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3.1i5 :1 J ()- CURRENT INDUSTRIALREPORTS

,"\ Manufacturers' Shipments,

[ -Acentories, and Orders


U.S. Department of Commerce
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS

I(All Figure


September 1988
M3-1-(88)-9
-n 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, November 2, 1988

lsted current dollars)


Summary
New orders for manufactured goods in September declined
$4.4 billion or 1.9 percent from August to $222.6 billion.
Most of the decline was in the durable goods sector, down
$3.9 billion or 3.2 percent. Orders for durables had
earlier been reported down 4.1 percent. Orders for
nondurables were down 0.5 percent.
Shipments of manufactured goods in September were down
slightly, decreasing $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $221.4
billion. Shipments for durables goods were unchanged from
August at $117.8 billion, revising the earlier reported 0.8
percent decline. Shipments of nondurables were down 0.3
percent.
Manufacturers' unfilled orders in September increased
$1.2 billion or 0.3 percent to $453.0 billion. Virtually
all of the increase was in durables.
Manufacturers' inventories in September increased $2.1
billion or 0.6 percent to $347.9 billion. Although
inventories have shown a relatively strong upward trend
since April 1987, the inventory to shipments ratio has been
edging down. In April 1987 the ratio was 1.63; the ratio
for September this year was 1.57.
New Orders
Most of the $3.9 billion decline in new orders for
durable goods was in transportation equipment, down $3.4
billion or 9.8 percent to $31.3 billion. The decline
resulted mostly from decreases in aircraft and parts, down
$1.4 billion and shipbuilding and tanks, also down $1.4
billion. Nonelectrical machinery was down $1.2 billion or
5.3 percent to $21.6 billion; most of the decline was in
office and computing equipment down $1.0 billion or 15.6
percent to $5.3 billion. The largest increases in orders
were in primary metals, up $0.7 billion or 6.1 percent to
$12.5 billion and fabricated metals, up $0.4 billion or 3.6
percent to $12.1 billion.
The pattern of change in nondurable goods orders was
mixed, with the largest declines in chemicals and petroleum
products and the largest increases in tobacco and textiles.


Shipments
Although total durable goods shipments in September
showed little change from August, transportation equipment
declined $0.8 billion or 2.6 percent to $29.9 billion.
Nonelectrical machinery also declined, down $0.2 billion or
0.9 percent to $21.3 billion. Most of the other major
industries had increases for the month.
Shipments of nondurables showed a similar pattern.
Declines in chemicals of $0.6 billion or 2.7 percent and
petroleum products of $0.3 billion or 2.6 percent were
nearly offset by increases in most of the other categories.
Unfilled Orders
The increase in manufacturers' unfilled orders of $1.2
billion was virtually all in durables. Transportation
equipment increased $1.4 billion or 0.7 percent to $199.4
billion. Aircraft and parts increased $2.1 billion or 1.3
percent to $165.1 billion; the order backlog for this
industry has increased nearly 10 percent over the last six
months.
The largest decline in unfilled orders in September was
in electrical machinery, down $0.8 billion or 0.9 percent
to $92.4 billion; most of the decline was in defense
communication equipment.
Inventories
The increase of $2.1 billion in inventories was mostly
for durable goods, up $1.8 billion or 0.8 percent to $228.4
billion. Nonelectrical machinery was up $0.8 billion or 1.8
percent. Nondurable inventories were up $0.3 billion or 0.3
percent, with the largest increase in rubber and plastics.
Inventories by stage of fabrication showed increases in
materials and supplies of 0.6 percent and finished goods of
1.0 percent, with both the durable and nondurable sectors
increasing. Work in process inventories increased 0.2
percent, with an increase in durables more than offsetting a
decline in nondurables.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for October is scheduled for November 23, 1988 at 8:30
a.m. and the full report on December 2, 1988 at 10:00 a.m.


Address Inquies concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, DC 20233
or cl uth Runman or Kathleen Menth, (301) 763-2502 or (301) 763-2512
For sale by the Supenntendent 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, pri 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 (1-600-48-6199) 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 adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Sept. Aug. July Aug.- July- June- Sept. Aug. July Sept. Sept.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Sept.P Aug.r July 1988P 1988r1 198E 1987 88/87 19881 1987


All manufacturing Industries 221,405 221,715 216,698 -0.1 +2.3 -1.0 234,533 217,031 199,670 215,590


Manufacturing Industries with
unfilled orders.................. 123,774 122,913 119,557 +0.7 +2.8 -1.1

