Manufacturing Corporations--Selected Finances: 1952 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 985):

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 66 rows and 13 columns.

In billions of dollars (250 represents $250,000,000,000). Data are not necessarily comparable from year to year due to changes in accounting procedures, industry classifications, sampling procedures, etc.; for detail, see source. Through 2000 based on Standard Industrial Classification code; beginning 2001, based on North American Industry Classification System; see text, Section 15, Business Enterprise


  1. Beginning 1998, profits before and after income taxes reflect inclusion of minority stockholders’ interest in net income
    before and after income taxes.
  2. Data for 1992 (most significantly 1992: first qtr.) reflect the early adoption of Financial
    Accounting Standards Board Statement 106 (Employer’s Accounting for Post-Retirement Benefits
    Other Than Pensions) by a large number of companies during the fourth quarter of 1992.
    Data for 1993: I qtr. also reflect adoption of Statement 106.
    Corporations must show the cumulative effect of a change in accounting
    principle in the first quarter of the year in which the change is adopted.
  3. Beginning 2001, data reported on a NAICS basis.


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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.