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CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORTS


/,* Manufacturers' Shipments,

Inventories, and Orders


December 1988
U.S. Department of Commerce M3-1-(88)-12
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS For Wire Transmission 10:00 a.m. E.S.T. Friday, February 3, 1989


Summary

New orders for manufactu
$9.4 billion or 4.1 percent t
the Census reported today.
increase since the 5.4 percent
year totaled $2657.2 billion,
Shipments of manufacture
$5.5 billion or 2.4 percent t
largest increase in shipments
February 1987. Shipments fo
billion, 9.2 percent above 19

The backlog of orders he
was $468.3 billion, $7.5 b
November and 11.2 percent higl


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




I
percent to 123.7 billion The lar ter increase was in
red goods in December increased transportati ~.-euipment where motor icles and parts
o $237.6 billion, the Bureau of increased $1. 11ion o ( perc o $20.9 billion.
This is the largest one month Most of the r major ndusli showed shipments
t gain in June. Orders for the increases. Ele ri machinery s 0.8 billion or 4.0
9.6 percent above last year. percent to $19.9 lhi ical $0.5 billion or
2.2 percent to .~i io struments and related
ed goods in December increased products were or 4.3 percent to $6.2
to $230.1 billion. This is the billion.


since the 2.7 percent gain in
ir all of 1988 totaled $2610.1
87.

Id by manufacturers in December
million or 1.6 percent above
her than the end of 1987.


Inventories held by manufacturers in December at $354.0
billion were up $2.4 billion or 0.7 percent above November
and 6.9 percent higher than the end of 1987. The inventory
to shipments ratio in December 1988 was 1.54, down from 1.57
in November and down from 1.60 in December 1987.

New Orders

Most of the increase in manufacturers' new orders was
in the durable goods sector, up $7.9 billion or 6.4 percent
to $131.0 billion. Transportation equipment was up $6.4
billion or 19.7 percent to $38.8 billion; the motor vehicle,
aircraft and shipbuilding industries all showed large gains.
Both the primary and fabricated metals industries were up;
primary metals increased $0.6 billion or 4.9 percent to
$13.2 billion and fabricated metals, $0.5 billion or 3.8
percent to $12.9 billion.

Electrical machinery orders were relatively flat at
$20.2 billion, while nonelectrical orders were down $0.3
billion or 1.4 percent to $21.1 billion.

Orders for nondurable goods were up $1.5 billion or 1.4
percent to $106.6 billion with the largest gains in rubber
and plastics, paper, and apparel.
Shipments

Most of the increase in manufacturers' shipments in
December was in durable goods, up $3.9 billion or 3.2


Shipments of nondurable goods were up $1.6 billion or
1.5 percent to $106.4 billion; most major industries
increased, the largest being in rubber and plastics and
apparel.
Unfilled Orders

Unfilled orders for durable goods in December increased
$7.2 billion or 1.6 percent to $447.1 billion. The aircraft
and parts industry jumped $4.2 billion or 2.5 percent to
$174.0 billion and shipbuilding and tanks, $2.1 billion or
8.6 percent to $26.3 billion. The primary metals order
backlog increase, $0.4 billion or 1.4 percent to $25.7
billion. Instruments and related products were up $0.4
billion or 2.9 percent to $14.7 billion.

Inventories

Inventories of durable goods in December were up $1.9
billion or 0.8 percent to $233.7 billion, over two-thirds of
which was in aircraft and parts. Nonelectrical machinery
was up $0.6 billion or 1.2 percent to $46.7 billion and
instruments up $0.3 billion or 2.2 percent to $14.1 billion.
Inventories of nondurable goods increased $0.5 billion or
0.4 percent to $120.3 billion; the foods industry increased
$0.4 billion or 1.4 percent to $26.4 billion.
Most of the increase in durable goods inventories was
in work in process, up 1.3 percent and finished goods, up
0.9 percent; materials and supplies were about unchanged.
For nondurables, work in process and finished goods were up
0.8 percent and 1.4 percent respectively; materials and
supplies were down 0.8 percent.

SCHEDULED RELEASE DATES. The advance report on durable
goods for January is scheduled for February 23, 1989 at 8:30
a.m. and the full report on March 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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Nov.- Oct.- Dept. Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Dec.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Dec. Nov.r Oct. 19 198 1988r 1988 1987 88/87P !988 1987


32
33
331
332
333-9

34
35
351
353

354
357
36
361,2


363
365
366
367
364,9
37
371
312,6
3731,95

38
381-4

386
24,25,
39


All manufacturing industries 230,090 224,632 222,917 +2.4 +0.8 +0.7 225,382 222,837 229,541 202,861

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................. 127,761 124,776 123.472 +2.4 +1.1 -0.2 128,591 124,534 126,925 116,200

