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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS


For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.


(All Figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current doll_.


Summary
New orders for manufactured goods in April increased
$2.7 billion or 1.2 percent to $218.7 billion, following a
1.6 percent increase in March. Durable goods orders were up
1.0 percent; nondurable goods orders increased 1.5 percent.


Shipments of manufactured
from March at $214.6 billion.
billion or 1.3 percent was
nondurables of $1.5 billion or


goods in April were unchanged
A decline in durables of $1.5
offset by an increase in
1.5 percent.


Unfilled orders for manufactured goods in April
increased $4.1 billion or 1.0 percent to $418.1 billion,
continuing the upward trend which began in March 1987; the
February 1987 level was $370.2 billion.
Current cost inventories of manufacturers increased
$1.4 billion or 0.4 percent to $341.0 billion, continuing an
upward trend which began in April 1987. The inventory to
shipments ratio in April was 1.59, up from 1.58 in March.
New Orders
Of the $2.7 billion increase in April orders, $1.2
billion was in durables and $1.5 billion in nondurables.
The increase in the durable goods sector was concentrated in
electrical machinery, up $0.8 billion or 4.2 percent to
$19.5 billion; a large increase in defense communication
equipment was partially offset by small declines in most of
the other categories. Lumber and wood products were also
up, following a decline in March.
Nonelectrical machinery declined $0.1 billion or 0.6
percent, with construction, mining and material handling
equipment showing the largest decrease. Transportation
equipment was virtually unchanged from March at $31.4
billion.
The increase in orders for nondurables was widespread
with the largest gains in petroleum, chemicals, and paper
products.


Shipments
The declines in shipments o Qod's in April
were widespread. The largest decrease wa&--i transportation
equipment, down $1.0 billion or 3.6 percent; aircraft and
parts accounted for most of the decrease. Nonelectrical
machinery was down $0.6 billion or 2.7 percent; the office
and computing equipment category accounted for most of that
decline.
Shipments of nondurable goods showed widespread
increases. Petroleum products were up $0.6 billion or 6.1
percent to $10.9 billion, paper product shipments were up
$0.3 billion or 3.2 percent to $11.0 billion and chemicals
up $0.4 billion or 2.1 percent $20.4 billion.
Unfilled Orders
Manufacturers' unfilled orders are concentrated in the
durable goods sector, which increased $4.2 billion or 1.0
percent to $404.5 billion. Transportation equipment was up
$3.5 billion, $3.1 billion of which was in aircraft and
parts. Nonelectrical machinery increased $0.4 billion or
0.7 percent and primary metals $0.2 billion or 1.0 percent.
The other industries were relatively flat.
Inventories
Inventories of durable goods in April increased $1.1
billion or 0.5 percent to $221.8 billion. About half of the
increase was in aircraft and parts. Nondurable goods
inventories increased $0.4 billion or 0.3 percent to $119.2
billion; all industries were up except chemicals and rubber
and plastics products.
By stage of fabrication, the increase in total
inventories in April was concentrated in materials and
supplies, up 0.6 percent, and work in process, up 0.7
percent. Finished goods declined 0.1 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for May 1988 is scheduled for June 22, 1988, at 8:30
a.m. and the full report on June 30, 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


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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 Honthly Year to date
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r Apr.P Mar.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1988 1987 1988P 1987

All manufacturing industries 214,601 214,565 208,913 195,916 0.0 +2.7 +9.5 215,809 225,397 210,522 196,715 842,474 775,460


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 118,018 118,954 115,892 106,887 -0.8 +2.6 +10.4 117,494 125,772 116,188 106,301

