -15.1 751 754 791 884


Durable goods industries...................... 362,579 358,765 357,302 366,300 +1.1
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,472 2,496 2,496 2,638 -1.0
Primary metals.............................. 17,837 17,028 16,634 16,547 +4.8
Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 9,794 8,986 8,716 8,173 +9.0
Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,586 2,615 2,712 2,642 -1.1
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 5,457 5,427 5,206 5,732 +0.6
Fabricated metal products.................. 18,451 18,579 18,501 19,466 -0.7
Machinery, except electrical................ 55,275 54,963 54,789 58,694 +0.6
Engines and turbines...................... 14,451 14,304 14,010 16,447 +1.0
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,336 4,306 4,301 5,048 +0.7
Metalworking machinery.................... 3,157 3,129 3,133 3,583 +0.9
Office and computing machines............. 18,803 18,531 18,526 19,149 +1.5
Electrical machinery........................ 91,635 89,792 91,351 92,647 +2.1
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,413 5,445 5,421 5,689 -0.6
Household appliances...................... 241 270 261 325 -10.7
Radio and TV.............................. 210 270 261 325 -22.2
Communication equipment................... 68,291 66,708 68,507 68,213 +2.4
Electronic components..................... 15,767 15,377 15,131 16,397 +2.5
Other electrical machinery................ 1,713 1,722 1,770 1,698 -0.5
Transportation equipment.................... 162,533 161,478 159,723 162,649 +0.7
Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 138,953 138,309 137,676 137,711 +0.5
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 17,581 17,293 16,300 18,537 +1.7
Instruments and related products............ 8,445 8,427 8,393 8,376 +0.2
Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 7,552 7,535 7,526 7.428 +0.2

All other durable goods..................... 5,931 6,002 5,415 5,283 -1.2

Nondurable goods industries................... 12,971 12,455 11,949 10,711 +4.1

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,677 4,621 4,197 4,314 +1.2
Consumer staples............................ 753 737 727 887 +2.2
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 236,911 235,043 235,893 239,034 +0.8
Automotive equipment........................ 5,764 5,661 5,535 5,976 +1.8
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 9,929 10,026 10,000 10,483 -1.0
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products ...................... 117,516 115,132 112,q99 116,317 +2.1

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 289,615 286,851 286,685 293,443 +1.0
Nondefense................................ 129,811 129,113 129,070 128,863 +0.5
Defense................................... 159,804 157,738 157,615 164,580 +1.3


-0.9 241,107 239,411 239,123 243,324
-3.5 5,891 5,947 5.830 6,108

-5.3 10,106 10,144 9,937 10,674


+2.0 +1.0 119,289 117,066 113,945 117,891


+0.1 -1.3 293,787 291,336 290,093 297,685
0.0 +0.7 130,279 129,289 129,421 129,348
+0.1 -2.9 163,508 162,047 160,672 168,337


01+iD +31 3 I 19 3 8327 498 1 70S


nus r -es................................. +1 6 +3 3 3 81 3 83 3 49 3 0

See footnotes at end of table 2.


-0.4
+2.3

+0.3


3 841 3 897 3 525 3 4













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 Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Apr.P Mar.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986


All manufacturing industries............ 320,801 320,090 320,535 323,315 +0.2

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 217,726 217,256 217,784 220,583 +0.2