Durable goods industries.......... 123,737 119,874 118,439 +3.2 +1.2 +0.3 122,039 118,636 122,606 108,990
With unfilled orders............ 100,820 98,135 97,164 +2.7 +1.0 -0.5 102,039 97,698 99,466 91,816
Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,565 5,588 5,442 -0.4 +2.7 +0.8 4,837 5,507 5,745 4,649
Primary metals............ 12,891 12,709 12,369 +1.4 +2.7 +0.3 11.824 12,308 12,614 10,765
Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,220 5,206 5,151 +0.3 +1.1 -1.2 4,855 4,945 5,187 4,661
Iron and steel foundries ...... 928 892 885 +4.0 +0.8 -7.0 786 903 960 68R
Nonferrous and other primary
metals...................... 6,743 6,611 6,333 +2.0 +4.4 +2.6 6,183 6,460 6,467 5,416
Fabricated metal products....... 12,848 12,597 12,123 +2.0 +3.9 +0.6 11,740 12,214 12,736 10,390
Machinery, except electrical.... 21,359 20,894 20,970 +2.2 -0.4 -1.2 23,337 20,124 20,841 20,846
Engines and turbines.......... 1,444 1,328 1.397 +8.7 -4.9 -1.5 1,821 1,311 1,306 1,525
Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,534 2,450 2,517 +3.4 -2.7 -1.1 2,468 2,452 2,492 2,.12
metalworking machinery....... 1,019 995 924 +2.4 +7.7 +0.3 1,120 1,038 1,010 959
Office and computing machines. 5,585 5,483 5,653 +1.9 -3.0 -2.1 7,802 5,482 5,102 7,259
Electrical machinery............ 19,862 19,099 18,931 +4.0 +0.9 -2.2 20,667 19,640 19,222 18,987
Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus.......... 2,355 2,395 2,44.< -1.7 -2.0 +3.2 2,376 2,386 2,456 2,190
Household appliances......... 1,510 1,466 1,462 +3.0 +0.3 -6.9 1,339 1,378 1,521 1,301
Radio and TV................. 980 1,073 1,025 -8.7 +4.7 -2.9 935 1,222 1,198 S84
Communication equipment ..... 6,709 6,137 6,087 +9.3 +0.8 -2.5 7,924 6,274 5,862 7,258
Electronic components......... 4,814 4,522 4,678 +6.5 -3.3 -1.6 4,554 4,528 4,637 4,101
Other electrical machinery.... 3,494 3,506 3,235 -0.3 +8.4 -3.8 3,539 1,852 3,548 3,251
Transportation equipment....... 32,519 30,960 30,924 +5.0 +0.1 +3.2 31,952 31,334 32,582 27,213
Motor vehicles and parts...... 20,877 19,671 19,585 +6.1 +0.4 +4.7 17,993 20,049 21,348 14,055
Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 9,270 9,121 9,260 +1.6 -1.5 +2.0 11,563 9,301 9,122 11,117
Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............. 1,126 870 837 +29.4 +3.9 -10.4 1,347 852 R19 1,079
Instruments and related products 6,218 5,960 6,057 +4.3 -1.6 -1.5 6,439 5,901 6,150 5,059
Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,193 4,001 4,096 +4.8 -2.3 -2.2 4,361 3,818 4,09 31,959
Photographic goods......... 1,872 1,812 I,810 +3.3 +0.1 +0.4 1.q43 1,916 1,R88 1,7q1

All other durable goods......... 12,475 12,067 11,623 +3.4 +3.8 +0.5 11,243 11,588 12,71h 10,281


Nondurable goods industries....... 106,353 104,758 104,478 +1.3 +0.3 +1.1 1013,43 104,201 106,935 93,81
With unfilled orders.......... 26,941 26,641 26,308 +1.1 +1.3 +0.7 26,552 26,8R6 ?'27,4 241R84
20 Food and kindred products....... 30,786 0,607 30,564 +0.6 +0.1 +0.7 30,618 30,582 11,339 27,526
202 Dairy products............... 4,279 4,176 4,172 +2.5 +0.1 -0.6 4,146 4,142 4,107 3,845
208 Beverages.................... 4,039 4,146 3,904 -2.6 +6.2 -3.2 3,619 3,910 3,01 1,427
203-6,9 All other foods.............. 14,358 14,347 14,372 +0.1 -0.2 +2.0 14717 14 144,7137 14,6 12,679
21 Tobacco products............... 1,986 2,109 1,911 -5.8 +10.4 -5.4 2,455 2,251 1,Q6 2,122
22 Textile mill products.......... S,379 5,269 4,890 +2.1 +7.8 -3.1 5,097 5,221 S,241 4,426
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadoven fabrics........... 3,194 1,172 2,952 +0.7 +7.5 -2.6 3,226 3,081 3,069 2,866
26 Paper and allied products....... 10,978 10,779 10,669 +1.8 +1.0 +1.1 10,564 1I,371 In,727 9,474
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc .............. 4,819 4,794 4,761 +0.5 +0.7 +1.1 4,774 4,647 4,725 4,225
265 Paperboard containers........ 2,724 2,686 2,632 +1.4 +2.1 -0.1 2,495 2,562 2,70. 2,23s
264 All other paper products ...... 3,435 3,29q 1,276 +4.1 +0.7 +2.2 3,295 3,164 3,298 3, I.
28 Chenlcals and allied products... 21,068 21,352 20,948 -1.3 +1.9 +4.0 20,349 20,104 20.,26 1R,05
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments..................... 6,098 6,113 5,987 -0.' +2.1 +3.7 3,9S9 5,936 5,051 S,03'
283,4 Drugs, snaps, and toiletries.. 6,229 6,434 6,302 -1.2 +2.1 +5.8 6,248 6,1411 6,225 ,8R
282,9 Other chemIcal products .... 5.732 5,676 5,660 +1.0 +0.3 +4.4 5,520 5,531 5,654 4,871
29 Petroleum and coal products..... 10,145 9q940 10,238 +2.1 -2.9 -0.2 10,287 10,12'' I0,4 I I,241
30 Rubber and plastics products.... 8,292 7,815 ?,803 +*.8 -0.7 +0.5 7,47? ?,727 7 33vi 1,34
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods...... 17,719 16,867 17,365 +5.1 -2.q +1.2 16,501 17,824 18, 't6 1 3.4)5

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel .......... 15,442 14,454 14,136 +6.8 +0.5 +0.4 12,940 14.99 15,$54 !,545
Consumer staples............... 413,268 43,253 42,q69 n.n +0.7 +1.2 43,680 43,576 41,729 1','7
Equipment and defense products,
except automoti ve........... 37,981 16.517 36,39S +4.0 +0.4 -1.7 43,159 35,706 i3,8'S o, 0
Automotive equipment ........... 2.,400 22,241 22,076 +S5.. +0.8 +4.2 20,O98 227,393 2.' (,31 I5,
Construction materials, supplies
and Intermediate products...... 18,061 17, 529 1'.1 I +3.1 42.4 +0.4 16.013 16 ,? 7 t1 ,2 1 I ,1
Other materials, supplies, iand
inte-rmediate product .......... 91,919 940,61 .0 ',7' +1.1 +t. +0.7' .,40? Po, 4. 67 I ,f 1 1 ,

Supplemon tary series:2
Capital good, industrtes........ 42,437 41172 4 ,1 + 0.1 +'.. -o. .S, O 1,S 40,75 4.. ,3
Noodefens, .................... 12. 3 38 12,.512 12, 0 -0.1 +0.2 3,.,57 I 2. 7 3 2,17 1 Al ,41?
IxclIudn' aircraft and par .1 28,731 28,0oq 1 .27,4 .2.1 f, + 0. ( A 1,650.4 ??7 ? %?.
Defense ....................... !o,O<9 4,h60 ,4 11 1 6. + .7 -' .3 1 2.071 q, i 01 ,1 I!0, 2

Household durable good5
Indu.trles ..... ............... 7,081 O ,.0 .671 .? .(* +o.4 6,100 ?'. o ', I1 n.