Durable goods industries.......... 112,286 113,764 110,522 102,834 -1.3 +2.9 +9.2 114,130 121,668 111,377 104,429
With unfilled orders............ 91,250 93,029 89,974 82,824 -1.9 +3.4 +10.2 91,192 99,146 90,142 82,673
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,100 5,235 5,179 5,006 -2.6 +1.1 +1.9 5,374 5.316 4,868 5,264
33 Primary metals.................. 10,675 10,890 10,270 8,592 -2.0 +6.0 +24.2 11,202 11,563 10,598 9.012
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,701 4,838 4,606 3,645 -2.8 +5.0 +29.0 4,964 5,094 4,754 3,846
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 798 823 809 785 -3.0 +1.7 +1.7 839 875 834 825
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,176 5,229 4,855 4,162 -1.0 +7.7 +24.4 5,399 5,594 5,010 4,341
34 "Fabricated metal products....... 11,890 11,858 11,707 11,291 +0.3 +1.3 +5.3 12,092 12,406 11,723 11,483
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 19,669 20,223 19,652 17,107 -2.7 +2.9 +15.0 19,740 22,115 19,087 17,123
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,263 1,385 1,229 1,140 -8.8 +12.7 +10.8 1,357 1,536 1,278 1,225
353 on, ru I:t t>n, aI i n i .nJ
st..erla r.alin eq .lpime1pe.. 2,518 2,558 2,448 2,067 -1.6 +4.5 +21.8 2,677 2,653 2,419 2,187
354 etal:.rpl'ng mfchiaer ........ 790 800 812 726 -1.3 -1.5 +8.8 729 936 809 674
357 AIL:.e a" eMputl.ra ma.:- hi.e.- 5,191 5,695 5,531 4,663 -8.8 +3.0 +11.3 4,428 6,316 4,671 3,986
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,572 19,675 19,502 18,108 -0.5 +0.9 +8.1 18,803 21,068 19,421 17,357
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,258 2,252 2,379 2,234 +0.3 -5.3 +1.1 2,181 2,519 2,374 2,161
363 Household appliances.......... 1,549 1,607 1,513 1,595 -3.6 +6.2 -2.9 1,510 1,633 1,441 1,552
365 Radio and TV.................. 975 1,015 1,033 1,039 -3.9 -1.7 -6.2 822 1,043 986 882
366 Communication equipment....... 6,374 6,416 6,276 5,971 -0.7 +2.2 +6.7 6,027 7,152 6,204 5.658
367 Electronic components......... 4,746 4,527 4,683 3,770 +4.8 -3.3 +25.9 4,879 4,859 4,808 3,876
364.9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,670 3,858 3,618 3,499 -4.9 +6.6 +4.9 3,384 3,862 3,608 3,228
37 Transportation equipment........ 27,898 28,936 27,126 26,763 -3.6 +6.7 +4.2 29,218 31.449 28,910 28,019
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 17,519 17,715 17,199 16,688 -1.1 +3.0 +5.0 19,070 19,822 18,856 18,145
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 8,372 9,379 8,076 8,303 -10.7 +16.1 +0.8 8,148 9,768 8,184 8,107
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 785 763 839 789 +2.9 -9.1 -0.5 785 763 839 789
38 Instruments and related products 5,893 5,692 5,548 5,151 +3.5 +2.6 +14.4 5,686 5,994 5,481 4,972
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,999 3,845 3,759 3,441 +4.0 +2.3 +16.2 3,891 4,091 3,759 3,344
386 Photographic goods............ 1,726 1,681 1,624 1,553 +2.7 +3.5 +11.1 1,619 1,726 1,560 1,463
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,589 11,255 11,538 10,816 +3.0 -2.5 +7.1 12,015 11,757 11,289 11,199

Nondurable goods industries....... 102,315 100,801 98,391 93,082 +1.5 +2.4 +9.9 101,679 103,729 99,145 92,286
With unfilled orders............ 26,768 25,925 25,918 24,063 +3.3 0.0 +11.2 26,302 26,626 26,046 23,628
20 Food and kindred products....... 29,791 29,492 28,999 27,535 +1.0 +1.7 +8.2 29,136 30,162 28,875 26,922
202 Dairy products................ 4,007 4,060 4,048 3,932 -1.3 +0.3 +1.9 3,979 4,123 4,020 3,910
208 Beverages..................... 3,961 3,934 3,809 3,576 +0.7 +3.3 +10.8 4,179 3,798 3,420 3,772
203-6,9 All other foods............... 13,984 13,600 13,249 12,336 +2.8 +2.6 +13.4 13,327 14,549 13,784 11,732
21 Tobacco products................ 1,347 1,967 1,369 1,156 -31.5 +43.7 +16.5 1,347 1,967 1,369 1,156
22 Textile mill products........... 4,872 4,692 4,713 4,682 +3.8 -0.4 +4.1 4,774 5,036 4,661 4,601
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 3,094 2,791 2,828 2,850 +10.9 -1.3 +8.6 2,989 3,039 2,842 2,755
26 Paper and allied products....... 11,011 10,674 10,627 9,463 +3.2 +0.4 +16.4 11,074 11,064 10,969 9,516
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 5,060 4,723 4,854 4,045 +7.1 -2.7 +25.1 5,095 5,007 5,026 4,079
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,317 2,274 2,268 2,049 +1.9 +0.3 +13.1 2,380 2,309 2,295 2,103
264 All other paper products...... 3,634 3,677 3,505 3,369 -1.2 +4.9 +7.9 3,599 3,748 3,648 3,334
28 Chemicals and allied products... 20,351 19,923 19,102 17,489 +2.1 +4.3 +16.4 21,040 21,158 19,517 17,986
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,691 5,644 5,383 5,097 +0.8 +4.8 +11.7 5,913 5,964 5,500 5,291
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 7,023 6,669 6,442 5,909 +5.3 +3.5 +18.9 6,517 6,937 6.511 5,474
282,9 Other chemical products....... 4,721 4,763 4,662 4,168 -0.9 +2.2 +13.3 4,844 4,939 4,886 4,277
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,937 10,304 10,123 10,351 +6.1 +1.8 +5.7 10,916 10,240 9,914 10,324
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,263 7,356 6,945 6,479 -1.3 +5.9 +12.1 7.461 7,521 7,109 6,646
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,743 16,393 16,513 15,927 +2.1 -0.7 +5.1 15,931 16,581 16,731 15,135

