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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders


\ -W


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


For Wire Transmission


August 1987
M3-1(87)-8
ursday, October 1, 1987


(All Figures in text are in seasonally adjust


SUMMARY. New orders for manufactured goods in August
decreased $3.5 billion or 1.7 percent to $202.5 billion.
This is the first decline since the 5.3 percent decrease in
January. July orders were revised to $206.1 billion, up 0.3
percent from June.


Shipments of manufactured goods in August were
billion or 0.3 percent from July to $200.0
Shipments first reached the $200 billion level in
declined 0.6 percent in July.


up $0.6
billion.
June and


Unfilled orders for, manufactured goods in August increased
$2.6 billion or 0.7 percent to $394.5 billion. The orders
backlog has had consecutive monthly increases since
February, averaging 1.1 percent per month.
Inventories held by manufacturers at the end of August were
up $1.8 billion or 0.5 percent to $325.1 billion, following
a 0.5 percent increase in July. The inventory to shipments
ratio in August was 1.63 up from 1.62 in July.
NEW ORDERS. The decrease in August new orders was
reflected in both the durable and nondurable goods sectors.
Durable goods declined $2.9 billion or 2.7 percent to $106.3
billion. The largest decline was in transportation
equipment, down $1.1 billion or 3.9 percent to $26.9
billion; a decrease in aircraft and parts more than offset
an increase in motor vehicles and parts Most of the other
major industries also declined, the largest of which were
nonelectrical machinery, down $0.5 billion or 2.8 percent,
instruments and related products, down $0.4 billion or 6.8
percent, and primary metals, down $0.3 billion or 2.9
percent.
New orders for nondurable goods declined $0.6 billion or 0.6
percent to $96.3 billion, with the largest declines in
foods, textiles, and paper products.


SHIPMEN ments du e goods in August increased
$0.9 bil '1ito $103.9 billion, more than
offsetting durables of $0.3 billion or 0.3
percent to $96 on. The largest increase in durable
goods shipments was in transportation equipment, where motor
vehicles and parts were up $1.2 billion or 8.2 percent,
following the July decline of 11.1 percent.
The largest decline in nondurable goods shipments was in
paper and allied products, down $0.4 billion or 4.0 percent.
UNFILLED ORDERS. Unfilled orders for durable goods in
August increased $2.4 billion or 0.6 percent to $380.8
billion, the sixth consecutive monthly increase. Most of
the August increase was in transportation equipment, up $1.7
billion or 1.0 percent to $173.3 billion. The aircraft and
parts industry accounted for most of the gain. Small
increases in order backlogs were reported in most of the
other major industries. Primary metals were up 0.9 percent
and nonelectrical machinery 0.4 percent.
INVENTORIES. Inventories increased in both the durable and
nondurable goods sectors. Durable goods inventories
increased $0.9 billion or 0.4 percent to $210.8 billion,
about half of which was in transportation equipment.
Nondurable goods inventories increased $0.9 billion or 0.8
percent to $114.3 billion with petroleum and plastics
products accounting for most of the increase.
By stage of fabrication, materials and supply inventories
increased 0.6 percent, work in process 0.6 percent, and
finished goods 0.5 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for September is scheduled for October 27, 1987, at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on November 2, 1987 at 10:00
a.m.


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, D.C. 20233,
or call Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Menth, (301) 763-2502 or (301) 763-2512.
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. This press release is also
available on the date of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATA''. The online version of the report can
be read from a terminal screen, printed on- or off-line, or copied to a computer file for future use. CENDATA is available from Dialog
Information Services, Inc. (800/334-2564). Further information about accessing CENDATA can be obtained from Dialog. The CENDATA
Staff at the Bureau of the Census (301/763-2074) can provide content information and general guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA,
DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.







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 Aug. July June Aug. July- June- Aug.- Aug. July June Aug.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Aug.I Julyr 87/86 1987p 1987r 1987 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 199,962 199,395 200,591 187,249 +0.3 -0.6 +6.8 197.498 185,228 212,816 184,880 1,569,245 1,497,627


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 109,433 109,027 109,062 103,045 +0.4 0.0 +6.2 107,605 100,065 116,643 101,290