Durable goods industries.......... 117,828 117,866 111,1i: 0.0 +4.2 -2.9
With unfilled orders............ 97,445 96,678 A,.- +0.8 +3.3 -1.7
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,411 5,435 5,1J5 -0.4 +6.3 -3.6
33 Primary metals.................. 12,273 11,990 11,667 +2.4 +2.8 -4.4
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,172 5,091 5,032 +1.6 +1,2 -2.5
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 951 883 810 +7.7 +9.0 -6.4
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,150 6,016 5,825 +2.2 +3.3 -5.7
34 Fabricated metal products....... 12,102 11,870 11,519 +2.0 +3.0 -7.1
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 21,288 21,488 20,749 -0.9 +3.6 -1.2
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,431 1,483 1,286 -3.5 +15.3 +0.8
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,552 2,569 2,605 -0.7 -1.4 +4.2
354 Metalworking machinery........ 951 1,034 990 -8.0 +4.4 +8.0
357 Office and computing machines. 5,799 5,850 5,779 -0.9 +1.2 -2.0
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,302 19,131 19.019 +0.9 +0.6 +1.5
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,319 2,292 2,296 +1.2 -0.2 +2.0
363 Household appliances.......... 1,552 1,564 1,482 -0.8 +5.5 +0.3
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,065 1,060 895 +0.5 +18.4 +5.3
366 Communication equipment....... 6,257 6,114 6,296 +2.3 -2.9 0.0
367 Electronic components......... 4,748 4,654 4,772 +2.0 -2.5 +3.4
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,361 3,447 3,278 -2.5 +5.2 +0.9
37 Transportation equipment........ 29,882 30,683 27,252 -2.6 +12.6 -6.9
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 18,622 19,349 16,380 -3.8 +18.1 -10.8
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,063 9,257 8,934 -2.1 +3.6 +1.8
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 933 799 833 +16.8 -4.1 +1.1
38 Instruments and related products 6,114 6,048 6,293 +1.1 -3.9 +3.6
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,158 4,122 4,280 +0.9 -3.7 +5.4
386 Photographic goods............ 1,796 1,773 1,849 +1.3 -4.1 +0.1
24,25.
39 All other durable goods......... 11,456 11,221 11,508 +2.1 -2.5 -0.2

Nondurable goods industries....... 103,577 103,849 103,576 -0.3 +0.3 +1.2
With unfilled orders............ 26,329 26,235 25,963 +0.4 +1.0 +1.0
20 Food and kindred products....... 30,376 30,265 30,484 +0.4 -0.7 +1.4
202 Dairy products................ 4,190 4,130 4,067 +1.5 +1.5 -0.7
208 Beverages..................... 4,002 4,024 4,000 -0.5 +0.6 +0.1
203-6,9 All other foods............... 14,195 14,173 14,199 +0.2 -0.2 +2.5
21 Tobacco products................ 2,028 1,846 1,663 +9.9 +11.0 +1.0
22 Textile mill products........... 5,053 4,956 4,919 +2.0 +0.8 -1.6
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 3,053 3,050 2,995 +0.1 +1.8 -1.5
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,670 10,575 10.485 +0.9 +0.9 +1.2
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,699 4,709 4,703 -0.2 +0.1 +3.4
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,692 2.643 2,564 +1.9 +3.1 -1.2
264 All other paper products...... 3,279 3,223 3,218 +1.7 +0.2 +0.1
28 Chemicals and allied products... 20,123 20,680 20,478 -2.7 +1.0 +2.9
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,726 5,750 5,961 -0.4 -3.5 +7.9
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 5,941 6,506 5,846 -8.7 +11.3 -0.8
282,9 Other chemical products....... 5,435 5,454 5,453 -0.3 0.0 -0.9
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,277 10,546 10,787 -2.6 -2.2 +0.7
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,853 7,894 7,468 -0.5 +5.7 -0.1
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 17,197 17,087 17,292 +0.6 -1.2 +0.4

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 14,182 14,073 14,270 +0.8 -1.4 -0.2
Consumer staples................ 42,497 42,823 41,765 -0.8 +2.5 +0.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 37,018 36,507 36,557 +1.4 -0.1 +0.7
Automotive equipment............ 21,137 21,888 18,685 -3.4 +17.1 -10.1
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,059 16,963 16,646 +0.6 +1.9 -2.8
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 89,512 89,461 88,775 +0.1 +0.8 -0.1

Supplementary serles:2
Capital goods industries........ 41,343 41,449 40,675 -0.3 +1.9 +0.3
Nondefense.................... 32.517 32,414 32,012 +0.3 +1.3 +0.6
Excluding aircraft and parts 28,290 28,346 27,830 -0.2 +1.9 +0.3
Defense....................... 8,826 9,035 8,663 -2.3 +4.3 -0.7

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,529 6,571 6,424 -0.6 +2.3 +2.1

See footnotes at end of table 2.


131,894 119,743 108,677 120,046

124,836 112,493 101,393 114,346
104,080 93,099 84,419 94,483
5,864 5,653 4,999 5,629
12,561 11,930 10,728 10,517
5,172 4,978 4,641 4,520
932 892 715 801

6,457 6,060 5,372 5,196
12,755 11,845 10,832 11,617
23,108 19,565 18,553 20,402
1,476 1,362 1,117 1,300

2,552 2,310 2,727 2,359
1,056 897 817 939
7,365 5,227 4,533 6,687
21,109 18,845 16,961 19,690


2,560 2,231 2,021 2,462
1,723 1,635 1,458 1,610
1,342 1,066 773 1,260
6,802 5,934 5,416 6,568
4,985 4,632 4,420 4,264
3,697 3,347 2,873 3,526
30,573 27,100 22,550 28,173
19,141 16,616 12,605 16,713
9,262 8,454 8,083 9,468

941 805 799 845
6,512 5,900 5,895 6,144

4,366 4,090 3,956 4,107
1,976 1,660 1,782 1,826

12,354 11,655 10,875 12,174

109,697 104,538 98,277 101,244
27,814 26,644 24,258 25,563
32,558 29,913 29,479 29,193
4,274 4,146 4,115 4,048
4,082 4,308 4,278 3,773
15,898 13,351 12,869 13,442
2,353 1,771 1,275 2,092
5,603 5,186 4,256 5,343

3,419 3,126 2,472 3,373
10,939 10,639 10,076 9,670
4,703 4,702 4,519 4,017
2,800 2,705 2,451 2,414
3,436 3,232 3,106 3,239
21,091 20,342 18,748 19,064

