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FACTORY ORDERS- MARCH 2000

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders
March 2000
All figures in text are in seasonally adjusted current dollars
Summary
                                     
New orders for manufactured goods in March increased $8.3
billion or 2.2 percent to $383.2 billion, the Department of
Commerce, Bureau of the Census reported today.  This follows a
slight February decrease.  Excluding transportation, new orders
increased 1.9 percent.  Year to date, new orders are 8.7 percent
above the same period a year ago; new orders for the first
quarter are 2.5 percent above fourth quarter 1999.
 
Shipments increased $6.2 billion or 1.7 percent to $377.1
billion, following a 0.1 percent February increase.  This is the
sixth consecutive increase and the largest since January 1997.
Year to date, shipments are 8.1 percent above the same period a
year ago; shipments for the first quarter are 2.3 percent above
fourth quarter 1999.
Unfilled orders increased $6.1 billion or 1.1 percent to $552.7
billion, following a 0.7 percent February increase. This is the
ninth consecutive increase.  The unfilled orders-to-shipments
ratio was 2.59, down from 2.61 in February.
Inventories increased $0.2 billion to $476.2 billion, following
a 0.7 percent February increase.  This is the seventh
consecutive increase.  The inventories-to-shipments ratio was
1.26, down from 1.28 in February.
New Orders
 
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased
$7.3 billion or 3.5 percent to $217.6 billion, revised from the
previously published 2.6 percent increase.
Electronic and other electrical equipment, led by electronic
components,  had the largest increase, $4.2 billion or 10.2
percent to $45.2 billion.  This is the eighth increase in the
last ten months and the largest since August 1997.
Transportation equipment increased $1.9 billion or 4.1 percent
to $48.5 billion.  Instruments and related products increased
$0.8 billion or 5.3 percent to $15.3 billion.  Industrial
machinery and equipment, down four of the last five months,
decreased $0.7 billion or 1.7 percent to $40.7 billion.
 
New orders for nondurable goods, up nine of the last eleven
months, increased $1.0 billion or 0.6 percent to $165.6 billion.
Petroleum and coal products and paper and allied products had
the largest increases.
Shipments
Shipments of durable goods in March increased $4.7 billion or
2.3 percent to $211.2 billion, revised from the previously
published 1.5 percent increase.  This is the ninth increase in
the last eleven months.  Transportation equipment, led
by motor vehicles and parts, had the largest increase, $1.7
billion or 3.7 percent to $48.6 billion.  Electronic and other
electrical equipment increased $0.9 billion or 2.3 percent to
$38.9 billion.  This is the fourth increase in the last five
months.  Industrial machinery and equipment increased $0.8
billion or 1.9 percent to $40.9 billion.  Instruments and
related products up seven of the last eight months, increased
$0.4 billion or 2.7 percent to $15.2 billion.
Shipments of nondurable goods increased $1.6 billion or 1.0
percent to $165.9 billion.  This is the tenth increase in the
last eleven months.  Paper and allied products had the largest
increase, $0.4 billion or 3.1 percent to $14.8 billion.  This is
the ninth increase in the last eleven months.
Unfilled Orders
Unfilled orders for durable goods in March increased $6.3
billion or 1.2 percent to $527.1 billion, revised  from the
previously published 1.1 percent increase.  This is the ninth
consecutive increase.  Electronic and other electrical equipment
had the largest increase, $6.4 billion or 7.3 percent to $94.2
billion, mostly due to electronic components.  This is the
fifteenth increase in the last sixteen months and the largest
since August 1997.  Industrial machinery and equipment, down for
the first time since June 1999, decreased $0.3 billion or 0.3
percent to $83.8 billion.
Inventories
Inventories of durable goods in March decreased $0.2 billion or
0.1 percent to $298.3 billion.  This is the first decrease since
August 1999.
Industrial machinery and equipment had the largest decrease,
$0.2 billion or 0.3 percent to $60.7 billion.  Transportation
equipment, up three consecutive months, increased $0.2 billion
or 0.2 percent to $70.0 billion.
Inventories of nondurable goods, up nine consecutive months,
increased $0.4 billion or 0.2 percent to $177.9 billion.
By stage of fabrication, March finished goods increased 0.4
percent in durables and decreased 0.4 percent in nondurables.
Work in process decreased 0.4 percent in durables and increased
1.0 percent in nondurables.  Materials and supplies decreased
0.1 percent in durables and increased 0.8 percent in
nondurables.  
TABLE 1, PART 1: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    377,108  370,865     370,565
                                                             
Manufacturing industries with                                
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    213,270  209,480     211,102
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    370,493  364,860     364,312
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    211,230  206,555     209,442
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    173,796  170,606     172,674
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      9,125    8,963       8,893
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     16,024   15,969      16,091
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      6,319    6,172       6,198
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,523    1,478       1,624
   Nonferrous and other primary                              
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,182    8,319       8,269
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     20,867   20,521      20,673
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     40,948   40,193      41,311
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      2,689    2,762       3,248
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .      2,107    1,933       1,892
   Construction, mining and                                  
    material handling equipment. . . . .      4,026    3,921       3,998
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      3,925    3,633       3,800
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     12,769   12,916      12,767
Electronic and other                                         
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     38,861   37,987      38,035
   Electrical transmission and                               
    distribution equipment and                               
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      4,235    4,133       4,139
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      2,523    2,486       2,474
   Electric lighting and                                     
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      2,587    2,523       2,585
   Household audio and                                       
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .      1,205    1,143       1,118
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     10,046    9,788       9,814
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     16,027   15,807      15,456
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     48,585   46,845      48,663
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .     34,585   33,026      34,317
    Aircraft, missiles,                                      
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .      9,749   10,291      10,989
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      1,049    1,046       1,069
Instruments and related products . . . .     15,152   14,754      14,645
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      3,189    3,002       3,117
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      4,868    4,705       4,404
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      4,624    4,579       4,661
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      1,969    1,974       1,973
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     21,668   21,323      21,131
                                                             
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    165,878  164,310     161,123
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     39,474   38,874      38,428
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .     42,207   42,051      41,598
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .      9,569    9,605       9,230
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      6,246    6,116       6,012
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      6,652    6,598       6,577
   All other foods, except fats and oils     17,884   17,907      18,044
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      4,398    4,306       4,310
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .      6,518    6,598       6,462
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                    
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      3,646    3,672       3,538
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .     14,752   14,309      14,168
   Pulp, paper, and                                          
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .      5,812    5,816       5,731
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .      3,984    3,844       3,782
   Miscellaneous converted                                   
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      4,956    4,649       4,655
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .     36,491   36,579      35,658
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .     16,220   16,027      15,903
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .     16,090   16,496      15,809
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     19,817   19,433      18,308
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .     14,622   14,441      14,304
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .     27,073   26,593      26,315
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TABLE 1, PART 2: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .       +1.7        +0.1        +0.7
                                                                
Manufacturing industries with                                   
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .       +1.8        -0.8        +1.0
 without defense capital goods . . . . .       +1.5        +0.2        +0.8
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       +2.3        -1.4        +1.4
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .       +1.9        -1.2        +1.4
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .       +1.8        +0.8        -0.1
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.3        -0.8        +2.1
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .       +2.4        -0.4        +1.7
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .       +3.0        -9.0        +3.1
   Nonferrous and other primary                                 
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       -1.6        +0.6        +2.2
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .       +1.7        -0.7        +1.4
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .       +1.9        -2.7        +6.8
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .       -2.6       -15.0       +26.8
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .       +9.0        +2.2        +2.0
   Construction, mining and                                     
    material handling equipment. . . . .       +2.7        -1.9        +4.4
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .       +8.0        -4.4        +1.9
   Computer and office equipment . . . .       -1.1        +1.2       +15.3
Electronic and other                                            
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .       +2.3        -0.1        +4.8
   Electrical transmission and                                  
    distribution equipment and                                  
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .       +2.5        -0.1        +4.2
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .       +1.5        +0.5        +4.4
   Electric lighting and                                        
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .       +2.5        -2.4        -2.4
   Household audio and                                          
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .       +5.4        +2.2       +13.2
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .       +2.6        -0.3       +11.3
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .       +1.4        +2.3        +1.9
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .       +3.7        -3.7        -2.9
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .       +4.7        -3.8        +0.4
    Aircraft, missiles,                                         
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .       -5.3        -6.4        -6.8
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .       +0.3        -2.2       +17.2
Instruments and related products . . . .       +2.7        +0.7        -3.5
   Search and navigation equipment . . .       +6.2        -3.7        -2.3
   Measuring and controlling devices . .       +3.5        +6.8        -5.3
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .       +1.0        -1.8        -3.4
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .       -0.3        +0.1        -1.9
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .       +1.6        +0.9        -0.1
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       +1.0        +2.0        -0.2
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .       +1.5        +1.2        -1.1
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .       +0.4        +1.1        -1.4
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.4        +4.1        -2.1
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .       +2.1        +1.7        -5.1
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.8        +0.3        +3.2
   All other foods, except fats and oils       -0.1        -0.8        -0.7
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .       +2.1        -0.1        -0.3
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .       -1.2        +2.1        -2.3
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                       
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .       -0.7        +3.8        -3.1
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .       +3.1        +1.0        -1.4
   Pulp, paper, and                                             
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .       -0.1        +1.5        +0.6
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .       +3.6        +1.6        +2.0
   Miscellaneous converted                                      
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .       +6.6        -0.1        -6.4
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .       -0.2        +2.6        +0.1
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .       +1.2        +0.8        -1.0
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .       -2.5        +4.3        +1.6
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .       +2.0        +6.1        +5.1
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .       +1.3        +1.0        -0.7
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .       +1.8        +1.1        -0.5
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TABLE 1, PART 3: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(1) ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    399,124 365,756 333,352 369,208
                                                                    
