Corporate Profits Before Taxes by Industry: 1998 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 769):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 36 rows and 1 columns.

In millions of dollars. Profits are without inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments. Covers corporations organized for profit and other entities treated as corporations. Represents profits to U.S. residents, without deduction of depletion charges and exclusive of capital gains and losses; intercorporate dividends from profits of domestic corporations are eliminated; net receipts of dividends, reinvested earnings of incorporated foreign affiliates, and earnings of unincorporated foreign affiliates are added.


  1. Based on North American Industry Classification System, 1997; see text, this section.
  2. Crop and animal production.
  3. Consists of scenic and sightseeing transportation; transportation support
    activities; and couriers and messengers.
  4. Intangible assets include patents, trademarks, and franchise agreements, but
    not copyrights.
  5. Consists of accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services;
    architectural,engineering, and related services; specialized design services;
    management, scientific, and technical consulting services; scientific research
    and development services; advertising and related services; and other
    professional, scientific, and technical services.
  6. Consists of bank and other holding companies.
  7. Consists of receipts by all U.S. residents, including both corporations and
    persons, of dividends from foreign corporations, and, for U.S. corporations,
    their share of reinvested earnings of their incorporated foreign affiliates, and
    earnings of unincorporated foreign affiliates, net of corresponding payments.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.