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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


,... Manufacturers' Shipments,

) Inventories, and Orders
SrTES /November 1988

U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1-(88)-11
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Wednesday, January 4, 1989

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


Summary

New orders for manufactured goods in November increased
$0.6 billion or 0.3 percent to $227.7 billion. Orders
reached a high in June at $228.1 billion, but have been
somewhat volatile since then, averaging $224.9 billion per
month.

Shipments of manufactured goods were up $1.2 billion or
0.5 percent in November to $224.1 billion, following a 0.7
percent increase in October. Unfilled orders in November
were up $3.6 billion or 0.8 percent to $460.9 billion, as
incoming orders continue to exceed shipments. Since June
when new orders peaked, unfilled orders have continued to
grow an average of $3.5 billion per month.
Manufacturers' inventories in November increased $1.4
billion or 0.4 percent to $350.9 billion. This is the
smallest one-month increase since the 0.4 percent increase
in April. The inventory to shipments ratio for the last
three months has been flat at 1.57.

New Orders

Although total new orders were up slightly in November,
the specific major industries showed more significant
changes. Within durables, the largest increase was in
electrical machinery, up $1.6 billion or 8.3 percent to
$20.5 billion; most of the increase was in defense
communication equipment. The largest decline was in
transportation equipment, down $2.1 billion or 6.1 percent
to $32.8 billion; virtually all categories except commercial
aircraft declined.
Within nondurables, the largest increases were in
chemicals and textile mill products, while the largest
declines were in petroleum products and apparel.

Shipments

The increase in shipments in November was concentrated
in the durable goods sector, up $1.0 billion or 0.8 percent
to $119.4 billion. Most of the major industries had small
increases. Primary metals were up $0.3 billion or 2.6
percent; fabricated metals, $0.3 billion or 2.1 percent;
stone, clay and glass products, $0.2 billion or 3.6 percent;
and electrical machinery, $0.1 billion or 0.7 percent.
Transportation equipment was flat, while nonelectrical
machinery declined $0.2 billion or 1.0 percent.


Shipments of nondurables were up $0.2 billion or 0.2
percent to $104.7 billion. The largest increases were in
chemicals, textiles, tobacco and paper; the largest declines
were in petroleum, apparel and printing, and publishing.

Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders for durable goods in November were up
$3.3 billion or 0.8 percent to $440.1 billion. Over half of
the increase was in transportation equipment, up $1.9
billion or 0.9 percent; a large gain in commercial aircraft
was partially offset by declines in aircraft and
shipbuilding. Electrical machinery was up $1.5 billion or
1.6 percent, with most of the increase for defense
communication equipment.

Inventories

Inventories of durable goods were up $1.5 billion or 0.7
percent to $231.2 billion. The gain was concentrated in
electrical machinery and transportation equipment.
Nondurable inventories were relatively flat at $119.6
billion, although petroleum products declined 0.4 billion or
4.0 percent.

By stage of fabrication, work in process of durable goods
increased 1.1 percent and finished goods 0.5 percent;
materials and supplies were unchanged. For nondurables,
materials and supplies were up 0.3 percent; work in process
down 0.2 percent, and finished goods down 0.4 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for December is scheduled for January 26, 1989 at 8:30
a.m. and the full report on February 3, 1989 at 10:00 a.m.


Address Inquiries concerning these figures to U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Industry Division, Washington, DC 20233
or call Ruth Runyan or Kathleen Menth, (301) 763-2502 or (301) 763-2512
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. This press release is also available on the
day of issue through the Census Bureau's online information service-CENDATA. The online version of the report can be read from a terminal
screen, printed on-or off-line, or copied to a computer file for future use. CENDATA is available from Dialog Information Services, Inc. (1-800-334-2564)
and CompuServe (1-800-848-8199). The CENDATA Staff at the Bureau of the Census (301-763-2074) can provide content information and general
guidance, or write for a brochure to CENDATA, DUSD, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233















Table 1. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS, MARKET CATEGORIES AND SUPPLEMENTARY SERIES

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted'

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Oct.- ept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Nov.
Code 1988P 1988; 1988 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87 1988 1987r

All manufacturing Industries 224,135 222,917 221,395 +0.5 +0.7 -0.1 222,584 229,541 234,386 204,204 +9.0 2,385,304 2,187,184


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.................. 124,176 123,472 123,757 +0.6 -0.2 +0.7 124,059 126,925 131,908 113,552

