Index of Industrial Capacity: 1975 to 2006

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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 765):

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 43 rows and 8 columns.

2002 output = 100. Annual figures are averages of monthly data. Capacity represents estimated quantity of output relative to output in 2002 which the current stock of plant and equipment was capable of producing


  1. Crude processing, covers a relatively
    small portion of total industrial capacity and consists of logging North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 1133),
    much of mining (excluding stone, sand, and gravel mining and oil and gas drilling,
    which are NAICS 21231, 21221-2, and 213111) and some basic manufacturing industries,
    including basic chemicals (NAICS 3251); fertilizers, pesticides, and other
    agricultural chemicals (NAICS 32531,2); pulp, paper, and paperboard mills (NAICS
    3221); and alumina, aluminum, and other nonferrous production and processing
    mills (NAICS 3313,4).
    The crude processing capacity aggregate excludes a few other manufacturing
    industries that are classified as crude processors in the IP industry structure,
    but, because they are not included as individual series in the capacity system,
    they could not be included in the capacity aggregate for crude processing.
    These include alumina refining (NAICS 331311), primary aluminum production
    (NAICS 331312), nonferrous metal (except aluminum) smelting and refining (NAICS
    33141), wood container and pallet (NAICS 32192), support activities for printing
    (NAICS 32312), and lime (NAICS 32741).
  2. Primary and semifinished processing
    loosely corresponds to the previously published aggregate, primary processing.
    The new aggregate excludes the basic manufacturing industries involved in
    crude processing, as well as part of textile mill products (carpet and rug
    mills and curtain and linen mills), which is now included in the third SOP
    capacity aggregate. Primary and semifinished processing also includes utilities
    and portions of several 2-digit SIC industries included in the former advanced
    processing group.
    These include printing and related support activities (NAICS 3231);
    paints and adhesives (NAICS 3255); and newspaper, periodical, book, and directory
    publishers (NAICS 5111).
    The primary and semifinished capacity aggregate includes turbine and
    turbine generator set units (NAICS 333611). This industry is included in finished
    processing in the SOP classification of IP industries, but the capacity system
    combines NAICS 333611 with other industries in NAICS 3336. The resulting aggregate
    consists mainly of industries classified as semifinished processors.
  3. Finished processing generally
    corresponds to the previously published aggregate, advanced processing. In
    addition to the industries previously classified as advanced processing, this
    new group includes oil and gas well drilling
    and carpet and rug mills (previously
    included in primary processing). Finished processing excludes, however, those
    portions of 2-digit SIC industries included in the former advanced processing
    group but which have been moved to primary and semifinished processing.


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