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Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders

December 1987
M3-(87)-12
For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, February 3, 1988

text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars)


New orders for manufactured goods in December increased
$5.1 billion or 2.5 percent from November to $214.8 billion.
New orders for durable goods were up $5.5 billion or 4.9
percent to $116.4 billion, revised down from the earlier
reported 6.7 percent increase. Data for December generally
have greater revisions than other months because of late
reporting and revisions to early estimates by companies due
to year-end book closings. New orders for nondurable goods
declined $0.3 billion or 0.3 percent to $98.4 billion.
Shipments of manufactured goods in December increased
$4.5 billion or 2.2 percent to $211.7 billion. Virtually
all of the increase was in the durable goods sector, up $4.9
billion or 4.5 percent to $113.3 billion. Nondurable goods
shipments were down $0.4 billion or 0.4 percent to $98.4
billion.
Unfilled orders for manufactured goods at the end of
December were up $3.1 billion or 0.8 percent to $404.1
billion. Most of the orders backlog is for durable goods
which increased $3.1 billion or 0.8 percent to $390.4
billion; this revises the earlier reported 1.3 percent
increase.
Current cost inventories at the end of December were
$333.2 billion, up $1.4 billion or 0.4 percent from
November. About two-thirds of the increase was in
nondurables. The inventory to shipments ratio in December
was 1.57 percent, down from 1.60 in November.
Total new orders for 1987 were $2,438.5 billion, 7.4
percent above 1986. Total shipments for 1987 were $2,407.3
billion, up 6.0 percent over 1986. Unfilled orders at year-
end of $404.1 billion were 8.3 percent above 1986.
Inventories at year-end of $333.2 billion were 4.7 percent
above 1986.
New Orders
The increases in new orders for durable goods in
December were widespread. The largest was in transportation
equipment, up $3.0 billion or 10.3 percent to $31.6 billion;
an increase in aircraft and parts of $3.8 billion was
partially offset by a decline in shipbuilding and tanks of
$1.1 billion.

Orders for primary metals increased $1.3 billion or
11.7 percent to $12.2 billion; both steel and nonferrous
metals were up. Nonelectrical machinery increased $1.0
billion or 5.4 percent to $19.0 billion, the largest gains
were in construction, mining, and material handling
equipment, in farm machinery and equipment, and office and
computing equipment.


The pattern of change among nondurable goods industries
was mixed. The largest increases were in paper, apparel and
tobacco products. The largest declines were in foods and
chemicals.
Shipments
Within the durable goods sector, increases in shipments
were widespread. The largest increase was in transportation
equipment, up $2.2 billion or 8.3 percent to $29.4 billion,
$1.8 billion of which was in aircraft and parts. Motor
vehicles and parts were up $0.2 billion. Nonelectrical
machinery shipments increased $1.0 billion or 5.4 percent to
$19.1 billion, with the largest increases in engines and
turbines and farm machinery and equipment. Primary metals
shipments were up $0.7 billion or 6.5 percent to $11.3
billion.
Within the nondurable sector the pattern of change for
shipments was also mixed. The largest declines were in
foods, textiles and chemicals, while the largest increases
were in tobacco, apparel and paper.
Unfilled Orders
Most of the $3.1 billion increase in the orders backlog
in December was for aircraft and parts, up $2.7 billion or
1.8 percent to $152.3 billion. There was also a large
increase in primary metals, up $0.9 billion or 4.1 percent
to $22.5 billion; both steel and nonferrous metals had
increases. The backlog of orders for nondurable, goods
declined 0.4 percent.
Inventories
Inventories of durable goods manufacturers increased
$0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $216.3 billion, following a
large 1.2 percent increase in November. A large decline in
inventories for defense capital goods of $0.9 billion or 2.5
percent was more than offset by widespread increases in
other industry categories. Most of the increase in
nondurable goods inventories of $1.0 billion or 0.9 percent
came in the chemicals, paper and apparel industries.
Inventories by stage of fabrication showed materials
and supplies up 0.4 percent from November and finished goods
up 0.9 percent; work in process was unchanged.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for January 1988 is scheduled for February 23, 1988,
at 8:30 a.m. and the full report on March 2, 1988 at 10:00
a.m. The schedule of release dates for 1988 can be found on
back page of this publication.


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
data of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATATM. 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. (1-800-334-2564)
and CompuServe (1-800- 848-8199). Further information about accessing CENDATA can be obtained from Dialog. The CENDATA Staff at the
Bureau of the Census (301-763-2074) can provide content information and general guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA,
DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.


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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS













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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Nov.- Oct.- Dec.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec
Code 1987P 1987r 198 986 r Dec.P Nov.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1981 1987P 1986

All manufacturing Industries 211,695 207,226 206,396 197,474 +2.2 +0.4 +7.2 204,477 205,722 211,949 190,978 2,408,593 2,273,298


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


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 117,794 113,970 113,293 109,260 +3.4 +0.6 +7.8 116,555I '111.1 116,234 108,480 1,318,180 1,247,818

