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.-\ --' \V CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


/W, Manufacturers' Shipments,

SInventories, and Orders
October 1988

U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1-(88)-10
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Friday, December 2, 1988

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


Sumary
New orders for manufactured goods in October increased
$3.5 billion or 1.6 percent to $226.2 billion, following a
1.9 percent decline in September. Orders for the year are
9.3 percent higher than the same period a year ago, while
1987 was 6.6 percent above the same 10 month period for
1986.
Shipments of manufactured goods in October increased
$1.1 billion or 0.5 percent to $222.5 billion. Shipments
for the year are 9.0 percent above the same period a year
ago, while 1987 shipments were 5.2 percent above the same 10
months of 1986.
Manufacturers' unfilled orders in October were up $3.7
billion or 0.8 percent to $456.8 billion. This is the
twentieth consecutive monthly increase.
Manufacturers' inventories in October increased $2.1
billion or 0.6 percent to $349.9 billion. This is also the
twentieth consecutive increase, although the ratio of
inventories to shipments has been generally decreasing. The
inventory to shipments ratio in October was 1.57, the same
as September.
New Orders
Most of the increase in manufacturers' orders was in
the durables sector, up $2.7 billion or 2.3 percent to
$122.1 billion. Transportation equipment was up $2.7
billion or 8.5 percent to $34.3 billion; defense
shipbuilding and tanks accounted for most of the increase
although motor vehicles and parts were also up. Machinery
in total showed a 0.7 percent decline, as a decrease in
nonelectrical of $0.7 billion or 3.3 percent to $20.8
billion more than offset an increase in electrical of $0.4
billion or 2.2 percent to $19.0 billion. Primary metals
declined slightly as a decrease in steel of $0.4 billion or
6.8 percent offset a $0.4 billion or 5.6 percent increase in
nonferrous metals.
Orders for nondurables increased $0.8 billion or 0.8
percent to $104.2 billion. Chemicals accounted for most of
the increase, although nearly all the industries were up.
Shipments

Most of the increase in shipments in October was in
nondurables, up $0.9 billion or 0.9 percent to $104.3
billion. Chemicals showed the largest increase, up $0.8
billion or 4.1 percent to $21.0 billion.


Shipments of durable goods were up $0.2 billion or 0.2
percent to $118.3 billion. Transportation equipment was up
$0.9 billion or 3.0 percent to $30.9 billion, with nearly
all of the increase in motor vehicles and parts. Partially
offsetting the increase in transportation were declines in
both the machinery categories; electrical was down $0.3
billion or 1.7 percent and nonelectrical $0.3 billion or 1.5
percent. The other categories were relatively flat.
Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders in October increased $3.7 billion or
0.8 percent to $456.8 billion. The increase was
concentrated in transportation equipment, up $3.4 billion or
1.7 percent to $203.1 billion; aircraft and parts accounted
for about two-thirds of the increase in transportation with
the rest in shipbuilding and tanks. The largest decline in
order backlog was in nonelectrical machinery, down $0.1
billion or 0.2 percent to $59.0 billion, the first decline
in that category since March 1987.
Inventories
The increase of 0.6 percent in inventories was
concentrated in durables, up $1.8 billion or 0.8 percent to
$230.0 billion. Virtually all major industries increased;
the largest was in transportation equipment up $0.5 billion
or 0.9 percent to $61.5 billion. Nondurables inventories
were up $0.3 billion or 0.3 percent from September to $119.9
billion as a decline in petroleum products of $0.2 billion
or 1.9 percent was offset by increases in most of the other
categories.
By stage of fabrication, materials and supplies were up
0.3 percent for durables and 0.7 percent for nondurables.
The pattern was different for work in process and finished
goods. Durables work in process was up 0.8 percent and
finished goods up 1.2 percent; for nondurables, work in
process declined 0.5 percent and finished goods were up 0.1
percent.
SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for November is schedule for December 22, 1988 at
8:30 a.m. and the full -1o1_, ry 4, 1989 at 10:00





am...


Address inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Wtiy-BIlrim W! on, DC 20233
or call Ruth Runyan or Katheen Month, (301) 763-2502 or (301) 763-2512
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. This press r l1 iis also available on the
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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 adjusted

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date

SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Oct. Sept.* Aug. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87P 1988 1987r

All manufacturing industries 222,540 221,395 221,715 +0.5 -0.1 +2.3 229,111 234,386 217,031 210,597 +8.8 2,162.290 1,982,980


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 123,313 123,757 122.913 -0.4 +0.7 +2.8 126,603 131,908 119,743 116.024

