historical data

Census.gov

Community Survey and Economic Census. American FactFinder and Quickfacts are two user-friendly options for finding Census information. The Census site also hosts the online version of Statistical Abstracts (1889-2012).

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website

Statistical Abstract of the United States

1879-2012. Summary of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States.

The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products—the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract.

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website

Market Share Reporter

Data is found by SIC Code
– market share data on companies, products and services
- gives an idea of trends in an industry and contains historical trends

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book

RMA Annual Statement Studies

Key financial ratios and benchmarks for industries, plus historical data for following the trends in an industry. Historical trends back to 1998 for some industries. Arranged by industry and SIC or NAICS; data is found by SIC Code
– market share data on companies, products and services
– gives an idea of trends in an industry

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book
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