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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS

,/'\. Manufacturers' Shipments,

JInventories, and Orders


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m.


March 1988
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(All Figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollaV


Summary
New orders for manufactured goods in March increased
$3.4 billion or 1.6 percent from February to $216.1 billion.
February orders were approximately the same as January at
$212.6 billion. New orders for durable goods in March were
up $1.1 billion or 1.0 percent, revised from the no change
reported earlier. Orders for nondurable goods increased
$2.3 billion or 2.3 percent to $100.6 billion.
Shipments of manufactured goods in March increased $5.4
billion or 2.6 percent to $214.4 billion, exceeding the high
in December of $211.4 billion. Durable goods shipments were
up 3.0 percent and nondurables 2.2 percent.
Unfilled orders continued increasing, up $1.7 billion
or 0.4 percent from February to $414.3 billion and 11.2
percent above March a year ago. About three-fourths of the
orders backlog is for capital goods. The nondefense capital
goods backlog is 19.3 percent above a year ago, while
defense is up 3.6 percent for that period.
Current cost inventories in March increased $0.8
billion or 0.2 percent to $339.4 billion.. Inventories have
been increasing since June when they were estimated at
$321.6 billion. The inventory to shipments ratio in March
was 1.58, down from 1.62 in February.

New Orders

The increase in new orders for durable goods of $1.1
billion resulted from partially offsetting increases and
decreases in the various industries. The largest increase
was in transportation equipment, up $1.0 billion or 3.4
percent to $31.6 billion; both the motor vehicle and parts
and aircraft and parts industries were up. Primary Metals
increased $0.6 billion or 6.1 percent to $11.0 billion and
nonelectrical machinery $0.4 billion or 2.1 percent to $20.1
billion. The largest decline was in electrical machinery,
down $0.6 billion or 3.3 percent, most of which was in
communication equipment..

The largest increases in the nondurable goods
industries were in chemicals, tobacco products, and rubber
and plastics products.


Shipments


The gain in durable shipments 3 percent
reflected increases in ustries.
Transportation equipment was .5 percent
to $28.9 billion, most of which Vwas m"airrcraft and parts.
Primary metals increased $0.6 billion or 5.8 percent to
$10.9 billion, nonelectrical machinery $0.6 billion or 2.9
percent to $20.2 billion and electrical machinery $0.3
billion or 1.4 percent to $19.8 billion.

The increase in nondurable goods shipments of $2.2
billion was concentrated in the chemicals, tobacco, and
rubber and plastics industries. Chemicals increased $0.8
billion or 4.4 percent, tobacco $0.6 billion or 43.7 percent
and rubber and plastics $0.5 billion or 6.7 percent.
Unfilled Orders

The increase in unfilled orders resulted from a large
increase in transportation equipment more than offsetting a
decline in electrical machinery. Within transportation
equipment, aircraft and parts increased $2.7 billion or 1.7
percent, most of which was in defense. Within electrical
machinery, communication equipment declined $1.4 billion or
2.0 percent, most of which was also in defense.
Inventories

Increases of durable goods inventories were
concentrated in the transportation equipment and
nonelectrical machinery industries, each up $0.5 billion.
The largest increases in nondurable inventories were in
petroleum products, food, and apparel.
Inventories of materials and supplies increased in both
durables and nondurables; durables increased 1.0 percent and
nondurables 0.9 percent. Work in process and finished goods
in the durables sector showed little change from February;
while for nondurables, work in process increased 1.5 percent
and finished goods declined 0.7 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for April 1988 is scheduled for May 24, 1988, at 8:30
a.m. and the full report on June 1, 1988 at 10:00 a.m.


Address Inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry 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, Washington, DC 20402. This press release is also available on the
day 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. (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 adjustedl

Industry Monthly Percent change Monthly Year to date
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Feb.- Jan.- Mar.- Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1988P 1988r1 1988 19871 Mar.p Feb.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1988 1987 r 1988P 1987

All manufacturing industries 214,351 208,913 207,241 196,788 +2.6 +0.8 +8.9 225,544 210,522 190,746 206,876 626,812 578,745


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders ....... ....... 118,893 115,892 114,908 107,914 +2.6 +0.9 +10.2 125,785 116,188 103,938 114,085