Manufacturing industries with                                       
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    228,937 205,875 185,961 213,417
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    391,934 359,808 328,283 362,035
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    230,310 205,200 184,327 215,480
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    189,398 167,685 150,541 176,528
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      9,146   8,406   7,743   8,418
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     16,863  16,424  15,333  15,242
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      6,675   6,402   6,033   5,905
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,618   1,539   1,498   1,655
   Nonferrous and other primary                                     
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,570   8,483   7,802   7,682
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     21,763  20,611  18,765  21,274
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     48,429  38,750  34,358  43,579
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      3,009   2,565   2,412   2,605
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .      3,048   2,294   1,733   2,757
   Construction, mining and                                         
    material handling equipment. . . . .      4,630   4,064   3,580   4,617
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      4,190   3,384   2,973   3,696
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     16,552  11,425   9,525  14,472
Electronic and other                                                
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     42,052  36,667  32,417  35,501
   Electrical transmission and                                      
    distribution equipment and                                      
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      4,693   4,206   3,614   4,156
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      2,804   2,452   2,019   2,573
   Electric lighting and                                            
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      2,776   2,515   2,252   2,522
   Household audio and                                              
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .      1,193   1,040     962     991
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     11,606   8,856   7,617   9,208
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     16,781  15,586  13,909  13,759
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     53,048  49,059  44,448  53,786
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .     38,033  35,689  32,552  36,601
    Aircraft, missiles,                                             
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     10,504   9,904   9,057  13,063
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      1,121   1,025     866   1,120
Instruments and related products . . . .     16,400  14,492  12,717  15,738
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      3,444   3,015   2,659   3,420
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      5,325   4,761   3,920   4,451
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      5,079   4,456   4,096   5,461
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      2,027   1,789   1,614   1,903
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     22,609  20,791  18,546  21,942
                                                                    
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    168,814 160,556 149,025 153,728
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     39,539  38,190  35,420  36,889
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .     42,965  40,883  38,906  42,543
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .      9,523   9,459   8,632   8,590
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      6,490   5,927   5,836   6,911
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      6,593   5,967   5,727   6,183
   All other foods, except fats and oils     18,503  17,705  16,976  18,907
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      4,781   4,225   4,100   4,491
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .      6,884   6,427   5,592   6,734
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                           
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      4,026   3,651   3,156   3,966
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .     14,887  14,438  13,650  13,495
   Pulp, paper, and                                                 
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .      5,846   5,943   5,545   5,159
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .      4,062   3,852   3,671   3,299
   Miscellaneous converted                                          
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      4,979   4,643   4,434   5,037
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .     38,395  35,858  33,656  35,471
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .     16,728  16,219  15,223  15,120
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .     16,806  15,646  14,997  15,721
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     18,578  17,825  16,231  11,434
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .     15,473  14,704  13,243  14,404
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .     26,851  26,196  23,647  25,156
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TABLE 1, PART 4: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(1) ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99     2000(p)     1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .      +8.1  1,098,232  1,017,790
                                                              
Manufacturing industries with                                 
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .      +7.3    620,773    581,325
 without defense capital goods . . . . .      +8.3  1,080,025    998,369
                                                              
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +6.9    619,837    580,847
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .      +7.3    507,624    473,621
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      +8.6     25,295     23,498
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     +10.6     48,620     43,463
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     +13.0     19,110     16,917
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      -2.2      4,655      4,639
   Nonferrous and other primary                               
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     +11.6     24,855     21,907
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .      +2.3     61,139     60,416
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     +11.1    121,537    109,646
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     +15.5      7,986      6,790
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .     +10.6      7,075      6,765
   Construction, mining and                                   
    material handling equipment. . . . .      +0.3     12,274     12,193
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .     +13.4     10,547      9,773
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     +14.4     37,502     32,303
Electronic and other                                          
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     +18.5    111,136     94,508
   Electrical transmission and                                
    distribution equipment and                                
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .     +12.9     12,513     11,008
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      +9.0      7,275      6,744
   Electric lighting and                                      
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .     +10.1      7,543      6,774
   Household audio and                                        
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .     +20.4      3,195      2,873
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     +26.0     28,079     22,218
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     +22.0     46,276     38,637
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .      -1.4    146,555    146,958
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .      +3.9    106,274    102,333
    Aircraft, missiles,                                       
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     -19.6     29,465     34,867
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      +0.1      3,012      2,785
Instruments and related products . . . .      +4.2     43,609     41,896
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      +0.7      9,118      9,285
   Measuring and controlling devices . .     +19.6     14,006     12,233
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      -7.0     13,631     14,096
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      +6.5      5,430      4,893
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      +3.0     61,946     60,462
                                                              
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +9.8    478,395    436,943
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .      +7.2    113,149    107,704
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .      +1.0    122,754    121,699
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .     +10.9     27,614     24,996
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      -6.1     18,253     19,827
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +6.6     18,287     17,237
   All other foods, except fats and oils      -2.1     53,184     53,802
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      +6.5     13,106     12,380
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .      +2.2     18,903     18,771
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                     
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      +1.5     10,833     11,127
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .     +10.3     42,975     40,175
   Pulp, paper, and                                           
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .     +13.3     17,334     15,407
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .     +23.1     11,585      9,960
   Miscellaneous converted                                    
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      -1.2     14,056     14,808
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .      +8.2    107,909     98,857
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .     +10.6     48,170     44,162
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .      +6.9     47,449     43,062
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     +62.5     52,634     31,390
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .      +7.4     43,420     40,518
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .      +6.7     76,694     73,153
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 (p) Preliminary (r)Revised
 
   (1)Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are
adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations.
 
SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders,19 0.
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TABLE 2, PART 1: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    383,190  374,882     374,967
                                                             
Manufacturing industries with                                
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    219,352  213,497     215,504
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    377,038  368,194     368,155
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    217,565  210,255     213,982
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    180,131  174,306     177,214
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      9,128    8,946       9,077
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     15,886   15,824      16,065
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      6,228    6,130       6,254
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,534    1,476       1,624
   Nonferrous and other primary                              
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,124    8,218       8,187
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     20,878   20,387      20,627
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     40,666   41,365      42,937
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      2,590    3,092       3,326
   Construction, mining and                                  
    material handling equipment. . . . .      3,882    3,978       4,010
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      3,747    3,884       4,252
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     12,685   13,086      12,666
Electronic and other                                         
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     45,238   41,056      37,364
   Electrical transmission and                               
    distribution equipment and                               
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      4,199    4,170       4,159
   Electric lighting and                                     
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      2,486    2,584       2,873
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     10,664    9,935      10,527
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     21,431   18,491      13,781
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     48,534   46,609      51,438
    Aircraft, missiles,                                      
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     10,489    9,482      12,815
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .        782    1,761         850
Instruments and related products . . . .     15,323   14,546      15,306
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      3,004    2,826       3,190
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      5,030    4,649       4,627
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      4,819    4,618       5,037
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     21,912   21,522      21,168
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    165,625  164,627     160,985
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     39,221   39,191      38,290
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TABLE 2, PART 2: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .       +2.2         0.0        -1.2
                                                                
Manufacturing industries with                                   
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .       +2.7        -0.9        -2.4
 without defense capital goods . . . . .       +2.4         0.0        -0.7
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       +3.5        -1.7        -1.9
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .       +3.3        -1.6        -2.6
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .       +2.0        -1.4        +1.8
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.4        -1.5        +4.7
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .       +1.6        -2.0        +6.1
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .       +3.9        -9.1        +1.6
   Nonferrous and other primary                                 
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       -1.1        +0.4        +4.3
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .       +2.4        -1.2        -1.2
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .       -1.7        -3.7       +10.9
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      -16.2        -7.0       +26.3
   Construction, mining and                                     
    material handling equipment. . . . .       -2.4        -0.8        +7.3
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .       -3.5        -8.7       +22.8
   Computer and office equipment . . . .       -3.1        +3.3        +8.1
Electronic and other                                            
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .      +10.2        +9.9       -10.0
   Electrical transmission and                                  
    distribution equipment and                                  
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .       +0.7        +0.3        +3.6
   Electric lighting and                                        
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .       -3.8       -10.1        +7.0
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .       +7.3        -5.6        -5.7
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .      +15.9       +34.2       -22.2
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .       +4.1        -9.4        -7.6
    Aircraft, missiles,                                         
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .      +10.6       -26.0       -16.5
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      -55.6       107.2       -62.1
Instruments and related products . . . .       +5.3        -5.0        -3.8
   Search and navigation equipment . . .       +6.3       -11.4        -7.0
   Measuring and controlling devices . .       +8.2        +0.5        -5.7
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .       +4.4        -8.3        -0.1
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .       +1.8        +1.7        -0.3
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       +0.6        +2.3        -0.2
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .       +0.1        +2.4        -1.2
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TABLE 2, PART 3: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(1) ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    402,508 369,263 347,838 367,859
                                                                    