5,841 5,647 5,677 5,105
7,010 6,578 5,194 6,750
5,544 5,454 5,131 5,115
10,385 10,966 10,977 10,952
8,132 7,707 6,935 7,003

18,636 18.014 16,531 17,927


16,139 15,319 13,233 15,925
46,246 42,492 39,540 42,181

39,972 34,408 32,778 36,508
21,752 19,179 14,846 19,019

18,326 17,558 16,595 17,436

92,098 88,075 82,678 84,521


44,584 38,777 36,453 41,878
35,566 30,167 28,647 32,177
31,195 26,615 24,868 28,272
9,018 8,610 7,806 9,701


7,612 6,867 5,586 7,343


+8.8 1,933,326 1,772,383


+9.9 1,068,041 970,148

+9.2 1,024,265 934,967
+10.2 837,733 757,879
+4.2 47,989 46,163
+19.4 105,425 84,923
+14.4 45,961 36,692
+16.4 7,716 7.204

+24.3 51,748 41,027
+9.8 107.421 102,161
+13.3 182,498 159,286
+13.5 11,697 10,397

+8.2 22,555 18,835
+12.5 8,185 6,899
+10.1 49,357 44,163
+7.2 167,416 154,790


+4.0 20,327 19,279
+7.0 13,786 13,701
+6.5 8,298 8,362
+3.6 54,418 51,711
+16.9 41.014 34,620
+4.8 29,573 27,117
+8.5 256,021 239,716
+14.5 159,825 147,558
-2.2 77,652 75,426

+11.4 7,561 7,377
+6.0 53,849 49,469

+6.3 36,556 33,200
+8.2 15,716 14,518

+1.5 103,646 98,459


+8.3
+8.8
+11.5
+5.6
+8.2
+18.3
+12.5
+4.9

+1.4
+13.1
+17.1
+16.0
+6.1
+10.6


909,061 837,416
230,308 212,269
264,267 241,496
36,528 35,311
36.281 34,282
120,906 104,392
15,836 14,224
44,196 42,996

27,188 26,622
92,716 81,742
41,033 34,622
22,818 19,932
28,865 27,188
179,746 159,272


+14.4 50,135 44,464
+3.9 54,455 50,308
+8.4 48,284 43,302
-5.2 93,325 92,604
+16.1 67,485 59,914

+4.0 151,490 145,168


+1.3 126,881 123,753
+9.6 370,421 341,845

+9.5 318,505 286,582
+14.4 181,476 167,336

+5.1 153,729 143,917

+9.0 782,314 708,950


+6.5 355,931 325,689
+10.5 278,928 245,638
+10.3 243,720 216,140
-7.0 77,003 80,051


+3.7 58,403 56,425








Table 2. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' 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

Code 1988P 1 9r 1988 ept. Ag.r July 1 1988 1987 88/87 198P 1987

All manufacturing industries 222,619 227,009 219,877 -1.9 +3.2 -3.6 235,095 218,860 203,370 215,731 +9.0 1,967,335 1.798,022


Manufacturing industries vith
unfilled orders.................. 124,988 128,207 122,736 -2.5 +4.5 -5.7 132,456 121,572 112,377 120,187

Durable goods industries.......... 118.888 122,806 116,112 -3.2 +5.8 -7.4 125,467 114,410 104,377 114,455
With unfilled orders............ 98,505 101,618 96,584 -3.1 +5.2 -7.2 104,711 95,016 87,403 94,592
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,389 5,520 5,234 -2.4 +5.5 -3.7 5,767 5,740 5,038 5,595
33 Primary metals.................. 12,508 11,794 12,103 +6.1 -2.6 -1.4 12.267 11,606 10,922 10,867
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,412 4.,788 5,085 +13.0 -5.8 -2.4 5,066 4,694 4,654 4,430
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 966 909 862 +6.3 +5.5 -2.4 957 875 783 896
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,130 6,097 6,156 +0.5 -1.0 -0.4 6,244 6,037 5,485 5,541
34 Fabricated metal products....... 12,055 11,638 11,471 +3.6 +1.5 -4.1 12,502 11,570 10,931 11,848
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 21,631 22,851 21,.408 -5.3 +6.7 -2.8 22,993 21,222 19,127 20,485
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,598 1,382 1,288 +15.6 +7.3 -13.7 1,653 1,395 1,188 1,418
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,616 2,716 2,640 -3.7 +2.9 +0.4 2,609 2,375 2,821 2,469
354 Metalworking machinery........ 1,033 1,135 1,105 -9.0 +2.7 -15.6 1,133 1,044 1,111 973
357 Office and computing machines. 5,257 6,228 5,853 -15.6 +6.4 +0.3 6,478 5,753 4,505 6,335
36 Electrical machinery............ 18,470 19,025 19,039 -2.9 -0.1 +3.1 20.822 17,997 16,734 20,591
361.2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,239 2,535 2,403 -11.7 +5.5 +8.0 2,457 2,500 2.142 2,588
366 Commnication equipment....... 5,434 5,914 6,219 -8.1 -4.9 +6.9 6,738 5,303 4,780 7,332
367 Electronic components......... 4,837 4,430 4,690 +9.2 -5.5 -1.2 4,804 3,974 4,526 4,205
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,331 3,493 3,274 -4.6 +6.7 -1.1 3,702 3,424 2,936 3,590
37 Transportation equipment........ 31,303 34,707 29,239 -9.8 +18.7 -22.5 32,806 28,986 24,779 26,764
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 11.190 12,638 10,987 -11.5 +15.0 -14.4 11,882 10,854 9,786 8,772
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ -57 1,356 511 -104.2 +165.4 -90.3 417 224 847 341
38 Instruments and related products 6,009 5,912 6,312 +1.6 -6.3 +3.6 6.332 5,735 6,054 6.335
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,010 3,995 4,355 +0.4 -8.3 +7.3 4,138 3,989 4,108 4,194
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,523 11,359 11,306 +1.4 +0.5 -1.4 11,978 11,554 10,792 11,970