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,673 13,640 13,851 13,409 +0.2 -1.5 +2.0 12,953 14,409 14,182 12,700
Consumer staples................ 42,582 42,255 40,919 38,798 +0.8 +3.3 +9.8 41.302 43.112 40,659 37,647
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 34,797 35,890 34,562 31,340 -3.0 +3.8 +11.0 33,881 38,767 33,658 30,460
Automotive equipment............ 19,775 19,909 19,305 18,794 -0.7 +3.1 +5.2 21,399 22,012 20,823 20,320
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,959 16,718 16,823 15,734 +1.4 -0.6 +7.8 17,759 17,059 15,897 16,451
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 86,815 86,153 83,453 77,841 +0.8 +3.2 +11.5 88,515 90,038 85,303 79,137

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 39,397 41,202 39,215 36,336 -4.4 +5.1 +8.4 38,081 44,074 38,484 35,126
Nondefense.................... 30,928 31,705 30,715 27,476 -2.5 +3.2 +12.6 29,935 33,938 29,929 26,564
Defense....................... 8,469 9,497 8,500 8,860 -10.8 +11.7 -4.4 8,146 10,136 8,555 8,562

Household durable goods
Industries..................... 6,502 6,497 6,618 6.259 +0.1 -1.8 +3.9 6,249 6.974 6,537 6,009


463,392 420,242


445,149
360,055
20,004
43,166
19,145
3,242

20,779
46,490
77.497
5,295

9,898
3,154
19,233
76,832


9,135
6,010
3,792
24,675
18,920
14,300
114,124
73,576
33,092

3,173
22,064

15,170
6,238


409,990
326,036
19,497
34,303
14,433
3,263

16,607
45,124
66,326
4,649

7,963
2,889
15,933
70,156


8,642
6,008
3,839
23,093
15,685
12,889
112,167
73,208
32,123

3,096
19,980

13,475
5,872


44,972 42,437


397,325
103,337
115,504
15,915
14,669
54,378
5,603
18,554

11.427
43,632
19,911
9,202
14,519
80,248

22,600
26,336
19,026
41,244
28.414


365,470
94,206
106,793
15,279
13,607
48,798
4,971
18,116

11,085
38,094
16,413
8,064
13,617
70,222

20,279
23,474
16,504
40,000
26,017


64,126 61,257


53,528 51,630
163,276 150,968

135,367 119,939
81,969 81,101

64,768 61,648

343,566 310,174


154,160 138,881
119,818 104,125
34,342 34,756


25,521 24,060


See footnotes at end of table 2.








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

(Milliops of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

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

All manufacturing industries 218,675 216,013 212,641 200,688 +1.2 +1.6 +9.0 218,749 229,375 216,702 200,818 865,183 787,053

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 122,092 120,402 119,620 111,659 +1.4 +0.7 +9.3 120,434 129,750 122,368 110,404 486,101 431,835

Durable goods industries.......... 116,437 115,252 114,319 107,137 +1.0 +0.8 +8.7 117.156 125,609 117,343 108,067 467,419 419.426
With unfilled orders............ 95,401 94,517 93,771 87,127 +0.9 +0.8 +9.5 94,218 103,087 96,108 86,311 382,325 335,472
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,110 5,186 5,170 5,006 -1.5 +0.3 +2.1 5,344 5,302 4,982 5,223 20,101 19,643
33 Primary metals.................. 10,905 10,936 10,377 9.248 -0.3 +5.4 +17.9 11,139 12,102 11,594 9,619 45,707 36,857
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,440 4,594 4,318 4,228 -3.4 +6.4 +5.0 4,586 5,106 5,236 4,517 19,646 16,458
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 835 897 855 775 -6.9 +4.9 +7.7 886 932 885 819 3,549 3,243
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 5,630 5,445 5,204 4,245 +3.4 +4.6 +32.6 5,667 6,064 5,473 4,283 22,512 17,156
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,905 11,744 11,758 11,218 +1.4 -0.1 +6.1 12,040 12,357 11,943 11,347 46,557 44,994
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 20,099 20,216 19,720 17,733 -0.6 +2.5 +13.3 20,322 21,814 20,001 17,891 79,772 67,731
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,243 1,144 1,175 1,314 +8.7 -2.6 -5.4 1,256 1,218 1,184 1,302 4,669 4,461
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,481 2,784 2,495 2,155 -10.9 +11.6 +15.1 2,601 2,870 2,502 2,236 10,150 8,041
354 Metalworking machinery........ 998 963 963 735 +3.6 0.0 +35.8 976 1,094 954 725 3,747 2,916
357 Office and computing machines. 5,309 5,340 5,347 4,913 -0.6 -0.1 +8.1 4,865 5,683 5,222 4,576 19,717 16,442
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,488 18,707 19,452 19,730 +4.2 -3.8 -1.2 18,450 21,539 19,692 18,647 79,036 70,336
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,273 2,337 2,371 2,244 -2.7 -1.4 +1.3 2,187 2,595 2,427 2,160 9,349 8,788
363 Household appliances.......... 1,511 1,581 1,530 1,560 -4.4 +3.3 -3.1 1,477 1,614 1,434 1,533 6,030 5,988
365 Radio and TV................... 881 1,013 1,036 985 -13.0 -2.2 -10.6 728 1,041 989 828 3,644 3,692
366 Communication equipment....... 6,295 5,018 5,621 7,386 +25.4 -10.7 -14.8 5,453 6,853 5,625 6,533 24,696 22,930
367 Electronic components......... 4,852 4,824 5,237 4,065 +0.6 -7.9 +19.4 5,181 5,522 5,557 4,345 20,873 16,045
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,676 3,934 3,657 3,490 -6.6 +7.6 +5.3 3,424 3,914 3,660 3,248 14,444 12,893
37 Transportation equipment........ 31,403 31,376 30,525 28,286 +0.1 +2.8 +11.0 31,916 34,684 32,096 29,025 128,112 115,917
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 11,464 11,752 11,600 9,433 -2.5 +1.3 +21.5 10,443 12,274 11,500 8,774 45,557 34,804
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles ................ 1,115 884 835 1,115 +26.1 +5.9 0.0 1,185 1,454 650 1,167 4,627 3,759
38 Instruments and related products 5,866 5,702 5,494 5,216 +2.9 +3.8 +12.5 5,668 6,007 5,445 5,046 22,283 20,305
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,988 3,848 3,785 3,473 +3.6 +1.7 +14.8 3,880 4,094 3,785 3,376 15,382 13,638
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,661 11,385 11,823 10,700 +2.4 -3.7 +9.0 12,277 11,804 11,590 11,269 45,851 43,643