Manufacturing industries with                                       
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    232,321 209,382 200,447 212,068
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    395,224 362,779 340,391 358,500
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    233,626 208,416 198,898 214,181
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    192,714 170,901 165,112 175,229
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      9,180   8,413   8,075   8,582
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     16,882  17,262  16,385  15,406
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      6,626   6,899   6,732   6,103
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,681   1,618   1,624   1,537
   Nonferrous and other primary                                     
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,575   8,745   8,029   7,766
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     21,807  20,603  19,124  21,295
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     47,170  40,228  36,974  44,134
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      2,462   2,631   2,415   3,488
   Construction, mining and                                         
    material handling equipment. . . . .      4,561   4,373   3,922   4,535
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      4,012   3,635   3,425   3,624
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     16,341  11,750   9,297  14,648
Electronic and other                                                
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     45,919  38,024  36,135  34,282
   Electrical transmission and                                      
    distribution equipment and                                      
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      4,636   4,363   3,824   4,220
   Electric lighting and                                            
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      2,675   2,576   2,540   2,543
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     12,035   9,130   8,057   9,556
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     20,040  16,245  16,143  12,273
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     53,619  48,578  49,609  53,049
    Aircraft, missiles,                                             
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     11,964   8,727  12,855  12,352
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .        851   1,817     651   2,026
Instruments and related products . . . .     16,128  14,312  13,839  15,222
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      3,285   2,933   2,852   3,513
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      5,487   4,705   4,143   4,498
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      4,784   4,356   4,816   4,815
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     22,921  20,996  18,757  22,211
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    168,882 160,847 148,940 153,678
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     39,607  38,481  35,335  36,839
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TABLE 2, PART 4: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' NEW ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(1) ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99     2000(p)     1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .      +9.4  1,119,609  1,033,004
                                                              
Manufacturing industries with                                 
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .      +9.6    642,150    596,539
 without defense capital goods . . . . .     +10.2  1,098,394  1,010,446
                                                              
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +9.1    640,940    595,713
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .     +10.0    528,727    488,487
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      +7.0     25,668     23,810
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +9.6     50,529     45,371
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      +8.6     20,257     18,083
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      +9.4      4,923      4,596
   Nonferrous and other primary                               
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     +10.4     25,349     22,692
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .      +2.4     61,534     61,161
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .      +6.9    124,372    112,223
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     -29.4      7,508      8,247
   Construction, mining and                                   
    material handling equipment. . . . .      +0.6     12,856     12,546
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .     +10.7     11,072      9,946
   Computer and office equipment . . . .     +11.6     37,388     32,306
Electronic and other                                          
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     +33.9    120,078     99,370
   Electrical transmission and                                
    distribution equipment and                                
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      +9.9     12,823     11,290
   Electric lighting and                                      
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      +5.2      7,791      6,929
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     +25.9     29,222     23,203
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     +63.3     52,428     41,747
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .      +1.1    151,806    150,709
    Aircraft, missiles,                                       
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .      -3.1     33,546     37,034
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .     -58.0      3,319      4,224
Instruments and related products . . . .      +6.0     44,279     42,040
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      -6.5      9,070      9,435
   Measuring and controlling devices . .     +22.0     14,335     12,499
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      -0.6     13,956     13,780
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      +3.2     62,674     61,029
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +9.9    478,669    437,291
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .      +7.5    113,423    108,052
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 (p) Preliminary (r)Revised
 
   (1)Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are
adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations.
 
SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders,19 0.
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TABLE 3, PART 1: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    552,718  546,636     542,619
                                                             
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    458,153  451,608     448,274
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    527,110  520,775     517,075
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      6,500    6,497       6,514
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     31,603   31,741      31,886
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     13,007   13,098      13,140
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      4,748    4,737       4,739
   Nonferrous and other primary                              
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     13,848   13,906      14,007
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     25,035   25,024      25,158
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     83,814   84,096      82,924
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     24,523   24,622      24,292
   Construction, mining and                                  
    material handling equipment. . . . .      8,700    8,844       8,787
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      7,015    7,193       6,942
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      8,811    8,895       8,725
Electronic and other                                         
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     94,241   87,864      84,795
   Electrical transmission and                               
    distribution equipment and                               
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      7,089    7,125       7,088
   Electric lighting and                                     
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      5,280    5,381       5,320
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     26,433   25,815      25,668
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     48,899   43,495      40,811
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .    229,949  230,000     230,236
    Aircraft, missiles,                                      
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .    193,173  192,433     193,242
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .     19,849   20,116      19,401
Instruments and related products . . . .     47,039   46,868      47,076
   Search and navigation equipment . . .     25,038   25,223      25,399
   Measuring and controlling devices . .     10,461   10,299      10,355
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .     10,626   10,431      10,392
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      8,929    8,685       8,486
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     25,608   25,861      25,544
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TABLE 3, PART 2: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .       +1.1        +0.7        +0.8
                                                                
 without defense capital goods . . . . .       +1.4        +0.7        +0.9
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       +1.2        +0.7        +0.9
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .        0.0        -0.3        +2.9
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.4        -0.5        -0.1
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .       -0.7        -0.3        +0.4
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .       +0.2         0.0         0.0
   Nonferrous and other primary                                 
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.4        -0.7        -0.6
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .        0.0        -0.5        -0.2
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .       -0.3        +1.4        +2.0
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .       -0.4        +1.4        +0.3
   Construction, mining and                                     
    material handling equipment. . . . .       -1.6        +0.6        +0.1
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .       -2.5        +3.6        +7.0
   Computer and office equipment . . . .       -0.9        +1.9        -1.1
Electronic and other                                            
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .       +7.3        +3.6        -0.8
   Electrical transmission and                                  
    distribution equipment and                                  
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .       -0.5        +0.5        +0.3
   Electric lighting and                                        
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .       -1.9        +1.1        +5.7
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .       +2.4        +0.6        +2.9
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .      +12.4        +6.6        -3.9
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .        0.0        -0.1        +1.2
    Aircraft, missiles,                                         
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .       +0.4        -0.4        +1.0
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .       -1.3        +3.7        -1.1
Instruments and related products . . . .       +0.4        -0.4        +1.4
   Search and navigation equipment . . .       -0.7        -0.7        +0.3
   Measuring and controlling devices . .       +1.6        -0.5        +2.2
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .       +1.9        +0.4        +3.8
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .       +2.8        +2.3        +0.4
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       -1.0        +1.2        -0.5
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TABLE 3, PART 3: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    554,068 550,684 547,177 528,200
                                                                    
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    457,420 454,130 451,159 429,350
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    528,882 525,566 522,350 504,906
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      6,610   6,576   6,569   6,383
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     33,030  33,011  32,173  30,755
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     13,780  13,829  13,332  12,201
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      4,932   4,869   4,790   5,309
   Nonferrous and other primary                                     
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     14,318  14,313  14,051  13,245
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     25,143  25,099  25,107  26,179
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     84,062  85,321  83,843  77,018
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     24,320  24,867  24,801  20,182
   Construction, mining and                                         
    material handling equipment. . . . .      9,161   9,230   8,921   9,986
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      7,015   7,193   6,942   6,619
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      8,567   8,778   8,453   7,944
Electronic and other                                                
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     92,629  88,762  87,405  62,668
   Electrical transmission and                                      
    distribution equipment and                                      
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      7,206   7,263   7,106   6,463
   Electric lighting and                                            
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      5,280   5,381   5,320   5,177
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     26,766  26,337  26,063  18,042
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     46,626  43,367  42,708  26,765
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .    231,633 231,062 231,543 246,335
    Aircraft, missiles,                                             
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .    194,589 193,129 194,306 206,175
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .     19,835  20,105  19,313  20,761
Instruments and related products . . . .     47,166  47,438  47,618  47,329
   Search and navigation equipment . . .     25,372  25,531  25,613  26,578
   Measuring and controlling devices . .     10,461  10,299  10,355  10,451
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .     10,360  10,655  10,755   9,270
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      8,609   8,297   8,092   8,239
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     25,186  25,118  24,827  23,294
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TABLE 3, PART 4: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .      +4.9
                                           
 without defense capital goods . . . . .      +6.5
                                           
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +4.7
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      +3.6
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +7.4
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     +12.9
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      -7.1
   Nonferrous and other primary            
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +8.1
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .      -4.0
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .      +9.1
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     +20.5
   Construction, mining and                
    material handling equipment. . . . .      -8.3
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      +6.0
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      +7.8
Electronic and other                       
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     +47.8
   Electrical transmission and             
    distribution equipment and             
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .     +11.5
   Electric lighting and                   
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      +2.0
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     +48.4
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     +74.2
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .      -6.0
    Aircraft, missiles,                    
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .      -5.6
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      -4.5
Instruments and related products . . . .      -0.3
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      -4.5
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      +0.1
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .     +11.8
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      +4.5
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +8.1
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SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
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TABLE 4, PART 1: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    476,216  475,999     472,706
                                                             