-0.1 -0.8 322,987 320,743 321,166 325,417


-0.2 -1.3 219,386 217,512 217,155 222,188


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


363
365
366
367
364,9
37
371
372,6
3731,95

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


Durable goods industries...................... 208,481 207,987 208,644 212,226 +0.2
With unfilled orders........................ 191,352 190,816 191,644 195,195 +0.3
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 6,991 7,021 6,990 6,995 -0.4
Primary metals.............................. 16,560 16,587 16,859 18,716 -0.2
Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,379 7,450 7,618 9,149 -1.0
Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,173 1,123 1,113 1,194 +4.5
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,008 8,014 8,128 8,373 -0.1
Fabricated metal products................... 21,322 21,433 21,367 21,998 -0.5
Machinery, except electrical................ 41,211 41,081 41,384 43,970 +0.3
Engines and turbines...................... 2,834 2,818 2,808 2,799 +0.6
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,670 6,720 6,851 7,340 -0.7
Metalworking machinery...... .............. 2,976 2,958 3,008 2,846 +0.6
Office and computing machines............. 9,664 9,620 9,718 11,556 +0.5
Electrical machinery........................ 39,099 38,995 39,085 38,765 +0.3
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,020 5,015 4,983 5,081 +0.1
Household appliances...................... 2,716 2,745 2,761 2,650 -1.1
Radio and TV.............................. 1,745 1,810 1,792 1,553 -3.6
Communication equipment................... 16,250 16,027 16,218 16,121 +1.4
Electronic components..................... 7,672 7,705 7,689 7,686 -0.4
Other electrical machinery................ 5,696 5,693 5,642 5,674 +0.1
Transportation equipment.................... 53,675 53,271 53,311 53,059 +0.8
Motor-vehicles and parts.................. 11,078 11,203 11,059 11,477 -1.1
Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 38,712 38,320 38,566 38,082 +1.0
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,153 2,059 2,002 1,776 +4.6
Instruments and related products............ 12,460 12,509 12,681 12,489 -0.4
Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,941 9,016 9,090 9,060 -0.8
Photographic goods........................ 2,900 2,885 2,984 2,857 +0.5

All other durable goods...................... 17,163 17,090 16,967 16,233 +0.4


Nondurable goods industries................... 112,320 112,103 111,891 111,089 +0.2
With unfilled orders........................ 26,374 26,440 26,140 25,388 -0.2
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,006 23,770 23,677 23,563 +1.0
202 Dairy products............................ 2,121 2,087 2,034 1,808 +1.6
208 Beverages................................. 4,589 4,631 4,634 4,667 -0.9
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,061 13,937 13,961 14,064 +0.9
21 Tobacco products........ ................... 5,783 5,688 5,639 5,813 +1.7
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,838 6,871 6,806 7,030 -0.5
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,806 3,821 3,822 4,174 -0.4
26 Paper and allied products................... 10,812 10,837 10,684 10,046 -0.2
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,188 4,172 4,166 3,944 +0.4
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,722 2,723 2,702 2,417 0.0
264 All other paper products.................. 3,902 3,942 3,816 3,685 -1.0
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 26,961 26,921 27,283 25,833 +0.1
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,104 8,061 8,218 7,811 +0.5
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 8,731 8,770 8,811 8,208 -0.4
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,469 6,394 6,515 5,950 +1.2
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,287 10,387 10,225 11,370 -1.0
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 8,542 8,567 8,634 8,585 -0.3
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 19,091 19,062 18,943 18,849 +0.2

Market categories:
Hone goods and apparel...................... 25,526 25,672 25,550 24,816 -0.6
Consumer staples............................ 41,902 41,668 41,563 40,854 +0.6
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 92,185 91,703 92,140 94,550 +0.5
Automotive equipment........................ 13,463 13,599 13,482 14,042 -1.0
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 22,999 22,926 22,777 23,012 +0.3
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 124,726 124,522 125,023 126,041 +0.2

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 106,590 105,678 106,264 107,906 +0.9
Nondefense................................ 71,884 71,585 72,044 74,944 +0.4
Defense................................... 34,706 34,093 34,220 32,962 +1.8


Household durable goods
industries ................................. 13,117 13,219 13,196 12,359 -0.8


210,161 208,758 208,809
192,661 190,972 191,114
7,169 7,201 7,082
16.630 16,435 16.585
7,224 7,190 7,370
1,230 1,179 1,146


-4.4 8,176 8,066
-3.1 21,636 21,644
-6.3 41,550 41,147
+1.3 2,834 2,777

-9.1 6,683 6,762
+4.6 3,000 2,958
-16.4 9,790 9,500
+0.9 39,401 38,976


-1.2
+2.5
+12.4
+0.8
-0.2
+0.4
+1.2
-3.5
+1.7


5,045 4,983
2,903 2,880
1,724 1,713
16,273 16,031
7,680 7,682
5,776 5,687
53,867 53,620
11,149 11,381
38,889 38,482