Durable goods industries.......... 119,439 118,439 118,030 +0.8 +0.3 +0.1 118,499 122,606 125,058 107,526
With unfilled orders............ 97,775 97,164 97,628 +0.6 -0.5 +1.0 97,460 99,466 104,359 88,407
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,638 5,442 5,399 +3.6 +0.8 -0.7 5,564 5,745 5,852 5,241
Primary metals.................. 12,692 12,369 12,334 +2.6 +0.3 +2.9 12,314 12,614 12,614 10,672
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,210 5,151 5,211 +1.1 -1.2 +2.4 4,955 5,187 5,193 4,710
Iron and steel foundries ...... 879 885 952 -0.7 -7.0 +7.8 888 960 934 823
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,603 6,333 6,171 +4.3 +2.6 +2.6 6,471 6,467 6,487 5,139
Fabricated metal products....... 12,381 12,123 12,049 +2.1 +0.6 +1.5 12,041 12,736 12,696 10,999
Machinery, except electrical.... 20,764 20,970 21,224 -1.0 -1.2 -1.2 19,989 20,841 23,111 17,945
Engines and turbines.......... 1,355 1,397 1,418 -3.0 -1.5 -4.4 1,352 1,306 1,476 1,301
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,437 2,517 2,545 -3.2 -1.1 -0.9 2,437 2,492 2,559 2,360
Metalworking machinery........ 990 924 921 +7.1 +0.3 -10.9 1,039 1,010 1,035 903
Office and computing machines. 5,488 5,653 5,777 -2.9 -2.1 -1.2 5,488 5,102 7,327 5,130
Electrical machinery............ 19,062 18,931 19,354 +0.7 -2.2 +1.2 19,647 19,222 21,239 18,708
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,405 2,444 2,368 -1.6 +3.2 +3.3 2,386 2,456 2,611 2,221
Household appliances.......... 1,467 1,462 1,570 +0.3 -6.9 +0.4 1,379 1.521 1,759 1,407
Radio and TV.................. 1,085 1,025 1,056 +5.9 -2.9 -0.4 1,226 1,198 1,343 1,135
Communication equipment....... 6,066 6,087 6,244 -0.3 -2.5 +2.1 6,268 5,862 6,777 6,143
Electronic components......... 4,547 4,678 4,752 -2.8 -1.6 +2.1 4,547 4,637 5,017 4,244
Other electrical machinery.... 3,492 3,235 3,364 +7.9 -3.8 -2.4 3,841 3,548 3,732 3,558
Transportation equipment........ 30,908 30,924 29,960 -0.1 +3.2 -2.4 31,401 32,582 30,570 27,375
Motor vehicles and parts...... 19,552 19,585 18,700 -0.2 +4.7 -3.4 20,046 21,348 19,156 17,067
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,128 9,260 9,078 -1.4 +2.0 -1.9 9,294 9,122 9,262 8,658
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles................ 867 837 934 +3.6 -10.4 +16.9 880 819 941 773
Instrument and related products 5,940 6,057 6,147 -1.9 -1.5 +1.6 5,871 6,150 6,545 5,686
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 3,987 4,096 4,186 -2.7 -2.2 +1.6 3,788 4,093 4,402 3,683
Photographic goods............ 1,809 1,810 1.803 -0.1 +0.4 +1.7 1,936 1,886 1,976 1,801

All other durable goods......... 12,054 11,623 11,563 +3.7 +0.5 +3.0 11,672 12,716 12,431 10,900


+9.3 1,319,039 1,199,724

+10.2 1,265,592 1,154,502
+10.2 1,034,938 936,498
+6.2 59,286 57,493
+15.4 130,406 106,327
+5.2 56,124 46,151
+7.9 9,566 8,917


64,716
132,139
223,331
14,355

27,491
10,213
59,909
206,415


25,220
16,722
10,723
66,523
50,230
36,997
320,001
201,234
96,068


51,259
124.615
195,759
12,858

23,512
8,718
53,956
191,708


23,717
16,664
10,637
63,542
42,977
34,171
295,813
182,994
92,546


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


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

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


Nondurable goods industries ....... 104,696 104,478 103,365 +0.2 +1.1 -0.5 104,085 106,935 109,328 96,678
With unfilled orders............ 26,401 26,308 26,129 +0.4 +0.7 -0.4 26,599 27,459 27,549 25,145
20 Food and kindred products....... 30,662 30,564 30,339 +0.3 +0.7 +0.2 30,662 31,339 32,455 27,716
202 Dairy products................ 4,176 4,172 4,197 +0.1 -0.6 +1.6 4,134 4,107 4,273 3,956
208 Beverages..................... 4,114 3,904 4.034 +5.4 -3.2 +0.2 3,867 3,913 4,118 3,473
203-6,9 All other foods............... 14,467 14,372 14,089 +0.7 +2.0 -0.6 14,756 14,838 15,756 12,746
21 Tobacco products................ 2,172 1,911 2,021 +13.7 -5.4 +9.5 2,237 1,696 2,353 2,007
22 Textile mill products........... 5,131 4,890 5,047 +4.9 -3.1 +1.8 5,134 5,243 5,599 4,874
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics............ 3,095 2,952 3,030 +4.8 -2.6 -0.7 3,033 3,069 3,398 3,020
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,793 10,669 10,550 +1.2 +1.1 -0.2 10,419 10,727 10,782 9,360
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc............... 4,850 4,761 4,711 +1.9 +1.1 0.0 4,707 4,725 4,703 4,079
265 Paperboard containers......... 2,666 2,632 2,635 +1.3 -0.1 -0.3 2,559 2,704 2,751 2,237
264 All other paper products...... 3,277 3,276 3,204 0.0 +2.2 -0.6 3,153 3,298 3,328 3,044
28 Chemicals and allied products... 21,287 20,948 20,144 +1.6 +4.0 -2.6 19,965 20,269 21,051 17,600
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 6,122 5,987 5,772 +2.3 +3.7 +0.4 5,938 5,850 5,836 4,896
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.. 6,302 6,302 5,956 0.0 +5.8 -8.5 5,987 6,225 7,003 5,415
282,9 Other chemical products....... 5,699 5,660 5,420 +0.7 +4.4 -0.6 5,528 5,654 5,541 5,062
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 9,855 10,238 10,256 -3.7 -0.2 -2.7 10,097 10,430 10,365 10,699
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 7,904 7,893 7,855 +0.1 +0.5 -0.5 7,813 8,335 8,159 6,942
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 16,892 17,365 17,153 -2.7 +1.2 +0.4 17,758 18,896 18,564 17,480