Nondurable goods industries....... 102,238 100,761 98,322 93,551 +1.5 +2.5 +9.3 101,593 103,766 99,359 92,751 397,764 367,627
With unfilled orders............ 26,691 25,885 25,849 24,532 +3.1 +0.1 +8.8 26,216 26,663 26,260 24,093 103,776 96,363

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,651 13,675 14,179 13,397 -0.2 -3.6 +1.9 12,979 14,422 14,664 12,760 54,415 52,936
Consumer staples................ 42,550 42,278 41,081 38,812 +0.6 +2.9 +9.6 41,271 43,120 40,852 37,653 163,415 150,965
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .............. 36,218 37,243 37,892 33,816 -2.8 -1.7 +7.1 34,461 41,639 37,577 32,384 147,468 123,287
Automotive equipment............ 19,827 19,848 19,122 18,841 -0.1 +3.8 +5.2 21,371 22,043 20,820 20,261 81,945 81,485
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,905 16,627 16,840 15,677 +1.7 -1.3 +7.8 17,708 17,063 16,129 16,410 65,004 61,663
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 89,524 86,342 83,521 80,145 +3.7 +3.4 +11.7 90,959 91,088 86,660 81,350 352,936 316,717

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 43,122 42,279 42,320 39,809 +2.0 -0.1 +8.3 40,777 46,604 42,177 37,829 170,429 143,606
Nondefense.................... 33,105 32,475 33,764 28,534 +1.9 -3.8 +16.0 32,305 34,359 33,883 27,803 130,919 107,633
Defense....................... 10,017 9,804 8,556 11,275 +2.2 +14.6 -11.2 8,472 12,245 8,294 10,026 39,510 35,973

Household durable goods
industries ................. 6,493 6,577 6,983 6,180 -1.3 -5.8 +5.1 6,275 6,990 6,923 5,975 26,219 24.898

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







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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Indus ry End of month Percent change End of month
sic Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r Apr.P Mar.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1988 1987

All manufacturing industries............ 418,076 414,002 412,554 377,303 +1.0 +0.4 +10.8 423,123 420,183 416,205 382,003

Durable goods industries...................... 404,546 400,395 398,907 364,406 +1.0 +0.4 +11.0 409,415 406,389 402,448 368,972
32 Stone, clay. and glass products............. 2,488 2,478 2,527 2,495 +0.4 -1.9 -0.3 2,564 2,594 2,608 2,576
33 Primary metals.............................. 22,601 22,371 22,325 17,987 +1.0 +0.2 +25.7 24,146 24,209 23,670 19,281
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 11,265 11,526 11,770 9,887 -2.3 -2.1 +13.9 12,380 12,758 12,746 10,876
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 3,151 3,114 3,040 2,613 +1.2 +2.4 +20.6 3,205 3,158 3.101 2,656
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,185 7,731 7,515 5,487 +5.9 +2.9 +49.2 8,561 8,293 7,823 5,749
34 Fabricated metal products................... 19,386 19,371 19,485 18,530 +0.1 -0.6 +4.6 19,417 19,469 19,518 18,567
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 59,015 58,585 58,592 55,777 +0.7 0.0 +5.8 59,190 58,608 58,909 55,963
351 Engines and turbines...................... 14,216 14,236 14,477 14,476 -0.1 -1.7 -1.8 14,059 14,160 14,478 14,317
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 5,081 5,118 4,892 4,365 -0.7 +4.6 +16.4 5,137 5,213 4,996 4,413
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,576 3,368 3,205 3,127 +6.2 +5.1 +14.4 3,530 3,283 3,125 3,082
357 Office and computing machines............. 18,658 18,540 18,895 19,013 +0.6 -1.9 -1.9 18,751 18,314 18,947 19,142
36 Electrical machinery........................ 96,042 96,126 97,094 91,863 -0.1 -1.0 +4.5 97,008 97,361 96,890 92,750
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,656 5,641 5,556 5,438 +0.3 +1.5 +4.0 5,688 5,682 5,606 5,474
363 Household appliances...................... 226 264 290 249 -14.4 -9.0 -9.2 219 252 271 243
365 Radio and TV.............................. 212 306 308 216 -30.7 -0.6 -1.9 212 306 308 216
366 Communication equipment................... 68,979 69,058 70,456 68,536 -0.1 -2.0 +0.6 69,586 70,160 70,459 69,123
367 Electronic components..................... 18,943 18,837 18,540 15,700 +0.6 +1.6 +20.7 19,303 19,001 18,338 15,991
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 2,026 2,020 1,944 1,724 +0.3 +3.9 +17.5 2,000 1,960 1,908 1,703
37 Transportation equipment.................... 189,380 185,875 183,435 163,358 +1.9 +1.3 +15.9 191,559 188,861 185,626 165,539
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 164,115 161,023 158,650 139,761 +1.9 +1.5 +17.4 165,702 163,407 160,901 141,407
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 19,350 19,020 18,899 17,678 +1.7 +0.6 +9.5 19,732 19,332 18,641 18,009
38 Instruments and related products............ 9,136 9,163 9,153 8,497 -0.3 +0.1 +7.5 9,140 9,158 9,145 8,500
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 8,258 8,269 8,266 7,567 -0.1 0.0 +9.1 8,258 8,269 8,266 7,567
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 6,498 6,426 6,296 5,899 +1.1 +2.1 +10.2 6,391 6,129 6,082 5,796