Durable goods indastriaes.......... 113,783 110,522 108,946 104,175 +3.0 +1.4 +9.2 121,750 111,377 97,974 111,404
With unfilled orders ............. 92,956 89,974 88,973 83,975 +3.3 +1.1 +10.7 99,115 90,142 79,575 89,480
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,207 5,179 5,136 5,069 +0.5 +0.8 +2.7 5,277 4,868 4,446 5,130
Primary -.rl. ........... ..... 10,865 10,270 10,371 8,437 +5.8 -1.0 +28.8 11,512 10,598 9,803 8,950
Blast .,.-.- --. t .-.- i ,ll... 4,840 4,606 4,501 3,523 +5.1 +2.3 +37.4 5,097 4,754 4,333 3,713
Iron a-. =r.- 1 r ., -...-- ..... 828 809 740 801 +2.3 +9.3 +3.4 880 834 694 851
Nonferrous and utner primary
-..,i ...e.................. 5,197 4,855 5,130 4,113 +7.0 -5.4 +26.4 5,535 5,010 4,776 4,386
Fabric ,'e -..'t' or 1i r ........ 11,854 11,707 11,264 11,389 +1.3 +3.9 +4.1 12,433 11,723 10,269 11,954
Machi..r. ;, .- v' -1 rri 0 .1... 20,213 19,652 19,692 17,101 +2.9 -0.2 +18.2 22,097 19,087 16,555 18,685
Engines and turbines......... 1,394 1,229 1,228 1,220 +13.4 +0.1 +14.3 1,542 1,278 1,124 1,346
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipmentt. 2,553 2,448 2,415 2,121 +4.3 +1.4 +20.4 2,642 2,419 2,149 2,189
Metl rlrk[... .i..r.l.r ........ 807 812 822 782 -0.6 -1.2 +3.2 937 809 680 906
il:- ., :Imp ar. !., j, r.nI.-: 5,708 5,531 5,734 4,553 +3.2 -3.5 +25.4 6,325 4,671 3,818 5,048
I et -::*] a-.: nr.er ............ 19,782 19,502 19,805 18,069 +1.4 -1.5 +9.5 21,138 19,421 17,540 19,323
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
Industrial apparatus......... 2,269 2,379 2,376 2,175 -4.6 +0.1 +4.3 2,526 2,374 2,061 2,419
Household appliances.......... 1,606 1,513 1,560 1,544 +6.1 -3.0 +4.0 1,630 1,441 1,426 1,567
Radio and TV ................. 1,024 1,033 1,021 884 -0.9 +1.2 +15.8 1,048 986 941 908
Comnmsnication equipment....... 6,462 6,276 6,371 6,138 +3.0 -1.5 +5.3 7,199 6,204 5,292 6,829
Electronic components......... 4,526 4,683 4,717 3,933 -3.4 -0.7 +15.1 4,856 4,808 4,374 4,210
Other electrical machinery.... 3,895 3,618 3,760 3,395 +7.7 -3.8 +14.7 3,879 3,608 3,446 3,390
Transportation equipment........ 28,876 27,126 25,713 27,996 +6.5 +5.5 +3.1 31,446 28,910 24,547 30,441
Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,697 17,199 16,239 17,058 +2.9 +5.9 +3.7 19,831 18,856 15,828 19,106
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,338 8,076 7,686 9,150 +15.6 +5.1 +2.1 9,753 8,184 6,992 9,531
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 764 839 786 775 -8.9 +6.7 -1.4 764 839 786 775
Instruments and related products 5,616 5,548 5,411 5,203 +1.2 +2.5 +7.9 5,936 5,481 4,903 5,494
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,777 3,759 3,649 3,471 +0.5 +3.0 +8.8 4,034 3,759 3,429 3,706
Photographic goods............ 1,674 1,624 1,584 1,567 +3.1 +2.5 +6.8 1,726 1,560 1,333 1,611

All other durable goods......... 11,370 11,538 11,554 10,911 -1.5 -0.1 +4.2 11,911 11,289 9,911 11,427


345,911 313,941


331.101
268,832
14,591
31,913
14,184
2,408

15,321
34,425
57,739
3,944

7,210
2,426
14,814
58,099


6,961
4,497
2,975
18,695
14,038
10,933
84,903
54,515
24,929


305,561
243,363
14,233
25,291
10,587
2,438

12,266
33,641
49,203
3,424

5,776
2,215
11,947
52,799


6,481
4,456
2,957
17,435
11,809
9,661
84,148
55,063
24,016


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....... 100,568 98,391 98,295 92,613 +2.2 +0.1 +8.6 103,794 99,145 92,772 95,472
With unfilled orders............ 25,937 25,918 25,935 23,939 +0.1 -0.1 +8.3 26,670 26,046 24,363 24,605
20 Food and kindred products....... 29,352 28,999 29,383 27,128 +1.2 -1.3 +8.2 30,110 28,875 27,331 27,847
202 Dairy products................ 4,137 4,048 3,984 3,840 +2.2 +1.6 +7.7 4,211 4,020 3,793 3,907
208 Beverages..................... 3,917 3,809 3,762 3,517 +2.8 +1.2 +11.4 3,788 3,420 3,272 3,407
203-6,9 All other foods............... 13,402 13,249 13,781 12,186 +1.2 -3.9 +10.0 14,421 13,784 12,718 13,132
21 Tobacco products................ 1,967 1,369 920 1,729 +43.7 +48.8 +13.8 1,967 1,369 920 1,729
22 Textile mill products........... 4,682 4,713 4,710 4,637 -0.7 +0.1 +1.0 4,995 4,661 4,083 4,963
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,792 2,828 2,866 2,791 -1.3 -1.3 0.0 3,029 2,842 2,557 3,044
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,748 10,627 10,777 9,406 +1.1 -1.4 +14.3 11,175 10,969 10,525 9,777
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,726 4,854 4,951 3,990 -2.6 -2.0 +18.4 5,007 5,026 4,783 4,230
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,376 2,268 2,271 2,015 +4.8 -0.1 +17.9 2,445 2,295 2,218 2,076
264 All other paper products...... 3,646 3,505 3,555 3,401 +4.0 -1.4 +7.2 3,723 3,648 3,524 3,471
28 Chemicals and allied products... 19,943 19,102 18,883 16,935 +4.4 +1.2 +17.8 21,354 19,517 18,533 18,094
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,635 5,383 5,469 4,936 +4.7 -1.6 +14.2 6,007 5,500 5,223 5,264
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,779 6,442 6,336 5,675 +5.2 +1.7 +19.5 7,199 6,511 6,371 6,026
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,773 4,662 4,586 4,056 +2.4 +1,.7 +17.7 4,935 4,886 4,357 4,202
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,145 10,123 10,366 10,167 +0.2 -2.3 -0.2 10,088 9,914 10,174 10,101
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,409 6,945 6,795 6,641 +6.7 +2.2 +11.6 7,566 7,109 6,323 6,782
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,322 16,513 16,461 15,970 -1.2 +0.3 +2.2 16,539 16,731 14,883 16,179

