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This Overview describes Census Bureau programs that provide statistics about U.S. businesses and governments. Each description includes links to data products, related programs and additional information. "Programs" are major data collection, business list and research data operations, including some funded by other agencies or sponsors. All active programs are included along with discontinued programs of continuing interest. Links are provided to electronic data elsewhere at this site.
Sectors covered by programs in Census Bureau Economy Overview.
Multi-Sector (Programs covering several sectors)
Construction (Buildings, alterations and public works)
Governments (Local, state and Federal agencies)
Foreign Trade (Exports, imports and participants)
Manufacturing (Companies, operations and shipments, products)
Mining (Minerals, gases and initial processing)
Retail (Merchandise for personal or home use)
Services (Personal, business and transport services)
Wholesale (Merchandise for business use)
Census Bureau data, list and research programs covering businesses in several industries
Survey of Business Owners (including minority- and women-owned businesses)
Survey of Businesses (1994 only)
Characteristics of Business Owners Survey (discontinued after 1992)
Investment Plans Survey (discontinued 1996; formerly the Plant and Equipment Survey)
Report of Organization Survey (also known as Company Organization Survey)
Business Expenditures Supplement (formerly the Business Expenses Survey)
Plant and Equipment Survey (discontinued 1994, replaced by the Investment Plans Survey)
Retail and Services Area Survey (discontinued in 1993)
Census Bureau programs covering residential, commercial and public building, alterations, and repairs
Census of Construction Industries, see Economic Census
Census Bureau programs covering local, state and Federal agencies and activities.
State & Local Government Organization, Finance and Employment
Local Government School System Finance Survey (formerly Education Finance Survey)
Federal Government Financial Systems
State & Local Government Activities
State & Local Government Activites
Census Bureau programs covering U.S. imports, exports, traders, brokers, and trade flows.
Census Bureau data and research programs covering manufacturers, production processes, shipments, and industrial products
Census of Manufactures, see Economic Census
Manufacturers' Shipments to Federal Agencies (discontinued after 1992)
Annual Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (discontinued after 2006)
Current Industrial Reports (Industrial products)
Manufacturing Technology Surveys (discontinued after 1993)
Census Bureau program covering mineral and gas extraction and processing
Census of Mineral Industries, see Economic Census
Census Bureau programs covering businesses selling and products sold for individual use
Census of Retail Trade, see Economic Census
Census Bureau programs covering businesses that provide personal, business and other services
Census of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, see Economic Census
Census of Service Industries, see Economic Census
Census of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities, see Economic Census
Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (discontinued after 2002)
Service Annual Survey: Selected Transportation and Warehousing, See Service Annual Survey
Census Bureau programs covering businesses selling and products sold for use by other businesses
Census of Wholesale Trade, see Economic Census