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Production and business activity.

Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization

Industrial production and capacity utilization fell in August.

[Monthly data seasonally adjusted]

Period           Total industrial production (1)

                 Index,     Percent change (2)
                 2012=100
                              From       From
                            preceding    year
                              month     earlier

2006               102.4         ...       2.2
2007               105.0         ...       2.5
2008               101.2         ...      -3.6
2009                89.6         ...     -11.5
2010                94.5         ...       5.5
2011                97.3         ...       2.9
2012               100.0         ...       2.8
2013               101.9         ...       1.9
2014               104.9         ...       2.9
2015               105.2         ...        .3

2015: Aug          105.6         0.1        .4
      Sept         105.3         -.3       -.3
      Oct          105.2         -.1       -.5
      Nov          104.5         -.6      -2.1
      Dec          104.0         -.4      -2.3

2016: Jan          104.5          .5      -1.4
      Feb          104.4         -.1      -1.4
      Mar (r)      103.4         -.9      -2.0
      Apr (r)      103.9          .5      -1.3
      May (r)      103.7         -.2      -1.2
      June (r)     104.3          .5       -.6
      July (r)     104.9          .6       -.6
      Aug (p)      104.4         -.4      -1.1

Period              Industry production indexes, 2012=100

                                   Manufacturing

                 Total (1)   Durable   Nondurable         Other
                                                     (non-NAICS) (1)

2006                106.3      98.2         111.1             168.2
2007                109.2     103.0         112.5             158.5
2008                103.9      99.4         105.8             144.5
2009                 89.6      80.7          97.7             120.8
2010                 94.8      89.3          99.8             111.6
2011                 97.5      94.8          99.9             106.3
2012                100.0     100.0         100.0             100.0
2013                100.9     102.1         100.0              95.0
2014                102.2     105.2          99.4              94.4
2015                103.0     105.8         101.1              88.4

2015: Aug           103.4     106.3         101.4              88.4
      Sept          103.1     106.0         101.3              87.0
      Oct           103.4     106.2         101.4              87.5
      Nov           103.1     105.5         101.6              87.1
      Dec           103.0     105.8         101.3              86.2

2016: Jan           103.4     106.0         102.0              84.7
      Feb           103.3     106.1         101.6              85.4
      Mar (r)       102.9     105.4         101.7              84.0
      Apr (r)       103.0     106.0         101.2              84.6
      May (r)       102.8     105.5         101.3              84.3
      June (r)      103.0     106.3         100.8              83.6
      July (r)      103.4     106.8         101.2              83.8
      Aug (p)       103.0     106.1         100.9              83.2

Period           Industry production     Capacity utilization
                 indexes, 2012=100      rate (output as percent
                                          of capacity) (1)

                 Mining   Utilities    Total         Total
                                      industry   manufacturing

2006              86.9        99.1       80.4            78.6
2007              87.6       102.2       80.7            78.8
2008              88.5       101.9       77.7            74.7
2009              83.9        99.0       68.5            65.6
2010              88.2       102.7       73.6            70.8
2011              93.1       102.4       76.1            73.7
2012             100.0       100.0       76.7            74.6
2013             106.5       102.3       76.9            74.5
2014             118.2       103.7       78.2            75.4
2015             116.1       102.9       76.7            75.5

2015: Aug        116.5       103.8       76.7            75.7
      Sept       115.2       104.3       76.4            75.5
      Oct        114.1       102.3       76.3            75.6
      Nov        112.6        99.6       75.7            75.3
      Dec        110.1        97.9       75.4            75.2

2016: Jan        108.2       101.5       75.7            75.5
      Feb        108.6       100.4       75.6            75.4
      Mar (r)    106.3        96.3       74.9            75.0
      Apr (r)    103.2       102.3       75.2            75.1
      May (r)    104.0       101.8       75.1            74.8
      June (r)   104.3       104.8       75.5            75.0
      July (r)   104.5       107.0       75.9            75.2
      Aug (p)    105.6       105.5       75.5            74.8

(1) Total industry and total manufacturing series include
manufacturing as defined in the North American Industry Classification
System (NAICS) plus those industries--logging and newspaper,
periodical, book and directory-publishing--that have traditionally
been included in manufacturing.

(2) Percent changes based on unrounded indexes.

