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Annual & Quarterly Services -- U.S. Census Bureau
Most comprehensive data available on service activity in the United States.
Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) -- U.S. Census Bureau
Provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee. Conducted annually, except for years ending in 2 and 7.
County Business Patterns (CBP) -- U.S. Census Bureau
Annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.
Economic Census -- U.S. Census Bureau
Every five years, the U.S. Census Bureau collects extensive statistics about businesses that are essential to understanding the American economy. Data begins with 1977.
EDGAR, (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) -- Federal Reserve
All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free.
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.
International Trade Administration
Strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of trade laws.
Monthly & Annual Wholesale Trade -- U.S. Census Bureau
Most comprehensive data available on wholesale economic activity in the United States.
Monthly Retail Trade (MRTS) -- U.S. Census Bureau
Advance Monthly and Monthly Retail Trade Surveys (MARTS and MRTS), the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS), and the Quarterly E-Commerce Report work together to produce the most comprehensive data available on retail economic activity in the United States.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
Standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)
Since 1999, hierarchical classification system for products (goods and services) that (a) is not industry-of-origin based but can be linked to the NAICS industry structure, (b) is consistent across the three North American countries, and (c) promotes improvements in the identification and classification of service products across international classification systems, such as the Central Product Classification System of the United Nations
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