Durable goods industries.......... 103,882 103,032 104,476 98,185 +0.8 -1.4 +5.8 100.628 93,412 113,238 95,026
With unfilled orders............ 84,757 83,920 84,449 80,039 +1.0 -0.6 +5.9 82,539 76,683 91,206 77,952
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,792 4,934 4,946 4,629 -2.9 -0.2 +3.5 5,014 4,909 5,380 4,852
Primary metals.................. 9,258 9,336 9,018 7,998 -0.8 +3.5 +15.8 9,240 8,684 9,623 7,983
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,096 4,077 3,879 3,237 +0.5 +5.1 +26.5 4,055 3,789 4,198 3,199
Iron and steel foundries ...... 812 767 763 782 +5.9 +0.5 +3.8 831 689 834 800
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,350 4,492 4,376 3,979 -3.2 +2.7 +9.3 4,354 4.206 4,591 3,984
Fabricated metal products....... 10,976 11,013 11,202 11,207 -0.3 -1.7 -2.1 11,078 10,392 11,976 11,272
Machinery, except electrical.... 18,095 18,095 17,328 16,672 0.0 +4.4 +8.5 16,668 16,400 19,552 15,356
Engines and turbines.......... 1.337 1,251 1,201 1,140 +6.9 +4.2 +17.3 1,212 1,119 1,298 1,031
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,304 2,219 2,128 2,034 +3.8 +4.3 +13.3 2,078 2,314 2,324 1,830
Metalworking machinery........ 687 712 763 714 -3.5 -6.7 -3.8 600 613 839 629
Office and computing machines. 4,899 4,892 4,618 4,708 +0.1 +5.9 +4.1 4,448 4,120 5,640 4,283
Electrical machinery............ 19,185 18,801 18,527 17,413 +2.0 +1.5 +10.2 18,807 16,686 20,105 17,048
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,261 2,299 2,268 2,124 -1.7 +1.4 +6.5 2,201 2,007 2,448 2,070
Household appliances.......... 1,566 1,546 1,577 1,480 +1.3 -2.0 +5.8 1,615 1,525 1,815 1,531
Radio and TV.................. 1,096 883 1,123 1,136 +24.1 -21.4 -3.5 1,076 785 1,230 1,112
Communication equipment....... 6,315 6,253 6,073 5,986 +1.0 +3.0 +5.5 6,109 5,362 6,656 5,774
Electronic components......... 4,377 4,393 4,017 3,650 -0.4 +9.4 +19.9 4,368 3,971 4,290 3,635
Other electrical machinery.... 3,570 3,427 3,469 3,037 +4.2 -1.2 +17.6 3,438 3,036 3,666 2,926
Transportation equipment........ 25,129 24,108 26,985 25,108 +4.2 -10.7 +0.1 22,934 20,674 28,787 22,965
Motor vehicles and parts...... 15,663 14,481 16,297 15,642 +8.2 -11.1 +0.1 13,721 11,408 17,700 13,748
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 7,699 8,005 8,845 7,777 -3.8 -9.5 -1.0 7,443 7,673 9,225 7,528
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 814 736 872 915 +10.6 -15.6 -11.0 814 736 872 915
Instruments and related products 5,237 5,354 5,284 5,077 -2.2 +1.3 +3.2 5,145 4,976 5,724 4,984
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3.522 3,606 3.497 3,424 -2.3 +3.1 +2.9 3.501 3,308 3,767 3,396
Photographic goods............ 1,552 1,585 1,624 1,484 -2.1 -2.4 +4.6 1,481 1,508 1,782 1,419

All other durable goods......... 11,210 11,391 11,186 10,081 -1.6 +1.8 +11.2 11,742 10,691 12,091 10,566


851,447 814,635


821,460
659,460
39,944
70,884
30,403
6,404

34,077
89,887
136,133
9,513

16,803
5,663
34,429
143.583


17,506
12,496
7,972
47,089
32,287
26,233
211,940
133,549
64,564


789,705
639.,923
37,753
69,535
29,735
6,954

32,846
90,941
135,576
9,530

18,428
5,687
34,485
131,466


16,671
11,133
7,838
44,208
29,138
22,478
205,269
129,579
62.133


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


Nondurable goods industries....... 96,080 96,363 96,115 89,064 -0.3 +0.3 +7.9 96,870 91,816 99,578 89,854
With unfilled orders............ 24,676 25,107 24,613 23,006 -1.7 +2.0 +7.3 25,066 23,382 25,437 23,338
20 Food and kindred products....... 28.028 28,382 27,880 26,596 -1.2 +1.8 +5.4 27,836 27,305 28,662 26,449
202 Dairy products................ 4,006 3,928 3,982 3,568 +2.0 -1.4 +12.3 4,022 3,965 4,151 3,583
208 Beverages..................... 3,619 3,649 3,589 3,594 -0.8 +1.7 +0.7 3,909 3,932 4,029 3,882
203-6,9 All other foods............... 12,777 12,771 12,427 12,024 0.0 +2.8 +6.3 12,074 11,540 12,473 11,371
21 Tobacco products................ 1,486 1,144 2,060 1,416 +29.9 -44.5 +4.9 1,486 1,144 2,060 1,416
22 Textile mill products........... 4,851 4,862 4,754 4,639 -0.2 +2.3 +4.6 5,046 4,171 5,126 4,834
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 3.015 2,990 2,886 2,837 +0.8 +3.6 +6.3 3,045 2,443 3,144 2,866
26 Paper and allied products....... 9,865 10,275 9,786 8,977 -4.0 +5.0 +9.9 10,029 9,772 10,295 9,114
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,265 4,543 4,114 3,810 -6.1 +10.4 +11.9 4,324 4,244 4,298 3,854
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,133 2,221 2,232 1,883 -4.0 -0.5 +13.3 2,182 2,117 2,325 1,926
264 All other paper products...... 3,467 3,511 3,440 3,284 -1.3 +2.1 +5.6 3,523 3,411 3,672 3,334
28 Chemicals and allied products... 17,998 18,008 17,779 16,544 -0.1 +1.3 +8.8 17,689 16,577 18,892 16,236
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,273 5,367 5,265 4,816 -1.8 +1.9 +9.5 5,104 5,095 5,572 4,665
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,004 6,054 5,965 5,799 -0.8 +1.5 +3.5 6,070 5,448 6,514 5,864
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,525 4,387 4,333 3,806 +3.1 +1.2 +18.9 4,489 4,103 4,453 3,768
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 11,551 11,470 11,074 9,863 +0.7 +3.6 +17.1 11,698 11,598 11,218 10,058
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,269 6,142 6,591 5,915 +2.1 -6.8 +6.0 6,216 5,825 7,041 5,879
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,032 16,080 16,191 15,114 -0.3 -0.7 +6.1 16,870 15,424 16,284 15,868