Note: Data based on NAICS except series as defined in footnote 1.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Industrial Production--Major Market Groups and Selected Manufactures

[2012=100; monthly data seasonally adjusted]

                 Products and nonindustrial supplies

                             Final products

Period                           Consumer goods

                 Total   Total   Durable   Nondurable
                                  goods      goods

2006             105.8   112.9    119.4        110.7
2007             108.2   113.3    120.7        110.8
2008             104.1   107.0    105.5        107.3
2009              93.1    99.3     86.4        102.9
2010              96.3   100.1     93.7        101.9
2011              98.4   101.4     98.0        102.3
2012             100.0   100.0    100.0        100.0
2013             100.1   100.7    105.7         99.4
2014             101.1   101.4    110.5         99.1
2015             101.0   102.9    114.8         99.8

2015: Aug        101.8   104.0    116.2        100.8
      Sept       101.2   103.4    116.5        100.0
      Oct        100.9   103.2    117.2         99.6
      Nov        100.1   102.5    116.4         98.9
      Dec        99.9    102.3    117.3         98.4

2016: Jan        100.7   103.6    118.3         99.8
      Feb        100.6   103.4    118.6         99.5
      Mar (r)    99.6    102.2    117.4         98.3
      Apr (r)    100.8   103.7    118.6         99.8
      May (r)    100.5   103.2    115.9         99.9
      June (r)   101.0   103.9    119.4         99.9
      July (r)   101.4   104.4    119.8        100.4
      Aug (p)    101.0   104.1    119.7        100.1

                 Products and nonindustrial supplies

                             Final products

Period                        Equipment

                 Total (1)   Business    Defense
                                        and space

2006                 92.4       94.9        76.5
2007                 98.5       99.6        91.2
2008                 98.4       97.6        98.4
2009                 81.5       79.9        94.0
2010                 88.8       86.4       101.1
2011                 92.6       91.0        98.2
2012                100.0      100.0       100.0
2013                 99.0       99.8        97.1
2014                100.6      102.2        94.3
2015                 97.5      102.9        89.0

2015: Aug            97.8      103.9        88.7
      Sept           97.2      103.4        88.0
      Oct            96.6      102.8        87.8
      Nov            95.7      101.6        88.2
      Dec            95.5      101.3        89.1

2016: Jan            95.4      101.5        88.2
      Feb            95.3      101.8        88.2
      Mar (r)        94.7      101.2        87.6
      Apr (r)        95.4      102.4        87.5
      May (r)        95.4      102.3        88.6
      June (r)       95.7      102.8        88.0
      July (r)       95.7      102.9        87.6
      Aug (p)        95.3      102.5        87.1

                    Products and nonindustrial
                             supplies

Period                  Nonindustrial supplies          Materials

                 Total   Construction   Business   Total (1)   Energy

2006             117.2         130.6      111.2        95.3     87.8
2007             117.7         129.5      112.5        98.6     89.7
2008             110.5         117.5      107.4        96.1     90.3
2009             93.5           90.4       94.9        85.5     88.1
2010             96.6           93.6       97.9        92.5     91.8
2011             97.9           95.9       98.9        96.2     94.6
2012             100.0         100.0      100.0       100.0    100.0
2013             102.1         103.0      101.8       103.3    105.4
2014             104.4         106.8      103.3       108.1    114.1
2015             105.2         108.3      103.6       108.7    114.8

2015: Aug        105.0         108.4      103.4       108.8    115.6
      Sept       105.0         107.6      103.7       108.8    115.5
      Oct        106.0         109.7      104.2       108.4    113.5
      Nov        106.1         109.7      104.3       107.6    111.5
      Dec        105.8         110.0      103.7       106.9    109.6

2016: Jan        106.2         110.1      104.3       107.1    110.3
      Feb        106.6         111.2      104.2       106.8    109.2
      Mar (r)    105.5         110.3      103.0       105.9    107.2
      Apr (r)    105.7         110.3      103.3       105.7    107.6
      May (r)    105.3         109.4      103.2       105.7    107.6
      June (r)   105.4         109.1      103.6       106.4    109.7
      July (r)   105.9         109.5      104.1       107.3    111.2
      Aug (p)    105.1         108.8      103.2       106.8    110.8

(1) Includes other items, not shown separately.