Durable goods industries.......... 118,278 118,030 117,866 +0.2 +0.1 +4.2 122,437 125,058 112,493 112.009
With unfilled orders............ 97,094 97,628 96,678 -0.5 +1.0 +3.3 99,276 104,359 93,099 90,212
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,405 5,399 5.435 +0.1 -0.7 +6.3 5,715 5,852 5,653 6,089
33 Primary metals.................. 12,280 12,334 11.990 -0.4 +2.9 +2.8 12,525 12.614 11,930 10,732
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,179 5,211 5,091 -0.6 +2.4 +1.2 5,220 5.193 4,978 4,749
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 891 952 883 -6.4 +7.8 +9.0 971 934 892 890
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,210 6,171 6,016 +0.6 +2.6 +3.3 6,334 6,487 6,060 5,093
34 Fabricated metal products....... 12,073 12,049 11,870 +0.2 +1.5 +3.0 12,686 12,696 11,845 11,455
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 20,902 21,224 21,488 -1.5 -1.2 +3.6 20,601 23,111 19,565 18,528
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,396 1,418 1,483 -1.6 -4.4 +15.3 1,283 1,476 1,362 1,160
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,533 2,545 2,569 -0.5 -0.9 -1.4 2,482 2,559 2,310 2,317
354 Metalworking machinery........ 906 921 1,034 -1.6 -10.9 +4.4 1,006 1,035 897 916
357 Office and computing machines. 5,694 5,777 5,850 -1.4 -1.2 +1.2 5,068 7,327 5,227 4,663
36 Electrical machinery............ 19.016 19,354 19,131 -1.7 +1.2 +0.6 19,289 21,239 18,845 18,210
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,440 2,368 2,292 +3.0 +3.3 -0.2 2,454 2,611 2,231 2,217
363 Household appliances.......... 1,493 1,570 1,564 -4.9 +0.4 +5.5 1,568 1,759 1,635 1,556
365 Radio and TV.................. 1,014 1,056 1,060 -4.0 -0.4 +18.4 1,197 1,343 1,066 1,140
366 Communication equipment....... 6.118 6,244 6,114 -2.0 +2.1 -2.9 5,873 6,777 5,934 5,688
367 Electronic components......... 4,692 4,752 4,654 -1.3 +2.1 -2.5 4,645 5,017 4,632 4,113
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,259 3,364 3,447 -3.1 -2.4 +5.2 3,552 3,732 3,347 3,496
37 Transportation equipment........ 30,867 29,960 30,683 .+3.0 -2.4 +12.6 32,601 30,570 27,100 28,722
371 Motor vehicles and parts...... 19,547 18,700 19,349 +4.5 -3.4 +18.1 21,375 19,156 16,616 18,369
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,237 9,078 9,257 +1.8 -1.9 +3.6 9,091 9,262 8,454 8,462
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 834 934 799 -10.7 +16.9 -4.1 819 941 805 773
38 Instruments and related products 6,081 6,147 6,048 -1.1 +1.6 -3.9 6,174 6,545 5,900 5,791
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,116 4.186 4,122 -1.7 +1.6 -3.7 4,116 4,402 4,090 3,838
386 Photographic goods............ 1,813 1,803 1,773 +0.6 +1.7 -4.1 1,886 1,976 1,660 1,725
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,654 11,563 11,221 +0.8 +3.0 -2.5 12,846 12,431 11,655 12,482

Nondurable goods industries....... 104,262 103,365 103,849 +0.9 -0.5 +0.3 106,674 109,328 104,538 98,588
With unfilled orders............ 26,219 26,129 26,235 +0.3 -0.4 +1.0 27,327 27,549 26,644 25,812
20 Food and kindred products....... 30,451 30,339 30,265 +0.4 +0.2 -0.7 31,221 32,455 29,913 28,258
202 Dairy products................ 4,179 4,197 4,130 -0.4 +1.6 +1.5 4,095 4,273 4,146 3,950
208 Beverages..................... 3,896 4,034 4,024 -3.4 +0.2 +0.6 3,935 4,118 4,308 3,738
203-6.9 All other foods............... 14.279 14,089 14,173 +1.3 -0.6 -0.2 14,707 15,756 13.351 12,733
21 Tobacco products................ 1,884 2,021 1.846 -6.8 +9.5 +11.0 1,696 2,353 1,771 1,382
22 Textile aill products........... 4,794 5,047 4,956 -5.0 +1.8 +0.8 5,147 5,599 5,186 5,185
221-4.6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 2,898 3,030 3,050 -4.4 -0.7 +1.8 3,014 3,398 3,126 3,172
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,686 10.550 10,575 +1.3 -0.2 +0.9 10,750 10,782 10,639 9,676
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,756 4,711 4,709 +1.0 0.0 +0.1 4,714 4,703 4,702 4,106
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,631 2,635 2,643 -0.2 -0.3 +3.1 2,710 2,751 2,705 2,388
264 All other paper products...... 3,299 3,204 3,223 +3.0 -0.6 +0.2 3,326 3,328 3,232 3,182
28 Chemicals and allied products... 20,968 20,144 20,680 +4.1 -2.6 +1.0 20,313 21,051 20,342 17,780
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 5,971 5,772 5,750 +3.4 +0.4 -3.5 5,852 5,836 5,647 5,075
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,316 5,956 6.506 +6.0 -8.5 +11.3 6,253 7,003 6,578 5,596
282,9 Other chemical products....... 5,658 5,420 5,454 +4.4 -0.6 0.0 5,658 5,541 5,454 4,977
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,283 10,256 10,546 +0.3 -2.7 -2.2 10,480 10,365 10,966 10,984
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,869 7,855 7,894 +0.2 -0.5 +5.7 8,305 8,159 7,707 7,320
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 17,327 17,153 17,087 +1.0 +0.4 -1.2 18,762 18,564 18,014 18,003

