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2012 NAICS: 492 - Couriers and messengers




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Guide to All Census Bureau Data Sources for This Industry


Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)Quarterly2Q 2014U.S.Selected Services 2- thru 4-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
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
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
Business Expenses (BES)Every 5 years2007U.S.Selected 2- thru 5-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
Economic CensusAdvance 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
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: Product Lines Product Lines Statistics by Kind of Business for the U.S. 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island Areas Geographic Area Series Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, P 2012 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Legal Form of Organization 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Sales/Receipts/Revenue/Shipments Size 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Employment Size 2007
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 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

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Definition


Industries in the Couriers and Messengers subsector provide intercity and/or local delivery of parcels and documents (including express delivery services) without operating under a universal service obligation. These articles can be described as those that may be handled by one person without using special equipment. This allows the collection, pick-up, and delivery operations to be done with limited labor costs and minimal equipment. Sorting and transportation activities, where necessary, are generally mechanized. The restriction to small parcels partly distinguishes these establishments from those in the transportation industries. The complete network of courier services establishments also distinguishes these transportation services from local messenger and delivery establishments in this subsector. This includes the establishments that perform intercity transportation as well as establishments that, under contract to them, perform local pick-up and delivery. Messengers, which usually deliver within a metropolitan or single urban area, may use bicycle, foot, small truck, or van.

Comparability


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