+11.1 2,610,939 2,390,045


+10.7 1,448,105 1,115,924


+12.0 1,387,768
+11.1 1,137,215
+4.0 64,066
+9.8 142,224
+4.2 60,969
+14.? 10.367

+14.2 70,888
+1 .n 144,072
+11.9 246,R03
+19.4 16,135

.6.7 29,974
+16.R 11,332
+7.5 67,705
+8.8 227,075


27,596
18,060
11,654
74,453
54,765
40, 547
3!1,886
719,230
107,638


1,263,442
1,028,314
62,142
117,092
50,812
9,605

56,675
135,005
216,605
14,383


25,907
17,965
11, 521
70,800
47,0810
37,422
323,026
197,049
103,663


+24. 10,79 10,002
+q. 72.,372 66,805

+10.2 4A,A64 44,68
+13.1 '1,481 19,761

+9.4 1In ,270 132,122

+101. 1,223,171 1,126,553
+..q '1. rO 2807, 61
+11.2 356,703 124,906
+7.8 48,922 47,062
+5.6 47,759 44,920
+16.1 164,920 142,54Q
+5.7 22,740 18,915
+15.? 59,753 57,481

+1..6 16,543 35,680
+11.5 124,221 110.252
+1.0 35,179 7,032
+11.6 10, 53 2 ,792
+u. 1 P,514 36,42'
+1?.7 40,42 212,

.1 a. 67,874 59,487
*7. 71,061 I7,1!5
+,1 .1 f'4,, 72 R,1'l'
*(.4 124, 142 4,9


+6.5 ?2,,)4* I96,1,6



1 .1 5' | 4, 10QnS



-2f.+ 348 f .1, of'3
+1 .1 .11, '9 39,10





+.1 '4 ', *6 q 192,664

*0.0 1,3',?0l 957,217



l 0 14., 1


79. 19 '5,6 o


See footnotes .ar od f iable 7.






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

(Millions of dollars)

Seasonally adjusted Not seasonally adjustedl

Monthly Percent change Monthly Percent Year to date
Industry change
SIC Dee. Nov. Oct. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Dec.
Code 1988P 1988 1988 Dec.. Nov. Oct. 1988P 1988r 1988 1987 88/87R 198RP 1987

All manufacturing industries 237,595 228,153 227,095 +4.1 +0.5 +2.0 234,119 225,235 231,583 207,295 +12.9 2,657,934 2,423,597

Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders................. 135,266 128,297 127,650 +5.4 +0.5 +2.1 137,328 126,932 128,967 120,634 +13.8 1,495, 10 1,349,476

Durable goods industries......... 130,966 123,035 122,791 +6.4 +0.2 +2.9 130,655 121,294 125,170 113,540 +15.1 1,434,030 1,293,236
With unfilled orders............ 108,049 101,296 101,516 +6.7 -0.2 +2.6 110,655 100,356 102,030 96,366 +14.8 1,183,477 1,058,058
32 Stone, clay, and glass products. 5,479 5,682 5,435 -3.6 +4.5 +1.3 4,631 5,618 5,588 4,498 +3,0 64,602 62,15?
33 Primary metals.................. 13,245 12,624 12.428 +4.9 +1.6 -0.5 13,095 12,059 12,370 12.170 +7.6 144,128 122,590
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills... 5,282 4,950 4,730 +6.7 +4.7 -10.8 5,576 4,773 4,590 5.560 +0.3 60,273 53,724
332 Iron and steel foundries ...... 917 854 903 +7.4 -5.4 -7.3 727 864 991 653 +11.3 10,567 9,737
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals..................... 7,046 6,820 6,795 +3.3 +0.4 +9.2 6,792 6,422 6,789 5,957 +14.0 73,288 59,129
34 Fabricated metal products....... 12,884 12,411 12,026 +3.8 +3.2 +0.2 11,903 12,007 12,388 in,562 +12.7 142,602 116,494
35 Machinery, except electrical.... 21,140 21,443 21,181 -1.4 +1.2 -1.3 22,714 20,896 20,677 20,774 +q.3 253,798 221,041
351 Engines and turbines.......... 667 1,320 1,399 -49.5 -5.6 -12.2 969 1,334 1,426 1,287 -24.7 15,416 14,589
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment.. 2,564 2,482 2,722 +3.3 -8.8 +4.1 2,682 2,581 2,683 2,774 -3.3 31.210 26,559
354 Metalworking machinery........ 1,199 1,269 1,025 -5.5 +23.8 +1.5 990 1,270 955 832 +19.0 11,142 9,548
357 Office and computing machines. 5,525 5,441 5,514 +1.5 -1.3 +5.5 7,184 5,492 4,867 6,710 +10.0 67,291 60,740
36 Electrical machinery.... ..... 20,195 20,110 18,977 +0.4 +6.0 +1.9 20,505 19,846 19,185 19,n55 +7.6 227,440 212,442
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus......... 2,296 2,349 2,609 -2.3 -10.0 +15.1 2,302 2,321 2,601 2,080 +10.7 28,050 26,147
366 Communication equipment....... 7,184 7,369 6,080 -2.5 +21.2 +8.9 8,013 7,091 6,088 7,267 +10.3 73,735 70,865
367 Electronic components........ 4,709 4,287 4,367 +9.8 -1.8 -9.5 4,489 4,115 4,154 4,213 +6.6 54,818 48,450
364,9 Other electrical machinery.... 3,477 3,552 3,414 -2.1 +4.0 +1.6 3,48q 3,754 3,725 3,388 +3.0 41,132 37,788
37 Transportation equipment........ 38,776 32,4013 34,898 +19.7 -7.2 +10.4 40,021 33,581 36,378 30,891 +29.6 388,832 337,585
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts. 13,465 10,763 12,005 +25.1 -10.3 +4.4 17,514 11,728 11,725 15,436 +13.5 136,560 116,403
3731,95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles............... 3,204 684 2,109 +368.4 -67.6 (N) 3,352 681 2,082 130 +2478.S 18,037 10,679
38 Instruments and related products 6,625 6,268 6,252 +5.7 +0.3 +2.4 6,856 6,127 6,250 5,Q93 +14.4 73,457 67,863
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments.................. 4,427 4,268 4,291 +3.7 -0.5 +4.6 4,633 4,070 4,270 4,130 +12.2 4q,833 45,619
24,25,
39 All other durable goods......... 12,622 12,096 11,594 +4.3 +4.3 -0.4 10,930 11,158 12,334 9,597 +13.9 139,171 i33,060