Durable goods industries.......... 113,282 108.378 108,251 106,394 +4.5 +0.1 +6.5 109,146 107,625 111,685 102,667 1,263,875 1,201,704
With unfilled orders............ 92.412 88.339 87,825 85,660 +4.6 +0.6 +7.9 91,629 88,158 89,853 85,284 1,022,784 977,789
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,323 5,282 5,382 4,834 +0.8 -1.9 +10.1 4,572 5,132 5,699 4,149 60,997 56,787
Primary metals.................. 11,301 10,608 10,113 8,252 +6.5 +4.9 +36.9 10,214 10,152 10,211 7,442 111,465 101,733
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,865 4,741 4.510 3,392 +2.6 +5.1 +43.4 4,456 4,451 4,487 3,108 48,065 42,830
Iron and steel foundries ...... 822 807 828 835 +1.9 -2.5 -1.6 677 813 880 689 9,566 10,178
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,614 5,060 4,775 4,025 +10.9 +6.0 +39.5 5,081 4,888 4,844 3,645 53,834 48,725
Fabricated metal products....... 11,403 11,166 10,915 11,302 +2.1 +2.3 +0.9 10,374 10,928 11,449 10,255 134,177 135,974
Machinery, except electrical.... 19,080 18,103 18,546 17,650 +5.4 -2.4 +8.1 20,487 17,776 18,544 19,286 212,631 205,804
Engines and turbines.......... 1,673 1,405 1,300 1,732 +19.1 +8.1 -3.4 1,607 1,370 1,216 1,675 15,077 14,770
Construction, mining, and
material handling eqtipm iit.. 2,370 2,372 2,329 2,167 -0.1 +1.8 +9.4 2,299 2,392 2,349 2,109 26,242 26,589
Metalworking machinery........ 788 821 735 706 -4.0 +11.7 +11.6 846 822 834 756 9,030 8,923
Office and computing machines. 4,607 4,514 4,933 4,956 +2.1 -8.5 -7.0 6,648 4,797 4,643 7,133 56,269 56,230
Electrical machinery............ 19,825 19,377 19,163 17,883 +2.3 +1.1 +10.9 20,689 19,928 19,413 18,684 224,482 205,613
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,223 2,329 2,364 2,161 -4.6 -1.5 +2.9 2,297 2,321 2,330 2,232 26,969 25,374
Household appliances.......... 1,535 1,544 1,542 1,405 -0.6 +0.1 +9.3 1,363 1,454 1,608 1,241 18,583 17,090
Radio and TV.................. 1,136 1,172 1,126 1,097 -3.1 +4.1 +3.6 1,133 1,269 1,275 1,091 13,053 12,851
Communication equipment....... 6,608 6,196 6,183 5,925 +6.6 +0.2 +11.5 7,787 6,399 5,930 6,984 74,055 69,725
Electronic components......... 4.800 4,509 4,403 3,825 +6.5 +2.4 +25.5 4,498 4,530 4,383 3,579 50,223 44,006
Other electrical machinery.... 3,523 3,627 3,545 3,470 -2.9 +2.3 +1.5 3,611 3,955 3,887 3,557 41,599 36,567
Transportation equipment........ 29,356 27,107 27,480 30,790 +8.3 -1.4 -4.7 26,976 27,452 28,820 28,206 323,400 314,081
Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,287 17,116 17,491 18,519 +1.0 -2.1 -6.7 14,384 17,425 18,749 15,424 201,199 194,725
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 10,218 8,438 8,211 10,477 +21.1 +2.8 -2.5 10,722 8,461 8,301 10,974 101,299 98,984
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 958 749 750 1,079 +27.9 -0.1 -11.2 958 749 750 1,079 9,621 10,681
Instruments and related products 5,367 5,375 5,418 5,192 -0.1 -0.8 +3.4 5,570 5,389 5,485 5,382 63,250 60,860
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,582 3,585 3,645 3,449 -0.1 -1.6 +3.9 3,761 3,478 3,625 3,621 42,191 40,642
Photographic goods............ 1,602 1,618 1,595 1,541 -1.0 +1.4 +4.0 1,658 1,737 1,663 1,594 19,058 18,035

All other durable goods......... 11,627 11,360 11,234 10,491 +2.4 +1.1 +10.8 10,264 10,868 12,064 9,263 133,473 120,852


Nondurable goods industries....... 98,413 98,848 98,145 91,080 -0.4 +0.7 +8.1 95,331 98,097 100,264 88,311
With unfilled orders............ 25,382 25,631 25,468 23,600 -1.0 +0.6 +7.6 24,926 25,763 26,381 23,196
20 Food and kindred products....... 28,319 28,646 28,713 26,855 -1.1 -0.2 +5.5 28,262 28,604 29,384 26,804
202 Dairy products................ 3,981 4,002 4,037 3,765 -0.5 -0.9 +5.7 3,826 3,979 3,973 3,620
208 Beverages..................... 3,702 3,633 3,646 3,695 +1.9 -0.4 +0.2 3,313 3,420 3,727 3,298
203-6,9 All other foods............... 12,891 13,212 13,121 12,172 -2.4 +0.7 +5.9 13,316 13,372 13,547 12,587
21 Tobacco products................ 2,169 1,874 1,291 2,095 +15.7 +45.2 +3.5 2,169 1,874 1,291 2,095
22 Textile mill products........... 4,585 4,880 4,793 4,627 -6.0 +1.8 -0.9 4,349 4,795 5,102 4,395
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,764 3,044 2,984 2,829 -9.2 +2.0 -2.3 2,772 2,924 3,071 2,837
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,669 10,451 10,408 9,276 +2.1 +0.4 +15.0 10,163 10,071 10,367 8,829
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,793 4,597 4,550 4,035 +4.3 +1.0 +18.8 4,707 4,495 4,449 3,956
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,320 2,248 2,206 1,977 +3.2 +1.9 +17.3 2,107 2,145 2,290 1,792
264 All other paper products...... 3,556 3,606 3,652 3,264 -1.4 -1.3 +8.9 3,349 3,431 3,628 3,081
28 Chemicals and allied products... 18,571 18,850 18,519 16,785 -1.5 +1.8 +10.6 18,214 17,687 17,903 16,483
281.6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,351 5,283 5,550 4,753 +1.3 -4.8 +12.6 5,281 5,145 5,356 4,684
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries., 6,166 6,207 6,143 5,950 -0.7 +1.0 +3.6 6,295 5,848 6,043 6,079
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,488 4,630 4,456 3,907 -3.1 +3.9 +14.9 4,376 4,502 4,426 3,807
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,916 11,099 11,312 9,853 -1.6 -1.9 +10.8 10,736 11,068 11,393 9,688
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,865 6,826 6,745 6,158 +0.6 +1.2 +11.5 6,193 6,827 7,179 5,563
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,319 16,222 16,364 15,431 +0.6 -0.9 +5.8 15,245 17,171 17,645 14,454