Market categories:
Rome goods and apparel.......... 14,364 14,328 14,073 +0.3 +1.8 -1.4 15,989 16,326 15,319 15.322
Consumer staples................ 42,853 42,458 42,823 +0.9 -0.9 +2.5 43,594 46,141 42,492 39,645
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 36,439 37,042 36,507 -1.6 +1.5 -0.1 35,759 40,023 34,408 32,867
Automotive equipment............ 21,984 21,188 21,888 +3.8 -3.2 +17.1 24,034 21,733 19,179 20,821
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,140 17,045 16,963 +0.6 +0.5 +1.9 18,310 18,268 17,558 17,884
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 89,760 89,334 89,461 +0.5 -0.1 +0.8 91,425 91.895 88,075 84,058

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 40,995 41,353 41,449 -0.9 -0.2 +1.9 40,567 44,647 38,777 37,615
Nondefense.................... 32,569 32,523 32,414 +0.1 +0.3 +1.3 32,116 35,621 30,167 28,533
Excluding aircraft and parts 27,884 28,262 28,346 -1.3 -0.3 +1.9 27,697 31,250 26,615 25,325
Defense....................... 8,426 8,830 9,035 -4.6 -2.3 +4.3 8,451 9,026 8,610 9,082

Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,724 6,638 6,571 +1.3 +1.0 +2.3 7,480 7,755 6.867 7.011


+9.1 1.194,658 1,086,172

+9.3 1,146,924 1,046,976
+10.0 937,288 848,091
-6.1 53,692 52,252
+16.7 118,003 95,655
+9.9 51,202 41,441
+9.1 8,689 8,094


+24.4 58,112
+10.7 120,048
+11.2 203,102
+10.6 12,980

+7.1 25.044
+9.8 9,170
+8.7 54,387
+5.9 187,721


+10.7 22,952
+0.8 15,169
+5.0 9,472
+3.3 61,550
+12.9 45,428
+1.6 33,150
+13.5 288,619
+16.4 181,215
+7.4 86,743


46,120
113,616
177,814
11,557

21,152
7,815
48,826
173,000


21,496
15,257
9,502
57,399
38,733
30,613
268.438
165,927
83,888


+6.0 8,380 8,150
+6.6 60,056 55,260

+7.2 40,708 37,038
+9.3 17,602 16,243

+2.9 116,569 110,941


1,015,366
257,370
295,385
40,622
40,252
135,471
17,532
49,339

30,181
103,309
45,747
25,479
32,083
200,019

55,982
60,701
53,939
103,785
75,817


936,004
238,081
269,754
39,261
38,020
117,125
15,606
48,181

29,794
91,418
38,728
22,320
30,370
177,052

49,539
55,904
48,279
103,588
67,234


+4.2 170,180 163,171


+4.4 143,057 139,075
+10.0 413,910 381,490

+8.8 354,315 319,449
+15.4 205,491 188,157

+2.4 171,981 161,801

+8.8 873,536 793,008


+7.8 396,561
+12.6 311.099
+9.4 271,472
-6.9 86,500


+6.7


363,304
274,171
241,465
89,133


66.026 63.436


See footnotes at and of table 2.













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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. Sept.- ig.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Oct.P iept.r Aug. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987' 88/87P 1988P 1987r

All manufacturing industries 226.208 222,669 227,009 +1.6 -1.9 +3.2 230,853 234,757 218,860 211,838 +9.0 2,197,850 2,009,860

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 126,981 125,031 128,207 +1.6 -2.5 +4.5 128,345 132.279 121,572 117,265 +9.4 1.230,218 1,113,052

Durable goods industries.......... 122,058 119,321 122,806 +2.3 -2.8 +5.8 124,592 125.584 114,410 113,269 +10.0 1,181,503 1,069,357
With unfilled orders............ 100,874 98,919 101,618 +2.0 -2.7 +5.2 101,431 104,885 95,016 91,472 +10.9 971,867 870,472
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,352 5,364 5,520 -0.2 -2.8 +5.5 5,518 5.766 5,740 5,918 -6.8 54,283 52,403
33 Primary metals.................. 12,448 12,496 11,794 -0.4 +6.0 -2.6 12,399 12,205 11,606 10,938 +13.4 119,003 99,573
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 4,943 5,301 4,788 -6.8 +10.7 -5.8 4,742 4,978 4,694 4,478 +5.9 50,076 43,048
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 933 974 909 -4.2 +7.2 +5.5 1,018 960 875 886 +14.9 9,003 8,200
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,572 6,221 6,097 +5.6 +2.0 -1.0 6,639 6,267 6,037 5,574 +19.1 59,924 48,325
34 Fabricated metal products....... 11,976 12,007 11,638 -0.3 +3.2 +1.5 12,314 12,417 11,570 11,506 +7.0 118,618 114,900
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 20,757 21,459 22,851 -3.3 -6.1 +6.7 20,058 23.003 21,222 18,936 +5.9 209,569 181,928
351 Engines and turbines.......... 1,405 1,593 1,382 -11.8 +15.3 +7.3 1,396 1,676 1,395 1,365 +2.3 13,083 11,957
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,454 2,614 2,716 -6.1 -3.8 +2.9 2,367 2,658 2,375 2,299 +3.0 25,631 21,366
354 Metalworking machinery........ 964 1,010 1,135 -4.6 -11.0 +2.7 923 1.134 1,044 807 +14.4 10,850 7,858
357 Office and computing machines. 5,487 5,225 6,228 +5.0 -16.1 +6.4 4,836 6,455 5,753 4,669 +3.6 54,384 48,925
36 Electrical machinery............ 19,047 18,629 19,025 +2.2 -2.1 -0.1 19,277 20,939 17,997 18,546 +3.9 188,067 174,507
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,613 2,267 2,535 +15.3 -10.6 +5.5 2,603 2,490 2,500 2,253 +15.5 23,549 21,839
366 Communication equipment....... 6,116 5,584 5,914 +9.5 -5.6 -4.9 6,110 6,795 5,303 6,007 +1.7 59,937 57,364
367 Electronic components......... 4,309 4,823 4,430 -10.7 +8.9 -5.5 4,125 4,807 3,974 4,248 -2.9 45,922 39,858
364.9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,440 3,359 3,493 +2.4 -3.8 +6.7 3,716 3,738 3,424 3,490 +6.5 33,870 30,856
37 Transportation equipment........ 34,311 31.618 34,707 +8.5 -8.9 +18.7 36,081 32,788 28,986 29,199 +23.6 314,931 276,800
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 11,512 11,504 12,638 +0.1 -9.0 +15.0 11,363 11,887 10,854 9,640 +17.9 106,956 90,926
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 2,108 -59 1,356 (N) -104.4 +165.4 2,082 417 224 257 +710.1 14,004 8,583
38 Instruments and related products 6,217 6,104 5,912 +1.9 +3.2 -6.3 6,227 6,437 5,735 5,662 +10.0 60,451 56,267
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,255 4,101 3,995 +3.8 +2.7 -8.3 4,246 4,246 3,989 3,853 +10.2 41,106 37,751
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 11,950 11,644 11,359 +2.6 +2.5 +0.5 12,718 12,029 11,554 12,564 +1.2 117,467 112,979

