Total Value of Shipments and Receipts for Services

Includes the net selling values, “Free on Board” (FOB) mine or plant after discounts and allowances (exclusive of freight and excise taxes), of all products shipped, both primary and secondary, as well as all miscellaneous receipts, such as installation and repair, sales of scrap, and sales of products bought and sold without further processing. Included are all products physically shipped by the establishments, whether sold, transferred to other plants of the same company, or shipped on consignment. For products transferred to other establishments of the same company, or prepared on a custom or toll basis, companies were requested to report the estimated value, not merely the cost of producing the product.

In the case of multiunit companies, the mineral operation was requested to report the value of products transferred to other establishments of the same company at full economic or commercial value, including not only the direct cost of production but also a reasonable proportion of “all other costs” (including company overhead) and profit.

In addition to the value for NAICS defined products, aggregates of the following categories of miscellaneous receipts are reported as part of a total establishment's value of shipments and receipts for services:

  1. Receipts for services — receipts for work or services that an establishment performed for others.
  2. Value of resales — sales of products brought and sold without further processing.
  3. Other miscellaneous receipts — includes repair work, installation, sales of scrap, etc.

Industry primary product value of shipments and receipts for services represents one of three components of value of shipments and receipts for services. These components are:

  1. Primary product value of shipments and receipts for services.
  2. Secondary product value of shipments and receipts for services.
  3. Value of resales.

An establishment is classified in a particular NAICS industry when its shipments of a particular group of products exceed in value its shipments of products classified in any other single industry.

An establishment’s value of shipments and receipts for services include those products assigned to an industry (primary products), those considered primary to other industries (secondary products), receipts for services and miscellaneous activities, and the value of resales.

Value of product shipments represents the total value of all products shipped that are classified as primary to an industry and includes those that were shipped by all mining and manufacturing establishments regardless of their industry classification.

Duplication in cost of supplies, etc., and value of shipments and receipts for services

The aggregate of the cost of supplies, etc., and value of shipments and receipts for services figures for industry groups and all mining industries includes some duplication since the products of some industries are used as supplies by others. Some duplication exists because of the inclusion of minerals transferred from one establishment to another for mineral preparation or resale. Duplication may also exist within the products of some individual industries where minerals shipped for preparation are also reported as the prepared product by another establishment.