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,915 13,677 13,732 13,089 +1.7 -0.4 +6.3 11,746 14,101 15,089 11,048
Consumer staples................ 40,651 40,859 40,403 38,819 -0.5 +1.1 +4.7 40,867 40,970 41,186 39,040
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 35,092 32,282 32,797 33,097 +8.7 -1.6 +6.0 38,548 32,203 32,744 36,620
Automotive equipment............ 19,164 19,053 19,661 20,236 +0.6 -3.1 -5.3 16,089 19,324 21,041 16,979
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,880 16,600 16,187 15,216 +1.7 +2.6 +10.9 14,681 15,858 17,119 13,269
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 85,993 84,755 83,616 77,017 +1.5 +1.4 +11.7 82,546 83,266 84,770 74,022

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 40,700 37,862 38,129 39,214 +7.5 -0.7 +3.8 44,430 38,326 38,149 42,954
Nondefense.................... 30,471 28,622 28,995 28,687 +6.5 -1.3 +6.2 33,329 28,916 29,034 31,626
Defense....................... 10,229 9,240 9,134 10,527 +10.7 +1.2 -2.8 11,101 9,410 9,115 11,328


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,547 6,566 6,428 6,185 -0.3 +2.1 +5.9 5,915 6,612 7,009 5,571


1,144,718 1,071,594
295,396 270,029
334,625 314,500
47,292 42,356
43,404 43,853
151,299 142,719
18,619 18,016
56,547 54,607


34,550
118,882
51,547

I hr.i
214,635

62,704
72,512
51,815
129,743
78,878


33,601
103,834
43,990
22,414
37,430
198,348

56,492
69,164
46,132
129,320
72,170


192,789 180,799


162,871 153,075
475,800 447,890

385,359 372,198
225,453 217,223

192,841 179,596

966,269 903,316


446,994 428,686
337,027 321,761
109,967 106,925


76,121 71,541


See footnotes at end of table 2.


gee footnotes at end of table 2.














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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

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

All manufacturing industries 214,769 209,626 209,399 196,894 +2.5 +0.1 +9.1 209,267 209,404 213,019 192,786 2,439,238 2,273,781

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 120,868 116,370 116,296 108,680 +3.9 +0.1 +11.2 121,345 117,603 117,304 110,288 1,348,825 1,248,301