Nondurable goods industries....... 104,150 103,348 104,203 +0.8 -0.8 +0.4 106,261 109,173 104,450 98,569 +7.8 1,016,347 940,503
With unfilled orders............ 26,107 26,112 26,589 0.0 -1.8 +1.7 26,914 27,394 26,556 25,793 +4.3 258,351 242,580

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 14,662 14,502 14,170 +1.1 +2.3 +1.2 15,641 15,974 15,175 15,072 +3.8 144,076 141,588
Consumer staples................ 42.812 42,456 42,871 +0.8 -1.0 +2.3 43,525 46,123 42,546 39,604 +9.9 414,032 381,342
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 38,571 36,343 39,283 +6.1 -7.5 +0.3 37,643 40,316 35,173 33,587 +12.1 374,008 330,570
Automotive equipment............ 21,909 21,200 21,725 +3.3 -2.4 +16.3 24,009 21,636 18,997 20,620 +16.4 204,853 188,545
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 17,215 17,001 17,022 +1.3 -0.1 +2.5 18,079 18,023 17,602 17,660 +2.4 172,543 161,416
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 91,039 91,167 91,938 -0.1 -0.8 +2.7 91,956 92,685 89,367 85,295 +7.8 888,338 806,399

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 44,457 42,330 46,845 +5.0 -9.6 +8.4 43,861 46,619 41,989 39,234 +11.8 427,408 377,440
Nondefense.................... 33,811 34,858 38,808 -3.0 -10.2 +7.2 33,107 37,803 36,812 29,758 +11.3 340,788 289,527
Excluding aircraft and parts 28,251 28,628 30,528 -1.3 -6.2 +5.3 27.813 31,463 29.048 25,675 +8.3 280,486 246,876
Defense....................... 10,646 7,472 8,037 +42.5 -7.0 +14.9 10,754 8,816 5,177 9,476 +13.5 87,658 87,913

Household durable goods
industries..................... 7,029 6,786 6,668 +3.6 +1.8 +6.6 7,283 7,469 6,756 6,754 +7.8 66,862 64,605

PPreliminary. rRevised. (N) When new orders for a prior month are negative because of cancellations or as a result of seasonal adjustment, the
percentage change calculation is algebraically negative even though there is a net dollar increase from the prior month to the current month.

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 series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; communication equipment; air-
craft and aircraft parts; and shipbuilding, converting and repairing.
Defense capital goods include ordnance, communication equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and shipbuilding converting and repairing. The defense
data are comparable to those published annually in the MA-175, Shipments to Federal Government Agencies.












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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change
Industry -
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Oct.P Sept.r Aug. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 456,771 453,103 451,830 +0.8 +0.3 +1.2 451,558 449,816 449,445 409,326 +10.3


Durable goods industries ......................
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............
33 Primary metals..............................
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills...............
332 Iron and steel foundries ..................
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals..................................
34 Fabricated metal products...................
35 Machinery, except electrical ................
351 Engines and turbines ......................
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment..............
354 Metalworking machinery ....................
357 Office and computing machines ............
36 Electrical machinery ........................
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus .....................
366 Communication equipment ...................
367 Electronic components.....................
364,9 Other electrical machinery ................
37 Transportation equipment ....................
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts.............
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................
38 Instruments and related products............
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments..............................
24,25,
39 All other durable goods .....................

Nondurable goods industries...................

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

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries....................
Nondefense...............................
Excluding aircraft and parts............
Defense...................................