Nondurable goods industries....... 106,62q 105,118 104,304 +1.4 +0.8 +0.q 103,464 103,q4l 106,413 03,755 +10.4 1,223,904 1,130,36]
With unfilled orders............ 27,217 27,001 26,134 +0.8 +3.3 +0.1 26,673 26,576 26,937 24,268 +9.9 311,623 291,418

Market categories:
Home goods and apparel....... 15,h62 14,481 14,264 +7.9 +1.5 -1.6 12,481 14,237 15,221 10,780 +15.8 170,374 166,001
Consumer staples............... 43,248 43,268 42,936 0.0 +0.8 +1.1 43,702 41,608 41,660 39,846 +9.7 501,477 460,952
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive............. 45,255 40,391 39,164 +12.0 +3.1 +7.8 51,790 40,284 38,167 42,873 +20.8 466,606 409,54R
Automotive equipment............ 23,500 22,311 22,063 +5.3 +1.1 +4.1 20,327 22.46o 24,015 I5,90q +27.1 247,655 223,543
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products...... 18,087 17,547 17,190 +3.1 +2.1 +1.1 15,974 16,783 18,098 14,Q04 +7.?2 05,319 192.464
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products.......... 91,884 90,155 91,478 +1.9 -1.4 +0.3 89,845 87,854 92,422 82,902 +A.4 1,066,503 970,999

Supplementary series:-
Capital goods industries........ 48,735 44,216 45,318 +10.2 -2.4 +7.1 55,627 44,844 44,799 47,619 +16.8 528,817 466,264
Nondefense............. 38,749 35,825 34,623 +8.2 +3.5 -0.7 42,279 35,561 34,036 36,308 +16.4 419,559 356,478
Excluding aircraft and parts 28,118 28,574 28,752 -1.6 -0.6 +0.4 30,460 28,148 28,403 28,71 +7.4 339,884 301,062
Defense................... ... 9,986 8,391 10,695 +19.0 -21.5 +43.2 13,348 9,281 10,763 11,311 +18.0 10O,258 100,786

Household durable goods
industries.................... 7,272 6,963 6,590 +4.4 +5.7 -2.9 6,01 ] 6,86 6,789 5,054 +19.1 78,985 75,832

"Preliminary. 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 nonth 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
are as of the end of the period and are not adjusted for trading-day or calendar-month variations.
The supplementary series are regroupings of the separate industry categories: Household durable goods industries includes household furniture; kitchen
articles and pottery; cutlery, hand tools, and hardware; household appliances, radio and TV, ophthalmic goods, watches, and clocks; and miscellaneous per-
sonal goods.
Nondefense capital goods include machinery, except electrical (excluding farm machinery and equipment and machine shops); electrical machinery (excluding
household appliances, radio and TV, and electronic components); railroad equipment; and the nondefense portions of ordnance; 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 7tA-175, Shipments to Federal Covernment Agencies.







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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Nov.- Oct. Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Dec.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Dec.P Nov.r Oct. I988P 19agr 1988 1987 88/87P

All manufacturing industries............ 468,307 460,802 457,281 +1.6 +O.R +0.q 462,993 454,256 451,858 415,998 +11.3


Durable goods industries......................
Stone, clay, and glass products.............
Prim ary 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........................ ......

All other durable goods....................


447,124
5,897
25,742
10,816
2,195

12,731
28,390
59.677
4,4753


419,895
5,983
25,388
10,754
2,206

12,428
28,354
59,896
5,252


8,142 8,112
4,826 4,646
13,479 13,539
93,862 93,529


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


6.950
65,818
14,977
4,783
205,091
169,763


+0.7 +1.0
+1.6 -0.1
-0.3 +0.2
-2.3 -3.7
-1.7 +0.8

+1.7 +3.9
-0.7 -0.3
+0.9 +0.4
-0.2 0.0

+0.4 +2.6
+6.3 +2.4
-0.3 -1.0
+1.1 0.0


436,734
5,888
25,473
11,010
2,244

12,219
28,540
59,347
5,260

8,080
4,372
13,581
92,518


6,996
64,586
15,212
4,737
203,650
168,121


442,825
5,613
25,082
10,729
2,131


434,209
5,819
21,811
10,008
2,190


12,222 11,613
28,179 28,016
58,986 39,609
4,603 5,455

8,289 8,075
4,546 4,676
13,102 13,520
92,509 92,671


6,840
65,644
14,396
4,699
211,655
174,32?