Nondurable goods industries................... 13,530 13,607 13,647 12,897 -0.6 -0.3 +4.9 13,708 13,794 13,757 13,031

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 4,990 5,012 4,977 4,625 -0.4 +0.7 +7.9 5,011 4,985 4,972 4,638
Consumer staples............................ 783 815 792 721 -3.9 +2.9 +8.6 834 865 857 760
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 260,454 259,033 257,680 238,511 +0.5 +0.5 +9.2 263,262 262,682 259,810 241,335
Automotive equipment........................ 5,391 5,339 5,400 5,684 +1.0 -1.1 -5.2 5,601 5,629 5,598 5,888
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 10,381 10,435 10,526 9,996 -0.5 -0.9 +3.9 10,481 10,532 10,528 10,103
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 136,077 133,368 133,179 117,766 +2.0 +0.1 +15.5 137,934 135,490 134,440 119,279

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 321,992 318,267 317,190 291,296 +1.2 +0.3 +10.5 324,727 322,031 319,501 294,039
Nondefense................................ 156,431 154,254 153,484 130,349 +1.4 +0.5 +20.0 156,590 154,220 153,799 130,528
Defense................................... 165,561 164,013 163,706 160,947 +0.9 +0.2 +2.9 168,137 167,811 165,702 163,511

Household durable goods
industries................................. 4,061 4,070 3,990 3,826 -0.2 +2.0 +6.1 4,031 4,005 3,989 3,798

See footnotes at end of table 2.







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

(NMillions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Industry End of month Percent change End of month
SIC Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r Apr.P Mar.r 88/87 1 1988 1988r 1988 1987

All manufacturing industries............ 340,978 339,545 338,552 320,670 +0.4 +0.3 +6.3 343,397 340,352 339,758 322,978


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 232.296 230.768 230,112


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


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

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


Durable goods industries...................... 221,793 220,730 220,318
With unfilled orders........................ 203,767 202,629 202,129
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,030 7,010 7,133
Primary metals.............................. 18,223 18,202 18,188
Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 8,540 8,467 8,453
Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,236 1,258 1,258
Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,447 8,477 8,477
Fabricated metal products................... 22,483 22,283 22,468
Machinery, except electrical................ 42,734 42,523 42,104
Engines and turbines...................... 2,952 2,937 2,924
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 6,923 6,843 6,711
Hetalvorking machinery.................... 2,874 2,898 2,797
Office and computing machines............. 10,130 10,150 10,108
Electrical machinery........................ 40,176 40,134 40,326
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ..................... 4,943 4,925 4,930
Household appliances...................... 2,808 2,790 2,856
Radio and TV.............................. 1,632 1,625 1,668
Communication equipment................... 16,364 16,366 16,515
Electronic components..................... 8,629 8,593 8,560
Other electrical machinery................ 5,800 5,835 5,797
Transportation equipment......;............. 60,027 59,501 59,018
Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,507 11,536 11,669
Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 44,484 43,902 43,450
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,201 2,222 2,155
Instruments and related products............ 12,920 12,847 12,863
Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,281 9,263 9,230
Photographic goods........................ 3,060 2,985 3,018

All other durable goods..................... 18,200 18,230 18,218


Nondurable goods industries................... 119,185 118,815 118,234
With unfilled orders........................ 28,529 28,139 27,983
20 Food and kindred products................... 24,789 24,775 24,713
202 Dairy products............................ 2,165 2,293 2,424
208 Beverages................................. 4,224 4,241 4,235
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,439 14,369 14,333
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,673 5,641 5,608
22 Textile mill products........................ 6,987 6,920 6,959
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 3,850 3,839 3,844
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,529 11,450 11,501
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,358 4,300 4,347
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,112 3,033 3,006
264 All other paper products.................. 4,059 4,117 4,148
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 28,606 28,846 28,815
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 8,460 8,603 8,670
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,481 9,603 9,439
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,881 6,861 6,854
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 10,705 10,548 10,301
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,477 9,523 9,531
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 21,419 21,112 20,806

