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oo, 198 Manufacturers' Shipments,

o\- Inventories, and Orders

e August 1988
U.S. Departm M3-1-(88)-8
BUREAU OF TH For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.D.T. Monday, October 3, 1988

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


Suimnary
New orders for manufactured goods in August increased
$6.8 billion or 3.1 percent to $226.6 billion following a
3.6 percent decline in July. Orders since the beginning of
the year have averaged $217.7 billion per month, 7.8 percent
above the $201.9 billion average for 1987. All of the
August increase in orders was in durable goods as
nondurables were virtually unchanged from July.
Shipments of manufactured goods in August increased
$4.6 billion or 2.1 percent to $221.3 billion. The
shipments increase was also concentrated in durable goods,
as nondurables showed a 0.3 percent decline.
Unfilled orders in August increased $5.3 billion or 1.2
percent to $451.9 billion, continuing the upward trend which
began in March 1987. The last time unfilled orders had an
extended upward trend was December 1982 through May 1984.
Inventories in August increased $1.8 billion or 0.5
percent to $345.6 billion, continuing an upward trend which
began in April 1987. The inventory to shipments ratio in
August was 1.56, down from 1.59 in July.
New Orders
New orders for durable goods in August were up $6.9
billion or 5.9 percent to $123.0 billion. Most of the
increase was in transportation equipment, up $5.6 billion;
motor vehicles and parts were up $3.0 billion and aircraft
and parts up $1.6 billion. The rest of the increase in
durable orders was in non-electrical machinery, up $1.4
billion or 6.3 percent to $22.8 billion; the specific
categories showed widespread increases. The rest of the
major industries showed a mixed pattern of change.
New orders for nondurable goods in total were flat at
$103.6 billion with increases in rubber and plastics, paper
and tobacco offsetting declines in chemicals, petroleum,
textiles, and apparel.
Shipments
Shipments of durable goods in August were up $4.9
billion or 4.3 percent to $118.0 billion. About two-thirds
of the increase was in transportation equipment, where motor
vehicles and parts were up $3.0 billion or 18.6 percent; in
July this industry declined 10.8 percent.


Nonelectrical machinery snipments increased $0.8
billion or 4.1 percent from July to $21.6 billion;
nonelectrical machinery shipments have shown a strong upward
trend since November, averaging nearly 2.0 percent per month
increases. Most of the other major durable goods industries
showed smaller increases in August.
Shipments of nondurables were down $0.3 billion or 0.3
percent to $103.3 bil.lion. The pattern of change within the
specific categories was mixed; the largest decreases were in
chemicals and apparel, and the largest increases in rubber
and plastics, tobacco, and printing.
Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders for durable goods increased $5.0
billion or 1.2 percent to $431.1 billion. Most of the
increase was in transportation equipment and the rest in
nonelectrical machinery. Transportation was up $4.1 billion
or 2.1 percent to $198.1 billion, with virtually all
categories showing gains. Nonelectrical machinery increased
$1.2 billion or 2.0 percent to $58.7 billion. Several of
the other major industries showed small declines. Unfilled
orders for nondurables increased $0.4 billion or 1.8 percent
to $20.7 billion.
Inventories
About half of the $1.8 billion increase in inventories
in August was in durable goods, up $0.9 billion or 0.4
percent to $226.4 billion. Most of the major industries
increased, although transportation equipment declined 1.2
percent. In nondurables, inventories increased $0.8 billion
or 0.7 percent to $119.2 billion; the largest increase was
in chemicals.
By stage of fabrication, materials and supplies
increased 1.1 percent and finished goods 0.8 percent; work
in process was down 0.2 percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for September is scheduled for October 25, 1988 at
8:30 a.m. and the full report on November 2, 1988 at 10:00
a.m.


Address Ilnqure concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, DC 20233
or call Ruth Runyam 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


CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS









Table 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES AMD SUPPL.EmETARY SEI LES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted'

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent lear to date
Industry change
SIC Aug. July June July- June- May- Aug. J.LP June rh Aug;
Code 1988P 1988' 1988 Ag.P July' June 1988P I988 a88 98 88/87P 1988P 1987r

All manufacturing Industries 221,288 :16,698 218,881 *..l -1.0 *l.- 2104,a95 99,670 232.773 195,790 *10.6 ).698,257 1,556,793


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 122,836 119,557 120,912 +2.7 -1.1 +1.3 119,754 108,677 179,358 107,082

