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2012 NAICS: 511 - Publishing industries (except internet)




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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)MonthlyFeb 2014U.S.Selected 3- thru 6-digits
Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)Quarterly4Q 2013U.S.Selected 3 digits
Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)Quarterly4Q 2013U.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)Annual2011U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
E-Stats (E-Commerce Statistics) (E-STAT)Annual2011U.S.Selected 2- thru 5-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2011U.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 years2007American 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 County Business Patterns 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns by Legal Form of Organization 2011 2010 2009 2008
County Business Patterns for PR and the Island Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008
ZIP Code Business Statistics ZIP Code Business Patterns by Employment Size Class 2011 2010 2009 2008
Economic CensusAdvance Report Advance Comparative Statistics for the US2012 2007
Advance Summary Statistics for the US2012 2007
Comparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Economy-Wide Key Statistics for Employers and Nonemployers2012 2007 2002
Summary Statistics for ... States, Metro Areas, Counties, Places 2007 2002
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Legal Form of Organization for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Subject Series: Miscellaneous Subjects End of Year Inventories for 2007 and 2006 for the US 2007 2002
Exported Services for the US and States 2007 2002
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S. and States 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island AreasGeographic Area Series Comparative Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business 2007
General Statistics by Kind of Business and Employment Size 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 for Selected Kinds of Business by Mall or Shopping Center Location 2007
Selected Expenses and Rental Payments by Kind of Business 2007
Share of Sales/Receipts/Revenue by Kind of Business Accounted for by the 4, 8, 20, and 50 Largest Establishments 2007
Nonemployer StatisticsNonemployer Statistics Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Counties, Metro Areas 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Nonemployers by Legal Form of Organization for the US and States 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007

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Definition


Industries in the Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector group establishments engaged in the publishing of newspapers, magazines, other periodicals, and books, as well as directory and mailing list and software publishing. In general, these establishments, which are known as publishers, issue copies of works for which they usually possess copyright. Works may be in one or more formats including traditional print form, CD-ROM, or proprietary electronic networks. Publishers may publish works originally created by others for which they have obtained the rights and/or works that they have created in-house. Software publishing is included here because the activity, creation of a copyrighted product and bringing it to market, is equivalent to the creation process for other types of intellectual products.

In NAICS, publishing--the reporting, writing, editing, and other processes that are required to create an edition of a newspaper--is treated as a major economic activity in its own right, rather than as a subsidiary activity to a manufacturing activity, printing. Thus, publishing is classified in the Information sector; whereas, printing remains in the NAICS Manufacturing sector. In part, the NAICS classification reflects the fact that publishing increasingly takes place in establishments that are physically separate from the associated printing establishments. More crucially, the NAICS classification of book and newspaper publishing is intended to portray their roles in a modern economy, in which they do not resemble manufacturing activities.

Music publishers are not included in the Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector, but are included in the Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries subsector. Reproduction of prepackaged software is treated in NAICS as a manufacturing activity; on-line distribution of software products is in the Information sector, and custom design of software to client specifications is included in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services sector. These distinctions arise because of the different ways that software is created, reproduced, and distributed.

The Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector does not include establishments that publish exclusively on the Internet. Establishments publishing exclusively on the Internet are included in Subsector 519, Other Information Service. The Publishing Industries (except Internet) subsector also excludes products, such as manifold business forms. Information is not the essential component of these items. Establishments producing these items are included in Subsector 323, Printing and Related Support Activities.

Comparability


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