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Manufacturing Day - October 5th

October 4, 2013 marks the Nation’s second annual Manufacturing Day.

Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is and what it is not. By working together, both during and after October 4th, manufacturers will begin addressing the skilled labor shortage they face and connect with future generations, and changing the public image of manufacturing.

The Economic Census, the Census Bureau’s most comprehensive source of information on American businesses and the economy, began covering the manufacturing sector during the first Economic Census conducted in 1810. Today, our manufacturing statistics help paint a picture of the US economy and the role this sector plays in it.

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Manufacturing Day Infograph

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Selected US Export Data for Manufacturing

Selected US Export Data for Manufacturing - PDF

View U.S Selected Export Data for manufacturing (PDF)


Manufacturing Snapshots and Statistics


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders | (301) 763-4832 Last Revised: October 01, 2013