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 27,064 27,095 27,151
Consumer staples............................ 43,311 43,306 43,029
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 97,816 97,420 96,395
Automotive equipment........................ 13,969 13,988 14,123
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 24,718 24,573 24,734
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 134,100 133,163 133,120


217,851 +0.7

208,684 +0.5
191,548 +0.6
6,994 +0.3
16,539 +0.1
7,370 +0.9
1,164 -1.7

8,005 -0.4
21,380 +0.9
41,171 +0.5
2,835 +0.5

6,673 +1.2
2,948 -0.8
9,604 -0.2
39,120 +0.1


4,987 +0.4
2,725 +0.6
1,729 +0.4
16,247 0.0
7,708 +0.4
5,724 -0.6
53,785 +0.9
11,079 -0.3
38,831 +1.3


+0.3 +6.6 234,035 230,984


+6.3
+6.4
+0.5
+10.2
+15.9
+6.2


223,512 221,463
205,049 202,653
7,200 7,177
18,282 18,082
8,378 8,207
1,305 1,322


+5.5 8,599 8,553
+5.2 22,805 22,468
+3.8 43,153 42,711
+4.1 2,956 2,904

+3.7 6,958 6,915
-2.5 2,914 2,919
+5.5 10,292 10,054
+2.7 40,542 40,120


5,002 4,921
3,005 2,908
1,658 1,541
16,395 16,363
8,612 8,557
5,870 5,830
60,114 59,618
11,579 11,711
44,527 43,824


2,144 -0.9 +3.1 +2.7 2,216 2,208
12,475 +0.6 -0.1 +3.6 13,007 12,794

8,971 +0.2 +0.4 +3.5 9,290 9,246
2,882 +2.5 -1.1 +6.2 3,127 2,954


17,220 -0.2

111,986 +0.3
26,303 +1.4
23,865 +0.1
2,126 -5.6
4,602 -0.4
13,910 +0.5
5,689 +0.6
6,840 +1.0

3,802 +0.3
10,790 +0.7
4,157 +1.3
2,716 +2.6
3,917 -1.4
26,875 -0.8

8,085 -1.7
8,702 -1.3
6,381 +0.3
10,278 +1.5
8,600 -0.5

19,049 +1.5


25,611 -0.1
41,570 0.0

92,230 +0.4
13,469 -0.1

22,975 +0.6

124,815 +0.7


Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 113,944 113,175 112,299 106,661 +0.7
Nondefense................................ 76,406 75,870 74,994 71,897 +0.7
Defense................................... 37,538 37,305 37,305 34,764 +0.6

Household durable goods
industries................................. 13,304 13,390 13,540 13,179 -0.6


229,762 219,526

220,870 210,363
201,833 192,803
7,236 7,167
18,085 16,610
8,294 7,230
1,292 1,228

8,499 8,152
22,505 21,692
42,364 41,558
2,892 2,832

6,794 6,715
2,805 2,989
10,081 9,747
40,088 39,474


4,921 5,043
2,889 2,916
1,584 1,750
16,479 16,278
8,516 7,694
5,699 5,793
59,156 53,887
12,020 11,150
43,184 38,889

2,130 2,160
12,780 12,563

9,174 8,986
3,003 2,943


+0.1 +5.7 18,409 18,493. 18,656 17,412

+0.5 +6.4 119,885 118,889 118,888 112,615
+0.6 +8.5 28,986 28,331 27,929 26,723
+0.3 +3.9 24,298 24,214 24,885 23,383
-5.4 +1.8 2,204 2,272 2,376 2,166
+0.1 -8.2 4,342 4,306 4,328 4,737
+0.3 +3.8 13,703 13,717 14,278 13,187
+0.6 -0.3 5,798 5,846 5,983 5,812
-0.6 +2.1 7,166 7,029 6,979 7,005

-0.1 +1.3 3,969 3,920 3,885 3,911
-0.4 +6.8 11,772 11,619 11,574 11,017
-1.1 +4.8 4,435 4,397 4,431 4,230
+0.9 +14.6 3,177 3,103 3,057 2,774
-0.7 +3.6 4,160 4,119 4,086 4,013
+0.1 +6.4 28,791 29,023 29,029 27,043

-0.8 +4.6 8,460 8,603 8,670 8,085
+1.7 +9.0 9,566 9,557 9,389 8,784
+0.1 +7.8 7,012 6,938 6,938 6,501
+2.4 +4.2 10,502 10,355 10,290 10,104
-0.1 +10.2 9,759 9,793 9,662 8,868

+1.5 +12.4 21,799 21,010 20,486 19,383


-0.2 +5.7 27,655 27,016 26,942 26,154
+0.6 +4.2 43,065 42,965 43,423 41,337

+1.1 +6.1 98,260 97,622 96,613 92,693
-1.0 +3.7 14,078 14,274 14,587 13,573

-0.7 +7.6 25,248 25,091 25,157 23,469

0.0 +7.4 135,091 133,384 133,036 125,752


+0.8 +6.8 114,570 113,115 111,983 107,272
+1.2 +6.3 76,875 75,711 74,924 72,364
0.0 +8.0 37,695 37,404 37,059 34,908


-1.1 +0.9 13,551 13,362 13,543 13,418


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 Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Mar.- I Feb.- Apr.- Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r Apr.P Mar.r 88/87 1988P 1988r 1988 1987

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


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


All other nondurable goods................... 8,543 8,385 8,324 7,465 +1.9


liminary.


