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2008
Component ID: #ti472292048

Background

The 2008 estimates presented in this report are based on data collected from a sample of 46,427 companies with employees and 14,981 businesses without employees. The sample frame for companies with employees was slightly more than 6.0 million (17,964 in the frame of those that are selected with certainty, and 5,991,706 of those with a positive probability of selection) the and for companies without employees about 29.0 million. For those companies with employees, capital expenditures data are published for 135 industries. In addition, total capital expenditures, with no industry detail, are shown for the businesses without employees.

Component ID: #ti1393872255

Composition of Industry Category Codes

Beginning with the 2004 ACES, industry categories used in the survey were comprised primarily of three-digit and selected four-digit industries from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): 2002. Industry combinations were developed through consultation with data users. In addition, a category was provided for structures and equipment expenditures serving multiple industries; for example, headquarters, regional offices, and central research laboratories.

Component ID: #ti1393872254

Information Requested

Four survey forms (ACE-1(S), ACE-1(M), ACE-1(L), and ACE-2) were used for the 2008 ACES. The ACE-1(S), ACE- 1(M), and ACE-1(L) survey forms were mailed to a sample of 46,427 companies with employees. Recipients of these survey forms were requested to provide capital expenditures data for each industry in which they had activity and to classify these expenditures as new and used structures and equipment.

New structures and equipment include expenditures for new buildings and other structures, structures that have been previously owned but neither used nor occupied, new machinery and equipment, and other new depreciable assets. Used structures and equipment include expenditures for buildings and other structures which have been previously owned and occupied, secondhand machinery and equipment, and other used depreciable assets. In addition, these companies were asked to report new structures and equipment acquired under capital lease arrangements entered into during the survey year.

The ACE-2 survey form was mailed to a sample of approximately 14,981 businesses without employees. Capital expenditures data were requested separately for new and used structures and equipment. (Examples of ACE-1(S), ACE-1(M), ACE-1(L), and ACE-2 survey forms are in Questionnaires and Instructions.)

Questionnaires and Instructions

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