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


436,162 432,382 431,092
5,843 5,896 5,931
25,582 25,414 25,252
11,195 11,431 11,341
2,268 2,226 2,204

12,119 11,757 11,707
28,540 28.637 28,679
58,991 59,136 58,901
5,267 5,258 5,083

7,796 7,875 7,806
4,329 4,271 4,182
13,513 13,720 14,272
92,503 92,472 93,197


7,004 6,831 6,932
64,591 64,593 65,253
15,140 15,523 15,452
4.739 4,558 4,563
203,120 199,676 198,019
167,651 165,376 162,950

24,383 23,109 24,104
13,905 13,769 13,812

12,958 12,819 12,904

7,678 7,382 7,301

20,609 20,721 20,738


8,593 8,295 8,121
840 881 883

274,022 271,890 272,590
8,652 8,727 8,715

15.525 15,450 15,494

149,139 147,860 146,027


334,097 330,635 329,659
168,785 167,543 165,208
86,962 86,595 86,229
165,312 163,092 164,451


6,270 5,965 5,817


+0.9 +0.3 +1.2 431,142 428,987 428,461 389,200 +10.8
-0.9 -0.6 +1.5 5,668 5,865 5,951 5,218 +8.6
+0.7 +0.6 -0.8 24,178 24,304 24,713 21,598 +11.9
-2.1 +0.8 -2.6 10,299 10,777 10,992 10,120 +1.8
+1.9 +1.0 +1.2 2,245 2,198 2.172 1,905 +17.8

+3.1 +0.4 +0.7 11,634 11,329 11,549 9,573 +21.5
-0.3 -0.1 -0.8 28,219 28,591 28,870 29,444 -4.2
-0.2 +0.4 +2.4 58,458 59,001 59,109 51,669 +13.1
+4.2 +3.4 -1.9 5,425 5,312 5,112 5,516 -1.6

-1.0 +0.9 +1.9 7,640 7,755 7,656 6,532 +17.0
+1.4 +2.1 +2.5 4,416 4,499 4,400 2,908 +51.9
-1.5 -3.9 +2.7 13,513 13,745 14,617 14,090 -4.1
0.0 -0.8 -0.1 92,490 92,502 92,802 91,904 +.6


+2.5 -1.5 +3.6 6,983 6,834 6,955 6,489 +7.6
0.0 -1.0 -0.3 64,749 64,512 64,494 66,262 -2.3
-2.5 +0.5 -1.4 14,837 15,357 15,567 14,098 +5.2
+4.0 -0.1 +1.0 4,834 4,670 4,664 3,991 +21.1
+1.7 +0.8 +2.1 201,021 197,541 195,323 168,512 +19.3
+1.4 +1.5 +2.1 165,619 163,347 160,722 139,704 +18.5

+5.5 -4.1 +2.4 24,403 23,140 23,664 18,535 +31.7
+1.0 -0.3 -1.0 13,893 13,840 13,948 13,447 +3.3

+1.1 -0.7 -1.0 12,958 12,828 12,984 12,334 +5.1

+4.0 +1.1 +1.9 7,215 7,343 7,745 7,408 -2.6

-0.5 -0.1 +1.7 20,416 20,829 20,984 20,126 +1.4


+3.6 +2.1 +1.2 8,097 8,445 8,797 8,361 -3.2
-4.7 -0.2 +5.7 790 859 877 593 +33.2

+0.8 -0.3 +1.0 271,885 270,001 269,708 244,954 +11.0
-0.9 +0.1 -1.8 8,565 8.590 8,687 9,117 -6.1

+0.5 -0.3 +0.4 15,157 15,388 15,633 14,410 +5.2

+0.9 +1.3 +1.7 147,064 146,533 145,743 131.891 +11.5


+1.0 +0.3 +1.7 331,829 328,535 326,563 294,487 +12.7
+0.7 +1.4 +4.0 168,549 167,558 165,376 133,928 +25.9
+0.4 +0.4 +2.6 86,726 86,610 86,397 76,921 +12.7
+1.4 -0.8 -0.6 163,280 160,977 161,187 160,559 +1.7


+5.1 +2.5 +1.7 5,783 5,980 6.266 5,891 -1.8


See footnotes at end of table 2.












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

(Hillions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change
Industry
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Oct.P Sept.r Aug. 1988P 1988r 198J 1987r 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 349,908 347,785 345,798 +0.6 +0.6 +0.6 348,996 346,388 346.830 325,299 +7.3


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 242,136

Durable goods industrieas...................... 230,012
With unfilled orders........................ 211,839
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7.522
33 Primary metals.............................. 19,908
331 Blast furnaces, steel aills............... 9,754
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,292
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,862
34 Fabricated metal products................... 23,521
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 45,975
351 Engines and turbines...................... 3,058
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment .............. 7,328
354 Hetalworking machinery.................... 3,087
357 Office and computing machines............. 11.960
36 Electrical machinery........................ 40,050
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ..................... 5,069
363 Household appliances...................... 2,755
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,416
366 Commnication equipment................... 16,063
367 Electronic componencs..................... 8,564
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 6,183
37 Transportation equipment.................... 61,482
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,629
372.6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 45,478
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,255
38 Instruments and related products............ 13,641
381-4 Scientific and engineering
Instruments.............................. 9,957
386 Photographic goods........................ 3,074
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,913

Nondurable goods industries................... 119,896
With unfilled orders ........................ 30,297
20 Food and kindred products................... 25,820
202 Dairy products............................ 2,283
208 Beverages................................. 4,493
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,668
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,814
22 Textile mill products....................... 7,614
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadvoven fabrics........................ 4,427
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,848
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,205
265 Paperboard containers ..................... 3,242
264 All other paper products.................. 4,401
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 27,081
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 7,063
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,548
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,900
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 9,158
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 10,249
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods.................. 22,312

