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Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM)

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Overview

The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee.

  • Conducted annually, except for years ending in 2 and 7, at which time ASM statistics are included in the manufacturing sector of the Economic Census.
  • The economic census manufacturing sector is the universe from which the ASM sample frame is selected and provides more detailed statistics.
  • Provides statistics on employment, payroll, supplemental labor costs, cost of materials consumed, operating expenses, value of shipments, value added by manufacturing, detailed capital expenditures, fuels and electric energy used, and inventories.
  • ASM/CIR Product Class Comparability Table
  • The three data sets issued from the ASM are listed below.

Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries

This file presents manufacturing establishments statistics at the three-, four-, five-, and six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels.


Value of Product Shipments

This file presents shipments statistics for the 471 six-digit NAICS product groups and approximately 1,384 seven-digit NAICS product classes.



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Annual Survey of Manufactures | (301) 763-4673 |  Last Revised: January 31, 2014