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel.......... 14,490 14,386 14,328 +0.7 +0.4 +1.8 14,988 15,954 16,326 14,241
Consumer staples................ 43,126 42,969 42,458 +0.4 +1.2 -0.9 43,356 43,729 46,141 39,751
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.............. 36,282 36,395 37,042 -0.3 -1.7 +1.5 35,534 35,875 40,023 32,533
Automotive equipment............ 22,260 22,076 21,188 +0.8 +4.2 -3.2 22,521 24,055 21,733 19,056
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products...... 17,439 17,113 17,045 +1.9 +0.4 +0.5 16,751 18,288 18,268 16,049
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 90,538 89,978 89,334 +0.6 +0.7 -0.1 89,434 91,640 91,895 82,574

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries........ 40,975 41,026 41,353 -0.1 -0.8 -0.2 41,157 40,795 44,647 37,994
Nondefense.................... 32,425 32,595 32,523 -0.5 +0.2 +0.3 32,122 32,320 35,621 28,607
Excluding aircraft and parts 27,965 27,934 28,262 +0.1 -1.2 -0.3 27,744 27,897 31,250 25,195
Defense....................... 8,550 8,431 8,830 +1.4 -4.5 -2.3 9,035 8,475 9,026 9,387


+7.7
+5.8
+10.6
+4.5
+11.3
+15.8
+11.5
+5.3

+0.4
+11.3
+15.4
+14.4
+3.6
+13.4

+21.3
+10.6
+9.2
-5.6
+12.5


1,119,712
284,101
326,165
44,768
44,097
150,358
19,769
54,569

33,269
113,705
50,465
28,032
35,208
219,940

61,918
66,660
59,463
113,832
83,660


1,032,682
263,226
297,470
43,217
41,493
129,871
17,613
53,055

32,814
100,778
42,807
24,557
33,414
194,652

54,435
61,319
53,341
114,287
74,176


+1.6 188,072 180,651


+5.2 158,010 153,316
+9.1 457,401 421,241

+9.2 389,965 351,982
+18.2 228,033 207,213

+4.4 188,710 177.850

+8.) 963,185 875,582


+8.3 437,946
+12.3 343,425
+10.1 299,416
-3.7 94,521


Household durable goods
industrle ..................... 6,919 6,671 6,638 -3.7 +0.5 +1.0 7,081 7,323 7,755 6,537


+8.3


401,298
302,778
266,660
98,520


72,950 69.973


Sea footnotes at end of table 2.


+13.8 9,260 8,923
+3.3 65,903 60,946

+2.9 44,473 40,721
+7.5 19,538 18,044

+7.1 128.111 121.841


See footnotes ar end of table 2.














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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjusted1

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Oct.- ept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Nov.
Code 1988p 1988' 1988 Nov. Oct.' Sept. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87 1988P 19871

All manufacturing industries 227,725 227,095 222,669 +0.3 +2.0 -1.9 224,440 231,583 234,757 206,442 +8.7 2,423,020 2 216,302


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders..................

Durable goods industries ..........
With unfilled orders............
Stone, clay, and glass products.
Primary metals..................
Blast furnaces, steel mills...
Iron and steel foundries......
Nonferrous and other primary
metals......................
Fabricated metal products.......
Machinery, except electrical....
Engines and turbines..........
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment..
Metalworking machinery........
Office and computing machines.
Electrical machinery............
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus .........
Communication equipment.......
Electronic components.........
Other electrical machinery....
Transportation equipment........
Aircraft, missiles, and parts.
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles ................
Instruments and related products
Scientific and engineering
instruments..................


127,766 127,650 125,031 +0.1 +2.1 -2.5 125,915 128,967 132,279 115,790


122,772
101,108
5,711
12,529
4,913
871

6,745
12,155
21,123
1,350

2,337
1,222
5,475
20,549


2,339
7,671
4,417
3,551
32,765
11,159


122,791
101,516
5,435
12,428
4,730
903

6,795
12,026
21,181
1,399

2,722
1,025
5,514
18,977


2,609
6,080
4,367
3,414
34,898
12,005


691 2,109
6,068 6,252

4,069 4,291


119,321 0.0 +2.9 -2.8
98,919 -0.4 +2.6 -2.7
5,364 +5.1 +1.3 -2.8
12,496 +0.8 -0.5 +6.0
5,301 +3.9 -10.8 +10.7
974 -3.5 -7.3 +7.2

6,221 -0.7 +9.2 +2.0
12,007 +1.1 +0.2 +3.2
21,459 -0.3 -1.3 -6.1
1,593 -3.5 -12.2 +15.3

2,614 -14.1 +4.1 -3.8
1,010 +19.2 +1.5 -11.0
5,225 -0.7 +5.5 -16.1
18,629 +8.3 +1.9 -2.1


2,267 -10.3 +15.1 -10.6
5,584 +26.2 +8.9 -5.6
4,823 +1.1 -9.5 +8.9
3,359 +4.0 +1.6 -3.8
31,617 -6.1 +10.4 -8.9
11,504 -7.0 +4.4 -9.0