All manufacturing industries............ 109,282 108,579 107,585 103,197 +0.6

Durable goods industries...................... 62.069 61.692 61,167 59,619 +0.6
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,277 2,257 2,297 2,221 +0.9
Primary metals.............................. 5,791 5,786 5,631 5,365 +0.1
Fabricated metal products................... 7,853 7,784 7,865 7,331 +0.9
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,417 12,333 12,252 11,690 +0.7
Electrical machinery........................ 10,596 10,525 10,515 10,392 +0.7
Transportation equipment.................... 11,876 11,817 11,474 12,088 +0.5
Instruments and related products............ 4,392 4,333 4,332 4,110 +1.4

All other durable goods..................... 6,867 6,857 6,801 6,422 +0.1

Nondurable goods industries................... 47,213 46,887 46,418 43,578 +0.7
Food and kindred products................... 9,517 9,475 9,400 8,921 +0.4
Tobacco products............................ 4,444 4,463 4,426 4,787 -0.4
Textile mill products....................... 2,020 2,003 1,998 1,833 +0.8
Paper and allied products................... 6,255 6,191 6,164 5,592 +1.0
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,740 9,713 9,708 8,996 +0.3
Petroleum and coal products................. 3,202 3,246 3,055 3,023 -1.4
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,782 3,739 3,680 3,220 +1.2

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,253 8,057 7,987 7,206 +2.4

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 122,628 121,816 121,697 113,442 +0.7

Durable goods industries...................... 103,673 102,888 103,103 95,605 +0.8
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,114 1,104 1,098 988 +0.9
Primary metals.............................. 7,325 7,171 7,303 6,373 +2.1
Fabricated metal products................... 7,964 7,875 7,954 7,587 +1.1
Machinery, except electrical................ 16,860 16,793 16,609 16,767 +0.4
Electrical machinery........................ 20,471 20,431 20,618 20,050 +0.2
Transportation equipment.................... 41,310 40,858 40,793 35,403 +1.1
Instruments and related products............ 4,904 4,865 4,899 4,796 +0.8

All other durable goods..................... 3,725 3,791 3.829 3,641 -1.7

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,955 18,928 18,594 17,837 +0.1
Food and kindred products................... 2,427 2,356 2,371 2,407 +3.0
Tobacco products............................ 244 227 253 120 +7.5
Textile mill products....................... 2,148 2,131 2,156 2,120 +0.8
Paper and allied products................... 1,299 1,273 1,304 1,248 +2.0
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,311 4,399 4,242 4,046 -2.0
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,402 2,349 2,243 2,158 +2.3
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,501 1,523 1,530 1,360 -1.4

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,623 4,670 4,495 4,378 -1.0

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 109,068 109,150 109,270 104,031 -0.1

Durable goods industries...................... 56,051 56,150 56,048 53,460 -0.2
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,639 3,649 3,738 3,785 -0.3
Primary metals.............................. 5,107 5,245 5,254 4,801 -2.6
Fabricated metal products................... 6,666 6,624 6,649 6,462 +0.6
Machinery, except electrical................ 13,457 13,397 13,243 12,714 +0.4
Electrical machinery........................ 9,109 9,178 9,193 8,678 -0.8
Transportation equipment .................... 6,841 6,826 6,751 6,294 +0.2
Instruments and related products............ 3,624 3,649 3,632 3,569 -0.7

All other durable goods..................... 7,608 7,582 7,588 7,157 +0.3

Nondurable goods industries................... 53,017 53,000 53,222 50,571 0.0
Food and kindred products................... 12,845 12,944 12,942 12,537 -0.8
Tobacco products............................ 985 951 929 782 +3.6
Textile mill products....................... 2,819 2,786 2,805 2,887 +1.2
Paper and allied products................... 3,975 3,986 4,033 3,950 -0.3
Chemicals and allied products............... 14,555 14,734 14,865 13,833 -1.2
Petroleum and coal products................. 5,101 4,953 5,003 5,097 +3.0
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,194 4,261 4,321 4,020 -1.6


rRevised.


+0.9 +5.9 109,486 108,686 107,983 103.502

+0.9 +4.1 61,864 61,404 61,098 59,550
-1.7 +2.5 2,279 2,254 2,297 2,222
+2.8 +7.9 5,558 5,538 5,558 5,150
-1.0 +7.1 7,867 7,743 7,808 7,348
+0.7 +6.2 12.433 12,342 12,243 11,718
+0.1 +2.0 10,692 10,564 10,473 10,484
+3.0 -1.8 11,918 11,816 11,517 12,221
0.0 +6.9 4,404 4,328 4,307 4,128

