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Overview

The data collected in the Manufacturers' Unfilled Orders (M3UFO) Survey will be used to benchmark the new and unfilled orders information published in the monthly Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey, which is an economic indicator survey based on a panel of domestic manufacturers. The collected annual sales data will be used to analyze differences in reporting between the company-based survey and plant level data from the Annual Survey of Manufactures, the source of benchmark data for the monthly shipments and inventory data.

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Ready to Report or Need Assistance?

To report online:

1. Sign-in or Register at https://portal.census.gov

2. Add your authentication code

3. Report by clicking on “REPORT NOW.”  You can return to your account over multiple sessions to complete.

4. For assistance completing this survey, please log-in to your Census Bureau account at https://portal.census.gov and send us a secure message or call the customer help line at 301-763-1779, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

5. Please visit How Do I Get Started? for additional information.

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Current Survey Form

To help you prepare for online reporting, click on the appropriate forms and instructions below. (All forms are in Adobe PDF file format and are for informational purposes only)

Forms

pdf   Form MA-3000   [<1.0 MB]

Letters

pdf   M3UFO-L1   [<1.0MB]
pdf   M3UFO-L1R   [<1.0MB]
pdf   M3UFO-L2   [<1.0MB]

Instructions

pdf   Form MA-3000(INST)   [<1.0MB]
pdf   Activities List   [<1.0MB]
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Authority

Title 13, United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 131 and 182, require businesses and other organizations included in the survey to answer the questions and submit a response.

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Confidentiality

Title 13, United States Code, Section 9, requires the Census Bureau to keep your information CONFIDENTIAL and can use your responses only to produce statistics.  The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in a way that could identify your business, organization, or institution.  Per the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015, your data are protected from cybersecurity risks through screening of the systems that transmit your data.

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Survey Legitimacy

Below are a few common items you can use to verify the legitimacy of this survey:

1. Ensure the Web address provided in the letter is a "census.gov" domain.

2. Reporting information is provided in the letter.

3. On the log-in screen, a warning message should be present stating the respondent is accessing a U.S. Government computer.

4. Additionally, the upper right corner of the page should display the OMB eight-digit number and expiration date. This number indicates that the OMB has approved the survey and has confirmed there is a need to collect the information.

5. The bottom of the log-in screen should have a link for the “Burden Statement” which also contains the OMB eight-digit number.

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