Durable goods Industries.......... 118,035 113,122 116,522 +4.3 -2.9 +1.5 112,631 101,393 126,159 100,132
With unfilled orders............ 96,710 93,594 95,203 +3.3 -1.7 +1.7 93,176 84,419 :02,899 82,477
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,427 5,115 5,305 +6.1 -3.6 -0.1 5,657 4,999 5,767 5,124
33 Primary metals.................. 11,958 11,667 12,201 +2.5 -4.4 +5.4 11,925 10,728 12,922 9,709
331 Blant furnaces, steel mills... 5,106 5.032 5,160 +1.5 -2.5 +2.0 5,004 4,641 5,577 4,288
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 872 810 865 +7.7 -6.4 -4.0 881 715 930 841
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals ...................... 5,980 5,825 6,176 +2.7 -5.7 +10.0 6,040 5,372 6,415 4,580
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,857 11,519 12,398 +2.9 -7.1 +2.6 11,880 10,832 13,338 11,057
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 21,595 20,749 21,003 +4.1 -1.2 +3.2 19,603 18,553 23,727 16,574
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,496 1,286 1,276 +16.3 +0.8 -1.4 1,362 1,117 1,376 1.156
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,562 2,605 2,501 -1.7 +4.2 +0.8 2,306 2,727 2,668 2,058
354 Metalworking machinery........ 1,051 990 917 +6.2 +8.0 -4.6 904 817 1,005 671
357 Office and computing machines. 5,899 5,779 5,895 +2.1 -2.0 +4.3 5,250 4,533 7,301 4,607
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,100 19,019 18,742 +0.4 +1.5 -0.8 18,773 16,961 20,102 17,610
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,291 2,296 2,252 -0.2 +2.0 -0.8 2,227 2,021 2,434 2,078
363 Household appliances.......... 1,549 1,482 1,478 +4.5 +0.3 -3.0 1,626 1,458 1,679 1,561
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,071 895 850 +19.7 +5.3 -15.0 1,060 773 924 957
366 Commnication equipment....... 6,113 6,296 6,297 -2.9 0.0 +4.3 5,933 5,416 6,825 5,843
367 Electronic components......... 4,648 4,772 4,615 -2.6 +3.4 +2.4 4,602 4,420 4,818 4,085
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,428 3,278 3,250 +4.6 +0.9 -8.3 3,325 2,873 3,422 3,086
37 Transportation equipment........ 30,734 27,252 29,264 +12.8 -6.9 +0.4 27,136 22,550 31,388 22,850
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 19,429 16,380 18,368 +18.6 -10.8 0.0 16,623 12,605 19,733 13,438
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,223 8,934 8,774 +3.2 +1.8 +0.9 8,.74 8,083 9,447 7,532
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 804 833 824 -3.5 +1.1 -5.7 815 799 849 840
38 Instruments and related products 6.146 6,293 6,075 -2.3 +3.6 +2.1 5,995 5,895 6,590 5,440
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,223 4,280 4,059 -1.3 +5.4 +1.8 4,181 3,956 4,375 3,710
386 Photographic goods............ 1,773 1,849 1,848 -4.1 +0.1 +2.2 1,667 1,782 2,040 1,538
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,218 11,508 11.534 -2.5 -0.2 +0.8 11,662 10,875 12,325 11,768

Nondurable goods industries....... 103,253 103,576 102,359 -0.3 +1.2 +1.3 103,864 98,277 106,614 95,658
With unfilled orders............ 26,126 25,963 25,709 +0.6 +1.0 -0.3 26,578 24,258 26,459 24,605
20 Food and kindred products....... 30,477 30,484 30,061 0.0 +1.4 +3.1 30,095 29,479 31,036 26,917
202 Dairy products................ 4,092 4,067 4,094 +0.6 -0.7 +3.6 4,092 4,115 4,297 3,983
208 Beverages..................... 4,026 4,000 3,997 +0.6 +0.1 +2.1 4,308 4,.278 4,516 3,958
203-6,9 All other foods............... 14,293 14,199 13,849 +0.7 +2.5 +2.9 13,435 12,869 13,935 11,298
21 Tobacco products................ 1,827 1,663 1,647 +9.9 +1.0 -21.4 1,772 1,275 2,192 1,591
22 Textile mill products........... 4,729 4,919 4,999 -3.9 -1.6 +1.8 4,938 4,256 5,419 5,092
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,996 2,995 3,040 0.0 -1.5 -2.5 3,056 2.472 3,294 3,111
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,550 10,485 10.356 +0.6 +1.2 +0.7 10,641 10,076 10,859 9,324
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,716 4,703 4,547 +0.3 +3.4 +0.5 4,719 4.519 4,662 3,969
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,599 2,564 2,595 +1.4 -1.2 +2.1 2,651 2,451 2,763 2,287
264 All other paper products...... 3,235 3,218 3,214 +0.5 +0.1 0.0 3,271 3,106 3,434 3,068
28 Chemicals and allied products... 20,079 20,478 19,893 -1.9 +2.9 +1.4 19,722 18,748 20,887 17,652
281.6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,749 5,961 5,524 -3.6 +7.9 -0.6 5,634 5,677 5,816 4,848
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,029 5,846 5,896 +3.1 -0.8 -0.9 6,089 5,194 6,350 5,700
282,9 Other chemical products....... 5,355 5,453 5,504 -1.8 -0.9 +3.8 5,355 5,131 5.652 5,015
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,629 10,787 10,712 -1.5 +0.7 +0.8 10,928 10,977 10,867 11,176
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,854 7,468 7,476 +5.2 -0.1 -0.5 7,694 6,935 8,066 6,455
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 17,108 17,292 17,215 -1.1 +0.4 +2.2 18,074 16,531 17,288 17,451

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 13,950 14,270 14,297 -2.2 -0.2 +2.4 15,171 13,233 15,043 15,105
Consumer staples................ 42,506 41,765 41,538 +1.8 +0.5 +0.2 42,191 39,540 43,638 38,405
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 36,655 36,557 36,286 +0.3 +0.7 +1.8 34,536 32,778 40,127 30,943
Automotive equipment............ 21,966 18,685 20,793 +17.6 -10.1 +0.2 19,182 14,846 22,387 15,614
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 16,908 16,646 17,125 +1.6 -2.8 +1.0 17,517 16,595 18,679 16,437
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 89,303 88,775 88,842 +0.6 -0.1 +2.1 87,898 82,678 92,899 79,286

