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Definition: NAICS 31-33, Manufacturing

The Manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products. The assembling of component parts of manufactured products is considered manufacturing, except in cases where the activity is appropriately classified in Sector 23, Construction.

Establishments in the Manufacturing sector are often described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power-driven machines and materials-handling equipment. However, establishments that transform materials or substances into new products by hand or in the worker's home and those engaged in selling to the general public products made on the same premises from which they are sold, such as bakeries, candy stores, and custom tailors, may also be included in this sector. Manufacturing establishments may process materials or may contract with other establishments to process their materials for them. Both types of establishments are included in manufacturing.   more

Guide to Data Sources for Manufacturing from the U.S. Census Bureau

Frequency Title (with link to data) Contents Number of Industry Categories Geography
Monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders Value of shipments, inventories, new orders and unfilled orders
89
U.S.
Manufacturing and Trade Inventory and Sales Sales, inventories, and inventory/sales ratios
1
U.S.
Monthly, quarterly, or annual Current Industrial Reports Value of shipments and/or quantity of production for selected 10-digit product categories; not available for most manufacturing categories
N/A
U.S.
Quarterly Quarterly Financial Report Income, retained earnings, balance sheets, and related financial and operating ratios for the domestic operations of manufacturing corporations with assets over $250,000
33
U.S.
Quarterly Plant Capacity Utilization Utilization rate relative to full production capacity and national emergency production capacity
93
U.S.
Quarterly Workforce Indicators Employment, job creation, separations, turnover, average monthly earnings
108
States, metro areas, counties
Annual Annual Survey of Manufactures Value of shipments, cost of materials, employment, payroll for industries by state; more statistics at national level; value of product shipments for 7-digt product classes at national level
614
U.S., states
Business R & D and Innovation Survey Current and projected R&D spending and employment. Data are published by NSF.
28
U.S.
Exports from Manufacturing Establishments Value of shipments and employment related to direct exports and supporting shipments by state and, separately, by subsector
22
U.S., states
Profile of U.S. Exporting Companies Number of exporters and value of exports by employment size of company for the U.S.; number of exporting companies by state
1
U.S., states
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Capital expenditures for structures and equipment for companies with paid employees
40
U.S.
Information and Communication Technology Survey Non-capitalized expenditures for information and communication technology equipment and software
3
U.S.
Business Dynamics Statistics Number of establishments and year-to-year change in employments for births, death, expansions, and contractions by firm age and employment-size. Sector classification is by SIC. Annual
U.S., states
County Business Patterns Employees; payroll; number of establishments with paid employees by employment size of establishment
765
U.S., states, metro areas, counties, ZIP codes, Puerto Rico
E-Stats (E-Commerce Statistics) Total value of shipments and e-commerce value of shipments
22
U.S.
Nonemployer Statistics Number of establishments and sales of firms with no paid employees
59
U.S., states, metro areas, counties
Statistics of U.S. Businesses Number of firms, employees, payroll, (and revenue, for 2002 only) by employment-size of the enterprise
765
U.S., states, metro areas
Statistics of U.S. Businesses -- Employment Change Number of establishments and year-to-year change in employment for births, deaths, expansions, and contractions.
108
U.S., states, metro areas, counties
Management and Organizational Practices Survey The Management and Organizational Practices Survey provides information on the dimensions of organizational capital for sector 31-33.
614
U.S., states
Every 5 years Economic Census Number of establishments, sales, employees, and payroll (for additional topics available, see Economic Census details)
765
U.S., states, metro areas, counties, places, island areas
Economic Census of Island Areas Number of establishments, sales, employees, and payroll for establishments with payroll
Varies
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa
Survey of Business Owners Number of firms, sales, employees, and payroll for all businesses and for businesses owned by females, Hispanics, and major race categories (plus national-only data on veteran status and other owner and business characteristics)
22
U.S., states, metro areas
Irregular Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey Capital expenditures and operating costs for pollution prevention and treatment manufacturing industries by cost category (treatment/capture, prevention, disposal and recycling) and by media (air, water discharge and solid waste).
631
U.S.
Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey Energy consumed by use, value of shipments, employment size Irregular
U.S.

 
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