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S" CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


SManufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders

February 1988
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-(88)-2
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, March 30, 1988

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


Summary
New orders for manufactured goods in February declined
$1.7 billion or 0.8 percent to $210.9 billion, following a
0.6 percent decline in January. Prior to that, orders had
shown a steady upward trend for nearly a year, reaching a
high in December of $213.8 billion.
Shipments of manufactured goods in February were $207.4
billion, virtually unchanged from January. Shipments have
been relatively flat since last September, averaging $207.6
billion per month.
Unfilled orders for manufactured goods in February
increased $3.5 billion or 0.8 percent to $412.3 billion.
Unfilled orders have had consecutive increases for a year,
bringing the level 11.4 percent above the $370.2 billion of
February 1987.
Current cost inventories at the end of February were up
$1.6 billion or 0.5 percent from January to $338.4 billion.
This is the eighth consecutive monthly increase in
inventories, but the smallest one month increase since the
0.4 percent rise in September. The inventory to shipments
ratio in both February and January was 1.63, up from 1.58 in
December.
New Orders
Most of the decline in new orders in February was in
the durable goods sector, down $1.3 billion or 1.1 percent
to $112.9 billion. The machinery categories which had
increased in January accounted for most of the decline.
Orders for electrical machinery were down $1.5 billion or
7.4 percent to $19.2 billion and for nonelectrical $1.1
billion or 5.4 percent to $19.4 billion. Partially
offsetting these declines were increases in transportation
equipment, up $1.0 billion or 3.5 'percent to 30.0 billion,
and fabricated metals, up $0.6 billion or 5.0 percent to
$11.7 billion.
New orders for nondurable goods were down $0.4 billion
or 0.4 percent to $97.9 billion with a mixed pattern of
increases and decreases in the specific industries.


Shipments
Shipments in the durable goods industries increased
$0.6 billion or 0.5 percent to $109.5 billion. An increase
in transportation equipment of $1.1 billion or 4.2 percent
to $26.8 billion more than offset declines in most of the
other categories. Motor vehicles and parts were up $0.7
billion or 4.3 percent to $16.9 billion.
Shipments of nondurable goods declined $0.4 billion or
0.4 percent to $97.9 billion. The largest declines were in
foods, petroleum, paper and apparel. Nondurable goods
shipments have been relatively flat for the last five
months, averaging $98.3 billion per month.
Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders for durable goods in February increased
$3.4 billion or 0.9 percent to $398.5 billion. Nearly all
the increase was in transportation equipment where aircraft
and parts increased $3.3 billion or 2.1 percent to $158.4
billion. The backlog of aircraft orders has increased 15.1
percent during the last twelve months.
Unfilled orders for nondurable goods increased $0.1
billion or 0.6 percent to $13.8 billion.
Inventories
Inventories of durable goods manufacturers increased
$1.2 billion or 0.5 percent to $220.2 billion. Increases
were widespread within the specific categories. Nondurable
goods inventories increased $0.4 billion or 0.3 percent to
$118.2 billion; the largest increase was in chemicals.
Inventories at all stages of processing increased in
February; materials and supplies were up 0.3 percent, work
in process 0.6 percent and finished goods 0.5 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for March 1988 is scheduled for April 22, 1988, at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on May 2, 1988, at 10:00 a.m.
V ,release dates for 1988 can be found on the
publication .


Address Inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Comm u of the C ( dustry Division, Washington, DC 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, W"- This press release is also available on the
day of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service CENDATA. The onliersion 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). 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 Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 19881 1988r 1987 1987r Feb.0 Jan.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1987 1987 1988P 1987

All manufacturing industries 207,385 207,241 211,356 195.350 +0.1 -1.9 +6.2 209,383 190,746 204,228 197,198 400,129 371,869


Manufacturing Industries with
unfilled orders.................. 115,030 114,908 117,647 106,030 +0.1 -2.3 +8.5 115,565 103,938 116,263 106,517

