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The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
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The Geographic Support System Initiative will integrate improved address coverage, spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement.
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Accessing Ancestry Statistics (Tutorial)
Age Search Service (Tutorial)
Accessing Block Group Data Using Summary Retrieval File – June 24, 2014
Note: This webinar is for an intermediate level user having some familiarity with the American Community Survey.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to the block group level of geography through the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the ACS Summary File.
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=a07a6c990f4bb5316eb517e5d8b8f335 | Transcript [PDF] | Presentation [PDF]
Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey Summary File – December 2013
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to the block group level of geography through the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the ACS Summary File
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=a1890dcbfc9bb5135bace302482d2c9a | Presentation [PDF]
American Community Survey (ACS) Overview [PDF] (Presentation)
American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Dual Vintage Variables – March 13, 2014
Advanced users learn about the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and how to work with dual vintages of variables included in the ACS PUMS files. This presentation gives a background of the ACS PUMS files before explaining how to work specifically with dual vintage variables in the 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS files, including Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA), Occupation, and Industry variables.
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=42ff63613df51416645c3dd24948de5e | Transcript [PDF]
American Community Survey Technical Webinar (Media) – September 12, 2013
The Census Bureau held a Web conference to discuss the Sept.19 release of 2012 American Community Survey statistics. The webinar included information about the topics that will be available as well as step-by step guidance on how to access the upcoming statistics, compare geographies and compare statistics over time.
https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=97a4f800da844a37bd3fe77f39d11269 | Transcript [PDF]
American FactFinder E-Tutorials:
The American FactFinder (AFF): Access to Census Statistics – May 2014
Administration on Aging with ACS – Special Tabulation on Aging – September 11, 2013
This webinar is a general overview of the American Community Survey and how the Administration on Aging uses this information for their special tabulation on aging.
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=164436371b303afc150266ad3a11ccb7 | Presentation [PDF]
June 10, 2014 - The Basics of Export Compliance: Understanding the Foreign Trade Regulations
Learn the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Before you export physical goods from the US you must be aware of your role and the reporting requirements.
June 24, 2014 - The Basics of Export Compliance: Classifying your Product
Need help classifying your product for exportation? Learn how to use our intuitive Schedule B Search, and gain an understanding of the classification rules.
Data Dissemination Program: ACS Tips & Tricks
Already familiar with the American Community Survey, come join us to learn what tips and tricks will make your navigating and using the data easier.
Data Dissemination Program: Data Ferrett Session 1 - Intro to Data Ferrett
Search and retrieve data across federal, state, and local surveys. Execute customized variable recoding, create complex tabulations and business graphics. Get access to Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, American Community Survey, American Housing Survey, Small Area Income Poverty Estimates, Population Estimates, Economic Census Area wide Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics data, Centers for Disease Control data, and more.
Economic Census and Economic Programs – August 22, 2013
Economic Indicators: Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Service (MARTS) – August 20, 2013
The Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services is the earliest available monthly estimates of broad-based retail trade activity and consumer spending. The survey provides reliable measures of current economic activity that are essential to an objective assessment of the need for, and impact of, a wide range of public policy decisions.
Economic Indicators: Construction Put in Place – March 12, 2014
The Construction Spending series (otherwise known as the Value of Construction Put in Place) provides monthly estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the U.S. This includes new residential and nonresidential structures as well as improvements to existing structures.
Economic Indicators: International Trade in Goods and Services (FT900) – July 25, 2013
The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services report is the official source of comprehensive data on imports and exports of goods and services in the U.S. This includes data for the most recent month and year on goods by a number of dimensions, including commodity classification, partner country, state, and port to name a few.
Economic Indicators: Housing Vacancies and Homeownership – February 26, 2014
The Housing Vacancies and Homeownership quarterly release provides data on rental and homeowner vacancy rates and homeownership rates for the United States, regions, states, and for the 75 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas, including estimates of the total housing inventory, characteristics of units available for occupancy, and percent distributions of vacant for-rent and for-sale units for the U.S. and regions.
Economic Indicators: Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Sales – February 12, 2014
The Advance Report on Manufacturing that covers shipments, inventories, orders and unfilled orders for manufacturing of durable goods in the U.S. The Full Report includes any revisions to durables from the Advance Report and the addition of the non-durable portion of U.S. manufacturing.
Economic Indicators: Monthly Wholesale Trade – January 22, 2014
The Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey is conducted to provide data on the sales and inventories of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers, Excluding Manufacturers’ Sales Branches and Offices (MSBOs). The survey provides a reliable measure of current economic activity in the wholesale sector that is essential to an objective assessment of the need for and impact of a wide range of public policy decisions.
Economic Indicators: New Residential Construction and Sales – September 25, 2013
The New Residential Construction series provides monthly estimates of the numbers of new privately-owned housing units authorized by permits, started, and completed, as well as the inventories of units authorized but not yet started and units under construction. The New Residential Sales series, provides monthly estimates of the numbers of new houses sold and for sale, as well as the median and average prices of new houses sold.
Economic Indicators: Quarterly Financial Report – January 29, 2014
The Quarterly Financial Report is the sole source of quarterly statistics on the financial results and position of privately and publicly held non-financial corporations in the United States. The program produces statistics on the sales, profits, assets, liabilities, stockholders’ equity, and related financial and operating ratios of corporations in the manufacturing, mining, wholesale trade, information, and professional, scientific and technical services (excluding legal services) sectors.