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,564 13,518 13,746 12,790 +0.3 -1.7 +6.1 14,756 12,580 14,460 13,895
Consumer staples................ 39,706 39,604 40,151 37,939 +0.3 -1.4 +4.7 39,474 37,781 41,672 37,745
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 32,397 32,516 32,000 30,878 -0.4 +1.6 +4.9 30,973 29,517 35,223 29,522
Automotive equipment............ 17,638 16,493 18,379 17,485 +6.9 -10.3 +0.9 15,745 13,408 19,914 15,642
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products...... 15,691 16.117 15,745 14,753 -2.6 +2.4 +6.4 16,448 16,084 17,318 15,514
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 80,966 81,147 80,570 73,404 -0.2 +0.7 +10.3 80,102 75,858 84,229 72,562

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 37,330 37,012 37,289 35,053 +0.9 -0.7 +6.5 35,549 33,785 40,733 33,389
Nondefense.................... 28,540 28,106 27,852 26,457 +1.5 +0.9 +7.9 27,007 25,460 30,885 25,041
Defense....................... 8,790 8,906 9,437 8,596 -1.3 -5.6 +2.3 8,542 8,325 9,848 8,348

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,329 6,164 6,445 6,113 +2.7 -4.4 +3.5 6,560 5,441 7,002 6,336


747,785
191,987
218,127
31,459
29,257
96,817
11,331
37,058

22,541
77,781
33,414
16,805
27,562
141,489

41,522
46,951
33.991
85,270
51,697


707,922
174,712
204,651
27,903
29,734
91,694
11,559
35,633

22,066
67,904
28,371
14,899
24,634
132,624

37,850
44,689
30,848
90,548
47,774


125,032 117,229


106,118
308,925

246,365
149,752

127,802

630,283


99,926
289,912

241,107
144,725

119,338

602,619


284,496 274,819
213,941 207,507
70,555 67,312


49,174 45.903


See footnotes at end of table 2.


6,335 7,007
41,010 39,653

27,473 26,803
12,237 11,391

88,079 79,512

















SIC
Code


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


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

38
381-4

24,25,
39


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

(Millions of dollars)


Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
Aug. July June Aug. July- June- Aug.- Aug. July June Aug.
1987? 1987r 1987 1986r Aug.P Julyr 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986 1987P 1986

All manufacturing industries 202,532 206,065 205,454 185,208 -1.7 +0.3 +9.4 197,984 191,040 214,098 180,877 1,590,316 1,496,583

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 112,003 115,697 113,925 101,004 -3.2 +1.6 +10.9 108,091 105,877 117,925 97,287 872,518 813,591

Durable goods industries.......... 106,270 109,213 109,181 96,303 -2.7 0.0 +10.3 101,029 98,600 114,356 91,249 839,612 788,387
With unfilled orders............ 87,145 90,101 89,154 78,157 -3.3 +1.1 +11.5 82,940 81,871 92,324 74,175 677,612 638,605
Stone, clay, and glass products. 4,930 4,979 4,913 4,638 -1.0 +1.3 +6.3 5,113 4,940 5,312 4,816 40.158 37,832
Primary metals.................. 9,437 9,718 9,976 8,685 -2.9 -2.6 +8.7 9,414 8,846 9,796 8,662 73,843 69,138
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,163 4,380 4,541 3,886 -5.0 -3.5 +7.1 4,221 3,978 4,145 3,921 32,447 29,658
Iron and steel foundries ...... 824 796 740 809 +3.5 +7.6 +1.9 808 736 804 789 6,451 7,205
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,450 4,542 4,695 3,990 -2.0 -3.3 +11.5 4,385 4,132 4,847 3,952 34,945 32,275
Fabricated metal products..... 10,999 11,261 11,603 10,922 -2.3 -2.9 +0.7 11,122 10,649 12,328 10,971 90,473 90,292
Machinery, except electrical.... 18,339 18,864 17,496 16,516 -2.8 +7.8 +11.0 17,053 16,911 19,547 15,296 139,052 132,334
Engines and turbines.......... 1,369 1,364 1,152 849 +0.4 +18.4 +61.2 1,409 1,322 1,218 904 9,880 8,981
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,309 2,418 2,097 2,058 -4.5 +15.3 +12.2 2,019 2,548 2,198 1,780 16,927 17,181
Metalworking machinery........ 675 698 692 652 -3.3 +0.9 +3.5 648 719 781 640 5,765 5,592
Office and computing machines. 4,837 5,183 4,623 5,066 -6.7 +12.1 -4.5 4.290 4,057 5,746 4,500 35,221 33,689
Electrical machinery............ 19,275 19,421 19,672 16,935 -0.8 -1.3 +13.8 18,318 17,162 20,712 16,090 144,093 134,089
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,397 2,296 2,244 2,121 +4.4 +2.3 +13.0 2,331 2,016 2,382 2,058 17,653 16,358
Household appliances.......... 1,581 1,562 1,546 1,490 +1.2 +1.0 +6.1 1,623 1,550 1,780 1,531 12,473 11,154
Radio and TV.................. 1,234 903 1,069 1,208 +36.7 -15.5 +2.2 1,214 805 1,176 1,184 8,038 7,832
Communication equipment....... 5,789 6,644 7,080 5,588 -12.9 -6.2 +3.6 5,358 5,293 7,298 5,225 45,995 47,244
Electronic components......... 4,686 4,604 4,251 3,487 +1.8 +8.3 +34.4 4,331 4,448 4,402 3,158 33,626 28,727
Other electrical machinery.... 3,588 3,412 3,482 3,041 +5.2 -2.0 +18.0 3,461 3,050 3,674 2,934 26,308 22,774
Transportation equipment........ 26,877 27,970 28,794 23,606 -3.9 -2.9 +13.9 23,132 23,952 28,576 20,012 220,478 204,677
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,296 12,132 9,636 6,413 -23.4 +25.9 +45.0 8,147 11,028 8,195 5,244 71,092 61,576
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 1,024 482 1,819 1,092 +112.4 -73.5 -6.2 387 579 1,644 538 7,857 7,397
Instruments and related products 5,205 5,584 5,551 4,950 -6.8 +0.6 +5.2 5,131 5,222 5,996 4,869 41,815 39,460
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,567 3,754 3,677 3,390 -5.0 +2.1 +5.2 3,546 3,456 3,947 3,362 27,971 26,549

