What is Manufacturing Week?

Manufacturing Week is a celebration by the U.S. Census Bureau that expands upon the traditional Manufacturing Day launched by the Manufacturing Institute in 2011 on the first Friday of October.

On this page, you will find valuable manufacturing statistics and data products featuring a wide range of resources, including America Counts stories, data, data tools, visualizations, training resources and news. Additionally, historical facts about manufacturing will be posted on all social media channels throughout the week.

We will also highlight careers in manufacturing, encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.

Join the U.S. Census Bureau as we celebrate the 12th anniversary of Manufacturing Day by providing a week’s worth of rich content and statistics that inform communities, businesses, and policymakers.

Data Spotlight

The 2021 Annual Capital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment provides national-level estimates of capital expenditures for robotic equipment, based on the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), at the two-digit and select three- and four-digit NAICS levels from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey.

For the latest manufacturing data, check out the Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, & Orders (M3) providing information on value of shipments and new orders and the Quarterly Financial Report (QFR), providing quarterly aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. manufacturing corporations.

The 2021 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data are now available. The ASM provided data at the two- through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels on employment, payroll, cost of materials, operating expenses, shipments and receipts for services, value added and inventories.

For the most detailed data on manufacturing, see the 2017 Economic Census data by state through our interactive map. Simply click on a state and access the state and local area data through data.census.gov. Additionally, data from the 2022 Economic Census will be released starting next year.

Annual Integrated Economic Survey

In September, the Census Bureau launched a limited scope collection of its newest survey, the 2022 Annual Integrated Economic Survey (AIES). The AIES will provide key yearly measures of economic activity, including the only comprehensive national and subnational data on business revenues, employment, expenses and assets on an annual basis. More information about the AIES is available in our 2022 Annual Integrated Economic Survey tip sheet.

Information Courtesy of the US Census Bureau