Durable goods industries.......... 109,532 108,946 113,026 103,256 +0.5 -3.6 +6.1 110,773 97,974 108,872 104,532
With unfilled orders............ 89,207 88,973 92,305 82,132 +0.3 -3.6 +8.6 89,628 79,575 91,371 82,566
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,151 5,136 5,280 5,127 +0.3 -2.7 +0.5 4,833 4,446 4,552 4,806
33 Primary metals.................. 10,213 10,371 11,273 8,410 -1.5 -8.0 +21.4 10,570 9,803 10,205 8,694
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,607 4,501 4,794 3.503 +2.4 -6.1 +31.5 4,782 4,333 4,404 3,634
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 801 740 815 814 +8.2 -9.2 -1.6 829 694 680 840
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 4,805 5,130 5,664 4,093 -6.3 -9.4 +17.4 4,959 4,776 5,121 4,220
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,600 11,264 11,460 11,585 +3.0 -1.7 +0.1 11,635 10,269 10,445 11,657
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 19,412 19,692 19,351 16,839 -1.4 +1.8 +15.3 18,917 16,555 20,615 16,442
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,224 1,228 1,674 1,093 -0.3 -26.6 +12.0 1,267 1,124 1,607 1,134
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,414 2,415 2,426 1,989 0.0 -0.5 +21.4 2,397 2,149 2,344 1,971
354 Metalworking machinery........ 811 822 804 724 -1.3 +2.2 +12.0 806 680 829 720
357 Office and computing machines. 5,475 5,734 4,818 4,579 -4.5 +19.0 +19.6 4,676 3,818 6,822 3,875
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,439 19,805 19,471 17,957 -1.8 +1.7 +8.3 19,382 17,540 20,244 17,890
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,381 2,376 2,206 2,259 +0.2 +7.7 +5.4 2,357 2,061 2,291 2,236
363 Household appliances.......... 1,505 1,560 1,532 1,587 -3.5 +1.8 -5.2 1,439 1,426 1,352 1,522
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,016 1,021 1,036 1,042 -0.5 -1.4 -2.5 969 941 1,026 998
366 Communication equipment....... 6,207 6,371 6,448 5,788 -2.6 -1.2 +7.2 6,193 5,292 7,547 5,769
367 Electronic components......... 4,672 4,717 4,711 3,906 -1.0 +0.1 +19.6 4,770 4,374 4,414 3,988
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,658 3,760 3,538 3,375 -2.7 +6.3 +8.4 3,654 3,446 3,614 3,377
37 Transportation equipment........ 26,787 25,713 29,156 27,215 +4.2 -11.8 -1.6 28,865 24,547 26,979 29,281
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 16,933 16,239 17,050 17,738 +4.3 -4.8 -4.5 18,834 15,828 14,348 19,635
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,013 7,686 10,182 7,758 +4.3 -24.5 +3.3 8,174 6,992 10,687 7,918
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 839 786 1,049 881 +6.7 -25.1 -4.8 839 786 1,049 881
38 Instruments and related products 5,461 5,411 5,398 5,138 +0.9 +0.2 +6.3 5,399 4,903 5,597 5,075
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,678 3,649 3,614 3,400 +0.8 +1.0 +8.2 3,674 3,429 3,788 3,399
386 Photographic goods............ 1,615 1,584 1,599 1,578 +2.0 -0.9 +2.3 1,560 1,333 1,658 1,519
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,469 11,554 11,637 10,985 -0.7 -0.7 +4.4 11,172 9,911 10,235 10,687

Nondurable goods industries....... 97,853 98,295 98,330 92,094 -0.4 0.0 +6.3 98,610 92,772 95,356 92,666
With unfilled orders............ 25,823 25,935 25,342 23,898 -0.4 +2.3 +8.1 25,937 24,363 24,892 23,951
20 Food and kindred products....... 28,976 29,383 28,389 27,116 -1.4 +3.5 +6.9 28,851 27,331 28,411 27,005
202 Dairy products................ 4,016 3,984 4,007 3,861 +0.8 -0.6 +4.0 3,996 3,793 3,867 3,838
208 Beverages..................... 3,800 3,762 3,774 3,614 +1.0 -0.3 +5.1 3,424 3,272 3,375 3,263
203-6,9 All other foods............... 13,322 13,781 12,841 12,231 -3.3 +7.3 +8.9 13,842 12,718 13,300 12,720
21 Tobacco products................ 1,356 920 2,169 1,304 +47.4 -57.6 +4.0 1,356 920 2,169 1,304
22 Textile mill products........... 4,693 4,710 4,587 4,663 -0.4 +2.7 +0.6 4,627 4,083 4,350 4,604
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,827 2,866 2,763 2,853 -1.4 +3.7 -0.9 2,827 2,557 2,775 2,854
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,594 10,777 10,600 9,503 -1.7 +1.7 +11.5 10,944 10,525 10,112 9,818
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,858 4,951 4,742 4,031 -1.9 +4.4 +20.5 5,022 4,783 4,668 4,168
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,283 2,271 2,331 2,008 +0.5 -2.6 +13.7 2,320 2,218 2,117 2,036
264 All other paper products...... 3,453 3,555 3,527 3,464 -2.9 +0.8 -0.3 3,602 3,524 3,327 3,614
28 Chemicals and allied products... 18.869 18,883 18,626 17,107 -0.1 +1.4 +10.3 19,329 18,533 18,250 17,509
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,345 5,469 5,394 4,942 -2.3 +1.4 +8.2 5,484 5,223 5,309 5,080
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,279 6,336 6,162 5,943 -0.9 +2.8 +5.7 6,354 6,371 6,269 5,996
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,675 4,586 4,497 4,053 +1.9 +2.0 +15.3 4,909 4,357 4,373 4,253
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,078 10,366 10,796 10,077 -2.8 -4.0 0.0 9,880 10,174 10,630 9,807
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 6,893 6,795 6,869 6,588 +1.4 -1.1 +4.6 7,050 6,323 6,212 6,730
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,394 16,461 16,294 15,736 -0.4 +1.0 +4.2 16,573 14,883 15,222 15,889

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,665 13,961 13,725 13,241 -2.1 +1.7 +3.2 13,980 11,984 11,510 13,530
Consumer staples................ 40,724 40,835 40,852 38,555 -0.3 0.0 +5.6 40,462 38,203 41,117 38,283
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 34,147 34,097 35,361 30,325 +0.1 -3.6 +12.6 33,379 29,061 38,602 29,661
Automotive equipment............ 19,009 18,288 18,927 19,716 +3.9 -3.4 -3.6 20,781 17,735 16,056 21,488
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,704 16,456 16,817 16,557 +1.5 -2.1 +0.9 15,722 14,053 14,685 15,515
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 83,136 83,604 85,674 76,956 -0.6 -2.4 +8.0 85,059 79,710 82,258 78,721

Supplementary series:2 /2
Capital goods industries........ 38,911 39,083 40,825 35,A8 -0.4 -4.3 +10.5 38,341 33,521 44,343 34,751
Nondefense.................... .30,521 30,650 30,731 2b,o.. -0.4 -0.3 +13.9 29,791 26,016 33,415 26,166
Defense ....................... 8,390` 8,433 10,094 8,'-. -0.5 -16.5 -0.4 8,550 7,505 10,928 8,585

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,552 6,717 6,433 6,223 -2.5 +4.4 +5.3 6,483 5,761 5,752 6,145


219,503 199,856


208,747
169,203
9,279
20,373
9,115
1,523

9,735
21,904
35,472
2,391

4,546
1,486
8,494
36,922


194,157
153,883
9,103
16,341
6,874
1,587

7,880
21,687
30,518
2,078

3,587
1,309
6,899
33,476


4,418 4,062
2,865 2,889
1,910 2,049
11,485 10,606
9,144 7,599
7,100 6,271
53,412 53,707
34,662 35,957
15,166 14,485

1,625 1,532
10,302 9,514

7.103 6,425
2,893 2,798

21,083 19,811


191,382
50,300
56,182
7,789
6,696
26,560
2,276
8,710

5,384
21,469
9,805
4,538
7,126
37,862

10,707
12,725
9,266
20,054
13,373


177,712
45,973
52,024
7,462
6,428
23,934
2,086
8,552

5,286
18,801
8,104
3,885
6,812
34,142

9,724
11,974
8,025
19,575
12,589


31,456 29,943


25,964 24,870
78,665 73,625

62,440 54,931
38,516 39,637

29,775 28,790

164,769 150,016


71,862 64,049
55,807 48,063
16,055 15,986


12,244 11,471


See footnotes at end of table 2.










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1988P 1988r 1987 9887r Feb.P Jan.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1987 1987 1988P 1987

All manufacturing industries 210,858 212,571 213,822 194,633 -0.8 -0.6 +8.3 215,302 200,357 208,377 198,954 415,659 375,256


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 118,503 120,238 120,113 105,313 -1.4 +0.1 +12.5 121,484 113,549 120,412 108,273

Durable goods industries.......... 112,923 114,196 115,620 102,071 -1.1 -1.2 +10.6 116,282 107,311 113,164 105,609
With unfilled orders............ 92,598 94,223 94,899 80,947 -1.7 -0.7 +14.4 95,137 88,912 95,663 83,643
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,140 5,107 5,202 5,095 +0.6 -1.8 +0.9 4,949 4,473 4,490 4,896
33 Primary metals.................. 10,398 10,254 11,997 8,265 +1.4 -14.5 +25.8 11,563 10,872 11,464 9,176
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,474 4,308 5,333 3,515 +3.9 -19.2 +27.3 5,242 4,718 5,339 4,140
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 857 756 824 759 +13.4 -8.3 +12.9 893 846 628 791
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,067 5,190 5,840 3,991 -2.4 -11.1 +27.0 5,428 5,308 5,497 4,245
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,694 11,142 11,472 11,218 +5.0 -2.9 +4.2 11,903 10,217 10,556 11,483
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 19,435 20,552 19,195 16,987 -5.4 +7.1 +14.4 19,719 17,635 19,810 17,395
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,217 1,200 1,206 1,077 +1.4 -0.5 +13.0 1,214 1,011 1,068 1,079
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,432 2,410 2,708 2,062 +0.9 -11.0 +17.9 2,464 2,177 2,664 2,090
354 Metalworking machinery........ 816 838 840 687 -2.6 -0.2 +18.8 796 723 735 665
357 Office and computing machines. 5,397 5,933 4,582 4,440 -9.0 +29.5 +21.6 5,281 3,947 6,080 4,439
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,185 20,716 19,762 17,406 -7.4 +4.8 +10.2 19,386 19,355 20,373 17,695
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus........... 2,350 2,413 2,100 2,254 -2.6 +14.9 +4.3 2,389 2,140 2,172 2,311
363 Household appliances.......... 1,523 1,613 1,568 1,617 -5.6 +2.9 -5.8 1,432 1,505 1,378 1,528
365 Radio and TV.................. 942 966 965 950 -2.5 +0.1 -0.8 895 886 955 906
366 Communication equipment....... 5,652 7,029 6,761 5,298 -19.6 +4.0 +6.7 5,606 6,765 7,671 5,387
367 Electronic components......... 5,025 4,907 4,753 3,895 +2.4 +3.2 +29.0 5,355 4,613 4,530 4,155
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,693 3,788 3,615 3,392 -2.5 +4.8 +8.9 3,709 3,446 3,667 3,408
37 Transportation equipment........ 29,964 28,946 31,155 26,817 +3.5 -7.1 +11.7 31,981 29,416 31,037 29,015
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 11,327 10,603 12,755 7,930 +6.8 -16.9 +42.8 11,408 11,340 15,433 7,910
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles ................ 818 1,261 465 330 -35.1 +171.2 +147.9 650 1,338 276 436
38 Instruments and related products 5,434 5,648 5,411 5,094 -3.8 +4.4 +6.7 5,389 5,163 5,617 5,044
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,728 3,843 3,673 3,297 -3.0 +4.6 +13.1 3,724 3,623 3,847 3,296
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,673 11,831 11,426 11,189 -1.3 +3.5 +4.3 11,392 10,180 9,817 10,905

Nondurable goods industries....... 97,935 98,375 98,202 92,562 -0.4 +0.2 +5.8 99,020 93,046 95,213 93,345
With unfilled orders............ 25,905 26,015 25,214 24,366 -0.4 +3.2 +6.3 26,347 24,637 24,749 24,630

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,857 14,200 13,463 13,477 -2.4 +5.5 +2.8 14,334 12,350 11,161 13,846
Consumer staples ................ 40,883 40,761 40,899 38,532 +0.3 -0.3 +6.1 40,655 38,172 41,182 38,284
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 37,303 36,251 35,353 29,679 +2.9 +2.5 +25.7 37,093 33,791 39,667 29,936
Automotive equipment............ 18,831 18,136 18,880 19,701 +3.8 -3.9 -4.4 20,790 17,711 16,084 21,679
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,799 16,372 17,097 16,233 +2.6 -4.2 +3.5 16,018 14,104 14,843 15,402
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 83,185 86,851 88,130 77,011 -4.2 -1.5 +8.0 86,412 84,229 85,440 79,807

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 41,808 43,895 42,927 34,380 -4.8 +2.3 +21.6 41,801 40,871 47,525 34,818
Nondefense ................... 33,448 34,791 33,879 27,036 -3.9 +2.7 +23.7 33,561 30,372 35,848 27,279
Defense....................... 8,360 9,104 9,048 7,344 -8.2 +0.6 +13.8 8,240 10,499 11,677 7,539

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,721 6,893 6,205 6,334 -2.5 +11.1 +6.1 6,674 6,031 5,478 6,268


235,033 203,243


223,593
184,049
9,422
22,435
9,960
1,739

10,736
22,120
37,354
2,225

4,641
1,519
9,228
38,741


4,529
2,937
1,781
12,371
9,968
7,155
61,397
22,748

1,988
10,552


196,370
156,096
9,229
17,309
7,549
1,664

8,096
21,475
31,090
1,571

3,629
1,301
6,906
32,620


4,196
2,874
1,947
10,313
6,961
6,329
54,507
15,748

744
9,726


7,347 6,547

21,572 20,414

192,066 178,886
50,984 47,147


26,684 25,709
78,827 73,653

70,884 56,067
38,501 39,963

30,122 28,639

170,641 151,225


82,672 64,828
63,933 50,464
18,739 14,364


12,705 12,009


PPreliminary. rRevised.

1Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
are as of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; communication equipment; air-
craft and aircraft parts; and shipbuilding, converting and repairing.
Defense capital goods include ordnance, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments to Federal Government Agencies.










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted'

Industry End of month Percent change End of month

SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1988P 1988r 1987 1987r Feb.P Jan.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1987 1987

All manufacturing industries............ 412,299 408,826 403.496 370,244 +0.8 +1.3 +11.4 415,944 410,025 400,414 373,797

Durable goods industries...................... 398,501 395,110 389,860 358,328 +0.9 +1.3 +11.2 401,991 396,482 387,145 361,749
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,525 2,536 2,565 2,476 -0.4 -1.1 +2.0 2,610 2,494 2,467 2,556
33 Primary metals.............................. 22,403 22,218 22,335 16,747 +0.8 -0.5 +33.8 23,667 22,674 21,605 17,695
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 11,925 12,058 12,251 8,903 -1.1 -1.6 +33.9 12,724 12,264 11,879 9,526
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 3,050 2,994 2,978 2,697 +1.9 +0.5 +13.1 3,114 3,050 2,898 2,753
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 7,428 7,166 7,106 5,147 +3.7 +0.8 +44.3 7,829 7,360 6,828 5,416
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,528 19,434 19,556 18,446 +0.5 -0.6 +5.9 19,566 19,298 19,350 18,485
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 58,547 58,524 57,664 54,885 0.0 +1.5 +6.7 58,797 57,995 56,915 55,130
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,524 14,531 14,559 14,002 0.0 -0.2 +3.7 14,519 14,572 14,685 13,998
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 4,863 4,845 4,850 4,280 +0.4 -0.1 +13.6 4,980 4,913 4,885 4,377
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,059 3,054 3,038 3,134 +0.2 +0.5 -2.4 2,970 2,980 2,937 3,047
357 Office and computing machines............. 19,001 19,079 18,880 18,630 -0.4 +1.1 +2.0 19,001 18,396 18,267 18,640
36 Electrical machinery........................ 96,890 97,144 96,233 91,861 -0.3 +0.9 +5.5 96.623 96,619 94,804 91,714
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,533 5,564 5,527 5,407 -0.6 +0.7 +2.3 5,585 5,553 5,474 5,462
363 Household appliances...................... 291 273 220 265 +6.6 +24.1 +9.8 271 278 199 248
365 Radio and TV.............................. 231 305 360 261 -24.3 -15.3 -11.5 231 305 360 261
366 Communication equipment................... 70,556 71,111 70,453 69,013 -0.8 +0.9 +2.2 70,451 71,038 69,565 68,993
367 Electronic components..................... 18,339 17,986 17,796 15,132 +2.0 +1.1 +21.2 18,174 17,589 17,350 14,993
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 1,940 1,905 1,877 1,783 +1.8 +1.5 +8.8 1,911 1,856 1,856 1,757
37 Transportation equipment.................... 183,213 180,036 176,803 160,152 +1.8 +1.8 +14.4 185,556 182,440 177,571 162,589
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 158,440 155,126 152,209 137,631 +2.1 +1.9 +15.1 160,819 157,585 153,237 139,989
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 18,882 18,903 18,428 16,701 -0.1 +2.6 +13.1 18,641 18,830 18,278 16,558
38 Instruments and related products............ 9,180 9,207 8,970 8,395 -0.3 +2.6 +9.4 9,171 9,181 8,921 8,387
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,290 8,240 8,046 7,526 +0.6 +2.4 +10.2 8,290 8,240 8,046 7,526
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,215 6,011 5,734 5,366 +3.4 +4.8 +15.8 6,001 5,781 5,512 5,193

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,798 13,716 13,636 11,916 +0.6 +0.6 +15.8 13,953 13,543 13,269 12,048

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,841 4,649 4,410 4,173 +4.1 +5.4 +16.0 4,844 4,490 4,124 4,171
Consumer staples............................ 783 624 698 722 +25.5 -10.6 +8.4 857 664 695 791
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 257,506 254,350 252,196 236,827 +1.2 +0.9 +8.7 259,605 255,891 251,161 239,123
Automotive equipment........................ 5,405 5,583 5,735 5,608 -3.2 -2.7 -3.6 5,610 5,601 5,625 5,830
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,604 10,509 10,593 9,948 +0.9 -0.8 +6.6 10,592 10,296 10,245 9,937
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 133,160 133,111 129,864 112,966 0.0 +2.5 +17.9 134,436 133,083 128,564 113,945

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 316,982 314,085 309,273 287,645 +0.9 +1.6 +10.2 319,268 315,808 308,458 290,093
Nondefense................................ 153,362 150,435 146,294 129,168 +1.9 +2.8 +18.7 153,615 149,845 145,489 129,421
Defense................................... 163,620 163,650 162,979 158,477 0.0 +0.4 +3.2 165,653 165,963 162,969 160,672

Household durable goods
indstres- ---.......------- 794 3 62? 3 449 3 499 +4 7 +5 1 +R-4 1 794 3-603 3 113 3 14qS


industries ... ....... ..... .374 365 349 349 + 7 +51 + 4 379 360 333 348

See footnotes at end of table 2.










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1988P 1988r 1987 1987r Feb. P Jan.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1987 1987

All manufacturing industries............ 338,390 336,815 333,656 320,131 +0.5 +0.9 +5.7 339,558 335,081 328,816 321,166


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 229,954 228,617 226,271

Durable goods industries...................... 220,188 219,014 216,753
With unfilled orders........................ 201,946 200,753 198,791
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,149 7,136 7,162
33 Primary metals.............................. 18,128 18,020 17,542
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,407 8,415 8,022
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,261 1,262 1,270
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,460 8,343 8,250
34 Fabricated metal products................... 22,466 22,361 22,072
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 42,126 41,832 41,418
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,893 2,857 2,856
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,680 6,757 6,483
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,856 2,873 2,925
357 Office and computing machines............. 10,143 10,000 9,954
36 Electrical machinery........................ 40,260 40,195 39,975
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,929 4,856 4,917
363 Household appliances...................... 2,866 2,856 2,877
365 Radio and TV .............................. 1,651 1,736 1,623
366 Communication equipment................... 16,497 16,549 16,503
367 Electronic components..................... 8,523 8,418 8,317
364,9 Other electrical machinery.....;.......... 5,794 5,780 5,738
37 Transportation equipment.................... 59,012 58,827 58,079
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,694 11,806 11,413
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 43,433 43,150 42,940
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,143 2,107 2,043
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,875 12,757 12,710
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,227 9,158 9,117
386 Photographic goods........................ 3,018 2,962 2,948
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 18,172 17,886 17,795

Nondurable goods industries................... 118,202 117,801 116,903
With unfilled orders........................ 28,008 27,864 27,480
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,758 24,768 24,778
202 Dairy products............................ 2,437 2,420 2,404
208 Beverages................................. 4,245 4,404 4,445
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,379 14,372 14,364
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,593 5,628 5,569
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,961 6,984 6,874
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,846 3,894 3,839
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,511 11,391 11,284
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,325 4,245 4,266
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,024 3,003 2,815
264 All other paper products................... 4,162 4,143 4,203
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 28,685 28,372 27,743
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,664 8,495 8,255
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and. toiletries.............. 9,351 9,240 9,174
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,865 6,874 6,664
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,223 10,298 10,646
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,519 9,576 9,220
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 20,952 20,784 20,789