Nondurable goods industries....... 103,731 104,203 103,765 -0.5 +0.4 +1.1 109,628 104,450 98,993 101,276
With unfilled orders............ 26,483 26,589 26,152 -0.4 +1.7 +0.6 27,745 26,556 24,974 25,595

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 14,365 14,170 14,007 +1.4 +1.2 -2.4 15,839 15,175 13,271 15,660
Consumer staples................ 42,500 42,871 41,895 -0.9 +2.3 +0.9 46.228 42,546 39,726 42,168
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 36.115 39,283 39,153 -8.1 +0.3 -11.5 40,171 35,173 34,826 37,133
Automotive equipment............ 21.208 21,725 18,681 -2.4 +16.3 -9.6 21,675 18,997 15,064 18,945
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,003 17,022 16,606 -O.1 +2.5 -3.9 18,072 17,602 16,489 17,198
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 91,428 91,938 89,535 -0.6 +2.7 -0.5 93,110 89,367 83,994 84,627

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 41,964 46,845 43,208 -10.4 +8.4 -12.3 46,479 41,989 38,447 42,053
Nondefense.................... 34,934 38,808 36,213 -10.0 +7.2 +2.1 37,728 36,812 32,662 31,979
Excluding aircraft and parts 28,738 30,528 28,983 -5.9 +5.3 +3.1 31,388 29,048 25,835 28,465
Defense....................... 7,030 8,037 6,995 -12.5 +14.9 -49.4 8,751 5,177 5,785 10,074

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6.687 6,668 6,258 +0.3 +6.6 -1.0 7,373 6,756 5,525 7,071


+10.2 1.102,050 995,787

+9.6 1,056,794 956,088
+10.7 870,262 779,000
+3.1 48,766 46,485
+12.9 106,666 88.635
+14.4 45,422 38,570
+6.8 7,982 7,314

+12.7 53,262 42,751
+5.5 106,389 103,394
+12.2 189,501 162,992
+16.6 11,664 10,592

+5.7 23,215 19,067
+16.4 9,926 7,051
+2.3 49,571 44,256
+1.1 167,787 155,961


-5.1 20,793 19,586
-8.1 52,486 51,357
+14.2 42,057 35,610
+3.1 30,128 27,366
+22.6 278.868 247,601
+35.5 95,588 81,286

+22.3 11,922 8,326
0.0 54,119 50,605

-1.3 36,752 33.898

+0.1 104,698 100.415

+8.2 910,541 841,934
+8.4 231,788 216,787


+1.1 128,300 126,516
+9.6 370,612 341,738

+8.2 336,220 296,983
+14.4 180,883 167,925

+5.1 154,513 143,756

+10.0 796,807 721,104


+10.5 383,407 338,206
+18.0 307,606 259,769
+10.3 252,598 221,201
-13.1 75,801 78,437


+4.3 59,483 57,851


PPreliminary. revised.

IShipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations; unfilled orders and inventories
areas of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary aeries 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, co-minication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the HA-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 adjustedI
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change

SIC Sept. Aug. July Aug.- July- June- Sept. Aug. July Sept. Sept.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Sept.P Aug.r July 1988P 1988r1 1988 1987 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 453,044 451,830 446,536 +0.3 +1.2 +0.7 450,007 449,445 447,616 408,085 +10.3

Durable goods industries...................... 432,152 431,092 426,152 +0.2 +1.2 +0.7 429,092 428,461 426,544 387.940 +10.6
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 5,909 5,931 5,846 -0.4 +1.5 +2.1 5,854 5,951 5,864 5,389 +8.6
33 Primary metals .............................. 25,487 25,252 25,448 +0.9 -0.8 +1.7 24,419 24,713 25,037 21.392 +14.2
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 11,581 11,341 11,644 +2.1 -2.6 +0.5 10,886 10,992 11,276 10,391 +4.8
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 2,219 2,204 2,178 +0.7 +1.2 +2.4 2,197 2,172 2,189 1,909 +15.1
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 11,687 11,707 11,626 -0.2 +0.7 +2.9 11,336 11,549 11,572 9.092 +24.7
34 Fabricated metal products................... 28,632 28,679 28,911 -0.2 -0.8 -0.2 28,617 28,870 29,145 29,393 -2.6
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 59,244 58,901 57,538 +0.6 +2.4 +1.2 58,994 59,109 57,452 51,261 +15.1
351 Engines and turbines...................... 5,250 5,083 5,184 +3.3 -1.9 0.0 5.289 5,112 5,079 5,311 -.4
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 7,870 7,806 7,659 +0.8 +1.9 +0.5 7,713 7,656 7,591 6,550 +17.8
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 4.264 4,182 4.081 +2.0 +2.5 +2.9 4,477 4,400 4,253 3,017 +48.4
357 Office and computing machines............. 13,730 14,272 13,894 -3.8 +2.7 +0.5 13,730 14,617 14,091 14,084 -2.5
36 Electrical machinery........................ 92,365 93,197 93,303 -0.9 -0.1 0.0 92.515 92,802 93,650 91,568 +1.0
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 6,852 6,932 6,689 -1.2 +3.6 +1.6 6,852 6,955 6,686 6,453 +6.2
366 Communlcation equipment................... 64,430 65,253 65,453 -1.3 -0.3 -0.1 64,430 64,494 65,125 65,943 -2.3
367 Electronic components ..................... 15,541 15,452 15,676 +0.6 -1.4 -0.5 15,386 15,567 16,225 13,963 +10.2
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 4,533 4,563 4,517 -0.7 +1.0 -0.1 4,669 4,664 4,587 3,997 +16.8
37 Transportation equipment.................... 199,440 198,019 193,995 +0.7 +2.1 +1.0 197,556 195,323 193,437 168,035 +17.6
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 165,077 162,950 159,569 +1.3 +2.1 +1.3 163,342 160,722 158,322 138,526 +17.9
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 23,113 24,104 23,547 -4.1 +2.4 -1.3 23,140 23,664 24,245 19,051 +21.5
38 Instruments and related products............ 13,707 13,812 13,948 -0.8 -1.0 +0.1 13,768 13,948 14,113 13,576 +1.4
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 12.756 12,904 13,031 -1.1 -1.0 +0.6 12,756 12,984 13,085 12,319 +3.5
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 7,368 7,301 7,163 +0.9 +1.9 -2.7 7,369 7,745 7,846 7,326 +.6