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 41,492 40,675 40,543 +2.0 +0.3 +1.2 38,814 36,453 44,684 34,863
Nondefenae.................... 32,467 32,012 31,822 +1.4 +0.6 +0.5 30,169 28,647 35,354 26,369
Excluding aircraft and parts 28,427 27,830 27,751 +2.1 +0.3 +0.5 26,622 24,886 31,012 23,540
Defense ...................... 9,025 8,663 8,721 +4.2 -0.7 +4.1 8,645 7,806 9.330 8,494


'll. 936.158 850,102


*+12.5
+13.0
+10.4
+22.8
+16.7
+4.8


899,567 820,621
733,730 663,396
42,129 40,534
92,859 74,406
40,815 32,172
6,773 6,403


+31.9 45,271 35,831
+7.4 94,701 90,544
+18.3 159,428 138,884
+17.8 10,221 9,097

+12.1 19,999 16,476
+34.7 7,136 5,960
+14.0 42,015 37,476
+6.6 146,235 135,100


+7.2
+4.2
+10.8
+1.5
+12.7
+7.7
+18.8
+23.7
+12.5


17,763 16,817
12,054 12,091
6,950 7,102
47,615 45,143
35,999 30,356
25,854 23,591
225,484 211,543
140.691 130,845
68,410 65,958


-3.0 6,630 6.532
+10.2 47,432 43,325

+12.7 32.281 29,093
+8.4 13,747 12,692

-.9 91,299 86,285


+8.6
+8.0
+11.8
+2.7
+8.8
+18.9
+11.4
-3.0

-1.8
+14.1
+18.9
+15.9
+6.6
+11.7


798,690 736,172
202,428 186,706
231,891 212,303
32,200 31,263
32,199 30,509
105,092 90,950
13,484 12,132
38,345 37,653

23,699 23,249
81,779 72,072
36,347 30,605
19,964 17,518
25,468 23,949
158,035 140,208


+16.2 44,281 39,359
+6.8 46,956 43,558
+6.8 42,641 38,187
-2.2 82,902 81.652
+19.2 59,340 52,911

+3.6 132,914 127.241


+.4 110,594 107,828
+9.9 323,874 299,664

+11.6 278,661 250,074
+22.9 159,727 148,317

+6.6 135,362 126,481

+10.9 690.039 624,429


+11.3 311,384 283,811
+14.4 243,364 213,461
+13.1 212,532 187,868
+1.8 68,020 70.350


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6.576 6,424 6.292 +2.4 +2.1 -4.2 6,858 5,586 6,765 6,597


+4.0 50,782 49,082


Sea fooatotes at and of table 2.


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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Aug. July June July- June- May- Aug. July June Aug. Aug.
Cod* 1988P 1988r 1988 Aug.P Julyr June 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87P 1988P 1987r

All manufacturing industries 226.637 219.877 228,090 +3.1 -3.6 +5.4 218,294 203,370 239.026 196.865 +10.9 1,731,674 1.582.291

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 128.185 122,736 130,121 +4.4 -5.7 +8.4 121.553 112,377 135,611 108,157 +12.4 969,575 875,600

Durable goode Industries.......... 123.020 116,112 125,442 +5.9 -7.4 +8.7 114,505 104,377 132,393 101,143 +13.2 931,422 841,633
With unfilled orders............ 101,695 96,584 104,123 +5.3 -7.2 +10.5 95,050 87,403 109,133 83,488 +13.8 765,585 684,408
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,533 5.234 5,434 +5.7 -3.7 -0.3 5,751 5.038 5,893 5,252 +9.5 43,010 40,890
33 Primary metals.................. 11,884 12,103 12,271 -1.8 -1.4 -0.6 11,640 10,922 12,229 9,919 +17.4 94,433 77,768
331 last furnaces, steel mills... 4,884 5,085 5,210 -4.0 -2.4 -7.9 4,807 4,654 4,987 4,450 +8.0 40,469 34.140
332 Iron and steel foundries...... 872 862 883 +1.2 -2.4 -4.3 826 783 945 825 +.1 6,976 6,418
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,128 6,156 6,178 -0.5 -0.4 +7.1 6,007 5,485 6,297 4,644 +29.3 46,988 37.210
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,627 11,471 11,958 +1.4 -4.1 -0.7 11.606 10,931 12,817 11,146 +4.1 93,923 91,546
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 22,761 21,408 22,018 +6.3 -2.8 +5.0 21,167 19,127 24,338 17,406 +21.6 166,453 142,507
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,401 1.288 1,493 +8.8 -13.7 +14.5 1,392 1,188 1,553 1,316 +5.8 10,008 9,174
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,727 2,640 2,629 +3.3 +0.4 +7.9 2.383 2,821 2,668 2.002 +19.0 20,614 16.598
354 Metalworking machinery........ 1,125 1.105 1,309 +1.8 -15.6 +24.5 1,014 1,111 1,415 717 +41.4 8,763 6,078
357 Office and computing machines. 6,180 5,853 5,833 +5.6 +0.3 +3.6 5,759 4,505 7,308 4,554 +26.5 43,099 37,921
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,018 19,039 18,461 -0.1 +3.1 -2.1 18,091 16,734 19,931 17,269 +4.8 147,059 135,370
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,537 2.403 2,225 +5.6 +8.0 -1.9 2,497 2,142 2.360 2,217 +12.6 18,333 16,998
366 Communication equipment....... 5,803 6.219 5,819 -6.7 +6.9 -5.2 5,299 4,780 6,534 5,213 +1.6 45,744 44,025
367 Electronic components......... 4,542 4,690 4,747 -3.2 -1.2 +4.9 4.103 4,526 4,921 4,013 +2.2 37,382 31,405
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,469 3,274 3,311 +6.0 -1.1 -6.4 3,387 2,936 3,497 3,156 +7.3 26,389 23,776
37 Transportation equipment........ 34,792 29,239 37,735 +19.0 -22.5 +33.3 28,927 24,779 38,406 23,032 +25.6 246,003 220,837
372,6 Aircraft, issalles, and parts. 12,573 10,987 12,831 +14.4 -14.4 +50.0 10,780 9,786 12,46 8,289 +30.1 83.632 72,514
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 1,365 511 5,242 +167.1 -90.3+3591.5 232 847 5,278 373 -37.8 11,513 7,985
38 Instruments and related products 6,099 6,312 6,095 -3.4 +3.6 +0.7 5,837 6,054 6,704 5,453 +7.0 47,889 44,270
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,184 4,355 4,058 -3.9 +7.3 -0.7 4,088 4,108 4,424 3,783 +8.1 32,713 29,704
24,25,
39 All other durable goods ......... 11,306 11.306 11,470 0.0 -1.4 +1.2 11,486 10,792 12,075 11,666 -1.5 92,652 88,445

