NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database

NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database

Randy Becker, Wayne Gray, Jordan Marvakov

Updated Data 1958-2011 - SIC and NAICS versions

Original July 2014; Revised April 2016 (various edits)

This database is a joint effort between the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies (CES), containing annual industry-level data from 1958-2011 on output, employment, payroll and other input costs, investment, capital stocks, TFP, and various industry-specific price indexes. Because of the change from SIC to NAICS industry definitions in 1997, the database is provided in two versions: one with 459 four-digit 1987 SIC industries and the other with 473 six-digit 1997 NAICS industries.

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NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database (1958-2011)

1987 SIC version: Stata SAS Excel CSV

1997 NAICS version: Stata SAS Excel CSV


Variable description and summary statistics: nberces_5811_summary_stats

Updated documentation: nberces_5811_technical_notes

Original documentation (1958-1991 dataset): NBER Technical Working Paper No. 205


1987 SIC - 1997 NAICS: Stata SAS Excel CSV Documentation: pdf

1972 SIC - 1987 SIC: Stata SAS Excel CSV Documentation: pdf

Industry Listings

1997 NAICS Industry Names: Excel Text

1987 SIC Industry Names: Excel Text 1987 SIC Industry Descriptions: pdf

1972 SIC Industry Names: Excel Text

Contact information
Please forward all inquiries to:
Wayne Gray, Clark University and NBER, wgray@clarku.edu
Randy Becker, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau, randy.a.becker@census.gov