Durable goods industries.......... 116,409 110,949 111,095 105,681 +4.9 -0.1 +10.2 114,017 111,659 112,797 104,345 1,292,063 1,201,566
With unfilled orders............ 95,539 90,910 90,669 84,947 +5.1 +0.3 +12.5 96,500 92,192 90,965 86,962 1,050,972 977,651
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,248 5,301 5,357 4,742 -1.0 -1.0 +10.7 4,507 5,144 5,612 4,090 61,031 56,669
33 Primary metals.................. 12,182 10,903 10,437 9,109 +11.7 +4.5 +33.7 11,627 10,463 10,257 8,590 116,497 102,155
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,456 5,053 4,278 3,987 +8.0 +18.1 +36.8 5,421 4,873 4,205 3,912 51,123 43,560
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 850 905 816 903 -6.1 +10.9 -5.9 637 905 874 726 9,800 10,492
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,876 4,945 5,343 4,219 +18.8 -7.4 +39.3 5,569 4,685 5,178 3,952 55,574 48,103
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,474 11,290 11,077 11,582 +1.6 +1.9 -0.9 10,567 10,998 11,307 10,643 134,912 134,969
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 19,000 18,024 18,953 16,371 +5.4 -4.9 +16.1 19,817 17,917 18,794 17,554 215,123 199,601
351 Engines and turbines .......... 1,206 1,376 1,397 516 -12.4 -1.5 +133.7 1,068 1,357 1,389 400 15,257 12,884
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment., 2,740 2,361 2,397 2,140 +16.1 -1.5 +28.0 2,731 2,432 2,424 2,130 26,904 25,261
354 Metalworking machinery........ 818 792 708 663 +3.3 +11.9 +23.4 756 775 718 578 8,916 8,390
357 Office and computing machines. 4,530 4,309 5,059 4,883 +5.1 -14.8 -7.2 6,088 4,762 4,651 6,769 56,085 54,322
36 Electrical machinery............ 20,120 20,288 19,999 18,662 -0.8 +1.4 +7.8 20,897 20,134 19,904 19,602 226,795 207,800
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,117 2,310 2,447 2,083 -8.4 -5.6 +1.6 2,171 2,286 2,392 2,134 27,108 24,934
363 Household appliances.......... 1,578 1,525 1,528 1,362 +3.5 -0.2 +15.9 1,395 1,439 1,568 1,201 18,525 17,009
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,062 1,173 1,106 1,017 -9.5 +6.1 +4.4 1,059 1,270 1,255 1,011 13,047 12,779
366 Communication equipment....... 6,859 6,727 6,656 6,159 +2.0 +1.1 +11.4 7,952 6,497 6,258 7,424 74,375 73,222
367 Electronic components......... 4,903 4,905 4,706 4,685 0.0 +4.2 +4.7 4,657 4,693 4,547 4,413 51,985 43,166
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,601 3,648 3,556 3,356 -1.3 +2.6 +7.3 3,663 3,949 3,884 3,419 41,755 36,690
37 Transportation equipment........ 31,558 28,603 28,573 29,620 +10.3 +0.1 +6.5 31,148 31,099 29,497 29,483 339,296 318,641
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 12,879 9,094 9,784 9,558 +41.6 -7.1 +34.7 15,491 10,990 9,580 12,686 115,833 104,539
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 460 1,547 421 895 -70.3 +267.5 -48.6 275 1,884 280 704 10,643 10,068
38 Instruments and related products 5,360 5,437 5,225 5,093 -1.4 +4.1 +5.2 5,572 5,400 5,243 5,292 63,978 60,563
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,624 3,726 3,530 3,392 -2.7 +5.6 +6.8 3,803 3,619 3,510 3,564 42,816 40,460
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,467 11,103 11,474 10,502 +3.3 -3.2 +9.2 9,882 10,504 12,183 9,091 134,431 121,168

Nondurable goods industries....... 98,360 98,677 98,304 91,213 -0.3 +0.4 +7.8 95,250 97,745 100,222 88,441 1,147,175 1,072,215
With unfilled orders............ 25,329 25,460 25,627 23,733 -0.5 -0.7 +6.7 24,845 25,411 26,339 23,326 297,853 270,650

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,694 13,500 13,776 12,782 +1.4 -2.0 +7.1 11,430 13,802 14,969 10,720 163,696 153,144
Consumer staples................ 40,698 40,888 40,365 38,855 -0.5 +1.3 +4.7 40,932 40,983 41,144 39,082 475,732 447,892
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 35,346 34,434 33,918 32,176 +2.6 +1.5 +9.9 39,961 36,252 32,920 37,802 398,881 373,513
Automotive equipment............ 19,146 19,098 19,505 20,224 +0.3 -2.1 -5.3 16,118 19,310 20,904 16,974 225,575 216,996
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,152 16,799 16,247 15,453 +2.1 +3.4 +11.0 14,841 16,001 16,936 13,395 193,000 179,223
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 88,733 84,907 85,588 77,404 +4.5 -0.8 +14.6 85,985 83,056 86,146 74,813 982,354 903,013

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 43,001 39,824 40,417 36,880 +8.0 -1.5 +16.6 47,905 42,262 39,670 42,750 466,431 430,187
Nondefense.................... 33,559 30,085 30,416 29,142 +11.5 -1.1 +15.2 35,754 30,576 30,268 31,565 355,488 320,057
Defense....................... 9,442 9,739 10,001 7,738 -3.0 -2.6 +22.0 12,151 11,686 9,402 11,185 110,943 110,130

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,349 6,361 6,400 5,970 -0.2 -0.6 +6.3 5,670 6,362 6,896 5,343 76,523 71,714

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














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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries ............ 40,104 401,030 398,630 372,974 +0.8 +0.6 +8.3 401,055 396,265 392,583 370,410


Durable goods industries ..................... 390,393 387,266 384.,695 361,855 +0.8
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,5b8 2,b43 2.624 2,534 -2.8
33 Primary metals.............................. 22,492 21,611 21,316 17,318 +4.1
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ............... 12,303 11,712 11,400 9,165 +5.0
332 Iron and steel foundries................... 2,997 2,969 2,871 2,758 +0.9
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,192 6,930 7,045 5,395 +3.8
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,615 19,544 19,420 18,893 +0.4
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 57,740 57,820 57,899 55,296 -0.1
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,560 15,027 15,056 14,395 -3.1
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,938 4,568 4,579 4,300 +8.1
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,032 3,002 3,031 3,147 +1.0
357 Office and computing machines ............. 19,039 19,116 19,321 19,229 -0.4
3o Electrical machinery......................... 96237 95,942 95,031 93,844 +0.3
3b1,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ..................... 5,527 5,633 5,652 5,39. -1.9
363 Household appliances...................... 227 184 203 290 +23.-
3o5 Radio and TV.............................. 357 431 430 363 -17.2
366 Communication equipment....................... 70,391 70,140 69,609 70,029 +0.
367 Electronic components..................... 17,857 17,754 17,358 16,051 +0.6
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,878 1,800 1,779 1,717 +4.3
37 Transportation equipment.................... 177,006 174,804 173,308 160,965 +1.3
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 152,297 149,636 148,980 137,671 +1.8
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 18,514 19,012 18,214 17,4b' -2.6
38 Instruments and related products ............ 8,950 6,957 8,895 8,21> -0.1
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments .............................. 8,029 7,987 7,84h 7,404 +0.5
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 5,785 5,945 6,202 4,790 -2.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,711 13,764 13,935 11,119 -0.4