All other durable goods......... 11,208 11,416 11,176 10,051 -1.8 +2.1 +11.5 11,746 10,918 12,089 10,533 89,700 80,565

Nondurable goods industries....... 96,262 96,852 96,273 88,905 -0.6 +0.6 +8.3 96,955 92,440 99,742 89,628 750,704 708,196
With unfilled orders............ 24,858 25,596 24,771 22,847 -2.9 +3.3 +8.8 25,151 24,006 25,601 23,112 194,906 174,986


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,610 13,668 13,668 12,853 -0.4 0.0 +5.9 14,829 12,893 14,296 13,967 107,785 101.021
Consumer staples............... 39,697 39,595 40,147 37,903 +0.3 -1.4 +4.7 39,483 37,817 41,628 37,735 308,836 289,913
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 33,818 36,019 34,653 29,734 -6.1 +3.9 +13.7 30.585 31,630 35,460 26,658 254,165 240,202
Automotive equipment............ 17.596 16,410 18,384 17,200 +7.2 -10.7 +2.3 15,683 13,416 19.895 15,380 150,037 144,332
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 15.831 16,209 15,790 14,657 -2.3 +2.7 +8.0 16.559 16,158 17.296 15,354 128,048 119,432
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products........... 81.980 84,164 82,812 72,861 -2.6 +1.6 +12.5 80,845 79,126 85,523 71,783 641.445 601,683

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 38.937 41,905 40,564 33,240 -7.1 +3.3 +17.1 35,544 37,340 41,472 30,054 295,056 274,135
Nondefense.................... 29.387 31,982 29,987 25.340 -8.1 +6.7 +16.0 27.997 29,133 32,845 24,027 227,272 204,933
Defense....................... 9,550 9,923 10,577 7.900 -3.8 -6.2 +20.9 7,547 8,207 8,627 6,027 67,784 69,202

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,350 6,225 6,396 6,162 +2.0 -2.7 +3.1 6,615 5,641 6,900 6,407 50,306 46,863

PPreliminary. Revised.

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 fanM machinery 0.! -1i It.: -.l -.i.ht-e h',s); 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 Aug. July June Aug. July- June- Aug.- Aug. July June Aug.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Aug.P Julyr 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986


All manufacturing industries............ 394,457 391,887 385,217 371,804 +0.7

Durable goods industries...................... 380,784 378,396 372,215 361,361 +0.6
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,644 2,506 2,461 2.626 +5.5
33 Primary metals.............................. 20,207 20,028 19,646 16,317 +0.9
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ............... 11,314 11,247 10,944 8,370 +0.6
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,745 2,733 2,704 2,633 +0.4
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 6,148 6,048 5,998 5,314 +1.7
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,087 19,064 18,816 18,858 +0.1
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 57,198 56,954 56,185 57,263 +0.4
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,789 14,757 14,644 15,760 +0.2
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,527 4,522 4,323 4,484 +0.1
354 Metalworking .achinery.................... 3,001 3,013 3,027 3,320 -0.4
357 Office and computing machines............. 19,214 19,276 18,985 19,574 -0.3
36 Electrical machinery........................ 93,511 93,421 92,801 93,414 +0.1
361.2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,468 5,332 5,335 5,447 +2.6
363 Household appliances...................... 225 210 194 341 +7.1
365 Radio and TV.............................. 429 291 271 429 +47.4
366 Communication equipment................... 68,863 69,389 68,998 69,474 -0.8
367 Electronic components..................... 16,785 16,476 16,265 15,886 +1.9
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,741 1,723 1,738 1,837 +1.0
37 Transportation equipment.................... 173,338 171,590 167,728 159,596 +1.0
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 147,614 146,017 141,890 134,967 +1.1
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 19,419 19,209 19.463 18,873 +1.1
38 Instruments and related products............ 8,933 8,965 8,735 8,245 -0.4
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 7,902 7,857 7,709 7,332 +0.6
24.25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 5,866 5,868 5,843 5.042 0.0

