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 in October. The Census Bureau is celebrating the 11th anniversary by providing a week’s worth of rich content & statistics that inform businesses and policymakers.

The celebration also shines a light on careers in manufacturing, encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.

The Census Bureau has created a Manufacturing Week home page with valuable manufacturing statistics and data products and will be posting historical facts about manufacturing on Twitter and Facebook all week long. The website features a wide range of resources, including: America Counts stories, Data, Data Tools, Visualizations, Training Resources and News.

Collectively, the data paint a picture of the state of this vital economic sector.

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Data Spotlight

The 2019 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 2020 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) data are now available. The ASM provides 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.