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,602 13,851 13,961 13,320 -1.8 -0.8 +2.1 14,367 14,182 11,984 14,060
Consumer staples................ 42,204 40,919 40,835 38,686 +3.1 +0.2 +9.1 43,326 40,659 38,203 39,696
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 35,831 34,562 34,097 31,999 +3.7 +1.4 +12.0 38,742 33,658 29,061 34,548
Automotive equipment............ 19,902 19,305 18,288 19,091 +3.1 +5.6 +4.2 22,032 20,823 17,735 21,144
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,776 16,823 16,456 16,093 -0.3 +2.2 +4.2 17,141 15,897 14,053 16,407
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 86,036 83,453 83,604 77,599 +3.1 -0.2 +10.9 89,936 85,303 79,710 81,021

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries ....... 41,249 39,215 39,083 37,173 +5.2 +0.3 +11.0 44,114 38,484 33,521 39.706
Nondefense.................... 31,766 30,715 30,650 27,570 +3.4 +0.2 +15.2 33,973 29,929 26,016 29,498
Defense....................... 9,483 8,500 8,433 9,603 +11.6 +0.8 -1.2 10,141 8,555 7,505 10,208


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,535 6,618 6,717 6,125 -1.3 -1.5 +6.7 7,024 6,537 5,761 6,580


295,711
77,079
86,316
12,024
10,480
40,923
4,256
13,739

8,428
32,669
14,816
6,958
10,895
59,404

16,730
20,081
14,178
30,176
20,998


273,184
70,578
79,871
11,369
9,835
37,066
3,815
13,515

8,330
28,578
12,334
5,961
10,283
52,236

14,988
18,000
12,227
29,676
19,371


48,153 46,122


40,533 38,930
122,188 113,321


101,461
60,590

47,091


89,479
60,781

45,197


254,949 231,037


116,119 103,755
89,918 77,561
26,201 26,194


19,322 18,051


See footnotes at end of table 2.


2,389 2,307
16,320 15,008

11,222 10,131
4,619 4,409

33,111 31,238


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 adjusted

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

All manufacturing industries 216,075 212,641 212,571 199,075 +1.6 0.0 +8.5 229,463 216,702 200,357 210,979 646,522 586,235

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 120,617 119,620 120,238 110,201 +0.8 -0.5 +9.5 129,704 122,368 113,549 118,188 365,621 321,431

Durable goods industries.......... 115,454 114,319 114,196 105,950 +1.0 +0.1 +9.0 125,542 117,343 107,311 114,989 350,196 311,359
With unfilled orders ............ 94,627 93,771 94,223 85,750 +0.9 -0.5 +10.4 102,907 96,108 88,912 93,065 287,927 249,161
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,153 5,170 5,107 5,088 -0.3 +1.2 +1.3 5,264 4,982 4,473 5,191 14,719 14,420
33 Primary metals.................. 11,010 10,377 10,254 9,021 +6.1 +1.2 +22.0 12,054 11,594 10,872 9,929 34,520 27,238
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,748 4,318 4,308 3,924 +10.0 +0.2 +21.0 5,127 5,236 4,718 4,392 15,081 11,941
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 868 855 756 727 +1.5 +13.1 +19.4 902 885 846 760 2,633 2,424
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,394 5,204 5,190 4,370 +3.7 +0.3 +23.4 6,025 5,473 5,308 4,777 16,806 12,873
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,745 11,758 11,142 11,546 -0.1 +5.5 +1.7 12,381 11,943 10,217 12,172 34,541 33,647
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 20,132 19,720 20,552 17,367 +2.1 -4.0 +15.9 21,726 20,001 17,635 18,750 59,362 49,840
351 Engines and turbines .......... 1,132 1,175 1,200 1,520 -3.7 -2.1 -25.5 1,213 1,184 1,011 1,588 3,408 3,159
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,777 2,495 2,410 2,118 +11.3 +3.5 +31.1 2,864 2,502 2,177 2,176 7,543 5,805
354 Metalworking machinery........ 974 963 838 766 +1.1 +14.9 +27.2 1,090 954 723 890 2,767 2,191
357 Office and computing machines. 5,288 5,347 5,933 4,686 -1.1 -9.9 +12.8 5,613 5,222 3,947 4,960 14,782 11,866
36 Electrical machinery............ 18,811 19,452 20,716 16,449 -3.3 -6.1 +14.4 21,547 19,692 19,355 19,069 60,594 51,689
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,347 2,371 2,413 2,196 -1.0 -1.7 +6.9 2,600 2,427 2,140 2,432 7,167 6,628
363 Household appliances.......... 1,590 1,530 1,613 1,563 +3.9 -5.1 +1.7 1,610 1,434 1,505 1,581 4,549 4,455
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,014 1,036 966 893 -2.1 +7.2 +13.5 1,038 989 886 917 2,913 2,864
366 Communication equipment....... 5,085 5,621 7,029 4,246 -9.5 -20.0 +19.8 6,882 5,625 6,765 6,084 19,272 16,397
367 Electronic components......... 4,806 5,237 4,907 4,206 -8.2 +6.7 +14.3 5,489 5,557 4,613 4,739 15,659 11,700
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,969 3,657 3,788 3,345 +8.5 -3.5 +18.7 3,928 3,660 3,446 3,316 11,034 9,645
37 Transportation equipment........ 31,570 30,525 28,946 29,679 +3.4 +5.5 +6.4 34,764 32,096 29,416 32,385 96,276 86,892
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 11,991 11,600 10,603 10,150 +3.4 +9.4 +18.1 12,344 11,500 11,340 10,282 35,184 26,030
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................. 879 835 1,261 1,426 +5.3 -33.8 -38.4 1,455 650 1,338 1,848 3,443 2,592
38 Instruments and related products 5,619 5,494 5,648 5,240 +2.3 -2.7 +7.2 5,940 5,445 5,163 5,533 16,548 15,259
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments................... 3,773 3,785 3,843 3,480 -0.3 -1.5 +8.4 4,030 3,785 3,623 3,715 11,438 10,262
2A,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,414 11,823 11,831 11,560 -3.5 -0.1 -1.3 11,866 11,590 10,180 11,960 33,636 32,374

