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Historical Data


Historical M3 Press Releases

Use the menus below to view the historic M3 press releases. All press releases are in Adobe PDF file format and are approximately 1.5mb in size.


Advance Report on Durable Goods Prior Press Releases
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Full Report on Total Manufacturing Prior Press Releases
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Historical Timeseries - NAICS

Composition of Industry Categories (NAICS)  PDF  [.45mb]

M3 Industry and Aggregate Data Series  PDF  [.14mb]

Directions for reading Historical Timeseries NAICS tables  PDF [.19 mb]  

Note: Starting with the April 2010 Reports, estimates for the semiconductor industry will no longer be available separately, but will be included in the computers and electronic products, and all other applicable aggregate totals. Current month numbers are subject to revision! Data are expressed in millions of dollars except when an "IS" or "US" appears. In these cases, data contain two decimals.

Shipments  Excel  [5.1mb]

New Orders  Excel  [3.4mb]

Unfilled Orders  Excel  [3.2mb]

Total Inventory  Excel  [9.1mb]

Inventory to Shipments  Excel  [2.0mb]

Unfilled Orders to Shipments  Excel  [.83mb]

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M3 Survey Revision Information

Summary of Revisions from January 1992 through March 2001  PDF  [.22mb]

Changes and Enhancements in Converting from SIC to NAICS  PDF  [.09mb]

Origination of M3 NAICS Categories from SIC  PDF  [.33mb]

Dispersement of M3 SIC Categories to NAICS  PDF  [.22mb]


Historical Timeseries - SIC (1958-2001)

Directions for reading Historical Timeseries SIC tables  PDF [.43 mb]  

Shipments  Excel  [8.0mb]

New Orders  Excel  [5.5mb]

Unfilled Orders  Excel  [5.2mb]

Total Inventory  Excel  [13.4mb]

Inventory to Shipments  Excel  [2.0mb]

Unfilled Orders to Shipments  Excel  [1.2mb]



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders | (301) 763-4832 Last Revised: April 02, 2014