Selected Indexes of Manufacturing Activity, by Country: 1980 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 1351):

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 258 rows and 20 columns.

1992 = 100. Data relate to employees (wage and salary earners) in Taiwan and Belgium, and to all employed persons (employees, self-employed workers, and unpaid family workers) in the other countries. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease. For explanation of average annual percent change, see Guide to Tabular Presentation


  1. Former West Germany.
  2. In Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, compensation adjusted for employment taxes and
    government subsidies to estimate the actual labor cost to employers.
  3. Index of hourly compensation divided by the index of consumer prices
    to adjust for changes in purchasing power.
  4. Indexes in national currency adjusted for changes in prevailing
    exchange rates.


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.