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26.516
Consumer staples ............................ 44,409
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 102,591
Automotive equipment........................ 14,585
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products.................. 25,397
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 136,410

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 118,464
Nondefense................................ 83,150
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 63,397
Defense................................... 35,314

Household durable goods
industries................................. 12.686


240,695 238.953

228,214 226,600
210,458 208,849
7,389 7,293
19,544 19,246
9,551 9,351
1,283 1,297

8,710 8,598
23,496 23,266
45,797 45,123
3.004 2,942

7,263 7,238
3.152 3,073
11,784 11,610
39,797 39,791


5,083 5,043
2,734 2,818
1,380 1,371
16,042 16,143
8,468 8.407
6,090 6.009
60,933 60,621
11,568 11,618
45,105 44,799

2.151 2,166
13,513 13,455

9,877 9,882
3,034 2,990

17,745 17,805

119,571 119,198
30,237 30,104
25,742 25,688
2.283 2,249
4,500 4,412
14,638 14,708
5,763 5,848
7,545 7,737

4,402 4,527
11,775 11,647
4,185 4,116
3,240 3,221
4,350 4,310
26,882 26,544

6,987 6,875
9,544 9,468
6,743 6,643
9,336 9,518
10,089 9,847

22,439 22,369


26,478 26,662
44,282 44,157

101,871 101,110
14,415 14,411

25,184 25,142

135,555 134,316


117,620 116,653
82,781 82,582
63,013 62,185
34.839 34,071


12.614 12.620


+0.6 +0.7 +0.7 241,633 240,686 240,748 223,652 +8.0


+0.9 +0.3
-2.1 +2.6
+1.5 +1.5
+0.6 0.0


+0.5 229,436 227,815 227,521 212,572 +7.9
+0.7 211,886 210,570 210,245 196,255 +8.0
+0.2 7,231 7,207 7,267 6,920 +4.5
+1.5 19,777 19,552 19,264 17,487 +13.1
+1.6 9.852 9,667 9,462 8,346 +18.0
+5.4 1,240 1,246 1,248 1,214 +2.1

+0.9 8,685 8,639 8,554 7,927 +9.6
+1.5 23,213 23,297 23,141 22,193 +4.6
+1.6 45,801 45,416 45,293 41,188 +11.2
+1.8 3,136 3,031 3,003 2,733 +14.7

+0.8 7.328 7,213 7,222 6,440 +13.8
+9.6 3,087 3,140 3,111 2,680 +15.2
+0.7 11,960 11,710 11,838 10,432 +14.6
+1.1 39,984 39,850 40,268 38,941 +2.7


+0.8 5,018 5,069 5,075 4,863 +3.2
+1.5 2,617 2,569 2,744 2,675 -2.2
-2.6 1,402 1,407 1,469 1,492 -6.0
+1.8 16,200 16,211 16,382 16,532 -2.0
+1.4 8,564 8,472 8,516 7,636 +12.2
-0.3 6.183 6,122 6,082 5,743 +7.7
-1.0 62,355 61,511 61,031 56,729 +9.9
+0.6 11,698 11,647 11,576 11,327 +3.3
-1.4 46,249 45.584 45.307 41.499 +11.4


+4.8 -0.7 +3.0 2,341 2,189 2,161 2,029 +15.4
+0.9 +0.4 +1.4 13,623 13,521 13,575 12,529 +8.7

+0.8 -0.1 +1.2 9,957 9,899 9,904 9,226 +7.9
+1.3 +1.5 +2.0 3,074 3,009 3,066 2,650 +16.0

+0.9 -0.3 -1.5 17,452 17,461 17,682 J6,585 +5.2

+0.3 +0.3 +0.7 119,560 118,573 119,309 112,727 +6.1
+0.2 +0.4 +1.1 29,747 30,116 30,503 27,397 +8.6
+0.3 +0.2 +0.5 27,045 25,971 25,860 25,724 +5.1
0.0 +1.5 -1.1 2,306 2,268 2,282 2,231 +3.4
-0.2 +2.0 +0.4 4,448 4,435 4,317 4,541 -2.0
+0.2 -0.5 +0.6 15,841 15,332 15,213 15,359 +3.1
+0.9 -1.5 +1.1 5,872 5,574 5,425 5,721 +2.6
+0.9 -2.5 -0.1 7,408 7,408 7,735 7,306 +1.4

+0.6 -2.8 +0.2 4,294 4,314 4,489 4.253 +1.0
+0.6 +1.1 +1.0 11,544 11,537 11,570 10,711 +7.8
+0.5 +1.7 +1.9 4,080 4,068 4,050 3,678 +10.9
+0.1 +0.6 -0.4 3,145 3,188 3,209 2,891 +8.8
+1.2 +0.9 +1.2 4,319 4,281 4,311 4,142 +4.3
+0.7 +1.3 +1.5 26,734 26,338 26,461 24,302 +10.0

+1.1 +1.6 +0.7 6,992 6,938 6,910 6,350 +10.1
0.0 +0.8 +1.3 9,453 9,299 9,541 8,538 +10.7
+2.3 +1.5 +2.5 6,693 6,576 6,559 5,858 +14.3
-1.9 -1.9 -3.3 9,295 9,341 9,499 10,239 -9.2
+1.6 +2.5 +1.6 9,907 9,896 9,798 8,669 +14.3

