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.
View the Manufacturing Week homepage for more manufacturing visualizations.
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 Survey; Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders; Annual Survey of Manufactures; County Business Patterns; Annual Capital Expenditures Survey; International Trade; Quarterly Financial Report, Manufacturing and Trade Inventories and Sales; and multiple series from the economic census, including the Economic Census of Island Areas.
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 Survey; Annual 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>.
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