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2002 Economic Census
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1997 - 1992

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1997 Economic Census

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How to Find the Latest Business Data

The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years. Data for 2002 are available. Data for 2007 will be collected in 2008 and published in 2009 and 2010.

The Census Bureau also publishes a variety of data on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis. Except as noted below, these "current" programs are limited to national data.

Click on year to go to latest data.
Programs with national and subnational data
  U.S. States Metro
Cities ZIP
Economic Census 2007, 2002 2007 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002
Survey of Business Owners   (incl. minorities, women) 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002
Statistics of U.S. Businesses  (firms by size) 2006 2006 2006
Statistics of U.S. Businesses  (estab. births, deaths) 2005 2005 2005 2005
County Business Patterns 2006 2006 2006 2006   2006
Nonemployer Statistics   2007 2007 2007 2007
Business Dynamics Statistics  (firm size and age) 2005 2005    
Local Employment Dynamics Qtrly Workforce Indicators   2008 2008 2008    
Commodity Flow Survey 2007 2002        
Annual Survey of Manufactures 2006 2006
Building Permits 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
Governments 2007 2007 2007 2007
Foreign Trade: State Exports 2008 2008

Other national data
Multi-sector data:
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) 2007
Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Survey 2007
Quarterly Financial Report 2008
E-Commerce Statistics 2005
Business Expenses Survey 2002
Sector-specific data:
Construction, Mining,
Retail, Wholesale Trade
Service sectors
Data more frequent than annual
Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3)
Current Industrial Reports (selected)
Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services
Monthly Retail Sales and Inventories
Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey
Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS)
Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits
Quarterly Financial Report
Quarterly Services Survey
Retail E-Commerce Sales
Current Industrial Reports (selected)
Local Employment Dynamics: QWI

All other data sets linked
above are annual, except
for the Economic Census
and Survey of Business Owners

See also the discussion of assembling time series data before and after 1997.

Special topics
Overview - E-Stats - Concentration ratios - Economy-wide programs - Financial characteristics of companies - Governments - International trade: imports and exports - Minority- and women-owned business - NAICS - NAPCS - Research - Small business


Economic data about people or households
Income ·  Poverty ·  Labor force ·  Households

Economic data from other federal agencies
Gross Domestic Product - GDP (BEA)
Wages, prices, unemployment, jobs, consumer expenditures (BLS)
Federal Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
Other federal agencies (FedStats)

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