Nondurable goods industries................... 20,892 20,738 20,384 +0.7 +1.7 +0.9 20,915 20,984 21,072 20,145 +3.8

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel ...................... 8,304 8,121 8,024 +2.3 +1.2 -3.2 8,497 8,797 8,941 8,611 -1.3
Consumer staples............................ 886 883 835 +0.3 +5.7 +18.4 859 877 823 634 +35.5
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive .......................... 271,687 272,590 269,814 -0.3 +1.0 +1.0 269,907 269,708 268,943 244,234 +10.5
Automotive equipment........................ 8,786 8,715 8,878 +0.8 -1.8 0.0 8,610 8,687 8,869 9,318 -7.6
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products .................. 15,438 15,494 15,435 -0.4 +0.4 -0.3 15,379 15,633 15,589 14,634 +5.1
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 147,943 146,027 143,556 +1.3 +1.7 +0.5 146,755 145,743 144,451 130,654 +12.3

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 330,280 329,659 324,263 +0.2 +1.7 +0.8 328,458 326,563 323,351 292,868 +12.2
Nondefense ................................ 167,625 165,208 158,814 +1.5 +4.0 +2.7 167,538 165,376 158,731 132,703 +26.3
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 86,677 86,229 84,047 +0.5 +2.6 +1.4 86,590 86,397 83,964 76,571 +13.1
Defense................................... 162,655 164,451 165,449 -1.1 -0.6 -1.0 160,920 161,187 164,620 160,165 +.5

Household durable goods
industries................................. 5,975 5,817 5,720 +2.7 +1.7 -2.8 6,027 6,266 6,377 6,148 -2.0

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
Industry
SIC Sept. Aug. July Aug.- July- June- Sept. Aug. July Sept. Sept.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Sept.P Aug.r July 1988P 1988 1988 1987 88/87P


All manufacturing industries............ 347,881 345,798 343,788

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 240,881 238,953 237,220

Durable goods industries...................... 228,357 226,600 225,467
With unfilled orders........................ 210,666 208,849 207,446
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,331 7,293 7,276
33 Primary metals.............................. 19,576 19,246 18,958
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills............... 9,539 9,351 9,206
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,268 1,297 1,231
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,769 8,598 8,521
34 Fabricated metal products................... 23,542 23,266 22,928
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 45,939 45,123 44,391
351 Engines and turbines ...................... 3,000 2,942 2.889
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 7,271 7,238 7,178
354 Hetalworking machinery.................... 3,179 3,073 2,803
357 Office and computing machines............. 11,838 11.610 11,527
36 Electrical machinery........................ 39,932 39,791 39,358
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
Industrial apparatus..................... 5,099 5,043 5,004
363 Household appliances...................... 2,795 2,818 2,775
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,377 1,371 1.407
366 Communicatilon equipment.................... 16,116 16,143 15,853
367 Electronic components..................... 8,479 8,407 8,292
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 6,066 6,009 6,027
37 Transportation equipment.................... 60,843 60,621 61,206
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,570 11,618 11,548
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 45,027 44,799 45,434
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,146 2,166 2,102
38 Instruments and related products............ 13.520 13,455 13,275
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.............................. 9,892 9,882 9,768
386 Photographic goods........................ 3,039 2,990 2,932
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,674 17,805 18,075

Nondurable goods industries................... 119,524 119,198 118,321
With unfilled orders........................ 30,215 30,104 29,774
20 Food and kindred products................... 25,789 25,688 25,548
202 Dairy products............................ 2,273 2,249 2,275
208 Beverages................................. 4,463 4,412 4,396
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,711 14,708 14,616
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,746 5,848 5,784
22 Textile mill products....................... 7,481 7,737 7,742
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 4,385 4,527 4,518
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,819 11,647 11,530
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,197 4,116 4,038
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,262 3,221 3,233
264 All other paper products.................. 4,360 4,310 4,259
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 26,727 26,544 26,154
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 6,939 6,875 6,830
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,512 9,468 9,348
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,721 6,643 6,481
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 9,408 9,518 9,839
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 10,080 9,847 9,688
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 22,474 22,369 22,036

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26,587 26,662 26,544
Consumer staples............................ 44,242 44,157 43,793
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 101,954 101,110 100,716
Automotive equipment........................ 14,409 14,411 14,414
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 25,164 25,142 25,202
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 135,525 134,316 133,119