Nondurable goods industries....... 100,621 98,322 98,375 93,125 +2.3 -0.1 +8.0 103,921 99,359 93,046 95,990 296,326 274,876
With unfilled orders............ 25,990 25,849 26,015 24,451 +0.5 -0.6 +6.3 26,797 26,260 24,637 25,123 77,694 72,270

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,636 14,179 14,200 13,784 -3.8 -0.1 -1.1 14,357 14,664 12,350 14,467 41,371 40,176
Consumer staples ................. 42,211 41,087 40,761 38,671 +2.7 +0.8 +9.2 43,327 40,852 38,172 39,659 122,351 113,312
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 37,292 37,892 36,251 31,207 -1.6 +4.5 +19.5 41,474 37,577 33,791 34,836 112,842 90,903
Automotive equipment............ 19,821 19,122 18,136 19,120 +3.7 +5.4 +3.7 22,061 20,820 17,711 21,261 60,592 61,224
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,675 16,840 16,372 16,198 -1.0 +2.9 +2.9 17,120 16,129 14,104 16,614 47,353 45,253
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 86,440 83,521 86,851 80,095 +3.5 -3.8 +7.9 91,124 86,660 84,229 84,142 262,013 235,367

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 42,538 42,320 43,895 37,351 +0.5 -3.6 +13.9 46,634 42,177 40,871 40,949 129,682 105,777
Nondefense..................... 32,496 33,764 34,791 27,693 -3.8 -3.0 +17.3 34,360 33,883 30,372 29,366 98,615 79,830
Defense....................... 10,042 8,556 9,104 9,658 +17.4 -6.0 +4.0 12,274 8,294 10,499 11,583 31,067 25,947

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,596 6,983 6,893 6,531 -5.5 +1.3 +1.0 7,014 6,923 6,031 6,914 19,968 18,923

PPreliminary. rRevised.

Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
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.







UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES


(Millions of dollars)


Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

End of month Percent change End of month


Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Feb.
1988P 199t8r 1988 1987 Mar.P


Ian. Mar.-
Feb.r 88/87


Mar. Feb.
1988P 1 988r


Jan. Mar.
1988 1987


All manufacturing industries............ 414,278 412,554 408,826


372,531 +0.4


+0.9 +11.2 420,124 416,205


410,025 377,900


Durable goods Industries.....................
12 Stone, clay, and glass products............
33 Primary metals........................ ......
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills..... .........
3 i Iron and steel foundries......... .......
3 11-9 Nonferrouns and other primary
metals ............................. ..
3. Fabricated metal products..................
35 Haachinery, except electrical...............
351 Engines and turbines......................
351 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment............
354 Metalworking machinery....................
357 Office and computing machines............
36 Electrical machinery.................. ......
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ............... ......
36J i household appliances.....................
3h5 Radio and TV ........................ .....
36h Comanrication equipment ...................
307 Electronic components.....................
3b4,9 Other electrical machinery...............
37 Transportation equipment....................
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles...................... ......
38 Instruments and related products ...........
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................
24,25,
39 All other durable goods....................


