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Sales, Receipts, Shipments, or Production

Measures of economic output such as sales, receipts, revenue, production, or shipments vary across industries.  Understanding these measure helps businesses and analysts assess the competitiveness and trade of US businesses.


Here, we will help users find relevant measures of output. To begin, use the menu on the left to access content. Some things to keep in mind are:

  • The Data section houses all relevant data on the subject.
  • The Library section houses all data visualizations and publications content that includes information on this subject.
  • For a full list of Surveys and Programs that include Business and Workforce Dynamics, use the Survey and Programs page. Monthly and quarterly indicator information can be accessed via the indicator dashboard.
  • Looking for an Industry Code? Visit the NAICS website.




Other Subtopics Within 'Business and Economy'

Business Counts

Businesses are the pulse of our economy and serve as important barometers of the economic health of the economy.

Business and Owner Characteristics

Businesses and their owners are as diverse as the people of this nation. Understanding these details are essential to interpreting our national economy

Business and Workforce Dynamics

Businesses and their workforces are continually expanding and contracting. Tracking these dynamics provides us with a better understanding of the U.S. economy.

Economic Census

The Economic Census is the official five-year measure of American businesses providing comprehensive statistics at the national, state, and local levels. Follow the 2022 Economic Census release schedule for additional information.

Economic Indicators

The Census Bureau produces monthly and quarterly snapshots of key sectors within the U.S. economy.

Expenses and Expenditures

Capital and Operating expenses provides detailed information on such items as structures, equipment, software, health insurance, R & D, and payroll.


Product inventories, including raw materials, partially finished products, and more.

Manufacturing Week

The U.S. Census Bureau joins the celebration by providing a week's worth of rich content, including statistics that inform businesses and policymakers.

Measuring Technology and the Economy (Tech Stats)

Tech Stats centralizes Census Bureau data collections and research products that focus on technology and measuring technology's impact on the economy.

Search or Browse for NAICS codes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments.

Search or Browse for NAPCS codes

NAPCS is a comprehensive, market- or demand-based, hierarchical classification system for products (goods and services) that is not industry-of-origin based.

Small Business

Use detailed statistics about U.S. businesses that are essential to help small businesses succeed and grow.


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