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2012 NAICS: 337 - Furniture and related product manufacturing




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Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
U.S. International Trade Statistics (imports and exports) (FTD)MonthlyJun 2014U.S.Selected 3- thru 6-digits
Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)Quarterly1Q 2014U.S.Selected 3 digits
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)Quarterly4Q 2013States, counties, metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
American Community Survey (ACS)Annual2012U.S, states, counties, places, metros, tractsSelected 2- thru 6-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 ManufacturesGeographic 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
Industry Statistics for States, MSAs, Counties, Places 2007
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
Share of Value Added by the 4, 8, 20, & 50 Largest Companies 2007
Summary Series: General Summary Industry Statistics for the U.S. 2007
Detailed Statistics for the U.S. 2007
Statistics by Employment Size of Establishment for the U.S. 2007
Method of Inventory Valuation for the U.S. 2007
Inventories with LIFO Valuation for the U.S. 2007
Statistics by Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007
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 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing subsector make furniture and related articles, such as mattresses, window blinds, cabinets, and fixtures. The processes used in the manufacture of furniture include the cutting, bending, molding, laminating, and assembly of such materials as wood, metal, glass, plastics, and rattan. However, the production process for furniture is not solely bending metal, cutting and shaping wood, or extruding and molding plastics. Design and fashion trends play an important part in the production of furniture. The integrated design of the article for both esthetic and functional qualities is also a major part of the process of manufacturing furniture. Design services may be performed by the furniture establishment's work force or may be purchased from industrial designers.

Furniture may be made of any material, but the most common ones used in North America are metal and wood. Furniture manufacturing establishments may specialize in making articles primarily from one material. Some of the equipment required to make a wooden table, for example, is different from that used to make a metal one. However, furniture is usually made from several materials. A wooden table might have metal brackets, and a wooden chair a fabric or plastics seat. Therefore, in NAICS, furniture initially is classified based on the type of furniture (application for which it is designed) rather than the material used. For example, an upholstered sofa is treated as household furniture, although it may also be used in hotels or offices.

When classifying furniture according to the component material from which it is made, furniture made from more than one material is classified based on the material used in the frame, or if there is no frame, the predominant component material. Upholstered household furniture (excluding kitchen and dining room chairs with upholstered seats) is classified without regard to the frame material. Kitchen or dining room chairs with upholstered seats are classified according to the frame material.

Furniture may be made on a stock or custom basis and may be shipped assembled or unassembled (i.e., knockdown). The manufacture of furniture parts and frames is included in this subsector.

Some of the processes used in furniture manufacturing are similar to processes that are used in other segments of manufacturing. For example, cutting and assembly occurs in the production of wood trusses that are classified in Subsector 321, Wood Product Manufacturing. However, the multiple processes that distinguish wood furniture manufacturing from wood product manufacturing warrant inclusion of wooden furniture manufacturing in the Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing subsector. Metal furniture manufacturing uses techniques that are also employed in the manufacturing of roll-formed products classified in Subsector 332, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing. The molding process for plastics furniture is similar to the molding of other plastics products. However, plastics furniture producing establishments tend to specialize in furniture.

NAICS attempts to keep furniture manufacturing together, but there are two notable exceptions: seating for transportation equipment and specialized hospital furniture (e.g., hospital beds and operating tables). These exceptions are related to the fact that some of the aspects of the production process for these products, primarily the design, are highly integrated with the other manufactured goods, namely motor vehicles and health equipment.

Comparability


This 2012 NAICS code is comprised of part of 2007 NAICS code 337 (Furniture and related product manufacturing). This 2012 NAICS code is not comparable to any 2002 or 1997 NAICS code.