[2012=100; monthly data seasonally adjusted]

Period                      Durable manufactures

                   Primary metals
                                    Fabricated   Machinery
                 Total   Iron and     metal
                          steel      products
                         products

2006             101.9     101.0        110.2        93.1
2007             104.0     102.6        114.9        97.1
2008             104.2     109.2        110.8        94.5
2009              77.5      70.4         85.2        73.5
2010              95.1      91.8         90.8        82.1
2011             102.1     100.1         97.1        92.5
2012             100.0     100.0        100.0       100.0
2013             103.3     102.1        101.8        95.4
2014             103.4     100.2        104.2        95.9
2015             96.7       88.5        102.7        94.3

2015: Aug        96.6       89.3        101.8        95.7
      Sept       94.9       88.0        101.8        95.1
      Oct        96.1       87.7        101.2        94.5
      Nov        95.3       82.5        100.9        92.2
      Dec        93.6       82.9        101.7        90.9

2016: Jan        93.7       84.2        101.6        90.2
      Feb        95.2       88.3        101.2        89.9
      Mar (r)    95.4       89.8         99.8        88.9
      Apr (r)    94.8       89.2        100.1        92.0
      May (r)    96.0       91.1        100.0        91.2
      June (r)   95.5       92.2         99.7        93.1
      July (r)   93.6       86.6        100.3        94.3
      Aug (p)    92.6       85.4         99.9        92.4

Period                      Durable manufactures

                     Computer and           Transportation
                   electronic products        equipment

                 Total      Selected      Total   Motor
                             high-                vehicles
                         technology (1)           and parts

2006              69.3            56.5     95.8   107.1
2007              79.6            67.0    101.7   106.3
2008              85.7            76.9     91.0    85.1
2009              76.2            67.5     74.6    62.3
2010              86.0            81.5     86.5    82.7
2011              92.8            91.5     90.5    90.4
2012             100.0           100.0    100.0   100.0
2013             103.1           110.6    105.1   107.2
2014             108.6           122.8    111.2   115.7
2015             111.6           125.4    114.8   122.7

2015: Aug        111.8           124.2    115.8   124.5
      Sept       112.0           125.1    115.7   124.9
      Oct        112.0           126.9    116.1   126.1
      Nov        111.9           124.8    115.1   124.1
      Dec        113.2           127.0    115.5   124.1

2016: Jan        113.4           129.1    116.2   126.6
      Feb        113.1           127.4    117.0   127.7
      Mar (r)    113.3           127.3    115.8   126.2
      Apr (r)    113.0           127.0    116.6   127.7
      May (r)    113.5           127.6    114.4   122.0
      June (r)   113.1           128.1    117.2   128.5
      July (r)   113.5           129.6    117.6   129.8
      Aug (p)    114.6           129.9    117.4   130.4

Period                       Nondurable manufactures

                 Apparel    Printing     Chemicals   Food
                           and related
                             support
                           activities

2006              252.3         128.5       111.9    101.3
2007              202.3         131.1       117.5    101.9
2008              157.2         122.7       108.6    100.6
2009              112.8         102.8        98.1    100.0
2010              109.5         102.7       101.3    100.4
2011              103.0         101.0       101.3    100.2
2012              100.0         100.0       100.0    100.0
2013               92.6         100.2        96.6    102.0
2014               90.9         100.3        95.8    102.2
2015               91.0         102.2        98.0    103.1

2015: Aug          91.4         102.9        97.3    103.6
      Sept         90.9         102.7        97.7    103.8
      Oct          89.0         103.2        98.3    102.8
      Nov          90.0         103.5        98.9    103.6
      Dec          89.5         103.3        98.2    103.1

2016: Jan          84.0         103.5        99.2    104.9
      Feb          85.6         103.2        98.6    104.1
      Mar (r)      85.4         101.5        99.6    104.1
      Apr (r)      82.2         100.7        98.6    103.8
      May (r)      81.9          99.2        99.0    105.1
      June (r)     81.9         100.1        97.9    105.4
      July (r)     81.7          99.2        98.6    105.8
      Aug (p)      82.3          97.8        98.1    105.8

(1) Computers and peripheral equipment, communications equipment, and
semiconductors and related electronic components.

Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

New Construction

[Billions of dollars; monthly data at seasonally adjusted annual
rates]

Period            Total new               Private
                 construction
                 expenditures   Total         Residential

                                        Total (1)   New housing

2006                 1,161.3    905.9      607.8         468.8
2007                 1,148.0    858.9      488.8         354.1
2008                 1,077.4    768.6      359.2         230.1
2009                   906.5    591.6      247.5         133.9
2010                   809.3    505.3      242.0         127.3
2011                   788.3    501.9      244.1         123.2
2012                   850.5    571.1      269.8         154.5
2013                   906.4    635.7      323.4         202.3
2014                 1,005.6    729.5      369.8         235.2
2015                 1,112.4    823.5      433.7         285.2

2015: Aug            1,145.2    848.6      443.0         293.7
      Sept           1,152.1    858.9      449.7         300.6
      Oct            1,134.4    845.7      445.4         304.6
      Nov            1,135.5    853.7      449.5         305.7
      Dec            1,133.7    844.1      450.1         306.8

2016: Jan            1,144.9    849.7      450.0         306.4
      Feb            1,157.7    858.1      455.7         307.2
      Mar            1,176.4    879.0      468.4         308.3
      Apr            1,142.5    854.6      445.5         302.2
      May            1,143.8    860.3      444.4         300.4
      June (r)       1,154.1    867.9      448.1         299.1
      July (r)       1,150.6    874.6      450.4         298.4
      Aug (p)        1,142.2    871.6      449.2         297.7

Period                             Private

                              Nonresidential

                 Total   Lodging   Office   Commercial
                                            (including farm)

2006             298.1     17.6     45.7               73.4
2007             370.0     27.5     53.8               85.9
2008             409.4     35.4     55.5               82.7
2009             344.1     25.4     37.3               51.1
2010             263.3     11.2     24.4               37.2
2011             257.8      8.4     23.7               39.2
2012             301.4     10.2     27.4               44.3
2013             312.3     13.0     30.1               50.9
2014             359.7     16.3     38.9               60.9
2015             389.9     21.2     47.2               64.3

2015: Aug        405.5     23.0     49.5               64.6
      Sept       409.2     23.1     49.6               64.9
      Oct        400.4     22.1     48.8               66.6
      Nov        404.2     22.1     52.0               65.0
      Dec        393.9     22.3     50.2               67.3

2016: Jan        399.7     23.1     50.7               68.9
      Feb        402.4     24.3     54.6               68.3
      Mar        410.6     25.8     55.8               68.8
      Apr        409.1     25.9     56.4               68.0
      May        415.9     27.5     56.6               69.4
      June (r)   419.8     27.4     61.2               68.5
      July (r)   424.2     26.7     62.0               70.5
      Aug (p)    422.4     27.1     63.4               69.1

Period                     Private

                       Nonresidential
                                               Federal and
                 Manufacturing   Other (2)   State and local

2006                     32.3       129.2             255.4
2007                     40.2       162.7             289.1
2008                     53.6       182.3             308.7
2009                     57.4       173.0             314.9
2010                     40.6       149.9             304.0
2011                     39.8       146.7             286.4
2012                     46.8       172.6             279.3
2013                     49.9       168.3             270.7
2014                     58.1       185.5             276.1
2015                     77.5       179.7             288.9

2015: Aug                80.4       188.0             296.7
      Sept               82.1       189.5             293.2
      Oct                80.0       182.9             288.7
      Nov                79.0       186.0             281.8
      Dec                72.4       181.7             289.6

2016: Jan                74.5       182.4             295.2
      Feb                74.0       181.3             299.6
      Mar                76.4       183.8             297.4
      Apr                74.1       184.7             287.9
      May                74.9       187.5             283.5
      June (r)           72.8       189.9             286.2
      July (r)           75.6       189.5             276.0
      Aug (p)            74.5       188.4             270.5

(1) Includes residential improvements, not shown separately.

(2) Includes health care, educational, communication, and power, among
other categories not shown separately.

Source: Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census).

New Private Housing and Vacancy Rates

[Thousands of units or houses, except as noted]

                          New housing units started

Period                        Type of structure

                  Total    1 unit      2-4       5 units
                                     units (1)   or more

2006             1,800.9   1,465.4       42.7     292.8
2007             1,355.0   1,046.0       31.7     277.3
2008               905.5     622.0       17.5     266.0
2009               554.0     445.1       11.6      97.3
2010               586.9     471.2       11.4     104.3
2011               608.8     430.6       10.9     167.3
2012               780.6     535.3       11.4     233.9
2013               924.9     617.6       13.6     293.7
2014             1,003.3     647.9       13.7     341.7
2015             1,111.8     714.5       11.5     385.8

