Important Update: Beginning with the release of the 2nd Quarter 2019 statistics on July 17, 2019, the format and location of the Business Formation Statistics (BFS) will change. The BFS was first released a research product in the Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies in February 2018. The BFS has been redesigned into a formal release to include accompanying visualizations to highlight important trends in the data, and now has a new home among the monthly and quarterly economic indicators released by the Census Bureau. Please see the new BFS website at https://www.census.gov/econ/bfs for a sneak preview and more information on this improvement to the BFS program.
Note: All excel files contain seasonally adjusted (SA) and non-adjusted (NSA) versions of the corresponding series in separate worksheets, except for DUR4Q and DUR8Q series for which seasonality is not significant. The series BF4Q, PBF4Q, and SBF4Q are seasonally adjusted independently of each other. The same holds for the series BF8Q, PBF8Q, and SBF8Q. State files contain data by state abbreviations.
Earlier vintages: Earlier vintages of the BFS data are available upon request. The vintages are indexed by quarter, starting from the 2017q3 vintage. Please send an email to EID.BFS@census.gov and indicate the quarter of the vintage requested.
|Business Formations within 4 Quarters||BF4Q||2004q3-2015q4||BF4Q_US.xlsx|
|Projected Business Formations within 4 Quarters||PBF4Q||2016q1-2019q1||PBF4Q_US.xlsx|
|Spliced Business Formations within 4 Quarters||SBF4Q||2004q3-2019q1||SBF4Q_US.xlsx|
|Business Formations within 8 Quarters||BF8Q||2004q3-2014q4||BF8Q_US.xlsx|
|Projected Business Formations within 8 Quarters||PBF8Q||2015q1-2019q1||PBF8Q_US.xlsx|
|Spliced Business Formations within 8 Quarters||SBF8Q||2004q3-2019q1||SBF8Q_US.xlsx|
|Average Duration (in Quarters) from Business Application to Formation within 4 Quarters||DUR4Q||2004q3-2015q4||DUR4Q_US.xlsx|
|Average Duration (in Quarters) from Business Application to Formation within 8 Quarters||DUR8Q||2004q3-2014q4||DUR8Q_US.xlsx|
|Business Formations within 4 Quarters||BF4Q||2004q3-2015q4||BF4Q_ST.xlsx|
|Projected Business Formations within 4 Quarters||PBF4Q||2016q1-2019q1||PBF4Q_ST.xlsx|
|Spliced Business Formations within 4 Quarters||SBF4Q||2004q3-2019q1||SBF4Q_ST.xlsx|
|Business Formations within 8 Quarters||BF8Q||2004q3-2014q4||BF8Q_ST.xlsx|
|Projected Business Formations within 8 Quarters||PBF8Q||2015q1-2019q1||PBF8Q_ST.xlsx|
|Spliced Business Formations within 8 Quarters||SBF8Q||2004q3-2019q1||SBF8Q_ST.xlsx|
|Average Duration (in Quarters) from Business Application to Formation within 4 Quarters||DUR4Q||2004q3-2015q4||DUR4Q_ST.xlsx|
|Average Duration (in Quarters) from Business Application to Formation within 8 Quarters||DUR8Q||2004q3-2014q4||DUR8Q_ST.xlsx|