6,914
65,S5
14,461
4,749
203,586
168,377


431,551
5,708
24,060
10.180
2,229


396,563
5,077
23,178
11,425
1,911


11,651 9,822
28,243 29,649
58,837 51,991
3,432 5,322


7,946
4,444
13.510
Q2,465


6,979
64.738
14,874
4,A47
201,137
165,950


7,053
2,736
13,516
92,144


6,13A
66,362
14,343
4,114
174,709
145,406


26.273 24,195 24,381 +8.6 -0.8 +5.5 26,237 24,232 24,403 18,779
14,679 14,272 13,964 +2.9 +2.2 +1.4 14,SR3 14,166 13,940 13,498

13,515 13,281 13,014 +1.8 +2.1 +1.5 11,529 11,257 13,005 12,560

7,529 7,382 7,353 +2.0 +0.4 -0.4 6,218 6,531 6,961 6,31'


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


21,181 20,907 20,547


+1.3 +1.- -0.8 20, 1 20',047 20, 307 19,435


8,370 8,200 8,171 +2.2 +0.1 -1.5
841 863 848 -?'. +1.8 -1.7


2RS,787 278,51 274,659
8,882 8,782 8,714


6, S2 0,51 7,'12 7,078 -6.
R4. 822 790 668 +?6.


+2.6 +1.4 +1.) asS S, 2 27'6,71 272,2q93 7',19
+1.1 +0.8 -0.1 0,55 8,626 8,550 0,203


15,571 15,545 15,527 +0.2 +0.1 +0. 15 14S 1 ,I4 1 ,5 198 1|4 5Q


148,84S 148,899 149,360


344,269
174,295
87,281
174,974


).0 -0.3 +1.0 140,055 145. 702, I.7, 31 13 22


337,971
172,884
87,896
16 5.87


h ,On 5,998 5,88R


14.1,1 7
178 ,02


ih,^n5q
172, 80
87.59'
7 575


167,13
77 1 1
E^9.27-


1 S 8-'

77 .7
100, 1 ??


+3.2 0.2 -1.4 4,713 4,q 5,446 4.Q47 -4.7


See footnotes at end of table 2.


6,81q
66,293
14,872
4,766
211,348
1731,58


+1.3







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 Dec. Nov. Oct. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec. Nov. Oct. Dec. Dec.
Code 19ggP 1988r I9RR Dec.P Nov.r Oct. 1988P 1988r 198 1987 88/87P

All manufacturing industries........... 353,997 351,603 349,412 +0.7 +0.6 +0.5 348,341 350,223 348,699 325,695 +7.0


Manufacturing industries with
unfilled orders............................. 246,088 243,919 241,922

Durable goods industries..................... 233,666 231,766 229,735
With unfilled orders...................... 215,578 213,556 211,676
32 Stone, clay, and glass products........... 7,496 7,464 7,551
33 Primary metals............................. 20,181 19,980 19,825
331 Blast furnaces, steel mills .............. 10,038 9,763 9,677
332 Iron and steel foundries ................ 1,304 1,311 1,303
333-9 Nonferrous and other primary
metals................................. 8,839 8,906 8,845
34 Fabricated metal products.................. 23,535 23,478 23,430
35 Machinery, except electrical............... 46,728 46,172 45,992
351 Engines and turbines...................... 2978 3,094 3,055
353 Construction, mining, and
material handling equipment............ 7,673 7,464 7,407
354 Metalworking machinery................... 3,028 2,944 3,098
357 Office and computing machines........... 12,177 12,009 11,931
36 Electrical machinery ....................... 40,686 40,746 40,010
361,2 Electrical transmission and
distribution equipment and
industrial apparatus ................... 5,221 5,161 5,055
363 Household appliances..................... 2,901 2,859 2,759
365 Radio and TV............................. 1,433 1,424 1,405
366 Communication equipment.................. 16.006 16,165 16.,033
367 Electronic components ..................... 8,769 8,884 8.569
364,9 Other electrical machinery.............. 6,356 6,253 6.189
37 Transportation equipment................. 63,250 62,305 61,578
371 Motor vehicles and parts................. 11,830 11,872 11.657
372,6 Aircraft, missiles, and parts............ 47,416 46,077 45,544
3731.95 Shipbuilding and military
tank vehicles ......................... 1,966 2,274 2.257
38 Instruments and related products........... 14,095 13,798 13,578
381-4 Scientific and engineering
instruments..................... .. 10,288 10,006 9,900
386 Photographic goods....................... 3,193 3.170 3,089
24,25,
39 All other durable goods.................... 17,695 17,823 17,771

Nondurable goods industries.................. 120,331 119,837 119,677
With unfilled orders....................... 30,510 30,363 30,246
20 Food and kindred products.................. 26,371 26,003 25,791
202 Dairy products........................... 2,440 2,342 2,291
208 Beverages................................ 4,423 4,499 4,469
203-6,9 All other foods......................... 14,882 14,678 14,641
21 Tobacco products.......................... 5,597 5,710 5,810
22 Textile mill products...................... 7,606 7,648 7,620
221-4,6,
8,9 Broadwoven fabrics....................... 4,385 4,425 4,414
26 Paper and allied products.................. 12,090 11,939 11,835
261-3,6 Pulp, paper etc.......................... 4,318 4,253 4,196
265 Paperboard containers.................... 3,260 3,245 3,254
264 All other paper products................ 4,512 4,441 4,385
28 Chemicals and allied products............. 27,500 27,235 27,060
281,6 Industrial chemicals, except
pigments................................ 7,322 7,189 7,056
283,4 Drugs, soaps, and toiletries............ 9,511 9,547 9,539
282,9 Other chemical products.................. 6,896 6.932 6,870
29 Petroleum and coal products ................. 8,790 8,757 9,092
30 Rubber and plastics products.............. 10,307 10,394 10,298
23,27,
31 All other nondurable goods................. 22,070 22,151 22,171

Market categories:
Hone goods and apparel..................... 26,245 26,459 26,328
Consumer staples........................... 44,850 44,485 44,367
Equipment and defense products,
except automotive........................ .. 105,249 103,320 102,586
Automotive equipment... ............ 14,692 14,717 14,533
Construction materials, supplies
and intermediate products................. 25,324 25,303 25,392
Other materials, supplies, and
intermediate products..................... 137,637 137,319 136.206