-60 -67.2 (N) -104.4
6,104 -2.9 +2.4 +3.2

4,101 -5.2 +4.6 +2.7


120,736
99,697
5,639
12,093
4,781
873

6,439
11,818
20,548
1,370

2,391
1,245
5,546
19,839


2,316
7,059
4,152
3,742
33,732
11,794


125,170
102,030
5,588
12,370
4,590
991

6,789
12,388
20,677
1,426

2,683
955
4,867
19,185


2,601
6,088
4,154
3,725
36,378
11,725


125,584
104,885
5,766
12,205
4,978
960

6,267
12,417
23,003
1,676

2,658
1,134
6,455
20,939


2,490
6,795
4,807
3,738
32,788
11,887


110,339
91,220
5,251
10,847
5,116
884

4,847
11,032
18,339
1,345

2,419
858
5,105
18,880


2,228
6,234
4,379
3,544
29,894
10,041


721 2,082 417 1,966 -63.3
5,936 6,250 6,437 5,603 +5.9

3,879 4,270 4,246 3,738 +3.8


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


366
367
364,9
37
372,6
3731,95

38
381-4

24,25,
39


Nondurable goods industries....... 104,953 104,304 103,348 +0.6 +0.9 -0.8 103,704 106,413 109,173
With unfilled orders............ 26,658 26,134 26,112 +2.0 +0.1 -1.8 26,218 26,937 27,394


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.......................


14,399 14,264 14,502 +0.9 -1.6 +2.3 14,264 15,221 15,974
43,118 42,936 42,456 +0.4 +1.1 -1.0 43,356 43,660 46,123

40,369 39,164 36,343 +3.1 +7.8 -7.5 39,805 38,167 40,316
22,345 22,063 21,200 +1.3 +4.1 -2.4 22,594 24,015 21,636

17,424 17,190 17,001 +1.4 +1.1 -0.1 16,696 18,098 18,023

90,070 91,478 91,167 -1.5 +0.3 -0.8 87,725 92,422 92,685


44,579
35,669
28,305
8,910


45,318
34,623
28,752
10,695


42,330
34,858
28,628
7,471


-1.6 +7.1 -9.6
+3.0 -0.7 -10.2
-1.6 +0.4 -6.2
-16.7 +43.2 -7.0


44,550
35,267
27,985
9,283


44,799
34,036
28,403
10,763


46,619
37,803
31,463
8,816


+8.7 1,356,755 1,228,842


1,302,817
1,072,163
59,992
131,067
54,705
9,849

66,513
130,510
230,736
14,483

28,338
12,127
59,961
206,928


25,743
65,690
50,366
37,631
348,960
119,112


1,179,696
961,692
57,654
110,420
48,164
9,084

53,172
125,932
200,267
13,302

23,785
8,716
54,030
193,387


24,067
63,598
44,237
34,400
306,694
100,967


14,725 10,549
66,410 61,870


45,009


41,489


10,493 +6.1 128,214 123,472

96,103 +7.9 1,120,203 1,036,606
24,570 +6.7 284,592 267,150


13,723 +3.9 157,920 155,311
39,764 +9.0 457,523 421,106


36,105 +10.2
19,008 +18.9


414,337 366,675
227,453 207,553


16,144 +3.4 189,258 177,560

81,698 +7.4 976,529 888,097


41,205
30,643
25,815
10,562


472,896
376,984
309,061
95,912


418,645
320,170
272,691
98,475


Household durable goods
industries..................... 6,757 6,590 6,786 +2.5 -2.9 +1.8 6,519 6,789 7,469


6.173 +5.6


72.887 70.778


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-
c. 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.


All other durable goods......... 11,872 11,594 11,644 +2.4 -0.4 +2.5 11,131 12,334 12,029


,















Table 3. VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS 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 Nov. Oct. Sept. Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Nov.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987r 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 460,871 457,281 453,103 +0.8 +0.9 +0.3 453,714 451,858 449,816 411,564 +10.2


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.................................


440,067 436,734 432,382
5,962 5,889 5,896
25,310 25,473 25,414
10,713 11,010 11,431
2,236 2.244 2,226

12,361 12,219 11,757
28,314 28,540 28,637
59,706 59,347 59,136
5,255 5,260 5,258

7,980 8,080 7,875
4,604 4,372 4,271
13,568 13,581 13,720
94,005 92,518 92,472


6,930 6,996 6,831
66,191 64,586 64,593
15,082 15,212 15,523
4,796 4,737 4,558
205,507 203,650 199,676
170,152 168,121 165,376

24,205 24,381 23,109
14,092 13,964 13,769

13,096 13,014 12,819

7,171 7,353 7,382

20,804 20,547 20,721


8,082 8,173 8,295
840 848 881

278,746 274,659 271,890
8,799 8,714 8,727

15,512 15,527 15,450

148,892 149,360 147,860


338,531 334,927 330,635
172,815 169,571 167,543
87,753 87,413 86,595
165,716 165,356 163,092


5,722 5,884 5,965


+0.8 +1.0 +0.3 433,788 431,551 428,987 392,013 +10.7
+1.2 -0.1 -0.6 5,783 5,708 5,865 5,228 +10.6
-0.6 +0.2 +0.6 23,839 24,060 24,304 21,773 +9.5
-2.7 -3.7 +0.8 10,006 10,180 10,777 10,526 -4.9
-0.4 +0.8 +1.0 2,214 2,229 2,198 1,966 +12.6

+1.2 +3.9 +0.4 11,619 11,651 11,329 9,281 +25.2
-0.8 -0.3 -0.1 28,020 28,243 28,591 29,477 -4.9
+0.6 +0.4 +0.4 59,396 58,837 59,001 52,063 +14.1
-0.1 0.0 +3.4 5,450 5,432 5,312 5,560 -2.0

-1.2 +2.6 +0.9 7,900 7,946 7,755 6,591 +19.9
+5.3 +2.4 +2.1 4,650 4,444 4,499 2,863 +62.4
-0.1 -1.0 -3.9 13,568 13,510 13,745 14,065 -3.5
+1.6 0.0 -0.8 92,657 92,465 92,502 92,076 +.6