                 Seasonally adjusted annual rates

2015: Aug         1,132       731         ...    394
      Sept         1189       743         ...    435
      Oct          1073       714         ...    347
      Nov         1,171       786         ...    379
      Dec         1,160       765         ...    378

2016: Jan         1,128       775         ...    335
      Feb         1,213       845         ...    356
      Mar         1,113       751         ...    353
      Apr         1,155       764         ...    378
      May (r)     1,128       737         ...    386
      June (r)    1,195       763         ...    414
      July (r)    1,212       768         ...    433
      Aug (p)     1,142       722         ...    403

                 New housing units authorized (2)

Period                      Type of structure

                 Total     1 unit    2-4     5 units
                                     units   or more

2006             1,838.9   1,378.2    76.6     384.1
2007             1,398.4     979.9    59.6     359.0
2008               905.4     575.6    34.4     295.4
2009               583.0     441.1    20.7     121.1
2010               604.6     447.3    22.0     135.3
2011               624.1     418.5    21.6     184.0
2012               829.7     518.7    25.9     285.1
2013               990.8     620.8    29.0     341.1
2014             1,052.1     640.3    29.9     382.0
2015             1,182.6     696.0    32.1     454.5

                 Seasonally adjusted annual rates

2015: Aug         1,166       710      30       426
      Sept         1129       708      38       383
      Oct          1175       725      35       415
      Nov         1,286       735      29       522
      Dec         1,201       738      35       428

2016: Jan         1,188       727      35       426
      Feb         1,162       733      33       396
      Mar         1,077       725      34       318
      Apr         1,130       741      32       357
      May (r)     1,136       731      28       377
      June (r)    1,153       738      29       386
      July (r)    1,144       711      29       404
      Aug (p)     1,152       736      33       383

                   New        New        New          Vacancy
                  housing    houses     houses       rate for
Period             units      sold     for sale       rental
                 completed            at end of       housing
                                      period (3)       units
                                                   (percent) (4)

2006              1,979.4    1,051          536             9.7
2007              1,502.8      776          497             9.8
2008              1,119.7      485          353            10.0
2009                794.4      375          234            10.6
2010                651.7      323          190            10.2
2011                584.9      306          151             9.5
2012                649.2      368          150             8.7
2013                764.4      429          187             8.3
2014                883.8      437          211             7.6
2015                968.2      501          235             7.1

                 Seasonally adjusted
                    annual rates

2015: Aug             963      505          217             ...
      Sept           1010      457          221             7.3
      Oct             984      478          225             ...
      Nov             973      508          230             ...
      Dec           1,033      538          235             7.0

2016: Jan           1,056      526          239             ...
      Feb           1,025      525          242             ...
      Mar           1,063      537          244             7.0
      Apr             952      570          241             ...
      May (r)       1,015      566          240             ...
      June (r)      1,129      579          241             6.7
      July (r)      1,080      659          231             ...
      Aug (p)       1,043      609          235             ...

(1) Monthly data do not meet publication standards because tests for
identifiable and stable seasonality do not meet reliability standards.

(2) Based on approximately 20,100 permit-issuing places beginning with
2014 and 19,300 beginning with 2004. Using the 2004 universe, the
total for 2014 is 1,046.4.

(3) Seasonally adjusted.

(4) Quarterly data are three-month averages. Annual data are averages
of quarterly data.

Source: Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census).

Business Sales and Inventories--Manufacturing and Trade

In August, according to preliminary estimates, manufacturing and trade
sales rose 0.1 percent, manufacturing and trade inventories rose $3.1
billion, both retail sales and retail and food services sales fell
slightly, and retail inventories rose $3.2 billion.

[Millions of dollars, except ratios; seasonally adjusted, except as
noted]

                         Manufacturing and trade (1)

Period           Sales (2)    Inventories (3)     Inventory/
                                                sales ratio (4)

2006             1,069,032         1,407,550              1.28
2007             1,128,176         1,486,039              1.28
2008             1,160,786         1,464,379              1.31
2009               988,963         1,329,577              1.38
2010             1,089,143         1,447,968              1.27
2011             1,206,723         1,561,441              1.26
2012             1,267,248         1,649,980              1.27
2013             1,302,966         1,714,804              1.29
2014             1,339,701         1,777,829              1.31
2015             1,303,996         1,801,193              1.38

