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Historical Releases

Historical data is available from 1992 - the present. Before 2007 data was collected in a business expense supplement to the economic census on a five year basis. Starting with the 2007 Economic Census, business expense data was collected via the economic census and the annual surveys for manufactures, retail trade, services, and wholesale trade.

2007 and Later

2002 and Earlier

  • 2002 Business Expenses Survey    [PDF, 1.1mb]

1997 Business Expenses Survey

  • 1997 Business Expenses    [PDF, 1.5mb]
  • 1997 Merchant Wholesale    XLS [23kb]  |  TXT
  • 1997 Retail Trade    XLS [27kb]  |  TXT
  • 1997 Service Industries    XLS [44kb]  |  TXT

1992 Business Expenses Survey

  • 1992 Retail Trade    PDF [489kb]
  • 1992 Service Industries    PDF [593kb]
  • 1992 Wholesale Trade    PDF [400kb]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business Expenses | (301) 763-5185 |  Last Revised: November 10, 2014