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For Immediate Release: Monday, October 03, 2022

Census Bureau Celebrates the 11th Anniversary of Manufacturing Day

Press Release Number CB22-TPS.83

OCT. 3, 2022 —The U.S. Census Bureau today begins a weeklong celebration of the manufacturing sector’s importance and vast economic contribution to the nation. The week is designed to coincide with and culminate on Manufacturing Day, held annually the first Friday in October since 2011, to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and spur interest in manufacturing careers.

The Census Bureau has created a Manufacturing Week homepage with valuable manufacturing statistics and data products, and will be posting historical facts about manufacturing on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and Facebook throughout the week.

America Counts Stories

Manufacturing Infographics & Visualizations


Manufacturing Data

Profile America’s Stats for Stories: Manufacturing Week

Stats for Stories provides a one-stop shop for timely and relevant statistics and resources about observances. The manufacturing edition includes datasets from a variety of surveys, including the American Community SurveyManufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and OrdersAnnual Survey of ManufacturesCounty Business PatternsAnnual Capital Expenditures SurveyInternational TradeQuarterly Financial ReportManufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales; and multiple series from the economic census, including the Economic Census of Island Areas.

Economic Census

Conducted every five years, the economic census is the Census Bureau’s most comprehensive source of information on American businesses and the economy and has been collecting statistics on the nation’s manufacturing sector since 1810. The Census Bureau also publishes manufacturing statistics from other sources, including the American Community SurveyAnnual Survey of Manufactures; multiple economic indicators; the Annual Business Survey; and experimental data products such as the Small Business Pulse Survey, Business Formation Statistics, and the new Business Trends and Outlook Survey. Data collection for the 2022 Economic Census is set to begin next year. Together the data paint a picture of the state of this key economic sector.

A complete list and more details on manufacturing data from the Census Bureau are available at <www.census.gov/topics/business-economy/manufacturing.html>.

No news release associated with this announcement. Tip sheet only.



Jewel Jordan   
Public Information Office
301-763-3030 or
877-861-2010 (U.S. and Canada only)



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