Manufacturing industries with                                
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    314,425  314,444     312,230
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    457,670  456,565     453,034
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    298,305  298,505     296,566
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    272,918  273,003     271,094
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      9,988   10,031      10,020
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     24,720   24,696      24,647
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     11,776   11,712      11,629
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,570    1,587       1,597
   Nonferrous and other primary                              
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     11,374   11,397      11,421
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     31,788   31,911      31,669
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     60,718   60,888      60,693
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      4,674    4,639       4,603
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .      3,802    3,814       3,848
   Construction, mining and                                  
    material handling equipment. . . . .      8,750    8,924       8,911
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      8,081    8,095       8,059
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      8,539    8,558       8,675
Electronic and other                                         
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     43,846   43,923      43,612
   Electrical transmission and                               
    distribution equipment and                               
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      5,401    5,421       5,434
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      2,461    2,515       2,523
   Electric lighting and                                     
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      3,854    3,879       3,804
   Household audio and                                       
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .      1,075    1,079       1,094
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     11,605   11,714      11,651
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     15,472   15,422      15,310
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     69,992   69,840      69,071
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .     17,945   18,171      17,992
    Aircraft, missiles,                                      
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     45,976   45,388      44,787
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      2,391    2,423       2,403
Instruments and related products . . . .     27,327   27,390      27,282
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      6,738    6,818       6,917
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      8,390    8,398       8,182
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      9,159    9,121       9,095
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      2,327    2,334       2,362
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     29,926   29,826      29,572
                                                             
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    177,911  177,494     176,140
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     41,507   41,441      41,136
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .     39,307   39,164      39,021
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .      4,604    4,443       4,458
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      3,890    3,993       3,828
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,794    8,781       8,872
   All other foods, except fats and oils     20,423   20,327      20,254
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      5,291    5,291       5,163
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .     10,224   10,163      10,131
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                    
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      6,115    6,074       6,076
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .     16,535   16,559      16,381
   Pulp, paper, and                                          
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .      6,449    6,412       6,378
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .      4,303    4,349       4,336
   Miscellaneous converted                                   
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      5,783    5,798       5,667
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .     47,787   47,694      47,626
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .     19,592   19,485      19,417
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .     22,361   22,325      22,279
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     13,440   13,259      12,805
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .     17,926   17,921      17,581
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .     27,401   27,443      27,432
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                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .        0.0        +0.7        +0.5
                                                                
Manufacturing industries with                                   
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .        0.0        +0.7        +0.5
 without defense capital goods . . . . .       +0.2        +0.8        +0.4
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       -0.1        +0.7        +0.5
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .        0.0        +0.7        +0.5
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .       -0.4        +0.1        +1.3
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.1        +0.2        +1.6
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .       +0.5        +0.7        +1.1
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .       -1.1        -0.6        -1.2
   Nonferrous and other primary                                 
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.2        -0.2        +2.6
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .       -0.4        +0.8        +0.9
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .       -0.3        +0.3        +0.5
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .       +0.8        +0.8        -0.3
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .       -0.3        -0.9         0.0
   Construction, mining and                                     
    material handling equipment. . . . .       -1.9        +0.1        -0.4
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .       -0.2        +0.4        +0.4
   Computer and office equipment . . . .       -0.2        -1.3        -2.1
Electronic and other                                            
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .       -0.2        +0.7         0.0
   Electrical transmission and                                  
    distribution equipment and                                  
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .       -0.4        -0.2        +0.8
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .       -2.1        -0.3        +0.8
   Electric lighting and                                        
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .       -0.6        +2.0        +1.0
   Household audio and                                          
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .       -0.4        -1.4        -4.3
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .       -0.9        +0.5        -3.8
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .       +0.3        +0.7        +2.5
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .       +0.2        +1.1         0.0
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .       -1.2        +1.0        +0.1
    Aircraft, missiles,                                         
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .       +1.3        +1.3        -0.9
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .       -1.3        +0.8        +1.3
Instruments and related products . . . .       -0.2        +0.4        +0.4
   Search and navigation equipment . . .       -1.2        -1.4        +0.3
   Measuring and controlling devices . .       -0.1        +2.6        -0.6
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .       +0.4        +0.3        +1.2
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .       -0.3        -1.2        +0.7
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .       +0.3        +0.9        +1.2
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       +0.2        +0.8        +0.5
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .       +0.2        +0.7        +0.6
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .       +0.4        +0.4         0.0
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .       +3.6        -0.3        -0.2
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .       -2.6        +4.3        -0.2
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.1        -1.0        -1.3
   All other foods, except fats and oils       +0.5        +0.4        +0.6
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .        0.0        +2.5        +1.2
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .       +0.6        +0.3        -0.3
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                       
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .       +0.7         0.0        -1.0
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .       -0.1        +1.1        +1.9
   Pulp, paper, and                                             
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .       +0.6        +0.5        +0.8
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .       -1.1        +0.3        +4.1
   Miscellaneous converted                                      
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .       -0.3        +2.3        +1.6
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .       +0.2        +0.1         0.0
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .       +0.5        +0.4        -0.3
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .       +0.2        +0.2        +0.5
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .       +1.4        +3.5        +4.6
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .        0.0        +1.9         0.0
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .       -0.2         0.0        -0.4
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TABLE 4, PART 3: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .    475,488 479,087 470,443 462,645
                                                                    
Manufacturing industries with                                       
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .    313,108 315,425 309,063 308,289
 without defense capital goods . . . . .    457,149 459,523 450,992 444,263
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    297,781 300,744 294,560 292,680
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .    271,621 274,228 268,545 267,338
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .     10,193  10,305  10,088   9,482
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .     24,583  24,832  24,839  23,596
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .     11,577  11,728  11,839  11,379
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      1,619   1,621   1,586   1,676
   Nonferrous and other primary                                     
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     11,387  11,483  11,414  10,541
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .     32,027  31,962  31,468  31,043
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .     60,460  62,013  60,294  60,438
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .      4,564   4,636   4,409   4,134
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .      4,086   4,306   4,269   3,981
   Construction, mining and                                         
    material handling equipment. . . . .      8,850   9,125   8,936   9,166
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      7,928   8,016   7,814   7,824
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      8,071   8,743   8,331   8,712
Electronic and other                                                
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .     43,398  44,154  42,970  39,982
   Electrical transmission and                                      
    distribution equipment and                                      
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      5,394   5,541   5,482   5,274
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      2,543   2,630   2,477   2,478
   Electric lighting and                                            
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .      3,793   3,880   3,698   3,440
   Household audio and                                              
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .        981   1,049   1,057     896
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .     11,391  11,696  11,383  10,426
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     15,312  15,491  15,163  13,868
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .     70,161  70,031  68,357  73,451
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .     18,224  18,267  17,899  17,735
    Aircraft, missiles,                                             
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .     45,794  45,452  44,184  49,861
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .      2,462   2,448   2,416   2,130
Instruments and related products . . . .     27,059  27,267  26,716  26,453
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      6,626   6,751   6,747   6,718
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      8,360   8,378   8,038   7,929
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      9,026   9,098   8,973   8,456
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      2,329   2,324   2,244   2,581
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .     29,900  30,180  29,828  28,235
                                                                    
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .    177,707 178,343 175,883 169,965
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .     41,487  41,197  40,518  40,951
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .     38,861  39,374  39,436  37,277
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .      4,702   4,529   4,403   4,266
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      3,878   3,976   3,776   3,894
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,790   8,819   8,877   8,538
   All other foods, except fats and oils     19,856  20,331  20,694  18,722
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      5,373   5,749   5,659   5,416
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .     10,248  10,259  10,109  10,082
   Broadwoven fabrics and                                           
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      6,099   6,157   6,121   6,202
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .     16,729  16,697  16,429  16,236
   Pulp, paper, and                                                 
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .      6,540   6,524   6,443   6,640
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .      4,357   4,390   4,352   3,989
   Miscellaneous converted                                          
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      5,832   5,783   5,634   5,607
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .     47,927  48,262  47,440  46,170
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .     19,598  19,718  19,591  19,164
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .     22,077  22,235  21,619  20,663
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     13,301  12,900  12,489  10,403
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .     18,233  18,333  17,746  16,967
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .     27,035  26,769  26,575  27,414
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                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99
 
 
   All manufacturing industries. . . . .      +2.8
                                           
Manufacturing industries with              
 unfilled orders . . . . . . . . . . . .      +1.6
 without defense capital goods . . . . .      +2.9
                                           
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +1.7
  With unfilled orders . . . . . . . . .      +1.6
Stone, clay, and glass products. . . . .      +7.5
Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +4.2
   Blast furnaces, steel mills . . . . .      +1.7
   Iron and steel foundries. . . . . . .      -3.4
   Nonferrous and other primary            
     metals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +8.0
Fabricated metal products. . . . . . . .      +3.2
Industrial machinery and equipment . . .       0.0
   Engines and turbines. . . . . . . . .     +10.4
   Farm and garden machinery . . . . . .      +2.6
   Construction, mining and                
    material handling equipment. . . . .      -3.4
   Metalworking machinery. . . . . . . .      +1.3
   Computer and office equipment . . . .      -7.4
Electronic and other                       
  electrical equipment . . . . . . . . .      +8.5
   Electrical transmission and             
    distribution equipment and             
    industrial apparatus . . . . . . . .      +2.3
   Household appliances. . . . . . . . .      +2.6
   Electric lighting and                   
     wiring equipment. . . . . . . . . .     +10.3
   Household audio and                     
    video equipment. . . . . . . . . . .      +9.5
   Communications equipment. . . . . . .      +9.3
   Electronic components . . . . . . . .     +10.4
Transportation equipment . . . . . . . .      -4.5
    Motor vehicles and parts . . . . . .      +2.8
    Aircraft, missiles,                    
      space vehicles, and parts. . . . .      -8.2
    Shipbuilding and tanks . . . . . . .     +15.6
Instruments and related products . . . .      +2.3
   Search and navigation equipment . . .      -1.4
   Measuring and controlling devices . .      +5.4
   Medical instruments and supplies. . .      +6.7
   Photographic goods. . . . . . . . . .      -9.8
All other durable goods. . . . . . . . .      +5.9
                                           
