Business Data and Statistics
Whether you are a new business owner or an old pro, a solid understanding your market and current economic conditions is key to your business' growth and success. Here you will find a collection of resources providing free access to business and economic statistics collected by the U.S. Government.
General Business Statistics
Here you will find resources that provide statistics on business conditions and for a variety of U.S. industries.
- North American Industry Classification System (NAICS Codes)
Standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Provides a full range of official statistical information produced by more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions in the United States.
- Statistics of U.S. Businesses
A collection of data files created from U.S. Census County Business Patterns, an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry.
- Small Business Research and Statistics
SBA Office of Advocacy provides research reports and statistical information on small businesses conditions in the United States.
For a subscription fee, you can access authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the federal government. Produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Demographics - People and Population Statistics
Here you will find statistical resources on the U.S, population.
- American FactFinder
This service of the U.S. Census Bureau provides access to a wealth of population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
- State and County Quick Facts
Provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.
- Current Population Statistics
A monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Labor Demographics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) make significant amounts of data available for specific demographic categories. Demographic categories used by BLS include sex, age, race, and ethnic origin.
- Social Security Fact Sheets for Demographic Groups
Fact sheets for all demographic groups including women and young people.
- State Population Statistics
Provides access to facts about people, business, and geography.
Consumer Related Statistics
Here you will find statistical resources to help you conduct research on consumers and consumer markets.
Here you will find resources covering major economic indicators and other statistical data on the U.S. economy.
- Beige Book : Current Economic Conditions
This report is published after each Federal Reserve Bank gathers information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, and other sources.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
Access to national, international, regional, and industy economic accounts data.
- Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
- Economic Census
The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.
- Economic Indicators
The purpose of these links is to provide timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Economic Report of the President
This is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices.
- FRED - Federal Reserve Economic Data
This is an informative database of over 13,000 U.S. economic time series.
- Major Economic Indicators
Reports include consumer price index, producer price index, real earnings, and others.
- Producer Price Indexes
The Producer Price Index (PPI) program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
- Reports on the U.S. Economy
These reports provide broad and targeted economic data, analyses and forecasts for use by Government agencies, businesses, and others.
- Stat USA
As a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, StatUSA is a single point of access to authoritative business, trade, and economic information from across the Federal Government.
- U.S. Economic Indicators, 1998 - Present
This browse page provides access to monthly Economic Indicators from January 1998 forward. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
- White House Economic Statistics Briefing Room
This provides easy access to current Federal economic indicators and links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies.
Here you will find statistical information on U.S. employment.
Income Statistics and Earnings
Here you will find statistics on income and earnings of people in the U.S.
Money Statistics and Interest Rates
Here you will find statistics on U.S. money and interest rates.
Production and Sales Statistics
Here you will find statistics on the production and sales of goods in the U.S.
Visit the Small Business Guide to Market Research for information on how to conduct research on your customers and your competition.