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2012 NAICS: 48-49 - Transportation and warehousing




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Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)Quarterly1Q 2014U.S.Selected Services 2- thru 4-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
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
E-Stats (E-Commerce Statistics) (E-STAT)Annual2012U.S.Selected 2- thru 5-digits
Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICT)Annual2011U.S.2-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2012U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Service Annual Survey (SAS)Annual2012U.S.Selected Services 3- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-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

Links to Economic Data for Programs Published on AFF


Program Series Table Title Data Years Available
County Business PatternsGeographic Area Series Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns by Legal Form of Organization 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns for Puerto Rico and the Island Areas 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Geography Area Series: County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class for Puerto Rico and the Island Areas 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
ZIP Code Business Statistics ZIP Code Business Statistics: Zip Code Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economic Census Advance Report Advance Summary Statistics for the US 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
Core Statistics All sectors: Core Business Statistics Series: Advance Summary Statistics for the U.S. (2012 NAICS Basis): 2012 2012
Geographic Area Series All sectors: Geographic Area Series: Economy-Wide Key Statistics: 2012 2012 2007 2002
Summary Statistics for ... States and Metro Areas 2007 2002
Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007 2002
Subject Series: Miscellaneous Subjects Enterprise Support Establishments by Industry Served for the U.S. 2007 2002
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines Statistics by Kind of Business for the U.S. 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island Areas Geographic Area Series Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 and 2007 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Legal Form of Organization for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Sales/Receipts/Revenue/Shipments Size of Establishments for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Employment Size of Establishments for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Gender Status of Ownership for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Citizenship Status of Ownership for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business and Ethnicity Status of Ownership for U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: Sales by Kind of Business and Class of Customer for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012
E-Commerce Statistics 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: Capital Expenditures and Depreciation Charges for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands: 2012 2012
Share of Sales/Receipts/Revenue by Kind of Business Accounted for by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Establishments 2007
Selected Expenses and Rental Payments by Kind of Business 2007
Nonemployer Statistics Geographic Area Series 0 Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Legal Form of Organization: 2012 2012
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Metropolitan Areas, and Counties: 2012 2012
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Receipt Size Class: 2012 2012 2011 2010 2009
Nonemployer Statistics Nonemployers by Legal Form of Organization for the US and States 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Counties, Metro Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Survey of Business Owners Survey of Business Owners Firms by Gender, Ethnicity, Race for US, States, Counties, Pl, MA 2007
Firms by Ethnicity, Receipts Size of Firm for the U.S. and States 2007
Firms by Ethnicity, Employment Size of Firm for U.S. and States 2007

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Definition


The Transportation and Warehousing sector includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline.

The Transportation and Warehousing sector distinguishes three basic types of activities: subsectors for each mode of transportation, a subsector for warehousing and storage, and a subsector for establishments providing support activities for transportation. In addition, there are subsectors for establishments that provide passenger transportation for scenic and sightseeing purposes, postal services, and courier services.

A separate subsector for support activities is established in the sector because, first, support activities for transportation are inherently multimodal, such as freight transportation arrangement, or have multimodal aspects. Secondly, there are production process similarities among the support activity industries.

One of the support activities identified in the support activity subsector is the routine repair and maintenance of transportation equipment (e.g., aircraft at an airport, railroad rolling stock at a railroad terminal, or ships at a harbor or port facility). Such establishments do not perform complete overhauling or rebuilding of transportation equipment (i.e., periodic restoration of transportation equipment to original design specifications) or transportation equipment conversion (i.e., major modification to systems). An establishment that primarily performs factory (or shipyard) overhauls, rebuilding, or conversions of aircraft, railroad rolling stock, or a ship is classified in Subsector 336, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing according to the type of equipment.

Many of the establishments in this sector often operate on networks, with physical facilities, labor forces, and equipment spread over an extensive geographic area.

Warehousing establishments in this sector are distinguished from merchant wholesaling in that the warehouse establishments do not sell the goods.

Excluded from this sector are establishments primarily engaged in providing travel agent services that support transportation and other establishments, such as hotels, businesses, and government agencies. These establishments are classified in Sector 56, Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services. Also, establishments primarily engaged in providing rental and leasing of transportation equipment without operator are classified in Subsector 532, Rental and Leasing Services.

For the 2012 Economic Census and the 2012 Survey of Business Owners, Subsector 482, Rail Transportation and Subsector 491, Postal Service are out of scope. For the 2007 Survey of Business Owners, Scheduled Passenger Air Transportaion was not included in the 2007 data.

Comparability


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