400,578
2,473
22,470
11,678
3,080

7,712
19,376
58,511
14,215

5,116
.,372
18,475
96,123


198,907
2,527
22,325
11,770
3,040

7,515
19,485
58,592
14,477

4,892
3,205
18,895
97,094


5,634 5,556
274 290
298 308
69,079 70,456
18,820 18,540
2,018 1,944
186,129 183,435
161,303 158,650

19,014 18,899
9,156 9,153

8,262 8,266

6,340 6,296


Nondurable goods Industries................... 13,700 13,647


395,110
2,536
22,218
12,058
2,994

7,166
19,434
58,524
14,531

4,845
3,054
19,079
97,144


5,564
273
305
71,111
17,986
1,905
180,036
155,126


360,103
2,495
17,331
9,304
2,623

5,404
18,603
55,151
14,302


+0.4 +1.0
-2.1 -0.4
+0.6 +0.5
-0.8 -2.4
+1.3 +1.5

+2.6 +4.9
-0.6 +0.3
-0.1 +0.1
-1.8 -0.4


4,277 +4.6 +1.0
3.118 +5.2 +4.9
18,763 -2.2 -1.0
90,241 -1.0 -0.1


+11.2 406,240
-0.9 2,595
+29.7 24,212
+25.5 12,776
+17.4 3,123


402,448
2,608
23,670
12,746
3,101


+42.7 8,313 7,823
+4.2 19,466 19,518
+6.1 58,538 58,909
-0.6 14,149 14,478


+19.6 5,218
+8.1 3,278
-1.5 18,235
+6.5 97,299


5,428
284
270
67,121
15,405
1,733
161,835
138,631


5,680
251
298
70,142
18,971
1,957
188,944
163,492


4,996
3,125
18,947
96,890


5,606
271
308
70,459
18,338
1,908
185,626
160,901


18,903 17,352 +0.6 0.0 +9.6 19,332 18,641
9,207 8,432 0.0 -0.6 +8.6 9,149 9,145


8,2)0 7,535 0.0

6,011 6,015 +0.7

13,716 12,428 +0.4


+0.3 +9.6 8,262 8,266

+4.7 +5.4 6,037 6,082

-0.5 +10.2 13,884 13,757


396,482
2,494
22,674
12,264
3,050

7,360
19,298
57,995
14,572

4,913
2,980
18,396
96,619


5,553
278
305
71,038
17,589
1,856
182,440
157,585


Market categories:
Home goods and apparel......................
Consumer staples...................... ......
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive................... .......
Automotive equipment........................
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products..................
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products......................

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

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


5,011 4,977
799 792

259,141 257,680
5,319 5,400

10,425 10,526

133,583 133,179


318,479 317,190
154,214 153,484
164,265 163,706


4,051 3,9901


4,649 4,637 +0.7 +7.1 +8.1 4,962 4,972 4,490 4,578
624 707 +0.9 +26.9 +13.0 858 857 664 754


254,350 236,035 +0.6
5,583 5,637 -1.5

10,509 10,053 -1.0

133,111 115,462 +0.3


314,085 287,823 +0.4
150,435 129,291 +0.5
163,650 158.,532 +0.3


3,625 3,905 +1.5 +10.1


+1.3 +9.8 262,542 259,810
-3.3 -5.6 5,627 5,598

+0.2 +3.7 10,507 10,528

+0.1 +15.7 135,628 134,440


+1.0 +10.7 322,021 319,501
+2.0 +19.3 154,186 153,799
0.0 +3.6 167,835 165,702


+3.7 3,979 3,989


255,891 239,411
5,601 5,947

10,296 10.144

133,083 117,066


315,808 291,336
149,845 129,289
165,963 162,047


3,603 3,832


See footnotes at end of table 2.


S IC
Code


Industry


365,334
2,617
18,674
10,205
2,662

5,807
18,703
55,195
14,240

4,364
3,031
18,552
91,460


5,475
262
270
68,248
15,522
1,683
164,533
140,740


18,830 17,631
9,181 8,426

8,240 7,535

5,781 5,726

13,543 12,566


L 1


Tabl 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS'







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

(Millions of dollars)


All manufacturing industries............ 339,376 338,552 336,815 320,034 +0.2 +0.5 +6.0 340,109 339,758 335,081 320,743

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 230,703 230,112 228,617 217,352 +0.3 +0.7 +6.1 230,813 229,762 225,613 217,512


Durable goods industries...................... 220,796 220,318
With unfilled orders ........................ 202,690 202,129
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,037 7,133
33 Primary metals.............................. 18,185 18,188
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,472 8,453
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,241 1,258
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,472 8,477
34 Fabricated metal products................... 22,306 22,468
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 42,584 42,104
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,920 2,924
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,825 6,711
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,898 2,797
357 Office and computing machines............. 10,209 10,108
36 Electrical machinery........................ 40,155 40,326
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 4,931 4,930
363 Household appliances...................... 2,778 2,856
365 Radio and TV.............................. L,640 1,668
366 Communication equipment................... 16,368 16,515
367 Electronic components..................... 8,612 8,560
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 5,826 5,797
37 Transportation equipment .................... 59,498 59,018
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,534 11,669
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 43,901 43,450
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,224 2,155
38 Instruments and related products............ 12,840 12,863
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,272 9,230
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,978 3,018
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 18,191 18,218

Nondurable goods industries................... 118,580 118,234
With unfilled orders........................ 28,013 27,983
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,830 24,713
202 Dairy products............................ 2,296 2,424
208 Beverages................................. 4,269 4,235
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,407 14,333
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,643 5,608
22 Textile mill products....................... 6,889 6,959
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,842 3,844
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,448 11,501
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,295 4,347
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,019 3,006
264 All other paper products.................. 4,134 4,148
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 28,774 28,815
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,601 8,670
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,534 9,439
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,852 6,854
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,464 10,301
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,525 9,531
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 21,007 20,806

