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Restricted Use Economic Data

Component ID: #ti1466323683

Economic data refer to the Economic Census of establishments and various surveys and data for establishments and firms. With very few exceptions, the public use versions for these files are limited to data presented in aggregate form. The following tables list establishment and firm based data, the survey period, the frequency of data collection, the years of data available at CES, and the sponsoring federal agency. Access to these data will only be granted to qualified researchers on approved projects with authorization to use specific data sets. All researcher access to restricted–use data occurs at one of the secure Federal Statistical Research Data Centers.

Some Census Bureau surveys are sponsored in whole or in part by other federal agencies. Sponsorship of data collections may also change over time. External research projects using these data may require permission of the sponsoring agency. Most economic data contain Federal Tax Information (FTI). Use of these data requires approval of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Component ID: #ti387783282

Restricted–Use Economic Census* Microdata

Data Set Frequency Unit of Enumeration Availability
Census of Auxiliary Establishments (AUX)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1977–2007

Census of Construction Industries (CCN)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1972–2012

Census of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (CFI)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1992–2012

Census of Island Areas – Puerto Rico (CIAPR)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1992–2007

Census of Manufactures (CMF)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1963,
1967–2012

Census of Mining (CMI)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1987–2012

Census of Retail Trade (CRT)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1977–2012

Census of Services (CSR)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1977–2012

Census of Transportation, Communications, and Utilities (CUT)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1987–2012

Census of Wholesale Trade (CWH)

Every 5 Years

Establishment

1977–2012

*All economic censuses are sponsored by Census Bureau

 

Component ID: #ti387783281

Restricted–Use Business Register Microdata

Data Set Frequency Unit of Enumeration Availability
Compustat–SSEL Bridge (CSB)**

Annually

Firm

1981– 2005

Form 5500 Bridge File

Annually

Establishment

1992– 2012

Integrated Longitudinal Business Database (ILBD)

Various

Establishment

1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1994–2013

Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)

Annually

Establishment

1976–2013

Ownership Change Database (OCD)

Every 5 Years
(Discontinued)

Establishment

1963, 1967–2002

Report of Organization Survey
Also known as Company Organization Survey (COS)

Annually

Firm

2002–2013

Standard Statistical Establishment List/Business Register (SSEL)

Annually

Establishment

1974–2013

**The CSB was constructed using the 2001 and 2005 Compustat and its history files.

Component ID: #ti387783280

Restricted–Use Establishment Microdata

Data Set Frequency Unit of Enumeration Availability Sponsor
Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM)

Annually

Establishment

1973–2013

Census Bureau

Current Industrial Reports (CIR)

Annually
(Discontinued)

Establishment

1993–2011

Census Bureau

Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey (MECS)

Various

Establishment

1985, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Insurance Component (MEPS–IC)

Annually

Establishment

1996–2006, 2008–2015

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

National Employer Survey (NES)

Various

Establishment

1994, 1996, 1997, 1998

Department of Education (DOE)

Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (QPC) /
Survey of Plant Capacity Utilization (PCU)

Quarterly

Establishment

1974–2013

Federal Reserve (FED)

Survey of Manufacturing Technology (SMT)

Various
(Discontinued)

Establishment

1988,
1991, 1993

Census Bureau

Survey of Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE)

Various
(Discontinued)

Establishment

1974–1982, 1984–1986, 1988–1994, 1999, 2005

Census Bureau / Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Component ID: #ti387783279

Restricted–Use Firm Microdata

Data Set Frequency Unit of Enumeration Availability Sponsor
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES)
Includes Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supplement starting in 2003

Annually

Firm

1993–2014

Census Bureau

Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS)

Annually

Firm

1999–2013

Census Bureau

Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS)

Annually

Firm

1995–2013

Census Bureau

Business Expenditures Survey (BES)
Also known as Business Expenses Supplement

Every 5 Years

Firm

1992–2007

Census Bureau

Business Research & Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS)
See also SIRD

Annually

Firm

2008–2013

National Science Foundation

Enterprise Summary Report (ESR)

Every 5 Years

Firm

1977–1992

Census Bureau

Exporter Database (EDB)

Annually

Firm

1997, 2002, 2004–2010

International Trade Administration

Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS)This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.
Must be used in conjunction with Census Bureau restricted-use microdata

Annual

Firm

2004–2010

Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationThis link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content.

Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3)

Monthly

Firm

1992–2012

Census Bureau

Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MRTS)

Monthly

Firm

1997–2015

Census Bureau

Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey (MWTS)

Monthly

Firm

2006–2015

Census Bureau

Quarterly Financial Report (QFR)

Annually

Firm

1977–2014

Census Bureau

Quarterly Services Survey (QSS)

Quarterly

Firm

2003–2014

Census Bureau

Service Annual Survey (SAS)

Annually

Firm

1991–2013

Census Bureau

Survey of Business Owners (SBO)

Every 5 Years

Firm

1982–2007

Census Bureau

Survey of Industrial Research and Development (SIRD)
See also BRDIS

Annually
(Discontinued)

Firm

1972–2007

National Science Foundation

Component ID: #ti387783278

Restricted–Use Transactions Microdata

Data Set Frequency Unit of Enumeration Availability Sponsor
Commodity Flow Survey (CFS)

Various

Establishment

1993, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Foreign Trade Data – Exports (EXP)

Monthly

Transaction

1992–2011

Census Bureau

Foreign Trade Data – Imports (IMP)

Monthly

Transaction

1992–2011

Census Bureau

Longitudinal Firm Trade Transactions Database (LFTTD)

Monthly

Transaction

1992–2011

Census Bureau

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