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 117,741 116,653 116,243
Nondefense................................ 82,913 82,582 81,444
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 63,200 62,185 61,357
Defense................................... 34,828 34,071 34,799


Household durable goods
industries................................. 12,670 12,620 12,653


+0.6 +0.6 +0.5 346,406 346,830 344,304 322,794 +7.3


+0.8 +0.7 +0.6 240,791 240,748 239,098 222,340 +8.3

+0.8 +0.5 +0.7 227,894 227,521 226,096 211,070 +8.0
+0.9 +0.7 +0.5 210,683 210,245 208,804 194,679 +8.2
+0.5 +0.2 +1.1 7,170 7,267 7,368 6,986 +2.6
+1.7 +1.5 +1.2 19,558 19,264 19,055 17,326 +12.9
+2.0 +1.6 +2.0 9,634 9,462 9,313 8,159 +18.1
-2.2 +5.4 -0.6 1,243 1,248 1,219 1,207 +3.0

+2.0 +0.9 +0.7 8,681 8,554 8,523 7,960 +9.1
+1.2 +1.5 +0.4 23,298 23,141 22,906 22,081 +5.5
+1.8 +1.6 +1.0 45,463 45,293 44,509 40,638 +11.9
+2.0 +1.8 0.0 3,030 3,003 2,951 2,665 +13.7

+0.5 +0.8 +1.5 7,198 7,222 7,081 6,426 +12.0
+3.4 +9.6 +0.9 3,147 3,111 2,830 2,689 +17.0
+2.0 +0.7 +2.0 11,720 11,838 11,674 10,211 +14.8
+0.4 +1.1 -0.3 39,974 40,268 39,879 38,739 +3.2


+1.1 +0.8 -0.2 5,082 5,075 5,038 4,879 +4.2
-0.8 +1.5 -0.5 2,627 2,744 2,808 2,596 +1.2
+0.4 -2.6 +6.1 1,405 1,469 1,513 1,527 -8.0
-0.2 +1.8 -2.2 16,254 16,382 16,039 16,392 -.8
+0.9 +1.4 +1.9 8,479 8,516 8,356 7,550 +12.3
+0.9 -0.3 +0.3 6,127 6,082 6,125 5,795 +5.7
+0.4 -1.0 +0.4 '61,493 61,031 60,971 55,829 +10.1
-0.4 +0.6 -0.2 11,639 11.576 11,031 11,358 +2.5
+0.5 -1.4 +0.3 45,591 45,307 45,787 40,652 +12.1

-0.9 +3.0 +2.4 2,189 2,161 2,136 1,977 +10.7
+0.5 +1.4 +1.1 13,502 13,575 13,382 12,638 +6.8

+0.1 +1.2 +0.8 9,892 9,904 9,796 9,299 +6.4
+1.6 +2.0 +2.6 3,009 3,066 2,987 2,654 +13.4

-0.7 -1.5 +1.9 17,436 17,682 18,026 16,833 +3.6

+0.3 +0.7 +0.3 118,512 119,309 118,208 111,724 +6.1
+0.4 +1.1 +1.2 30,108 30,503 30,294 27,661 +8.8
+0.4 +0.5 -0.5 26,027 25,860 24,728 24,867 +4.7
+1.1 -1.1 +2.5 2,250 2,282 2,305 2,179 +3.3
+1.2 +0.4 +1.0 4,374 4,317 4,338 4,518 -3.2
0.0 +0.6 -0.2 15,447 15,213 14,037 14,795 +4.4
-1.7 +1.1 +1.4 5,574 5,425 5,286 5,613 -.7
-3.3 -0.1 +2.3 7,331 7,735 7,850 7,333 .0

-3.1 +0.2 +1.6 4,297 4,489 4,563 4,280 +.4
+1.5 +1.0 +0.8 11,548 11,570 11,545 10,768 +7.2
+2.0 +1.9 +1.5 4,072 4,050 4,027 3,711 +9.7
+1.3 -0.4 +1.2 3,197 3,209 3,217 2,907 +10.0
+1.2 +1.2 -0.1 4,279 4,311 4,301 4,150 +3.1
+0.7 +1.5 +0.8 26,252 26,461 26,358 23,933 +9.7

+0.9 +0.7 +1.6 6,939 6,910 6,893 6,363 +9.1
+0.5 +1.3 +1.2 9,227 9,541 9,506 8,330 +10.8
+1.2 +2.5 +0.3 6,587 6,559 6,553 5,833 +12.9
-1.2 -3.3 -1.8 9,372 9,499 9,817 10,105 -7.3
+2.4 +1.6 +1.7 9,845 9,798 9,708 8,752 +12.5

+0.5 +1.5 -0.2 22,563 22,961 22,916 20,353 +10.9


+0.3 26,134 26,989 27,427 25,509 +2.5
+0.7 44,380 44,290 42,975 42,013 +5.6

-0.1 101,894 101,562 101,109 93,624 +8.8
+0.7 14,400 14,297 13,765 13,884 +3.7

+1.8 24,669 24,850 25,079 23,305 +5.9

+0.8 134,929 134,842 133,949 124,459 +8.4


+0.9 +0.4 +0.2 118,132 117,720 117,188 107,992 +9.4
+0.4 +1.4 +0.9 82,879 83,210 81,813 74,901 +10.7
+1.6 +1.3 +0.7 62,852 62,617 61,847 57,212 +9.9
+2.2 -2.1 -1.5 35,253 34,510 35,375 33,091 +6.5


+0.4 -0.3 +0.3 12,496 12,804 13,020 12,590 -.7


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footaotes at end o table 2.