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,673 13,491 13,002 10,443 +1.3

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,763 4,717 4,567 4,175 +1.0
Consumer staples............................ 681 690 699 770 -1.3
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 248,946 247,525 244.022 238,918 +0.6
Automotive equipment........................ 5,889 5,931 6,014 5,420 -0.7
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,190 10,050 9,958 10,409 +1.4
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 123,988 122,974 119,957 112.112 +0.8

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 303,124 301,517 296,624 290,342 +0.5
Nondefense................................ 140,019 139,172 135,296 125,837 +0.6
Defense................................... 163,105 162,345 161,328 164,505 +0.5

Household durable goods
industries................................. 3,914 3,893 3,832 3,601 +0.5

See footnotes at end of table 2.


+1.7 +6.1 391,481 390,995 385,183 368,883

+1.7 +5.4 377,688 377,287 372,099 358,356
+1.8 +0.7 2,644 2,545 2,514 2,627
+1.9 +23.8 19,686 19,512 19,350 15,908
+2.8 +35.2 10,895 10,729 10,540 8,044
+1.1 +4.3 2,723 2,746 2,699 2,613

+0.8 +15.7 6,068 6,037 6,111 5,251
+1.3 +1.2 19,283 19,239 18,982 19,053
+1.4 -0.1 57,477 57,092 56,581 57,519
+0.8 -6.2 14,872 14,675 14,472 15,842

+4.6 +1.0 4,459 4,518 4,284 4,416
-0.5 -9.6 3,157 3,109 3,003 3,493
+1.5 -1.8 19,425 19,583 19,646 19,745
+0.7 +0.1 93,080 93,569 93,093 93,006


-0.1 +0.4 5,475 5,345 5,336 5,455
+8.2 -34.0 240 232 207 365
+7.4 0.0 429 291 271 429
+0.6 -0.9 68,192 68,943 69,012 68,825
+1.3 +5.7 16,970 17,007 16,530 16,060
-0.9 -5.2 1,774 1,751 1,737 1,872
+2.3 +8.6 170,327 170,129 166,851 156,637
+2.9 +9.4 145,254 144,550 141,195 132,614

-1.3 +2.9 18,868 19,295 19,452 18,349
+2.6 +8.3 8,980 8,994 8,748 8,279

+1.9 +7.8 7,902 7,857 7,709 7,332

+0.4 +16.3 6,211 6,207 5,980 5,327

+3.8 +30.9 13,793 13,708 13,084 10,527


+3.3 +14.1 4,999 4,926 4,613 4,358
-1.3 -11.6 674 665 629 762

+1.4 +4.2 245,787 246,175 244,062 235,767
-1.4 +8.7 5,789 5,851 5,843 5,338

+0.9 -2.1 10,334 10,223 10,149 10,555

+2.5 +10.6 123,898 123.155 119,887 112,103


+1.6 +4.4 299,874 299,879 296,324 287,129
+2.9 +11.3 140,351 139,361 135,688 126,150
+0.6 -0.9 159,523 160,518 160,636 160,979


+1.6 +8.7 4,092 4,037 3.837 3,747











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
SIC Aug. July June | Aug. July- June- Aug.- Aug. July June Aug.
Code I1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Aug. | Julyr 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986


All manufacturing industries............ 325,106 323,333 321,621 319,613 +0.5

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 220,304 218,991 217,880 218,672 +0.6

Durable goods industries...................... 210,819 209,951 208,654 209,684 +0.4
With unfilled orders........................ 193,620 192,486 191,388 193,258 +0.6
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,069 7,020 6,973 7,111 +0.7
33 Primary metals.............................. 16,451 16,299 16,228 17,591 +0.9
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,412 7,296 7,270 8,206 +1.6
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,192 1,210 1,198 1,146 -1.5
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,847 7,793 7,760 8,239 +0.7
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,470 21,402 21,223 21,579 +0.3
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 40,929 40,824 40,902 42,495 +0.3
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,774 2,830 2,824 2,817 -2.0
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment............... 6,599 6,485 6,507 7,116 +1.8
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,968 2,970 2,924 2,863 -0.1
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,689 9,606 9,683 10,559 +0.9
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,384 39,277 39,220 39,520 +0.3
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,833 4,846 4,864 4,970 -0.3
363 Household appliances...................... 2,603 2,645 2,678 2,746 -1.6
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,692 1,694 1,677 1,609 -0.1
366 Communication equipment................... 16,602 16,496 16,433 16,661 +0.6
,367 Electronic components..................... 7,979 7,877 7,842 7,701 +1.3
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,675 5,719 5,726 5,833 -0.8
37 Transportation equipment.................... 55,534 55,092 54,199 52,726 +0.8
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 10,956 11,160 11,155 11,025 -1.8
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 40,645 39,962 39,174 38,175 +1.7
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,138 2,161 2,081 1,821 -1.1
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,542 12,511 12,461 12,484 +0.2
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,948 8,937 8,927 9,035 +0.1
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,914 2,907 2,883 2,865 +0.2
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,440 17,526 17,448 16,178 -0.5