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +4.6
   With unfilled orders. . . . . . . . .      +1.3
Food and kindred products. . . . . . . .      +4.2
   Meat products . . . . . . . . . . . .     +10.2
   Dairy products. . . . . . . . . . . .      -0.4
   Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      +3.0
   All other foods, except fats and oils      +6.1
Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . . .      -0.8
Textile mill products. . . . . . . . . .      +1.6
   Broadwoven fabrics and                  
     other textiles. . . . . . . . . . .      -1.7
Paper and allied products. . . . . . . .      +3.0
   Pulp, paper, and                        
     paperboard mill products. . . . . .      -1.5
   Paperboard containers and boxes . . .      +9.2
   Miscellaneous converted                 
     paper products. . . . . . . . . . .      +4.0
Chemicals and allied products. . . . . .      +3.8
   Industrial chemicals. . . . . . . . .      +2.3
   Drugs, soaps, and toiletries. . . . .      +6.8
Petroleum and coal products. . . . . . .     +27.9
Rubber and plastics products . . . . . .      +7.5
All other nondurable goods . . . . . . .      -1.4
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SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
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TABLE 5, PART 1 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS AND NEW ORDERS 
FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
                                                                
       SHIPMENTS                                                
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    377,108     370,865     370,565
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .     17,073      16,352      17,000
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     21,240      20,898      20,857
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     79,121      78,957      77,046
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .     71,302      69,944      71,852
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     28,426      27,842      27,398
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     24,251      23,868      23,718
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .      6,845       6,280       6,496
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .    128,850     126,724     126,198
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .     58,048      57,327      58,867
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     51,958      50,097      51,134
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .      6,615       6,005       6,253
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    146,567     143,223     144,322
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    136,797     133,523     136,609
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     11,219      11,085      11,117
   Information technology industries . .     30,633      30,222      29,857
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     13,349      13,517      13,234
                                                                
       NEW ORDERS                                               
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    383,190     374,882     374,967
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .     17,135      16,327      16,964
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     21,155      21,007      21,033
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     79,139      79,182      76,961
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .     72,492      70,319      76,524
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     28,417      27,965      27,247
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     24,140      23,820      24,125
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .      6,229       7,018       6,709
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .    134,483     129,244     125,404
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .     58,700      57,715      63,350
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     51,687      50,977      54,272
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .      6,152       6,688       6,812
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    152,713     145,852     143,820
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    138,841     133,907     141,595
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     11,203      11,229      11,148
   Information technology industries . .     31,182      30,002      30,460
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     13,547      13,557      13,611
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TABLE 5, PART 2 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS AND NEW ORDERS 
FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
                                                                
       SHIPMENTS                                                
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .       +1.7        +0.1        +0.7
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .       +4.4        -3.8        +0.6
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .       +1.6        +0.2        +1.0
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .       +0.2        +2.5        +0.2
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .       +1.9        -2.7        +2.9
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .       +2.1        +1.6        -1.2
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .       +1.6        +0.6        +0.5
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .       +9.0        -3.3        -3.7
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .       +1.7        +0.4        +0.6
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .       +1.3        -2.6        +4.0
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .       +3.7        -2.0        +5.9
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .      +10.2        -4.0        -4.1
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .       +2.3        -0.8        +0.7
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .       +2.5        -2.3        +1.8
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .       +1.2        -0.3        +2.3
   Information technology industries . .       +1.4        +1.2        +8.7
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .       -1.2        +2.1        -0.2
                                                                
       NEW ORDERS                                               
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .       +2.2         0.0        -1.2
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .       +4.9        -3.8        +0.1
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .       +0.7        -0.1        +2.2
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .       -0.1        +2.9         0.0
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .       +3.1        -8.1        +1.2
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .       +1.6        +2.6        -2.0
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .       +1.3        -1.3        +2.0
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .      -11.2        +4.6       -24.2
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .       +4.1        +3.1        -2.9
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .       +1.7        -8.9        +1.1
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .       +1.4        -6.1        +5.8
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .       -8.0        -1.8       -23.1
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .       +4.7        +1.4        -1.9
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .       +3.7        -5.4        +1.1
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .       -0.2        +0.7        +1.7
   Information technology industries . .       +3.9        -1.5        -1.1
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.1        -0.4        +1.0
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TABLE 5, PART 3 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS AND NEW ORDERS 
FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(2) ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
                                                                    
       SHIPMENTS                                                    
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    399,124 365,756 333,352 369,208
                                                                    
Market categories :                                                 
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .     18,778  17,433  15,803  17,844
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     22,460  20,985  17,908  20,808
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     79,998  75,668  71,629  73,294
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .     81,135  67,520  60,337  76,810
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     28,817  27,138  24,954  26,580
   Construction materials                                           
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     24,526  22,783  20,633  22,881
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .      7,421   6,275   5,364   7,419
   Other materials, supplies and                                    
     and intermediate products . . . . .    135,989 127,954 116,724 123,572
                                                                    
Durable goods industries :                                          
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .     66,914  54,039  47,981  62,137
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     60,407  47,113  41,508  52,867
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .      7,190   5,948   5,069   7,173
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    156,206 145,213 131,277 146,170
                                                                    
Miscellaneous series :                                              
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    152,697 132,986 119,137 144,571
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     12,232  11,017   9,460  11,111
   Information technology industries . .     36,562  27,680  23,464  31,010
   Health care equipment                                            
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     14,197  12,950  12,226  13,996
                                                                    
       NEW ORDERS                                                   
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    402,508 369,263 347,838 367,859
                                                                    
Market categories :                                                 
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .     18,821  17,413  15,892  17,807
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     22,224  21,376  18,646  20,986
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     80,014  75,670  71,483  73,404
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .     81,521  68,402  66,392  74,907
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     28,855  27,120  24,873  26,744
   Construction materials                                           
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     24,492  22,830  21,279  23,099
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .      7,228   6,834   7,147   9,597
   Other materials, supplies and                                    
     and intermediate products . . . . .    139,353 129,618 122,126 121,315
                                                                    
Durable goods industries :                                          
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .     66,674  54,922  53,637  60,457
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     59,244  48,488  45,819  53,753
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .      7,284   6,484   7,447   9,359
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    159,668 147,010 137,814 144,365
                                                                    
Miscellaneous series :                                              
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    153,227 134,027 127,145 142,168
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     11,970  11,304  10,002  11,209
   Information technology industries . .     37,001  27,672  23,942  31,499
   Health care equipment                                            
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     13,906  12,851  12,946  13,351
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TABLE 5, PART 4: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted(2) ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99     2000(p)     1999
 
 
                                                                 
       SHIPMENTS                                                 
                                                                 
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .         +8.1  1,098,232  1,017,790
                                                                 
Market categories :                                              
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .         +5.2     52,014     49,435
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .         +7.9     61,353     57,344
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .         +9.1    227,295    206,667
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .         +5.6    208,992    196,283
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .         +8.4     80,909     75,693
   Construction materials                                        
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .         +7.2     67,942     63,651
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .          0.0     19,060     20,183
   Other materials, supplies and                                 
     and intermediate products . . . . .        +10.0    380,667    348,534
                                                                 
Durable goods industries :                                       
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .         +7.7    168,934    155,163
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .        +14.3    149,028    130,700
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .         +0.2     18,207     19,421
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .         +6.9    432,696    406,263
                                                                 
Miscellaneous series :                                           
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .         +5.6    404,820    382,812
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .        +10.1     32,709     29,738
   Information technology industries . .        +17.9     87,706     74,350
   Health care equipment                                         
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .         +1.4     39,373     37,489
                                                                 
       NEW ORDERS                                                
                                                                 
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .         +9.4  1,119,609  1,033,004
                                                                 
Market categories :                                              
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .         +5.7     52,126     49,614
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .         +5.9     62,246     58,290
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .         +9.0    227,167    206,711
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .         +8.8    216,315    199,988
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .         +7.9     80,848     76,022
   Construction materials                                        
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .         +6.0     68,601     64,391
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .        -24.7     21,209     23,203
   Other materials, supplies and                                 
     and intermediate products . . . . .        +14.9    391,097    354,785
                                                                 
Durable goods industries :                                       
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .        +10.3    175,233    159,240
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .        +10.2    153,551    135,174
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .        -22.2     21,215     22,558
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .        +10.6    444,492    413,915
                                                                 
Miscellaneous series :                                           
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .         +7.8    414,399    387,550
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .         +6.8     33,276     30,375
   Information technology industries . .        +17.5     88,615     75,991
   Health care equipment                                         
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .         +4.2     39,703     37,173
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 (p) Preliminary (r)Revised
 
  (1)Topical series are reqroupings of the separate industry categories
  (2)Shipments and new orders are the totals for the period and are
adjusted for trading-day and calendar-month variations.
  (3)Nondefense capital goods industries include: ordnance and 
accesories; steam, gas, and hydraulic turbines; internal combustion engines;
construction, mining, and material handling equipment; metalworking
machinery; special industry machinery; general industrial machinery,
 computer and office equipment; refrigeration, heating and service 
industry machinery; electrical transmission and distribution equipment;
electrical industrial apparatus; communications equipment; aircraft,
missiles, space vehicles, and engines and parts; ships and tank components;
railroad equipment; and search and navigation equipment.
  (4)Defense capital goods industries include; ordnance and accessories;
communications equipment; aircraft, missiles, space vehicles, and engines
and parts; ships, tanks and tank components; and search and navigation
equipment.
 
SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders,19 0.
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TABLE 6, PART 1 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS AND TOTAL
INVENTORIES FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
                                                                
     UNFILLED ORDERS                                            
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    552,718     546,636     542,619
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .      2,528       2,466       2,491
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .      9,460       9,545       9,436
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .      3,257       3,239       3,014
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .    246,435     245,244     244,870
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .      7,405       7,415       7,292
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     17,899      18,009      18,057
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .     89,332      89,948      89,210
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .    176,402     170,770     168,249
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .    262,548     261,896     261,508
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .    119,395     119,666     118,786
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .     94,565      95,028      94,345
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    169,997     163,851     161,222
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    285,701     283,657     283,273
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .      6,015       6,031       5,887
   Information technology industries . .     45,943      45,394      45,614
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     10,673      10,475      10,435
                                                                
      TOTAL INVENTORIES                                         
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    476,216     475,999     472,706
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .      8,961       8,996       8,886
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     31,735      31,828      31,835
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     78,122      77,775      77,086
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .    116,508     115,766     114,800
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     29,136      29,039      28,667
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     31,000      31,129      30,875
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .     18,152      18,941      19,091
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .    162,602     162,525     161,466
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .    107,161     106,261     105,326
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     73,106      73,701      73,588
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .     18,546      19,434      19,672
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    172,598     172,810     171,568
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    192,051     191,663     189,806
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     16,650      16,689      16,655
   Information technology industries . .     33,596      33,837      33,760
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     21,262      21,207      21,154
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TABLE 6, PART 2 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS AND TOTAL
INVENTORIES FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
                                                                
     UNFILLED ORDERS                                            
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .       +1.1        +0.7        +0.8
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .       +2.5        -1.0        -1.4
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .       -0.9        +1.2        +1.9
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .       +0.6        +7.5        -2.8
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .       +0.5        +0.2        +1.9
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .       -0.1        +1.7        -2.0
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.6        -0.3        +2.3
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .       -0.7        +0.8        +0.2
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .       +3.3        +1.5        -0.5
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .       +0.2        +0.1        +1.7
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .       -0.2        +0.7        +2.7
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .       -0.5        +0.7        +0.6
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .       +3.8        +1.6        -0.3
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .       +0.7        +0.1        +1.8
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .       -0.3        +2.4        +0.5
   Information technology industries . .       +1.2        -0.5        +1.3
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .       +1.9        +0.4        +3.7
                                                                
      TOTAL INVENTORIES                                         
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .        0.0        +0.7        +0.5
                                                                
Market categories :                                             
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .       -0.4        +1.2        +0.6
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .       -0.3         0.0        -0.1
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .       +0.4        +0.9        +0.6
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .       +0.6        +0.8        -0.7
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .       +0.3        +1.3        +0.9
   Construction materials                                       
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.4        +0.8        +1.0
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .       -4.2        -0.8        +2.0
   Other materials, supplies and                                
     and intermediate products . . . . .        0.0        +0.7        +1.0
                                                                
Durable goods industries :                                      
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .       +0.8        +0.9        -0.9
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .       -0.8        +0.2        -0.2
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .       -4.6        -1.2        +2.3
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .       -0.1        +0.7        +1.2
                                                                
Miscellaneous series :                                          
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .       +0.2        +1.0        -0.2
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .       -0.2        +0.2        +0.3
   Information technology industries . .       -0.7        +0.2        -1.9
   Health care equipment                                        
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .       +0.3        +0.3        +0.8
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TABLE 6, PART 3 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS AND TOTAL
INVENTORIES FOR TOPICAL SERIES
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
                                                                    
     UNFILLED ORDERS                                                
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    554,068 550,684 547,177 528,200
                                                                    
Market categories :                                                 
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .      2,598   2,554   2,574   2,584
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .      9,502   9,737   9,346   9,258
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .      2,938   2,921   2,919   2,306
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .    246,514 246,128 245,246 244,276
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .      7,134   7,096   7,114   6,850
   Construction materials                                           
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     18,027  18,062  18,014  17,981
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .     91,232  91,425  90,866  93,936
   Other materials, supplies and                                    
     and intermediate products . . . . .    176,123 172,761 171,098 151,009
                                                                    
Durable goods industries :                                          
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .    262,894 263,134 262,251 261,159
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .    119,741 120,904 119,529 111,051
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .     96,648  96,554  96,018  98,850
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    169,340 165,878 164,081 144,897
                                                                    
Miscellaneous series :                                              
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    286,105 285,575 284,534 284,242
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .      6,013   6,275   5,988   5,798
   Information technology industries . .     45,756  45,317  45,325  40,757
   Health care equipment                                            
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     10,405  10,696  10,795   9,309
                                                                    
      TOTAL INVENTORIES                                             
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    475,488 479,087 470,443 462,645
                                                                    
Market categories :                                                 
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .      9,120   9,047   8,769   8,937
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .     31,455  31,733  31,521  31,193
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .     77,433  77,994  76,948  72,630
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .    116,106 116,799 113,361 117,839
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .     29,140  28,823  28,175  28,190
   Construction materials                                           
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .     31,250  31,540  30,888  29,007
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .     17,939  19,013  18,923  18,019
   Other materials, supplies and                                    
     and intermediate products . . . . .    163,045 164,138 161,858 156,830
                                                                    
Durable goods industries :                                          
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .    106,373 106,857 103,715 109,409
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .     72,284  74,375  72,423  71,461
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .     18,339  19,564  19,451  18,382
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .    173,069 174,323 171,394 164,889
                                                                    
Miscellaneous series :                                              
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .    191,622 192,867 187,860 190,251
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .     16,514  16,796  16,588  16,127
   Information technology industries . .     32,863  33,958  32,821  32,279
   Health care equipment                                            
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .     20,979  21,139  20,683  19,645
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TABLE 6, PART 4: VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES FOR INDUSTRY GROUPS
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99
 
 
                                           
     UNFILLED ORDERS                       
                                           
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .         +4.9
                                           
Market categories :                        
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .         +0.5
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .         +2.6
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .        +27.4
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .         +0.9
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .         +4.1
   Construction materials                  
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .         +0.3
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .         -2.9
   Other materials, supplies and           
     and intermediate products . . . . .        +16.6
                                           
Durable goods industries :                 
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .         +0.7
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .         +7.8
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .         -2.2
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .        +16.9
                                           
Miscellaneous series :                     
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .         +0.7
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .         +3.7
   Information technology industries . .        +12.3
   Health care equipment                   
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .        +11.8
                                           
      TOTAL INVENTORIES                    
                                           
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .         +2.8
                                           
Market categories :                        
   Automotive equipment. . . . . . . . .         +2.0
   Home goods and apparel. . . . . . . .         +0.8
   Consumer staples. . . . . . . . . . .         +6.6
   Machinery and equipment . . . . . . .         -1.5
   Business supplies . . . . . . . . . .         +3.4
   Construction materials                  
     and supplies. . . . . . . . . . . .         +7.7
   Defense products. . . . . . . . . . .         -0.4
   Other materials, supplies and           
     and intermediate products . . . . .         +4.0
                                           
Durable goods industries :                 
   Nondefense capital goods 3. . . . . .         -2.8
     Excluding aircraft and parts. . . .         +1.2
   Defense capital goods 4 . . . . . . .         -0.2
   Durables excluding capital goods. . .         +5.0
                                           
Miscellaneous series :                     
   Producers' durable equipment. . . . .         +0.7
   Household durable goods . . . . . . .         +2.4
   Information technology industries . .         +1.8
   Health care equipment                   
     and products. . . . . . . . . . . .         +6.8
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 (p) Preliminary (r)Revised
 
See footnotes at end of table 5.
 
SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders,19 0.
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TABLE 7, PART1 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF 
FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                            ------Seasonally Adjusted ---    
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                               Mar.     Feb.        Jan. 
                                            2000(p)  2000(r)        2000
                                                             
    MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES                                   
                                                             
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    159,401  159,016     157,741
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .     95,989   96,083      95,108
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      3,361    3,406       3,355
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      7,985    7,865       7,796
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .     10,979   10,941      10,797
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     20,413   20,179      19,859
  Electronic and other                                       
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     18,146   18,100      17,715
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     14,748   15,235      15,497
  Instruments and related products . . .      9,151    9,175       9,049
  Lumber, furniture and                                      
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .     11,206   11,182      11,040
                                                             
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     63,412   62,933      62,633
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .     11,544   11,481      11,586
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .      4,526    4,548       4,590
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      2,851    2,825       2,854
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      7,995    7,984       7,874
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .     15,985   15,895      15,858
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      3,913    3,894       3,825
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      7,576    7,479       7,272
  Apparel, printing and publishing                           
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      9,022    8,827       8,774
                                                             
    WORK IN PROCESS                                          
                                                             
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    145,393  145,561     144,988
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    114,371  114,837     114,331
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      1,596    1,566       1,571
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,435    8,477       8,507
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .      9,101    9,304       9,168
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     20,718   21,503      21,714
  Electronic and other                                       
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     13,830   13,834      13,921
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     44,926   44,192      43,619
  Instruments and related products . . .      9,870   10,115      10,048
  Lumber, furniture and                                      
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .      5,895    5,846       5,783
                                                             
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     31,022   30,724      30,657
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .      6,453    6,334       6,257
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .        101      121         123
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      2,506    2,512       2,484
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      1,706    1,744       1,741
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .      8,874    8,651       8,647
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      3,386    3,278       3,316
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      2,231    2,204       2,183
  Apparel, printing and publishing                           
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      5,765    5,880       5,906
                                                             
    FINISHED GOODS                                           
                                                             
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    171,422  171,422     169,977
                                                             
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .     87,945   87,585      87,127
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      5,031    5,059       5,094
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,300    8,354       8,344
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .     11,708   11,666      11,704
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     19,587   19,206      19,120
  Electronic and other                                       
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     11,870   11,989      11,976
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     10,318   10,413       9,955
  Instruments and related products . . .      8,306    8,100       8,185
  Lumber, furniture and                                      
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .     12,825   12,798      12,749
                                                             
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     83,477   83,837      82,850
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .     21,310   21,349      21,178
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .        664      622         450
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      4,867    4,826       4,793
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      6,834    6,831       6,766
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .     22,928   23,148      23,121
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      6,141    6,087       5,664
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      8,119    8,238       8,126
  Apparel, printing and publishing                           
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .     12,614   12,736      12,752
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TABLE 7, PART 2 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF 
FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                            ------Percent Change ------      
                    Industry
                                              Feb.-       Jan.       Dec.-
                                            Mar.        Feb.           Jan. 
 
 
                                                                
    MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES                                      
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .       +0.2        +0.8        -0.2
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       -0.1        +1.0        -0.7
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .       -1.3        +1.5        +1.3
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .       +1.5        +0.9        +1.2
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .       +0.3        +1.3        +0.2
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .       +1.2        +1.6        -4.6
  Electronic and other                                          
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .       +0.3        +2.2        +0.9
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .       -3.2        -1.7        +1.9
  Instruments and related products . . .       -0.3        +1.4        -3.2
  Lumber, furniture and                                         
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .       +0.2        +1.3        -0.2
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       +0.8        +0.5        +0.5
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .       +0.5        -0.9        -1.0
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.5        -0.9        +1.3
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .       +0.9        -1.0        -1.1
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .       +0.1        +1.4        +1.5
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .       +0.6        +0.2        +0.2
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .       +0.5        +1.8       +10.7
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .       +1.3        +2.8        +0.9
  Apparel, printing and publishing                              
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .       +2.2        +0.6        -1.8
                                                                
    WORK IN PROCESS                                             
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .       -0.1        +0.4        +0.4
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       -0.4        +0.4        +0.6
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .       +1.9        -0.3        +0.4
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.5        -0.4        +2.2
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .       -2.2        +1.5        +2.2
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .       -3.7        -1.0        +2.5
  Electronic and other                                          
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .        0.0        -0.6        -1.2
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .       +1.7        +1.3        -0.7
  Instruments and related products . . .       -2.4        +0.7        +1.8
  Lumber, furniture and                                         
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .       +0.8        +1.1        +1.4
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       +1.0        +0.2        -0.3
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .       +1.9        +1.2        -0.1
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .      -16.5        -1.6         0.0
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .       -0.2        +1.1        +1.3
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .       -2.2        +0.2        +1.3
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .       +2.6         0.0        -2.6
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .       +3.3        -1.1        +2.3
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .       +1.2        +1.0        -3.3
  Apparel, printing and publishing                              
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .       -2.0        -0.4        +1.8
                                                                
    FINISHED GOODS                                              
                                                                
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .        0.0        +0.9        +1.2
                                                                
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .       +0.4        +0.5        +1.7
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .       -0.6        -0.7        +1.7
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .       -0.6        +0.1        +1.4
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .       +0.4        -0.3        +0.4
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .       +2.0        +0.4        +3.9
  Electronic and other                                          
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .       -1.0        +0.1         0.0
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .       -0.9        +4.6         0.0
  Instruments and related products . . .       +2.5        -1.0        +2.8
  Lumber, furniture and                                         
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .       +0.2        +0.4        +2.3
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .       -0.4        +1.2        +0.7
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .       -0.2        +0.8        +0.6
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .       +6.8       +38.2        +0.2
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .       +0.8        +0.7        -0.6
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .        0.0        +1.0        +2.6
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .       -1.0        +0.1        +1.0
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .       +0.9        +7.5        +2.0
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .       -1.4        +1.4        +0.1
  Apparel, printing and publishing                              
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .       -1.0        -0.1        -0.4
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TABLE 7, PART 3 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF 
FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Monthly
                                              (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                             Mar.    Feb.    Jan.    Mar.
                                          2000(p)   2000(r)   2000    1999
 
 
                                                                    
    MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES                                          
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    158,812 159,641 158,772 152,705
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .     95,000  96,282  95,626  91,271
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      3,326   3,420   3,367   3,163
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      7,725   7,771   7,921   7,307
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .     10,963  10,910  10,859  10,381
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     20,214  20,232  19,675  20,070
  Electronic and other                                              
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     17,963  18,143  17,684  15,423
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     14,732  15,351  15,666  15,065
  Instruments and related products . . .      9,113   9,101   9,028   9,142
  Lumber, furniture and                                             
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .     10,964  11,354  11,426  10,720
                                                                    
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     63,812  63,359  63,146  61,434
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .     11,633  11,572  11,810  11,508
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .      4,614   4,812   5,005   4,827
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      2,881   2,858   2,853   2,883
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      8,063   8,015   7,880   7,807
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .     15,959  15,970  15,872  15,488
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      4,012   3,851   3,724   3,267
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      7,610   7,564   7,327   6,774
  Apparel, printing and publishing                                  
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      9,040   8,717   8,675   8,880
                                                                    
    WORK IN PROCESS                                                 
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    144,472 145,701 143,053 147,292
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .    113,944 115,157 112,590 118,080
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      1,678   1,641   1,566   1,404
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,485   8,538   8,515   8,278
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .      9,063   9,212   8,984   8,977
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     20,373  21,934  21,376  21,876
  Electronic and other                                              
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     13,657  13,841  13,623  13,731
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     45,004  44,023  43,029  48,669
  Instruments and related products . . .      9,787  10,143   9,790   9,867
  Lumber, furniture and                                             
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .      5,897   5,825   5,707   5,278
                                                                    
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     30,528  30,544  30,463  29,212
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .      6,374   6,452   6,577   6,000
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .         96     130     132      92
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      2,503   2,520   2,491   2,509
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      1,721   1,789   1,789   1,675
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .      8,672   8,511   8,389   8,536
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      3,364   3,198   3,229   2,434
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      2,251   2,229   2,205   2,293
  Apparel, printing and publishing                                  
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      5,547   5,715   5,651   5,673
                                                                    
    FINISHED GOODS                                                  
                                                                    
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .    172,204 173,745 168,618 162,648
                                                                    
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .     88,837  89,305  86,344  83,329
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      5,189   5,244   5,155   4,915
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      8,373   8,523   8,403   8,011
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .     12,001  11,840  11,625  11,685
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .     19,873  19,847  19,243  18,492
  Electronic and other                                              
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     11,778  12,170  11,663  10,828
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .     10,425  10,657   9,662   9,717
  Instruments and related products . . .      8,159   8,023   7,898   7,444
  Lumber, furniture and                                             
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .     13,039  13,001  12,695  12,237
                                                                    
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .     83,367  84,440  82,274  79,319
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .     20,854  21,350  21,049  19,769
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .        663     807     522     497
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      4,864   4,881   4,765   4,690
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      6,945   6,893   6,760   6,754
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .     23,296  23,781  23,179  22,146
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .      5,925   5,851   5,536   4,702
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      8,372   8,540   8,214   7,900
  Apparel, printing and publishing                                  
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .     12,448  12,337  12,249  12,861
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TABLE 7, PART 4 : VALUE OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES, BY STAGE OF 
FABRICATION, BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                            ---Not Seasonally Adjusted ---  
                                                     Year to date
                                                 (Millions of dollars)
                    Industry
                                                 Mar.
                                                00/99
 
 
                                           
    MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES                 
                                           
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .      +4.0
                                           
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +4.1
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      +5.2
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      +5.7
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .      +5.6
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .      +0.7
  Electronic and other                     
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .     +16.5
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .      -2.2
  Instruments and related products . . .      -0.3
  Lumber, furniture and                    
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .      +2.3
                                           
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +3.9
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .      +1.1
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .      -4.4
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      -0.1
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      +3.3
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .      +3.0
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .     +22.8
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .     +12.3
  Apparel, printing and publishing         
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      +1.8
                                           
    WORK IN PROCESS                        
                                           
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .      -1.9
                                           
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      -3.5
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .     +19.5
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      +2.5
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .      +1.0
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .      -6.9
  Electronic and other                     
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .      -0.5
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .      -7.5
  Instruments and related products . . .      -0.8
  Lumber, furniture and                    
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .     +11.7
                                           
