Extension without change of a currently approved collection
36 Months From Approved
This survey collects data on unfilled
orders from manufacturing companies. The results are used to
benchmark the unfilled orders estimates tabulated in the monthly
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders (M3) survey.
Emphasis is placed on those industries that maintain unfilled
orders as currently measured in the M3 Survey. The M3 survey
collects monthly data on the value of shipments, inventories, and
new and unfilled orders from manufacturing companies. The orders,
as well as the shipments and inventory data, are valuable tools for
analysts of business cycle conditions. The data are used by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Counsel of Economic Advisors, the
Federal Reserve Board, the Conference Board and members of the
business community such as the National Association of
Manufacturers, the media, and business analysts.