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The Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) is part of a comprehensive program designed to provide detailed and timely information on capital investment in new and used structures and equipment by nonfarm businesses. The survey is based on a sample of approximately 46,000 companies with employees and approximately 30,000 companies without employees. For companies with employees, capital expenditures data are published for industries comprised primarily of three-digit and selected four-digit industries from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
The ACES results are published in full electronic format containing a summary of findings, data tables and figures, definition of terms, an explanation on comparisons with other estimates of capital expenditures, information on sampling and estimation methodologies, and copies of the survey forms and instructions. The data tables are available in Excel spreadsheet format. The electronic publication is posted to the ACES website http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/
Timing of Release
For a given survey year, results from the ACES are published as soon as the data are finalized and cleared for release through the Census Bureau. Clearance is also obtained from the Department of Commerce if the data releases are publicized through a product announcement or press release.
Notification of Release
The scheduled release date is posted on the ACES website.
Outreach to the Media
The ACES data releases may be publicized through a news release, product announcement or tip sheet. Company Statistics Division staff works with a Public Information Office media specialist to determine the most appropriate forum for publicizing the ACES product.
Disclosure avoidance techniques are applied to the ACES estimates to preserve the confidentiality and security of respondent data.
Access to Microdata
Microdata from the ACES are only available for approved uses through the Center for Economic Studies by researchers with Special Sworn Status. See the CES Research Data for a description.
Announcement of Changes in Data Series
When feasible, significant planned changes in data collection, analysis, or estimation methods are announced in the Paperwork Reduction Act Submission required by the Office of Management and Budget every three years for re-authorization of the survey. A description of methods used is included in the published report each survey year.
Revisions and Corrections of Data
Each ACES data release contains a complete set of tables containing revised estimates for the prior survey year. No revisions are made to data collected before the prior survey year. When a significant change is made in industry coding, sampling or estimation methodology, the prior survey year estimates are re-stated using the new methodology to serve as a comparison between the old and new methods.
The Census Bureau's policy for handling unscheduled corrections due to previously unrecognized errors is described in F1-7 of the U.S. Census Bureau Statistical Quality Standards.
In addition to published data, special tabulations of the ACES data may be prepared upon request. Such tabulations are prepared at cost and at the availability of Census Bureau staff resources. Data in these tabulations are summaries subject to the same rules prohibiting disclosure of confidential company-specific information that govern all Census Bureau publications.
Requests for special tabulations, including exact specifications for the type and format of the data requested, should be directed to the Company Statistics Division, firstname.lastname@example.org.