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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

2018 Annual Capital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment

Release Number CB20-TPS.64

SEPT. 30, 2020 — Today the U.S. Census Bureau released new Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) estimates by kind of business that provide additional detail to the national-level estimates of investment in machinery and equipment. These new ACES data tables provide national-level estimates of capital expenditures for robotic equipment, based on the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), at the two-digit and select three- and four-digit NAICS levels. There are also new charts that provide national-level estimates by size distribution and by share of firms by size for select two-digit NAICS. These estimates are released as an experimental data product.

Capital expenditures for both industrial and service robotic equipment were collected for the first time in the 2018 ACES. The growing interest and high demand by researchers, congressional members and other groups led to the specific measuring of robot adoption intensity and the impact on employment and productivity.

No news release associated with this report. Tip Sheet only.

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Frances Alonzo
Public Information Office
301-763-3030
pio@census.gov

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