Nondurable goods industries................... 114,287 113,382 112,967 109,929 +0.8
With unfilled orders........................ 26,684 26,505 26,492 25,414 +0.7
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,061 24,170 24,639 24,000 -0.5
202 Dairy products............................ 2,339 2,269 2,221 1,865 +3.1
208 Beverages................................. 4,353 4,351 4,521 4,780 0.0
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,143 14,304 14,521 14,191 -1.1
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,911 5,936 5,928 5,501 -0.4
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,938 6,796 6,751 6,683 +2.1
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,914 3,804 3,738 3,811 +2.9
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,015 10,923 10,906 10.361 +0.8
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,170 4,141 4,175 3,955 +0.7
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,815 2,761 2,732 2,511 +2.0
264 All other paper products.................. 4,030 4,021 3,999 3,895 +0.2
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 26,837 26,862 26,465 25,975 -0.1
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 7,971 7,980 7,732 7,878 -0.1
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 8,815 8,775 8,851 8,384 +0.5
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,377 6,374 6,314 5,812 0.0
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,971 10,546 10,348 10,369 +4.0
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,140 8,803 8,647 8,422 +3.8
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 19,414 19,346 19,283 18,618 +0.4

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 25,823 25,853 25,613 24,746 -0.1
Consumer staples............................ 42,016 42,135 42,592 41,104 -0.3
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 93,326 92,632 92,225 93,642 +0.7
Automotive equipment........................ 13,439 13,566 13,544 13,561 -0.9
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 23,445 23,398 23,180 22,488 +0.2
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 127,057 125,749 124,467 124,072 +1.0

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 108,393 107,581 106,751 107,517 +0.8
Nondefense................................ 72,348 71,982 71,902 73,707 +0.5
Defense................................... 36,045 35.599 34,849 33,810 +1.3

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,111 13,263 13,164 12,634 -1.1


+0.5 +1.7 326,362 324,070 322,472 320,859


+0.5 +0.7 222,171 220,953 219,855 220,509

+0.6 +0.5 212,015 210,939 209,890 210,884
+0.6 +0.2 195,126 193,963 192,937 194,740
+0.7 -0.6 7,051 7,089 7,114 7,093
+0.4 -6.5 16,573 16,498 16,410 17,740
+0.4 -9.7 7,560 7,457 7,360 8,374
+1.0 +4.0 1,150 1,198 1,211 1,108


+0.4 -4.8
+0.8 -0.5
-0.2 -3.7
+0.2 -1.5

-0.3 -7.3
+1.6 +3.7
-0.8 -8.2
+0.1 -0.3


7,863 7,843 7,839
21,394 21,517 21,652
41,168 40,959 40,958
2,842 2,885 2,852

6,612 6,398 6,473
3,010 2,997 2,941
9,902 9,738 9,678
39,683 39,682 39,763


4,877 4,878 4,912
2,530 2,701 2,824
1,804 1,804 1,763
16,648 16,583 16,453
8,075 7,936 7,939
5,749 5,780 5,872
56,035 54,923 53,965
10,982 10,689 10,708
41,167 40,360 39,442


+3.8 +17.4 2.148 2,167 2,082
+0.4 +0.5 12,695 12,651 12,658

+0.1 -1.0 8,993 8,996 9,022
+0.8 +1.7 3,007 2,966 2,957

+0.4 +7.8 17,416 17,620 17,370

+0.4 +4.0 114,347 113,131 112,582
0.0 +5.0 27,045 26,990 26,918
-1.9 +0.3 24,166 23,358 23,367
+2.2 +25.4 2,369 2,306 2,258
-3.8 -8.9 4,249 4,316 4,552
-1.5 -0.3 14,553 13,661 13,283
+0.1 +7.5 5,462 5,426 5,533
+0.7 +3.8 6,947 6,874 6,896

+1.8 +2.7 3,902 3,835 3,784
+0.2 +6.3 10,944 10,930 11,052
-0.8 +5.4 4,125 4,143 4,210
+1.1 +12.1 2,815 2,758 2,758
+0.6 +3.5 4,004 4,029 4,084
+1.5 +3.3 26,803 26,971 26,499

+3.2 +1.2 7,971 7,980 7,732
-0.9 +5.1 8,894 8,897 9,004
+1.0 +9.7 6,383 6,480 6,331
+1.9 +5.8 10,978 10,499 10,307
+1.8 +8.5 9,069 8,863 8,811


8,258
21,513
42,756
2,885

7,130
2,902
10,792
39,815


5,011
2,671
1,715
16,711
7,795
5,912
53,174
11,054
38,635

1,834
12,635

9,080
2,958

16,158

109,975
25,769
24,093
1,888
4,662
14,605
5,083
6,694

3,801
10,288
3,913
2,508
3,867
25,935

7,878
8,454
5,831
10,364
8,348


+0.3 +4.3 19,978 20,210 20,117 19,170


+0.9 +4.4 26,219 26,752 26,749
-1.1 +2.2 42,039 41,228 41,208

+0.4 -0.3 93,716 92,957 92,409
+0.2 -0.9 13,361 12,993 13,079

+0.9 +4.3 23,314 23,450 23,435

+1.0 +2.4 127,713 126,690 125,592


25,115
41,128

94,049
13,485

22,372

124,710


+0.8 +0.8 109,308 108,374 107,411 108,400
+0.1 -1.8 72,880 72,242 72,121 74,265
+2.2 +6.6 36,428 36,132 35,290 34,135


+0.8 +3.8 13,324 13,651 13,528 12,831


See footnotes at end of table 2.