-0.9 +2.4 -1.5 6,909 6,979 6,834 6,496 +6.4
+2.5 0.0 -1.0 65,529 64,738 64,512 66,353 -1.2
-0.9 -2.0 +0.5 14,479 14,874 15,357 14,233 +1.7
+1.2 +3.9 -0.1 4,748 4,847 4,670 3,977 +19.4
+0.9 +2.0 +0.8 203,668 201,337 197,541 171,031 +19.1
+1.2 +1.7 +1.5 168,450 165,950 163,347 141,087 +19.4

-0.7 +5.5 -4.1 24,244 24,403 23,140 19,728 +22.9
+0.9 +1.4 -0.3 14,005 13,940 13,840 13,364 +4.8

+0.6 +1.5 -0.7 13,096 13,005 12,868 12,389 +5.7

-2.5 -0.4 +1.1 6,420 6,961 7,343 7,001 -8.3

+1.3 -0.8 -0.1 19,926 20,307 20,829 19,551 +1.9


-1.1 -1.5 +2.1 6,988 7,712 8,445 7,843 -10.9
-0.9 -3.7 -0.2 790 790 859 606 +30.4

+1.5 +1.0 -0.3 276,564 272,293 270,001 248,526 +11.3
+1.0 -0.1 +0.1 8,623 8,550 8,590 9,069 -4.9

-0.1 +0.5 -0.3 15,143 15,198 15,388 14,505 +4.4

-0.3 +1.0 +1.3 145,606 147,315 146,533 131,015 +11.1


+1.1 +1.3 +0.3 335,932 332,539 328,535 297,698 +12.8
+1.9 +1.2 +1.4 172,419 169,274 167,558 135,964 +26.8
+0.4 +0.9 +0.4 87,357 87,116 86,610 77,541 +12.7
+0.2 +1.4 -0.8 163,513 163,265 160,977 161,734 +1.1


-2.8 -1.4 +2.5 4,884 5,446 5,980 5.527 -11.6


See footnotes at end of table 2.













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


All manufacturing industries............ 350,852 349,412 347,785 +0.4 +0.5 +0.6 349,576 348,699 346,388 327,519 +6.7

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders.............................. 243,602 241,922 240,695 +0.7 +0.5 +0.7 242,155 241,558 240,686 224,848 +7.7


Durable goods industries...................... 231,239 229,735 228,214
With unfilled orders........................ 213,178 211,676 210,458
32 Stone, clay, and glass products............. 7,431 7,551 7,389
33 Primary metals............................... 19,999 19,825 19,544
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills ............... 9,703 9,677 9,551
332 Iron and steel foundries.................. 1,323 1,303 1,283
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals.................................. 8,973 8,845 8,710
34 Fabricated metal products................... 23,374 23,430 23,496
35 Machinery, except electrical................ 46,020 45,992 45,797
351 Engines and turbines...................... 3,104 3,055 3,004
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.............. 7,464 7,407 7,263
354 Metalworking machinery.................... 2,951 3,098 3,152
357 Office and computing machines............. 11,966 11,931 11,784
36 Electrical machinery........................ 40,670 40,010 39,797
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus..................... 5,142 5,055 5,083
363 Household appliances....................... 2,856 2,759 2,734
365 Radio and TV.............................. 1,421 1,405 1,380
366 Communication equipment................... 16,147 16,033 16.042
367 Electronic components..................... 8,852 8,569 8,468
364,9 Other electrical machinery................ 6,252 6,189 6,090
37 Transportation equipment.................... 62,170 61,578 60,933
371 Motor vehicles and parts.................. 11,846 11,657 11,568
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............. 46,007 45,544 45,105
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............................ 2,284 2,257 2,151
38 Instruments and related products............ 13,778 13,578 13,513
381-4 Scientific and engineering
Instruments.............................. 9,990 9,900 9,877
386 Photographic goods........................ 3,184 3,089 3,034
24,25,
39 All other durable goods..................... 17,797 17,771 17,745

Nondurable goods industries................... 119,613 119,677 119,571
With unfilled orders........................ 30,424 30,246 30,237
20 Food and kindred products................... 25,797 25,791 25,742
202 Dairy products............................ 2,334 2,291 2,283
208 Beverages................................. 4,503 4,469 4,500
203-6,9 All other foods........................... 14,503 14,641 14,638
21 Tobacco products............................ 5,735 5,810 5,763
22 Textile mill products....................... 7,699 7,620 7,545
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics........................ 4,456 4,414 4,402
26 Paper and allied products................... 11,901 11,835 11,775
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc........................... 4,217 4,196 4,185
265 Paperboard containers..................... 3,255 3,254 3,240
264 All other paper products.................. 4,429 4,385 4,350
28 Chemicals and allied products............... 27,232 27,060 26,882
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................. 7,159 7,056 6,987
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries.............. 9,558 9,539 9,544
282,9 Other chemical products................... 6,961 6,870 6,743
29 Petroleum and coal products................. 8,725 9,092 9,336
30 Rubber and plastics products................ 10,322 10,298 10,089
23,27,
JI All other nondurable goods.................. 22,202 22,171 22,439

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel...................... 26,506 26,328 26,478
Consumer staples............................ 44,328 44,367 44,282
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive.......................... 103,055 102,586 101,871
Automotive equipment........................ 14,619 14,533 14,415
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products.................. 25,230 25,392 25,184
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products...................... 137,114 136,206 135,555

