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The number of U.S. breweries more than doubled — from 398 to 869 — between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series. The breweries industry reported $28.3 billion in shipments in 2012, an increase of nearly 33.6 percent since 2007.
Employment in the breweries industry (NAICS 312120) also climbed over the five-year span — rising to 26,077 employees in 2012, up by 3,825 or 17.2 percent, from 22,252 in 2007. While overall employment grew, the average number of employees per establishment was nearly halved, from 56 in 2007 to 30 in 2012. Average payroll per employee changed little between 2007 and 2012, increasing by 4.4 percent over the five-year period. Detailed data for the manufacturing industry series can be found here; specific product or service statistics for this series can be found here.
These data are part of the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series, which publishes data profiles of detailed industries, including information on the specific product and service — data only available from the economic census. These data are collected for establishments, which are typically single physical locations of a business that produce or distribute goods or perform services.
For example, the economic census data tell us that beer shipments in kegs have grown substantially but still represent just a fraction of overall beer shipments. Specifically:
Today's release of economic census data also includes information on U.S. wineries (NAICS 312130). Highlights include:
In addition, today's released data includes statistics for beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (NAICS 4248). Highlights include:
Beer, wine and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers is the first industry to be released in the wholesale trade sector. Data for gasoline stations were also released today, which represents the first industry in the retail trade sector for which 2012 Economic Census Industry Series data have been released.
Future 2012 Economic Census Industry Series releases will include information on the emerging industries of solar, wind, geothermal and biomass electric power generation never before available from the economic census. This series will be released through February 2015. For more information on these future releases or to see which industries data have been released for already, see business.census.gov.
The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities.
Economic census statistics will be released over a two-year period, through June 2016. Statistics at the local level, including information for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses, will be available starting in February 2015. About 40 billion cells of data on U.S. businesses will be released in total. Separate statistics for 2012 on the approximately 21 million businesses without paid employees will be released starting mid-2014.