Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-064-001-1-1-United States-USCEN-1958

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Manufactures' shipments, inventories, and orders M3-1(86) published and unpublished data, 1958-1986.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 12/10/1996

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: These data were obtained from CISER. Note that over 50 categories which have not been published are included on this file. Please be advised that they may not be as reliable as the higher level aggregates that are published. Each unpublished series is indicated as such by an asterisk next to the record number in Appendix A of the documentation.

Access Status: Unlimited access

Date Ordered: 12/10/1996

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy documentation.

Abstract: The universe is all manufacturing companies. The sample is based on information from manufacturing companies with 1,000 or more employees, as well as selected smaller companies included to strengthen the sample coverage in individual industry categories.

Data are available for most 2-digit SIC codes on values of shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, total inventories, materials and supplies inventories, finished goods inventories, inventory to shipments ratios and unfilled orders to shipments ratios. Data on shipments, new orders, unfilled orders, and total inventories also are provided for 73 combinations of 4-digit SIC codes, including over 50 unpublished categories (see Study Comment field).

Please note that there is a break in all of the inventory series between December 1981 and January 1982. Data prior to 1982 are book value estimates based on a mix of inventory valuation methods. For 1982 and later, data are valued on a current cost basis.

Effective with the January 1982 data period, 62 series are no longer being seasonally adjusted, because of the absence of identifiable seasonal patters in the historical data. For these series, the not seasonally adjusted data for January 1982-December 1986 appear in both the "Blank" and "S" suffixed series. The unadjusted data are included in both the seasonally adjusted and unadjusted aggregates.

Geographic Coverage: Data are available at the National level only.

Media/File Reports:

7122 (CD-ROM)
7123 (CD-ROM)
7411 (CD-Rom)
7412 (CD-Rom)
9004 (SSCC network drive)