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries.................... 119,257 118,529 117,620
Nondefense................................ 84,021 83,119 82,781
Excluding aircraft and parts............ 63,610 63,401 63,013
Defense................................... 35,236 35,410 34,839


+0.7 +0.7 +0.7 230,323 229,283 227,815 214,125 +7.6
+0.7 +0.6 +0.8 212,458 211,828 210,570 197,295 +7.7
-1.6 +2.2 +1.3 7,230 7,245 7,207 6,977 +3.6
+0.9 +1.4 +1.5 19,961 19,764 19,552 17,818 +12.0
+0.3 +1.3 +2.1 9,897 9,810 9,667 8,514 +16.2
+1.5 +1.6 -1.1 1,270 1,250 1,246 1,240 +2.4

+1.4 +1.5 +1.3 8,794 8,704 8,639 8,064 +9.1
-0.2 -0.3 +1.0 23,099 23,165 23,297 22,248 +3.8
+0.1 +0.4 +1.5 46,042 45,836 45,416 41,494 +11.0
+1.6 +1.7 +2.1 3,186 3,132 3,031 2,712 +17.5

+0.8 +2.0 +0.3 7,464 7,379 7,213 6,476 +15.3
-4.7 -1.7 +2.6 2,951 3,098 3,140 2,670 +10.5
+0.3 +1.2 +1.5 11,966 11,971 11,710 10,525 +13.7
+1.6 +0.5 0.0 40,241 39,990 39,850 38,941 +3.3


+1.7 -0.6 +0.8 5,073 5,014 5,069 4,840 +4.8
+3.5 +0.9 -3.0 2,685 2,617 2,569 2,662 +.9
+1.1 +1.8 +0.7 1,378 1,393 1,407 1,418 -2.8
+0.7 -0.1 -0.6 16,215 16,209 16,211 16,670 -2.7
+3.3 +1.2 +0.7 8,763 8,577 8,472 7,628 +14.9
+1.0 +1.6 +1.3 6,127 6,180 6,122 5,723 +7.1
+1.0 +1.1 +0.5 62,822 62,364 61,511 57,445 +9.4
+1.6 +0.8 -0.4 12,062 11,710 11,647 11,519 +4.7
+1.0 +1.0 +0.7 46,376 46,242 45,584 41,901 +10.7

+1.2 +4.9 -0.7 2,326 2,341 2,189 2,053 +13.3
+1.5 +0.5 +0.4 13,658 13,587 13,521 12,493 +9.3

+0.9 +0.2 -0.1 9,990 9,941 9,899 9,274 +7.7
+3.1 +1.8 +1.5 3,088 3,074 3,009 2,592 +19.1

+0.1 +0.1 -0.3 17,270 17,332 17,461 16,709 +3.4


+1.5 +1.0
+0.2 -0.1
+1.3 +1.9
-4.0 -2.6
+0.2 +2.1


+0.3 119,253 119,416 118,573 113,394 +5.2
+0.4 29,697 29,730 30,116 27,553 +7.8
+0.2 27,105 26,978 25,971 25,779 +5.1
+1.5 2,311 2,305 2,268 2,192 +5.4
+2.0 4,458 4,400 4,435 4,521 -1.4
-0.5 15,518 15,829 15,332 15,112 +2.7
-1.5 5,735 5,872 5,574 5,671 +1.1
-2.5 7,462 7,406 7,408 7,298 +2.2

-2.8 4,367 4,281 4,314 4,322 +1.0
+1.1 11,719 11,543 11,537 10,822 +8.3
+1.7 4,133 4,082 4,068 3,723 +11.0
+0.6 3,157 3,150 3,188 2,911 +8.5
+0.9 4,429 4,311 4,281 4,188 +5.8
+1.3 27,019 26,726 26,338 24,603 +9.8

+1.6 7,087 6,995 6,938 6,457 +9.8
+0.8 9,558 9,455 9,299 8,723 +9.6
+1.5 6,752 6,660 6,576 5,872 +15.0
-1.9 9,105 9,268 9,341 10,497 -13.3
+2.5 9,967 9,941 9,896 8,770 +13.6


+0.1 -1.2 +0.3 21,141 21,682 22,508 19,954 +5.9


+0.7 -0.6 -0.7 25,142 25,472 26,038 24,993 +.6
-0.1 +0.2 +0.3 45,158 45,372 44,412 42,924 +5.2

+0.5 +0.7 +0.8 103,412 103,144 101,846 95,692 +8.1
+0.6 +0.8 0.0 14,796 14,448 14,426 14,195 +4.2

-0.6 +0.8 +0.2 24,648 24,671 24,692 23,503 +4.9

+0.7 +0.5 +0.9 136,420 135,592 134,974 126,212 +8.1


+0.6 +0.8
+1.1 +0.4
+0.3 +0.6
-0.5 +1.6


+0.8 119,592 119,384 118,004 110,220 +8.5
+0.2 84,309 83,553 82,769 76,448 +10.3
+1.3 63,529 63,365 62,742 58,014 +9.5
+2.3 35,283 35,831 35,235 33,772 +4.5


Household durable goods
industries................................. 12,760 12,600 12,614


+1.3 -0.1 0.0 12,218 12,307 12,400 12,329 -.9


See footnotes at end of table 2.