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 27,182 27,099 27,040
Consumer staples............................ 43,004 42,944 42,717
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 96,352 95,786 95,149
Automotive equipment......................... 14,152 14,247 13,837
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 24,744 24,633 24,196
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 132,956 132,106 130,717

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 112,262 111,563 110,830
Nondefense................................ 74,986 74,460 73,804
Defense................................... 37,276 37,103 37,026

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,487 13,512 13,384


217,586 +0.6

208,431 +0.5
191,480 +0.6
6,993 +0.2
16,710 +0.6
7,524 -0.1
1,119 -0.1

8,067 +1.4
21,346 +0.5
41,295 +0.7
2,815 +1.3

6,814 -1.1
2,991 -0.6
9,708 +1.4
39,108 +0.2


4,979 +1.5
2,764 +0.4
1,777 -4.9
16,238 -0.3
7,680 +1.2
5,670 +0.2
53,433 +0.3
11,042 -0.9
38,699 +0.7


+1.0 +5.7 229,526 225,613

+1.0 +5.6 220,641 216,882
+1.0 +5.5 201,586 198,231
-0.4 +2.2 7,239 7,029
+2.7 +8.5 18,006 17,819
+4.9 +11.7 8,247 8,236
-0.6 +12.7 1,291 1,253

+1.1 +4.9 8,468 8,330
+1.3 +5.2 22,484 22,246
+1.0 +2.0 42,399 41,553
0.0 +2.8 2,857 2,756

+4.2 -2.0 6,767 6,745
-1.8 -4.5 2,885 2,856
+0.5 +4.5 10,113 9,791
+0.6 +2.9 39,974 39,632


4,912 4,838
2,889 2,790
1,560 1,613
16,451 16,425
8,472 8,373
5,690 5,593
59,132 57,944
12,010 11,990
43,182 42,089


2,006 +1.7 +3.1 +6.8 2,115 2,067
12,649 +0.9 +0.4 +1.8 12,796 12,573

9,094 +0.8 +0.4 +1.5 9,172 9,032
2,945 +1.9 +0.5 +2.5 3,003 2,921


16,897 +1.6


111,700
26,106
23,791
2,044
4,641
14,006
5,603
6,805

3,818
10,666
4,133
2,671
3,862
27,157

8,218
8,761
6,454
10,184
8,566


+0.5 +7.5 18,611 18,086

+0.8 +5.8 118,917 118,199
+1.4 +7.3 27,940 27,382
0.0 +4.1 24,953 25,317
+0.7 +19.2 2,386 2,377
-0.9 -8.5 4,334 4,431
+0.1 +2.7 14,336 14,733
+1.1 -0.2 5,973 6,074
+1.6 +2.3 6,975 6,895

+1.4 +0.7 3,884 3,860
+0.9 +7.9 11,571 11,352
-0.5 +4.6 4,414 4,266
+6.7 +13.2 3,072 3,049
-1.4 +7.8 4,085 4,037
+2.3 +5.6 28,884 28,416


+2.0 +2.9
+1.2 +0.7
-0.1 +3.2
-0.7 -3.3
-0.6 +3.9


18,928 +0.8


25,509 +0.3
41,514 +0.1

92,177 +0.6
13,477 -0.7

22,706 +0.5

124,748 +0.6


106,385 +0.6
72,053 +0.7
34,332 +0.5


13,159 -0.2


+5.4 8,664 8,495
+6.7 9,286 9,078
+6.4 6,941 6,988
+0.4 10,269 10,370
+11.1 9,644 9,516


0.0 +10.7 20,648 20,259


+0.2 +6.6 26,966 26,711
+0.5 +3.6 43,416 43,491

+0.7 +4.5 96,629 94,855
+3.0 +5.0 14,583 14,456

+1.8 +9.0 25,139 24,555

+1.1 +6.6 132,825 131,013


+0.7 +5.5 111,951 109,747
+0.9 +4.1 74,918 73,507
+0.2 +8.6 37,033 36,240


+1.0 +2.5 13,482 13,316


221,475 217,155

212,704 208,809
194,711 191,114
7,045 7,082
17,404 16,585
8,011 7,370
1,235 1,146

8,158 8,069
21,738 21,378
40,730 41,540
2,675 2,778

6,478 6,895
2,834 3,017
9,705 9,674
39,213 38,834


4,792 4,967
2,707 2,787
1,514 1,678
16,362 16,193
8,268 7,639
5,570 5,570
56,583 53,539
11,465 11,336
41,347 38,465

1,997 1,972
12,367 12,566

8,963 9,039
2,792 2,925

17,624 17,285

116,112 112,357
26,764 26,041
25,181 23,966
2,328 2,002
4,425 4,741
14,794 13,963
5,890 5,976
6,674 6,820

3,748 3,855
11,177 10,719
4,261 4,212
2,810 2,711
4,106 3,796
27,650 27,340

8,255 8,218
8,985 8,693
6,647 6,516
10,585 10,215
9,089 8,670

19,866 18,651


26,044 25,311
42,939 41,923

93,442 92,390
13,929 13,884

23,895 23,061

128,567 124,597


108,020 106,082
72,186 71,963
35,834 34,119


12,892 13,145


See footnotes at end of table 2.