Nondurable goods industries....... 103,617 103,765 102,648 -0.1 +1.1 +1.6 103,789 98,993 106,633 95,722 +8.4 800,252 740,658
With unfilled orders............ 26,490 26,152 25,998 +1.3 +0.6 +0.8 26,503 24,974 26,478 24,669 +7.4 203,990 191,192

Market categories:
Rome goods and apparel.......... 14,021 14,007 14,347 +0.1 -2.4 +5.8 15,000 13,271 14,855 15,056 -.4 112,286 110,856
Consumer staples................ 42,539 41,895 41,532 +1.5 +0.9 +0.2 42,227 39,726 43,584 38,411 +9.9 324,065 299,570
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 39,305 39,153 44,262 +0.4 -11.5 +27.9 35,219 34,826 46.600 31,392 +12.2 296,095 259,850
Automotive equipment............ 21,864 18,681 20,656 +17.0 -9.6 -0.6 19,001 15,064 22,144 15,558 +22.1 159,212 148,980
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,014 16,606 17,284 +2.5 -3.9 +1.9 17,565 16,489 18,790 16,571 +6.0 136,404 126,558
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 91,894 89,535 90,009 +2.6 -0.5 +1.1 89,282 83,994 93,053 79,877 +11.8 703,612 636,477

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 46,531 43,208 49,287 +7.7 -12.3 +24.0 41,820 38,447 51,896 35,490 +17.8 336,759 296,153
Nondefense.................... 38,512 36,213 35,458 +6.3 +2.1 +12.5 36,607 32,662 39,017 28,056 +30.5 269,673 227,790
Excluding aircraft and parts 30,357 28,983 28,099 +4.7 +3.1 -0.1 28,945 25,835 31,387 24,051 +20.3 221,107 192,736
Defense....................... 8,019 6,995 13,829 +14.6 -49.4 +68.3 5,213 5,785 12,879 7,434 -29.9 67,086 68,363

Household durable goods
Industries..................... 6,634 6,258 6,322 +6.0 -1.0 -0.3 6,693 5,525 6,667 6,514 +2.7 52,047 50,780

PPreliminary. rRevised.

IShipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
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; conmmnicacion 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 FOir INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES, AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Killions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted
Percent

Industry End of month Percent change End of month change
SIC Aug. July June July- June- May- Aug. July June Aug. Aug.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Aug.P Julyr June 1988P 1988r 1988r 1987r 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 451,885 446,536 443,357 +1.2 +0.7 +2.1 449,415 447,616 443,916 407,944 +10.2