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,451 4,b72 4,849 3,511 -4.7
Consumer staples............................ 698 651 622 770 +7.2
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 252,458 252,204 250,05: 238,'79 +0.
Automotive equipment........................ 5,764. 5,782 5,737 5,619 -0.3
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,585 10.,313 10,114 10,432 +2.6
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 130,148 127,408 127,256 113,846 +2.2

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods Industries.................... 309,472 307,171 305,29 289918 +.7
Nondefense................................ 146,234 1 3.146 141,683 127,820 +2.2
Defense................................... 163,238 164,025 163,526 162,0 -0.5

household durable goods
industries................................. ,.479 3,677 3,882 3,0 9 -5.4

See footnotes at end of table 2.


+0.7 +7.9 387,72. 382,853 378,819 359,530
+0.7 +1.3 2,464 2,529 2,517 2,430
+1.4 +29.9 21.759 20,3146 20,035 16,727
+2.7 +34.2 11,909 10,944 10,522 8,851
+3.4 +8.7 2,910 2,950 2,858 2,676

-1.6 +33.3 6,940 6,452 6,655 5,200
+0.6 +3.8 19,432 19,239 19,169 18,697
-0.1 +4.4 57,050 57,720 57,579 54,558
-0.2 +1.1 14,685 15,224 15,237 14,505

-0.2 +14.8 4,997 4,565 4,525 4,335
-1.0 -3.7 2,941 3,031 3,078 3,055
-1.1 -1.0 18,449 19,009 19,044 18,633
+1.0 +2.5 94,883 94,675 94,469 92,570


-0.3 +2.5 5,467 5.593 5,628 5,328
-9.4 -21.7 205 173 188 263
+0.2 -1.7 357 431 430 363
+0.8 +0.5 69,606 69,41 699,343 69,286
+2.3 +11.3 17,393 17,234 17,071 15,631
+1.2 +9.4 1,855 1,803 1,809 1,699
+0.9 +10.0 177,685 173,513 169,866 161,789
+0.4 +10.t 153,260 1*8,491 145,962 138,720

+4.4 +6.0 18,368 19.051 17,916 17,3-4
+0.7 +8.9 8,903 8,901 8,890 8,17

+1.8 +8.4 8,029 7,987 7,846 7,404

-..1 +20.8 5,548 5,930 6,294 4.590

-1.2 +23.3 13,331 13,412 13,764 10,874


-3.7 +26.8 4,157 4,473 4,772 3,332
+.7 -9. 695 630 61 7

+0.9 +5.7 251,509 250,096 246,047 237,97
+0.8 +2.6 5,626 5,59 5,611 5,5

+2.3 +1.5 10,247 10,087 9,944 10088

+0.1 +14.1 128,821 125,382 125,592 .12.736


+0., +,6.7 308,751 305,276 301,340 289,314
+1.) +14.4 145,481 143,056 141,39b 127020
+ .) +0.7 163,27 162,220 159,944 162,29-


-5.3 13.-. 3,32 3,607 13857 2,9













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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Nov.- Oct.- Dec.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r Dec.P Nov.r 87/86 1987P 1987r 1987 1986

All manufacturing industries............ 333,221 331,812 328,554 318,238 +0.4 +1.0 +4.7 328,342 330,713 328,414 313,697


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 226,033 225,417 222,852 216,686 +0.3

Durable goods industries...................... 216,348 215,931 213,436 207,854 +0.2
With unfilled orders........................ 198,353 198,103 195,856 191,158 +0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,175 7,135 7,096 6,978 +0.6
33 Primary metals.............................. 17,387 17,249 16,940 17,211 +0.8
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 7,972 7,849 7,715 7,786 +1.6
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,261 1,255 1,217 1,120 +0.5
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals................................... 8,154 8,145 8,008 8,305 +0.1
34 Fabricated metal products................... 21,995 21,971 21,927 21,175 +0.1
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 41,634 41,191 40,944 41,518 +1.1
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,855 2,820 2,832 2,848 +1.2
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,543 6,401 6,411 6,788 +2.2
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,913 2,953 2,973 2,968 -1.4
357 Office and computing machines............. 9,994 9,812 9,601 9,869 +1.9
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,521 40,190 39,788 38,878 -1.7
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,888 4,804 4,792 4,852 +1.7
363 Household appliances...................... 2,87b 2,837 2,799 2,724 +1.4
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,668 1,622 1,638 1,676 +2.8
366 Communication equipment................... 16,119 17,004 16,768 16,262 -5.2
367 Electronic components..................... 8,276 8,269 8,177 7,752 +0.1
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,694 5,654 5,614 5,612 +0.7
37 Transportation equipment.................... 58,049 57,889 56,790 52,786 +0.3
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,412 11,459 11,267 11,090 -0.4
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 42,860 42,397 41,514 38,255 +1.1
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,094 2,216 2,192 1,911 -5.5
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,772 12,619 12,560 12,585 +1.2
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,183 9,048 9,006 9,135 +1.5
386 Photographic goods......... ............... 2,945 2,911 2,881 2,862 +1.2
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,815 17,687 17,391 16,723 +0.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 116,873 115,881 115,118 110,384 +0.9
With unfilled orders........................ 27,680 27,314 26,996 25,528 +1.3
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,707 24,691 24,522 23,645 +0.1
202 Dairy products............................. 2,395 2,388 2,331 1,993 +0.3
208 Beverages................................. 4,425 4,525 4,475 4,717 -2.2
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,298 14,179 14,230 13,914 +0.8
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,544 5,600 5,627 5,585 -1.0
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,937 6,930 6,931 6,560 +0.1
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,890 3,883 3,838 3,728 +0.2
26 Paper and allied products.............. 11,282 10,995 10,953 10,480 +2.6
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,289 4,155 4,110 4,107 +3.2
265 Paperboard containers..................... 2,823 2,860 2,849 2,589 -1.3
264 All other paper products.................. 4,170 3,980 3,994 3,784 +4.8
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 27,708 27,321 27,166 26,983 +1.4
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,242 8,126 7,966 8,233 +1.4
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,207 9,019 8,876 8,566 +2.1
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,627 6,552 6,508 6,392 +1.1
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,629 10,732 10,752 9,907 -1.0
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,196 9,121 9,100 8,586 +0.8
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 20,870 20,491 20,067 18,638 +1.8