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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Jan.- Dec.- Feb.- Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1988P 1988r 1987 1987r Feb.P Jan.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1987 1987

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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33
34
35
36
37
38
24,25,
39


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


All manufacturing Industries............ 107,469 107,136 106,216 102,477 +0.3

Durable goods industries...................... 61,149 60,930 60,494 59,441 +0.4
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,308 2,245 2,270 2,254 +2.8
Primary metals .............................. 5,629 5,564 5,425 5,448 +1.2
Fabricated metal products................... 7,886 7,830 7,691 7,365 +0.7
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,256 12,121 12,085 11,657 +1.1
Electrical machinery........................ 10,471 10,442 10,378 10,304 +0.3
Transportation equipment.................... 11,443 11,749 11,803 11,990 -2.6
Instruments and related products............ 4,342 4,273 4,214 4,094 +1.6

All other durable goods..................... 6,814 6,706 6,628 6,329 +1.6

Nondurable goods industries................... 46,320 46,206 45,722 43,036 +0.2
Food and kindred products................... 9,408 9,410 9,439 8,795 0.0
Tobacco products............................ 4,412 4,472 4,439 4,698 -1.3
Textile mill products....................... 2,000 2,012 1,963 1,854 -0.6
Paper and allied products................... 6,162 6,191 6,035 5,478 -0.5
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,597 9,359 9.186 8,981 +2.5
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,046 3,046 3,190 3,041 0.0
Rubber and plastics products.................. 3,665 3,715 3,525 3,180 -1.3

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,030 8,001 7,945 7,009 +0.4

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing Industries............ 121,680 120,978 119,874 113,571 +0.6

Durable goods industries...................... 103,013 102,221 101,246 95,738 +0.8
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,074 1,096 1,066 978 -2.0
Primary metals.............................. 7,297 7,300 7,069 6,543 0.0
Fabricated metal products................... 7,951 7,894 7,845 7,568 +0.7
Machinery, except electrical ............... 16,550 16,428 16,368 16,756 +0.7
Electrical machinery........................ 20,633 20,559 20,502 20,096 +0.4
Transportation equipment.................... 40,827 40,416 39,890 35,302 +1.0
Instruments and related products............ 4,887 4,836 4,794 4,899 +1.1

All other durable goods..................... 3,794 3,692 3,712 3,596 +2.8

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,667 18,757 18,628 17,833 -0.5
Food and kindred products................... 2,410 2,485 2,436 2,399 -3.0
Tobacco products............................ 255 267 234 153 -4.5
Textile mill products....................... 2,172 2,162 2,115 2,108 +0.5
Paper and allied products................... 1,310 1,265 1,236 1,222 +3.6
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,221 4,181 4,083 4,145 +1.0
Petroleum and coal products................. 2.238 2,329 2,403 2,117 -3.9
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,526 1,516 1,452 1,427 +0.7

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,535 4,552 4,669 4,262 -0.4

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing Industries............ 109,241 108,701 107,566 104,083 +0.5

Durable goods industries...................... 56,026 55,863 55,013 53,252 +0.3
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,767 3,795 3,826 3,761 -0.7
Primary metals .............................. 5,202 5,156 5,048 4,719 +0.9
Fabricated metal products................... 6,629 6,637 6,536 6,413 -0.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 13,320 13,283 12,965 12,882 +0.3
Electrical machinery........................ 9,156 9,194 9,095 8,708 -0.4
Transportation equipment.................... 6,742 6,662 6,386 6,141 +1.2
Instruments and related products............ 3,646 3,648 3,702 3,656 -0.1

All other durable goods..................... 7,564 7.488 7,455 6,972 +1.0

Nondurable goods industries................... 53,215 52,838 52,553 50,831 +0.7
Food and kindred products................... 12,940 12,873 12,903 12,597 +0.5
Tobacco products............................ 926 889 896 752 +4.2
Textile mill products....................... 2,789 2,810 2,796 2,843 -0.7
Paper and allied products................... 4,039 3,935 4,013 3,966 +2.6
Chemicals and allied products............... 14,867 14,832 14,474 14.031 +0.2
Petroleum and coal products................. 4,939 4,923 5,053 5,026 +0.3
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,328 4,345 4,243 3.959 -0.4

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,387 8,231 8,175 7,657 +1.9


Preliminary. rRevised.


+0.9 +4.9 107,897 107,972 106,969 102,968

+0.7 +2.9 61,077 61,046 60,728 59,394
-1.1 +2.4 2,307 2,233 2,275 2,246
+2.6 +3.3 5,557 5,620 5,628 5,374
+1.8 +7.1 7,810 7,832 7,703 7,301
+0.3 +5.1 12,250 12,125 12,113 11.612
+0.6 +1.6 10,424 10,398 10,378 10,263
-0.5 -4.6 11,498 11,718 11,700 12,117
+1.4 +6.1 4,321 4,261 4,171 4,060

