The Current Industrial Reports are product specific surveys for certain industries and only ask for product level detail (10-digit NAICS Product Code). The ASM collects product class level data (7-digit NAICS) and will represent the aggregated sum of the product level detail previously reported from the CIRs. Starting with the 2012 Economic Census, you will be able to obtain most of the detailed product level data from the CIR Reports on the Economic Census. In the past, to minimize requesting duplicate data, the majority of these codes were kept off of the Economic Census since the detailed data could be obtained from the CIR Reports. The Economic Census and ASM also collect additional economic data such as number of employees, payroll, cost of materials, capital expenditures, assets, purchased services, and inventories.
Under Federal law (Title 13, United States code), the Census Bureau is prohibited from releasing or distributing any specific company information, including names of participants
The Current Industrial Report (CIR) release schedule provides tentative release dates for monthly, quarterly, and annual CIR issues. (These reports provide detailed information on the products manufactured by various industries.)
Past CIRs are available in PDF format for a fee. Please contact (301) 763-4673 for more details. Copies of past reports can also be located at many Federal Depository Libraries.
The United States Code, Title 13, regarding confidentiality, prohibits the Census Bureau from releasing company specific information. However, you can find information on various companies online at The Thomas Register web site or the Dunn and Bradstreet web site.
Classifying manufacturing products using NAICS codes can be done either using the keyword search in the upper-left corner of the NAICS main page, or by using the Numerical List of Manufactured and Mineral Products.