Annual Capital Expenditures Survey

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Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (1994-2013)

The scope of the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) has changed over the years.

  • In survey years 1994 and 1995, data were collected from only companies with five or more employees . Beginning with the 1996 survey year, data were collected from companies with one or more employees, and from companies without employees.
  • Beginning with the 1999 survey year, aggregated data are published for companies with employees for 3-digit and selected 4-digit industries from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The 1998 survey year was the final year the U.S. Census Bureau published the ACES data using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System. The 1998 SIC-based estimates were restated on a NAICS basis for bridging purposes in the 1999 ACES report.
  • SIC-based data are not comparable to NAICS. NAICS was developed jointly by the United States, Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America. The following URL contains detailed information about NAICS and provides a comparison of the SIC and NAICS systems:

Excel spreadsheets are not fully annotated. Please refer to the full report for complete annotation. Only a subset of the tables from the full report for survey years 1994 to 1999 are available in HTML format.

  Archived Reports (NAICS-basis)

Year Full Report
2012 HTML
2011 HTML
2010 HTML
2009 HTML
2008 HTML
2007 HTML
2006 HTML

Note: Publication in Abode PDF file format was discontinued with survey year 2005.

Year Full Report List of Tables
2005 [PDF, 3.2MB] HTML
2004 [PDF, 2.1MB] HTML
2003 [PDF, 7.4MB] HTML  [Important Note]
2002 [PDF, 1.7MB] HTML  [Important Note]
2001 [PDF, 3.7MB] HTML
2000 [PDF, 1.2MB] HTML
1999 [PDF, 1.2MB] HTML

  Archived Reports (SIC-basis): Not Comparable to NAICS

Year Full Report List of Tables
1998 [PDF, .9MB] HTML
1997 [PDF, .9MB] HTML
1996 [PDF, .8MB] HTML
1995 [PDF, .4MB] HTML
1994 [PDF, .3MB] HTML

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Annual Capital Expenditures | (301) 763-3324 |  Last Revised: July 08, 2015