2015: July (r)   1,314,516         1,803,388              1.37
      Aug (r)    1,304,691         1,803,811              1.38
      Sept       1,304,345         1,807,638              1.39
      Oct        1,301,006         1,803,740              1.39
      Nov        1,296,965         1,800,901              1.39
      Dec        1,289,639         1,801,193              1.40

2016: Jan        1,279,099         1,800,048              1.41
      Feb        1,275,814         1,798,344              1.41
      Mar        1,278,267         1,804,490              1.41
      Apr        1,288,674         1,807,046              1.40
      May        1,292,865         1,809,950              1.40
      June (r)   1,306,188         1,813,811              1.39
      July (r)   1,301,851         1,813,094              1.39
      Aug (p)    1,303,371         1,816,209              1.39

                                 Wholesale

Period           Sales (2)    Inventories (3)     Inventory/
                                                sales ratio (4)

2006               328,438           399,056              1.17
2007               351,956           424,640              1.17
2008               377,078           445,208              1.20
2009               319,236           397,020              1.28
2010               361,634           441,058              1.14
2011               407,217           485,328              1.15
2012               434,002           520,341              1.17
2013               447,237           541,205              1.18
2014               463,265           576,240              1.21
2015               443,332           587,178              1.32

2015: July (r)     446,473           588,333              1.32
      Aug (r)      441,598           589,556              1.34
      Sept         443,480           590,904              1.33
      Oct          443,578           589,595              1.33
      Nov          438,064           588,101              1.34
      Dec          436,605           587,178              1.34

2016: Jan          428,448           586,160              1.37
      Feb          427,568           582,888              1.36
      Mar          429,952           584,254              1.36
      Apr          433,212           588,382              1.36
      May          436,388           589,318              1.35
      June (r)     443,856           591,002              1.33
      July (r)     440,977           590,191              1.34
      Aug (p)      444,258           589,101              1.33

                                  Retail

Period           Sales (2)    Inventories (3)     Inventory/
                                                sales ratio (4)

2006               322,631           486,253              1.49
2007               332,932           500,341              1.49
2008               327,959           476,899              1.52
2009               301,079           428,900              1.47
2010               318,237           454,246              1.39
2011               341,849           470,144              1.35
2012               358,519           504,651              1.37
2013               371,584           542,192              1.41
2014               386,362           558,626              1.43
2015               392,359           587,971              1.46

2015: July (r)     395,117           576,069              1.46
      Aug (r)      395,566           578,307              1.46
      Sept         394,883           583,605              1.48
      Oct          394,545           583,697              1.48
      Nov          395,480           585,290              1.48
      Dec          396,723           587,971              1.48

2016: Jan          394,878           589,791              1.49
      Feb          395,126           593,701              1.50
      Mar          393,775           598,925              1.52
      Apr          399,134           598,209              1.50
      May          399,588           600,965              1.50
      June (r)     402,608           603,337              1.50
      July (r)     402,872           601,950              1.49
      Aug (p)      401,057           605,156              1.51

                 Retail and
                    food
Period            services
                  sales (2)

2006                357,863
2007                369,978
2008                365,982
2009                338,747
2010                357,149
2011                383,131
2012                402,199
2013                416,770
2014                434,295
2015                444,170

2015: July (r)      447,112
      Aug (r)       447,806
      Sept          447,207
      Oct           447,066
      Nov           448,454
      Dec           450,448

2016: Jan           448,041
      Feb           449,294
      Mar           447,907
      Apr           453,397
      May           454,135
      June (r)      457,409
      July (r)      457,669
      Aug (p)       456,321

(1) See page 21 for manufacturing.

(2) Annual data are averages of monthly not seasonally adjusted
figures; monthly data are seasonally adjusted totals for month.

(3) Seasonally adjusted, end of period.

(4) Annual data are averages of seasonally adjusted monthly ratios.

Source: Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census).

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders

In August, manufacturers' shipments, inventories and new orders rose,
while unfilled orders fell.