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 27,065 27,151
Consumer staples............................ 43,304 43,029
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .......................... 97,481 96,395
Automotive equipment........................ 13,981 14,123
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 24,622 24,734
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 132,923 133,120

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 113,228 112,299
Nondefense................................ 75,933 74,994
Defense................................... 37,295 37,305

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,388 13,540


219,014
200,753
7,136
18,020
8,415
1,262

8,343
22,361
41,832
2,857

6,757
2,873
10,000
40,195


4,856
2,856
1,736
16,549
8,418
5,780
58,827
11,806
43,150


208,111 +0.2
190,961 +0.3
7,040 -1.3
16,568 0.0
7,432 +0.2
1,128 -1.4

8,008 -0.1
21,450 -0.7
41,002 +1.1
2,822 -0.1

6,699 +1.7
2,936 +3.6
9,588 +1.0
39,006 -0.4


4,992 0.0
2,756 -2.7
1,805 -1.7
16,033 -0.9
7,716 +0.6
5,704 +0.5
53,461 +0.8
11,226 -1.2
38,491 +1.0


+0.6 +6.1 221,423 220,870
+0.7 +6.1 202,637 201,833
0.0 0.0 7,198 7,236
+0.9 +9.8 18,029 18,085
+0.5 +14.0 8,201 8,294
-0.3 +10.0 1,297 1,292

+1.6 +5.8 8,531 8,499
+0.5 +4.0 22,500 22,505
+0.7 +3.9 42,758 42,364
+2.3 +3.5 2,882 2,892

-0.7 +1.9 6,893 6,794
-2.6 -1.3 2,921 2,805
+1.1 +6.5 10,117 10,081
+0.3 +2.9 40,118 40,088


4,924 4,921
2,900 2,889
1,556 1,584
16,360 16,479
8,569 8,516
5,809 5,699
59,620 59,156
11,691 12,020
43,844 43,184


2,107 2,058 +3.2 +2.3 +8.1 2,209 2,130
12,757 12,519 -0.2 +0.8 +2.6 12,784 12,780

9,158 9,038 +0.5 +0.8 +2.6 9,244 9,174
2,962 2,870 -1.3 +1.9 +3.8 2,954 3,003


17,886 17,065 -0.1

117,801 111,923 +0.3
27,864 26,391 +0.1
24,768 23,829 +0.5
2,420 2,114 -5.3
4,404 4,656 +0.8
14,372 13,940 +0.5
5,628 5,651 +0.6
6,984 6,862 -1.0

3,894 3,803 -0.1
11,391 10,805 -0.5
4,245 4,140 -1.2
3,003 2,701 +0.4
4,143 3,964 -0.3
28,372 26,870 -0.1

8,495 8,061 -0.8
9,240 8,750 +1.0
6,874 6,342 0.0
10,298 10,295 +1.6
9,576 8,568 -0.1

20,784 19,043 +1.0


27,099 25,668 -0.3
42,944 41,636 +0.6

95,786 91,696 +1.1
14,247 13,627 -1.0

24,633 22,907 -0.5

132,106 124,500 -0.1


111,563 105,796 +0.8
74,460 71,599 +1.3
37,103 34,197 0.0


13,512 13,234 -1.1


+1.9 +6.6 18,416 18,656


216,882 208,758
198,231 190,972
7,029 7,201
17,819 16,435
8,236 7,190
1,253 1,179

8,330 8,066
22,246 21,644
41,553 41,147
2,756 2,777

6,745 6,762
2,856 2,958
9,791 9,500
39,632 38,976


4,838 4,983
2,790 2,880
1,613 1,713
16,425 16,031
8,373 7,682
5,593 5,687
57,944 53,620
11,990 11,381
42,089 38,482

2,067 2,039
12,573 12,471

9,032 9,018
2,921 2,845

18,086 17,264


+0.4 +5.9 118,686 118,888 118,199 111,985
+0.4 +6.1 28,176 27,929 27,382 26,540
-0.2 +4.2 24,308 24,885 25,317 23,332
+0.2 +8.6 2,285 2,376 2,377 2,106
-3.8 -8.3 4,329 4,328 4,431 4,725
-0.3 +3.4 13,773 14,278 14,733 13,333
-0.4 -0.1 5,846 5,983 6,074 5,853
-0.4 +0.4 7,003 6,979 6,895 6,971

-1.3 +1.0 3,927 3,885 3,860 3,884
+1.0 +6.0 11,606 11,574 11,352 10,944
+2.4 +3.7 4,397 4,431 4,266 4,233
+0.1 +11.8 3,094 3,057 3,049 2,764
+0.1 +4.3 4,115 4,086 4,037 3,947
+1.6 +7.1 28,947 29,029 28,416 27,033

+2.1 +6.7 8,601 8,670 8,495 8,061
+2.2 +9.0 9,486 9,389 9,078 8,701
-0.3 +8.0 6,927 6,938 6,988 6,403
0.0 +1.6 10,323 10,290 10,370 10,129
-0.5 +11.2 9,772 9,662 9,516 8,796

