the last three months, increased $3.5 billion or 0.8
percent to $445.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau
reported today. This followed a 0.9 percent April
decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders
increased 0.2 percent.
Shipments, up eight of the last nine months, increased
$0.4 billion or 0.1 percent to $443.9 billion. This
followed a 0.4 percent April decrease.
Unfilled orders, up thirteen of the last fourteen months,
increased $7.7 billion or 0.9 percent to $860.9 billion.
This followed a 0.6 percent April increase. The unfilled
orders-to-shipments ratio was 6.12, up from 6.11 in
Inventories, up nineteen of the last twenty months,
increased $4.5 billion or 0.8 percent to $593.0 billion.
This was at the highest level since the series was first
published on a NAICS basis in 1992 and followed a 1.5
percent April increase. The inventories-to-shipments
ratio was 1.34, up from 1.33 in April."
Table 1. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups1
Table 2. Value of Manufacturers' New Orders for Industry Groups1
Table 3. Value of Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders for Industry Groups1
Table 4. Value of Manufacturers' Inventories for Industry Groups1
Table 5. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments, New Orders, Unfilled Orders, and Total Inventories for Topical Series1, 2
Table 6. Value of Manufacturers' Inventories, by Stage of Fabrication, by Industry Group1
Table 7. Ratios of Manufacturers' Inventories to Shipments and Unfilled Orders to Shipments, by Industry Group3
Table 8. Revisions to Previously Published Monthly Percent Changes3