See footnotes et 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
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change
Industry
SIC Nov. Oct. Sept. Oct.- Sept.- Aug.- Nov. Oct. Sept. Nov. Nov.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Nov.P Oct.r Sept. 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


All manufacturing industries............ 113,071 112,935 112,617

Durable goods industries...................... 65,297 65,324 65,253
Stone, clay, and glass products ............. 2,439 2,424 2,409
Primary metals.............................. 6,105 6,085 6,148
Fabricated metal products................... 8,450 8,439 8,430
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,827 13,150 13,062
Electrical machinery........................ 11,286 11,027 10,799
Transportation equipment.................... 12,495 12,670 12,968
Instruments and related products............ 4,771 4,647 4,586

All other durable goods..................... 6,924 6,882 6,851

Nondurable goods industries................... 47.774 47,611 47,364
Food and kindred products................... 9,349 9,358 9,422
Tobacco products............................ 4,468 4,533 4,405
Textile mill products....................... 2,355 2,319 2,332
Paper and allied products................... 6,639 6,550 6,511
Chemicals and allied products............... 9,845 9,689 9,576
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,177 2,279 2,334
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,168 4,169 4,089

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,773 8,714 8,695

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing industries............ 125,585 124,411 123,550

Durable goods industries...................... 106,447 105,239 104,440
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 1,085 1,115 1,121
Primary metals.............................. 8,325 8,155 7,962
Fabricated metal products................... 8,326 8,395 8,285
Machinery, except electrical................ 18,107 17,760 17,942
Electrical machinery ........................ 19,569 19,461 19,606
Transportation equipment.................... 42,233 41,654 40,763
Instruments and related products............ 5,190 5,167 5,249

All other durable goods..................... 3,612 3,532 3,512

Nondurable goods industries................... 19,138 19,172 19,110
Food and kindred products................... 2,805 2,853 2,747
Tobacco products............................ 229 224 250
Textile mill products....................... 2,332 2,322 2,274
Paper and allied products................... 1,253 1,268 1,288
Chemicals and allied products............... 4,269 4,239 4,133
Petroleum and coal products................. 2,314 2,370 2,450
Rubber and plastics products................ 1,412 1,400 1,385

All other nondurable goods.................. 4,524 4,496 4,583

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries............. 112,196 112,066 111,618

Durable goods industries...................... 59,495 59,172 58,521
Stone, clay, and glass products............. 3,907 4,012 3,859
Primary metals.............................. 5,569 5,585 5,434
Fabricated metal products................... 6,598 6,596 6,781
Machinery, except electrical................ 15,086 15,082 14,793
Electrical machinery........................ 9,815 9,522 9,392
Transportation equipment.................... 7,442 7,254 7,202
Instruments and related products............ 3,817 3,764 3,678

All other durable goods..................... 7,261 7,357 7,382

Nondurable goods industries................... 52,701 52,894 53,097
Food and kindred products................... 13,643 13,580 13,573
Tobacco products............................ 1,038 1,053 1,108
Textile mill products....................... 3,012 2,979 2,939
Paper and allied products................... 4,009 4,017 3,976
Chemicals and allied products............... 13,118 13,132 13,173
Petroleum and coal products................. 4,234 4,443 4,552
Rubber and plastics products................ 4,742 4,729 4,615

All other nondurable goods.................. 8,905 8,961 9,161


pPrel1minary. rRevised.


+0.1 +0.3 +0.6 112,014 112,233 112,055 104,121 +7.6

0.0 +0.1 +0.4 65,052 65,263 65,482 60,612 +7.3
+0.6 +0.6 +0.5 2,416 2,394 2,403 2,255 +7.1
+0.3 -1.0 +0.3 6,319 6,239 6,236 5,615 +12.5
+0.1 +0.1 -1.7 8,373 8,292 8,454 7,764 +7.8
-2.5 +0.7 +2.4 12,790 13,148 13,028 11,811 +8.3
+2.3 +2.1 +0.8 10,977 10,908 10,814 9,958 +10.2
-1.4 -2.3 -0.2 12,524 12,693 13,077 12,483 +.3
+2.7 +1.3 +1.5 4,707 4,636 4,612 4,155 +13.3

+0.6 +0.5 -0.9 6,946 6,953 6,858 6,571 +5.7

+0.3 +0.5 +0.9 46,962 46,970 46,573 43,509 +7.9
-0.1 -0.7 +1.6 9,603 9,482 8,959 9,061 +6.0
-1.4 +2.9 -0.5 4,322 4,329 4,235 4,508 -4.1
+1.6 -0.6 -0.5 2,222 2,196 2,278 2,151 +3.3
+1.4 +0.6 +1.0 6,5'1 6,414 6,455 5,690 +15.1
+1.6 +1.2 +0.9 9,6)0 9,628 9,559 8,499 +13.5
-4.5 -2.4 -1.5 2,198 2,264 2,275 2,552 -13.9
0.0 +2.0 +3.3 4,035 4,072 4,023 3,387 +19.1

+0.7 +0.2 +0.8 8,381 8,585 8,789 7,661 +9.4



+0.9 +0.7 +0.4 126,195 125,581 124,507 118,406 +6.6

+1.1 +0.8 +0.5 106,890 106,267 105,387 99,638 +7.3
-2.7 -0.5 +0.4 1,035 1,074 1,109 1,014 +2.1
+2.1 +2.4 +2.6 8,174 8,097 7,979 7,012 +16.6
-0.8 +1.3 +1.5 8,267 8,458 8,308 8,032 +2.9
+2.0 -1.0 +1.2 18,255 17,881 18,092 16,967 +7.6
+0.6 -0.7 -0.3 19,757 19,739 19,810 20,109 -1.8
+1.4 +2.2 +0.3 42,712 42,353 41,351 38,210 +11.8
+0.4 -1.6 -0.6 5,166 5,196 5,269 4,812 +7.4

