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Updated Data 1958-2018 - SIC and NAICS versions


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Becker, Randy A., Wayne B. Gray and Jordan Marvakov. (2021). “NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database (1958-2018, version 2021a).” National Bureau of Economic Research., accessed <date>.

NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database (1958-2018)

2012 NAICS version: Stata SAS Excel CSV                                                             

1997 NAICS version: Stata SAS Excel CSV                                                            

1987 SIC version: Stata SAS Excel CSV                                                                  


Variable description and summary statistics: nberces_5818_summary_stats            

Updated documentation: nberces_5818_technical_notes                                           

Previous documentation (1958-2011 version): nberces_5818_technical_notes         

Original documentation (1958-1991 dataset): NBER Technical Working Paper 205


1997 NAICS - 2012 NAICS: Stata SAS Excel CSV        Documentation                

1987 SIC - 1997 NAICS: Stata SAS Excel CSV        Documentation                      

1972 SIC - 1987 SIC: Stata SAS Excel CSV        Documentation                           

Industry Listings

2012 NAICS Industry Names: Excel Text        Documentation             

1997 NAICS Industry Names: Excel Text                                                                 

1987 SIC Industry Names: Excel Text        Documentation           

1972 SIC Industry Names: Excel Text                                                                       

Contact information

Please forward all inquiries to: Wayne Gray, Clark University and NBER, or Randy Becker, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau,

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