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

(Millions of dollars)


Seasonally adjusted

End of month Percent change

Sept. Aug.| July Aug.- July-i
1988P 1988;r1 1988 Sept.P Aug.r


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............ 112,653 111,929 110,488

Durable goods industries...................... 65.379 64,998 64.138
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,401 2,398 2,406
Primary metals.............................. 6,182 6,132 6,073
Fabricated metal products................... 8,444 8,578 8,370
Machinery, except electrical................ 13,108 12,757 12,521
Electrical machinery........................ 10,831 10,713 10,484
Transportation equipment.................... 12,993 12,988 12,745
Instruments and related products............ 4,588 4,519 4,405

All other durable goods..................... 6,832 6,913 7,134

Nondurable goods industries................... 47,274 46,931 46,350
Food and kindred products................... 9,474 9,275 9,028
Tobacco products............................ 4,381 4,425 4,416
Textile mill products....................... 2,295 2,343 2,361
Paper and allied products................... 6,511 6,447 6,331
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,504 9,492 9,292
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,344 2,369 2,428
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,087 3,958 3,898

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,678 8,622 8,596

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 123,342 123,090 123,475

Durable goods industries...................... 104,477 103,927 104,257
Stone. clay, and glass products............. 1,107 1,117 1,118
Primary metals.............................. 7,935 7,759 7,615
Fabricated metal products................... 8,296 8,159 7,998
Machinery, except electrical................ 18,030 17,738 17,607
Electrical machinery........................ 19,655 19,672 19,618
Transportation equipment.................... 40,665 40,655 41,484
Instruments and related products............ 5,277 5,282 5.265

All other durable goods..................... 3,512 3,545 3,552

Nondurable goods industries................... 18,865 19,163 19,218
Food and kindred products................... 2,503 2,578 2,690
Tobacco products............................ 253 268 252
Textile mill products....................... 2,253 2,325 2,379
Paper and allied products................... 1,313 1,296 1,301
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,097 4,192 4,147
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,478 2,476 2,530
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,386 1,421 1,400

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,582 4,607 4,519

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 111,886 110,779 109,825

Durable goods industries...................... 58,501 57,675 57,072
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,823 3,778 3,752
Primary metals.............................. 5,459 5,355 5,270
Fabricated metal products................... 6,802 6,529 6,560
Machinery, except electrical................ 14,801 14,628 14,263
Electrical machinery........................ 9,446 9,406 9.256
Transportation equipment.................... 7,185 6,978 6,977
Instruments and related products............ 3,655 3,654 3,605

All other durable goods..................... 7,330 7,347 7,389

Nondurable goods industries................... 53,385 53,104 52,753
Food and kindred products................... 13,812 13,835 13,830
Tobacco products............................ 1,112 1,155 1,116
Textile mill products....................... 2,933 3,069 3,002
Paper and allied products................... 3,995 3,904 3,898
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,126 12,860 12,715
Petroleum and coal products................. 4,586 4,673 4,881
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,607 4,468 4,390

All other nondurable goods.................. 9,214 9,140 8,921


PPreliminary. rRevised.


SIC
Code


Industry


+0.6 +1.3 +0.6 112,032 111,767 110,507 103,543 +8.2

+0.6 +1.3 +1.0 65,520 65,354 64,304 60,371 +8.5
+0.1 -0.3 +0.6 2,398 2,423 2,454 2,246 +6.8
+0.8 +1.0 +1.1 6,247 6,152 6,060 5,357 +16.6
-1.6 +2.5 +0.2 8,435 8,618 8,442 7,898 +6.8
+2.8 +1.9 +2.0 13,047 12,851 12,625 11,475 +13.7
+1.1 +2.2 0.0 10,854 10,848 10,728 10,224 +6.2
0.0 +1.9 +0.2 13,077 13,027 12,464 12,512 +4.5
+1.5 +2.6 +0.6 4,604 4,584 4,473 4,179 +10.2

-1.2 -3.1 +3.1 6,858 6,851 7,058 6,480 +5.8

+0.7 +1.3 +0.2 46,512 46,413 46,203 43,172 +7.7
+2.1 +2.7 -2.8 9,018 8,873 8,736 8,475 +6.4
-1.0 +0.2 +1.4 4,235 4,107 4,072 4,636 -8.6
-2.0 -0.8 +3.1 2,230 2,329 2,411 2,171 +2.7
+1.0 +1.8 +0.7 6,430 6,395 6,320 5,742 +12.0
+0.1 +2.2 -0.4 9,531 9,570 9,511 8,537 +11.6
-1.1 -2.4 -2.5 2,272 2,334 2,368 2,497 -9.0
+3.3 +1.5 +3.2 4,007 3,923 3,910 3,331 +20.3

+0.6 +0.3 +1.9 8,789 8,882 8,875 7,783 +12.9



+0.2 -0.3 +0.3 124,265 124,079 123,737 116,573 +6.6

+0.5 -0.3 +0.1 105,411 104,881 104,508 98,116 +7.4
-0.9 -0.1 -1.1 1,098 1,122 1,129 1,020 +7.6
+2.3 +1.9 +0.5 7,948 7,815 7,673 6,875 +15.6
+1.7 +2.0 +0.7 8,313 8,100 7,979 7,841 +6.0
+1.6 +0.7 -0.7 18,127 17,868 17,488 17,259 +5.0
-0.1 +0.3 -0.4 19,834 19,999 19,762 19,778 +.3
0.0 -2.0 +0.7 41,335 41,103 41,649 36,869 +12.1
-0.1 +0.3 +2.7 5,285 5,306 5,277 4,954 +6.7