Economic Indicators: Quarterly Services Survey – March 26, 2014
The Quarterly Services Report is the only source of service industry indicator performance providing estimates of revenue for selected service industries, source-of-revenue estimates for a subset of industries, estimates of total operating expenses from tax-exempt firms in industries that have a large not-for-profit component, as well as estimates of inpatient days and discharges for hospital services.
These in-depth webinars provide the information necessary to understand the changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). Learn about what has changed and how that change will affect you. (Every month we present the same information with different speakers; questions will vary in each session.)
June 5, 2014 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=df9373a4773858d99ca0925da553cb49
May 1, 2014 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=cc097366a0009806e5f885d4abf5d03a
March 6, 2014 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=7223af2365f69929da6f71257e471ed7
January 9, 2014 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=798e828b2410bb1f89e1b67b6c8440cf
December 12, 2013 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=c99c5763b348a73e42e6d570ad4f9ddc
November 7, 2013 - https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=7e727e1ca2577abe2213454cceebeadc
September 5, 2013 -https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=27a0252c675e79dfdc102a4b7d0710b8
August 8, 2013 - https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?RCID=ae78163ebc9464980bfc0239c8de27ee
July 18, 2013 - https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?RCID=ff859df5524c5136266edffdd411b220
July 3, 2013 - https://census.webex.com/census/lsr.php?RCID=ff859df5524c5136266edffdd411b220
Go Global Series: Documentation & Shipping - August 27, 2013
Easily manage your export reporting by learning the do’s and don’ts of the Automated Export System. Learn more about the benefits of templates, profiles and the shipment manager.
Go Global Series: Finding Buyers and Making Contacts (Foreign Agricultural Service) - July 16, 2013
Learn about services for the export of food or agricultural products. You can take advantage of customized export assistance, cost-share export promotions, training, and trade missions.
Go Global Series: Finding Buyers and Making Contacts (U.S. Commercial Service) - June 18, 2013
Are you ready to meet foreign buyers? Learn more about trade counseling, business matchmaking, and trade events to help you connect with interested buyers abroad.
Go Global Series: Picking Your Market and Trade Research - June 6, 2013
Find out where your products can excel overseas. These detailed and timely trade statistics provide you with information to find international markets for your product.
Go Global Series: Preparing Your Business to Export - May 21, 2013
Develop an export business plan to expand your business abroad. Learn about customized counseling, technical assistance and training offered by the Small Business Administration.
Go Global Series: Trade Financing Part 2 - August 13, 2013
Need more financing options? Learn about working capital programs, lines of credit, credit insurance and much more.
Go Global Series: Trade Financing Part 1 - July 30, 2013
Are you ready to export and are looking for financing? Learn about government-guaranteed loan programs and direct loan programs to help with translating your product literature, participating in foreign trade shows, and funding your export orders.
Go Global Series: Understanding Export Regulations - September 10, 2013
Save time and money by learning the rules and responsibilities for all parties involved in an export transaction. Learn more to avoid common mistakes by making the right decisions regarding your export shipments from day one.
Go Global Series: Understanding Export Regulations - Export Administration Regulations - September 24, 2013
An essential part of exporting is determining which U.S. export regulation applies to you. While a freight forwarder or delivery service can point you in the right direction, you are ultimately responsible. This is your opportunity to learn directly from the experts. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulates the export and re-export of commodities, software, and technology, commercial and military in nature. Learn more about dual use items, the Commerce Control List and licensing policies.
Go Global Series: Where To Get Started - May 7, 2013
Learn about the fundamentals of exporting the government assistance available to you at export.gov
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Webinar (Media) - September 17, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau held a Web conference today to announce that the 2012, real median household income and the poverty rate were not statistically different from the previous year, while the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased.
https://censusevent.webex.com/censusevent/lsr.php?RCID=b737ae07ef29d3cc47668af038aca405 | Transcript [PDF]
Measuring America: Your Guide to Caribbean Population Statistics – In this presentation you will learn to access data related to the Caribbean Population using the American FactFinder tool.
Presentation [PDF] | Clarifying Ancestry, Country of Birth [PDF]
Measuring America: Your Guide to Geographic Mobility/Migration Statistics - May 2014
Measuring America: Your Guide to Housing Statistics - May 2014
On The Map Webinar – June 20, 2013
Population Estimates – July 16, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. We will survey what data are available, how they are produced, when they are available, and how they can be accessed on the Web.
Population Finder Statistics (Tutorial)
State & County QuickFacts Data Access (Tutorial)
Ways to Find Census Statistics [PDF] (Presentation)
What do you know about Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files? – November 5, 2013
The American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files show the full range of population and housing unit responses collected on individual ACS questionnaires. For example, they show how respondents answered questions on occupation, place of work, and so forth. In this webinar, we will discuss foundational aspects of working with ACS PUMS files, including: organization of the files, confidentiality of the files, accessing the data, geographic availability, and the PUMS documentation.
https://census.webex.com/census/ldr.php?RCID=4bb664cc7dd03d1e28c7a5cc16145695 | Transcript [PDF] | Presentation [PDF]
Using Data to Apply for a Grant - July 11, 2013
In this webinar, the presenter uses a grant scenario to show users how to access population, housing, economic and geographic data from American FactFinder using the Guided and Advanced Search.