-0.6 +0.3 +1.5 21,755 22,508 22,961 20.055 +8.5


+0.1 -0.7 +0.4 25,628 26,038 26,989 25,362 +1.0
+0.3 +0.3 +0.8 45,427 44,412 44.290 42,954 +5.8

+0.7 +0.8 +0.4 103,122 101,846 101,562 94,942 +8.6
+1.2 0.0 0.0 14,508 14,426 14,297 13.811 +5.0

+0.8 +0.2 -0.2 24,655 24,692 24,850 23,206 +6.2

+0.6 +0.9 +0.9 135,656 134,974 134,842 125,024 +8.5


+0.7 +0.8 +0.4 119,332 118,004 117,720 109,442 +9.0
+0.4 +0.2 +1.4 83,495 82,769 83,210 75,913 +10.0
+0.6 +1.3 +1.3 63,313 62,742 62,617 57,753 +9.6
+1.4 +2.3 -2.1 35,837 35,235 34,510 33,529 +6.9


+0.6 0.0 -0.3 12,388 12,400 12,804 12.563 -1.4


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

End of month Percent change End of month Percent
Industry change
sic Oct. Sept. Aug. Sept.- Aug.- July- Oct. Sept. Aug. Oct. Oct.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Oct.P Sept.r Aug. 1988P 1988r 1988 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


+0.5 +0.6 +1.3 112,319 112,055 111,767 103,732 +8.3

+0.3 +0.4 +1.3 65,282 65,482 65,354 60,391 +8.1
+0.1 +0.5 -0.3 2,389 2,403 2,423 2,235 +6.9
-0.5 +0.3 +1.0 6,246 6,236 6,152 5,467 +14.2
+0.2 -1.7 +2.5 8,319 8,454 8,618 7,813 +6.5
+0.6 +2.4 +1.9 13,110 13,028 12,851 11,680 +12.2
+2.7 +0.8 +2.2 10,912 10,814 10,848 10,099 +8.1
-2.3 -0.2 +1.9 12,708 13,077 13,027 12,471 +1.9
+1.7 +1.5 +2.6 4,646 4,612 4,584 4,130 +12.5

+0.5 -0.9 -3.1 6,952 6,858 6,851 6,496 +7.0

+0.7 +0.9 +1.3 47,037 46,573 46,413 43,341 +8.5
-0.6 +1.6 +2.7 9,485 8,959 8,873 8,827 +7.5
+3.0 -0.5 +0.2 4,329 4,235 4,107 4,515 -4.1
+0.1 -0.5 -0.8 2,214 2,278 2,329 2,136 +3.7
+0.6 +1.0 +1.8 6,416 6,455 6,395 5,698 +12.6
+1.6 +0.9 +2.2 9,679 9,559 9,570 8,532 +13.4
-1.8 -1.5 -2.4 2,258 2,275 2,334 2,520 -10.4
+2.2 +3.3 +1.5 4,084 4,023 3,923 3,367 +21.3

+0.4 +0.8 +0.3 8,572 8,789 8,882 7,746 +10.7



+0.6 +0.4 -0.3 125,565 124,507 124,079 117,540 +6.8

+0.8 +0.5 -0.3 106,399 105,387 104,881 98,978 +7.5
0.0 +0.4 -0.1 1,073 1,109 1,122 1,025 +4.7
+2.9 +2.6 +1.9 8,122 7,979 7,815 6,940 +17.0
+2.6 +1.5 +2.0 8,491 8,308 8,100 7,981 +6.4
-1.2 +1.2 +0.7 17,887 18,092 17,868 17,116 +4.5
-1.2 -0.3 +0.3 19,715 19,810 19,999 19,967 -1.3
+2.1 +0.3 -2.0 42,335 41,351 41,103 37,590 +12.6
0.0 -0.6 +0.3 5,274 5,269 5,306 4,875 +8.2

+1.3 -0.9 -0.2 3,502 3,469 3,568 3,484 +.5


All manufacturing industries............ 113.152 112,617 111,929

Durable goods industries...................... 65,437 65,253 64,998
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 2,411 2,409 2,398
Primary metals.............................. 6,120 6,148 6,132
Fabricated metal products................... 8,449 8,430 8,578
Machinery, except electrical................ 13,138 13,062 12,757
Electrical machinery........................ 11,094 10,799 10.713
Transportation equipment.................... 12,675 12,968 12.988
Instruments and related products............ 4,666 4,586 4,519

All other durable goods..................... 6,884 6,851 6,913

Nondurable goods industries................... 47,715 47,364 46,931
Food and kindred products................... 9,362 9,422 9,275
Tobacco products............................ 4,539 4,405 4,425
Textile mill products....................... 2,335 2,332 2,343
Paper and allied products................... 6,549 6,511 6,447
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,731 9,576 9,492
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,292 2,334 2,369
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,179 4,089 3.958

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,728 8,695 8,622

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 124,349 123,550 123,090

Durable goods industries...................... 105,326 104,440 103,927
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,121 1,121 1,117
Primary metals.............................. 8,191 7,962 7,759
Fabricated metal products................... 8,503 8,285 8,159
Machinery, except electrical................ 17,729 17,942 17,738
Electrical machinery........................ 19,375 19,606 19,672
Transportation equipment.................... 41,601 40,763 40,655
Instruments and related products............ 5,249 5,249 5,282