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel..................,... 27,048 26,628 26,421 24,960 +1.6
Consumer staples............................ 42,693 42,476 42,128 41,127 +0.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 95,095 95,108 94,148 91,990 0.0
Automotive equipment........................ 13,825 13,919 13,698 13,393 -0.7
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 24,147 23,989 23,689 22,658 +0.7
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 130,413 129,692 128,470 124,110 +0.6

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 110,504 110,672 109,229 105,726 -0.2
Nondefense................................ 73,823 73,063 72,361 71,721 +1.0
Defense................................... 36,681 37,609 36,868 34,005 -2.5


Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,437 13,370 13,321 12,944 +0.5


+1.2 +4.3 221,220 223,909 222,695 212,166

+1.2 +4.1 212,294 214,613 213,166 204,025
+1.1 +3.8 194,263 197,081 196,065 187,305
+0.5 +2.8 7,046 6,909 6,853 6,858
+1.8 +1.0 17,236 17,231 16,911 17,059
+1.7 +2.4 7,956 7,992 7,834 7,772
+3.1 +12.6 1,224 1,203 1,178 1,087

+1.7 -1.8 8,056 8,036 7,899 8,200
+0.2 +3.9 21,686 21,631 21,630 20,883
+0.6 +0.3 40,965 41,136 40,835 40,821
-0.4 +0.2 2,675 2,882 2,903 2,664

-0.2 -3.6 6,543 6,433 6,398 6,782
-0.7 -1.9 2,811 2,938 2,948 2,866
+2.2 +1.3 9,744 9,767 9,680 9,620
+1.0 +1.7 38,754 39,716 39,686 38,134


+0.3 +0.7 4,770 4,761 4,784 4,735
+1.4 +5.6 2,695 2,641 2,654 2,555
-1.0 -0.5 1,570 1,562 1,643 1,583
+1.4 -0.9 15,972 16,982 16,813 16,116
+1.1 +6.8 8,218 8,179 8,175 7,699
+0.7 +1.5 5,529 5,591 5,617 5,446
+1.9 +10.0 56,512 58,248 57,553 51,456
+1.7 +2.9 11,466 11,598 11,393 11,147
+2.1 +12.0 41,230 42,540 42,143 36,832

+1.1 +9.6 2,048 2,252 2,227 1,866
+0.5 +1.5 12,422 12,527 12,568 12,242

+0.5 +0.5 9,018 9,069 9,022 8,970
+1.0 +2.9 2,792 2,835 2,898 2,712

+1.7 +6.5 17,673 17,215 17,130 16,572

+0.7 +5.9 116,048 116,100 115,248 109,672
+1.2 +8.4 26,957 26,828 26,630 24,861
+0.7 +4.5 25,110 25,797 25,629 24,026
+2.4 +20.2 2,318 2,346 2,321 1,929
+1.1 -6.2 4,394 4,403 4,381 4,686
-0.4 +2.8 14,727 15,173 15,421 14,332
-0.5 -0.7 5,888 5,668 5,718 5,923
0.0 +5.7 6,747 6,753 6,769 6,385

+1.2 +4.3 3,816 3,816 3,755 3,657
+0.4 +7.7 11,171 10,868 10,760 10,380
+1.1 +4.4 4,289 4,084 4,033 4,105
+0.4 +9.0 2,809 2,791 2,778 2,577
-0.4 +10.2 4,073 3,993 3,949 3,698
+0.6 +2.7 27,672 27,377 27,014 26,976

+2.0 +0.1 8,242 8,126 7,966 8,233
+1.6 +7.5 9,004 9,048 8,856 8,376
+0.7 +3.7 6,673 6,412 6,397 6,432
-0.2 +7.3 10,516 11,222 10,917 9,789
+0.2 +7.1 9,063 8,834 8,796 8,456

+2.1 +12.0 19,881 19,581 19,645 17,737


+0.8 +8.4 25,999 25,306 25,709 23,993
+0.8 +3.8 42,926 43,320 43,219 41,385

+1.0 +3.4 93,326 95,272 94,535 90,286
+1.6 +3.2 13,912 14,018 13,720 13,480

+1.3 +6.6 23,894 23,478 23,205 22,399

+1.0 +5.1 128,285 129,319 128,026 122,154


+1.3 +4.5 107,659 110,703 109,895 103,075
+1.0 +2.9 72,193 73,328 72,834 70,140
+2.0 +7.9 35,466 37,375 37,061 32,935