-0.9 -0.2 -4.6 3,471 3,568 3,551 3,520 -1.4

-1.6 -0.3 +0.9 18,854 19,198 19,229 18,457 +2.2
-2.9 -4.2 +1.8 2,478 2,575 2,638 2,591 -4.4
-5.6 +6.3 +0.8 285 211 179 124 +129.8
-3.1 -2.3 +1.9 2,232 2,304 2.370 2,240 -.4
+1.3 -0.4 +3.2 1,313 1,321 1,318 1,259 +4.3
-2.3 +1.1 +2.6 4,162 4,247 4,228 3,909 +6.5
+0.1 -2.1 +0.9 2,417 2,478 2,551 2,576 -6.2
-2.5 +1.5 -0.6 1,427 1,447 1,389 1,284 +11.1

-0.5 +1.9 -1.8 4,540 4,615 4,556 4,474 +1.5



+1.0 +0.9 +0.7 110,109 110,984 110,060 102,678 +7.2

+1.4 +1.1 +1.3 56,963 57,286 57,284 52,583 +8.3
+1.2 +0.7 +2.1 3,674 3,722 3,785 3,720 -1.2
+1.9 +1.6 +2.4 5,363 5,297 5,322 5,094 +5.3
+4.2 -0.5 +0.3 6,550 6,423 6,485 6,342 +3.3
+1.2 +2.6 +2.3 14,289 14,574 14,396 11,904 +20.0
+0.4 +1.6 -0.8 9,286 9,421 9,389 8,737 +6.3
+3.0 0.0 -0.5 7,081 6,901 6,858 6,448 +9.8
0.01 +1.4 -0.4 3,613 3,685 3,632 3,505 +3.1

-0.2 -0.6 +4.0 7,107 7,263 7,417 6,833 +4.0

+0.5 +0.7 +0.2 53,146 53,698 52,776 50,095 +6.1
-0.2 0.0 +0.7 14,531 14,412 13,354 13,801 +5.3
-3.7 +3.5 +1.5 1,054 1,107 1,035 853 +23.6
-4.4 +2.2 +1.9 2,869 3,102 3,069 2,922 -1.8
+2.3 +0.2 +0.2 3,805 3,854 3,907 3,767 +1.0
+2.1 +1.1 +1.1 12,559 12,644 12,619 11,487 +9.3
-1.9 -4.3 -2.9 4,683 4,687 4,898 5,032 -6.9
+3.1 +1.8 +1.1 4,411 4,428 4,409 4,137 +6.6

+0.8 +2.5 -1.4 9,234 9,464 9,485 8,096 +14.1


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 ratiol

Industry I I
Sic Sept. Aug. July June Sept. Aug. July June
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1988 1988P 1988r 1988 1988

All manufacturing industries............. 1.57 1.56 1.59 1.56 3.66 3.68 3.73 3.67

Durable goods industries....................... 1.94 1.92 1.99 1.92 4.43 4.46 4.55 4.44
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.35 1.34 1.42 1.36 1.18 1.18 1.24 1.17
33 Primary metals ............................... 1.60 1.61 1.62 1.54 2.08 2.11 2.18 2.05
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.95 1.96 1.99 1.84 2.61 2.65 2.79 2.60
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.16 2.10 2.14 2.09 2.93 2.89 2.92 2.85
36 Electrical machinery............. .......... 2.07 2.08 2.07 2.11 4.79 4.87 4.91 4.98
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.04 1.98 2.25 2.08 11.27 11.29 12.12 11.80
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.21 2.22 2.11 2.16 2.24 2.28 2.22 2.29

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.15 1.15 1.14 1.15 0.79 0.79 0.79 0.79
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.85 (X) MX) (M) (X)
21 tobacco products............................. 2.83 3.17 3.48 3.46 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.48 1.56 1.57 1.51 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.11 1.10 1.10 1.10 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.33 1.28 1.28 1.30 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.92 0.90 0.91 0.94 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.28 1.25 1.30 1.27 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

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




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Year All Sept. Year All Sept. Year All Sept. Year All Sept.
Industry ago Septs. 1987- ago Septsa. 1987- ago Septs. 1987- ago Septs. 1987-
SIC Sept. 1983- Aug. Sept. 1983- Aug. Sept. 1983- Aug. Sept. 1983- Aug.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

All manufacturing industries..... 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.7 0.4 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 1.1 0.7 0.7 1.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.6 0.2
33 Primary metals....................... 2.8 1.0 0.7 4.8 1.6 1.4 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.4
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.1
35 Hachinery, except electrical......... 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.9 0.5 0.5 1.8 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 1.9 0.9 0.9 2.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 1.7 0.9 0.5 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.2 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.1 1.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.3 0.1
22 Textile mill products................ 0.3 0.9 1.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.7 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.5 0.4 0.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.1 0.2
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.0 0.7 0.8 (X) (X) (x) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.3 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.2 0.3 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.0 0.3 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 0.1 1.6 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.1 0.2

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 1.0 0.6 0.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.1 2.3 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2

(X) Not Applicable (NA) Not available.

Note: The revisions are the differences between the month-to-month percent changes of the preliminary and final estimates. The monthly averages are
the simple averages of the differences, without regard to sign, for the months specified. The advance to final percent change differences for the
durable goods industries are shown in the advance report for the month.




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