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National Manufacturing Week: October 3-7, 2022

Press Release Number CB22-SFS.143

National Manufacturing Day: October 7, 2022

From Census.gov > Celebrate Manufacturing Week

What is Manufacturing Week?

Manufacturing Week is a celebration by the U.S. Census Bureau that expands upon the traditional Manufacturing Day launched by the Manufacturing Institute in 2011 on the first Friday in October. The Census Bureau is celebrating the 11th anniversary by providing a week’s worth of rich content & statistics that inform businesses and policymakers.

The celebration also shines a light on careers in manufacturing, encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.

The Census Bureau has created a Manufacturing Week home page with valuable manufacturing statistics and data products and will be posting historical facts about manufacturing on Twitter and Facebook all week long. The website features a wide range of resources, including: America Counts stories, Data, Data Tools, Visualizations, Training Resources and News.

Collectively, the data paint a picture of the state of this vital economic sector.

Key Stats

Source: Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM). This infographic contains statistics showing that manufacturing establishments’ employment and value of shipments decreased from 2019 to 2020.

Note: The infographic above is cropped on the bottom. Click on the image for the full page.

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Source: Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, & Orders (M3). The M3 survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.

Source: Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales (MTIS). The MTIS provides broad and timely measures of combined changes in domestic retail trade, wholesale trade and manufacturers' activities.

Source: Quarterly Financial Report (QFR). The QFR program collects and publishes quarterly aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. The Census Bureau provides Historical QFR Database Tables (1947 to present).

From Foreign Trade, the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and responsible for issuing regulations governing the reporting of all export shipments from the United States.

Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates. ACS provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. ACS has manufacturing statistics, including the number of people working in the industry by occupation and median earnings.  

Source: 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM). Conducted annually, except for years ending in “2” and “7,” provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employees.

Source: Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES). Provides data on capital spending for new and used structures and equipment by U.S. nonfarm businesses with and without employees. 

Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP). CBP is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments and employment during the week of March 12, first-quarter payroll and annual payroll.

Note: The infographic above is cropped on the top and bottom. Click on the image for the full graphic, including stats from the 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures, notes, and sources.

Source: 2017 Economic Census. The economic census is the U.S. government's official 5-year measure of American business and the economy.

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