Supplementary series:2
Capital goods industries................... 121,164 119,518 118,529
Nondefense............................. 85,799 84,167 R3, 119
Excluding aircraft and parts.......... 64,401 63,770 63,401
Defense...................... .......... 35,365 35,351 35,410

Household durable goods
industries............................... 12,715 12,712 12,600


+0.9 +0.9 +0.5 240,560 242,425 241,558 222,585 +R.1


+2.8 +0.8
+2.9 -5.0
+1.4 +0.7
-0.1 +1.8


+0.7 229,069 230,625 229,283 212,265 +7.9
+0.6 210,962 212,651 211,828 195,020 +8.2
+2.2 7,359 7,241 7,245 7,067 +4.1
+1.4 20,058 19,946 19,764 17,994 +11.5
+1.3 10,048 9,896 9,q10 8,535 +17.7
+1.6 1,277 1,258 1,250 1,272 +.4

+1.5 8,733 8,792 8,704 8,187 +6.7
-0.3 23,187 23,200 23,165 22,389 +3.6
+0.4 45,830 46,087 45,836 41,085 +11.5
+1.7 2,795 3,187 3,132 2,501 +11.8

+2.0 7,635 7,434 7,379 6,521 +17.1
-1.7 2,931 2,946 3,098 2,576 +13.8
+1.2 11,885 11,964 11,971 10,459 +13.6
+0.5 319,698 40,263 39,990 38,421 +3.3


-0.6 5,084 5,073 5,014 4,944 +5.0
+0.9 2,753 2,684 2,617 2,728 +.9
+1.8 1,323 1,379 1,393 1,311 +.9
-0.1 15,683 16,211 16,209 16,131 -2.8
+1.2 8,690 8,772 8,577 7,705 +12.8
+1.6 6.,165 6,144 6,180 5,702 +8.1
+1.1 61,714 62,861 62,364 55,866 +10.5
+0.8 11,838 12,060 11,710 11,399 +3.9
+1.0 45,909 46,362 46,242 40.,771 +12.6


-13.5 +0.8 +4.9 1,865 2,325 2,341 1,801 +3.6
+2.2 +1.6 +0.5 13,740 13,724 13,587 12,335 +11.4

+2.8 +1.1 +0.2 10,144 10,043 9,941 9,166 +10.7
+0.7 +2.6 +1.8 3,011 3,088 3,074 2,553 +17.9

-0.7 +0.3 +0.1 17,483 17,303 17,332 17,109 +2.2

+0.4 +0.1 +0.1 119,272 119,598 119,416 113,430 +5.2
+0.5 +0.4 0.0 29,598 29,774 29,730 27,565 +7.4
+1.4 +0.8 +0.2 26,A64 27,210 26,978 25,163 +6.8
+4.2 +2.2 +0.4 2,369 2,316 2,305 2,176 +8.9
-1.7 +0.7 -0.7 4,423 4,445 4,400 4,544 -2.7
+1.4 +0.3 0.0 15,358 15,630 15,829 14,734 +4.2
-2.0 -1.7 +0.8 5,888 5,733 5,972 5,893 -.1
-0.5 +0.4 +1.0 7,340 7,433 7,406 7,210 +1.8

-0.9 +0.2 +0.3 4,284 4,354 4,281 4,245 +.9
+1.3 +0.9 +0.5 11,966 11,765 11,543 11,094 +7.Q
+1.5 +1.4 +0.3 4,327 4,183 4,082 3,905 +10.8
+0.5 -0.3 +0.4 3,211 3,142 3,150 2,898 +10.8
+1.6 +1.3 +0.8 4,428 4,440 4,311 4,291 +3.2
+1.0 +0.6 +0.7 27,304 27,044 26,726 24,843 +9.9

+1.9 +1.9 +1.0 7,234 7,100 6,995 6,559 +10.3
-0.4 +0.1 -0.1 9,302 9,546 9,455 8,663 +7.4
-0.5 +0.9 +1.9 6,896 6,755 6,660 6.088 +13.3
+0.4 -3.7 -2.6 8,791 9,108 9,268 9,903 -11.2
-0.8 +0.9 +2.1 10,119 10,068 9,941 8,957 +13.0

-0.4 -0.1 -1.2 21,000 21,237 21,682 20,367 +3.1


-0.6 25,163 25,156 25,472' 25,701 -2.1
+0.2 45,056 45,264 45,372 42,603 +5.8

+0.7 103,023 103,506 103,144 93,978 +9.6
+0.8 14,721 14,871 14,448 14,053 +4.8

+0.8 24,976 24,694 24,671 23,912 +4.4

+0.5 135,402 136,732 115,592 125,448 +7.9


+0.8 117,903 119,632 119,384 107,668 +9.5
+0.4 83,723 84,346 83,553 75,201 +11.3
+0.6 62,822 63,584 63,365 57,185 +9.9
+1.6 34,180 35,286 35,8131 32,467 +5.3


0.0 +0.9 -0.1 12,230 12,193 12,307 12,376 -1.2


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
Percent
End of month Percent change End of month change
IndustryD-
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Nov.- Oct.- Sept.- Dec Nov Oct Dec. Dec.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 Dec.P Nov.r Oct. 1988 19N6 19R 19g7 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............ 112,473 112,962 112,935

Durable goods industries.................... 65,212 65,298 65,324
Stone, clay, and glass products........... 2,450 2,444 2,424
Primary metals .. ............ 6,216 ,n109 6,085
Fabricated metal products................. 8,496 8,482 8,439
Machinery, except electrical................ 12,619 12,827 13,150
Electrical machinery...................... 11,234 11,247 11,027
Transportation equipment................... 12,616 12,515 12,670
Instruments and related products.......... 4,764 4,766 4,647

All other durable goods.................... 6,817 6,908 6,8982

Nondurable goods Industries .................. 47,261 47,664 47,611
Food and kindred products.................. 9,156 9,333 9,358
Tobacco products........................... 4,336 4,434 4,533
Textile mill products...................... 2,346 2,344 2,319
Paper and allied products.................. 6,611 6,565 6,550
Chemicals and allied products............. 9,904 9,857 9,689
Petroleum and coal products................ 2,128 2,166 2,279
Rubber and plastics products.............. 4,049 4,192 4.169