8,069
21,378
41,540
2,778

6,895
3,017
9,674
38,834


4,967
2,787
1,678
16,193
7,639
5,570
53,539
11,336
38,465


213,871
196,470
7,177
18,760
8,957
1,253

8,550
22,318
44,328
2,806

7,357
2,868
11,689
39,073


5,107
2,835
1,535
16,148
7,695
5,753
53,214
11,549
38,222


+2.8 +21.2 2,160 2,039 1,972 1,782
-1.4 -0.2 12,576 12,471 12,566 12,611

-0.8 -1.3 9,004 9,018 9,039 9,130
-3.3 +1.5 2,938 2,845 2,925 2,894


+0.7 +5.7 17,332 17,264

+0.2 +1.1 112,826 111,985
+1.1 +3.9 26,725 26,540
+0.4 +1.9 23,578 23,332
+2.6 +17.3 2,182 2,106
-0.1 -1.7 4,740 4,725
-0.2 0.0 13,344 13,333
+0.9 -0.5 5,904 5,853
+1.0 -2.7 6,950 6,971

0.0 -8.8 3,871 3,884
+1.4 +7.6 11,003 10,944
+0.1 +6.2 4,229 4,233
+0.8 +12.6 2,760 2,764
+3.3 +5.9 4,014 3,947
-1.3 +4.4 27,116 27,033

-1.9 +3.8 8,104 8,061
-0.5 +6.4 8,836 8,701
-1.9 +8.7 6,501 6,403
+1.6 -9.5 10,074 10,129
-0.8 -0.5 8,858 8,796

+0.6 +1.3 19,343 18,927


17,285 16,390


112,357
26,041
23,966
2,002
4,741
13,963
5,976
6,820

3,855
10,719
4,212
2,711
3,796
27,340

8,218
8,693
6,516
10,215
8,670


111,546
25,718
23,112
1,859
4,821
13,339
5,932
7,148

4,243
10,223
3,984
2,451
3,788
25,982

7,811
8,308
5,978
11,145
8,910


18,651 19,094


+0.5 +2.9 25,936 25,554 25,311 25,235
+0.3 +2.6 41,745 41,341 41,923 40,666


-0.5 -2.5 92,717 91,886
+0.9 -4.1 13,553 13,890

+0.7 -0.1 23,447 23,376

-0.4 -1.0 125,589 124,696


-1.2 107,240 105,769
-4.1 72,333 71,444
+5.3 34,907 34,325


+0.2 +6.1 13,329 13,182


92,390
13,884

23,061


95,092
14,145

23,467


124,597 126,812


106,082 108,537
71,963 75,404
34,119 33,133


13,145 12,575


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes at end of table 2.












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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986' Apr.P Mar.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


20
21
22
2b
28
29
30
23,27,
31


All other nondurable goods.................. 7,579 7,631 7,656 7,982 -0.7


All manufacturing industries........... 103,438 102,417 102,522 102,972 +1.0

Durable goods industries..................... 59,758 59,226 59,499 60,596 +0.9
Stone, clay, and glass pr ducts............ 2,228 2,263 2,253 2,297 -1.5
Primary metals........................... 5,401 5,389 5,479 6,020 +0.2
Fabricated metal produce ................. 7,314 7,292 7,367 7,800 +0.3
Machinery, except electrical................ 1I,42 11,479 11,653 11,806 +1.4
Electrical machr ery ...................... 10,425 10,243 10,259 10,370 +1.8
Transportati -ouixpment................... 12,166 12,141 12,058 12,104 +0.2
Instruments ano related products............ 4,146 4,043 4,080 4,041 +2.5

All other durable goods.................... 6,436 6,376 6,350 6,158 +0.9

Nondurable goods industries.................. 43,680 43,191 43,023 42,376 +1.1
Food and kindred products.................. 8,980 8,772 8,682 8,352 +2.4
Tobacco products........................... 4,887 4,798 4,730 4,841 +1.9
Textile mill products...................... 1,856 1,819 1,854 2,011 +2.0
Paper and allied products................... 5,615 5,574 5,482 5,151 +0.7
Chemicals and allied products............... 8,998 9,042 8,990 8,376 -0.5
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,996 3,017 3,076 3,515 -0.7
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,199 3,168 3,224 3,143 +1.0

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,149 7,001 6,985 6,987 +2.1

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries ........... 113,229 113,087 113,531 115,171 +0.1