Durable goods industries...................... 431,137 426,152 423,162 +1.2 +0.7 +2.2 428,418 426,544 423.560 387,831 +10.5
32 Stone. clay, and glass products............. 5.952 5.846 5,727 +1.8 +2.1 +2.3 5,958 5,864 5,825 5,423 +9.9
33 Primary metals.............................. 25,374 25,448 25,012 -0.3 +1.7 +0.3 24,752 25,037 24,843 21,042 +17.6
331 Blast furnaces, steel aills............... 11,422 11,644 11,591 -1.9 +0.5 +0.4 11.079 11,276 11,263 10,481 +5.7
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,178 2,178 2,126 0.0 +2.4 +0.9 2,134 2,189 2,121 1,814 +17.6
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 11,774 11,626 11,295 +1.3 +2.9 0.0 11,539 11,572 11,459 8,747 +31.9
34 Fabricated metal products................... 28,681 28,911 28,959 -0.8 -0.2 -1.5 28,871 29,145 29,046 29.162 -1.0
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 58,704 57,538 56,879 +2.0 +1.2 +1.8 59.016 57,452 56,878 51,178 +15.3
351 Engines and turbines...................... 5,089 5,184 5,182 -1.8 0.0 +4.4 5,109 5,079 5,008 5,193 -1.6
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 7,824 7,659 7,624 +2.2 +0.5 +1.7 7,668 7,591 7,497 6,440 +19.1
354 Metalvorking machinery.................... 4,155 4,081 3,966 +1.8 +2.9 +11.0 4,363 4,253 3,959 2,983 +46.3
357 Office and computing machines............. 14,175 13,894 13,820 +Z.0 +0.5 -0.4 14,600 14,091 14,119 14,436 +1.1
36 Electrical machinery........................ 93,221 93.303 93,283 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 92,968 93,650 93,877 90,667 +2.5
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 6,935 6,689 6,582 +3.7 +1.6 -0.4 6,956 6,686 6,565 6,327 +9.9
366 Commnication equipment................... 65,143 65,453 65,530 -0.5 -0.1 -0.7 64,491 65,125 65,761 65,179 -1.1
367 Electronic components..................... 15.570 15,676 15,758 -0.7 -0.5 +0.8 15,726 16,225 16,119 14,022 +12.2
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 4,558 4,517 4,521 +0.9 -0.1 +1.4 4,649 4,587 4,524 3,933 +18.2
37 Transportation equipment.................... 198,053 193,995 192,008 +2.1 +1.0 +4.6 195,228 193,437 191.208 169,444 +15.2
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 162,919 159,569 157,516 +2.1 +1.3 +2.6 160,628 158,322 156,619 139,222 +15.4
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 24,108 23.547 23.869 +2.4 -1.3 +22.7 23,662 24,245 24,197 19,555 +21.0
38 Instruments and related products............ 13,901 13,948 13,929 -0.3 +0.1 +0.1 13,955 14,113 13,954 13,385 +4.3
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 12,992 13,031 12,956 -0.3 +0.6 0.0 12,992 13,085 12,933 12,232 +6.2
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 7,251 7,163 7,365 +1.2 -2.7 -0.9 7,670 7,846 7,929 7,530 +1.9

Nondurable goods industries................... 20,748 20,384 20,195 +1.8 +0.9 +1.5 20,997 21,072 20,356 20,113 +4.4

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 8,095 8,024 8,287 +0.9 -3.2 +0.6 8,770 8,941 8,903 8,876 -1.2
Consumer staples............................ 868 835 705 +4.0 +18.4 -0.8 859 823 637 647 +32.8
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 272,464 269.814 267,218 +1.0 +1.0 +3.1 269,626 268,943 266,895 243,609 +10.7
Automotive equipment........................ 8,776 8,878 8,882 -1.1 0.0 -1.5 8,688 8,869 8,651 9,392 -7.5
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 15.541 15,435 15,475 +0.7 -0.3 +1.0 15,637 15,589 15,695 14,872 +5.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 146,141 143,550 142,790 +1.8 +0.5 +0.8 145,835 144,451 143,135 130,548 +11.7

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 329,302 324,263 321,730 +1.6 +0.8 +2.8 326,357 323.351 321,357 292,693 +11.5
Nondefense................................. 164,859 158,814 154,613 +3.8 +2.7 +2.4 165,169 158,731 154,716 132,901 +24.3
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 85,977 84,047 82,894 +2.3 +1.4 +0.4 86,287 83,964 82,997 76,378 +13.0
Defense................................... 164,443 165,449 167,117 -0.6 -1.0 +3.2 161,188 164,620 166,641 159,792 +.9

Household durable goods
industries................................. 5,778 5,720 5,886 +1.0 -2.8 +0.5 6,212 6,377 6,438 6,420 -3.2

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
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change

SIC Aug. July June July- June- May- Ag. July June Aug. Aug.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Aug.P Julyr June 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 345,555 343,788 341,963 +0.5 +0.5 +0.6 346,818 344,304 342,678 323,648 +7.2


Manufacturing Industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 238,698 237,220 235,862

Durable goods industries...................... 226,385 225,467 224,000
With unfilled orders........................ 208,632 207,446 206,442
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,295 7,276 7,198
33 Primary metals.............................. 19,192 18,958 18,730
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 9,338 9,206 9,029
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,300 1,231 1,238
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,554 8,521 8,463
34 Fabricated metal products................... 23,232 22,928 22,831
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 45,046 44,391 43,942
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2,927 2,889 2,888
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 7,221 7,178 7,075
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 3,076 2,803 2,777
357 Office and computing machines............. 11.602 11,527 11,296
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,826 39,358 39,495
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,040 5,004 5,014
363 Household appliances...................... 2,832 2,775 2,790
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,377 1,407 1,326
366 Communication equipment................... 16,151 15,853 16,214
367 Electronic components..................... 8,411 8,292 8,140
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 6,015 6,027 6,011
37 Transportation equipment.................... 60,474 61,206 60.932
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,646 11,548 11,574
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 44,628 45,434 45,297
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,171 2,102 2,052
38 Instruments and related products............ 13,454 13,275 13,127
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,883 9,768 9,694
386 Photographic goods........................ 2,978 2,932 2,859
24,25.
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,866 18,075 17,745

Nondurable goods industries................... 119,170 118,321 117,963
With unfilled orders........................ 30,066 29,774 29,420
20 Food and kindred products................... 25,711 25,548 25,666
202 Dairy products............................ 2,273 2,275 2,219
208 Beverages................................. 4,421 4,396 4,354
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,717 14,616 14,646
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,834 5,784 5,703
22 Textile mill products....................... 7,737 7,742 7,571
221-4.6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 4,525 4,518 4,449
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,601 11,530 11,436
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,128 4,038 3,978
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,217 3,233 3,196
264 All other paper products.................. 4,256 4,259 4,262
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 26,513 26,154 25,954
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 6,846 6,830 6,721
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,503 9,348 9,241
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,612 6,481 6,460
29 Petroleum and coal products ................. 9,569 9,839 10,024
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 9,825 9,688 9,528
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 22,380 22,036 22,081