All other nondurable goods.................. ,731 8,773 8,714

WORK IN PROCESS

All manufacturing Industries........... 127,554 125,955 124,411

Durable goods industries...................... 108,322 106,884 105,239
Stone, clay, and glass products ........ .... 1,111 1,097 1,115
Primary metals.......................... .. 8,279 8,305 8,155
Fabricated metal products ................... ,468 8,369 8,395
Machinery, except electrical............ .... 18,318 18,247 17,760
Electrical machinery ....................... 19,625 19,685 19,461
Transportation equipment ................... 43,439 42,348 41,654
Instruments and related products.......... 5,440 5,226 5,167

All other durable goods.................... 3.642 3,607 3,532

Nondurable goods industries................... 19,232 19,071 19,172
Food and kindred products................. 2,732 2,744 2,853
Tobacco products........................... 204 228 224
Textile mill products...................... 2,327 2,317 2,322
Paper and allied products ................. 1.319 1,275 1,268
Chemicals and allied products........... 4,401 4,278 4,239
Petroleum and coal products............. 2,354 2,325 2,370
Rubber and plastics products.............. 1,414 1,420 1,400

All other nondurable goods................ 4,481 4,484 4,496

FINISHED GOODS

All manufacturing industries.......... .. 113,970 112,686 112,066

Durable goods Industries ...................... 6 ,132 519,584 59,172
Stone, clay and glass products............. 3,935 1,923 4,012
Primary metals............................ .. 5,686 5,566 5,585
Fabricated metal products................. 6,571 6,627 n6,56
Machinery, except electrical ............ .... 5,791 15,09 15,o82
Electrical machinery....................... 9,927 4, 14 9,5?22
Transportation equipment ................... 7,195 7,442 7,254
Instruments and related products............ 1,91 1,806 1,764

All other durable goods............. ..... 7,2I6 7, 1)8 7,317,

Nondurable goods industries.................. 53.8318 102 ',',8 4
Food and kindred products ................... 14.481 1l,926 13,95H(
Tobacco product s........................ .... 1,0 7 I ,048 1,051
Text ile mill products....................... .,933 2,987 ?2, 79
Paper and al 1 led product.................... 4. 16 4,( 99 (1 7
Chemicals and allied products .............. 13,190 1 ,100 13,13
Petroleum and coal prod rt ................. 4,308 4,26 4, 443
Rubber and plastics products ............... 4,944 .,792 4,'?9

All ot her nondurable nods .................. H,H58 8,9q4 8, 61


-0.4 -0.7 -2.?2 A.s ,.418 ,0 7 0 lt *.'?.


PrPliminary. rRevised.


-0.4 0.0 +0.3 112,933 112,042 112,233 106,230 +6.3

-0.1 0.0 +0.1 65,289 65,077 65,263 61.416 +6.3
+0.2 +0.R +0.6 2,434 2,413 2,394 2,313 +5.4
+1.8 +0.4 -1.0 6,473 6,306 6,23Q 5,796 +11.7
+0.2 +0.5 +0.1 8,523 8,402 8,292 9,213 +3.8
-1.6 -2.5 +0.7 12,589 12,77n 13,148 11,906 +5.7
-0.1 +2.0 +2.1 11,053 10,992 10,908 10,182 +8.6
+0.8 -1.2 -2.3 12,640 12,527 12,693 12,229 +3.4
1.0 +2.6 +1.3 4,646 4,736 4,636 4,066 +14.3

-1.3 +0.4 +0.5 6,926 6,931 6,953 6,711 +3.2

-0.8 +0.1 +0.5 47,644 46,965 46,970 44,814 +6.3
-1.9 -0.3 -0.7 9,450 9,591 9,482 9,171 +3.0
-2.2 -2.2 +2.9 4,757 4,322 4,329 4,9(8 -3.1
+03.1 +1.1 -0.6 2,292 2,214 2,196 2,199 +4.7
+0.7 +0.2 +0.6 6,608 6,468 6,414 5,957 +10.9
+0.5 +1.7 +1.2 9,794 9,681 9,628 A,635 +13.4
-1.8 -5.0 -2.4 2,167 2,183 2,264 2,495 -13.1
-3.4 +0.6 +2.0 4,134 4,078 4,072 3,551 +16.4

-0.5 +0.7 +0.2 8,442 8,428 8,a58 7,908 +6.8



+1.3 +1.2 +0.7 124,068 126,306 125,5R1 115,355 +7.6

+1.3 +1.6 +0.8 105,342 107,063 106,267 97,122 +8.5
+1.3 -1.6 -0.5 1,074 1,042 1,n74 n.027 +4.f
-0.3 +1.A +2.4 9,094 8,173 8,097 7.167 +12.0
+1.2 -0.3 +1.3 A 1A3 6,307 8,458 7,773 +5.3
+0.4 +2.7 -1.0 17,741 18,331 17,8P i 16,294 +8.9
-0,3 +1.2 -0.7 19,1713 l ,768 19,739 19,305 -1.1
+2.6 +1.7 +2.2 42,175 42,7?8 42,353 37,107 +13.7
+4.1 +1.1 -1.6 284 q198 '",l6 4,7s6 +11.1

+1.0 +2.1 +0.6 3,6f18 ,516 1,460 3,6t? +.?

+n.R -0.5 +0.3 18,726 19,241 19,314 19,'33 +2.7
-0.4 -3.8 +3.9 2,713 2,792 2,905 2,574 +5.4
-10.5 +1.R -10.4 232 322 359 176 +31.9
+0.4 -0.2 +2.1 2,.271 2,314 2,311 2,19Q +3.3
+3.5 +0.6 -1.6 1,(, 5 1,27' 1,269 1,72^ +n .6
+2.9 +0.9 +2.6 4,172 4,261 4,254 3,724 +12.(
+1.2 -1.9 -3.3 2,357 ',456 2,04 2,)'7 -10.6
-0.4 +1.4 +1.1 1,413 1,420 1,363 1,31.4 .5

-0.1I -0.3 (.3 -1. 4,27 4.391 ,0 Ao 4.3 n -2.