Durable goods industries...................... 95,348 95,069 95,617 97,760 +0.3
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 980 969 967 1,035 +1.1
Primary metals............................ 6,398 6,497 6,626 6,886 -1.5
Fabricated metal products................... 7,621 7,623 7,592 7,657 0.0
Machinery, except electrical............... 16,749 16,772 16,784 18,800 -0.1
Electrical machinery....................... 19,956 19,833 20,062 19,878 +0.6
Transportation equipment................... 35,176 34,920 35,076 35,030 +0.7
Instruments and related products........... 4,782 4,830 4,913 5,002 -1.0

All other durable goods..................... 3,686 3,625 3,597 3,472 +1.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 17,881 18,018 17,914 17,411 -0.8
Food and kindred products................... 2,429 2,379 2,379 2,502 +2.1
Tobacco products............................ 122 130 153 120 -6.2
Textile mill products....................... 2,137 2,124 2,l!1 2,049 +0.6
Paper and allied products................... 1,250 1,243 1,222 1,150 +0.6
Chemicals and allied products ............... 4,049 4,142 4,174 3,987 -2.2
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,187 2,166 2,141 2,377 +1.0
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,344 1,404 1,432 1,346 -4.3

All other nondurable goods................. 4,363 4,430 4,302 3,880 -1.5

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 104,134 104,586 104,482 105,172 -0.4

Durable goods industries..................... 53,375 53,692 53,528 53,870 -0.6
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,783 3,789 3,770 3,663 -0.2
Primary metals............................ 4,761 4,701 4,754 5,810 +1.3
Fabricated metal products.................. 6,387 6,518 6,408 6,541 -2.0
Machinery, except electrical............... 12,820 12,830 12,947 13,364 -0.1
Electrical machinery....................... 8,718 8,919 8,764 8,517 -2.3
Transportation equipment................... 6,333 6,210 6,177 5,925 +2.0
Instruments and related products........... 3,532 3,636 3,688 3,446 -2.9

All other durable goods.................... 7,041 7,089 7,020 6,603 -0.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 50,759 50,894 50,954 51,302 -0.3
Food and kindred products................... 12,597 12,619 12,616 12,709 -0.2
Tobacco products............................ 774 760 756 852 +1.8
Textile mill products....................... 2,845 2,928 2,841 2,970 -2.8
Paper and allied products................... 3,947 4,020 3,980 3,745 -1.8
Chemicals and allied products................ 13,914 13,737 14,119 13,470 +1.3
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,104 5,204 5,008 5,478 -1.9
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,999 3,995 3,978 4,096 +0.1


+0. I


1.0 105,457 104,551 104,591 106,494


+0.3 -0.9 54,688 54,121 53,796 55,209
+0.5 +3.3 3,934 3,935 3,837 3,814
-1.1 -18.1 4,967 4,759 4,706 6,042
+1.7 -2.4 6,597 6,652 6,530 6,754
-0.9 -4.1 12,925 12,714 13,018 13,469
+1.8 +2.4 8,952 8,951 8,601 8,751
+0.5 +6.9 6,360 6,218 6,207 5,955
-1.4 +2.5 3,587 3,575 3,670 3,500

+1.0 +6.6 7,366 7,317 7,227 6,924

-0.1 -1.1 50,769 50,430 50,795 51,285
0.0 -0.9 12,015 12,034 12,508 12,115
+0.5 -9.2 884 813 823 968
+3.1 -4.2 2,905 2,951 2,833 3,032
+1.0 +5.4 4,109 4,072 3,993 3,898
-2.7 +3.3 14,064 13,972 14,248 13,616
+3.9 -6.8 4,872 4,992 4,983 5,214
+0.4 -2.4 4,272 4,206 4,059 4,378

-0.3 -5.0 7,648 7,390 7,348 8,064


S Revised.


-0.1 +0.5 103,548 102,448 102,968 103,057

-0.5 -1.4 59,506 58,923 59,394 60,333
+0.4 -3.0 2,225 2,256 2,246 2,295
-1.6 -10.3 5,180 5,146 5,374 5,758
-1.0 -6.2 7,335 7,274 7,301 7,824
-1.5 -1.4 11,656 11,478 11,612 11,830
-0.2 +0.5 10,476 10,259 10,263 10,424
+0.7 +0.5 12,217 12,157 12,117 12,170
-0.9 +2.6 4,152 4,044 4,060 4,051