+0.4 +3.8 12,951 12,806 13,054 12,484


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)


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........... 105,884 105,451 104,696 102,357 +0.4

Durable goods industries..................... 60,249 60,031 59,587 59,371 +0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,278 2,209 2,177 2,200 +3.1
Primary metals.............................. 5,351 5,238 5,139 5,557 +2.2
Fabricated metal products................... 7,701 7,396 7,411 7,314 +4.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 11,876 12,050 11,900 11,554 -1.4
Electrical machinery........................ 10,378 10,371 10,413 10,082 +0.1
Transportation equipment.................... 11,807 11,939 11,890 12,318 -1.1
Instruments and related products............ 4,234 4,287 4,232 4,033 -1.2

All other durable goods..................... 6,624 6,541 6,425 6,313 +1.3

Nondurable goods industries................... 45,635 45,420 45,109 42,986 +0.5
Food and kindred products................... 9,344 9,401 9,260 8,738 -0.6
Tobacco products............................ 4,421 4,538 4,547 4,711 -2.6
Textile uill products....................... 1,969 1,989 1,952 1,812 -1.0
Paper and allied products................... 6,022 5,818 5,832 5,394 +3.5
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,254 9,121 9,087 9,102 +1.5
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,199 3,219 3,229 3,081 -0.6
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,489 3,538 3,544 3,161 -1.4

All other nondurable goods.................. 7,937 7,796 7,658 6,987 +1.8

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 119,592 119,560 117,944 112,648 0.0

Durable goods industries...................... 100,799 100,824 99,390 95,310 0.0
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,066 1,058 1,053 1,003 +0.8
Primary metals.............................. 6,984 6,899 6,691 6,649 +1.2
Fabricated metal products................... 7,790 7,847 7,796 7,399 -0.7
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,618 16,601 16,692 17,111 +0.1
Electrical machinery........................ 19,992 20,702 20,415 20,174 -3.4
Transportation equipment.................... 39,858 39,407 38,459 34,548 +1.1
Instruments and related products............ 4,802 4,696 4,719 4,893 +2.3

All other durable goods..................... 3,689 3,614 3,565 3,533 +2.1

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,793 18,736 18,554 17,338 +0.3
Food and kindred products................... 2,452 2,482 2,501 2,425 -1.2
Tobacco products............................ 234 241 238 167 -2.9
Textile mill products....................... 2,117 2,107 2,118 1,934 +0.5
Paper and allied products................... 1,254 1,220 1,230 1,204 +2.8
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,071 4,046 3,958 4,053 +0.6
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,401 2,556 2,523 1,942 -6.1
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,467 1,364 1,361 1,458 +7.6

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,797 4,720 4,625 4,155 +1.6

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 107,745 106,801 105,914 103,233 +0.9

Durable goods industries...................... 55,300 55,076 54,459 53,173 +0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,831 3,868 3,866 3,775 -1.0
Primary metals.............................. 5,052 5,112 5,110 5,005 -1.2
Fabricated metal products................... 6,504 6,728 6,720 6,462 -3.3
Machinery, except electrical .............. 13,140 12,540 12,352 12,853 +4.8
Electrical machinery........................ 9,151 9,117 8,960 8,622 +0.4
Transportation equipment .................... 6,384 6,543 6,441 5,920 -2.4
Instruments and related products............ 3,736 3,636 3,609 3,659 +2.8

All other durable goods..................... 7,502 7,532 7,401 6,877 -0.4

Nondurable goods Industries................... 52,445 51,725 51,455 50,060 +1.4
Food and kindred products................... 12,911 12,808 12,761 12,482 +0.8
Tobacco products............................. 889 821 842 707 +8.3
Textile mill products....................... 2,851 2,834 2,861 2,814 +0.6
Paper and allied products................... 4,006 3,957 3,891 3,882 +1.2
Chemicals and allied products............... 14,383 14,154 14,121 13,828 +1.6
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,029 4,957 5,000 4,884 +1.5
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,240 4,219 4,195 3,967 +0.5

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,136 7,975 7,784 7,496 +2.0


Preliminary. rRevised.


+0.7 +3.4 106,625 104,941 104,545 102,981

+0.7 +1.5 60,518 59,941 59,769 59,502
+1.5 +3.5 2,281 2,203 2,183 2,212
+1.9 -3.7 5,567 5,451 5,308 5,775
-0.2 +5.3 7,722 7,286 7,351 7,334
+1.3 +2.8 11,905 12,019 11,887 11,598
-0.4 +2.9 10,395 10,140 10,277 10,103
+0.4 -4.1 11,703 11,956 11,953 12,068
+1.3 +5.0 4,185 4,263 4,240 3,967

+1.8 +4.9 6,760 6,623 6,570 6,445

+0.7 +6.2 46,107 45,000 44,776 43,479
+1.5 +6.9 9,639 9,632 9,350 9,018
-0.2 -6.2 4,904 4,515 4,525 5,167
+1.9 +8.7 1,919 1,877 1,865 1,768
-0.2 +11.6 6,020 5,754 5,763 5,399
+0.4 +1.7 9,190 9,006 9,036 9,064
-0.3 +3.8 3,206 3,283 3,231 3,084
-0.2 +10.4 3,599 3,447 3,451 3,258