+1.1 +0.6 +0.4 111. 340 13 ,l97s 11 Re 104, l 11n +6.q

+0.q +0.? +1.1 S8.4139 ,.489 5 7,' 5 I 1, +A.R
+0.1 -2.' +4.0 3,A46 1,'6 3,' k ? 3,7 ?' 3.?
+2.2 -0.1 +2.48 ,491 ,46? 57 42k ',1 ..2
-0.8 +0. -2.7 6,481 6 ,409 ,415 6,4,. 3 1.,
+4.6 +0.1 +2.1 15,l00 1g4R,9 9 3,0 *?. A
+0.1 +3.1 +1.4 9,47' ,503 O ,33 ,SS4 .07.0
-3.3 +2..6 + .7 ft.'49 7, 6 71 ; 53 .7
+2.2 +1.1 +2.3 3,9R10 1, ?91) *,1 3 + .5

-1.0 -0.7 -0.,3 ,3 t,5 10 1 ,395 *?.

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-I.R +0.3 +1.4 ?, 7?' 2,900 0't 7,S2 -7.h
+1.0 +2.0 +I.71 4,061 4.03 3,01 13,3i *.3,a
+0. ? -0.3 3 3,33P 3 ,1. 2 ',9 7 f, *+.
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+1.3 +1.1 +0.' 4, 7' .,517 4,495 ,,OI' *.7,


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


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


32
33
14
35
36
37
38
24,25,
39


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






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

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Inventory/shipments ratio Unfilled orders/shipments ratio1

Industry
SIC Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept. Dec. Nov. Oct. Sept.
Code 1988P 1988r 1988 1988 1988P 1988r 1988 1988

All manufacturing industries.... .......... 1.54 1.57 1.57 1.57 3.67 3.69 3.70 3.66

Durable goods industries..,.,................. 1.89 1.93 1.94 1.93 4.43 4.48 4.49 4.43
32 Stone, clay, and glass products.............. 1.35 1.34 1.39 1.37 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18
33 Primary metals............................ 1.57 1.57 1.60 1.58 2.00 2.00 2.06 2.06
34 Fabricated metal products.................... 1.83 1.86 1.93 1.95 2.42 2.46 2.59 2.62
35 Machinery, except electrical................. 2.19 2.21 2.19 2.16 2.96 3.03 2.98 2.94
36 Electrical machinery......................... 2.05 2.13 2.11 2.06 4.73 4.90 4.89 4.78
37 Transportation equipment...................... 1.95 2.01 1.99 2.03 11.56 11.66 11.41 11.26
38 Instruments and related products............. 2.27 2.32 2.24 2.20 2.36 2.19 2.31 2.24

Nondurable goods industries.................... 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 0.79 0.78 0.78 0.79
20 Food and kindred products.................... 0.86 0.85 0.84 0.85 (X) (X) (X) (X)
21 Tobacco products............................. 2.82 2.71 3.04 2.85 (X) (X) (X) (M)
22 Textile mill products...................... 1.41 1.45 1.56 1.49 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
26 Paper and allied products.................... 1.10 1.11 1.11 1.12 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
28 Chemicals and allied products................ 1.31 1.28 1.29 1.33 (X) (X) (X) ( )
29 Petroleum and coal products.................. 0.87 0.88 0.89 0.91 (X) (X) (X) (M)
30 Rubber and plastics products................. 1.24 1.33 1.30 1.28 (X) (X) (X) (X)

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

1Excludes the following industries with no unfilled orders: Wood and lumber products; glass containers; metal cans, barrels, and drums; farm
machinery and equipment; motor vehicle assembly operations; other transportation equipment; foods and related products; tobacco; apparel and related
products; building paper; die-cut paper and board; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and rubber and plastics products, n.e.c.




Table 7. AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY PERCENT CHANCFS

(Based on seasonally adjusted data)

Shipments New orders Unfilled orders Inventories

Industryear All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec. Year All Dec.
industry ago Decs. 1987- ago Des. 1987- ago Decs. 17- ao ecs. 197-
SIC Dec. 1983- Nov. Dec. 1983- Nov. Dec. 193- Nov. Dec. 1983- Nov.
Code 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988 1987 1987 1988

All manufacturing industries..... 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 n.2 n.1

Durable goods industries............... 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.2 (0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
32 Stone, clay, and glass products ...... 0.5 1.4 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 1.6 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.2
33 Primary metals................. 0.1 1.3 0.3 1.5 2.2 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.3 1.0 0.6 0.4
34 Fabricated metal products.... ..... 0.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.N 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.8 0.1
35 Machinery, except electrical ......... 0.4 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.4 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.3 n.2
36 Electrical machinery ................ 2.1 2.9 0.5 2.4 2.1 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.1 1.2 0.7 0.2
37 Transportation equipment............. 0.0 0.5 0.2 0.4 2.0 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1
38 Instruments and related products..... 0.4 1.2 0.7 0.8 1.3 1.2 02 0.4 0.4 n.4 0.4 0.2

Nondurable goods industries............ 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.1
20 Food and kindred products............ 0.5 0.3 0.4 (X) (X) (X) (X) (x) (x) 0.2 0.3 0.3
21 Tobacco products..................... 0.0 0.6 1.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.n 0.1 0.1
22 Textile mill products................ 0.0 0.5 1.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1.1 1.0 0.5
26 Paper and allied products............ 0.5 0.8 0.6 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 0.1 0.5 0.1
28 Chemicals and allied product ......... 0.2 0.7 0.9 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.1 0.2 0.2
29 Petroleum and coal products.......... 1.0 1.0 0.7 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.7 1.1 0.5
30 Rubber and plastics products ......... 0.3 0.6 0.6 (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) 0.3 0.8 0.3

Capital goods industries:
Nondefense........................... 0.1 1.3 0.4 0.2 1.1 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.1
Defense.............................. 1.4 1.3 0.7 4.5 5.9 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.6 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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