+0.4 +4.5 6,265 6,309 6,421 5,981

+0.4 +3.1 44,042 43,525 43,574 42,724
+1.0 +7.5 9,132 8,865 9,007 8,493
+1.4 +1.0 4,898 4,910 5,000 4,846
-1.9 -7.7 1,901 1,862 1,872 2,060
+1.7 +9.0 5,655 5,635 5,527 5,184
+0.6 +7.4 9,032 9,034 8,938 8,404
-1.9 -14.8 3,007 2,990 3,085 3,538
-1.7 +1.8 3,246 3,191 3,184 3.192

+0.2 +2.3 7,171 7,038 6,961 7,007



-0.4 -1.7 113,982 113,744 113,607 115,866

-0.6 -2.5 95,967 95,714 95,619 98,329
+0.2 -5.3 1,010 1,010 999 1,068
-1.9 -7.1 6,483 6,530 6,505 6,960
+0.4 -0.5 7,704 7,718 7,547 7,740
-0.1 -10.9 16,969 16,955 16,910 19,029
-1.1 +0.4 19,973 19,766 19,970 19,898
-0.4 +0.4 35,290 35,245 35,215 35,089
-1.7 -4.4 4,837 4,852 4,836 5,060

+0.8 +6.2 3,701 3,638 3,637 3,485

+0.6 +2.7 18,015 18,030 17,988 17,537
0.0 -2.9 2,431 2,433 2,451 2,504
-15.0 +1.7 122 130 153 118
+0.6 +4.3 2,144 2,158 2,115 2,056
+1.7 +8.7 1,239 1,237 1,199 1,141
-0.8 +1.6 4,020 4,027 4,154 3,962
+1.2 -8.0 2,195 2,147 2,147 2,393
-2.0 -0.1 1,340 1,399 1,427 1,340

+3.0 +12.4 4,524 4,499 4,342 4,023


32
33
34
35
30
37
38
24,25,
39


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


32
33
34
35
36
J7
3o
.4,25,
39


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

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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 Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r 19871 1987r 1987 1986r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.64 1.62 1.64 1.71 3.53 3.43 3.48 3.65

Durable goods industries....................... 2.04 1.99 2.01 2.10 4.41 4.25 4.34 4.49
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.38 1.37 1.36 1.45 0.53 0.53 0.53 0.60
33 Primary metals............................... 1.96 1.98 2.01 2.15 2.11 2.03 1.99 1.90
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.89 1.86 1.83 1.89 1.82 1.78 1.75 1.84
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.46 2.41 2.46 2.49 3.50 3.42 3.46 3.52
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.19 2.16 2.19 2.33 5.14 4.98 5.11 5.57
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.00 1.87 1.93 2.01 10.88 9.91 10.83 10.97
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.39 2.40 2.47 2.51 1.62 1.61 1.64 1.68

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.21 1.21 1.22 1.26 0.53 0.52 0.50 0.49
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.87 0.88 0.88 0.92 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 5.02 3.29 4.32 4.44 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.45 1.50 1.47 1.57 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.14 1.15 1.13 1.20 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.55 1.57 1.59 1.53 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 1.01 1.02 1.02 1.03 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.30 1.27 1.30 1.42 (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

Industry Year All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr.
ago Apts. 1986- ago Aprs. 1986- ago Aprs. 1986- ago Apts. 1986
SIC Apr. 1982- Mar. Apr. 1982- Mar. Apr. 1982- Mar. Apr. 1982- Mar.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

All manufacturing industries..... 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

Durable goods industries ............... 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 3.0 1.0 1.3 2.0 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.4 0.8 0.2 0.3 0.4
33 Primary metals....................... 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.3 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 1.3 0.9 1.0 2.2 1.6 1.3 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 1.4 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.1 1.0 0.2 5.0 2.4 1.0 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 1.8 1.1 1.4 3.1 1.5 1.6 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.2
20 Food and kindred products.. .......... 1.3 0.6 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.4 0.2
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.0 0.3 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.1 0.2
22 Textile mill products................ 0.6 1.0 1.1 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.4 0.4 0.8
26 Paper and allied products............ 1.6 1.3 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.4 0.5 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product ......... 1.0 0.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.6 0.7 0.4
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.9 0.4 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.6 0.8 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 2.2 1.4 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.4 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.6 0.8 0.6 11.9 3.4 3.6 0.8 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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