Table 5. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, B STAGE OF FABRICATION, T INDUSTRY GROUP

(Millions of dollars)


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


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


MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

All manufacturing industries............ 104.454 103,811

Durable goods industries...................... 59,851 59,417
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,262 2,246
Primary metals.............................. 5,100 5,127
Fabricated metal products................... 7,253 7,211
Machinery, except electrical................ 11,765 11,686
Electrical machinery........................ 10,515 10,498
Transportation equipment.................... 12,019 11,767
Instruments and related products............ 4,267 4,220

All other durable goods ..................... 6,670 6,662

Nondurable goods industries................... 44,603 44,394
Food and kindred products................... 8,938 9,106
Tobacco products............................ 4,867 4,945
Textile mill products....................... 1,867 1,826
Paper and allied products................... 5,796 5,724
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,016 9,061
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,170 3,059
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,552 3,390

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,397 7,283

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 115,595 114,938


Durable goods industries...................... 97,304 96,904
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,015 1,018
33 Primary metals.............................. 6,437 6,403
34 Fabricated metal products................... 7,508 7,328
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 16,510 16,759
36 Electrical machinery........................ 20,210 20,107
37 Transportation equipment.................... 37,367 37,054
38 Instruments and related products............ 4,685 4,699
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 3,572 3,536

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,291 18,034
20 Food and kindred products................... 2,463 2,432
21 Tobacco products............................ 117 110
22 Textile mill products....................... 2,163 2,113
26 Paper and allied products................... 1,251 1,239
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 3,978 3.998
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 2,461 2,344
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 1,424 1,323
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 4,434 4,475

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 105,057 104,584


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


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

PPre


Durable goods Industries...................... 53,664 53,630
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,792 3,756
Primary metals.............................. 4,914 4,769
Fabricated metal products................... 6,709 6,863
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,654 12,379
Electrical machinery........................ 8,659 8,672
Transportation equipment.................... 6,148 6,271
Instruments and related products ............ 3,590 3,592

All other durable goods..................... 7,198 7,328

Nondurable goods industries................... 51,393 50,954
Food and kindred products................... 12,660 12,632
Tobacco products............................ 927 881
Textile mill products....................... 2,908 2,857
Paper and allied products................... 3,968 3,960
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,843 13,803
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,340 5,143
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,164 4,090


All other nondurable goods.................. 7,583 7,588


103,943 101,980 +0.6

59,759 59,478 +0.7
2,213 2,293 +0.7
5,112 5,567 -0.5
7,311 7,596 +0.6
11,775 11,650 +0.7
10,520 10,412 +0.2
11,969 11,872 +2.1
4,174 4,006 +1.1

6.685 6,082 +0.1

44,184 42,502 +0.5
9,158 8,921 -1.8
4,996 4,485 -1.6
1,817 1,848 +2.2
5,689 5,270 +1.3
8,886 8.929 -0.5
3,071 3.121 +3.6
3,292 3,113 +4.8

7,275 6,815 +1.6



114,194 114,032 +0.6

96,060 97,011 +0.4
1,002 1,035 -0.3
6,432 6,728 +0.5
7,408 7,449 +2.5
16,967 18,098 -1.5
20,127 20,403 +0.5
35,915 34,937 +0.8
4,726 4,937 -0.3

3,483 3,424 +1.0

18,134 17,021 +1.4
2,520 2.495 +1.3
110 127 +6.4
2,095 1.930 +2.4
1,251 1,208 +1.0
4,042 3.866 -0.5
2,248 2,140 +5.0
1,335 1,349 +7.6

4,533 3,906 -0.9



103,484 103,601 +0.5

52,835 53,195 +0.1
3,758 3,783 +1.0
4,684 5,296 +3.0
6,504 6,534 -2.2
12,160 12,747 +2.2
8,573 8,705 -0.1
6,315 5,917 -2.0
3,561 3,541 -0.1

7,280 6,672 -1.8

50,649 50,406 +0.9
12,961 12,584 +0.2
822 889 +5.2
2,839 2,905 +1.8
3,966 3,883 +0.2
13,537 13,180 +0.3
5,029 5,108 +3.8
4,020 3,960 +1.8

7,475 7,897 -0.1


-0.1 +2.4 104,189 103,846 103,594 101,801

-0.6 +0.6 60,163 59,762 59,608 59,878
+1.5 -1.4 2,272 2,250 2,211 2,310
+0.3 -8.4 5,166 5,138 5,062 5,647
-1.4 -4.5 7,314 7,337 7.351 7,661
-0.8 +1.0 11,800 11,737 11,734 11,723
-0.2 +1.0 10,589 10,689 10,577 10,484
-1.7 +1.2 12,062 11,739 11,997 11,927
+1.1 +6.5 4,289 4,242 4,190 4,036