+1.2 +7.7 6,910 6,859 6,760 6,421

+1.1 +7.6 46,820 46,926 46,241 43,574
-0.3 +7.0 9,616 9,835 9,738 9,007
+0.7 -6.1 4,704 4,886 4,905 5,000
+2.5 +7.9 2,018 1,983 1,912 1,872
+2.6 +12.5 6,222 6,171 6,042 5,527
+1.9 +6.9 9,537 9,356 9,146 8,938
-4.5 +0.2 3,078 3,057 3,200 3,085
+5.4 +15.3 3,672 3,732 3,636 3,184

+0.7 +14.6 7,973 7,906 7,662 6,961



+0.9 +7.1 121,807 119,240 116,562 113,607

+1.0 +7.6 102,983 100,543 98,359 95,619
+2.8 +9.8 1,092 1,096 1,034 999
+3.3 +11.5 7,262 7,176 6,897 6,505
+0.6 +5.1 7,930 7,723 7,560 7,547
+0.4 -1.2 16,690 16,220 15,947 16,910
+0.3 +2.7 20,499 20,328 20,069 19,970
+1.3 +15.7 40,860 39,582 38,553 35,215
+0.9 -0.2 4,814 4,721 4,616 4,836

-0.5 +5.5 3,836 3,697 3,683 3,637

+0.7 +4.7 18,824 18,697 18,203 17,988
+2.0 +0.5 2,461 2,543 2,428 2,451
+14.1 +66.7 255 268 237 153
+2.2 +3.0 2,179 2,172 2,092 2,115
+2.3 +7.2 1,283 1,255 1,222 1,199
+2.4 +1.8 4,233 4,130 3,890 4,154
-3.1 +5.7 2,261 2,337 2,411 2,147
+4.4 +6.9 1,532 1,519 1,455 1,427

-2.5 +6.4 4,620 4,473 4,468 4,342



+1.1 +5.0 109,854 107,869 105,285 104,591

+1.5 +5.2 56,581 55,293 53,617 53,796
-0.8 +0.2 3,840 3,700 3,736 3,837
+2.1 +10.2 5,187 5,023 4,879 4,706
+1.5 +3.4 6,744 6,691 6,475 6,530
+2.5 +3.4 13,459 13,208 12,670 13,018
+1.1 +5.1 9,051 8,906 8,766 8,601
+4.3 +9.8 6,774 6,644 6,330 6,207
-1.5 -0.3 3,661 3,591 3,580 3,670

+0.4 +8.5 7,865 7,530 7,181 7,227

+0.5 +4.7 53,273 52,576 51,668 50,795
-0.2 +2.7 12,876 12,939 13,015 12,508
-0.8 +23.1 1,014 920 748 823
+0.5 -1.9 2,778 2,740 2,670 2,833
-1.9 +1.8 4,066 3,926 3,913 3,993
+2.5 +6.0 15,114 14,930 14,614 14,248
-2.6 -1.7 4,930 4,976 4,974 4,983
+2.4 +9.3 4.440 4,265 3,998 4,059

+0.7 +9.5 8,055 7,880 7,736 7,348


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


PPrellminary. rRevlsed.








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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio1

Industry
SIC Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb. Feb. Jan. Dec. Feb.
Code 1988p 1988r 1987 1987r 1988P 1988r 1987 1987r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.63 1.63 1.58 1.64 3.58 3.56 3.43 3.49

Durable goods industries....................... 2.01 2.01 1.92 2.02 4.47 4.44 4.22 4.36
32 Stone, clay, and glass products .............. 1.39 1.39 1.36 1.36 0.53 0.54 0.53 0.53
33 Primary metals............................... 1.77 1.74 1.56 1.99 2.19 2.14 1.98 1.99
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.94 1.99 1.93 1.84 1.86 1.91 1.88 1.76
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.17 2.12 2.14 2.45 3.21 3.16 3.19 3.47
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.07 2.03 2.05 2.18 4.98 4.91 4.94 5.12
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.20 2.29 1.99 1.96 12.15 12.60 10.18 10.97
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.36 2.36 2.35 2.46 1.68 1.70 1.66 1.63

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.21 1.20 1.19 1.21 0.53 0.53 0.54 0.50
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.84 0.87 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 4.12 6.12 2.57 4.30 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.48 1.48 1.50 1.46 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.09 1.06 1.06 1.12 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.52 1.50 1.49 1.59 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 1.01 0.99 0.99 1.01 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.38 1.41 1.34 1.30 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

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




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Year All Feb. Year All Feb. Year All Feb. Year All Feb.
Industry ago Febs. 1987- ago Febs. 1987-b s. 1 Febs. 1987- ago Febs. 1987-
SIC Feb. 1983- Jan. Feb. 1983- Jan. Feb. 1983- Jan. Feb. 1983- Jan.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

All manufacturing industries..... 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.8 1.7 0.8 0.8 0.4 0.3
33 Primary metals....................... 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.9 1.1 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products............ 1.0 1.1 0.5 3.0 2.8 0.9 2.3 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.4 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.2 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 0.6 1.3 0.9 0.1 1.4 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.1 0.8 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.2 0.5 0.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.1
22 Textile mill products................ 0.6 0.9 0.7 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.5 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.4 0.5 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.6 0.2 0.3
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.8 0.6 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 4.0 1.5 1.1 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.6 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.1 0.6 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.9 0.2

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense....................... .... 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.1 1.2 0.0 0.2 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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