+0.1 +10.3 20,881 20,486 20,259 18,927


+0.2 +5.4 26,944 26,942 26,711 25,554
+0.2 +4.0 42,982 43,423 43,491 41,341

+0.6 +6.3 97,668 96,613 94,855 91,886
-0.9 +2.6 14,253 14,587 14,456 13,890

+0.4 +7.5 25,125 25,157 24,555 23,376

+0.8 +6.8 133,137 133,036 131,013 124,696


+0.7 +7.0 113,160 111,983 109,747 105,769
+0.7 +6.1 75,755 74,924 73,507 71,444
+0.5 +9.1 37,405 37,059 36,240 34,325


+0.2 +1.2 13,340 13,543 13,316 13,182


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 adjustedI

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

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


31
33
34
35
36
37
38
24,25,
39


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


All manufacturing industries............ 108,627 107,585 107,136 102,336 +1.0

Durable goods industries ...................... 61,770 61,167 60,930 59,197 +1.0
Stone, clay, and glass products ............. 2,236 2,297 2,245 2,274 -2.7
Primary metals............................... 5,761 5,631 5,564 5,376 +2.3
Fabricated metal products................... 7,805 7,865 7,830 7,318 -0.8
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,414 12,252 12,121 11,455 +1.3
Electrical machinery........................ 10,559 10,515 10,442 10,230 +0.4
Transportation equipment.................... 11,837 11,474 11,749 12,142 +3.2
Instruments and related products............ 4,326 4,332 4,273 4,045 -0.1

All other durable goods...................... 6,832 6,801 6,706 6,357 +0.5

Nondurable goods industries................... 46,857 46,418 46,206 43,139 +0.9
Food and kindred products................... 9,605 9,400 9,410 8,830 +2.2
Tobacco products............................ 4,467 4,426 4,472 4,752 +0.9
Textile mill products....................... 1,985 1,998 2,012 1,806 -0.7
Paper and allied products................... 6,185 6,164 6,191 5,542 +0.3
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,647 9,708 9,359 9,020 -0.6
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,206 3,055 3,046 2,999 +4.9
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,679 3,680 3,715 3,163 0.0

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,083 7,987 8,001 7,027 +1.2

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 121,730 121,697 120,978 113,313 0.0

Durable goods industries...................... 102,856 103,103 102,i21 95,356 -0.2
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,097 1,098 1,096 976 -0.1
Primary metals.............................. 7,162 7,303 7,300 6,482 -1.9
Fabricated metal products................... 7,870 7,954 7,894 7,630 -1.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,773 16,609 16,428 16,782 +1.0
Electrical machinery........................ 20,420 20,618 20,559 19,903 -1.0
Transportation equipment .................... 40,911 40,793 40,416 35,110 +0.3
Instruments and related products............ 4,873 4,899 4,836 4,844 -0.5

All other durable goods..................... 3,750 3,829 3,692 3,629 -2.1

Nondurable goods industries.................. 18,874 18,594 18,757 17,957 +1.5
Food and kindred products................. 2,379 2,371 2,485 2,401 +0.3
Tobacco products............................ 227 253 267 131 -10.3
Textile mill products....................... 2,129 2,156 2,162 2,127 -1.3
Paper and allied products................... 1,272 1,304 1,265 1,249 -2.5
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,373 4,242 4,181 4,093 +3.1
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,360 2,243 2,329 2,153 +5.2
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,573 1,530 1,516 1,403 +2.8

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,561 4,495 4,552 4,400 +1.5

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries........... 109,019 109,270 108,701 104,385 -0.2

Durable goods industries...................... 56,170 56,048 55,863 53,558 +0.2
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,704 3,738 3,795 3,790 -0.9
Primary metals.............................. 5,262 5,254 5,156 4,710 +0.2
Fabricated metal products................... 6,631 6,649 6,637 6,502 -0.3
Machinery, except electrical................ 13,397 13,243 13,283 12,765 +1.2
Electrical machinery........................ 9,176 9,193 9,194 8,873 -0.2
Transportation equipment..................... 6,750 6,751 6,662 6,209 0.0
Instruments and related products............ 3,641 3,632 3,648 3,630 +0.2

All other durable goods..................... 7,609 7,588 7,488 7,079 +0.3

Nondurable goods industries................... 52,849 53,222 52,838 50,827 -0.7
Food and kindred products................... 12,846 12,942 12,873 12,598 -0.7
Tobacco products............................ 949 929 889 768 +2.2
Textile mill products....................... 2,775 2,805 2,810 2,929 -1.1
Paper and allied products ..................... 3,991 4,033 3,935 4,014 -1.0
Chemicals and allied products............... 14,754 14,865 14,832 13,757 -0.7
Petroleum and coal products................. 4,898 5,003 4,923 5,143 -2.1
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,273 4,321 4,345 4,002 -1.1

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,363 8,324 8,231 7,616 +0.5


PPreliminary. rRevised.


