Manufacturing Corporations--Number, Assets, and Profits by Asset-Size: 1970 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 984):

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 75 rows and 9 columns.

In millions of dollars (578,234 represents $578,234,000,000). Corporations and assets as of end of 4th quarter; profits for entire the year. Through 2000 based on Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC); beginning 2001 based on the North American Industry Classification System; see text, Section 15. For corporations above a certain asset value based on complete canvass. The asset value for complete canvass was raised in 1988 to $50 million and in 1995 to $250 million. Asset sizes less than these values are sampled, except as noted. For details regarding methodology, see source for first quarter, 1988. Minus sign (-) indicates loss


  1. Excludes estimates for corporations with less than
    $250,000 in assets at time of sample selection.
  2. Beginning 2001, data reported on a NAICS basis.
  3. After taxes.


Public Domain (Government Work)

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