Capacity - The maximum
quantity of a product that can be produced in a plant in 1 day
if operating for 24 hours. Includes the capacity of idle plants
until the plant is reported to be destroyed, dismantled, or abandoned.
Consumption - Materials used in
producing or processing a product or otherwise removing the product
from the inventory.
Exports - Includes all types of
products shipped to foreign countries, or to agents or exporters
for reshipment to foreign countries.
Gross shipments - The quantity
or value of physical shipments from domestic establishments of
all products sold, transferred to other establishments of the
same company, or shipped on consignment, whether for domestic
or export sale or use. Shipments of products purchased for resale
are omitted. Shipments of products made under toll arrangements
are included. Interplant transfers. Shipments to other domestic
plants within a company for further assembly, fabrication, or
Inventories - The quantity or
value of finished goods, work in progress, and materials on hand.
Machinery in place - The number
of machines of a particular type in place as of a particular date
whether the machinery was used for production, prototype, or sampling,
or was idle. Machinery in place includes all machinery set up
in operating positions.
Net receipts - Derived by subtracting
the materials held at the end of the previous month from the sum
of materials used during the current month.
Production - The total volume
of products produced, including: products sold; products transferred
or added to inventory after adjustments for breakage, shrinkage,
and obsolescence, plus any other inventory adjustment; and products
that undergo further manufacture at the same establishment.
Quantities produced and consumed
- Quantities of each type of product produced by a company for
internal consumption within that same company.
Quantity and value of new orders
- The sales value of orders received during the current reporting
period for products and services to be delivered immediately or
at some future date. Also represents the net sales value of contract
change documents that increase or decrease the sales value of
the orders to which they are related, when the parties concerned
are in substantial agreement as to the amount involved. Included
as orders are only those that are supported by binding legal documents
such as signed contracts or letter contracts.
Quantity and value of shipments
- The figures on quantity and value of shipments represent physical
shipments of all products sold, transferred to other establishments
of the same company, or shipped on consignment, whether for domestic
or export sale. The value represents the net sales price, f.o.b.
plant, to the customer or branch to which the products are shipped,
net of discounts, allowances, freight charges, and returns. Shipments
to a company's own branches are assigned the same value as comparable
appropriate allocation of company overhead and profit. Products
bought and resold without further manufacture are excluded.
Stocks - Total quantity of ending
Unfilled orders (backlog) - Calculated
by adding net new orders and subtracting net sales from the backlog
at the end of the preceding year.
The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of data for the Current Industrial Report (CIR) program. In preparation for the FY 2012 budget, the Census Bureau did a comprehensive review of a number of programs. The review concluded it necessary to terminate and reduce some existing programs in order to secure funding for new programs and manage cyclical increases for other data collection programs. The Census Bureau consulted with key federal data users on relative program priorities and specifically about the consequences of terminating the CIR program. While few data users wanted to eliminate this existing data source, the availability of manufacturing data from the Annual Survey of Manufactures and the 5-year Economic Census, help mitigate the loss of the CIR data products.
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