The U.S. Census Bureau today celebrates the importance of the manufacturing sector to the nation’s economy during the eighth annual observance of Manufacturing Day. The event is traditionally held the first Friday in October, which has been set aside to recognize this sector’s vast contributions.
The Census Bureau has created a Manufacturing Day home page which contains valuable manufacturing statistics and data products – and is posting historical facts about manufacturing on Twitter and Facebook.
The Manufacturing Day website features a host of helpful manufacturing data and tools, including:
- Manufacturing in America
- Manufacturing Data from the Annual Survey of Manufactures
- 2019 Manufacturing Day: A Snapshot of Monthly Manufacturing Statistics in the United States
- 2019 Manufacturing Day: Quarterly Manufacturing Statistics in the United States
- 2019 Manufacturing Day: International Trade
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- On Oct. 4, the Census Bureau will release new manufacturing data, dating back to 1947, as part of the Historical Quarterly Financial Report Data.
- Stats for Stories provides a one-stop shop for timely, relevant statistics and resources about observances. The manufacturing edition includes data sets from a variety of surveys, including but not limited to the American Community Survey; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders; the Annual Survey of Manufactures; County Business Patterns; the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey; International Trade; the Quarterly Financial Report, Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales; and multiple series from the economic census, including the Economic Census of Island Areas.
The Economic Census, the Census Bureau’s most comprehensive source of information on American businesses and the economy, began collecting statistics on the manufacturing sector in 1810. In addition to the Economic Census, the Census Bureau publishes manufacturing statistics from a number of sources, including the American Community Survey, Annual Survey of Manufactures, multiple economic indicators, and the Annual Business Survey.
Collectively, the data paint a picture of the state of this key economic sector.
For a complete list and more details on the sources of manufacturing data from the Census Bureau, visit www.census.gov/mfgday.