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel ...................... 26,732 26,544 26,463
Consumer staples............................ 44,193 43,793 43,510
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .......................... 101,013 100,716 100,817
Automotive equipment........................ 14,427 14,414 14,309
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 25,079 25,202 24,762
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 134,111 133,119 132,102

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 116,424 116,243 116,012
Nondefense................................ 82,358 81,444 80,684
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 62,124 61,357 60,925
Defense................................... 34,066 34,799 35,328


Household durable goods
industries................................. 12,686 12,653 12,609


+0.6 +0.6 +0.4 240,595 239,098 237,605 223,401 +7.7

+0.4 +0.7 +0.5 227,460 226,096 225,046 211,682 +7.5
+0.6 +0.5 +0.4 210,160 208,804 207,760 195,464 +7.5
+0.3 +1.1 -1.4 7,281 7,368 7,318 7,158 +1.7
+1.2 +1.2 -0.9 19,233 19,055 18,809 17,138 +12.2
+1.4 +2.0 -0.4 9,431 9,313 9,087 8,051 +17.1
+5.6 -0.6 -0.7 1,248 1,219 1,254 1,185 +5.3

+0.4 +0.7 -1.4 8,554 8,523 8,468 7,902 +8.3
+1.3 +0.4 -1.2 23,140 22,906 23,173 21.,917 +5.6
+1.5 +1.0 +1.0 45,261 44,509 43,992 41,530 +9.0
+1.3 0.0 +3.0 3,001 2,951 2,917 2,686 +11.7

+0.6 +1.5 +0.9 7,221 7,081 7,028 6,651 +8.6
+9.7 +0.9 +1.8 3,107 2,830 2,778 2,733 +13.7
+0.7 +2.0 +1.9 11,834 11,674 11,333 10,653 +11.1
+1.2 -0.3 +0.1 40,246 39,879 40,118 39,000 +3.2


+0.7 -0.2 -0.2 5,074 5,038 5,069 4,966 +2.2
+2.1 -0.5 -1.8 2,747 2,808 2,943 2,551 +7.7
-2.1 +6.1 +0.2 1,473 1,513 1,401 1,634 -9.9
+1.9 -2.2 +0.1 16,382 16,039 16,279 16,409 -.2
+1.4 +1.9 +1.1 8,495 8,356 8,247 7,558 +12.4
-0.2 +0.3 +0.3 6,075 6,125 6,179 5,882 +3.3
-1.2 +0.4 +1.6 60,965 60,971 60,578 55,279 +10.3
+0.8 -0.2 +1.4 11,576 11,031 11,106 10,923 +6.0
-1.8 +0.3 +1.6 45,239 45,787 45,448 40,540 +11.6

+3.3 +2.4 -0.4 2,172 2,136 2,040 1,956 +11.0
+1.3 +1.1 +0.1 13,567 13,382 13,292 12,662 +7.1

+1.2 +0.8 -0.2 9,883 9,796 9,765 9,209 +7.3
+1.6 +2.6 +1.6 3,067 2,987 2,925 2.753 +11.4

-1.2 +1.9 +0.8 17,767 18,026 17,766 16,998 +4.5

+0.7 +0.3 +0.7 119,358 118,208 117,632 111,966 +6.6
+1.0 +1.2 0.0 30,435 30,294 29,845 27,937 +8.9
+0.6 -0.5 +2.1 25,823 24,728 24,487 24,321 +6.2
-0.1 +2.5 -0.9 2,296 2,305 2,239 2,215 +3.7
+0.6 +1.0 -1.2 4,333 4,338 4,361 4,429 -2.2
+0.7 -0.2 +2.2 15,159 14,037 13.525 14,577 +4.0
+0.9 +1.4 +1.6 5,426 5,286 5,333 5,465 -.7
-0.1 +2.3 -0.2 7,731 7,850 7,698 7,519 +2.8

+0.2 +1.6 -0.3 4,480 4,563 4,474 4,440 +.9
+0.6 +0.8 +0.4 11,519 11,545 11,588 10,865 +6.0
+2.2 +1.5 +0.5 4,046 4,027 4,012 3,760 +7.6
-0.5 +1.2 -0.7 3,217 3,217 3,195 2,913 +10.4
-0.1 -0.1 +1.1 4,256 4,301 4,381 4,192 +1.5
+1.4 +0.8 +0.8 26,518 26,358 26,005 24,102 +10.0

+0.2 +1.6 +0.9 6,914 6,893 6,755 6,351 +8.9
+1.7 +1.2 +1.4 9,598 9,506 9,429 8,553 +12.2
+2.0 +0.3 +1.2 6,546 6,553 6,449 5,853 +11.8
-2.7 -1.8 -1.3 9,569 9,817 9,946 10,290 -7.0
+1.4 +1.7 +1.5 9,803 9,708 9,631 8,905 +10.1

+1.6 -0.2 -0.2 22,969 22,916 22,944 20,499 +12.0


-0.9 27,068 27,427 27,602 25,882 +4.6
+1.2 44,326 42,975 42,261 41,833 +6.0

+1.2 101,538 101,109 100,975 94.229 +7.8
+1.7 14,288 13,765 13,841 13,498 +5.9

-0.4 24,862 25,079 25,035 23,397 +6.3

+0.2 134,736 133,949 132,964 124,809 +8.0


+0.2 +0.2 +1.0 117,620 117,188 116,649 108,950 +8.0
+1.1 +0.9 +0.7 83,100 81,813 81,003 76,009 +9.3
+1.3 +0.7 +0.9 62,585 61,847 61.390 58,460 +7.1
-2.1 -1.5 +1.8 34,520 35,375 35,646 32,941 +4.8


+0.3 +0.3 -0.3 12,860 13,020 12,976 12,853 +.1


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See ootuotee at end of table 2.







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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1
-ercent
End of month Percent change End of month change
Industry
SIC Aug. July June July- June- May- Aug. July June Aug. Aug.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Aug.P Julyr June 1988P 1988 19881 1987r 88/87P

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES


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


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


All manufacturing industries............ 111,655 110,488 109,777

Durable goods Industries...................... 64,935 64,138 63,522
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,399 2,406 2,392
Primary metals.............................. 6,133 6,073 6,007
Fabricated metal products................... 8,548 8,370 8,351
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,705 12,521 12,273
Electrical machinery........................ 10,704 10,484 10,480
Transportation equipment................... 13,001 12,745 12,720
Instruments and related products............ 4,508 4,405 4,378

All other durable goods..................... 6,937 7,134 6,921

Nondurable goods industries................... 46,720 46,350 46,255
Food and kindred products................... 9,207 9,028 9,290
Tobacco products............................ 4,400 4,416 4,354
Textile mill products....................... 2,355 2,361 2,291
Paper and allied products................... 6,428 6,331 6,286
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,441 9,292 9,334
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,363 2,428 2,489
Rubber and plastics products................ 3,932 3,898 3,777

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,594 8,596 8,434

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 123,178 123,475 123,162

Durable goods industries...................... 103,847 104,257 104,112
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,117 1,118 1,131
Primary metals.............................. 7.725 7,615 7,577
Fabricated metal products................... 8,166 7,998 7,941
Machinery, except electrical................ 17.718 17,607 17,725
Electrical machinery........................ 19,718 19,618 19,689
Transportation equipment.................... 40,543 41,484 41,199
Instruments and related products............ 5,280 5,265 5,128

All other durable goods..................... 3,580 3,552 3,722

Nondurable goods industries................... 19,331 19,218 19,050
Food and kindred products................... 2,683 2,690 2,643
Tobacco products............................ 268 252 250
Textile mill products....................... 2,356 2,379 2,335
Paper and allied products................... 1,294 1,301 1,261
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,193 4,147 4,043
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,481 2,530 2,507
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,432 1,400 1,408

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,624 4,519 4,603

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 110,722 109,825 109,024

Durable goods industries...................... 57,603 57,072 56,366
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,779 3,752 3,675
Primary metals.............................. 5,334 5,270 5,146
Fabricated metal products................... 6,518 6,560 6,539
Machinery, except electrical................ 14,623 14,263 13,944
Electrical machinery.,....................... 9,404 9,256 9,326
Transportation equipment.................... 6,930 6,977 7,013
Instruments and related products............ 3,666 3,605 3,621

All other durable goods..................... 7,349 7,389 7,102

Nondurable goods industries................... 53,119 52,753 52,658
Food and kindred products................... 13,821 13,830 13,733
Tobacco products............................ 1,166 1,116 1,099
Textile mill products....................... 3,026 3,002 2,945
Paper and allied products................... 3,879 3,898 3,889
Chemicals and allied products............... 12,879 12,715 12,577
Petrolem and coal products................. 4,725 4,881 5,028
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,461 4,390 4,343

All other nondurable good .................. 9.162 8,921 9,044


PPreliinary. rReised.


+1.1 +0.6 +0.8 111,618 110,507 109,634 102,894 +8.5

+1.2 +1.0 +0.7 65,305 64,304 63,422 60,287 +8.3
-0.3 +0.6 -0.5 2,425 2,454 2,394 2,303 +5.3
+1.0 +1.1 +0.4 6,143 6,060 5,915 5,320 +15.5
+2.1 +0.2 -0.1 8,604 8,442 8,413 7.728 +11.3
+1.5 +2.0 +0.1 12,828 12,625 12,258 11,515 +11.4
+2.1 0.0 -0.2 10,821 10,728 10,585 10,424 +3.8
+2.0 +0.2 +2.6 13,010 12,464 12,689 12,256 +6.2
+2.3 +0.6 +2.3 4,575 4,473 4,424 4,178 +9.5

-2.8 +3.1 +0.1 6,899 7,058 6,744 6,563 +5.1

+0.8 +0.2 +1.0 46,313 46,203 46,212 42,607 +8.7
+2.0 -2.8 +1.4 8,847 8,736 9,126 8,140 +8.7
-0.4 +1.4 +0.5 4,108 4,072 4,154 4,456 -7.8
-0.3 +3.1 -0.7 2,350 2,411 2,332 2,167 +8.4
+1.5 +0.7 +1.3 6,369 6,320 6,332 5,664 +12.4
+1.6 -0.4 +2.8 9,555 9,511 9,403 8,507 +12.3
-2.7 -2.5 +0.5 2,329 2,368 2,505 2,464 -5.5
+0.9 +3.2 +1.9 3,908 3,910 3,819 3,361 +16.3

