Alphabetically arranged, this guide contains references to important primary sources of statistical information for the United States. Secondary sources have been included if the information contained in them is presented in a particularly convenient form or if primary sources are not readily available. Nonrecurrent publications presenting compilations or estimates for years later than 1990, or types of data not available in regular series, are also included. Data are also available in press releases.
Valuable information may also be found in state reports, foreign statistical abstract, which are included at the end of this appendix, and in reports for particular commodities, industries, or similar segments of our economic and social structures, many of which are not included here.
Publications listed under each subject are divided into two main groups: "U.S. Government" and Nongovernment. The location of the publisher of each report is given except for federal agencies located in Washington, DC. Most federal publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, tel. 202-512-1800, (Web site <http://www.access.gpo.gov>) or from the Government Printing Office bookstores in certain major cities. In some cases, federal publications may be obtained from the issuing agency.[an error occurred while processing this directive]