All other durable goods..................... 3,557 3,512 3,545

Nondurable goods industries................... 19,023 19,110 19,163
Food and kindred products................... 2,714 2,747 2,578
Tobacco products............................ 223 250 268
Textile mill products....................... 2,316 2,274 2,325
Paper and allied products................... 1,271 1,288 1,296
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,210 4,133 4,192
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,403 2,450 2,476
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,375 1,385 1,421

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,511 4,583 4,607

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............ 112,407 111,618 110,779

Durable goods industries...................... 59,249 58,521 57,675
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,990, 3,859 3,778
Primary metals.............................. 5,597 5,434 5,355
Fabricated metal products................... 6,569 6,781 6,529
Machinery, except electrical................ 15,108 14,793 14,628
Electrical machinery........................ 9,581 9,392 9,406
Transportation equipment.................... 7,206 7,202 6,978
Instruments and related products............ 3,726 3,678 3,654

All other durable goods..................... 7,472 7,382 7,347

Nondurable goods industries................... 53,158 53,097 53,104
Food and kindred products................... 13,744 13,573 13,835
Tobacco products............................ 1,052 1,108 1,155
Textile mill products....................... 2,963 2,939 3,069
Paper and allied products................... 4,028 3,976 3,904
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,140 11,173 12,860
Petroleum and coal products................. 4,463 4,552 4,673
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,695 4,615 4,468

All other nondurable goods.................. 9,073 9,161 9,140


-0.3 19,166 19,120 19,198 18,562 +3.3
-4.2 2,769 2,733 2,575 2,670 +3.7
+6.3 359 285 211 179 +100.6
-2.3 2,307 2,256 2,304 2,227 +3.6
-0.4 1,270 1,292 1,321 1,245 +2.0
+1.1 4,234 4,183 4,247 3,836 +10.4
-2.1 2,463 2,407 2,478 2,762 -10.8
+1.5 1,363 1,433 1,447 1,232 +10.6

+1.9 4,401 4,531 4,615 4,411 -.2


+0.7 +0.8 +0.9 111,112 109,826 110,984 104,027 +6.8


+1.2
+3.4
+3.0
-3.1
+2.1
+2.0
+0.1
+1.3


+1.1 57,755 56,946 57,286 53,203 +8.6
+0.7 3,769 3,695 3,722 3,660 +3.0
+1.6 5,409 5,337 5,297 5,080 +6.5
-0.5 6,403 6.535 6,423 6,399 +.1
+2.6 14,804 14,296 14,574 12,392 +19.5
+1.6 9,357 9,226 9,421 8,875 +5.4
0.0 7,312 7,083 6,901 6,668 +9.7
+1.4 3,703 3,640 3,685 3,524 +5.1


+1.2 +0.5 -0.6 6,998 7,134 7,263 6,605 +6.0


+0.1
+1.3
-5.1
+0.8
+1.3
-0.3
-2.0
+1.7


+0.7 53,357 52,880 53,698 50,824 +5.0
0.0 14,791 14,279 14,412 14,227 +4.0
+3.5 1,184 1,054 1,107 1,027 +15.3
+2.2 2,887 2,874 3,102 2,943 -1.9
+0.2 3,858 3,790 3,854 3,768 +2.4
+1.1 12,821 12,596 12,644 11,934 +7.4
-4.3 4,574 4,659 4,687 4,957 -7.7
+1.8 4,460 4,440 4,428 4,070 +9.6


-1.0 +0.2 +2.5 8,782 9,188 9,464 7,898 +11.2


PPreliminary. rRevlsed.


-0.5
-1.2
-10.8
+1.8
-1.3
+1.9
-1.9
-0.7

-1.6


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 ratio1

Industry -
SIC Oct. Sept. Aug. July Oct. Sept. Aug. July
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1988 1988P 1988r 1988 1988

All manufacturing industries............. 1.57 1.57 1.56 1.59 3.70 3.66 3.68 3.73

Durable goods industries....................... 1.94 1.93 1.92 1.99 4.49 4.43 4.46 4.55
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.39 1.37 1.34 1.42 1.17 1.18 1.18 1.24
33 Primary metals............................... 1.62 1.58 1.61 1.62 2.08 2.06 2.11 2.18
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.95 1.95 1.96 1.99 2.60 2.62 2.65 2.79
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.20 2.16 2.10 2.14 2.97 2.94 2.89 2.92
36 Electrical machinery ......................... 2.11 2.06 2.08 2.07 4.86 4.78 4.87 4.91
37 Transportation equipment..................... 1.99 2.03 1.98 2.25 11.37 11.26 11.29 12.12
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.24 2.20 2.22 2.11 2.29 2.24 2.28 2.22

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.15 1.16 1.15 1.14 0.79 0.79 0.79 0.79
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.84 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 3.09 2485 3.17 3.48 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.59 1.49 1.56 1.57 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.11 1.12 1.10 1.10 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products ................ 1.29 1.33 1.28 1.28 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.89 0.91 0.90 0.91 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.30 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

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




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANGES

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industry Year All Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct. Year All Oct.
ago Octs. 1987- ago Octs. 1987- ago Octs. 1987- ago Octs. 1987-
SIC Oct. 1983- Sept. Oct. 1983- Sept. Oct. 1983- Sept. Oct. 1983- Sept.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

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

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

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

Capital goods industries: r
Nondefense........................... 0.7 0.5 0.4 1.2 0.8 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.2 2.3 1.6 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.2

(I) 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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