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +4.5
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .      +6.2
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .      +4.3
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      -0.2
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      +2.7
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .      +1.6
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .     +38.2
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      -1.8
  Apparel, printing and publishing         
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      -2.2
                                           
    FINISHED GOODS                         
                                           
  All manufacturing industries . . . . .      +5.9
                                           
Durable goods industries . . . . . . . .      +6.6
  Stone, clay, and glass products. . . .      +5.6
  Primary metals . . . . . . . . . . . .      +4.5
  Fabricated metal products. . . . . . .      +2.7
  Industrial machinery and equipment . .      +7.5
  Electronic and other                     
   electrical equipment. . . . . . . . .      +8.8
  Transportation equipment . . . . . . .      +7.3
  Instruments and related products . . .      +9.6
  Lumber, furniture and                    
   miscellaneous durable goods . . . . .      +6.6
                                           
Nondurable goods industries. . . . . . .      +5.1
  Food and kindred products. . . . . . .      +5.5
  Tobacco products . . . . . . . . . . .     +33.4
  Textile mill products. . . . . . . . .      +3.7
  Paper and allied products. . . . . . .      +2.8
  Chemicals and allied products. . . . .      +5.2
  Petroleum and coal products. . . . . .     +26.0
  Rubber and plastics products . . . . .      +6.0
  Apparel, printing and publishing         
   and leather goods . . . . . . . . . .      -3.2
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 (p) Preliminary (r)Revised
 
 
SOURCE:  Current Industrial Reports:  Manufacturers' Shipments,
Inventories, and Orders,19 0.
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TABLE  8, PART 1: RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' INVENTORIES TO SHIPMENTS
 BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                              Inventory / Shipments ratio
                   Industry
                                          Mar.   Feb.   Jan.   Dec. 
                                        2000(p) 2000(r) 2000   1999
All manufacturing industries.............    1.26   1.28   1.28   1.28
                                                                
Durable goods industries..................   1.41   1.45   1.42   1.43
 Stone, clay, and glass products.........    1.09   1.12   1.13   1.11
 Primary Metals...........................   1.54   1.55   1.53   1.54
 Fabricated Metal Products................   1.52   1.56   1.53   1.54
 Industrial Machinery and equipment......    1.48   1.51   1.47   1.56
 Electronic and other electrical equipment   1.13   1.16   1.15   1.20
 Transportation equipment.................   1.44   1.49   1.42   1.38
 Instruments and related products.........   1.80   1.86   1.86   1.79
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries...............   1.07   1.08   1.09   1.09
 Food and kindred products................   0.93   0.93   0.94   0.93
 Tobacco products.........................   1.20   1.23   1.20   1.18
 Textile mill products....................   1.57   1.54   1.57   1.54
 Paper and allied products................   1.12   1.16   1.16   1.12
 Chemicals and allied products............   1.31   1.30   1.34   1.34
 Petroleum and coal products..............   0.68   0.68   0.70   0.70
 Rubber and plastics products.............   1.23   1.24   1.23   1.22
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TABLE 8, PART 2: RATIO OF MANUFACTURERS' UNFILLED ORDERS TO SHIPMENTS
 BY INDUSTRY GROUP
 
 
                                              Unfilled Orders / Shipments ratio
                   Industry
                                          Mar.   Feb.   Jan.   Dec. 
                                        2000(p) 2000(r) 2000   1999
All manufacturing industries.............    2.59   2.61   2.57   2.57
                                                                
Durable goods industries..................   3.03   3.05   2.99   3.01
 Stone, clay, and glass products.........    0.74   0.75   0.76   0.74
 Primary Metals...........................   1.97   1.99   1.98   2.02
 Fabricated Metal Products................   1.27   1.29   1.29   1.31
 Industrial Machinery and equipment......    2.16   2.20   2.10   2.21
 Electronic and other electrical equipment   2.43   2.31   2.23   2.36
 Transportation equipment.................   9.17   9.43   9.11   8.39
 Instruments and related products.........   3.10   3.18   3.21   3.06
                                                                
Nondurable goods industries...............   0.65   0.67   0.66   0.66
 Food and kindred products................    (X)    (X)    (X)    (X)
 Tobacco products.........................    (X)    (X)    (X)    (X)
 Textile mill products....................   (NA)   (NA)   (NA)   (NA)
 Paper and allied products................   (NA)   (NA)   (NA)   (NA)
 Chemicals and allied products............    (X)    (X)    (X)    (X)
 Petroleum and coal products..............    (X)    (X)    (X)    (X)
 Rubber and plastics products.............    (X)    (X)    (X)    (X)
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TABLE 9, PART 1: AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY
PERCENT CHANGES
 
 
                                         ----Shipments---   --New Orders---
                                        (Based on seasonally adjusted data)
 
 
                                                      Mar.              Mar. 
                                          Mar.(2) 1999-     Mar.(2) 1999-
                                       Mar.(1)  1995-  Feb. Mar.(1) 1995- Feb. 
                                          2000  1999  2000   2000  1999 2000
            Industry
SIC 
CODE 
          All manufacturing industries     (X)   0.1   0.1   (X)   0.2   0.2
 
    Durable goods industries .........     0.8   0.2   0.2   0.9   0.3   0.4
32    Stone, clay, and glass products      (X)   0.4   0.3   (X)   0.9   0.3
33    Primary metals .................    -0.3   0.4   0.3  -0.1   0.8   0.9
34    Fabricated metal products ......     (X)   0.2   0.3   (X)   0.5   0.4
35    Machinery, except electrical ...     0.2   0.2   0.4   0.4   0.4   0.5
36    Electronic and other
       electrical equipment ...........    0.5   0.3   0.4   0.5   0.7   1.5
37    Transportation equipment .......     1.7   0.5   0.5   2.3   1.0   1.1
38    Instruments and related products     (X)   0.7   0.8   (X)   0.3   0.8
 
    Nondurable goods industries ......     (X)   0.1   0.1   (X)   0.1   0.1
20    Food and kindred products ......     (X)   0.2   0.2   (X)  (X)  (X)
21    Tobacco products ...............     (X)   0.0   0.1   (X)  (X)  (X)
22    Textile mill products ..........     (X)   0.1   0.4   (X)  (NA)  (NA)
26    Paper and allied products ......     (X)   0.2   0.1   (X)  (NA)  (NA)
28    Chemicals and allied products ..     (X)   0.3   0.2   (X)  (X)  (X)
29    Petroleum and coal products ....     (X)   0.3   0.8   (X)  (X)  (X)
30    Rubber and plastics products ...     (X)   0.1   0.2   (X)  (X)  (X)
 
     Capital Goods Industries:
      Nondefense......................     0.9   0.1   0.2  -0.3   0.7   0.5
      Defense.........................    11.4   0.3   0.8  22.6   2.5   4.8
 
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TABLE 9, PART 2: AVERAGE REVISIONS TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MONTHLY
PERCENT CHANGES
 
 
                                         --Unfilled Orders-   -Inventories--
                                        (Based on seasonally adjusted data)
 
 
                                                      Mar.              Mar. 
                                          Mar.(2) 1999-     Mar.(2) 1999-
                                       Mar.(1)  1995-  Feb. Mar.(1) 1995- Feb. 
                                          2000  1999  2000   2000  1999 2000
            Industry
SIC 
CODE 
          All manufacturing industries     (X)   0.1   0.1   (X)   0.0   0.0
 
    Durable goods industries .........     0.1   0.1   0.1   (X)   0.1   0.0
32    Stone, clay, and glass products      (X)   0.4   0.4   (X)   0.2   0.3
33    Primary metals .................     0.1   0.3   0.4   (X)   0.1   0.1
34    Fabricated metal products ......     (X)   0.3   0.3   (X)   0.1   0.1
35    Machinery, except electrical ...     0.3   0.2   0.1   (X)   0.1   0.1
36    Electronic and other
       electrical equipment...........     0.2   0.4   0.7   (X)   0.2   0.2
37    Transportation equipment .......     0.2   0.1   0.2   (X)   0.1   0.1
38    Instruments and related products     (X)   0.1   0.2   (X)   0.1   0.1
 
    Nondurable goods industries ......     (X)   0.2   0.2   (X)   0.1   0.1
20    Food and kindred products ......     (X)  (X)  (X)   (X)   0.2   0.1
21    Tobacco products ...............     (X)  (X)  (X)   (X)   0.0   0.0
22    Textile mill products ..........     (X)  (NA)  (NA)   (X)   0.1   0.1
26    Paper and allied products ......     (X)  (NA)  (NA)   (X)   0.1   0.0
28    Chemicals and allied products ..     (X)  (X)  (X)   (X)   0.2   0.1
29    Petroleum and coal products ....     (X)  (X)  (X)   (X)   0.2   0.6
30    Rubber and plastics products ...     (X)  (X)  (X)   (X)   0.1   0.3
 
     Capital Goods Industries:
      Nondefense......................    -0.2   0.1   0.1   (X)   0.1   0.1
      Defense.........................     1.0   0.1   0.3   (X)   0.1   0.2
 
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 (X)Not applicable     (NA)Not available
Note: The five year and the 12 month 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 differ-
ences for the durable goods industries are shown in the advance report for the
month.
 
(1)The current month revisions are the difference between the advance percent
change and the percent change as shown in this publication.
 
(2)Average for this month for the last five years.

 

 

 
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