+1.8 +13.6 7,630 7,486 7,555 6,721



+1.4 +6.2 116,205 119,711 118,842 109,708

+1.4 +5.8 97,891 100,946 100,300 92,804
+0.5 +6.3 1,036 1,014 1,025 975
+3.1 +5.0 6,786 6,746 6,677 6,447
+0.7 +5.3 7,500 7,817 7,787 7,126
-0.5 -2.9 16.243 16,609 16,757 16,703
+1.4 -0.9 19,543 20,799 20,637 19,722
+2.5 +15.4 38,481 39,740 39,125 33,589
-0.5 -1.9 4,637 4,670 4,734 4,741

+1.4 +4.4 3,665 3,551 3,558 3,501

+1.0 +8.4 18,314 18,765 18,542 16,904
-0.8 +1.1 2,436 2,503 2,513 2,417
+1.3 +40.1 237 243 240 168
-0.5 +9.5 2,097 2,117 2,119 1,918
-0.8 +4.2 1,243 1,239 1,238 1,194
+2.2 +0.4 3,869 4,084 4,007 3,862
+1.3 +23.6 2,406 2,606 2,524 1,945
+0.2 +0.6 1,469 1,370 1,365 1,460

+2.1 +15.5 4,557 4,603 4,536 3,940



+0.8 +4.4 105,512 106,061 105,027 101,008

+1.1 +4.0 53,885 53,726 53,097 51,719
+0.1 +1.5 3,729 3,692 3,645 3,671
0.0 +0.9 4,883 5,034 4,926 4,837
+0.1 +0.6 6,464 6,528 6,492 6,423
+1.5 +2.2 12,817 12,508 12,191 12,520
+1.8 +6.1 8,816 8,777 8,772 8,309
+1.6 +7.8 6,328 6,552 6,475 5,799
+0.7 +2.1 3,600 3,594 3,594 3,534

+1.8 +9.1 7,248 7,041 7,002 6,626

+0.5 +4.8 51,627 52,335 51,930 49,289
+0.4 +3.4 13,035 13,662 13,766 12,591
-2.5 +25.7 747 910 953 588
-0.9 +1.3 2,731 2,759 2,785 2,699
+1.7 +3.2 3,908 3,875 3,759 3,787
+0.2 +4.0 14,613 14,287 13,971 14,050
-0.9 +3.0 4,904 5,333 5,162 4,760
+0.6 +6.9 3,995 4,017 3,980 3,738

+2.5 +8.5 7,694 7,492 7,554 7,076


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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec.
Code 1987P 1987r 1987 1986r 1987P 1987r 1987 1986;

All manufacturing industries............. 1.57 1.60 1.59 1.61 3.43 3.52 3.52 3.41


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.............


1.91 1.99 1.97 1.95 4.22 4.38 4.38 4.22
1.35 1.35 1.32 1.44 0.53 0.54 0.53 0.58
1.54 1.63 1.68 2.09 1.99 2.04 2.11 2.10
1.93 1.97 2.01 1.87 1.90 1.94 1.97 1.84
2.18 2.28 2.21 2.35 3.24 3.36 3.29 3.31
1.99 2.07 2.08 2.17 4.85 4.95 4.96 5.25
1.98 2.14 2.07 1.71 10.17 11.32 11.28 8.98
2.38 2.35 2.32 2.42 1.67 1.67 1.64 1.58


Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.19 1.17 1.17 1.21 0.54 0.54 0.55 0.47
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.56 2.99 4.36 2.67 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.51 1.42 1.45 1.42 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.06 1.05 1.05 1.13 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.49 1.45 1.47 1.61 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.97 0.97 0.95 1.01 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 1.34 1.34 1.35 1.39 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

1Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm
machinery and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related
products; building paper; die-cut paper and board; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec.
ago Decs. 1986- ago Decs. 1986- ago Decs. 1986- ago Decs. 1986-
SIC Dec. 1982- Nov. Dec. 1982- Nov. Dec. 1982- Nov. Dec. 1982- Nov.
Code 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987 1986 1986 1987

All manufacturing industries..... 0.5 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.7 0.9 0.3 0.6 1.3 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 4.6 1.5 1.2 5.1 2.0 1.0 0.9 2.0 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.4
33 Primary metals....................... 0.4 1.3 0.7 0.5 2.4 1.0 0.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 0.8 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.9 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 1.8 1.4 1.0 1.4 3.9 1.2 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.2 2.8 0.3 0.8 2.0 0.7 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.1
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 1.2 0.1 0.4 2.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 2.0 1.6 1.1 3.2 1.2 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.2
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.1 0.5 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.6 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.6 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (K) (X) 0.0 0.1 0.3
22 Textile mill products................ 0.4 1.5 0.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.8 0.8 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.6 0.9 0.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.6 0.4
28 Chemicals and allied product ......... 1.4 1.1 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.3 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.2 0.9 1.0 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.7 1.2 0.6
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.7 1.2 0.7 (X) (K) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 1.1 0.4

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.5 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.5 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.2 1.0 0.1 0.9 9.7 0.9 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.1

(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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PUBLICATION DATES FOR THE 1988 MONTHLY M3 SURVEY
MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS, INVENTORIES, AND ORDEPS


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