Period          Manufacturers' shipments (1)

              Total    Durable   Nondurable
                        goods       goods

              Millions of dollars, seasonally
                adjusted, except as noted

2006         417,963   213,516      204,447
2007         443,288   223,919      219,369
2008         455,750   218,056      237,694
2009         368,648   171,402      197,246
2010         409,273   190,059      219,214
2011         457,658   206,591      251,067
2012         474,727   218,965      255,762
2013         484,145   224,651      259,495
2014         490,074   232,628      257,447
2015         468,306   235,052      233,254

2015: Aug    467,527   236,896      230,631
      Sept   465,982   237,050      228,932
      Oct    462,883   234,118      228,765
      Nov    463,421   236,149      227,272
      Dec    456,311   231,003      225,308

2016: Jan    455,773   234,743      221,030
      Feb    453,120   232,924      220,196
      Mar    454,540   231,225      223,315
      Apr    456,328   232,208      224,120
      May    456,889   231,421      225,468
      June   459,724   232,448      227,276
      July   458,002   232,559      225,443
      Aug    458,056   232,178      225,878

Period         Manufacturers' inventories (2)

              Total    Durable   Nondurable
                        goods       goods

              Millions of dollars, seasonally
                 adjusted, except as noted

2006         522,241   317,357      204,884
2007         561,058   334,520      226,538
2008         542,272   329,751      212,521
2009         503,657   294,639      209,018
2010         552,664   321,356      231,308
2011         605,969   352,642      253,327
2012         624,988   367,396      257,592
2013         631,407   370,943      260,464
2014         642,963   390,237      252,726
2015         626,044   388,040      238,004

2015: Aug    635,948   392,183      243,765
      Sept   633,129   390,375      242,754
      Oct    630,448   388,396      242,052
      Nov    627,510   386,932      240,578
      Dec    626,044   388,040      238,004

2016: Jan    624,097   386,984      237,113
      Feb    621,755   385,682      236,073
      Mar    621,311   385,062      236,249
      Apr    620,455   383,677      236,778
      May    619,667   382,258      237,409
      June   619,472   381,715      237,757
      July   620,953   383,221      237,732
      Aug    621,952   383,821      238,131

Period          Manufacturers' new orders (1)  Manufacturers'
                                                  unfilled
              Total         Durable goods        orders (2)

                        Total      Capital
                                    goods
                                 industries,
                                  nondefense

                       Millions of dollars, seasonally
                          adjusted, except as noted

2006         424,137   219,691        74,114          798,188
2007         449,752   230,383        79,790          946,680
2008         454,344   216,650        73,286          995,368
2009         350,478   153,232        48,926          826,011
2010         407,992   188,778        62,309          871,124
2011         459,305   208,238        71,753          954,457
2012         475,809   220,047        77,674        1,014,065
2013         485,281   225,786        80,831        1,071,455
2014         494,123   236,676        81,975        1,163,928
2015         462,797   229,543        73,726        1,135,712

2015: Aug    460,477   229,846        75,189        1,147,266
      Sept   452,625   223,693        68,289        1,137,078
      Oct    463,278   234,513        78,254        1,140,503
      Nov    459,779   232,507        72,930        1,140,188
      Dec    448,710   223,402        61,792        1,135,712

2016: Jan    452,786   231,756        74,141        1,135,979
      Feb    444,277   224,081        68,288        1,130,286
      Mar    451,814   228,499        68,490        1,130,702
      Apr    459,849   235,729        74,184        1,137,162
      May    454,295   228,827        72,920        1,137,551
      June   446,331   219,055        64,987        1,127,237
      July   452,391   226,948        70,020        1,124,837
      Aug    453,135   227,257        67,152        1,123,200

Period          Manufacturers'
             inventory/shipments
                  ratio (3)

                 Millions of
             dollars, seasonally
               adjusted, except
                   as noted

2006                        1.20
2007                        1.22
2008                        1.27
2009                        1.39
2010                        1.28
2011                        1.29
2012                        1.30
2013                        1.30
2014                        1.31
2015                        1.36

2015: Aug                   1.36
      Sept                  1.36
      Oct                   1.36
      Nov                   1.35
      Dec                   1.37

2016: Jan                   1.37
      Feb                   1.37
      Mar                   1.37
      Apr                   1.36
      May                   1.36
      June                  1.35
      July                  1.36
      Aug                   1.36

(1) Annual data are averages of monthly not seasonally adjusted
figures; monthly data are seasonally adjusted totals for month.
Shipments are the same as sales.

(2) Seasonally adjusted, end of period.

(3) Annual data are averages of seasonally adjusted monthly ratios.

Note: Manufacturers' nondurable new orders (not shown) are the same
as nondurable shipments. Also, there are no unfilled nondurable
orders; data shown for total unfilled orders are durable unfilled
orders.

Total and durable shipments and inventories include data on
semiconductors; new and unfilled orders do not.

Source: Department of Commerce (Bureau of the Census).
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