The Annual Survey of Manufacturers was initiated in 1949 and has been conducted since that time for years not covered by the Census of Manufactures. The annual survey provides up-to-date statistics on the key measures of manufacturing activity for industry groups and individual industries, and for geographic divisions, states, large standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSA), and large industrial counties and cities. The survey currently covers approximately 70,000 plants out of a total of about 300,000. Included in the sample are all large manufacturing plants, which account for more than two-thirds of total employment of all manufacturing establishments in the United States, and a sample of the more numerous medium- and small-sized establishments. The annual survey program is designed to provide estimates of general statistics (employment, payroll, man-hours, value added by manufacture, etc.) for industry groups and industries; general statistics for geographic divisions, states, SMSA's, and cities, cross-classified by major industry group and large industrial counties; values of shipments for classes of products; expenditures for new plant and equipment for industries and industry groups, and for states and large SMSA's; value of manufacturers inventories for industry groups and industries; fuels and electric energy data by industry groups and states; gross book value of fixed assets and rental payments; and labor cost. The 1960 Annual Survey of Manufacturers was the first to provide general statistics for large industrial counties. The 1956 Annual Survey was the first to provide these data for STSA, and the 1969 for selected cities.

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  • Accession Number: 00320226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM