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For Immediate Release: Monday, September 27, 2021

Census Bureau Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Manufacturing Day

Press Release Number CB21-TPS.113

SEPT. 27, 2021 — The U.S. Census Bureau today begins a weeklong celebration of the manufacturing sector’s importance and vast economic contribution to the nation. The week is designed to coincide with Manufacturing Day, which has been held the first Friday in October since 2011.

The Census Bureau has created a Manufacturing Week homepage with valuable manufacturing statistics and data products, and will be posting historical facts about manufacturing on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, and Facebook all week.

The website features a wide range of resources, including:


Manufacturing Data

Profile America’s Stats for Stories: Manufacturing Week

Stats for Stories provides a one-stop shop for timely and relevant statistics and resources about observances. The manufacturing edition includes datasets from a variety of surveys, including the American Community Survey; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders; Annual Survey of Manufactures; County Business Patterns; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey; International Trade; Quarterly Financial Report, Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales; and multiple series from the economic census, including the Economic Census of Island Areas.

Economic Census

Conducted every five years, the economic census is the Census Bureau’s most comprehensive source of information on American businesses and the economy and has been collecting statistics on the nation’s manufacturing sector since 1810. The Census Bureau also publishes manufacturing statistics from other sources, including the American Community Survey, Annual Survey of Manufactures, multiple economic indicators, the Annual Business Survey, as well as experimental data products such as the Small Business Pulse Survey and Business Formation Statistics. The Franchise Statistics, Comparison Statistics and Bridge Statistics reports, released in August and September, were the last of the reports from the 2017 Economic Census. Data collection for the 2022 Economic Census is set to begin next year. Collectively, the data paint a picture of the state of this key economic sector.

A complete list and more details on manufacturing data from the Census Bureau are available at <www.census.gov/mfgday>.

No news release associated with this announcement. Tip sheet only.



Jewel Jordan
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)

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