0.0 +1.9 -1.1 8,847 8,875 8,541 7,848 +12.7



-0.2 +0.3 +0.3 124,207 123,737 123,059 115,897 +7.2

-0.4 +0.1 +0.4 104,884 104,508 104,077 97,431 +7.6
-0.1 -1.1 -2.8 1,123 1,129 1,140 1,026 +9.5
+1.4 +0.5 -0.4 7,806 7,673 7,621 6,792 +14.9
+2.1 +0.7 -3.2 8,113 7,979 8,048 7,657 +6.0
+0.6 -0.7 +0.9 17,873 17,488 17,668 17,122 +4.4
+0.5 -0.4 +0.2 20,012 19,762 19,826 19,763 +1.3
-2,3 +0.7 +1.3 41,062 41,649 40,851 36.629 +12.1
+0.3 +2.7 -1.9 5,294 5,277 5,202 4,892 +8.2

+0.8 -4.6 +3.1 3,601 3,551 3,721 3,550 +1.4

+0.6 +0.9 -0.1 19,323 19,229 18,982 18,466 +4.6
-0.3 +1.8 +2.7 2,661 2,638 2,583 2,614 +1.8
+6.3 +0.8 +0.8 211 179 187 85 +148.2
-1.0 +1.9 +1.4 2,310 2,370 2,321 2,263 +2.1
-0.5 +3.2 -0.6 1,318 1,318 1,264 1,281 +2.9
+1.1 +2.6 -2.9 4,252 4,228 4,122 3,880 +9.6
-1.9 +0.9 -0.4 2,488 2,551 2,496 2,635 -5.6
+2.3 -0.6 -0.4 1,452 1,389 1,374 1,299 +11.8

+2.3 -1.8 +0.3 4,631 4,556 4,635 4,409 +5.0



+0.8 +0.7 +0.6 110,993 110,060 109,985 104,857 +5.9

+0.9 +1.3 +0.4 57,271 57,284 57,547 53,964 +6.1
+0.7 +2.1 -1.5 3,733 3,785 3,784 3,829 -2.5
+1.2 +2.4 -3.0 5,284 5,322 5,273 5,026 +5.1
-0.6 +0.3 -0.2 6,423 6,485 6,712 6,532 -1.7
+2.5 +2.3 +2.0 14,560 14,396 14,066 12,893 +12.9
+1.6 -0.8 +0.3 9,413 9,389 9,707 8,813 +6.8
-0.7 -0.5 +1.2 6,893 6,858 7,038 6,394 +7.8
+1.7 -0.4 +0.6 3,698 3,632 3,666 3,592 +3.0

-0.5 +4.0 +0.3 7,267 7,417 7,301 6.885 +5.5

+0.7 +0.2 +0.8 53,722 52,776 52,438 50,893 +5.6
-0.1 +0.7 +2.4 14,315 13,354 12,778 13,567 +5.5
+4.5 +1.5 +6.4 1,107 1,035 992 924 +19.8
+0.8 +1.9 -1.1 3,071 3,069 3,045 3,089 -.6
-0.5 +0.2 -0.6 3,832 3,907 3,992 3,920 -2.2
+1.3 +1.1 +0.6 12,711 12,619 12,480 11,715 +8.5
-3.2 -2.9 -2.6 4,752 4,898 4,945 5,191 -8.5
+1.6 +1.1 +1.9 4,443 4,409 4,438 4,245 +4.7

+2.7 -1.4 +0.5 9,491 9,485 9,768 8,242 +15.2


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 I
SIC Aug. July June Hay Aug. July June May
Code 1988P 1988' 1988 1988 1988P 1988r 1988 1988

All manufacturing industries ............. 1.56 1.59 1.56 1.58 3.68 3.73 3.67 3.64

Durable goods industries....................... 1.92 1.99 1.92 1.94 4.46 4.55 4.44 4.42
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.34 1.42 1.36 1.37 1.19 1.24 1.17 1.14
33 Primary metals............................... 1.60 1.62 1.54 1.63 2.12 2.18 2.05 2.15
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.96 1.99 1.84 1.91 2.67 2.79 2.60 2.68
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.09 2.14 2.09 2.14 2.86 2.92 2.85 2.90
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.09 2.07 2.11 2.09 4.88 4.91 4.98 4.95
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.97 2.25 2.08 2.06 11.32 12.12 11.80 11.33
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.19 2.11 2.16 2.20 2.26 2.22 2.29 2.34

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.15 1.14 1.15 1.16 0.79 0.79 0.79 0.77
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.84 0.84 0.85 0.86 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 3.19 3.48 3.46 2.68 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.64 1.57 1.51 1.55 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.11 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.32 1.28 1.30 1.31 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.90 0.91 0.94 0.96 (X) (K) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.25 1.30 1.27 1.25 (X) (X) (X) (X)

PPreliminary. rRevised. (K) 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 CHANCES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Year All Aug. Year All Aug. Year All Aug. Year All Aug.
ago Augs. 1987- ago Augs. 1987- ago Augs. 1987- ago Augs. 1987-
SIC Aug. 1983- July Aug. 1983- July Aug. 1983- July Aug. 1983- July
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

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

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

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.3 0.5 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.5 0.4 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.0 1.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.0 0.1
22 Textile aill products................ 1.4 0.7 0.9 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.2 0.2 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.3 0.4 0.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.0 0.1 0.1
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.5 0.5 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.4 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 1.5 0.6 0.8 (X) (X) (M) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.5
30 uhbber and plastics products......... 1.1 1.0 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.4 0.3

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.1 0.8 0.6 0.0 2.7 1.5 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 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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