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How the Data are Collected

2007 Business Expenses Supplement (BES) Methodology

The detailed expense estimates for the retail and wholesale trade and accommodation and food services sectors are produced from data collected from a questionnaire that supplements the ARTS and AWTS questionnaires. For a description of the procedures used to design and select the samples and to produce estimates for these surveys, see:

the Annual Retail Trade Survey:

How the Surveys are Collected - Retail

And the Annual Wholesale Trade Survey:

How the Surveys are Collected - Wholesale

For a description of methodology used for sectors other than wholesale and retail trades and accommodation and food services, see the respective links at the main business expenses page.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business Expenses | (888) 211-5946 |  Last Revised: March 02, 2012