-0.3 +9.7 6,671 6,630 6,486 6,090

+0.5 +4.9 44,026 44,084 43,986 41,923
-0.6 +0.2 8,530 8,811 8,939 8,512
-1.0 +8.5 4,486 4,507 4,674 4,133
+0.5 +1.0 1,869 1,873 1,869 1,849
+0.6 +10.0 5,751 5,722 5,722 5,226
+2.0 +1.0 9,081 9,182 8,907 8.992
-0.4 +1.6 3,163 3,050 3,095 3,100
+3.0 +14.1 3,519 3,423 3,381 3,075

+0.1 +8.5 7,627 7,516 7,399 7,036



+0.7 +1.4 116,626 115,128 114,367 114,978

+0.9 +0.3 98,258 97,030 96,180 97,887
+1.6 -1.9 1,020 1,025 1,013 1,038
-0.5 -4.3 6,527 6,519 6,499 6,831
-1.1 +0.8 7,503 7,412 7,560 7,445
-1.2 -8.8 16,676 16,664 16,925 18,253
-0.1 -0.9 20.391 20,172 20,257 20,582
+3.2 +7.0 37,803 36,928 35,638 35,302
-0.6 -5.1 4,747 4,748 4,829 4.996

+1.5 +4.3 3,591 3.562 3,459 3,440

-0.6 +7.5 18,368 18,098 18,187 17,091
-3.5 -1.3 2,437 2,387 2,450 2,470
0.0 -7.9 116 110 109 126
+0.9 +12.1 2,152 2,089 2,079 1,920
-1.0 +3.6 1,275 1,238 1,265 1,231
-1.1 +2.9 4,015 4,063 4,132 3,900
+4.3 +15.0 2,455 2.337 2,266 2,126
-0.9 +5.6 1,425 1,325 1,330 1,353

-1.3 +13.5 4,493 4,549 4,556 3,965



+1.1 +1.4 105,547 105,096 104,511 104,080

+1.5 +0.9 53,594 54,147 54,102 53,119
-0.1 +0.2 3,759 3,814 3,890 3,745
+1.8 -7.2 4,880 4,841 4,849 5,262
+5.5 +2.7 6,577 6,768 6,741 6,407
+1.8 -0.7 12,692 12,558 12,299 12,780
+1.2 -0.5 8,703 8,821 8,929 8,749
-0.7 +3.9 6,170 6,256 6,330 5,945
+0.9 +1.4 3,659 3,661 3,639 3,603

+0.7 +7.9 7,154 7,428 7,425 6,628

+0.6 +2.0 51,953 50,949 50,409 50,961
-2.5 +0.6 13,199 12,160 11,978 13,111
+7.2 +4.3 860 809 750 824
+0.6 +0.1 2,926 2,912 2,948 2,925
-0.2 +2.2 3,918 3,970 4,065 3,831
+2.0 +5.0 13,707 13,726 13,460 13,043
+2.3 +4.5 5,360 5,112 4,946 5,138
+1.7 +5.2 4,125 4,115 4,100 3,920

+1.5 -4.0 7,858 8,145 8,162 8,169


n Revised.


liUinary.








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/s

Industry
SIC Aug. July June Aug. Aug. July
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r 1987P 1987r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.63 1.62 1.60 1.71 3.60 3.59


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

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


2.03 2.04
1.48 1.42
1.78 1.75
1.96 1.94
2.26 2.26
2.05 2.09
2.21 2.29
2.39 2.34


2.14 4.49 4.51 4.41 4.51
1.54 0.60 0.56 0.55 0.62
2.20 2.18 2.15 2.18 2.04
1.93 1.93 1.92 1.86 1.85
2.55 3.35 3.38 3.45 3.64
2.27 4.87 4.97 5.01 5.36
2.10 11.93 12.40 10.87 11.06
2.46 1.71 1.67 1.65 1.62


1.18 1.23
0.88 0.90
2.88 3.88
1.42 1.44
1.11 1.15
1.49 1.57
0.93 1.05
1.31 1.42


0.55 0.54 0.53
(X) (X) (X)
(X) (x) (x)
(NA) (NA) (NA)
(NA) (NA) (NA)
(X) (X) (X)
(X) (x) (x)
(x) (X) (x)


Preliminary. 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 Aug. Year All Aug. Year All Aug. Year All Aug.
ago Augs. 1986- ago Augs. 1986- ago Augs. 1986- ago Augs. 1986-
SIC Aug. 1982- July Aug. 1982- July Aug. 1982- July Aug. 1982- July
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

All manufacturing industries..... 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 1.8 1.6 1.1 2.2 1.7 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.3 0.3 0.5
33 Primary metals....................... 0.0 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.3
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.3 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.1 0.4 0.7 0.4 1.3 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.4 0.4 0.1 3.1 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 1.0 0.9 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2

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

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
Defense.............................. 1.7 0.9 0.3 8.6 2.9 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.1 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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