[Marxism] The Roots of the Pale Green Shoots
sartesian at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 5 10:50:27 MST 2009
Also look at the Economic Indicators from the Census Bureau Economics's
Briefing Room. I think unfilled orders have continued to decline, and
warehouse stocks have also fallen... so they manufacturers might be running
down warehouse stocks, reducing that carrying cost when possible, and then
producing for "just in time delivery," based on reduced demand and shorter
lead times from order to production to shipment.
Here' their latest:
Full Report on Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders
New orders for manufactured goods in September, up five of the last six
months, increased $3.3 billion or 0.9 percent to $356.1 billion, the U.S.
Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.8 percent August decrease.
Excluding transportation, new ordersincreased 0.8 percent. Shipments, up
three of the last four months, increased$2.9 billion or 0.8 percent to
$363.1 billion. This followed a 0.2 percent August decrease.
Unfilled orders, down twelve consecutive months, decreased $3.3 billion or
0.4 percent to $733.3 billion. This was the longest streak of consecutive
monthly decreases since the series was first published on a NAICS basis in
1992. This followed a 0.4 percent August decrease.
The unfilled orders-to-shipments ratio was 5.83, down from 5.97 in
August.Inventories, down thirteen consecutive months, decreased $4.8 billion
or 1.0 percent to $492.6 billion.This was the longest streak of consecutive
monthly decreases since February 2001-May 2002 and followed a 0.9 percent
August decrease. The inventories-toshipments ratio was 1.36, down from 1.38
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