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Business Expenses

Business Expenses data is avilable for 13 of the 18 sectors covered by the Economic Census. The amount of data available will also vary by sector. Some sectors provide a high level explanation of Operating Expenses (e.g. Sector 54: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services ), while other sectors provide a more detailed explanation of expenses (e.g. Sector 31 - 33 Manufacturing ).

Data is available for the United States, and in some sectors States, Counties, and Places.

Business Expenses by Sector for the United States

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Additional data sources »

NAICS Sector 2007 Data 2002 Data 1997 Data
21 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
22 Utilities link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
23 Construction link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
31-33 Manufacturing link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
42 Wholesale Trade link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
44-45 Retail Trade NA NA  NA
48-49 Transportation and Warehousing link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
51 Information link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
52 Finance and Insurance NA NA  NA
53 Real Estate and Rental and Leasing link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
54 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
55 Management of Companies and Enterprises NA NA  NA
56 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services NA NA  NA
61 Educational Services link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
62 Health Care and Social Assistance link to American FactFinder link to AmericanFactFinder  PDF
71 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF
72 Accommodation and Food Services NA NA   NA
81 Other Services (except Public Administration) link to American FactFinder link to American FactFinder  PDF

Additional Business Expense Statistics Data

  • Economic Census of Island Areas covers business expenses and other statistics for the Island Areas.
  • Annual Survey of Manufacturers covers business expenses and other statistics for the manufacturing sector in two year increments.
  • Business Expenses Supplement covers business expenses for a part of sector 42 and all of sectors 44-45 and 72.
  • Service Annual Survey covers business expenses and other statistics for service sectors on a yearly basis.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: May 22, 2014