+0.8 +6.9 6,713 6,819 6,895 6,279

+1.0 +8.3 47,622 47,282 46,885 43,952
+0.8 +6.7 9,641 9,458 9,583 9,035
+0.8 -7.2 4,466 4,623 4.713 4,823
+0.3 +10.2 2,103 2,066 2,019 1,904
+0.4 +11.9 6,345 6,305 6,227 5,667
+0.1 +8.3 9,733 9,708 9,655 8,992
+6.3 +5.9 3,185 3,241 3,067 3,016
+1.6 +17.5 3,810 3,778 3.684 3.250

+0.9 +14.5 8,339 8,103 7,937 7,265



+0.1 +8.1 123,171 122,267 121,871 113,847

-0.2 +8.4 104,088 103,274 103,176 95,891
+0.5 +12.8 1,138 1,143 1,127 1,009
-1.8 +14.9 7,428 7,251 7,288 6,474
-1.0 +5.0 8,081 7,958 7,944 7,697
+1.1 +0.6 17,017 16,989 16,729 16,912
-0.9 +2.1 20,412 20,280 20,514 20,003
+0.2 +16.7 41,331 40,977 40,863 35,303
-0.7 +2.3 4,947 4,869 4,837 4,835

-1.0 +2.3 3,734 3,807 3,874 3,658

+1.8 +6.3 19,083 18,993 18.695 17,956
-0.6 +0.8 2,415 2,389 2,419 2,396
-10.3 +103.3 242 226 253 120
-1.2 +1.3 2,170 2,160 2,164 2,139
-2.4 +4.1 1,292 1,259 1,280 1,240
+3.7 +6.5 4,295 4,322 4,236 4,030
+4.7 +11.3 2,389 2,346 2,251 2,153
-0.5 +10.4 1,494 1,527 1,535 1,340

+3.9 +5.6 4,786 4,764 4,557 4,538



-0.1 +4.8 110,740 109,399 109,904 105,629

+0.2 +4.8 57,560 56,785 56,596 54,922
-2.4 -3.9 3,783 3,780 3,812 3,936
-0.2 +6.4 5,296 5,293 5,239 4,986
-0.4 +3.2 6,857 6,767 6,753 6,647
+1.2 +5.8 13,703 13,380 13,392 12,928
-0.2 +5.0 9,438 9,276 9,101 8,987
+1.1 +8.7 6,865 6,825 6,776 6,363
+0.5 +1.5 3,656 3,597 3,636 3,600

-0.1 +6.3 7,962 7,867 7,887 7,475

-0.4 +4.8 53,180 52,614 53,308 50,707
0.0 +2.5 12,242 12,367 12,883 11,952
+2.4 +26.0 1,090 997 1,017 869
-0.7 -2.4 2,893 2,803 2,796 2,962
-1.2 +0.6 4,135 4,055 4,067 4,110
-0.9 +5.2 14,763 14,993 15,138 14,021
-1.0 +0.1 4.928 4,768 4,972 4,935
-1.4 +4.3 4,455 4,488 4,443 4,278

+0.7 +14.4 8,674 8,143 7,992 7,580


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

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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio1

Industry
Sic Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr. Apr. Mar. Feb. Apr.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r

All manufacturing industries............. 1.59 1.58 1.62 1.64 3.54 3.48 3.56 3.53

Durable goods industries....................... 1.98 1.94 1.99 2.03 4.43 4.30 4.43 4.40
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.38 1.34 1.38 1.40 0.54 0.52 0.53 0.54
33 Primary metals ............................... 1.71 1.67 1.77 1.92 2.12 2.05 2.17 2.09
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.89 1.88 1.92 1.89 1.81 1.80 1.84 1.82
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.17 2.10 2.14 2.41 3.19 3.07 3.17 3.45
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.05 2.04 2.07 2.16 4.91 4.89 4.98 5.07
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.15 2.06 2.18 2.01 12.04 11.21 12.06 10.95
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.19 2.26 2.32 2.42 1.55 1.61 1.65 1.65

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.16 1.18 1.20 1.20 0.51 0.52 0.53 0.54
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.83 0.84 0.85 0.87 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 4.21 2.87 4.10 4.92 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.43 1.47 1.48 1.46 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.05 1.07 1.08 1.14 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.41 1.45 1.51 1.54 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.98 1.02 1.02 0.99 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.30 1.29 1.37 1.33 (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 Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr. Year All Apr.
Industryago Aprs. 1987- ago Aprs. 1987- ago Aprts. 1987- ago Aprs. 1987-
SIC Apr. 1983- Mar. Apr. 1983- Mar. Apr. 1983- Mar. Apr. 1983- Mar.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

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

Durable goods industries............... 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 1.9 0.4 0.2
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 0.1 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.9 0.5 0.1 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.3
33 Primary metals....................... 0.4 0,6 0.7 0.1 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.7 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 2.5 0.8 0.9 3.9 1.1 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 1.9 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.0 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1

Nondurable goods industries......... ... 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.7 0.7 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.8 0.6 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.2 0.0 0.2 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.6 0.4 0.2
22 Textile mill products................ 2.1 1.3 0.8 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.8 0.5 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.7 1.3 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.4 0.2
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.7 0.6 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.5 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 1.8 0.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.4 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.1 1.4 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.3 0.2

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 1.7 0.6 0.6 2.6 1.0 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.0 0.6 0.3 0.0 3.0 1.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 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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