+2.3 +0.6 -0.9 3,524 3,469 3,469 3,482 +1.2

-0.2 +0.3 -0.3 19,305 19,314 19,120 18,768 +2.9
-1.7 +3.9 +6.6 2,870 2,905 2,733 2,650 +8.3
+2.2 -10.4 -6.7 321 359 285 181 +77.3
+0.4 +2.1 -2.2 2,323 2,311 2,256 2,227 +4.3
-1.2 -1.6 -0.6 1,264 1,268 1,292 1,247 +1.4
+0.7 +2.6 -1.4 4,261 4,259 4,183 3,907 -9.1
-2.4 -3.3 -1.1 2,454 2,439 2,407 2,843 -13.7
+0.9 +1.1 -2.5 1,412 1,383 1,433 1,245 +13.4

+0.6 -1.9 -0.5 4,400 4,390 4,531 4,468 -1.5



+0.1 +0.4 +0.8 111,367 110,885 109,826 104,992 +6.1

+0.5 +1.1 +1.5 58,381 57,753 56,946 53,875 +8.4
-2.6 +4.0 +2.1 3,779 3,777 3,695 3,708 +1.9
-0.3 +2.8 +1.5 5,468 5,428 5,337 5,191 +5.3
0.0 -2.7 +3.9 6,459 6,415 6,535 6,452 +.1
0.0 +2.0 +1.1 14,997 14,807 14,296 12,716 +17.9
+3.1 +1.4 -0.1 9,507 9,343 9,226 8,874 +7.1
+2.6 +0.7 +3.2 7,586 7,318 7,083 6,752 +12.4
+1.4 +2.3 +0.7 3,785 3,755 3,640 3,526 +7.3

-1.3 -0.3 +0.5 6,800 6,910 7,134 6,656 +2.2

-0.4 -0.4 0.0 52,986 53,132 52,880 51,117 +3.7
+0.5 +0.1 -1.9 14,632 14,591 14,279 14,068 +4.0
-1.4 -5.0 -4.1 1,092 1,184 1,054 982 +11.2
+1.1 +1.4 -4.2 2,917 2,899 2,874 2,920 -.1
-0.2 +1.0 +1.8 3,904 3,861 3,790 3,885 +.5
-0.1 -0.3 +2.4 13,108 12,839 12,596 12,197 +7.5
-4.7 -2.4 -2.6 4,453 4,565 4,659 5,102 -12.7
+0.3 +2.5 +3.3 4,520 4,486 4,440 4,138 +9.2

-0.6 -2.2 +0.2 8,360 8,707 9,188 7,825 +6.8


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


20
21
22
25
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 Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug. Nov. Oct. Sept. Aug.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1988 1988P 1988r 1988 1988

All manufacturing industries............. 1.57 1.57 1.57 1.56 3.71 3.70 3.66 3.68

Durable goods industries....................... 1.94 1.94 1.93 1.92 4.50 4.49 4.43 4.46
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.32 1.39 1.37 1.34 1.14 1.17 1.18 1.18
33 Primary metals............................... 1.58 1.60 1.58 1.61 1.99 2.06 2.06 2.11
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.89 1.93 1.95 1.96 2.51 2.59 2.62 2.65
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.22 2.19 2.16 2.10 3.04 2.98 2.94 2.89
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.13 2.11 2.06 2.08 4.93 4.89 4.78 4.87
37 Transportation equipment..................... 2.01 1.99 2.03 1.98 11.68 11.41 11.26 11.29
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.32 2.24 2.20 2.22 2.37 2.31 2.24 2.28

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.15 0.79 0.78 0.79 0.79
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.84 0.84 0.85 0.85 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products ............................. 2.64 3.04 2.85 3.17 (X) (X) (X) (X)
22 Textile mill products........................ 1.50 1.56 1.49 1.56 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.10 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.28 1.29 1.33 1.28 (X) (X) (X) (X)
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.89 0.89 0.91 0.90 (X) (X) (X) (X)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.31 1.30 1.28 1.25 (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 Nov. Year All Nov. Year All Nov. Year All Nov.
ago Nova. 1987- ago Novs. 1987- ago Novs. 1987- ago Novs. 1987-
SIC Nov. 1983- Oct. Nov. 1983- Oct. Nov. 1983- Oct. Nov. 1983- Oct.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

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

Durable goods industries............... 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.0 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 1.6 0.8 0.6 0.7 1.3 0.5 1.9 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.2
33 Primary metals....................... 1.6 1.0 0.5 2.9 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4
34 Fabricated metal products............ 0.8 0.9 0.4 1.7 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1
35 Machinery, except electrical......... 3.7 1.4 0.7 2.6 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
36 Electrical machinery................. 0.1 0.4 0.5 0.8 1.1 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.3 0.2 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.4 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 0.7 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.3 0.4 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.3 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.7 0.2 1.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.0 0.1
22 Textile mill products................ 0.5 1.8 1.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.8 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.1 0.8 0.5 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.3 0.3 0.1
28 Chemicals and allied product......... 0.0 0.6 0.8 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.2 0.6 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 0.9 1.2 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 1.3 0.7 0.6
30 Rubber and plastics products......... 1.8 0.7 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.4 0.4 0.3

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 1.5 1.1 0.4 1.9 1.2 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
Defense.............................. 0.1 0.6 0.7 3.9 3.9 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.4 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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