+0.4 +6.1 108,734 107,983 107,972 102,448

+0.4 +4.3 61,455 61,098 61,046 58,923
+2.3 -1.7 2,228 2,297 2,233 2,256
+1.2 +7.2 5,504 5,558 5,620 5,146
+0.4 +6.7 7,759 7,808 7,832 7,274
+1.1 +8.4 12,423 12,243 12,125 11,478
+0.7 +3.2 10,594 10,473 10,398 10,259
-2.3 -2.5 11,837 11,517 11,718 12,157
+1.4 +6.9 4,322 4,307 4,261 4,044

+1.4 +7.5 6,788 6,895 6,859 6,309

+0.5 +8.6 47,279 46,885 46,926 43,525
-0.1 +8.8 9,632 9,583 9,835 8,865
-1.0 -6.0 4,623 4,713 4,886 4,910
-0.7 +9.9 2,048 2,019 1,983 1,862
-0.4 +11.6 6,298 6.227 6,171 5,635
+3.7 +7.0 9,654 9,655 9,356 9,034
+0.3 +6.9 3,212 3,067 3,057 2,990
-0.9 +16.3 3,709 3,684 3,732 3,191

-0.2 +15.0 8,103 7,937 7,906 7,038



+0.6 +7.4 122,170 121,871 119,240 113,744

+0.9 +7.9 103,206 103,176 100,543 95,714
+0.2 +12.4 1,131 1,127 1,096 1,010
0.0 +10.5 7,218 7,288 7,176 6,530
+0.8 +3.1 7,957 7,944 7,723 7,718
+1.1 -0.1 16,969 16,729 16,220 16,955
+0.3 +2.6 20,262 20,514 20,328 19,766
+0.9 +16.5 41,033 40,863 39,582 35,245
+1.3 +0.6 4,879 4,837 4,721 4,852

+3.7 +3.3 3,757 3,874 3,697 3,638

-0.9 +5.1 18,964 18,695 18,697 18,030
-4.6 -0.9 2,409 2,419 2,543 2,433
-5.2 +73.3 226 253 268 130
-0.3 +0.1 2,158 2,164 2,172 2,158
+3.1 +1.8 1,260 1,280 1,255 1,237
+1.5 +6.8 4,307 4,236 4,130 4,027
-3.7 +9.6 2,365 2,251 2,337 2,147
+0.9 +12.1 1,575 1,535 1,519 1,399

-1.3 +3.7 4,664 4,557 4,473 4,499



+0.5 +4.4 109,205 109,904 107,869 104,551

+0.3 +4.9 56,762 56,596 55,293 54,121
-1.5 -2.3 3,839 3,812 3,700 3,935
+1.9 +11.7 5,307 5,239 5,023 4,759
+0.2 +2.0 6,784 6,753 6,691 6,652
-0.3 +5.0 13,366 13,392 13,208 12,714
0.0 +3.4 9,262 9,101 8,906 8,951
+1.3 +8.7 6,750 6,776 6,644 6,218
-0.4 +0.3 3,583 3,636 3,591 3,575

+1.3 +7.5 7,871 7,887 7,530 7,317

+0.7 +4.0 52,443 53,308 52,576 50,430
+0.5 +2.0 12,267 12,883 12,939 12,034
+4.5 +23.6 997 1.017 920 813
-0.2 -5.3 2,797 2,796 2,740 2,951
+2.5 -0.6 4,048 4,067 3,926 4,072
+0.2 +7.2 14,986 15,138 14,930 13,972
+1.6 -4.8 4,746 4,972 4,976 4,992
-0.6 +6.8 4,488 4,443 4,265 4,206

+1.1 +9.8 8,114 7,992 7,880 7,390


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 ratio

Industry
SIC Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar. Mar. Feb. Jan. Mar.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.58 1.62 1.63 1.63 3.48 3.56 3.56 3.45

Durable goods industries....................... 1.94 1.99 2.01 2.00 4.31 4.43 4.44 4.29
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.35 1.38 1.39 1.39 0.52 0.53 0.54 0.54
33 Primary metals............................... 1.67 1.77 1.74 1.96 2.07 2.17 2.14 2.05
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.88 1.92 1.99 1.88 1.80 1.84 1.91 1.80
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.11 2.14 2.12 2.40 3.07 3.17 3.16 3.42
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.03 2.07 2.03 2.16 4.86 4.98 4.91 4.99
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.06 2.18 2.29 1.91 11.27 12.06 12.60 10.13
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.29 2.32 2.36 2.41 1.63 1.65 1.70 1.62

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.18 1.20 1.20 1.21 0.53 0.53 0.53 0.52
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.88 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products.............................. 2.87 4.10 6.12 3.27 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.47 1.48 1.48 1.48 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.07 1.08 1.06 1.15 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.44 1.51 1.50 1.59 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 1.03 1.02 0.99 1.01 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.29 1.37 1.41 1.29 (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 Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar. Year All Mar.
Industry ago Mars. 1987- ago Mars. 1987- ago Mars. 1987- ago Mars. 1987
SIC Mar. 1983- Feb. Mar. 1983- Feb. Mar. 1983- Feb. Mar. 1983- Feb.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

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

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

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.2 0.2 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.4 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 1.2 0.2 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.2 0.2
22 Textile mill products................ 0.5 1.6 0.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.2 0.3 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.1 0.3 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.3 0.2
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.0 0.9 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.3 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.4 0.7 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.8 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.4 1.5 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.3 0.3

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.4 2.0 0.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.0 1.2 0.3 2.5 3.0 1.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.2 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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