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2012 NAICS: 331 - Primary metal manufacturing




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Guide to All Census Bureau Data Sources for This Industry


Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
U.S. International Trade Statistics (imports and exports) (FTD)MonthlyJul 2014U.S.Selected 3- thru 6-digits
Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)Quarterly2Q 2014U.S.Selected 3 digits
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)Quarterly4Q 2013States, counties, metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES)Annual2012U.S.Selected 2- thru 6-digits
Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM)Annual2011U.S., statesSelected Manufacturing 2- thru 6-digits
Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS)AnnualU.S.Selected 2- thru 4-digits
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Exports from Manufacturing Establishments (MFGEXP)Annual2011U.S.Selected Manufacturing 2- and 3-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2012U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)Every 5 years2012U.S., states. metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census of Island Areas (IA)Every 5 years2012American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands2-thru 5 digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS)Irregular2010U.S.Selected Manufacturing 2- thru 6-digits

Links to Economic Data for Programs Published on AFF


Program Series Table Title Data Years Available
Annual Survey of ManufacturesGeneral Statistics Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries 2008
Geographic Area Statistics Statistics for All Manufacturing by State 2008
Commodity Flow Survey CFS Advance Report Shipment Characteristics by Industry 2007
Exports Series Shipment Characteristics by NAICS 2007
Geographic Area Series Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Mode 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Distance Shipped 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Shipment Weight 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Commodity 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Mode by Distance Shipped for the U.S. 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Mode by Shipment Weight for the U.S. 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by NAICS by Mode by Commodity for the U.S. 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Origination Geography by Destination Geography by NAICS by Mode 2007
Shipment Characteristics by Destination Geography by NAICS by Mode 2007
Hazardous Materials Series HazMat Shipment Characteristics by NAICS for the U.S. 2007
HazMat Shipment Characteristics by NAICS by Mode for the U.S. 2007
Economic Census Advance Report All sectors: Core Business Statistics Series: Advance Summary Statistics for the U.S. (2012 NAICS Basis): 2012 2012 2007
Advance Comparative Statistics for the US 2007
Comparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series All sectors: Geographic Area Series: Economy-Wide Key Statistics: 2012 2012 2007 2002
Industry Statistics for States, MSAs, Counties, Places 2007 2002
Location of Manufacturing Establishments by Employment Size 2007
Subject Series: Concentration Ratios Share of Value of Shipmts by the 4, 8, 20, & 50 Largest Companies 2007 2002
Share of Value Added by the 4, 8, 20, & 50 Largest Companies 2007 2002
Summary Series: General Summary Industry Statistics for the U.S. 2007 2002
Detailed Statistics for the U.S. 2007 2002
Statistics by Employment Size of Establishment for the U.S. 2007
Method of Inventory Valuation for the U.S. 2007 2002
Inventories with LIFO Valuation for the U.S. 2007 2002
Statistics by Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island Areas Geographic Area Series Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, P 2012
Industry series Comparative Statistics by Industry 2007
General Statistics by Industry 2007
Selected Statistics by Industry and Legal Form of Organization 2007
Selected Statistics by Industry, Employment Size, and Legal Form of Organization 2007
Value of Shipments by Industry 2007
Cost of Materials by Industry 2007
Share of Value of Shipments by Indusry Accounted for by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Establishments 2007
Value of Products Shipped and Contract Receipts by Industry and Country of Destination 2007
Value of Products Shipped by Industry and Class of Customer 2007
Number of Production Workers and Hours Worked by Industry 2007
Inventories by Stage of Fabrication by Industry 2007
Capital Expenditures and Rental Payments for Plant and Equipment by Industry 2007
Nonemployer Statistics Nonemployer Statistics Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Legal Form of Organization: 2012 2012 2007
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Metropolitan Areas, and Counties: 2012 2012 2007
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Receipt Size Class: 2012 2012
Survey of Business Owners Survey of Business Owners Firms by Industry, Gender, Ethnicity, Race for the U.S., States 2007

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Definition


Industries in the Primary Metal Manufacturing subsector smelt and/or refine ferrous and nonferrous metals from ore, pig or scrap, using electrometallurgical and other process metallurgical techniques. Establishments in this subsector also manufacture metal alloys and superalloys by introducing other chemical elements to pure metals. The output of smelting and refining, usually in ingot form, is used in rolling, drawing, and extruding operations to make sheet, strip, bar, rod, or wire, and in molten form to make castings and other basic metal products.

Primary manufacturing of ferrous and nonferrous metals begins with ore or concentrate as the primary input. Establishments manufacturing primary metals from ore and/or concentrate remain classified in the primary smelting, primary refining, or iron and steel mill industries regardless of the form of their output. Establishments primarily engaged in secondary smelting and/or secondary refining recover ferrous and nonferrous metals from scrap and/or dross. The output of the secondary smelting and/or secondary refining industries is limited to shapes, such as ingot or billet, that will be further processed. Recovery of metals from scrap often occurs in establishments that are primarily engaged in activities, such as rolling, drawing, extruding, or similar processes.

Excluded from the Primary Metal Manufacturing subsector are establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing ferrous and nonferrous forgings (except ferrous forgings made in steel mills) and stampings. Although forging, stamping, and casting are all methods used to make metal shapes, forging and stamping do not use molten metals and are included in Subsector 332, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing. Establishments primarily engaged in operating coke ovens are classified in Industry 32419, Other Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing.

Comparability


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007, 2002 and 1997 NAICS codes.