Updated Data 1958-2011 - SIC and NAICS versions

Original July 2014; Revised April 2016 (various edits)

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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 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

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