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.
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